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Posted on: January 15, 2021

All City Offices Closed Monday, January 18

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All city offices are closed Monday, January 18, for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. This includes Public Works, City Hall, and the Police Department. Please note that trash pickup will be normal.

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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: 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 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 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...

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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 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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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.

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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: December 4, 2020

The Baldwin Beacon, Vol. 17

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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 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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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..

Take the survey

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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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 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: October 20, 2020

Proposed Community Center Discussion

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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: 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 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: 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

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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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 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 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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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 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 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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Public Works
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 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 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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The Baldwin Beacon
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: 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: July 28, 2020

VOTE for a Baldwin City Flag!

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Have you voted on the Baldwin City flag project yet? You have until midnight, July 31st, to make your voice heard.
Cast your ballot in person at the Lumberyard Arts Center from 1-4pm Tuesday and Thursday this week, or at City Hall from 8am-5pm through Fri...
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Posted on: July 24, 2020

BCPD Closed for Deep Cleaning July 24th

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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: July 24, 2020

The Baldwin Beacon: Vol. 14

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New Baldwin Beacon available.

Topics range from Hakuna Matata, to flag designs, to Mystery Mike and a downtown music survey. Go read it now!

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Posted on: July 24, 2020

The Baldwin Beacon: Vol. 14

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New Baldwin Beacon available.

Topics range from Hakuna Matata, to flag designs, to Mystery Mike and a downtown music survey. Go read it now!