Local government

Douglas County departments show off new public works facility
August 31, 2015
Douglas County’s Public Works and Zoning and Codes departments were proudly displaying their new home on East 25th Street during an open house Friday. The two departments officially relocated from their original 23rd Street location into their new $14.5 million facilities this April, said Douglas County Director of Public Works Keith Browning.
City to ask KDOT for recommendations on how to enhance safety at Baldwin City crosswalk
August 25, 2015
Baldwin City Council members are expressing concern about the safety of schoolchildren at a highway crosswalk once the new sidewalk from 11th Street to the Baldwin Elementary School Intermediate Center is completed.
Conceptual plan for new public works complex shared with Baldwin City Council
August 19, 2015
The Baldwin City Council was presented Monday with a conceptual plan for a new public works complex at a time when residents are being surveyed about what new building projects they would support. The conceptual plan was shared Monday to give the council members an idea of what the city could get for $2 million should they decide to go ahead with the project.
Baldwin City Council approves $175,000 sewer line extension for industrial park
August 18, 2015
In what was a mulligan on a do-over, the Baldwin City Council voted 5-0 Monday to construct a sewer to the industrial park for an estimated $175,000. If the sewer line project sounds familiar, it’s because the same sewer line was to be part of a proposed voluntary annexation the council considered last month.
Baldwin City Council agenda, Aug. 17
August 17, 2015
Meeting to start at 7 p.m. in Baldwin City Public Library. On agenda, staff request council asked to support extension of sewer line to business park at cost of $175,000.
Baldwin City to seek KDHE loan for old-town water line upgrades
August 11, 2015
The Baldwin City Council approved action Aug. 3 that should lead to better water service for old-town customers. The council authorized city staff to make final application for a revolving loan program the Kansas Department of Health and Environment is offering for water system improvements. City Administrator Chris Lowe said the revolving loan offered the city an attractive funding option for a long-planned water system upgrade in the city’s older neighborhoods.
Baldwin City Administrator Chris Lowe leaving to take Colorado job
August 6, 2015
Baldwin City Administrator Chris Lowe announced today he was resigning his position to take a similar job in Colorado. Lowe, who was hired as Baldwin City administrator in July 2011, has accepted a position as town manager of Monument, Colo., a city of about 5,800 north of Colorado Springs.
Baldwin City Council approves 2016 budget
August 4, 2015
Despite pleas from two residents, the Baldwin City Council unanimously approved on Monday a 2016 budget that includes a 4.57 mill levy increase.
Baldwin school board approves publication of proposed 2015-16 budget that maintain current mill levy
August 3, 2015
City Council approves 2016 budget
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