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Posted on: February 19, 2021

Sidewalk Gap Project Approved for Transportation Authority Grant

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IMMEDIATE RELEASEFebruary 19, 2021

For more information:Lynn Hughes, Baldwin City Communications Director

785-594-6427

lhughes@baldwincity.gov

Baldwin City among the 18 Communities to Receive KDOT Transportation Alternatives Program Funding

Kansas Governor Lau...

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Posted on: January 8, 2021

Power Update

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POWER UPDATE

The 25 minute outage that occurred this evening beginning around 5:30pm was caused by the faulty relay. We are expecting delivery of this part next week, which will fix the issue. In the meantime, if it goes off again a city employee will be d...

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Posted on: December 16, 2020

December 2020 Sales Tax Survey Results

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Sales Tax Survey results

Beginning December 1st and running through December 13th, the City of Baldwin City surveyed individuals using a standard digital input form with three questions.

We reached out to individuals for input via text message, social media...

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Historic Bauer Building Project
Posted on: December 2, 2020

Would you vote for a .5% sales tax for a community center?

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12/14/2020: This survey is now closed.

Would you vote for a .5% sales tax to fund a community center in the old gym, AKA the Bauer Building? Register your opinion now in the form below. More information on the project: Baldwincity.gov/BauerBuilding..

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Historic Bauer Building Project
Posted on: October 20, 2020

Proposed Community Center Discussion

Historic Bauer Building Discussion

This event is a drop in format, and there will also be online engagement opportunities. Come anytime between 5:30pm and 7:30pm to Sullivan Square and talk with the Council-Appointed Advisory Group for the Historic Bauer Building Project. Ask any and all q...
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Historic Bauer Building Project
Posted on: September 17, 2019

Q & A Regarding the Historic Building Located at 712 Chapel Street

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We’ve heard a lot of questions over the past few months regarding the proposed donation of the old USD 348 gymnasium located at 712 Chapel Street. Here are some of the questions that have come up in the 3 town hall meetings on this subject, and answers to...

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Historic Bauer Building Project
Posted on: August 12, 2020

Community Center Survey Number 1

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Are you interested in having a community center in Baldwin City? Take a moment to share your thoughts with us here.

Please fill out as much or as little as you like. This survey will close at 12:00 am on August 18th and a second survey will open based on t...

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Posted on: August 19, 2020

Community Center Survey Number 2

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Are you interested in having a community center in Baldwin City? The second of two surveys is live here.

Please fill out as much or as little as you like. This survey will close at 12:00 am on August 24th.

There will be a Council Work Session on this topic ...

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Take the survey... Historic Bauer Building Project
Posted on: August 27, 2020

Results: 2nd Community Center Survey

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There were 175 total responses to Community Center Survey 2.

Do you have other ideas for funding?

Note: These responses were pasted exactly as submitted. They have not been edited.

* I know some people in town have the means to contribute as a tax deductible...

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Historic Bauer Building Project
Posted on: August 19, 2020

Results: 1st Community Center Survey

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There were 281 responses total, with over 200 long form responses.

As always, thank you for caring so much about your community.

What are your thoughts about the idea of a community center?

Note: These responses were pasted exactly as submitted. They have no...

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Historic Bauer Building Project
Posted on: August 27, 2020

Historic Bauer Community Building Project

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Note: This project overview was provided by the Historic Bauer Building Advisory Group.

Click on images throughout this post to view the entire pdf plan document, or click here.

A brief timeline of the project

•  In 2019, the City hosted se...

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Posted on: July 12, 2021

The Baldwin Beacon, Vol. 25

The Baldwin Beacon vol 22

There's a new edition of The Baldwin Beacon, out now!
Inside:
- June council meeting recap
- Library corner
- Events coming up

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Posted on: June 25, 2021

The Baldwin Beacon, Vol. 23

The Baldwin Beacon vol 22

Council recap, fireworks, road maintenance, and events

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Posted on: June 25, 2021

City Fireworks Regulations and Recommendations

Independence Day

Firework sales begin this weekend in Baldwin City

...and here are some things you need to know ahead of time.

Fireworks are allowed between the hours of 8am and midnight from June 27th through July 4th within city limits. Bottle rockets and similar are not ...

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Posted on: June 17, 2021

2021 Baldwin City Road Maintenance Projects

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Road maintenance program continues

Baldwin City's Road Maintenance program launched a new chip and seal project in 2020, kicking off Phase I with the residential roads north of Highway 56. This summer, the program will move to Phase II, which includes much...

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Posted on: April 22, 2021

Citywide Cleanup Scheduled for June 12, 2021

Spring Citywide Cleanup

CITYWIDE CLEANUP IS TAKING PLACE ON June 12, 2021, RAIN OR SHINE.

BALDWIN CITY RESIDENTS ONLY

Proof of residency is required (i.e. utility bill or ID/Driver License).

1015 Orange Street is the Public Works Building/Wastewater Treatment Plant/Power Plant

What ...

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Posted on: May 3, 2021

City Updates Branding Guidelines

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Baldwin City Government Updates Branding

New alternate logo, expanded color palette to play a role

Baldwin City, Kansas, May 3, 2021 --

Baldwin City Municipal Government today announced approval of new branding guidelines. Changes include an alternative logo...

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Posted on: May 5, 2021

City Council Appoints New City Clerk

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Please help us welcome our new City Clerk, appointed by City Council at their May 4th Council Meeting. Amara Packard has worked for the City of Baldwin City in various capacities for 16 years. Her last role was Utility Billing Clerk. 

She has serv...

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Posted on: May 19, 2021

City Seeks Mowing Bids

Now Accepting Mowing Bids

City Requesting Bids from Mowing Contractors

The City of Baldwin City is requesting bids from mowing contractors to mow private property for the Baldwin City. A mowing company must be able to mow high grass and remove trash and other debris as part of the ...
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Posted on: May 12, 2021

The Baldwin Beacon: Volume 22

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The Baldwin Beacon is available now. In this issue:
April Council recap
Updated city branding
Lots of events coming up

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Posted on: April 7, 2021

Arbor Day Proclamation

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At the April 6th Council Meeting, Mayor Simoneau proclaimed April 30th, 2021, as Arbor Day in Baldwin City. Roger Boyd of Baldwin City's Tree Board was on hand to accept the proclamation. Roger said the Tree Board will celebrate Arbor Day with 5th grade b...

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Posted on: March 10, 2021

The Baldwin Beacon: Vol. 20

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In this edition:
February Council Meeting Recap
Sidewalk Gap Project Approved for Transportation Alternatives Grant
Blackouts Avoided for Baldwin
Baldwin City Joins Kansas Main Street
City Clerk Retires
City Seeks Mowing Bids
Library Corner
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Posted on: February 19, 2021

Sidewalk Gap Project Approved for Transportation Alternatives Grant

Image with Safe Routes map and text "safe routes to school fill in sidewalk project"

IMMEDIATE RELEASEFebruary 19, 2021

For more information:Lynn Hughes, Baldwin City Communications Director

785-594-6427

lhughes@baldwincity.gov

Baldwin City among the 18 Communities to Receive KDOT Transportation Alternatives Program Funding

Kansas Governor Lau...

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Posted on: January 8, 2021

Power Update

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POWER UPDATE

The 25 minute outage that occurred this evening beginning around 5:30pm was caused by the faulty relay. We are expecting delivery of this part next week, which will fix the issue. In the meantime, if it goes off again a city employee will be d...

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Posted on: December 31, 2020

The Baldwin Beacon, Vol. 18: A Year to Remember

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Here’s a quick look back at some of the things that caught your attention in Baldwin City in 2020, in no particular order.

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Posted on: December 29, 2020

Baldwin Beacon: Snow Edition

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Since we haven’t talked about snow yet this year, we pulled out this conversation with the Public Works director from last year.

Some important notes:

  • If it’s expected to snow more than an inch, try not to park your vehicle on the street if possible to allo...

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Posted on: December 4, 2020

The Baldwin Beacon, Vol. 17

The Baldwin Beacon

The Baldwin Beacon Number 17 is available now.

In this edition:

Holiday Happenings

Sales Tax Survey

Announcements

...and a hint of some fun coming up next weekend.

Click here to read, or click on the image below.

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Posted on: December 2, 2020

Would you vote for a .5% sales tax for a community center?

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Would you vote for a .5% sales tax to fund a community center in the old gym, AKA the Bauer Building? Register your opinion now in the form below. More information on the project: Baldwincity.gov/BauerBuilding.

Take the survey

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Posted on: November 30, 2020

Drive-by Santa Event

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Santa and his elves are stopping by for a drive-by visit 

...at City Hall for 2 hours this Saturday! Bring your letters for hand delivery to the North Pole, grab your cocoa, and bundle up for a completely safe visit from within your car.

Directions...

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Posted on: October 27, 2020

Baldwin Beacon, Special Edition

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The Baldwin Beacon, Special Edition: Sewer Project Overview

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Posted on: October 20, 2020

Proposed Community Center Discussion

Historic Bauer Building Discussion

This event is a drop in format, and there will also be online engagement opportunities. Come anytime between 5:30pm and 7:30pm to Sullivan Square and talk with the Council-Appointed Advisory Group for the Historic Bauer Building Project. Ask any and all q...
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Posted on: October 13, 2020

BCPD to Move Into New Building This Week

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We'll be moving to our new headquarters the end of this week, October 15th and 16th. For that reason, we'll be closed to all administrative functions including VIN inspections Thursday and Friday, October 15 and 16. As always, officers will remain on duty...

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Posted on: October 7, 2020

Chip and Seal to Begin Thursday, October 8

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Chip and seal will take place Thursday, Friday, and Monday - October 8, 9, and 12. The contractor will begin in Firetree and move into Signal Ridge. Please see the example below of the door hangers placed at affected homes for more details. Working hours ...

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Posted on: October 5, 2020

Safe Routes to School plans developed for final approval

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Even if your kids don’t currently walk or bike to school, weigh in on our draft plans to make walking and biking to school in Lawrence, Eudora, and Baldwin City more comfortable. After temporarily pausing the Safe Routes to School planning proce...

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Posted on: October 1, 2020

Power Outage

City hall phones are down due to a possible blown transformer. City crews are en route and we’ll update you when we have more information.

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Posted on: September 29, 2020

USD 348 Seeks Substitute Teachers

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USD348 is in need of some amazing locals willing to substitute! Go to bit.ly/SubApplyNow to apply. 
More information about the process available here: bit.ly/SubstituteUSD348
If you have questions about this pr...
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Posted on: September 21, 2020

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING REGARDING REZONE PETITION

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN AND TO ALL PERSONS INTERESTED:

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on October 13, 2020, the Baldwin City Planning Commission will hold a public hearing at the Public Library meeting room, 800 7th Street, Baldwin City,...

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Posted on: September 17, 2020

Citywide Cleanup

Fall Citywide Cleanup

Citywide Cleanup is taking place on October 10, 2020, rain or shine.

BALDWIN CITY RESIDENTS ONLY

Proof of residency is required (i.e. utility bill or ID/Driver License).

1015 Orange Street is the Public Works Building/Wastewater Treatment Plant/Power Plant

Wh...

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Posted on: September 3, 2020

Sidewalk Projects Update

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The Eastside and Elm Street sidewalk projects are coming along. Much of the concrete is already poured, and the hard surfaces should be finished within the next couple of weeks. Enjoy these drone photos from August 27th, courtesy of Pitts Photography, and...

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Posted on: August 28, 2020

Flag Contest Results

Official Baldwin City Flag

For #FunFriday150, we have something special today. Baldwin City has an official flag, approved by City Council on August 18th, 2020.

Designed by Ashley C. Kretzschmer (née Snedeger), it boasts a stunning indigo background with a bright yellow s...
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Posted on: August 27, 2020

What about solar?

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What about Solar?    

Chris Croucher, Director of Electric Distribution has received a number of calls about solar panels lately. 

Here’s a brief overview of how residential and commercial solar works in Baldwin City. Pl...

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Posted on: August 14, 2020

East Sewer Interceptor Project Overview

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What: This is a large project intended to upgrade the main sewer pipes on the eastside of town to current standards in order to improve long term waste water management.

When: Prep work has begun on the project, and you will see more activity beginning aro...

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Posted on: August 7, 2020

The Baldwin Beacon, Vol. 15

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New Beacon available now. 

In this issue:

  • Project updates
  • Recap of survey results & flag design contest
  • Women’s suffrage events, a mural bench unveiling, and a movie night with strong female leads

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Posted on: August 5, 2020

Top 2 Flag Designs

Congratulations to the top two flag design winners!

Designs by Ashley Kretzschmer and Laura Hartman came out ahead in the popular vote. Thank you to each and every one who submitted designs and cast a vote, whether online or by paper ballot. We had over 40...

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Posted on: August 5, 2020

Music Survey Results

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Thank you for participating and giving feedback. We appreciate you sharing your thoughts with us.

Based on the results of the survey, it was stated at council meeting August 4, 2020 (around 49:00) the music hours will be modified as follows:

Monday-Thursday...

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Posted on: July 1, 2020

Baldwin City Sidewalk Projects 2020

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Elm Street

Timeline: Summer/Fall 2020

Funding: Primarily through KDOT Transportation Alternatives (TA) grant. Funding for this project was announced in December, 2018.

Project: 6-foot wide new sidewalk, ADA accessibility, decorative lighting and benches from...

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Posted on: June 17, 2020

The City's Story

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Our side

In February of 2020, Midland approached the City unhappy with the arrangement they had with Santa Fe Trail Historical Society: 35 cents/ticket sold, capped at $9,000/year. They approached the city asking to purchase the depot from the city. The st...

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Posted on: January 7, 2020

Trash Talk

Trash Announcement-2

We know 6:30am is very early, and we’ve heard a lot of concerns about the new Ottawa Sanitation requirement for trash and recycling.  We’ve been fielding a lot of questions at City Hall. 

Here’s an honest and...

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Posted on: January 26, 2021

Incident: 100 Block of Ames

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Update: The deceased in the incident on Monday night, January 25th, has been identified as 31 year old Baldwin City resident Clayton Schofield. Mr. Schofield’s next of kin has been notified out of state.  The investigation has confirmed...

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Posted on: October 13, 2020

BCPD to Move Into New Building This Week

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We'll be moving to our new headquarters the end of this week, October 15th and 16th. For that reason, we'll be closed to all administrative functions including VIN inspections Thursday and Friday, October 15 and 16. As always, officers w...

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Posted on: July 24, 2020

BCPD Closed for Deep Cleaning July 24th

PD Press Release

UPDATE 7.28.2020: Both officers who were exposed to Covid last week have received negative test results. They will remain in quarantine until two weeks from their exposure date as an extra safe guard. Our office opened yesterday after a weekend of extensi...

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Posted on: June 17, 2021

2021 Baldwin City Road Maintenance Projects

Map of Chip and Seal project phase two

Road maintenance program continues

Baldwin City's Road Maintenance program launched a new chip and seal project in 2020, kicking off Phase I with the residential roads north of Highway 56. This summer, the program will move to Phase II, which incl...

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Public Works
Posted on: April 26, 2021

2020 Consumer Confidence Report

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The Consumer Confidence Report for Baldwin City's water supply covering calendar year 2020 is now available.

You can find the full report from Kansas Department of Health and Environment here.

For the 2020 calendar year, there were no violations of...

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Public Works
Posted on: April 22, 2021

Citywide Cleanup Scheduled for June 12, 2021

Spring Citywide Cleanup

CITYWIDE CLEANUP IS TAKING PLACE ON June 12, 2021, RAIN OR SHINE.

BALDWIN CITY RESIDENTS ONLY

Proof of residency is required (i.e. utility bill or ID/Driver License).

1015 Orange Street is the Public Works Building/Wastewater Treatment Plant/Power Plant

What ...

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Public Works
Posted on: February 2, 2021

What If the Power Goes Out?

What if the power goes out?

We've had a number of questions regarding what to do if the power goes out and how to report an outage. We've made a couple of changes in order to better facilitate this information flow. 

Here&apos...

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Posted on: December 8, 2020

10th Street Closed through December 11th

10th Street is currently blocked at Dearborn and Fremont and will be for the rest of the week. The contractor is finishing up the road crossing for the Elm Street sidewalk now that the fiber line they were waiting for has been moved.

Public Works
Posted on: August 14, 2020

East Sewer Interceptor Project Overview

east sewer interceptor

What: This is a large project intended to upgrade the main sewer pipes on the eastside of town to current standards in order to improve long term waste water management.

When: Prep work has begun on the project, and you will see more activity beginning aro...

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Public Works

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Posted on: July 12, 2021

The Baldwin Beacon, Vol. 25

The Baldwin Beacon vol 22

There's a new edition of The Baldwin Beacon, out now!
Inside:
- June council meeting recap
- Library corner
- Events coming up

Read it now The Baldwin Beacon
Posted on: May 12, 2021

The Baldwin Beacon: Volume 22

The Baldwin Beacon vol 22

The Baldwin Beacon is available now. In this issue:
April Council recap
Updated city branding
Lots of events coming up

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Posted on: March 10, 2021

The Baldwin Beacon: Vol. 20

The Baldwin Beacon-4

In this edition:
February Council Meeting Recap
Sidewalk Gap Project Approved for Transportation Alternatives Grant
Blackouts Avoided for Baldwin
Baldwin City Joins Kansas Main Street
City Clerk Retires
City Seeks Mowing Bids
Library Corner
Read it now!

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Posted on: December 31, 2020

The Baldwin Beacon, Vol. 18: A Year to Remember

The Baldwin Beacon

Here’s a quick look back at some of the things that caught your attention in Baldwin City in 2020, in no particular order.

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Posted on: December 29, 2020

Baldwin Beacon: Snow Edition

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Since we haven’t talked about snow yet this year, we pulled out this conversation with the Public Works director from last year.

Some important notes:

  • If it’s expected to snow more than an inch, try not to park your vehicle on the stree...

Read it now

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Posted on: December 4, 2020

The Baldwin Beacon, Vol. 17

The Baldwin Beacon

The Baldwin Beacon Number 17 is available now.
In this edition:
Holiday Happenings
Sales Tax Survey
Announcements
...and a hint of some fun coming up next weekend.

Click here to read, or click on the image below.

Read on...

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Posted on: October 27, 2020

Baldwin Beacon, Special Edition

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The Baldwin Beacon, Special Edition: Sewer Project Overview

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Posted on: October 27, 2020

Baldwin Beacon, Vol 16

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New Beacon out now!

Items of interest:

--> Proposed sidewalk grant

--> What about Halloween?

--> Bauer Building Hub

...and more.

Click through to read The Beacon.

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Posted on: August 7, 2020

The Baldwin Beacon, Vol. 15

Screenshot of Baldwin Beacon Vol. 15

New Beacon available now. 

In this issue:

  • Project updates
  • Recap of survey results & flag design contest
  • Women’s suffrage events, a mural bench unveiling, and a movie night with strong female leads

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