The Baldwin Beacon Volume 14, July 22, 2020

A collection of local interest items to help keep you up-to-date and informed. This newsletter is part of Baldwin City Municipal Government's Communication Initiative. #BaldwinTogether.

Top 5 Flags

Have you seen the Top 5 flag designs? They're available for public voting now through July 31st. Vote online here, or with a paper ballot available in your utility bill, at City Hall, and at the Lumberyard Art Center. Top two designs as decided by public vote will go to City Council for final decision. A BIG thank you to each one who participated in the submission process, and congratulations to the Top 5 designers!

Handy Flow Chart

We've been finding this flow chart both helpful and reassuring. Definitely continue masking up and practicing great hygiene as Douglas County's covid numbers continue to be active. If you're unsure whether you should be quarantined, call your primary care physician or LDC Health. And use this chart, because it's super handy =)

Music Survey

In order to best serve businesses, visitors, and residents of the downtown Baldwin City area, the Baldwin City Council is seeking input on the optimal number of hours and timing of music played publicly over the speaker system.

This survey is only intended to address the total number of hours music is played and the timing of those hours; we do recognize people have differences of opinion over musical styles.

One submission per individual. Please choose the options closest to what you think is best, and add further comments if desired.

City Council will receive a summary of all input with no individual identifying information.

Get your opinion on the record now.

Baker (not) at City Hall

Jason Hannah, Executive Director of Marketing at Baker University, and Glenn Rodden, Baldwin City Administrator had a conversation on the record July 16th.

Topics covered include:

  • Fall schedule
  • Safety measures on and off campus
  • What will sports look like?
  • Current testing protocol
  • For up-to-date information, check bakeru.edu/coronavirus.

Pioneer Cemetery

We met with Susan Pearson-Davis recently to discuss the significance of the cemetery and the grant received from Douglas County Heritage Conservation Council for tombstone restoration. Click through to read the historical information she provided about the cemetery.

Mystery Mike

BCPD got a sweet little thank you Monday morning, from this little gal and her mom. Thank you for all you do, Mystery Mike - from this community to you and your department.

Leave your own comment here.

Hakuna Matata

Kids got you stir crazy? Go watch the Lion King at the Rec Commission's drive in movie event at 8:45pm tomorrow night! Bonus: Popcorn and snacks can come straight from your cupboard.


It's looking to be seriously hot and steamy this weekend. Take it easy and stay safe.