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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

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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: June 3, 2021

Listings: Citywide Yard Sales

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JUNE 5TH, 2021

Each sale listed will be open on Saturday. Several are open multiple days.

Download the free Yard Sale Treasure Map app to see sales and details. Click on the buttons above to go directly to the app.

You may also download a printable pdf here,...

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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 21, 2021

Candidate Filing Information

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If you're interested in running for public office, here are some things to know.

  • The City does not handle any of the Candidate Filing information, it is all available through the County Clerk's Office.
  • The filing deadline for the ...
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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 28, 2021

Library Seeking New Board Members

Make a Difference in Your Community

The Baldwin City Ks. Public Library is seeking new library board members. Interested in making a real difference in your community? Email baldwinpl@baldwin.lib.ks.us or call 785-594-3411.

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Posted on: April 22, 2021

Fire Department Conducts Annual Testing Event

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Yesterday, April 21st, the Fire Department did their annual hose-testing at Baker Stadium. 

This takes several hours and involves pulling out all the hoses on each truck to test them for leaks.

We're grateful to have this exceptional group...

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Posted on: April 21, 2021

Local Vaccine Clinics

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Two-Dose Clinics to be held in Baldwin

There is a series of two vaccination clinics coming up for the Baldwin City community. It will be held at Collins Gym, located on Baker Campus at 524 6th St. It’s free and open to anyone over age 16.

First cl...

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Posted on: April 20, 2021

Baldwin City Land Auction

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Land Auction May 5th

The City of Baldwin City will auction off two (2) city-owned properties at 10am on Wednesday, May 5th.

The auction will be held at 620 Indiana St, in downtown Baldwin City, KS.

Property #1:  tract of land located on the northeas...

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Posted on: April 19, 2021

Clogged Lift Station (again)

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At 5:45am today, public works received a high level alarm at the Eisenhower Sewer Lift Station. They found seriously clogged pumps very close to going into an overflow state. This has now happened twice within two weeks.
If this continues, homes will see s...
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Posted on: April 14, 2021

NOW OPEN: Elm Street Railroad Crossing

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The Elm Street railroad crossing is now open 

The crossing has been declared safe for foot traffic by Kansas Department of Transportation. 

It has

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Posted on: April 12, 2021

Citywide Yard Sales

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Baldwin City's annual citywide Yard Sale is the first weekend of June. 

Want to list your sale on the map? Complete this form by May 28th.
Friends of the Baldwin City Library and City Hall will coordinate and distribute a free digital map ...
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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

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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 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 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 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: June 24, 2020

CDBG-CV Application

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Emergency Community Development Block Grant

Download the Application Packet Here.

Questions? Call Laura Hartman, City Clerk, at 785-594-6427 or email lhartman@baldwincity.gov.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are companies with more than 50 employees eligible for C...

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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 20, 2020

About Pioneer Cemetery

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A grant was recently secured to restore the tombstones out at Pioneer Cemetery. If you haven’t been out there recently, you should go. It’s a remarkably peaceful and quiet place to eat lunch, chase butterflies, or stalk wildlife. We me...

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Posted on: July 17, 2020

Elm Street Project FAQ

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Q: How many trees are you removing?
A: About 11. 
Q: Will you be replacing the trees?
A. Yes. Plans are drawn up to replace each tree that gets removed. 

Q: What kind of trees will you replant?
A: Varieties to be replanted include oak, maple,...
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Posted on: July 2, 2020

Talking Sesquicentennial on Timeline Radio

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Listen to Timeline Radio’s recorded episode from June 22, 2020, with Clenece Hills hosting Mayor Casey Simoneau and Councilman Brian Cramer. Topics discussed include:

  • Lucy Sullivan Sweet
  • Sesquicentennial celebration
  • Sullivan Square
  • Mural Benches in ...
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Posted on: July 3, 2020

Fireworks are cancelled.

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After much debate between the City, the BGA, the Recreation Commission as well as the fireworks provider, it is with much disappointment that tonight’s scheduled firework show is cancelled due to the heavy rainfall from this afternoon. ...

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Posted on: July 1, 2020

Storms and Power Outages

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Storm season is here, and the Baldwin City Electric Crew has a few tips to help keep you safe.

  • If you see a downed line, please do not touch or drive over them. Please contact your utility provider immediately - this could cost you your life.
  • If there is a ...
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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 26, 2020

The Baldwin Beacon, Vol. 13

Beacon 13

Baldwin Beacon Volume 13 is live now, with information about:

  • Fireworks
  • The Flag Contest
  • USD 348 Fall Planning
  • Block Grants for businesses affected by Covid-
  • Swimming Pool programming
  • Census 2020

...and of course, our #FunFriday150

Happy weekend, Baldwin City!

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Posted on: June 22, 2020

Arbor Day Activities

Arbor Day 2

Arbor Day in usually in April, but this year the Baldwin City Tree Board rescheduled the day to June 20th. About 110 trees were given out at the Annual Tree Give-away.

At 11:30am, the Tree Board planted three little-leaf lindens in the city right-of-way in...

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Posted on: June 19, 2020

The Baldwin Beacon, Vol. 12

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New Baldwin Beacon out now! In this issue:

  • What to know about upcoming city meetings & event
  • Door-to-Door sales rules & what you should know
  • Video interviews with the Library Director and Recreation Commission Director
  • #FunFriday150
  • Commemorative Sesqu...
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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

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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

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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: 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: April 19, 2021

Clogged Lift Station (again)

clogged sewer pump

At 5:45am today, public works received a high level alarm at the Eisenhower Sewer Lift Station. They found seriously clogged pumps very close to going into an overflow state. This has now happened twice within two weeks.
If this continues, homes will see s...
Read on...

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
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: June 22, 2020

Arbor Day Activities

Arbor Day 2

Arbor Day in usually in April, but this year the Baldwin City Tree Board rescheduled the day to June 20th. About 110 trees were given out at the Annual Tree Give-away.

At 11:30am, the Tree Board planted three little-leaf lindens in the city right-of-way in...

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Sesquicentennial
Posted on: July 2, 2020

Talking Sesquicentennial on Timeline Radio

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Listen to Timeline Radio’s recorded episode from June 22, 2020, with Clenece Hills hosting Mayor Casey Simoneau and Councilman Brian Cramer. Topics discussed include:

  • Lucy Sullivan Sweet
  • Sesquicentennial celebration
  • Sullivan Square
  • Mural Benches in ...
Read on...

Sesquicentennial

News Flash

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

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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: 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...

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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: 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

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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

Read on...

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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!