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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

2019 Memorywood Drive Improvements Informational Meeting

Thank you to all residents and property owners who attended the Memorywood Drive Information Meeting on Wednesday, September 19, 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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Baxter Drive Closure

Beginning at 6 am on September 17th Baxter Drive will be closed from TH 210 north approximately 500-feet and the detour will be in place.

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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. 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.

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Baxter Park and Trail Locator App

The Baxter Park and Trail Locator is a responsive website that can be used 24/7 to locate and obtain information about parks and trails in the community. The site includes some basic tools to search for parks, measure distances, change basemaps and find your location. You can see all of the amenities available for each park or use the filters to find parks with specific amenities (baseball diamonds, soccer fields, playgrounds, etc.).

Baxter Park and Trail Locator

City of Baxter 2017 Financial Statements

The city recently completed its annual audit and prepared the 2017 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR), also known as the city’s financial statements. In 2017, a majority of the city’s governmental operations continued to be funded by the property tax levy, followed by the local option sales tax for eligible capital infrastructure projects.

Capital outlay or capital project related expenditures comprised of 31.4% of the city’s 2017 governmental expenditures. A significant investment in the 2018-2019 Cypress Drive project began in 2017, followed by improvements to Excelsior Road and mill and overlay improvements to various streets last year. The next largest expenditures were debt service and public safety (police, fire protection, and building inspection) at 22.9% and 14.8%, respectively.

A complete copy of the 2017 CAFR can be found on the city’s website under Finance Department.

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Meeting Calendar

December 2018

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
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3
  • Special Council - Truth and Taxation and Budget
4
  • Council Work Session
  • City Council Meeting
5
  • Utilities Commission
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10
11
  • Planning & Zoning Commission
12
13
  • Special Council
  • Special Council
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17
  • Joint P&Z and Long Range
18
  • City Council Meeting
19
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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