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News and Announcements

2019 Full Depth Reclamation Improvements Project Update

The 2019 Full Depth Reclamation Improvements Project is scheduled to begin on Monday, June 10, 2019 on Memorywood Drive. Work will begin with exploratory digging for the scheduled watermain replacement work. This will consist of excavating to determine if the existing watermain tees need to be replaced. There are 13 individual excavations planned along the Memorywood Drive from just north of City Hall to just north of the public access. Excavation work will progress from north to south and the contractor will detour the roadway as needed around the excavations (see planned detour routes). If the contractor receives the dewatering permit, dewatering pumps and piping may be installed later in the week. As discussed at the open house, dewatering pumps will run 24 hours a day until the groundwater level has been lowered enough to complete the watermain replacement work.

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Cypress Drive Construction Update

INDUSTRIAL PARK ROAD AT CYPRESS DRIVE REOPENING TO THROUGH TRAFFIC, CYPRESS DRIVE CLOSED TO THROUGH TRAFFIC FROM APPROXIMATELY 700 FEET SOUTH OF COLLEGE ROAD TO BASSWOOD ROAD, AND COLLEGE ROAD CLOSED AT CYPRESS DRIVE

 

Beginning at 7:00 a.m. on Friday, May 24th, Industrial Park Road at Cypress Drive will be reopening to through traffic but will remain an active work zone. Also beginning at 7:00 a.m. on Friday, May 24th, Cypress Drive from approximately 700 feet south of College Road to Basswood Road, and College Road at the intersection of Cypress Drive will be closed for approximately 6 consecutive weeks, weather dependent, for construction of the street and underground utilities. Property access along College Road and Cypress Drive will be maintained during construction. There will be posted detour routes for College Road through traffic. Please monitor the construction signage and drive with caution in the work zone area.

Please contact SEH Consulting Engineer Scott Hedlund at 218.855.1705 or SEH Construction Observer Mark Johannes at 218.821.3940, if you have any questions or concerns. The 24-hour emergency contact for the construction prime contractor is: Clint Christians, Landwehr Construction Inc., Superintendent, 320.248.0889.

Cypress Drive Construction Update

Beginning at 7:00 AM on Monday, April 8th, 2019, Cypress Drive between Industrial Park Road and College Road, and Industrial Park Road at the intersection of Cypress Drive will be closed to through traffic for approximately 6 consecutive weeks, weather dependent, for construction of the street and underground utilities. Property access along Cypress Drive and Industrial Park Road will be maintained during construction. Please monitor the construction signage and drive with caution in the work zone area.

Please contact SEH Consulting Engineer Scott Hedlund at 218.855.1705 or SEH Construction Observer Mark Johannes at 218.821.3940, if you have any questions or concerns. The 24-hour emergency contact for the construction prime contractor is: Clint Christians, Landwehr Construction Inc., Superintendent, 320.248.0889.

Crow Wing County ALERT

Your safety is our top concern. That’s why the City of Baxter and the Baxter Police Department want to make sure you know about emergencies and incidents as they happen. By opting into the Crow Wing County ALERT emergency notification system you will be informed before, during, and after incidents that could impact your safety. Crow Wing County ALERT, powered by Everbridge, will allow us to send you messages about situations as they happen across multiple devices, including your home phone, mobile device, email, and more. Please sign up online at: https://crowwing.us/356/Emergency-Management

Whiskey Creek Update

The City of Baxter has secured a purchase agreement to acquire the southern 13 acres of the former Pine Meadows Golf Course for a very important water quality project.  The subject property is at the outlet of a drainage area of approximately 400 acres of land, most of it developed, that has no organized stormwater treatment system.  The lack of a system makes the subject area and areas upstream and downstream of Whiskey Creek, which is a tributary to the Mississippi River, susceptible to flooding.

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Meeting Calendar

June 2019

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  • Public Informational Meeting: 2019 Memorywood Dr. and M&O FDR Improvements Projects
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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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  • Canceled Cemetery Commission
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  • Council Work Session
  • City Council Meeting
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  • Special Council
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  • Parks & Trails Commission
  • Long Range
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Meeting Calendar

June 17, 2019
  • Canceled Cemetery Commission @ 4:00 pm

June 18, 2019
  • Council Work Session @ 5:30 pm

  • City Council Meeting @ 7:00 pm

    City Council Meeting

June 19, 2019
  • Special Council @ 5:00 pm