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Posted on: October 17, 2018

Advance voting begins October 17

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The general election will take place on November 6 in Kansas. 

Mail ballot and in-person advance voting begins today, October 17. An application for advance voting can be mailed or faxed to the Election Office and must be received at the Election ...

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Posted on: October 17, 2018

Manhattan Conference Center looks to expand

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The City of Manhattan and the Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce have been in negotiations with the Hilton Garden Inn and their owner, HCW, to expand the Manhattan Conference Center by 12,000 - 14,000 square feet (SF). The proposed $2.5 million expansion ...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: October 15, 2018

City of Manhattan voicemail system outage

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(MANHATTAN, KS – October 15, 2018) The voicemail system at several city offices will be unavailable until the end of 2018.  During a recent power outage the city’s phone server failed, knocking out voicemail capabilities for C...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: October 9, 2018

Flood Watch in Effect for Riley County

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(MANHATTAN, KS - 7:00 AM 10/9/2018) The Flood Warning for the Manhattan has expired but a Flood Watch remains in effect until 7:00 AM Wednesday, October 10. Water levels are falling in Wildcat Creek and emergency managers will continue to monitor the situ...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: October 5, 2018

Veterinarians in Manhattan now able to sell pet licenses

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(MANHATTAN, KS – October 4, 2018) Several local veterinarians have partnered with the City of Manhattan to offer one-stop shopping for rabies vaccinations and pet licensing. The City Commission recently adopted an ordinance that will allow veter...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: October 1, 2018

Weekly Road Crew Summary Oct 1

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Starting October 1, 2018, the City of MHK Street Crew will provide weekly updates of ongoing work.

Ongoing street repairs:

  • Intersection of Gary Ave & Terry Way - this intersection will remain closed through October 6
  • Campus Rd & Jardine Dr area

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: September 27, 2018

Take the Good Neighbor Challenge

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September 28 is National Good Neighbor Day!To celebrate, you are invited participate in the Good Neighbor Challenge. Here’s how it works:1. Take a minute to do something good in your neighborhood. You can introduce yourself to a neighbor you&...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: September 21, 2018

MHK Flood Update 9/21/2018: FEMA Individual Assistance Not Expected

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(MANHATTAN, KS – September 21, 2018) After Governor Colyer declared a state of disaster for five counties in Kansas following the September 3, 2018 flood, a request was made to the President to provide federal aid. The requirements for some, but...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: September 18, 2018

MHK Flood Update 9/18/2018

photo of Manhattan Fire Department rescuing people by boat during the flood

(MANHATTAN, KS – September 18, 2018) A Manhattan Flood Recovery Committee has been formed with representatives from Catholic Charities, the Salvation Army, United Way, and Shepherd's Crossing to distribute funds collected by the Greater Manhatta...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: September 19, 2018

Apply for the 2018-19 Citizens' Academy

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The City of Manhattan is now accepting applications for the 2018-19 Citizens’ Academy class. Citizens’ Academy is an interactive program designed to introduce citizens to city services, programs and to the people who serve the City of Manhattan. Citizens'...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: September 17, 2018

SBA Offers Disaster Assistance to Kansans

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SBA Offers Disaster Assistance to Kansas Businesses and Residents Affected by the Flash Flooding, Flooding and Severe Storms

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Low-interest federal disaster loans are available to Kansas businesses and residents affected by fla...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: September 13, 2018

MHK Flood 2018 Update 9/13/2018

(MANHATTAN, KS – September 13, 2018) Kansas counties impacted by September 3, 2018 flood events are awaiting federal declaration to be eligible for public assistance.

Last week, Gov. Jeff Colyer MD issued a state of disaster emergency declaration...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: September 12, 2018

MHK Flood Update 9/12/2018

(MANHATTAN, KS – September 12, 2018) The Manhattan City Manager’s Office (CMO) is coordinating information to help people impacted by the recent flood. Anyone who has not yet registered with the Red Cross is encouraged to contact the C...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: September 10, 2018

MHK Flood Update 9/10/2018

(MANHATTAN, KS – September 10, 2018) Eighteen service agencies participated in the Multi Agency Resource Center (MARC) last Friday and were able to serve more than 100 families affected by last weekend's flash flood. According to Debra Tucker fr...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: September 7, 2018

MHK Flood Update 9/7/2018

(MANHATTAN, KS – September 7, 2018) – Inspections have completed for properties affected by the flood. The preliminary estimate of damage includes 93 properties with 106 buildings and a total of 381 dwelling units. Staff continues to input data into the F...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: September 6, 2018

MHK Flood 2018 Update 6:00 PM 9/6/2018

(MANHATTAN, KS – September 6, 2018) Friday, September 7 from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM, a Multi-Agency Resource Center (MARC) will be open at St. Thomas Moore Church, located at 2900 Kimball Avenue. People affected by flooding can stop by throughout t...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: September 5, 2018

MHK Flood 2018 Update 6:30 PM 9/5/2018

(MANHATTAN, KS, September 5, 2018) The American Red Cross is expecting 30 displaced residents to stay at the Pottorf Hall emergency shelter overnight. The second shelter location, at St. Thomas Moore church, has been closed and people were transferred to ...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: September 4, 2018

MHK Flood 2018 Update 5:00 PM 9/4/2018

Gov. Jeff Colyer MD has issued a state of disaster emergency declaration for five Kansas counties affected by flooding over the weekend. Named in the declaration are Jewell, Kingman, Marshall, Pratt, and Riley Counties. The declaration allows for possible...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: September 4, 2018

Flood Update 9/4/2018

MHK Flood 2018 Update 9/4/2018

  • 300 people have been impacted by flooding and am estimated 300 people are currently without electricity.
  • The storm generated 6-9 inches of rainfall- higher than any other rainfall in the past and greater than projections for a...
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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: September 4, 2018

Stay Safe After a Flood

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Be Safe AFTER a flood

- Listen to authorities for information and instructions. Return home only when authorities say it is safe.

- Wear heavy gloves and boots during clean up.

- Be aware of the risk of electrocution. Do not touch electrical equipment if it ...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: August 30, 2018

Game Day Traffic and Parking 2018

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K-State's first home football game is Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 11:00 AM. There are some construction projects on access roads that may cause traffic delays. Please use extra caution when traveling through the construction zones. 

  • US-24 and t...
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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: August 22, 2018

2018 Standard Traffic Ordinance

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Each year the City adopts the most recent version of the Standard Traffic Ordinance (STO), which parallels the Kansas traffic act and serves as the comprehensive traffic code. There are seven changes to highlight in the 2018 STO: 

  1. adds a new offen...
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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: August 17, 2018

Commission Approves Aggieville Hotel Rezoning

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At the August 7th meeting the City Commission approve a rezoning request in Aggieville for a 0.87-acre site that includes part of the old City parking lot adjacent to Starbucks. The 12th Street/ Bluemont Avenue PUD rezoning will make way for a five-story ...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: August 6, 2018

How to Use a Roundabout

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RCPD recently published a Twitter thread with an excellent explanation of the basic rules for navigating a roundabout.

Raise your hand if you think you know how to drive in a roundabout. OK, now raise your hand if you think no one else knows how to drive i...

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