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State Highway 371 Bike and Pedestrian Crossing Study Overview

Crossing Study Overview

The purpose of the study is to identify bike/pedestrian crossing improvements along Highway 371 at the signals as well as potential opportunities to construct a grade-separated crossing within the study area. Within the study area, there are existing traffic signals at Excelsior Road and Woida Road, with marked pedestrian crosswalks and pedestrian walk signals. These intersections are far apart, so pedestrians have to walk long distances to cross Highway 371. The study will also look for east-west trail connection opportunities. The City Comprehensive Plan identifies future trails at Clearwater Road and Woida Road, which will provide multimodal connections to and across Highway 371.

Policy Study Overview

The purpose of the study is to create a bike/pedestrian policy for use when reviewing roadway improvement projects in the City. Within the study area, there are 85 miles of roadway. The Policy Study will examine existing infrastructure, nation-wide best practices, and ways that Baxter can implement safe and cost-effective bicycle and pedestrian improvements.

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2018 Hunting Map

The City of Baxter hunting map has seen some changes over the past few years.  Please review the map if you are planning on doing any hunting within the city limits. The map identifies where hunting is permitted and what type of weapon can be used in each designated area. As a reminder, hunters still need written permission from the property owner to hunt. It is also the responsibility of the hunter to know if hunting is permitted on the land which they are hunting.

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2019 South Interceptor / North Forestview & Forestview Stormwater Outlet Improvements Project Public Information Meeting

Thank you to all residents and property owners who attended the 2019 South Interceptor / North Forestview & Forestview Stormwater Outlet Improvements Project Public Information Meeting on Thursday, September 20, 2018. Your interest in the project and input on the design was greatly appreciated. For those property owners that were not in attendance, a copy of the feasibility report and information meeting handout is available for download below.

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Meeting Calendar

December 2018

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  • Special Council - Truth and Taxation and Budget
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  • Council Work Session
  • City Council Meeting
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  • Utilities Commission
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  • Planning & Zoning Commission
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  • Special Council
  • Special Council
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  • Joint P&Z and Long Range
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  • City Council Meeting
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  • Special Council
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  • Canceled Parks & Trails Commission
  • Closed at Noon Christmas Eve Observed
  • Canceled Long Range
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  • City Hall Closed
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Meeting Calendar

December 11, 2018
  • Planning & Zoning Commission @ 6:00 pm

December 13, 2018
  • Special Council @ 6:00 pm

    2019 Mill and Overlay and Full Depth Reclamation Improvement Hearing

  • Special Council @ 7:30 pm

    2019 Memorywood Drive Improvement Hearing