Local government

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.
Ribbon cutting for Baldwin City Public Library expansion set for Monday
August 15, 2014
To be part of city council meeting
Aug. 18 Baldwin City Council agenda
August 15, 2014
Meeting to start at 7 p.m. at Baldwin City Library
Sen. Moran to have town hall meeting in Baldwin City
August 12, 2014
Meeting to be Wednesday, Aug. 20, at American Legion Post.
Wal-Mart opponents look to apply lessons from store proposal
August 12, 2014
The “No Wal-Mart in Baldwin” signs are gone and so is a proposal to build a Wal-Mart Express on U.S. Highway 56, but an opponent to the store said those against the proposal remain vigilant.
Staff still moving into newly added space at Baldwin City Library
August 11, 2014
More than two months after the Baldwin City Public Library’s $777,000 expansion was completed, library staff is still moving into the newly added space.