Edgerton introduces two new hires

City Administrator Beth Linn introduced her new assistant at the Thursday, March 9 city council meeting.

Meagan Borth started her position Monday, March 6 and will be helping on the city’s big project of opening and operating the new downtown greenspace.

The Greenspace project is at the corner of E. 3rd and Nelson Streets next to the Edgerton library. The 13,000 sq. ft. building will house meeting rooms, basketball and pickleball courts, a walking track, catering kitchen, an outdoor stage and splash pad. Groundbreaking is expected to take place this summer.

Borth said she was born and raised in Gardner, but now residing in Edgerton. She previously lived in Texas for a few years.

Linn said Borth will be supervising the front office, overseeing IT and had many projects waiting for her already upon her hire and was “jumping in with both feet.”

Borth said she was happy to help.

Don Roberts, mayor, said they saw a great group of candidates they interviewed but Borth was really well versed already in working for a city, where she had acted as a city administrator from time to time and had dealt with fairly large issues at her previous job that had given her tons of experience.

“She is a great addition, and we are happy to have her,” he said.

Trevor Morris was hired as the Maintenance Tech I for the public works department.

Morris said he was from a small town outside of Ottawa, Kansas and currently living in Baldwin City.

“I would like to join the community and be a part of it,” he said.

Morris said he was a big fan of the great outdoors, and it provided his favorite recreational activities.

Roberts said he had worked in public works for 26 years, and it had been a great career.

“It is a great place to start, and you get to do and see a lot of unique things in a small town you wouldn’t get to see in larger cities,” he said. “It is quite an opportunity here.”

Dan Merkh, public works director, said they were excited to have him on staff.

“We are glad to have someone get elbow deep with the rest of us,” he said.

Linn said the two new hires makes the city fully staffed for the first time since 2018.