News and Events
Johnson County Will Be Closing A Section of 199th Street
Beginning Monday, August 17, 2015, Johnson County Public Works will be closing to through trafffic 199th Street from one mile west of Homestead Lane to Homestead Lane for road improvements. Access for local traffic will be provided and detour signs will be posted. The work is being done by Haupt Construction Co. Barring adverse weather conditions, the construction will be completed and the road reopened to traffic in approximately 3-4 months.
Please direct all questions to Joe Venneman, the Johnson County contact in charge of the project, at 913.715.8332.
Click here to view a map of the road closure.
The City of Edgerton Closes Part of Waverly Road Through the End of the Year
On Monday, June 22, The City of Edgerton will close Waverly Road north of 183rd Street to Highway 56 through the end of 2015. The closure is due to the design-build project led by Clarkson Construction to improve Waverly Road near Logistics Park Kansas City (LPKC). The project supports truck traffic for non-standard, heavy loads and will improve nearly three miles of Waverly Road, making it a heavy-haul corridor. Local traffic should find an alternative route and avoid accessing Waverly Road at 191st Street.
The design-build project will also construct a grade separation at the BNSF intermodal tracks to ensure Waverly Road traffic can operate without delays due to train traffic. A bridge is slated to be constructed this summer. The road improvement project will be completed by spring 2016.
Funding for Waverly Road and the new BNSF lead track will be provided, per agreement, by KDOT, BNSF and the City of Edgerton. Up to $30 million has been secured for the Waverly Road improvements with the City repaying 20% of the project costs. The City will dedicate the City utility sales tax revenue generated by tenants of LPKC for that repayment.
Click here to view a map of the road closure.
Now is the time to Flex Your Opportunities
Get an EDGE on your career path by attending a FREE Community Career Open House at Flexsteel Industries. Did you know that several national and international distribution companies are located close to home at Logistics Park Kansas City? And, those companies are looking for talented workers to meet their supply chain demand today? A career in warehousing and distribution operations has more opportunity than you might think. Supply chain logistics is an emerging and in-demand career path with endless possibilities for advancement and growth.
The Community Career Open House is open to residents and other job seekers who want to become a part of the supply chain industry that is driving our local economy. Click here to learn more.
The Largest Speculative Building in Kansas City History to be Constructed at LPKC
NorthPoint Development announced the construction of Inland Port XIV, an 822,104 square-foot speculative building at Logistics Park Kansas City (LPKC). In addition to being the largest industrial building constructed on a speculative basis in the Kansas City market, the building will be the first speculative building to feature 36-foot clear height. Click here to downloand a copy of the May press release.
Partnership Forms Logistics Training Center at LPKC
To meet the training needs of current companies and to fulfill the employment needs of future companies lacated at Logistics Park Kansas City, several public and private partners have joined forces to create the Logistics Training Center at LPKC. The partners include NorthPoint Development, Johnson County Community College, the City of Edgerton, Workforce Partnership, BNSF Railway and the Southwest Johnson County Economic Development Corporation.
The 5,000 square foot center is planned to house a conference room, training areas, a forklift operations training lab, and offices for JCCC and Workforce Partnership. The facility is scheduled to be complete in late 2015. Click here to download a copy of the February press release.
Nelson Street Will Be Closed On March 25th
On March 23, BNSF notified City Hall they would be closing Nelson Street to all through traffic on Wednesday, March 25th, in order to do repairs to the RR crossing. Work is scheduled to begin at 7am and expected to be completed by 6pm on the same day. Please use 207th Street as an alternative route.
Mayor Donald Roberts Delivered First Ever State of the City
On February 19, Mayor Donald Roberts delivered the first ever State of the City. The presentation included a Look Back from 2009 to 2014 of the accomplishments and Look Forward to what is coming in 2015. Click here to download a copy of the City of Edgerton Look Back 2009-2014 report.
Gardner Disposal Will Be New Residential Trash Hauler Beginning December 31st
Since 2012, the City of Edgerton has contracted with Deffenbaugh Industries to provide residential solid waste collections services. That contract ends on December 31, 2014. In August, City Council directed staff to solicit bids for residential solid waste collection through a formal public bid process. On November 20, Edgerton City Council approved Gardner Disposal to be the exclusive residential solid waste collector within the City of Edgerton beginning in 2015.
The current contract with Deffenbaugh sets the monthly rate at $13.66 per customer. City Council passed a resolution in 2011 to reduce the contracted cost by 50%; therefore, residents pay $6.83 per month per dwelling. The monthly rate for Gardner Disposal is $15.00 per customer. The City Council will consider a resolution to reduce the monthly cost by 50%. If approved, the monthly charge per customer would be $7.50, an increase of only $0.67 per month per customer.
To prepare for the new trash service, Gardner Dispoal has begun delivering one trash and one recycling cart to each resident. Please continue to use your Deffenbaugh container through December 26, 2015. Trash service with Gardner Disposal will begin Wednesday, December 31st. From that date forward, trash collection day will be Wednesday. City staff will be working closely with Gardner Disposal Services regarding the transition of haulers. The transition will require the pickup of all existing trash containers provided by Deffenbaugh and the delivery of new trash containers provided by Gardner Disposal. In addition, the day of trash collection has not been set. The City will use water bills, city newsletter, website, etc. to get information out about the transition to residents. Interested residents will be asked to sign up for any additional services needed such as additional carts (trash or recycle), smaller size of carts, houseside collection, etc.
New Dining Program for Edgerton Seniors
Beginning January 6, 2014, a hot, healthy lunch will be available Monday - Friday between 11 a.m. - Noon for seniors age 60+. This program is offered through the Johnson County Human Services Department. Meal orders are placed by calling the Gardner Senior Center at 913.856.3471 before 11 a.m. the day before you want the lunch; then stop by City Hall the next day to pick up your lunch. The suggested donation is $3 per meal; however, no one will be denied service due to their inability to pay. To register for the program, call 913.715.8886.