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News and Announcements

Fall Leaf Disposal

Updated Dates Hengel’s Ready Mix and Construction, Inc. will accept leaves and grass clippings from Baxter residents starting on October 6 through October 31 and November 3 through November 7.

Disposal times are:

Monday-Friday 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Baxter residents will be charged a fee to use the disposal site outside of the specified dates and times.

Brush, tree trimmings, and garbage will not be accepted.

Hengel’s Ready Mix and Construction, Inc. is located five miles west of Baxter on the north side of State Highway 210. Once inside the yard, follow the signs to the Baxter disposal site.

Local Option Sales Tax Extension Informational Meeting

The City of Baxter will be hosting informational meetings on the extension of the city’s existing local option sales tax.  At the November 4, 2014 general election, voters will be asked to consider extending the sales tax to continue to pay for infrastructure improvements.  The informational meetings are being held to provide residents the opportunity to learn more about the proposed sales tax extension and have their questions answered.

What?      Local Option Sales Tax Informational Meeting

Where?   Baxter City Hall, 13190 Memorywood Drive

When?     Monday, October 20 at 7:00 p.m. or Tuesday, October 28 at 6:00 p.m.

Have your questions answered at the informational meeting.  Make an informed choice at the November 4th election.

For more information on the local option sales tax extension, click here.

Fall 2014 Newsletter - Local Option Sales Tax Information Fall 2014 Newsletter - Second Edition - Local Option Sales Tax Information

Comprehensive Plan – Public Hearing Continued to October 27, 2014

On September 22, 2014, the Long Range Planning Commission opened the Public Hearing for the Comprehensive Plan update and continued the hearing to October 27, 214 at 6:00 p.m. to allow any final comments regarding the Comprehensive Plan.

The Long Range Planning Commission has requested people submit any written comments to the City by October 14, 2014.

City Website: www.baxtermn.gov
Phone: (218) 454-0245
Email: compplan@baxtermn.gov
City Hall Address:
P.O. Box 2626
13190 Memorywood Drive
Baxter, MN 56425

Park Facilities Closing Schedule

The City of Baxter Park restroom facilities and drinking fountains will be closing for the season starting on Monday, October 27th, 2014. The schedule for closing the park restroom facilities is as follows:

  • Whipple Lake Recreational Facility – Monday, October 27th
  • Oscar Kristofferson Park – Tuesday, October 28th
  • Southdale Park – Wednesday, October 29th
  • Loren Thompson Park – Thursday, October 30th
  • Berrywood Park – Friday, October 31st

Inglewood Dr Closure

The City of Baxter is issuing the following notice in regards to an upcoming road closure. Any questions or concerns should be directed to the City of Baxter Public Works Department at (218) 454-5115 or publicworks@baxtermn.gov.

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Upcoming Meetings

  • November 5, 2014
    • Utilities Commission @ 4:00 pm
    • City Council Meeting @ 7:00 pm
  • November 6, 2014
    • Architectural Review Commission @ 7:30 am
    • Special Council Budget Work Session @ 5:30 pm
  • November 11, 2014
    • City Hall Closed @ 8:00 am