Golf course a go after council vote
The Baldwin City Council unanimously approved the purchase of the Baldwin City Municipal Golf Course land during Monday night's meeting.
After a lengthy discussion, the council approved the purchase 5-0 of the 63.63 acre tract of land near the Midland Railway Depot. Cost of the property is $550,000, plus finance charges.
With the purchase, which will be financed over 20 years, Baldwin City's mill levy for 2006 will be 33.399 mills, up from last year's 30.117. That mill levy will raise roughly $900,000 for the General Fund, up from last year's $770,000.
Council members said there are no current plans for what to do with the golf course, but it is being purchased for green space and will eventually be groomed into a recreation area. A committee will be formed to explore options.
Stories on the land purchase and the city budget will be in Thursday's Baldwin City Signal.