Local government

Baldwin City Council signs non-binding letter of agreement with solar power company
June 3, 2014
Baldwin City may purchase electricity from a local solar array if an arrangement the Baldwin City Council moved forward Monday comes to fruition. The council agreed to excute a letter of intent with Cromwell Environmental that could have longterm consequences on how the city purchases outside electrical power but which, for now, only commits the city not to enter into an agreement with another solar power contractor for a year.
Baldwin City Council gives final approval of High Street/U.S. 56 realignment
June 3, 2014
The Baldwin City Council approved a measure Monday that will ensure a third-straight summer of construction on one of the city’s main entry points. 
On Monday, the Baldwin City Council voted 5-0 to authorize Mayor Marilyn Pearse to execute with the Kansas Department of Transportation the realignment of the High Street and U.S. Highway 56 intersection.
Baldwin City citywide cleanup June 14
May 29, 2014
Drop off location at Orange Street city yard
Face to Face: Baldwin City Clerk Collin Bielser
May 28, 2014
Face to Face is a weekly feature highlighting those who live or work in Baldwin City. Each week the Signal will pick one person to highlight in the community. This week we’ll meet Collin Biesler.
Face to Face: Baldwin City Councilwoman Kathy Gerstner
May 21, 2014
Face to Face is a weekly feature highlighting those who live or work in Baldwin City. Each week the Signal will pick one person to highlight in the community. This week we’ll meet Kathy Gerstner.
Baldwin City’s contract to install Internet cable spurs protest from local tech company owner
May 20, 2014
The Baldwin City Council approved on Monday a bid to replace fiber cable connecting nine city facilities.
Baldwin council approves grant to improve front of downtown building
May 20, 2014
On Monday, the Baldwin City Council approved the second reading of an ordinance that will pass savings in the cost of energy to large commercial customers after first amending the measure.
Baldwin City pool to open Saturday with free admission
May 20, 2014
The Baldwin City Municipal Pool will open Saturday with no shortage of lifeguards. It was reported last week a shortage of lifeguards was a problem for the city of Lawrence, but Tammy Michael, who manages the Baldwin City pool for the Baldwin City Recreation Commission, said she had hired 20 lifeguards for the coming season, which was the same number as worked the pool last summer.
Baldwin City Council agenda for May 19
May 16, 2014
Meeting to start 7 p.m. at Baldwin City American Legion Post, 803 High St.
Dead tree in Baldwin City’s Oakwood Cemetery to become angel carving
May 14, 2014
What remains of a century-old yellow poplar tree in Oakwood Cemetery that fell victim to the 2012 drought will soon be a work of art.
Face to Face: Baldwin City Councilman Shane Starkey
May 13, 2014
Face to Face is a weekly feature highlighting those who live or work in Baldwin City. Each week the Signal will pick one person to highlight in the community. This week we’ll meet Shane Starkey.
Baldwin City Public Library expansion nearly completed
May 6, 2014
The expansion of the Baldwin City Library is nearing completion and coming in on budget. “It’s awfully, awfully close,” City Administrator Chris Lowe told the Baldwin City Council on Monday. “Closer even than it looks. It’s coming in on budget. We even have money left in contingency, which is miraculous.”
Baldwin City passes on saving in electrical cost to customers
May 6, 2014
The Baldwin City Council voted Monday to pass along its savings in the cost of energy to its largest customers. The council approved the first reading of an adjustment to the city’s electrical rates, which gives large users a break on the demand charge they are asked to pay.
Baldwin City Council denies downtown rezoning request
May 6, 2014
On Monday, an application to rezone a property on the southwest corner of High and Ninth streets that would have allowed a duplex to be built on the lot failed to win the Baldwin City Council’s approval, despite having the support of the majority of council members.