The Baldwin Beacon
Volume 27, November 8th
It’s a stunning day, full of texture and colors.
Why not take a quick stroll, stop in at the library, drop in and say hi at City Hall, or sign up for the Strategic Planning Engagement Session taking place tomorrow evening. It’s a great chance to interact with friends, neighbors, and city staff and elected officials. Plus, it’s fun! Here’s a video from the first engagement session, which took place October 28th. We’ve posted a summary of the first event on our website, over here.
The purpose of the conversation Tuesday, November 9th, is to identify specific suggestions, improvements, or actions to take to make advancements in key areas. Everyone is invited to join the conversation; participation in the first event is not required for participation in the second. Sign up now (or just show up!) and bring a neighbor.
All City Offices will be closed for Veterans Day on Thursday, November 11th. Note that trash pick up is normal for the week, however.
It’s flu season, and the Baldwin City Library has just the thing. Stop in at the library this Wednesday, 4-7pm. No appointment needed, just walk in.
National Business Women’s Week
Mayor Simoneau presented a proclamation at City Council Meeting October 19th to the Baldwin City Business & Professional Women for National Business Women’s Week, which is October 17-23.
Council Agendas & Meeting Schedule
Council agendas have been light recently, with one meeting in October taking a grand total of three minutes. You can always find agendas, live video archives, and meeting schedules on our website.
Unofficial results of the November 2nd election are available on the Douglas County Elections website. For city positions, elected officials will be sworn in at the first meeting in January. Results remain unofficial until the November 15th canvass. Per the unofficial results, Susan Pitts was elected for a second term as Council Member, Jerry Smith was elected for a first term as Council Member, and Mayor Casey Simoneau was elected to a second term as Mayor of Baldwin City.
Main Street America, Kansas Main Street, and the Baldwin City Chamber of Commerce/Main Street are requesting feedback on your shopping habits, what you believe our community needs, and the Downtown Area.
Tenants to Homeowners
Tenants to Homeowners (TTH) will soon have homes in Baldwin City available for purchase by qualifying buyers!
If you’re unfamiliar with their community housing trust and home purchase program, read more here.
They are building three new homes on the 900 Block of 12th Street & around the corner on Jersey. Two of these homes will be 3 bedroom split-entry ranches, the home on Jersey will be a 3 bedroom true slab ranch with a zero-step entry. Two additional homes will be purchased into our community housing trust. All five homes will be sold at approximately 40% subsidy to qualifying buyers and held permanently affordable in our community housing trust.
The City of Baldwin City is now hiring a full time receptionist and a part time crossing guard (new position, to be located at 8th and Ames Street) . Check out the job listings below, or email the City Clerk with questions.
Thank you for reading!
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