Lynne Hermansen
Special to The Gardner News
The Gardner City Council met for about 15 minutes Dec. 20 for their regular meeting.
December 20 was the deadline for applications to the city council seat left open by former council member Randy Gregoryck after the November city elections, Sharon Rose, city clerk, said during council updates.
Rose said they will begin public interviews for the open seat Jan. 3, 2022.

In other business:
An ordinance for a franchise agreement with Every Metro, Inc was tabled for a January meeting.
Two housekeeping items were passed for two ordinances.
Amy Foster, business services manager, said a few changes were made for the new year.
Foster said the most notable change for the Standard Traffic Ordinance and Kansas Cities Edition of 2021 was a violation for vehicles that do not aside for utility and telecommunications workers.
“They will be treated just like not moving over law enforcement,” she said. “It’s a nice change.”
Foster said a new added section for electronic monitoring and advanced ballot voting was added to the Uniform Public Offense Code for Kansas Cities ordinance.
The city of Gardner does allow barb wire fences in some locations, she said.
The Gardner Planning Commission will not meet Dec. 27 because of a lack of agenda items, Dave Knopick, community development director, said.
Winters closed the 15 minute meeting with a holiday statement for the city.
“I wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year,” he said.
Also during the meeting, Winters announced the passing of Planet Sub owner Dan Weiss.
“He was a truly, tremendous person—a great man, family man, and he will be sorely missed by the community,” he said.