Local government

Baldwin City police chief says city has outgrown current station
06:00 a.m., February 24, 2014 Updated 02:48 p.m.
The Baldwin City Police Department has outgrown its current headquarters, while modern police procedures have made the space obsolete, Baldwin Police Chief Greg Neis says. The Baldwin City Council shares that view and included a new police station on a capital improvement list it approved this month of projects for 2015-2018.
$18.1 million Baldwin City plan includes police station, senior center, theater
February 18, 2014
The Baldwin City Council on Monday unanimously approved an $18.2 million, four-year capital improvement plan while advising the public not to read too much into that dollar figure. Mayor Marilyn Pearse said the CIP was a planning document that would be a tool for staff when preparing budgets and for the council in establishing priorities. None of the proposed projects have been approved, and the CIP could be adjusted as the city’s circumstances and priorities changed, she said.
Face to Face: Baldwin City Police Officer Kim Springer
February 18, 2014
Face to Face is a weekly profile of the people who live and work in Baldwin City. Each week, we will select another person to feature. This week, the Signal profiles Baldwin City Police Department Corp. Kim Springer.
Baldwin City Council agenda for Feb. 17
February 17, 2014
Council to consider $3.66 million three-year Capital Improvement Plan.
Kansas Legislature producing little more than ‘shiny objects,’ Baldwin representatives say
February 17, 2014
Baldwin City’s two representatives in the Kansas Legislature said the month-old 2014 legislative session is producing little but “shiny objects” of social legislation meant to detract from the state’s coming fiscal problems.
State president of NRA to speak tonight in Baldwin City
February 13, 2014
The Baldwin City Republican Club will meet at 7 p.m., today at 118 Fifth St. Kansas State Rifle Association President Patricia Stoneking, will speak on “The State of the Second Amendment: Where we’ve been, where we’re at, and where we’re going.”
Legislators to have town all meeting in Baldwin City
February 12, 2014
Lawmakers to meet public Saturday at Lumberyard
Lumberyard board to ask architect to tweak plans for theater
February 10, 2014
The Lumberyard Arts Center Board of Directors expects to engage an architect this spring to develop plans for the long-planned theater as part of a renewed effort to complete the downtown building. As the arts center board readies to make that move, the Baldwin City Council has approached the board about partnering in the theater project.
County looking at budget, purchasing reforms
February 6, 2014
Private entities that receive public money from Douglas County would have to provide more disclosure about how they spend that money under a proposal being considered by the County Commission. Commissioner Mike Gaughan outlined a package of reforms he wants to see enacted in the coming year. Some would apply to items and services purchased directly by county agencies.
Baldwin City officials oppose bill that would limit cities’ participation in broadband extension
February 4, 2014
Count Baldwin City officials as among those unhappy with a measure introduced in the Kansas Legislature that would prevent the state’s municipalities from bringing or helping bring broadband Internet to their communities.
Baldwin City Council moves forward with grant application to upgrade Santa Fe Depot
January 22, 2014
The Baldwin City Council agreed to go forward Tuesday with a grant application that would make improvements to the grounds at the Santa Fe Depot. The council approved a resolution seeking $140,000 from a Kansas Department of Transportation-administered federal transportation alternatives grant for improvements to the city owned property on High Street.
Wind-chill advisory issued for Douglas County
January 22, 2014
The National Weather Service issued a wind chill advisory for Douglas and surrounding counties, going into effect at midnight. The advisory will last until 11 a.m. Thursday.
Baldwin City Council agenda for Tuesday Jan. 21
January 20, 2014
Meeting set for Tuesday because because of Martin Luther King
2014 legislative preview: Sen. Tom Holland
January 13, 2014
Session starts Monday