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

News and Announcements

Spring Load Restrictions

Spring load restrictions have been lifted for the City of Baxter.

Spring Leaf Disposal

Hengel’s Ready Mix and Construction, Inc. will be accepting leaves and grass clippings from April 18th to May 23rd at no charge to Baxter residents during the following times

Monday – Friday         8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday                     8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

If you drop off leaves or clippings during any times other than the specified collection dates and times listed, you will be charged a fee. Hengel’s is located west of Baxter on State Highway 210. Follow signs once inside the yard.

Spring Fire Season

As Spring approaches, we are anticipating a dry and dangerous fire season. With that in mind, please use the following links to get the latest fire conditions from the DNR, to learn more about the Baxter leaf burning ordinance and apply for an online burning permit.

DNR Fire Danger & Burning Permit Restrictions

DNR Open Burning Permit Online Service

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Despite our hard work to maintain the City of Baxter streets, potholes push their way to the surface of our streets from time to time. Often potholes are caused by the spring “freeze/thaw cycle”, when water seeps into the cracks in the driving surfaces and expand to damage the pavement.

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Comprehensive Plan Update – Long Range Planning Commission Recommends Comprehensive Plan to the City Council

On January 26, 2015, the Long Range Planning Commission recommended the Comprehensive Plan Update to the City Council (see link below to view draft Comprehensive Plan).   The City Council will review the Comprehensive Plan on March 3, 2015 starting at 5:30 p.m.

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Meeting Calendar

May  2015
Events on May 5, 2015
  • Council Work Session @ 6:00 pm
  • City Council Meeting @ 7:00 pm
Events on May 6, 2015
  • Utilities Commission @ 5:00 pm
Events on May 7, 2015
  • Canceled Architectural Review Commission @ 7:30 am
Events on May 12, 2015
  • Planning & Zoning Commission @ 6:00 pm
Events on May 18, 2015
  • Parks & Trails Commission @ 4:00 pm
  • Canceled Long Range @ 6:00 pm
Events on May 19, 2015
  • Council Work Session @ 5:30 pm
  • City Council Meeting @ 7:00 pm
Events on May 21, 2015
  • Architectural Review Commission @ 7:30 am
  • Special City Council @ 7:00 pm
Events on May 25, 2015
  • CityHallClosed-MemorialDay @ 12:00 am

Upcoming Meetings

Events on May 25, 2015
CityHallClosed-MemorialDay @ 12:00 am