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    Berrywood Park Berrywood park located south of College Rd
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    Forestview Middle School Aerial view of ISD 181 Forestview Middle School in the Fall
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    Whipple Beach Playground at Whipple Beach Recreational Area

News and Announcements

Advisory 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.  These vacancies have occurred due to long-term commission members moving.  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. The deadline for applications is October 13, 2017.

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Fall Leave Disposal

This fall Hengel’s Ready Mix and Construction, Inc. will be accepting leaves and grass clippings free of charge from Baxter residents. Hengel’s will charge a small fee for brush disposal.

The 2017 fall schedule is as follows:

October 16 through November 6 (ending date may be earlier, depending on weather)

M-F      7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Sat       8:00 a.m. – Noon (October 21 & 28 ONLY)

Sun      CLOSED

Excelsior Road Closure

Starting on Monday, September 11, 2017, Excelsior Road from Inglewood Drive to Forest Drive will be closed for construction. The City of Baxter will send an official notice of the re-opening when construction is complete.

The purpose of this notice is to let you know of this work and to provide advance notice to emergency services to be aware of possible slow traffic or closed roadways. Please drive with caution when in a construction zone and expect traffic delays and detours during this construction phase.

Please contact WSN Project Engineer Aric Welch at 218-820-7516 or Tri-City Paving representative Tim Otremba at 320-360-4853 if you have any questions or concerns. We appreciate your patience during this construction process.

City of Baxter Receives Financial Reporting Award

The City of Baxter was awarded the Government Finance Officers Association’s (GFOA) Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for its 2015 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR). The award represents the fifth consecutive for the city.

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New Animal Shelter

The City of Baxter would like to make everyone aware of a new animal shelter that has recently opened just north of the City of Lakeshore. The Babinski Foundation Animal Shelter is a multi-million dollar facility that has just opened and is looking to assist in serving sheltering needs of animals in our community.

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Recent Agendas

City Council

09.19.2017 (26.9 MB)

09.05.2017 Work Session (6.4 MB)

09.05.2017 Council (1.7 MB)

09.05.2017 Council (0.8 MB)

08.15.2017 Council Packet (7.1 MB)

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Meeting Calendar

September 2017

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  • Council Work Session
  • EDA
  • City Council Meeting
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  • Utilities Commission
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  • Planning & Zoning Commission
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  • Canceled Parks & Trails Commission
  • Canceled Long Range
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Meeting Calendar

September 19, 2017
  • Council Work Session @ 5:45 pm

  • City Council Meeting @ 7:00 pm

    City Council Meeting