On June 20, the Gardner City Council approved the purchase of 15.25 acres of land for future facilities at the northwest corner of 167th Street and Moonlight Rd.
“The city has completed a facility feasibility study for the police department,” said Daneeka Marshall-Oquendo, communications manager. “ The governing body will hold additional budget and policy discussions regarding timing and ultimate site development.”
Purchase price is about $664,000, and the council authorized Cheryl Harrison-Lee, city administrator, to execute a real estate contract with Bank of Blue Valley. The property is currently used for agricultural purposes, and crops must be harvested by Nov. 30.
The Gardner Police Department has 31 law enforcement officers and three civilian employees.