I know that we are all grieving the loss of two of our most prominent citizens, Steve and Alison Bauer. Although I didn’t know Alison well, I do know that she was very involved with the Lumberyard Arts Center, that she served on the School Board for many years and that she was a lovely person. As the Mayor, I had the privilege of getting to know Steve when he was elected to the City Council. We had met in passing prior to that, but I had no real basis from which to form an opinion. Although we had a rocky start from the outset of his election, Steve proved himself to be eager to learn more about the agenda issues and apply that knowledge to the decisions he was being asked to make. He exemplified what I believe the role as a Council member should be. He formed his opinions based on what he felt would be best for the City, as a whole, while not dismissing the voice of the people. This is a very difficult line to toe, but Steve managed it with grace and dignity. His contribution to the City Council, albeit only 2 short years, was greatly appreciated and will be extremely difficult to replace. My condolences and prayers go out to Steve and Alison’s families, as well as the many people in Baldwin City whose lives they touched. ~Mayor Marilyn Pearse
The City of Baldwin City is now accepting applications for a full-time Police Officer.
The position protects and serves the citizens of Baldwin City. This position provides citizen assistance, enforces all federal, state, and local laws, and performs patrol duties. Making arrests, issuing citations for traffic violations, and investigating crimes and accidents are the primary responsibilities of this position. This employee should possess excellent communication, public relations, and interpersonal skills.
Qualified applicant must be a U.S. Citizen, have a High School/GED education and be at least 21 years of age.
Experienced officer preferred; KLETC certified or equivalent.
Annual Salary Range is $37,565.00 to $51,695. Depending on Qualifications.
Benefits include health, dental and vision with other benefits options available. Excellent retirement options as well.
City of Baldwin City is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Codes Administrator.
Under the supervision of the Community Development Director, the Codes Administrator is a non-exempt position under FLSA. This position performs administrative duties, is responsible for the enforcement of codes and ordinances for building occupancy, zoning and subdivision regulations. Promoting public safety in the City’s built environment, and in general, is required. This employee should possess excellent organizational, public relations and communication skills.
Benefits include health, dental, vision. KPERS retirement, 401(a)/457 plan. Other benefits available.
Education: HS diploma, preferable some college education
Minimum experience: 5 years related experience and/or training
Applicant must have plumbing, electrical and building certifications. Within one year of employment must obtain mechanical and plan review certification.
Contact Ed Courton for more information. firstname.lastname@example.org or call 785.594.6427
Application deadline: June 9, 2017 – 4:00 p.m.
The City of Baldwin City is accepting applications for the position of Mechanic in the Public Works department. Under the supervision of the Director of Public Works, the Maintenance Tech II – Mechanic position is non-exempt under FLSA. This position performs semi-skilled, skilled, and administrative work in maintaining the vehicles and mechanical equipment of the various City departments. This employee must possess a strong mechanical aptitude, as well as effective communication and public relations skills.
Salary range is negotiable depending on experience.
Benefits include BCBSKS health, dental and vision. Other benefits offered include 457 retirement plan, KPERS, Life insurance, Short disability insurance, voluntary life.
For additional information, applicants may contact Public Works Director, Kenny Oshel or Director of Electric Utility Distribution, Chris Croucher at 785-594-6907.
Applications will be accepted through May 31, 2017.
Electronics Recycling Event
Saturday, May 20th, 2017 – 9:00 a.m. to Noon
Baldwin City Market – 8th and Ames/56 Hwy
This will be the first annual Baldwin City Electronics Recycling Event. Baldwin City Market has graciously agreed to host the event in their parking lot at 8th and Ames/56 Hwy.
We have hired MRC Recycling event to handle the event. Since MRC has a zero landfill policy, none of your material (other than wood from console TV’s) will end up in the landfill. If it has a plug or uses batteries, they can recycle it including TV’s, monitors, appliances and cell phones. (Please remove any batteries as they are considered hazardous waste and can’t be included.) While most electronics can be recycled at no cost, the following fees must accompany the items you drop off:
Flat Screen Computer Monitors – No Charge
CRT Computer Monitors = $5.00 each
LED/LCD/Plasma TV’s = $10.00 each
CRT TV’s 26” or less = $30.00 each
CRT TV’s 27” or greater = $50.00 each
(CRT is the “old fashioned” big and heavy Cathode Ray Tube stuff)
Wood Console and True Big Screen/Projection TV’s = $50.00 each
Any Freon containing unit = $10.00 each
Fees can only be paid by cash or check.
MRC Recycling, a R2/RIOS Certified recycler, provides electronics recycling services with the goal of properly diverting electronic waste from the landfill while offering convenient solutions to the ongoing issues of identity theft and environmental liability. Additional information about MRC is available at their website, www.midwrc.net.
Don’t confuse this event with the Citywide Cleanup Event scheduled for Saturday, June 10th from 8:00 am until 2:00 pm. At the Citywide Cleanup they will not accept tires or hazardous waste.
This event is open to the public and is not limited to residents of Baldwin. Businesses are welcome. If you have questions, contact City Hall at 785-594-6427.