For nearly a decade I have had the honor of serving the City of Edgerton in the role of Mayor. During that time, our great City has celebrated many successes such as the addition of 4,200 new jobs through the creation of Logistics Park Kansas City, the grand opening of the first retail business in Edgerton in nearly 40 years and the lowering of city taxes while expanding and improving the quality of city services. There have been many triumphs to celebrate and there are certainly many more on the horizon!
In 2018, 200 households participated in the Edgerton Community Survey. The 2018 Survey confirmed again that residents continue to prioritize investment in STREETS and PARKS/TRAILS. This feedback has driven significant investment in these areas over the last several years including an aggressive annual street maintenance program where 92% of eligible residential streets received maintenance since 2014. In 2018, the City also constructed 3,400 yards of asphalt trail as part of the Martin Creek Park Trail project. This project completed a critical trail connection from Downtown Edgerton to Edgerton Lake up to Martin Creek Park and ultimately will cross Sunflower Road with a pedestrian crossing into Big Bull Creek Park. Big Bull Creek
Guided by the citizen survey, 2019 brings new projects focused on STREETS and PARKS including Edgerton’s first residential street reconstruction project, renovation of Glendell Acres Park and the construction of the Highway 56 Trail to connecting surrounding neighborhoods to Edgerton Elementary and the new Dollar General.
Finally, I hope you will join me in kicking off one of the most exciting projects for Edgerton. Like many of you, Downtown Edgerton holds a special place in my heart. Whether it is the lighting of the Mayor’s Christmas Tree or listening to the auctioneer at Edgerton Frontier Days, the Greenspace has always been a gathering place for community members of all ages. Both the Downtown Edgerton Plan and the Parks Master Plan confirmed what residents have always known. The Greenspace is the right place for the City to build a new gathering place for our community. I hope you will join me on Thursday, April 4th from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Edgerton City Hall for the first Open House in planning for the future of the Greenspace.
I look forward to sharing Edgerton’s bright future with you!
Mayor Donald Roberts
Edgerton continues to prosper