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Posted on: May 29, 2020

Municipal Court Notice

Court Notice

MUNICIPAL COURT NOTICE: If you are scheduled to appear in Baldwin City Municipal Court on Thursday, June 4 at 9 am, Court will be proceeding as scheduled. If you are not comfortable with appearing in person due to COVID-19, please contact City Hall and sp...

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Posted on: May 29, 2020

Baldwin Beacon Vol. 10

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New Baldwin Beacon out now!

In this edition:

  • Interview with Matt McClure from Baldwin City Recreation Commission about the pool, summer activities, and events.
  • Q & A with Mayor Casey.
  • Digitized Centennial Special Edition newspaper from 1970, with loads of...
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Posted on: May 28, 2020

2020 Pool Information

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2020 Pool Information

The Baldwin City Recreation Commission is pleased to share information on the upcoming 2020 pool season.  While there are many moving pieces and contingencies, we feel we are providing safe, responsible solutions to many ques...

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Posted on: May 26, 2020

Citywide Cleanup

Citywide Cleanup

Citywide Cleanup IS taking placeJUNE 13, 2020, rain or shine.BALDWIN CITY RESIDENTS ONLYProof of residency is required (i.e. utility bill or ID/Driver License)1015 Orange Street is the Public Works Building/Wastewater Treatment Plant/Power PlantWhat we&am...

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Posted on: May 22, 2020

The Story Begins

The story begins

Imagine that the walls around us dissolve. All the bricks and lumber fall away. The buildings outside melt and disappear. There are no streets, no cars, no campus. 

A breeze ruffles your hair. Above you is sky, blue with fat white clouds. All arou...

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Posted on: May 15, 2020

BCPD to Resume In-Person Services with Limitations

PD will reopen May 18th

As we move into Phase 1.5 of reopening Kansas, the Baldwin City Police Department will be reopening the lobby on Monday, May 18th. 

VIN inspections and fingerprinting services will resume.

Some important restrictions to be aware of:

  • Only one person ...
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Posted on: May 15, 2020

City Hall, BCPD, and Public Works to Reopen Lobby Spaces with Limitations


Moving into Phase 1.5 of reopening Kansas, City Hall, Baldwin City Police Department, and Public Works will reopen with limited capacity.

For more information about the Police Department reopening, VIN’s, and Fingerprinting Services: www.baldwinc...

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Posted on: May 14, 2020

Governor Kelly Announces $9 Million in CDBG Funds for Community Response

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ATTENTION SMALL BUSINESSES$9 million in federal funding will be made available to the state’s Community Development Block Grant program to support community responses to the COVID-19 crisis, especially targeted to small businesses with fewer tha...

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Posted on: May 13, 2020

Citywide Garage Sale CANCELLED

Citywide Garage Sales

At this time, there will not be a coordinated citywide yard sale in June. 

The Baldwin City Public Library will not be creating the citywide yard sale guide they have done in previous years as a Friends of the Library fundraiser. 

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Posted on: April 30, 2020

The Baldwin Beacon, Special Edition: Waiting

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Waiting. Governor Laura Kelly’s press briefing is at 6:30pm today, and we’ll have a better idea what the next few weeks will look like after that. In the meantime, here’s what we know will continue around town for now.

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Posted on: April 22, 2020

FAQs About Utility Deferment Program

Graphic: Utility Deferment Program FAQ

Q: Who is this deferment program for?

A: Anyone who needs it, either residential or business. If you are struggling financially, we want to offer you options at this time.

Q: Is there a fee or cost for deferring my utilities?

A: No. There is no interest char...

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Posted on: March 23, 2020

Business Resource Survey

Business owners, please add your information to this form created by the Baldwin City Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber and City are working together to form a central online hub for local resources. If there’s one thing t...


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Posted on: March 17, 2020

Utility Disconnects Suspended

utility disconnects suspended until further notice

For more information on the executive orders from the Governor’s Office regarding public safety and suspension of utility disconnects, click here.

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Posted on: March 16, 2020



Click here to access Baldwin City Municipal Government’s updated page with local COVID-19 resources, and updated closure information.

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Posted on: February 27, 2020


TA Application Concepts-Map 1 - Project Location

Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) has awarded Baldwin City with a Transportation Alternatives (TA) grant of $1,012,960 to construct a ten-foot wide concrete shared-use path including amenities within Midland Railway’s property. ...


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: December 27, 2019

BCFD News Release


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Baldwin City Volunteer Fire Department responded to a fire alert at 3:15 a.m. on December 27th, 2019. The incident was located at the Collins Gym, on the corner of 6th & Elm on Baker University(Official) campus. An HV...

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

Visit Downtown Baldwin City

Black Jack Plaque

The next time you visit downtown, stop by and see the latest plaque set in one of the four columns next to the fountain adjacent to the intersection of 8th/High Streets.  This plaque summarizes the historic Civil War Battle of Black Jack. While y...

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