Baldwin City Police Department was notified this morning, January 24, 2023, that an incident occurred at Baker University’s Student Union overnight. An ATM was forcibly removed from the wall and taken to a secondary location where it was entered and contents stolen. We are currently investigating
A family is displaced after a structure fire at 619 10th Street began early in the morning of January 12th. Baldwin City Fire Department responded and were on scene at 5:54am. The fire was contained to a small interior area quickly, and then extinguished.
The family and their pet were able
Baldwin City Council approved new rules for UTVs on August 16, 2022. UTVs and micro-utility trucks now must be registered and inspected by the Baldwin City Police Department before they are legal on city streets.
Requirements for registration include:
* Liability insurance
2022... what a year. It started as it ended, with a snowstorm.
In between, there were projects of all kinds started and finished, concerts, events, splashpad fun, and community education. Farmer's markets popped up, sports and activities took place, new murals appeared, aid was
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 1, 2023
UPDATE: Shooting Incidents in Baldwin City on 12/30/2022
A 20 year old Baldwin City man, Junah Augustus Sisney, was arrested at the intersection of High Street
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 30, 2022
Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over
Baldwin City Police Department is participating in the state wide “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign over the holiday
Tuesday night’s planned outage (November 29) at 10pm was intended to discover the exact issue in relays at the substation, which have not been re-closing correctly. The power plant crew fired up the power plant at full capacity to carry all Baldwin City customers during the maintenance
Baldwin City Administration uses a third party vendor to create and facilitate a number of ordinances and resolutions. Due to an error at the vendor’s office, the Question Submitted Election Resolution that was submitted to the County Clerk the ballots in the polls reads one-quarter percent
Welcome to Baldwin City, Maple Leaf Festival edition! It’s that time of year when small town Americana wraps itself around Baldwin City in a cozy embrace of all things autumnal and traditional, promising us all we’ll survive the winter. If you’re visiting Baldwin for the Maple Leaf Festival for
October 7, 2022, Baldwin City, KS —
For immediate release:
On October 6th, Governor Kelly and Transportation Secretary Lorenz announced Transportation Alternatives Grants awarded for 2023-2024. Baldwin City was awarded $670,000 as an 80% match for the Maple Leaf Trail Phase 2. The
The Festival opens both days at 9 am – come early to walk downtown and enjoy over 300 craft and food vendors, bounce houses for all ages, a music venue, and a Kid’s Zone.
The Maple Leaf Train returns this year, with a 45 minute train ride along Midland Railroad’s track down to the
Sealed Bids for the construction of the N 400 Road Waterline Project in Baldwin City, KS will be received by Baldwin City at the office of the City Clerk located at 803 8th Street, Baldwin City,
Thursday, August 18th, 2022, at about 3:25pm Officers from the Baldwin City Police Department were dispatched along with medical personnel to the intersection of 8th and Ames (56 Highway) in reference to a car versus pedestrian accident. From preliminary
Beginning on or around August 10th, Harbour Construction will begin phase 3 of street sealing. This year's work will focus on the southwest part of town, including all the areas highlighted in yellow or red on the map. Included streets are: From Orange Street north to but not including High
- Anyone going door to door or selling from the street or their vehicle must apply for a license through the City Clerk.
- All applicants go through a background check.
- Once fees are paid and background check clears, the applicant is issued a permit to show they are
The City of Baldwin City is currently accepting proposals for use of a building at the corner of 8th and High Streets next to the city water fountain. The building is currently used as a storage shed and previously it was used as the chamber of
This month's utility bills will be delivered in plain envelopes due to a supply shortage at the printer. We hope to have regular envelopes by next month, but please be aware that may not be possible.
The Emerald Ash Borer (~Agrilus planipennis~) is a small metallic green beetle native to China and first discovered in the US in 2002 in Michigan. It is often referred to as EAB and had probably been in the US for 20 years before discovered. The adult beetle is about 0.3” long and metallic green.
For Immediate Release
Around 10am on June 7, 2022, BCPD was dispatched in regard to a disturbance with weapons call. Upon investigation, officers found what was described to them as a road rage incident which culminated with a gun threat against a 45yo male in the parking lot at
Baldwin City, KS - The Douglas County Heritage Conservation Council (HCC) is hosting a preservation conference, “Trails, Tales and Structures: The Stories of Douglas County Heritage,” June 24-25 in Baldwin City. The conference will offer site tours of
Over 60 individuals have registered their yard sales on the Citywide Yardsale Map for this weekend. Are you headed to Baldwin to shop? Pick up a newspaper with all the listings inside at The Nook, grab a free printed map with listings at the Library or City Hall through open hours on
Baldwin City is in search of a citizen representative to join the City Council's Strategic Planning Committee. This committee develops and reviews long term and shorter term strategic planning to address economic development, quality of life, infrastructure,
We’re rolling into another Baldwin Summer with Beach Boys good, good, good, good vibes in our heads! The pool is full and ready to open up Memorial Day weekend, the fountain is running, splashpad is on, and the flowers are blooming as the trees
Power was off for about two hours this morning, May 15th, between 8am and 10am, due to an area-wide outage likely due to the strong thunderstorms rolling through.
There is one isolated area off 11th street that may not be fully restored yet due to a downed line. If your power is still out
Crews will be out Monday, May 16th, to pick up the remainder of trees and limbs that fell across the street from Sunday morning's storms, and will continue until that work is finished.
All tree limbs and brush to be picked up need to be placed on the curb as soon as possible. City workers
Beginning at 8am on Tuesday, May 3rd, Public Works is working with a contractor to replace the motor controls on Pump #1 at our North Water Pumping Station.
The power at the station will need to be disconnected for 3 to 4 hours while they install a new main circuit breaker. The water tower
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN AND TO ALL PERSONS INTERESTED:
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on May 10, 2022, the Baldwin City Planning Commission will hold a public hearing at the Public Library meeting room, 800 7th Street, Baldwin City, Kansas, at 7:00 P.M., to
CITYWIDE CLEANUP IS TAKING PLACE ON JUNE 11, 2022, 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
The City of Baldwin City is requesting proposals from qualified firms for Information Technology Support Services. The City does NOT currently have an IT department and is currently using an outside vendor to provide maintenance and support on an as needed basis. The purpose of the IT Support
At 2:07pm Baldwin City Police Department responded to an incident at a professional building located in the 800 block of Ames Street. A vehicle accident resulted in damage to the building and vehicle but no injuries. Baldwin City electric distribution
Baldwin City Public Works Department submits an annual report to the state of Kansas regarding the quality of our drinking water. The 2022 Consumer Confidence Report, covering the calendar year 2021, Read More
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Now seeking a new Library Board member residing within city limits or within the boundaries of Baldwin City School District. Join our active and evolving Baldwin City Library to help build services and create opportunities for Baldwin City. Board
Ain’ no one want this, but here we are: At least four inches of snow on the way, Baldwin School District is closed for an extra “spring break snow day,” and ScoopDogg and Big Boss plows are ready to roll. So much for the blue skies smiling at us earlier today, it’s bread and milk time
Douglas County Emergency Management is offering “Weather 101” at 6:30 p.m. on March 3. This educational class will be in Flory Meeting Hall at the Douglas County Fairgrounds, 2120 Harper St., and it is open to anyone at no cost. It will include information about severe thunderstorm development,
Wow! You all are amazing!
Our snow crew spent a very long day yesterday clearing the city streets in a snowstorm. A few came in at 5am and the last two individuals left around 8pm. The full crew — 12 people all together — was out from 7am until after 6pm, which is a grueling long day
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN AND TO ALL PERSONS INTERESTED:
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on March 8, 2022, the Baldwin City Planning Commission will hold a public hearing at the Public Library meeting room, 800 7th Street, Baldwin City, Kansas, at 7:00 P.M., to
ORDINANCE NO. 1443
AN ORDINANCE ADOPTING A NEIGHBORHOOD REVITALIZATION PROGRAM AND DESIGNATING A REVITALIZATION AREA, ALL AS PROVIDED FOR IN K.S.A. 12-17, 114 et seq., NEIGHBORHOOD REVITALIZATION ACT, AND AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF
ORDINANCE NO. 1444
AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF BALDWIN CITY, KANSAS, TO ENTER INTO A LEASE PURCHASE TRANSACTION, THE PROCEEDS OF WHICH WILL BE USED TO PAY THE COSTS OF ACQUIRING A FIRE TRUCK AND RELATED EQUIPMENT; AND TO APPROVE THE EXECUTION OF
Our wastewater treatment staff have had a somewhat crappy Monday morning. These three little P beings are here to ask you nicely to please be careful what you flush into the sewer system. Flushable wipes might go down, but they tend to clog up
ANNOUNCEMENT: Ground Hog Day in Baldwin City has been postponed indefinitely due to the weather.
Here’s a hyperlocal road report from Baldwin City Police Department this morning.
“Roads were good most of the night but are getting progressively slicker as the storm continues.
The Baldwin City Police Department is seeking any potential information regarding acts of vandalism in the 800 block of Deer Ridge Court anytime January 31st or early February 1st.
Officers are currently investigating leads related to items left at the scene. Any reports involving activity
Effective January 31st, the front lobby of the Police Department will once again be open to the public for walk-in reports, VIN inspections, and fingerprinting services. We do ask that only one person be in the lobby at a time due to Covid concerns.
Thank you for your understanding
This time of year, the days are short and the weather unpredictable. We know there’s a lot of uncertainty and anxiety that comes with the disruption of plans when bad weather hits. Here are some answers to questions we get every year, and some insight into the planning and process of being
Under the supervision of the Lead Journeyman Lineman, the Journeyman Lineman is a non-exempt position under FLSA. This position is responsible for maintaining, building, and repairing the electric distribution system. This position operates equipment, digs
LAWRENCE, KS – An emergency public health order that requires face coverings for those ages 2 and older inside public spaces in Douglas County will go into effect Friday, Jan. 7, to help protect the community as COVID-19 cases have rapidly increased during the past
In light of the recent spike of COVID infections in the County and the Douglas County mask mandate effective Friday, January 7th, we are temporarily modifying our current operating procedures at the Baldwin City Police Department.
- All fingerprinting services are suspended until
The Baldwin City Police Department was dispatched to a one vehicle accident at about midnight last night in the 300 block of Washington. The vehicle apparently left the roadway and struck a power pole shearing the pole in
The City of Baldwin City, Kansas (the City) is requesting proposals from architecture and engineering firms interested, experienced, and knowledgeable in working with public entities in the design and construction or renovation of facilities for use as a community center.
There have been a number of power outages over the last week, especially on the west side of Baldwin City. These are not due to a single cause.
- Early in the morning on November 11th, there was a regulator fire on Evergy’s system outside town, Read More
At 6am on Thursday, November 18th, there will be a short power outage (around five minutes) in order to safely remove a line related to the construction at Baker University’s stadium project. This will affect customers located between High Street and 56 Highway, and from 1st Street to 5th Street.
Coming soon, a program to bring lower-cost homes to town!
Tenants to Homeowners will soon have homes in Baldwin City available for purchase by qualifying buyers. Click on the image to view more photos.
If you’re unfamiliar with their community housing trust and home
Around 4:25am Thursday, November 11th, power went out in Baldwin City due to a regulator fire on Evergy’s equipment outside town. The power surge caused our main breaker to open and locked it out. The on call city electric crew member had to come in and manually close the breaker once
Go to the City tab at the top of our page, choose Council, and then Meetings. You'll be able to watch council videos live or archived there.
Or you could bookmark this link: https://www.baldwincity.org/council-events to keep track of what City Council is up to!
Wondering which streets are about to be one way? Where to find handicapped parking?
(Answer: Indiana and Grove Streets, between 6th and 9th)
Here's the official Maple Leaf map, as well as a schedule overview.