Lynne Hermanesen
Contributing writer
An application for nine percent low-income housing tax credits to rehabilitate the 45 one bedroom units in elderly housing at 151 Brittany Court by Yarco Development was approved by the Gardner city council at their Jan. 4 meeting. The application is being sent to the Kansas Housing Resources Corporation.
Larry Powell, business and economic development director, said the project will cost approximately $1,153,000, and the application is due Jan. 15th.
Council also passed an ordinance adopting the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations. The Regulations for a truck inspection program were approved on July 1, 2013. Laura Gourley, finance director said, however, they had discovered a section had been left out originally, so they needed to approve a new ordinance.
The city announced they have finished filling all their vacancies for advisory committees for the year.
The following members have been appointed:
Amy Williamsen for the Citizens Police Advisory Committee until November 2017.
Molly Keehn for the Parks & Recreation Advisory Committee until December 2018.
Rex Cummings for the Parks & Recreation Advisory Committee until Dece. 2018.
John Bolyard for the Parks & Recreation Advisory Committee until Dec. 2017.
Laura Nofsinger for the Parks & Recreation Advisory Committee until Dec. 2017.
Steve Hale for the Parks & Recreation Advisory Committee until Dec. 2016.
Jim Dean for the Parks & Recreation Advisory Committee until Dec. 2016.
Jim Gerner for the ADA Advisory Committee until Dec. 2018.
Julie Aldridge for the ADA Advisory Committee until Dec. 2018.
Kim Vickers for the ADA Advisory Committee until Dec. 2017.
Anouk Hermreck for the ADA Advisory Committee until Dec. 2017.
Barb Mallory for the ADA Advisory Committee until Dec. 2016.
Wes Rains for the ADA Advisory Committee until Dec. 2016.

In other business:
Several individuals spoke regarding changes at the Gardner Municipal Airport.