Local government

Baldwin City adds wind energy to electrical power portfolio
December 29, 2015
Like many forward-looking investors, the Baldwin City Council diversified one city portfolio last week to give it less exposure to a particular sector of the market.
Freezing rain to end in Baldwin City soon
December 28, 2015
Baldwin City crews have treated city streets this morning as the first significant winter storm of the season left a thin coating of snow over a glazing of ice. In their latest report this morning, forecasters from the National Weather Service are predicting freezing rain is possible from Burlington to Lawrence and points east through 1 p.m. Monday.
Baldwin City approves housing start incentives for another year
December 22, 2015
The Baldwin City Council agreed Monday to extend for another year incentives meant to spur new housing development in the community despite little evidence they are effective and a so-so recommendation from city staff.
Beloit city administrator selected for Baldwin City government’s top job
December 21, 2015
Baldwin City Council President Christi Darnell said a comment Glenn Rodden made during his interview a week ago for the open city administrator position convinced her that he was the man for the job. “He’s from a small town near Chicago,” she said. “He said he knew what it meant for a community to grow but keep its own identity and not be absorbed. He gets it. He knows what Baldwin City is about.”
Baldwin City Council agenda, Dec. 20, 2015
December 21, 2015
Decision on new city administrator expected
Waterline, depot projects on tap for 2016 in Baldwin City
December 15, 2015
As far as big public local construction projects are concerned, 2016, and probably 2017, look to be years of digging in Baldwin City.
Baldwin City Council updated on utility initiatives
December 8, 2015
About 20 Baldwin City homeowners can expect to get letters from the city in January informing them their power could be shut off if they don’t replace outdated or dangerous electrical meters or fix faulty exterior electrical wiring.
Baldwin City Council to interview city administrator candidates Friday, Saturday
December 8, 2015
Although they yet haven’t reviewed any information on any of the candidates, Baldwin City Council members could make a decision this weekend about who to hire for city administrator.
Baldwin City Council agenda, Dec. 7, 2015
December 7, 2015
Meeting starts at 7 p.m. in Baldwin City Public Library
Apartments still planned for old school despite owners’ failure to secure tax credits this year
November 23, 2015
Although a Lawrence company’s application for tax credits to renovate the old school on Chapel Street were not among those approved for 2015, its makeover into apartments remains the goal of its new owner.
BCRC tweaks start of Baldwin City community center drive
November 23, 2015
The Baldwin City Recreation Commission board will take a step back before pressing forward with its push for a community center.
Baldwin City Council agenda for Nov. 16, 2015
November 16, 2015
Meeting starts at 7 p.m. at the Baldwin City Public Library
Baldwin City to start update of comprehensive plan next year
November 10, 2015
The Baldwin City Planning Commission and City Council will with an update of the city’s comprehensive plan. Interim City Administrator Brad Smith said $20,000 was earmarked in the city 2016 budget for the update.
Baldwin City mayor appoints citzens’ committee to help with city administrator search
November 9, 2015
Baldwin City Mayor Marilyn Pearse has appointed a citizens’ committee to help with the selection of a new city administrator.
Baldwin City to make application for KDOT grant to improve safety at Eighth Street highway crossing
November 3, 2015
The Baldwin City Council on Monday asked city staff to move forward with a grant applicant that would improve safety at the Eighth Street/U.S. Highway 56 intersection.