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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
July 14th — Town Hall Meeting at Baldwin City Library with Mayor Casey Simoneau and Representative Christina Haswood, 6:30-8:30pm.
City Council Meeting July 20th, 7pm at Baldwin City Library
July 22nd and 23rd, Red Bricks & Storied Structures: A Preservation Conference. This is a free conference hosted in Baldwin City and coordinated by the Douglas County Heritage Conservation Council. Sign up today to attend! More information here.
July 27th, City Council Budget Worksession, 7pm at the American Legion Hall
August 20 & 21, Smoke on the Bricks. A big time BBQ competition in downtown Baldwin City! Friday evening the general public is welcome to come out and hang with their friends and families for the evening from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Live bands, food trucks and kids activities will be on site.
Formal BBQ judging will begin on Saturday in the categories of chicken, ribs, pork and brisket. Lumberyard Live on High will be providing music from 11 to 3 right in the center of downtown. Ryan Manuel starts things off at 11, followed by Megan Luttrell at 12, and Jenna and Martin close the day from 1 to 3.