Local government

Intersection of CR 1055 and North 600 Road to be closed today
April 1, 2015
Wednesday will be barricade moving day as a season of upgrades and safety improvements on CR 1055 north of Baldwin City shifts to a new location.
Baldwin City to pick 3 council members, 4 board members in Tuesday’s election
March 31, 2015
Baldwin City voters will go to the polls Tuesday to elect three City Council members and four school board members, although there will be only two contests on the local ballot.
Baldwin City Council candidate profiles
March 30, 2015
The Baldwin City Signal has asked the seven candidates running for the three city council seats to be filled in the April 7 election to respond to questions before the city. More profiles will be posted as they are returned to the Signal.
Baldwin City Council candidates state views, define themselves at forum
March 24, 2015
Although few sharp differences emerged, a forum for the seven people running for three Baldwin City Council seats did provide a venue for candidates to express their views on a number of important issues while allowing them to define themselves.
Baldwin City council hears updates on quality-of-life projects
March 17, 2015
As it starts work on its 2016 capital improvement plan, the Baldwin City Council heard updates Monday on two long-discussed quality-of-life projects, the Mary Swan Theater at the Lumberyard Arts Center and a community center.
Proposed Baldwin City littering ordinance draws criticism
March 17, 2015
The Baldwin City Council approved Monday the first reading of an ordinance that makes it a municipal offense to litter. The ordinance defines littering as disposing of trash on public property and as transporting loose materials that can blow from a vehicle or truck.
Valuation notices sent out to Douglas County property owners
March 17, 2015
Baldwin City officials are hoping to see a reversal of a recent trend with the Douglas County Appraiser’s Office mailing 2015 change in valuations notices March 1 to county property owners. Specifically, city officials want to see the city’s overall property evaluation increase and put an end to five years of stagnation or decline that began with the start of the recession in 2008.
Baldwin City Council agenda for March 16
March 16, 2015
Capital improvements work session at 6:30 p.m.
KU researcher discovers Neanderthals made jewelry
March 12, 2015
It turns out Neanderthals were smarter than originally thought.
Bill would prohibit public agencies and schools in Kansas from collecting union dues
March 12, 2015
Business groups are urging Kansas lawmakers to pass a bill that would prohibit state and local government agencies, including school districts, from using their payroll systems to collect union dues.
Brownback urges Kansas House to pass GOP school funding plan
March 12, 2015
Republican Gov. Sam Brownback is urging Kansas House members to support a plan from top GOP lawmakers to overhaul how the state distributes aid to public schools.
Baldwin City Planning Commission recommends rezoning of old middle school
March 11, 2015
The Baldwin City Council Planning Commission on Tuesday recommended approval of Flint Hills Holding Group’s rezoning request of the old school on the 700 block of Chapel Street that would allow its renovation into apartments.
Baldwin City moves to Sweet 16 in Kansas showdown
March 10, 2015
Baldwin City has made it to the sweet 16 in a March madness competition with 63 other Kansas municipalities. Baldwin City Clerk Anna Keena said the competition involved collecting likes on a Facebook page of the League of Kansas Municipalities
Council renames park to reflect Baldwin City history
March 3, 2015
One of Baldwin City’s most popular parks was given a new name for the second time in a month. On Monday, the Baldwin City Council approved renaming the park at 11th and High streets from West Park to Women’s Bridge Park.
Baldwin City purchasing right to provide electrical service to industrial park
March 3, 2015
With assurances from city staff that it was a sound business decision, the Baldwin City Council approved an agreement Monday to purchase the right to provide electrical service to the industrial park from Kansas City Power & Light.

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