Local government

Baldwin City Council agenda for Aug. 3
August 3, 2015
Meeting starts at 7 p.m. Monday at the Baldwin City Public Library
Baldwin City Council publishes proposed 2016 budget with 4.57 mill levy increase
July 22, 2015
The Baldwin City Council has reached consensus on a proposed 2016 budget that includes a 4.57 mill levy increase. The city’s 2016 mill levy in the proposed budget, which is published in today’s issue of the Baldwin City Signal, is 42.304 mills. That compares to 37.623 mill in the current 2015 budget and a 34.127 mill levy for 2014.
Baldwin City Council approves contract to construct trail to BESIC
July 21, 2015
The Baldwin City Council awarded Monday a contract to Killough Construction of Ottawa to construct a mixed-use trail from 11th Street to existing sidewalk at the Baldwin Elementary School Intermediate Center.
Baldwin City Council asked to develop trust in wake of annexation’s withdrawl
July 21, 2015
In the wake of the withdrawal of a voluntary annexation request, the Baldwin City Council was urged to develop trust in each other and staff and demonstrate a pro-business attitude.
Baldwin City Council agenda, July 20
July 19, 2015
Meeting starts at 7 p.m. Monday at the Baldwin City Public Library
Baldwin City to seek KDOT funding for Eisenhower Street/US 56 intersection improvements
July 8, 2015
Just weeks before work is to start on one intersection along the city’s U.S. Highway 56 corridor, the Baldwin City Council on Monday took a step toward improving another. The council approved contracting BG Consultants for $500 to make application for Kansas Department of Transportation corridor management access construction funds to improve the Eisenhower Street/U.S. Highway 56 intersection.
Annexation of east Baldwin City tract tabled for two weeks
July 7, 2015
After a robust exchange between a former and sitting council members that invoked last year’s Wal-Mart Inc. debate, the Baldwin City Council voted 4-1 to table for two weeks final action on an annexation of property north of U.S. Highway 56 and west of the business park.
Key Baldwin City Hall staffer taking job as city administrator of Fairbury, Neb
July 7, 2015
Collin Bielser is leaving Baldwin City Hall after two-and-a-half years to take the position as city administrator of Fairbury, Neb. Baldwin City Administrator Chris Lowe announced that Monday’s city council meeting would be the Bielser’s last, adding his assistant had done a great job and would be missed.
Baldwin City Council agenda, July 6
July 5, 2015
Meeting starts at 7 p.m. in the Baldwin City Library
Baldwin City water rate study continues as Lawrence looks to hike rates
June 30, 2015
Baldwin City residents aware of where the city’s tap water comes from probably paid more than casual interest to the Lawrence City Commission’s early 2016 budget discussions. That’s because during a budget workshop last month the Lawrence City Commission was presented a proposal to raise that city’s water rates in 2016 and 2017.
Work to resume July 6 on CR 1055 north of Baldwin City
June 22, 2015
Work on Douglas County Road 1055 north of Baldwin City is scheduled to resume after the Fourth of July weekend after heavy spring rains have delayed the start of the final two phases of a season-long series of projects to upgrade the safety of the road.
Baldwin City Council gives first nod to voluntary annexation
June 18, 2015
The Baldwin City Council approved Monday the first reading of a voluntary annexation on a tract of property on the city’s northeast side.
Legislative actions, inactions cause concern in Baldwin City
June 9, 2015
Both the actions and inactions of a Kansas Legislature trying to find a solution to the state’s $400 million budget hole for fiscal year 2016 that can gain support of both the Senate and House have raised concerns in recent days from local government officials.
Baldwin City Council told new sidewalk to BESIC to be completed by Aug. 1
June 2, 2015
Baldwin City Councilwoman Christi Darnell announced Monday the Kansas Department of Transportation has approved the city’s use of right of way along U.S. Highway 56 for a long planned sidewalk extension.