Local government

Baldwin City Fire Department always looking for volunteers
November 5, 2014
Kaleb Michael will readily tell you he likes being a firefighter, although he does hesitate a bit when asked to explain why. “That’s a good question,” he said after a pause. “I really do like helping people. Same as when I was 17 and had an opportunity to start volunteering. It felt more like a calling to me.”
Baldwin City to board stray, lost dogs at local animal clinic
November 4, 2014
The Baldwin City Council on Monday gave initial approval of an agreement that will provide the city a place to keep stray or lost dogs.
Baldwin City Council hires firm to conduct utility rate study
October 21, 2014
In what is an all-but-certain step toward a future sewer rate increase, the Baldwin City Council hired a financial firm to conduct a rate study of the city’s sewer and water utilities.
Steady progress made on new Baldwin City Municipal Golf Course clubhouse
October 21, 2014
Exterior work on the new clubhouse at the Baldwin City Municipal Golf Course is completed, and the building should be finished this winter. Many community residents had the opportunity to track the progress on the clubhouse in recent weeks thanks to three Baldwin High School cross country meets at the golf course.
Baldwin City Council agenda, Oct. 20
October 20, 2014
Meeting starts at 7 p.m. tonight at the Baldwin City Public Library
Baldwin City Council agrees to help fund salary of chamber director
October 7, 2014
The Baldwin City Council agreed Monday to help the Baldwin City Chamber of Commerce realize a longtime goal with an agreement to help fund the salary of a full-time chamber director.
Start of Baldwin City’s annual fall street overlay program delayed
October 5, 2014
Baldwin City’s annual fall street repaving program will start a bit later this year because of construction on the South Lawrence Trafficway. Baldwin City Administrator Chris Lowe connected the dots to those two seemingly unrelated events. The city found contractors too busy with the SLT project to take on the added work in Baldwin City, he said.
Baldwin City Council agenda, Oct. 6
October 3, 2014
Meeting starts at 7 p.m. Monday at Baldwin City Public Library
Baldwin roots make Oakwood Cemetery project special for carver
September 24, 2014
For Pat and Vicki Langton, the dead tulip tree they were contracted to carve in Oakwood Cemetery provided its own inspiration. “We knew immediately what it was going to be,” Vicki said. “We’ve never came across arms this big that high up in a tree.”
Baldwin City Council reverses course on conditional use permit for residential home
September 16, 2014
Although Monday’s agenda was basically a replay of the one before it Sept. 2, the Baldwin City Council With no new business on the agenda, the only action items before the council were a number of second readings of ordinances passed two weeks earlier.
Baldwin City Council agenda for Monday, Sept. 15
September 13, 2014
Meeting starts at 7 p.ml. at Baldwin City Public Library
Baldwin City Council debates scope of sidewalk to BESIC campus
September 3, 2014
Baldwin City Council members engaged in a rare public disagreement Tuesday during a discussion about the planned new sidewalk along U.S. Highway 56 from 11th Street to the Baldwin Elementary School Intermediate Center campus. The council has approved $125,000 in the 2015 budget for the design and construction of about 2,000 feet of sidewalk that will link the west USD 348 campus the new sidewalk constructed last year as part of the U.S. 56 improvements.
Baldwin City Council agenda for Tuesday, Sept. 2
August 30, 2014
Meeting at 7 p.m. at Baldwin City Public Library
Volunteers wanted to inventory Baldwin City sidewalks
August 18, 2014
Baldwin City is looking for a few dedicated walkers to help inventory the city’s sidewalks. City Councilwoman Christie Darnell said the Lawrence/Douglas County Metropolitan Planning Organization was undertaking an inventory of sidewalks in all the county’s cities and will train volunteers to help with the effort.