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Posted on: October 18, 2019

Rental Housing Forum

flyer for the housing forum

The City of Manhattan and the KSU Student Governing Association (SGA) are teaming up to provide a Manhattan Rental Housing Forum to highlight the state of tenant-landlord relations in Manhattan from 7-8:30 pm, Tuesday, October 29 in the K-State Student Un...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: October 18, 2019

Potential changes to the public nudity ordinance

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We've received questions about the potential changes to the public nudity ordinance in Manhattan. The State of Kansas doesn't have a state law that prohibits general public nudity. The State of Kansas criminalizes public nudity only if the facts violate a...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: October 15, 2019

Tuttle Creek Lake Update

photo of Tuttle Creek Lake from the east shore

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) hopes to bring water levels at Tuttle Creek Lake down to a normal range by late-December. As of October 11, the lake level is at 1,119.64 fee (update; 1117.6 ft as of 10/15)t, a Flood Phase II pool level. The norma...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: October 15, 2019

Sink Hole Updates 10/15/2019

photo of bypass pipes for sewer operations at sink hole locations

Levee Drive

Repairs to the sewer system have been completed. The City cleared the mud and debris from the pipes and the contractor is now starting to restore the site. Once final grading is completed, work can begin on the pavement. City staff are meeting ...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: September 25, 2019

Public meeting September 26 to discuss Manhattan's smoking ordinance

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(MANHATTAN, KANSAS - September 25, 2019) The City of Manhattan has drafted an ordinance combining the Smoking and E-Cigarette ordinances for the City Commission to consider on October 8. City staff will hold a public meeting for any interested stakeholder...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: September 24, 2019

One lane of Bluemont Ave near Aggieville will be closed for 12 months

map of road closures at Bluemont Avenue and 12th Street

Starting next week, sections of roadway near the new hotel construction at Bluemont Ave and 12th Street will be closed to maintain safety.Timeline: September 30, 2019 - October 2020Traffic Impacts: The outside, eastbound lane of Bluemont Avenue between N....

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: September 23, 2019

Manhattan Chamber of Commerce endorses 0.3% Sales Tax Initiative

logo for the sales tax initiative

The Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors voted in August to support the City of Manhattan's pursuit of a .3% sales tax increase in November.

Obviously, these kinds of decisions are always difficult. However, after extensive research by the...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: September 20, 2019

Manhattan Regional Airport Runway and Taxiway

Reconstruction of the Manhattan Regional Airport Runway & Taxiway is one of the six projects dedicated to the 0.3% sales tax initiative on the ballot November 5, 2019.

The existing runway is nearing the end of its useful life and needs to be reconstruc...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: September 18, 2019

City Maintenance Facility

Undersized large-vehicle storage bays

Construction of a combined maintenance facility for multiple front-line departments is one of the six projects dedicated to the 0.3% sales tax initiative on the ballot November 5, 2019.

Currently, the City uses four different maintenance facilities across ...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: September 15, 2019

Increased training noise expected at Fort Riley through late October

photo of soldiers in formation at Fort Riley

The 1st Infantry Division's 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team began a major combined arms live fire exercise (CALFEX) last week that will continue through late October. Periods of significant noise may be heard and felt throughout the neighboring Flint Hill...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: September 13, 2019

Bertrand Storm Sewer Repairs

photo of exposed storm sewer on Bertrand Street

This is what open heart surgery looks like - civil engineering style. The recent heavy rains created pressure that buckled the Bertrand storm sewer, creating voids under 12th Street and damaging the roadway. After excavation around the stormsewer box to d...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: September 9, 2019

Asphalt repair on Anderson Ave starting 9/9/2019

map of road repair planned for Anderson Avenue from Wreath to Hudson

Details: Schilling Construction will be conducting a 2" mill and overlay project to rehabilitate the asphalt on Anderson Avenue from just west of Wreath Avenue to Hudson Avenue. This project is funded by the Street Maintenance Sales Tax.Timeline: Sep...

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Posted on: September 9, 2019

Sinkhole Updates

photo of two men standing near the Hayes Drive sinkhole

Crews are continuing to work on emergency repairs to utility lines and roadways caused by sinkholes along Hayes Drive, but it will be weeks before the projects are completed. Expect continued traffic delays in both areas. At Hayes and Bluemont Av...

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Additional Info... City of Manhattan News
Posted on: September 4, 2019

Flood damage update 9/4/2019

photo of sink hole at Hayes Drive and Levee Drive

Information about damage and repairs following the heavy rainfall August 30. 

Road Closures: 

  • 12th Street is closed from Bertrand to Ratone because of storm sewer damage 
  • Hayes Drive is closed near Levee Drive and also near Bluemon...
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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: September 4, 2019

Repairs to traffic signal at TCB and McCall

photo of damaged wiring inside traffic signal box

Three electricians and three traffic personnel have worked more than 12 hours each to get the traffic signal at Tuttle Creek Boulevard and McCall Road back up and running after the signal box was flooded during last Friday’s storm. It was a MacG...
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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: September 7, 2019

Fireman’s best friend: MFD adds search and rescue dog to the ranks

photo of Duke the fire dog and Kody Songs posing in front of a fire truck

Dogs are man’s best friend, but 14-month-old black labrador retriever Duke gets to be a fireman’s best friend. MFD driver Kody Songs is working to train Duke to be a nationally certified search and rescue dog.“He’s ...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: September 6, 2019

Plans to raise and rehabilitate Manhattan's levee

map of levee and area it protects

The Manhattan Levee was authorized by the federal government in 1954 and construction was completed in 1963. The levee protects approximately 1,600 acres of land, 7,600 residents, and $1.4 billion of public and private infrastructure, including the post o...

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Posted on: September 5, 2019

Understanding the current sales tax rate in Manhattan

table with information about sales tax in Manhattan

On November 5, Manhattan voters will have the opportunity to vote on a 0.3% permanent sales tax increase. The increase would be dedicated to funding six major infrastructure projects over the next 20-30 years. There projects include the Manhattan Levee, A...

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Additional Info... City of Manhattan News
Posted on: September 4, 2019

Commission approves 2020 budget

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On August 20, 2019, the City Commission adopted the 2020 budget. The total budget is $163.9 million, which is just under a 5% increase over last year (primarily due to increased cash balances in several special sales tax funds which are accumulating reven...

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Posted on: September 3, 2019

A new vision for Warner Park

the view of Warner Park from tee 9, trees, meadow, and park shelter

Warner Memorial Park is an 89-acre natural area park in the southwest quadrant of the city. The Park is largely undeveloped and in a natural state. Existing Park amenities include mowed pathways and natural surface trails, including the historic Military ...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: August 30, 2019

Flood update from overnight storms 8/30/2019

photo of large sink hole with water and broken pipes

-Hayes Drive is closed for Kansas Gas line emergency repairs-Poliska Lane is closed due to high water-The intersection of 12th St and Bertrand is closed for storm sewer repair-Ehlers Road was closed due to rock slide but has been reopened-The traffic sign...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: August 21, 2019

10 years, 10 chances to win: celebrate jet service at Manhattan Regional Airport

10th anniversary logo and advertisement

(MANHATTAN, KS – August 21, 2019) Manhattan Regional Airport (MHK) is celebrating the 10th anniversary of American Airlines regional jet service with a cake cutting ceremony on Friday, August 23, 2019 at 10:00 AM in the terminal lobby.  ...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: August 20, 2019

What moves you?

photo of a bicycle riding on a street

Is it gasoline or your own heart and muscles? For most of us it’s the first choice, of course. Because how could we choose otherwise? Lots of us live miles away from important destinations like friends, work, play, and family. And we think almos...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: August 16, 2019

0.3% Sales Tax Initiative

logo for the sales tax initiative

Manhattan voters will be asked whether or not to permanently raise the sales tax rate by 0.3% on the November 5, 2019 election ballot. The increase would bring Manhattan's sales tax rate to 9.25% and generate an estimated $3 million in additional revenue ...

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City of Manhattan News

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Posted on: October 15, 2019

Tuttle Creek Lake Update

photo of Tuttle Creek Lake from the east shore

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) hopes to bring water levels at Tuttle Creek Lake down to a normal range by late-December. As of October 11, the lake level is at 1,119.64 feet, a Flood Phase II pool level. The normal lake level is 1,075 feet.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) hopes to bring water levels at Tuttle Creek Lake down to a normal range by late-December. As of October 11, the lake level is at 1,119.64 fee (update; 1117.6 ft as of 10/15)t, a Flood Phase II pool level. The norma...

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Flood Updates
Posted on: September 9, 2019

Sinkhole Updates

photo of two men standing near the Hayes Drive sinkhole

Crews are continuing to work on emergency repairs to utility lines and roadways caused by sinkholes along Hayes Drive, but it will be weeks before the projects are completed. Expect continued traffic delays in both areas.

Crews are continuing to work on emergency repairs to utility lines and roadways caused by sinkholes along Hayes Drive, but it will be weeks before the projects are completed. Expect continued traffic delays in both areas. At Hayes and Bluemont Av...

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Additional Info... Flood Updates
Posted on: August 30, 2019

Flood update from overnight storms 8/30/2019

photo of large sink hole with water and broken pipes

Roughly 4” to 5” of rainfall fell in Manhattan during a short period overnight and more rainfall is expected on Saturday. A large sink hole, structure fire from lightning strike, and flooded structures were some of the damages that resulted.

-Hayes Drive is closed for Kansas Gas line emergency repairs-Poliska Lane is closed due to high water-The intersection of 12th St and Bertrand is closed for storm sewer repair-Ehlers Road was closed due to rock slide but has been reopened-The traffic sign...

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