Baldwin still working towards annexation agreement

The Baldwin Town Board continues to work towards an agreement with the city of Princeton which would result in an orderly annexation agreement.

The plan is to have board chairman Jay Swanson write up three or four points succinctly and take it to the city of Princeton. If Princeton agrees to terms of the agreement, the agreement would be forwarded to attorneys.

“I am not going to sign anything without my attorney’s blessing,” Swanson said.


Township engineer answers residents’ questions about 112th Street

Baldwin Township engineer John Bogart facilitated a meeting for residents before the township’s regular meeting on December 3 to answer questions about the planned improvements to 112th Street.

This is a good opportunity to make these improvements, Bogart said of the joint project with Livonia Township.

Bogart assured residents that they would have access to their property throughout the project. Mail service would also continue, he said.

When the project is completed, new mail boxes will be installed.

The project is expected to take about 60 days to complete.

Crews plan to begin around the time the kids are out of school and should be completed by early August.


In other township news…

• The township approved an Interim Use Permit for a home business owned by Wayne and LaShalle Thompson. This is a small manufacturing business operating in an accessory building on their property in Baldwin Township.

• The board approved a building permit for an accessory building to house a consulting business owned by Scott and Cindy Hagen. The business will operate weekdays, hire no employees, need no signage and need no parking spots.

• The Elk Point road use agreement was revised once again. They will not need to haul on the roads after all but will instead dump the material on the island. The property owner was okay with that so the board approved the measure.

• The town board approved adding turn lanes to the 112th Street project.

• The township approved having the maintenance personnel service and repair fire department vehicles. This would be for repairs and service that the maintenance staff is capable of handling on its own. All brake work and deep mechanical issues will continue to be handled by certified technicians because of liability issues.