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Posted on: November 14, 2019

Alternate Routes for Game Day Traffic

map of alternate routes to K-State Athletics Facilities and Event Parking

Traffic will be heavy this Saturday for the K-State Sports home football game. Road work on Kimball Ave is expected to cause delays for traffic turning west from US24/Tuttle Creek Boulevard. To avoid the delays, consider using Marlatt Avenue as an alterna...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: November 8, 2019

Manhattan's Indoor Ice Skating Rink Opens November 11

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Manhattan’s favorite winter activity, indoor ice skating, returns for another exciting season on November 11, 2019. The rink at Wefald Pavilion in City Park opens its doors beginning 1:00 PM on Veteran’s Day. Admission and skate rental...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: November 1, 2019

Facts about proposed changes to Manhattan's Public Nudity Ordinance

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(MANHATTAN, KS - November 1, 2019)  The Manhattan City Commission will consider an amendment to Manhattan's public nudity ordinance at the upcoming November 5, 2019, legislative meeting. First adopted in 2003, the existing ordinance makes it unla...

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Public Nudity Ordinance Memo City of Manhattan News
Posted on: October 27, 2019

Input opportunity for local Community Development Block Grant Funding

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From October 27 to December 16, 2019, everyone who lives or works in Manhattan, or representatives of local agencies and non-profits serving Manhattan residents, is invited to give their input regarding local projects for the U.S Department of Housing and...

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Posted on: October 24, 2019

Brenda Wolf Named City Clerk

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(MANHATTAN, KS – October 24, 2019) — City Manager Ron Fehr announced today that Brenda Wolf has been promoted as the new City Clerk for the City of Manhattan. Wolf has served as Deputy City Clerk for Manhattan since 2016.

Wolf will be r...

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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

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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

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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 13, 2019

Bertrand Storm Sewer Repairs

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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

Sinkhole Updates

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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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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

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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 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 21, 2019

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

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(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 16, 2019

0.3% Sales Tax Initiative

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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