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News and Announcements

Planning Baxter’s Future – Residential Zoning District Study

Do you have views regarding the City’s plan for residential growth?   Do you have a larger residential property and/or have views regarding City requirements about subdividing the property or minimum lot size requirements?  If so, now is the time to let the city know.  Based on guidance from the City’s Comprehensive plan (adopted in 2015), the City will be considering changes to the F (Commercial Forestry), RS (Special Residential/Cluster), and R-1 (Low Density Residential) Zoning Districts.  See the zoning map below to see what your property is zoned or contact the City to find out.

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Planning Baxter’s Future – Gateway Standards Study

When you drive into Baxter on State Highway 371 or on State Highway 210, do you have opinions about how these roadway corridors should look or develop into the future?  The intent of the study is to evaluate Gateway Standards for the City of Baxter and determine what zoning amendments are required.  The City of Baxter’s Comprehensive Plan (adopted in 2015) states that the City needs to develop a new Business Gateway Zoning District for properties guided Business Gateway in the area between College Road and County Road 48 on Highway 371.  The Comprehensive Plan also states that Gateway Standards should be established for land on both sides of State Highway 371 from County Road 48 to the southern boundary of the City of Baxter and on the north side of State Highway 210 from west of Norway drive to the western boundary of the City of Baxter.

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Spring Leaf Disposal

The City of Baxter will once again have a leaf disposal site at Hengel’s this Spring free of charge, for residents. The schedule is as follows:

Apr. 15 – May 24 

M-F      7am – 5pm

Sat       8am – Noon

Sun      CLOSED

* Leaves and grass clippings ONLY. Small Fee for brush.

** As always, Residents may dispose of brush at no charge at Mike’s Tree Company. Please stop into sales office before dumping. Please call for hours.

Cypress Drive Construction Update

Beginning at 7:00 AM on Monday, April 8th, 2019, Cypress Drive between Industrial Park Road and College Road, and Industrial Park Road at the intersection of Cypress Drive will be closed to through traffic for approximately 6 consecutive weeks, weather dependent, for construction of the street and underground utilities. Property access along Cypress Drive and Industrial Park Road will be maintained during construction. Please monitor the construction signage and drive with caution in the work zone area.

Please contact SEH Consulting Engineer Scott Hedlund at 218.855.1705 or SEH Construction Observer Mark Johannes at 218.821.3940, if you have any questions or concerns. The 24-hour emergency contact for the construction prime contractor is: Clint Christians, Landwehr Construction Inc., Superintendent, 320.248.0889.

Crow Wing County ALERT

Your safety is our top concern. That’s why the City of Baxter and the Baxter Police Department want to make sure you know about emergencies and incidents as they happen. By opting into the Crow Wing County ALERT emergency notification system you will be informed before, during, and after incidents that could impact your safety. Crow Wing County ALERT, powered by Everbridge, will allow us to send you messages about situations as they happen across multiple devices, including your home phone, mobile device, email, and more. Please sign up online at: https://crowwing.us/356/Emergency-Management


Meeting Calendar

April 2019

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
  • Council Work Session
  • City Council Meeting
  • Utilities Commission
  • Planning & Zoning Commission
  • Special Council
  • Council Work Session
  • City Council Meeting
  • Canceled Parks & Trails Commission
  • Open House with Long Range
  • Special Council
  • Special Council

Meeting Calendar

April 22, 2019
  • Canceled Parks & Trails Commission @ 4:00 pm

  • Open House with Long Range @ 5:30 pm

April 23, 2019
  • Special Council @ 5:30 pm

  • Special Council @ 7:00 pm