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News and Announcements

Notice of Interim Ordinance at City Council Meeting

At the regular City Council meeting of August 22, 2018, the City Council will consider ordinances for the following:

  1. City Council authorization for the completion of a residential zoning district study.
  2. City Council consideration of enacting an interim zoning ordinance to prevent residential subdivisions for properties that are zoned RS, Special Residential/Cluster and F, Commercial Forestry, while the City complete the residential zoning district study based on residential growth guidance form the City’s Comprehensive Plan.

This notice of the residential zoning district study and the interim ordinance is provided 14 days in advance of the above described City Council meeting, in compliance with Minnesota Statute 462.355.

Josh Doty

Community Development Directtor

Commission Openings

The City of Baxter is seeking citizens interested in becoming more active in their city government by serving on the city’s advisory commissions. Seats are currently open on the Utilities Commission, Planning and Zoning Commission, and Parks and Trails Commission. The advisory commissions recommend policy to the city council and advise the city council on a variety of issues. You must be a resident of Baxter to apply.

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Change of Polling Location

Voters in the P2W Precinct will no longer vote at Forestview Middle School. Due to safety concerns, ISD 181 asked the City of Baxter to find an alternate location to conduct elections. The City found limited options within the P2W Precinct that would provide adequate accessible space for conducting elections. Statue Statutes allow polling locations to be located within close proximity of the precinct boundary. Lakewood Evangelical Free Church, 6284 Fairview Road, was willing to allow the City to conduct elections in their facility and the facility met all of the requirements to be a polling location. Beginning with the August 14, 2018 Primary Election, voters in the P2W Precinct will now vote at Lakewood Evangelical Free Church. 


The remaining polling locations remain unchanged. The other polling locations include: P1W Baxter City Hall, P1E Lord of Life Lutheran Church, and P2E Heritage Church.

Excelsior Road/Cypress Drive Intersection Closure

Landwehr Construction Inc. just advised the 6-week closure of the Excelsior Road/Cypress Drive intersection will start Monday, July 30th at 6:00 AM.

The official detour route is along TH 210. See image below.

Project website with additional information ==>   http://www.sehinc.com/cypress

Highway 210 lanes close overnight in Baxter beginning July 30, 2018

Motorists who travel Highway 210 east of Highway 371 may experience overnight delays as both directions of the road are intermittently reduced to a single lane beginning Monday, July 30th.

The lane closures will occur between Highway 371 and Baxter Drive, from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m., up to seven nights per week, through mid-August. The lane closures are needed while crews construct the new Highway 210/Cypress Drive intersection. The intersection is one part of the larger Cypress Drive Improvement Project led by the city of Baxter.

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Meeting Calendar

August 2018

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  • Council Work Session
  • City Council Meeting
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  • Utilities
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  • Primary Election
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  • Planning & Zoning Commission
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  • Architectural Review Commission Meeting
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  • Night to Unite
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  • Council Work Session
  • City Council Meeting
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  • Parks & Trails Commission
  • Long Range
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  • Council Budget Work Session
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Meeting Calendar

August 14, 2018
  • Primary Election @ 7:00 am

August 15, 2018
  • Planning & Zoning Commission @ 6:00 pm