Baldwin to swear-in new mayor, hold Precision Digital public hearing Monday

Baldwin City Council will swear-in council member Stephanie Almagno (left) as Mayor Monday November 13. (Jerry Neace/

The city of Baldwin will be swearing in its first elected female mayor at the city council’s regular meeting on Monday, November 13. Council member Stephanie Almagno was elected last Tuesday as the new mayor of the city of Baldwin, defeating her challenger Tom Whitney.

Baldwin Mayor-Elect Stephanie Almagno

Once sworn in, she will serve the remaining two years of former mayor Joe Elam’s four-year term, who resigned last February. She will be vacating the Post 3 council seat, leaving the council with four voting members. Acting Mayor Alice Venter will be stepping down from that position and resume her role as a council member.

Precision Digital public hearing

The City Council will hold a public hearing for Precision Digital who has applied for a special use permit and variance request.

Documents available on the city’s website state the special use permit and variance request are for the purpose of allowing Precision Digital to have a data center, a cryptocurrency mining operation, and high-performance computing. It also states in the variance request “Special Use to allow proposed business activity and to allow noise up to 100 decibels measured at the property line.”

Precision Digital applied for the special use permit/variance due to the ambiguity in the city’s current zoning ordinance. The city council has prepared an ordinance authorizing Precision Digital to operate as requested in the special use permit.

Council 2024 meeting/event calendar

The city council will consider their meeting and the city’s event calendar for 2024. They have scheduled 12 work sessions and 23 council meetings during the year. The event calendar has proposed nine events for the year beginning in mid-April and running through next December and seven Movies in the Market running from the end of April to the end of October.

The Baldwin City Council meeting will be held on Monday, November 13 at 6:30 p.m. in the Municipal Courtroom at 155 Willingham Avenue in Baldwin. The public is encouraged to attend.

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