Local government

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.
Baldwin City Council to tour, discuss facilities
June 2, 2015
It wasn’t on Monday’s Baldwin City Council agenda, but facilities and the city’s capital improvement plan were on the minds of one council member and a resident in attendance.
Baldwin City Council agenda, June 1, 2015
June 1, 2015
Continuation of electrical rate discount to be considered when council meets at 7 p.m. tonight at Baldwin City Public Library
Baldwin City Council awards contract for U.S. 56/High Street realignment
May 19, 2015
Four years after the city first took action on the project and a year after it was slated to be completed, the Baldwin City Council on Monday approved a contract for the realignment of the U.S. Highway 56/High Street intersection. The project with eliminate the current sharp angle at which High Street meets the highway.
Council OKs mayor’s appointments to Baldwin City boards
May 18, 2015
The Baldwin City Council appointed May 4 members of city government’s various boards. Below are the citizens appointed.
Baldwin City Council agenda, May 18
May 18, 2015
Meeting starts at 7 p.m. today at Baldwin City Public Library
Master gardeners give downtown Baldwin City park a facelift
May 14, 2015
eners mobilized Monday morning in Swan Park to give the downtown green space its spring makeover.