Local government

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.
Baldwin City City Council Agenda for May 5
May 2, 2014
City council meets at 7:30 p.m. at the Baldwin City American Legion Post.
Face to Face: Baldwin City codes and zoning administrator Tina Rakes
April 30, 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 meet Baldwin City codes and zoning administrator Tina Rakes.
Wilson files for re-election to Kansas House
April 23, 2014
Rep. John Wilson, D-Lawrence has filed for re-election to the Kansas House of Representatives for a second term. Wilson represents the 10th House District which covers southeast Lawrence, Baldwin City, and portions of rural Douglas County.
Glass recyling bin to be moved to Baldwin City Market
April 8, 2014
The final day for paper, cardboard, plastic and glass recycling bins at the Ottawa Street recycling site will be April 30, the Baldwin City Council was told Monday. But there was good news for local recyclers. City financial director Brad Smith said Ripple Glass and Baldwin City Market have reached an arrangement that will spot a glass recycling bin in the grocery store’s parking lot.
Douglas County Commission approves agritourism regs, ends moratorium
April 2, 2014
Douglas County is back in the business of accepting applications for agritourism operations after the Board of Commissioners approved new regulations and rescinded its moratorium on applications Wednesday.
Agritourism back on Douglas County Commission agenda
April 1, 2014
The Douglas County Commission will again talk agritourism regulation at its meeting Wednesday. Two weeks after receiving recommendations from the Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission, commissioners may vote to adopt new regulations, County Administrator Craig Weinaug said.
Douglas County Heritage Conservation Council schedules meetings with 30 applicants
March 27, 2014
Story: Link Italics Bold Bulleted list Numbered list Block quote Heading Create inline: The Douglas County Heritage Conservation Council members and staff will meet with the 2014 Heritage Grant Applicants at meetings scheduled for tonight, April 1 and April 3.
Face to Face: Baldwin City Police Chief Greg Neis
March 25, 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 meet Baldwin Police Chief Greg Neis.
Douglas County clerk critical of proposed election change
March 24, 2014
Douglas County’s chief election official, County Clerk Jamie Shew, says he wishes legislators who keep passing new voting laws would be around to deal with angry voters who are tripped up by the changes.
County inches closer to agritourism solution
March 20, 2014
The Douglas County Board of Commissioners took a step closer to solving its agritrourism regulations snafu Wednesday when it received recommendations from the Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission.