Edgerton City Council passes 2020 budget, adds additional policing services

Kara Banks City News

Edgerton City Council members passed the proposed 2020 budget during their August 22 meeting. In the 2018 Citizen Survey, respondents asked City leaders to emphasize the visibility of police in neighborhoods and the quality of community public safety programs over the next two years. This new budget does exactly that. The FY 2020 budget includes a 6.3% increase in funding …

Public information session held on major street reconstruction project

Kara Banks City News

Several residential streets in the City of Edgerton will soon be repaired. Crews are replacing the entire road surface and making stormwater improvements to stop water from ponding on the roads during rain events. A public presentation was held on July 31 to discuss the project and talk about the impacts for homeowners. Roughly 20 residents attended the presentation, which …

Smoke is seen rising from the ground in a vacant lot on McCarty Street in Edgerton

Smoke testing on sewers to begin in August

Kara Banks City News

The City of Edgerton will be performing additional smoke testing the week of August 5th.  This is a continuation of the project that began in the spring of 2019, but the testing was postponed due to the unusually wet spring and early summer. Smoke testing is used to identify defects in the City’s sanitary sewer lines by rising smoke through …

The image shows the new trail, four-lane concrete road and streetlights over Bull Creek

Homestead Lane and 207th Street reopens with new pavement, lighting, sidewalks and trails

Kara Banks City News

Homestead Lane and 207th Street is now reopen to traffic. The $11.3 million project started in August 2018. Work began thanks to the increased traffic for the new Kubota distribution warehouses and the Hostess warehouse, which is currently under construction. The four-lane divided concrete street features landscaping, a 10-foot wide trail on the north side of the street and new …

Mayor Donald Roberts appears on CNBC

Edgerton’s Logistics Park Kansas City featured on CNBC

Kara Banks City News

Logistics Park Kansas City was featured on CNBC this week as part of their 2019 Top States for Business special report. A crew from CNBC filmed at LPKC in June. Kansas Governor Laura Kelly, Kansas Deputy Secretary of Transportation Lindsey Douglas, and Edgerton Mayor Donald Roberts were interviewed as part of the feature story. “LPKC is a real asset for …

Edgerton celebrates Independence Day

Kara Banks City News

The annual Independence Day Celebration drew hundreds to Martin Creek Park and Edgerton Lake on July 3. The City received rave reviews from residents about the annual event. “The Fireworks Display was one of the best we’ve ever seen! What a great job! We really enjoyed it! Thank you,” Juanita Ryan wrote to the City after the show. City council …

Street maintenance work begins week of June 24

Kara Banks City News

Crews will begin pavement work on 3rd Street between East Nelson and 56 Highway and on 4th Street between East Hulett and 56 Highway during the week of June 24. Asphalt milling and paving will be done by McAnany Construction. It should take 3 to 4 days to complete, weather dependent. Please follow detour routes. Remember to pay attention in …

The crowd at Frontier Days 2019 is seen from behind the band on stage.

Fun for all at Frontier Days 2019

Kara Banks City News

It was a wild weekend for the 48th annual Frontier Days, held June 14-15 in downtown Edgerton. From the kangaroos to the 80s glam rockers to the high-flying carnival rides, families enjoyed the beautiful weather. “It’s always good to see folks come out for Frontier Days.  The community spirit, that’s why we do it,” says Glyn Powers, the president of …

Coldpoint Logistics named finalist for Kansas Governor’s Award of Excellence

Kara Banks City News

ColdPoint Logistics has been recognized as finalist for the Kansas Governor’s Award of Excellence. A national leader in cold storage for agricultural products, ColdPoint Logistics was recognized at the Team Kansas Banquet in Manhattan, Kansas on June 4th. ColdPoint Logistics was one of four finalists out of 96 nominations from across the state. It is based in Logistics Park Kansas …