The Baldwin Beacon

Volume 24, July 12th, 2021

June Council Recap

June 1st, City Council approved four fireworks stand applications and three special event resolutions. The event resolutions had to do with alcohol waivers for Maple Leaf 2021, a regular weekly Cornhole BYOB for the summer, and the Independence Day Celebration.

New business included consideration of a formal policy for the sale and lease of city-owned property, the appointment of Public Works Director Rob Culley to the Douglas County Emergency Management Board, and approval of the purchase of Relays and Meters for the Newton Street Sub-Station.

June 15th, Council approved one last fireworks stand. The purchase and lease policy returned for more discussion, and approved a voluntary annexation of a 10-acre tract of land near 56 Highway and 1600 Road. A maintenance proposal for the existing electric substation on Newton Street was also approved. Council also considered a draft ordinance for the regulation of water wells inside city limits.

You may watch City Council meetings, live or after the fact, on YouTube at any time. You may also access all agendas, minutes, and related files here.

Library Corner

Baldwin City Library is seeking volunteers. Contact them at 785-594-3411 for more information.

Hot spots and laptops are available for checkout. This is a great resource for anyone without a computer or with a temporary need.

Just Food’s Cruising Cupboard is at the Library the first Wednesday of every month. Anyone can shop the Cruising Cupboard. Just show up and they’ll walk you through it and get you some delicious food. Questions about the Cruising Cupboard? Email Michaela at


This summer is ablaze with events all over town, from the Recreation Commission, the Lumberyard Arts Center, and the Library, as well as many other organizations. Here are some highlights.