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Posted on: July 9, 2020

Manhattan City Commission Passes Mask Ordinance No. 7488

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(MANHATTAN, KS – July 9, 2020) Manhattan City Commissioners voted to pass an ordinance requiring masks or other face coverings in city limits at their meeting on Tuesday, July 7.  Enforcement will begin on July 9, 2020.  The or...

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Posted on: July 6, 2020

Manhattan City Commission to Discuss Proposed Mask Ordinance on July 7

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(MANHATTAN, KS – July 6, 2020) An ordinance requiring masks or other face coverings in the City of Manhattan is on the City Commission meeting agenda for Tuesday, July 7. If the City Commission adopts the resolution extending emergency powers, t...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: July 2, 2020

7-2-20 A second alligator spotted in Wildcat Creek

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The Riley County Police Department responded to reports of an alligator sighting along Wildcat Creek earlier this morning. Animal Control Officers were notified and were able to locate a small alligator measuring 3-3.5 ft swimming in the creek. The owners...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: June 30, 2020

Emergency Solution Grant Program (ESG)

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The Community Development Department has been very successful in applying for Emergency Solution Grant (ESG) funds through the Kansas Housing Resources Corporation (KHRC) and has received funding every year since 1987.  This program allows local ...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: June 24, 2020

KDWPT Considers Closing Pillsbury Crossing Wildlife Area Due To Safety Concerns

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Concerns over high numbers of visitors, illegal activities, and complaints from area residents have staff from the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism’s (KDWPT) Public Lands Division considering a temporary closure of Pillsbury Cros...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: June 23, 2020

Biking in MHK

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For the fourth year in a row, Manhattan has been recognized by the League of American Bicyclists as a bronze-level Bicycle Friendly Community!

In February, Manhattan applied for the League of American Bicyclists’ prestigious Bicycle Friendly Comm...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: June 12, 2020

6/12 ALLIGATOR UPDATE

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The owners of Reptile World are continuing to work day and night to safely secure the two alligators that were reported stolen from their facility on Fort Riley Boulevard last weekend. The female gator, the smaller of the two, continues to be sited in Wil...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: June 5, 2020

Kitchen Fire Quickly Contained

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(Manhattan, Kansas, June 4, 2020) — At 6:39 p.m. on Thursday evening, the Manhattan Fire Department was dispatched to 2500 Farm Bureau Road Lot #15 for a report of a structure fire. Crews found a mobile home with smoke showing and the occupants ...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: June 2, 2020

College Ave Closing June 3

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Download a PDF of the map here 

Description: Full depth lane removal and reconstruction on College Avenue, between Kimball and Dickens, near Via Christi Hospital and Bill Snyder Family Stadium.

Traffic Impacts: No through traffic will be allowed. M...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: June 1, 2020

Tammy Galvan named Interim Finance Director

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(MANHATTAN, KS – June 1, 2020) Manhattan City Manager Ron Fehr announced that Human Resources Director Tammy Galvan will also serve as Interim Finance Director effective immediately. She replaces long-time Finance Director Bernie Hayen, who anno...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: May 28, 2020

Traffic control changes for KDOT project on Ft. Riley Blvd

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Phase 1 of the K-18 KDOT Wildcat Creek Bridge Replacement project began earlier this month. Pending weather, vehicle and pedestrian traffic control changes are expected to occur on Friday, May 29.  Vehicle traffic is currently moved to the outsid...

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Posted on: May 14, 2020

Demolition to Occur at 3003 Anderson Avenue

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(Manhattan, Kansas, May 14, 2020) A building damaged during the 2018 Labor Day Flood is scheduled to begin demolition next week. The structure located at 3003 Anderson Avenue will be razed and a slab floor will be left when finished. There are no anticipa...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: May 8, 2020

MFD Annual Fire Hydrant Maintenance

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The Manhattan Fire Department will be performing annual fire hydrant maintenance in the Northview and Northwest Manhattan neighborhoods next week (May 11 - 15). Crews will be flowing and painting fire hydrants throughout the City from now until late fall....
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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: May 4, 2020

Closure of City facilities maintained through May 17

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The closure of City facilities to the public (excluding the Manhattan Regional Airport terminal and the Animal Shelter) will remain through at least May 17 as we continue to evaluate the situation in order to maintain the safety of our employees and the p...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: May 2, 2020

Mayor Reddi Receives Masks from Champion Teamwear for Business Use as Community Moves to Reopen Busi

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(MANHATTAN, KS - May 2, 2020) Manhattan Mayor Usha Reddi received a shipment of 2,000 donated face masks from Champion Teamwear, a local division of Hanesbrands with operations in Manhattan, Kansas. The donation was made in recognition of the Mayor&rs...

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Posted on: April 28, 2020

Mayor Reddi Announces Creation of Regional Recovery Task Force

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(MANHATTAN, KS - April 28, 2020) Manhattan Mayor Usha Reddi announced today the formation of the Manhattan Area Recovery Task Force to help guide the City and surrounding area as we emerge from the effects of the COVID 19 virus in all areas of daily life ...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: April 14, 2020

City Announces Service Changes and Budget Cuts to Address Financial Impact of COVID-19

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City Announces Service Changes and Budget Cuts to Address Financial Impact of COVID-19

(Manhattan, KS - April 14, 2020) The City of Manhattan will begin implementing reductions and cancellations of services and programs along with project deferments and bu...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: February 11, 2020

How can the city help solve the problem of affordable housing?

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The City of Manhattan’s Community Survey has routinely shown the lack affordable housing as a major issue for residents. In 2019, 50.1% of the survey respondents said that they were dissatisfied, or very dissatisfied, with the availability of af...

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Posted on: September 24, 2019

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

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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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Posted on: May 4, 2020

Closure of City facilities maintained through May 17

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The closure of City facilities to the public (excluding the Manhattan Regional Airport terminal and the Animal Shelter) will remain through at least May 17.

The closure of City facilities to the public (excluding the Manhattan Regional Airport terminal and the Animal Shelter) will remain through at least May 17 as we continue to evaluate the situation in order to maintain the safety of our employees and the p...

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Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates

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Posted on: May 14, 2020

Demolition to Occur at 3003 Anderson Avenue

aerial photo of 3003 Anderson during 2018 Labor Day Flood

(Manhattan, Kansas, May 14, 2020) A building damaged during the 2018 Labor Day Flood is scheduled to begin demolition next week. The structure located at 3003 Anderson Avenue will be razed and a slab floor will be left when finished. There are no anticipa...

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