Gardner, Edgerton in preliminary talks about combining the cities

Feb 29, 2008 | Posted by: Kansas City Star | Full story: Kansas City Star

“For heaven's sakes, what if we didn't have to talk about any line at all”

Maybe they could call it Gardgerton.

The cities of Gardner and Edgerton in southwest Johnson County are mulling an unusual move -- a consolidation into one city. City leaders in both communities say the discussions are still preliminary, and further talks that would outline the advantages and disadvantages of such a move likely won't occur until at least late spring or early summer.

The topic first was discussed in a recent meeting of the mayors, city administrators and some city council members of the two cities in which they discussed future annexation boundaries for the cities. Read more

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Sharon

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This is a ridiculous idea. That is all I have to say about this.
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well in the long run it might save them from being annexed by lawrence or olathe, which could be a fate similar to the death sentence for a small town.
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I can't see difference. It will be the death of Edgerton as a small town if it combines with Gardner. Although, if it would improve things for the community it might be worth considering. Right now it seems all the city does is take from the citizens and gives very little in return.
Street maintenance is poor and snow removal in the winter is even worse. I have actually witnessed them using snow plows to shut off water service and yet the very same day claim that there wasn't enough snow to plow the streets so that the children would not have to walk through snowy streets on their way home from the bus stops. In all the years I have lived in Edgerton I only made a few minor requests from the city and every time been disregarded and disrespected.
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I live in Edgerton and want to keep the two towns separate from each other. It seems to me that Edgerton's needs would be even more ignored if this were to happen. I think the town (Edgerton) is starting to get organized and make things happen for its citizens and it'd be a shame to get gobbled up by another town when things are starting to move in the right direction.
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PS - I have no idea why it automatically selected Pleasant Hill, MO, as my location.

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