Local government

Council support Baldwin City Recreation Commission’s push for community center
November 3, 2015
The Baldwin City Council gave unanimous support Monday for a drive to fund and build a community center in the city. Baldwin City Recreation Commission Board President Ginny Honomichl brought a request to the council for support the BCRC’s exploration of options to build and finance a community center. The BCRC board was ready to start a push for a community center and would take the same request for support to the Baldwin school board at its Nov. 16 meeting, she said.
Baldwin City Council, Nov. 2, 2015
November 2, 2015
City Council to begin with blue ribbon presentation
Baldwin City Council agenda, Oct. 19, 2015
October 16, 2015
Baldwin City Council to consider Kwik Shop development plan for lot to west on Monday. Meeting starts at 7 p.m. at Baldwin City Public Library.
Baldwin City sales taxes performing well
October 13, 2015
Although common sense tells Brad Smith that an event the size of the Maple Leaf Festival ought to produce a noticeable bump in the city’s sales tax collections, he has been unable to document that assumption.
Baldwin City to ask KDOT to upgrade crosswalk signal
October 6, 2015
After more consideration, Baldwin City will ask the Kansas Department of Transportation to upgrade the caution light at the U.S. Highway 56/Eighth Street crosswalk.
Survey provides insights for support of proposed Baldwin City government building projects
October 6, 2015
Baldwin City residents are evenly split in their support for a city building plan that would include four proposed capital improvement projects discussed extensively in the past year, a survey of registered voters conducted this summer found.
Baldwin City Council Agenda, Oct. 5, 2015
October 5, 2015
Presentation of results from citizen’s survey on proposed capital improvement projects on agenda
Hartman settling in as new Baldwin City Clerk
September 28, 2015
Change is good, Laura Hartman said in summary of her recent move Baldwin City Hall. For the past 10 years, Hartman has been Baldwin school district’s board clerk. She left that post to become Baldwin City clerk.
Baldwin City Council names Smith interim city administrator
September 22, 2015
On Monday, the Baldwin City Council approved the appointment of Brad Smith to the position as interim city administrator as the council looks for a replacement of the departed Chris Lowe.
Baldwin City Council agenda, Sept. 21, 2015
September 21, 2015
Meeting starts at 7 p.m. at Baldwin City Public Library
Baldwin City’s 1st assistant public works director looks forward to diverse workload
September 15, 2015
His boss says Baldwin City choose a good time to hire the city’s first assistant public works director. It was announced at the Sept. 8 Baldwin City Council meeting that Dave Flipse was hired to the newly created position. City public works director Bill Winegar said the hire came at a welcome time.
Officials say work on Baldwin City entrances to be finished in time for Maple Leaf Festival
September 15, 2015
Those responsible for two road projects involving entrances to Baldwin City are confident work on the improvements will be completed in time for the Maple Leaf Festival. Commuters who have been using Douglas County Road 1055 to drive to Vinland and Lawrence despite the route’s summerlong closure at CR North 500 Road found the road closed Monday morning at Baldwin City north city limits.
Baldwin City Council authorizes nearly $3.3 million in sewer bonds
September 9, 2015
The Baldwin City Council voted 5-0 Tuesday to authorize issuing $3.275 million in bonds for improvements to the city’s sewer utility.
Baldwin City Administrator search process outlined
September 9, 2015
Mayor Marilyn Pearse told the Baldwin City Council on Tuesday she hoped to bring at the council’s Sept. 21 meeting a recommendation for a consultant to help with the search for a new city administrator.