Archive for Wednesday, June 6, 2012

City Council approves transportation donation

June 6, 2012

Baldwin City Council voted Monday to donate $500 to Douglas County Senior Services designated specifically for senior transportation after a presentation by Bill Neuenswander, who is leading the effort to begin the system.

The transit would run Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. The purpose of the transit is for the senior citizens in Baldwin City to go to the doctor’s office, shopping, etc., for a small fare. An effort to fund a scholarship program for senior citizens who may be unable to pay transit fares is also under way.

A breakfast is scheduled for June 16 in front of the Chamber of Commerce building to raise money for the scholarship program and the startup and maintenance of the transit system and buses.

The council also authorized directing the sale of bonds to refinance the loans on the Baldwin City water tower. United Missouri Bank won the bid with a 1.75 percent interest rate, saving the city $129,000 for in the payoff of the debt in the next 10 years.

A citywide cleanup Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Public Works, 1100 Orange St., was also announced.


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