Archive for Sunday, July 14, 2013

Baldwin City Council July 15 agenda

Baldwin City Hall

Baldwin City Hall

July 14, 2013

I. Call to Order: Mayor Marilyn Pearse

II. Consent Agenda: (All matters listed on the Consent Agenda are to be considered under one motion and will be enacted by one motion.

There is to be no separate discussion on any Consent Agenda Item. If discussion is desired by an elected official of the City on any Consent

Agenda item, then that item will be removed from the Consent Agenda and considered separately).

A. Consider the draft minutes of the July 1, 2013, Regular Meeting.

B. Consider Appropriation Ordinance No. 2013-7B: claims against the City for goods provided and

services rendered.

C. Consider Appointing Stephen Bauer (1315 Maple Leaf Ct.) to the Baldwin City Planning Commission.

III. Committee/Commission Reports

A. Budget Committee (Kathy Gerstner)

B. Community Development Committee (Shane Starkey)

IV. Special Reports or Presentations

V. Unfinished Business

A. Consider Ordinance 1296 for a Conditional Use Permit for Rainbow Preschool to Operate at 115

Sixth Street (Tina Rakes – 2nd Reading)

VI. New Business

A. Consider Resolution 2013-12 establishing a fund balance and reserve policy for city utilities

(Chris Lowe)

B. Consider Ordinance 1297 revising Section 3 of Ordinance No. 1259.(Chief Neis – 1st Reading)

VII. Public Comments and Questions

VIII. Discussion Items from Council Members or Staff (items not for action at this time)

IX. Schedule & Announcements

X. Executive Session

XI. Adjourn


1776attorney 4 years, 10 months ago


Most cities list their commission and committee members on their official website. I cannot find this information when needed on Baldwin City' official website. Perhaps the city should be more comprehensive in the information they provide?

Can you publish the members of the Planning Commission so the taxpayers can see how many of these people live north of Highway 56 in Signal Oak and PlumTree, or may have a business or financial interest in these neighborhoods or proposed projects serving these neighborhoods ?

I have nothing against these neighbors and fellow citizens, however, there are behind-the-scenes decision-making happening and projects being promoted and paid-for by all Baldwin City taxpayers that only benefit these neighborhoods while the center city areas of town fall into disrepair and lack modernization (sidewalks, curbing, streets, sewage, etc.).

If this neglect continues and the majority of taxpayers still feel something unfair exists, I suspect that a petition or referendum may be forthcoming very soon.


Eljay Jones 4 years, 10 months ago

I will post the names of planning commissioners and their addresses. I see there is one candidate being considered for appointment tonight.


1776attorney 4 years, 10 months ago

Elvyn, we look forward to your planning commission information.


"Planning Commission

The Planning Commission is a 5 member, non-partisan body, whose members are appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the Governing Body. Two members live outside of, but within three miles of the City limits and three members are Baldwin City residents. The Commission reviews all zoning, special use permit and plat applications prior to making recommendations to the Governing Body for final action."

Why does the city of Baldwin City need 2 commission members who do not live in Baldwin City, pay no city property or utility taxes and cannot vote in city elections ? Yet these 2 members vote on zoning, planning and suggested taxpayer expenditures effecting all Baldwin City residents and taxpayers.


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