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Posted on: January 23, 2020

Pothole repair update

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This week’s weather roller coaster provides the perfect recipe for making potholes: wide temperature ranges + freeze/thaw/freeze cycles + snow plow blades. Areas where potholes have been bad in the past might get potholes again.

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Posted on: January 14, 2020

MHK Regional Airport has another record year!

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(MANHATTAN, KS - January 14, 2020) Officials at Manhattan Regional Airport have tallied the numbers and the results are clear, more people are flying MHK than ever before.  A record number of enplanements,  the number of people getting o...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: December 30, 2019

2020 Census

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The decennial census is the once-a-decade population and housing count of all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the Island Areas. The results of the census determine the number of seats for each state in the U.S. House of Representative...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: December 26, 2019

City approves increased spending for Economic Development Services

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Annually, the City contracts with the Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce for economic development related services.  On Tuesday, December 17, the City Commission authorized execution of the Chamber's contract for 2020, with an increase of $350,00...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: December 23, 2019

College and Kimball Avenues Project Awarded

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On Tuesday, December 17, the City Commission awarded a construction contract for the Kimball Avenue and College Avenue Intersection improvements to Wildcat Construction Company Inc, of Wichita, Kansas in the amount of $7,534,149.54. This work represents P...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: December 6, 2019

Housing forum brings renters and landlords together

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On October 29, 2019, the City held a Rental Housing Forum in partnership with the Student Government Association at Kansas State University (KSU).  The goal of the Forum was to get both the landlord and tenant perspectives on rental issues in Man...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: December 4, 2019

251K pounds of wood debris removed from Wildcat Creek

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Over the past couple of weeks, City of Manhattan Parks Crews have been working to clear a log jam on Wildcat Creek near Pecan Circle, south of K-18. The log jam formed following the 2018 Labor Day Flood when high waters damaged stream banks and toppled tr...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: November 26, 2019

Manhattan receives second highest LGBTQ inclusion rating among other Kansas cities

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(MANHATTAN, KS – November 26, 2019) The City of Manhattan received the second highest score among rated cities in Kansas related to LGBTQ inclusion for 2019. The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) assesses cities on 49 criteria covering citywide non-di...

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Posted on: November 21, 2019

North Manhattan Ave Reopens 11/21/2019

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(MANHATTAN, KS – November 21, 2019) Phase II of the North Manhattan Avenue project is complete and the roadway will reopen to through traffic by 5:00 p.m. today. The City of Manhattan and Amino Brothers Construction appreciate your patience duri...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: November 19, 2019

Kimball & US24/TCB Moving to Phase II

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This Thursday morning (11/21), traffic control is expected to switch to Phase II for the next portion of the work at the intersection of Kimball Ave and US24/TCB. Access to local businesses will be maintained through all phases. Please remember to slow do...

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City of Manhattan News
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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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: 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: 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: December 26, 2019

Recycle Christmas Trees at Long's Park

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When it's time to say goodbye to your Christmas tree, please consider recycling it. Manhattan Parks and Rec is accepting trees at Long's Park (16th & Yuma) through the first week in February. Your tree will help build trails and provide mulch for land...

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