Sunday, April 30, 2017

Baldwin City Council Agenda - May 2, 2017

Council Agenda - Baldwin City

A. Call to Order- Mayor Marilyn Pearse
B. Consent Agenda
1. Minutes of the April 18, 2017 Regular Meeting
2. Proclamation - Bicycle month
3. Chamber of Commerce Special Event Application
4. Fellowship Bible Church Special Event Application
C. Public Comment:
Members of the public are welcome to comment on items relating to City business not listed on this
Agenda. Please stand and wait to be recognized by the Mayor. As a general practice, the comments may or may not be acted upon by the Council during the meeting, or Council may refer the items to staff for follow up.
If you wish to comment on an item listed on the Agenda, a sign-up sheet is provided for you to sign in and provide your address. You will be called on when the Agenda item of interest is under discussion by the Council.
D. Special Reports or Presentations
1. Linda Craighead-Department of Tourism & Travel
E. Old Business
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F. New Business
1. Baldwin City Planning Commission request
a. Waive one year limitation - Section 31-106
2. Ordinance 1367, amending zoning ordinance 1247
3. Ordinance 1369 Electric Meter testing
4. Ordinance 1370 Water Meter testing
5. Resolution - Establishing Charges and Fees Schedule
G. Committee and/or Commission Reports
1. Budget and Finance/Kathy Gerstner, David Simmons
2. Community Development Committee/Steve Bauer, Tony Brown
3. Public Health and Safety Committee/David Simmons, Kathy Gerstner
4. Public Works Committee/Christi Darnell, Steve Bauer
5. Utilities Committee/ Tony Brown, Christi Darnell
H. City Administrator and Staff comments
1. 2017 Police Department report
2. Financial Summary and Vendor Reports
I. Council & Mayor Comments
J. Executive Session
K. Adjourn

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Ivan Jarett (Jay) Morgan Obituary

 Ivan Jarett (Jay) Morgan
Age 93 of Fort Collins
Jay passed away peacefully April 20, 2017 while in the Centre Rehabilitation facility. He had been living in New Mercer Commons since July of last year. Jay has been a resident of Fort Collins since 1998 when he and his wife, Lila Jean Morgan moved from Prairie Village, Kansas.
Jay Morgan was born January 7, 1924, in Baldwin City, Kansas, to Orvil Scott Morgan and Myrnice Crysler Morgan. After graduating from Baldwin High School, he joined the United States Navy on May 15, 1943, where he became a pilot. During World War II, he predominantly flew carrier based SB 2 C Curtis Hell Diver dive bombers. After the end of the War, he continued to fly with the Naval Reserve until he was honorably discharged from the Armed Forces October 14, 1955. He returned to Baldwin in 1945 to attended Baker University, where he met Lila Jean Bachman, whom he married on August 24, 1949. After graduating from Baker in 1948, he began his professional career with the Equitable Life Assurance Company, where he worked as an executive for nearly 30 years until retiring. He then went on to work in residential real estate sales for another 10 years, prior to moving to Colorado to be with family.

Surviving family include three sons, Ross Morgan and his wife Kathy, Randy Morgan and his wife Nancy, and Mitch Morgan and his wife Becky; four grandchildren, Lyndsay Morgan, Allie Morgan, Tyler Morgan, and Taylor Morgan; and numerous loving nieces and nephews, and their families.
The last of his generation, he is preceded in death by his wife Jean, who died February 1, 2005; his parents, his brother, O. Scott Morgan, and his sisters, Buena Vista Ulrich, Noreen Williams and Jane Cross.
Jay was a loving father and patriarch to his sons and extended family. His warm smile and kind heart will be sorely missed by all who knew him.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Area Happenings - Week of April 23, 2017

Here are the upcoming events that the Gazette has been made aware of as of  April 22, 2017.
To submit an item to the community events calendar, please email it to press@baldwingazette.com.


April 25, 2017

A Conversation with Senator Tom Holland
State Senator Tom Holland has represented the third district, including Baldwin City, since 2009. He was a member of the Kansas House of Representatives from 2003-2008. Tom will share his perspective  on the current legislative session, and discuss current legislation going forward statewide.

 Location: Baldwin City Library
                  800 7th St
                  Baldwin City, KS

Time: 6 P.M.

For more information call 785-331-0421


April 27, 2017
Thankful Thursday Free Community Meal        

Serving 6 to 7 pm       

 Ives Chapel UMC  
1018 Miami   
Baldwin  City

Free community meals are the last Thursday of the month




 May 13, 2017 

Baldwin High School Graduation
Time:  2pm – 3pm




May 13-14, 2017

Kansas Linux Festival 
Kansas Linux Fest (KLF) is an annual event dedicated to free and open source software as well as open knowledge and education. This year marks the third annual event and will be held in Wichita, Kansas May 12-14th, 2017 at Wichita State University.
KLF 2017 is open and welcome to people of all experiences; you do not have to be a “Linux expert” to attend and benefit from attending.

Location: Wichita State University

More Information: http://kansaslinuxfest.org/
Admission:  Free (Donations Accepted)




May 17, 2017

Rotary Grocery Grab


Don’t Miss Out on Your Chance to WIN  one of 3 prizes! Grab all the groceries you can in 5 minutes at the Baldwin City Market!  Up to $1000 in groceries!!
3 finalists drawn May 17 @ Rotary meeting
May 20 – The 3 finalists will draw for: $50 gift card $100 gift card




  • Tickets: $10 each Ticket info:  785-331-7234  - Ask for Scott 
  • All proceeds support the local charitable projects of the Baldwin City Rotary
  • Alcohol, Tobacco, Lottery and gift cards excluded 
  • Second and third prize are gift cards to the Baldwin City Market 
  • A Rotary member will notify finalist


  • May 24, 2017
    Thankful Thursday Free Community Meal        

    Serving 6 to 7 pm       

     Ives Chapel UMC  
    1018 Miami   
    Baldwin  City

    Free community meals are the last Thursday of the month


    June 7-9, 2017

    Baker Summer STEM Camp
    Science, Technology, Engineering and Math!  Wow!
    Be a part of Baker University's first ever Summer STEM camp in which your child can partake in activities both on campus and at Baker's very own Wetlands. Activities include rocket building, programing, exploring natural wildlife up close and much more!
    Need more information, can't access Baker's website?
    Contact: Emma Byrd, camp director
    at stemcamp@bakeru.edu
    -or-
    by phone Monday-Friday at
    (913) 317-6287

    • Ages: Students entering 7-9
    • When: June 7-9 (Wednesday-Friday) 9 A.M. - 3:30 P.M.
    • Cost:  $50
    • Siblings attending get a 10% discount off total cost
    • Enroll by May 1st
    • Campers receive Booklets, T-Shirts and Snacks
    • https://www.bakeru.edu/stem-camp/

    Location: Baker University
    Ivan L. Boyd Center
    413 6th Street
    Baldwin City, KS



    June 10, 2017
    LMH Summer Spray 5K
    Eudora



    Kids 12 and Under $10

    Adult Preregistration (online at least 48 hours before event) $25
    preregister at:
    www.lmhendowment.org/summerspray

    Adult Registration (1 hour before event) $30

    For more information: 785-505-3318


    June 24, 2017

    LMH Summer Spray 5K
    Baldwin City



    Kids 12 and Under $10

    Adult Preregistration (online at least 48 hours before event) $25
    preregister at:
    www.lmhendowment.org/summerspray

    Adult Registration (1 hour before event) $30

    For more information: 785-505-3318



    June 28, 2017
    Thankful Thursday Free Community Meal        

    Serving 6 to 7 pm       

     Ives Chapel UMC  
    1018 Miami   
    Baldwin  City

    Free community meals are the last Thursday of the month



    July 15, 2017
    LMH Summer Spray 5K
    Tonganoxie

    Kids 12 and Under $10

    Adult Preregistration (online at least 48 hours before event) $25
    preregister at:
    www.lmhendowment.org/summerspray

    Adult Registration (1 hour before event) $30

    For more information: 785-505-3318



    Every 4th Thursday of the Month

    10 A.M. - 11 A.M.
    Mobile Food Bank
    Baldwin City New Life Assembly of God
    118 5th St
    Baldwin City, KS
    Stay in car, line up and drive through

    Every Tuesday through October
    Eudora Local Gardening Farmer’s Market
    4:30 pm – 6:30 pm Tuesdays 
     through October 2016
    1402 Church Street
    Eudora, KS. 
    In the parking lot of Gene’s Hartland Foods. 
    Local, fresh produce and foods offered by local growers and producers!


    Every Wednesday through October
    De Soto Farmer’s Market (Fresh Promise’s Market)
    4:30 pm – 6:30 pm Wednesdays through October 2016 
    at The Barn at Kill Creek Farm
    9200 Kill Creek Road
    De Soto, KS
     Local, fresh produce and foods offered by local growers and producers!


     Every Thursday through October
    Cottin's Hardware Farmer's Market on Thursdays from 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm through September at Cottin's Hardware & Rental back parking lot - 1832 Massachusetts Street, Lawrence, KS. Local vendors offer a variety of goods including produce, baked items, hot foods, meats, eggs, soaps, jams, jellies, herbs, fudge and much more!  


     Every Friday through October
    Perry Lecompton Farmers' Market 
    Fridays from 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm 
    at Bernie's parking lot
    24 Hwy and Ferguson Road
    Perry, KS
    Visit the market to find fresh vegetables, fruits, homemade jams and jellies, baked goods, honey, fresh cut flowers, farm fresh eggs, handmade crafts and more!