Two years ago at the Baldwin annual meeting, outgoing Chairman Jeff Holm made a passionate appeal for more road preservation money. Then-newly elected Town Board Member Kim Good made a motion to increase taxes 25 percent, saying it was a “nice round number.” Taxpayers added $100,000 to the roads levy with the understanding that preservation [...]
For many years, Baldwin residents have been concerned about their property being annexed by Princeton. In my opinion, those concerns are largely unfounded. Princeton officials have stated that they have not and currently have no intention of annexing any property unless requested by the property owner. For as many years, the city of Princeton and [...]
Tom Rush and Randy Atwood were re-elected to the Baldwin Township Board on Tuesday night. Rush defeated challenger Chuck Nagle 244-74. Atwood defeated Brad Schumacher 187-140. Write-in candidate Shelly Larson received 11 votes in the Rush-Nagle race. She received three votes in the Atwood Schumacher race.
Thank you Jeff Holm for this last word prior to the Tuesday Baldwin election. You asked that I explain why I became a candidate while serving on the school board. You of all people know this is all about the $407,000 Baldwin roads pork project but I will explain. You as outgoing board chair promoted [...]
At the March 2011 Baldwin Township annual meeting, voters authorized an extra $100,000 for road repairs. This vote came after the town board chairman explained how additional ongoing preventative maintenance would reduce major road repairs in the future. At the 2012 annual meeting voters disagreed with a proposed complete resurfacing of 136th Street. Voters did [...]
A high priority expressed by Baldwin residents at the 2010 visioning session was increased township communications. The town board recently scaled back the township newsletter from bi-monthly to quarterly. The town board is on record that residents should attend meetings to learn what is going. Elaine Philippi was simply following the town board preferred process [...]
A Sherburne County Sheriff’s deputy checked out a complaint on March 13 regarding a fire truck parked in a field across the road from the Baldwin Township hall as possibly causing a traffic hazard. March 13 was election day for the township and clerk Cathy Stevens who was working inside the town hall, called the [...]