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Posted on: January 3, 2022

City Modifies Mask Requirement for Indoor City-operated Facilities

(MANHATTAN, KS - January 3, 2022) Beginning Monday, January 3, 2022,?visitors will no longer be required to wear masks when inside City-operated facilities, except when entering secure, staff-only areas where mask required signage is present. To protect t...

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Posted on: January 3, 2022

Animal Shelter reopens January 3, 2022 following COVID-19 exposure

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(MANHATAN, KS – January 3, 2022) The T. Russell Reitz Animal Shelter has reopened to the public and is once again accepting adoptions and surrenders. On December 22, 2021, the Animal Shelter closed to the public due to an employee testing positi...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: December 23, 2021

City reinstates indoor mask requirement for City-operated facilities starting Monday, December 27

(MANHATTAN, KS - December 23, 2021) Beginning Monday, December 27,?all visitors and city staff will be required to wear a mask that covers their mouth and nose when indoors?at?all City of Manhattan-operated facilities.?The requirement applies to people ol...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: December 22, 2021

Animal Shelter closed until further notice due to COVID-19 exposure

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(MANHATAN, KS – December 22, 2021) The T. Russell Reitz Animal Shelter will be closed to the public until further notice. One Animal Shelter employee tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday, December 22. The City of Manhattan is notifying thos...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: November 15, 2021

Brandon Keazer Named Director of Manhattan Regional Airport

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(Manhattan, KS – November 15, 2021) Brandon Keazer has been named Director of the Manhattan Regional Airport. City Manager Ron Fehr made the announcement today. 

“I am very excited for the opportunity to serve as the Director of Manhattan Regional...

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Posted on: November 15, 2021

New Online System for Water and Sewer Billing

graphic with water faucet and text announcing Paymentus launch December 1

The City of Manhattan is switching to a new online payment system, Paymentus, on December 1, 2021, for water and sewer customers. If you currently use online billing or payments, or would like to enroll for the first time, please create an account in the ...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: November 12, 2021

Bryce Caulk Named Director of Animal Services

photo Bryce Caulk with dog Bertha

(Manhattan, KS – November 12, 2021) – Bryce Caulk has been named the Director of Animal Services for the City of Manhattan. Director of Parks and Recreation, Edward Eastes, made the announcement today. Bryce started work in October and...

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Posted on: October 26, 2021

Masks Strongly Recommended Indoors at City-Operated Facilities

sign graphic that will be posted at City facilities with text "masks strongly recommended"

(MANHATTAN, KS – October 26, 2021) Starting Wednesday, October 27, 2021, City of Manhattan staff and visitors are no longer required to wear masks inside City-operated facilities. Face masks are strongly recommended inside City facilities for vaccinated o...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: October 26, 2021

Funds Available for Income-Qualified Manhattan Homeowners

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(MANHATTAN, KS – October 26, 2021) The City of Manhattan announces that it has funds available to assist eligible homeowners within City Limits through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program for the 2021 Program Year.  The...

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Posted on: October 6, 2021

Phase 10 of the North Campus Corridor Project

map of construction area for North Campus Corridor Project Phase 10

Kimball Avenue will close from Denison Avenue to North Manhattan Avenue starting Monday, October 18, for the next phase of the North Campus Corridor Project. Both the road and the multi-use trail will be closed to the public within the project limits. Var...

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Posted on: September 24, 2021

Levee Project Moving Forward

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The City Commission approved payment of $29.662 million for the project at the September 21 meeting. The City Commission and the community have recognized the importance of the project and have been preparing for this needed improvement for more than 15 y...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: August 24, 2021

FUZE: An Aggieville Development Project

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The Aggieville parking lots at 12th and Laramie could look a lot different in the coming years. Last Tuesday, the City Commission accepted the recommendation to move forward with a proposal from Back 9 Development. The team will be working to create a dev...

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Posted on: July 27, 2021

Section of 3rd St Closed for Repairs 7/28-8/11

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Public Works will be closing 3rd Street from Poyntz Ave north past the alley to the entrance of the public parking lot just south of Humboldt Street.
The closure will begin at 6:30 AM Wednesday morning, July 28 and the repairs are expected to take two wee...
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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: July 13, 2021

Construction Begins Soon for the Joint Maintenance Facility

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At the June 22nd meeting, City Commissioners voted to move forward with the construction phases for the Joint City Maintenance Facility first proposed in 2016. The new facility will be built near the existing Wastewater Treatment Plant off of HWY 24 and i...

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Posted on: July 12, 2021

2021 Sanitary Sewer Line Maintenance

Beginning Monday, July 12, 2021, the Sewer Maintenance Division for the City of MHK will be performing line maintenance on the 18” sanitary sewer line on 3rd street.

Line maintenance will take place most of the week, beginning in the Ft. Riley B...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: July 8, 2021

Invitation to Bid for the Manhattan Levee Flood Risk Management Project

The United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has published their Invitation to Bid for the Manhattan Levee Flood Risk Management Project.  All information regarding this upcoming bid is published and managed by the USACE on the following web...

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Posted on: July 6, 2021

Mayor's Holiday Tree Did Not Survive Transplant Shock

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(Manhattan, KS – July 2, 2021) The Mayor’s Holiday Tree in Triangle Park is dying and will be removed by the City of Manhattan Forestry Department in the coming weeks. The 18-foot-tall Colorado Blue Spruce was planted in 2019 to replac...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: June 28, 2021

2021 Cured-in-Place Pipe Projects

photo of steam rising from manhole cover on Wreath Avenue

The annual cured-in-place-pipe sewer lining projects will begin in several locations around town starting Tuesday, June 29. You may see trucks accessing sewer lines and notice steam rising from manhole covers.

The 2021 project areas include:

  • Dickens Avenue
  • C...
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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: June 1, 2021

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded 5/26/2022

On Tuesday, May 25, three water main breaks in the southwest part of Manhattan caused the water pressure in that part of the system to drop below 20 psi. When water system pressure drops below 20 psi, there is the potential for bacterial contamination. In...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: May 25, 2021

KDHE ISSUES BOIL WATER ADVISORY FOR SOUTHWEST AREA OF MANHATTAN

MHK Boil Water Advisory Map - 05-25-2021 FINAL

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) issued a Boil Water Advisory (BWA) at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 25, 2021 for only a specific area in the southwest portion of Manhattan.  An estimated 4,700 people will be affected and a map ...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: May 17, 2021

Anthony Recreation Center Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening Celebration

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(MANHATTAN, KS – May 17, 2021) Two celebrations will take place this week to mark the grand opening of the new Anthony Recreation Center located at 2415 Browning Avenue. An official ribbon cutting ceremony starts at 3:30 p.m. Friday, May 21 with...

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Posted on: May 14, 2021

Mask Ordinance Expires at 11:59 PM May 16, 2021

The City of Manhattan face mask ordinance is set to expire at 11:59 p.m. on May 16. The threat of the coronavirus is decreasing in the Manhattan area, and the positivity rate in Riley County has been less than 5% for the past three months.? Starting Monda...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: May 13, 2021

$12.7 M in American Rescue Plan Funds Expected Over the Next Two Years

(MANHATTAN, KS – May 13, 2021) In the next few weeks, the City of Manhattan expects to receive the first federal disbursement check of $6.3 million as part of the American Rescue Plan (ARP) benefits for municipalities. A second check in the same...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: May 5, 2021

Community invited to CrossroadsMHK Events May 6 & 10

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The City of Manhattan is hosting a second round of public engagement to discuss the CrossroadsMHK strategic planning initiative. Two in-person events will take place Thursday, May 6 and a virtual meeting is pla...

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Posted on: April 26, 2021

Manhattan Development Code Will Modernize Local Regulations

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(MANHATTAN, KS – April 26, 2021) The City of Manhattan has been working to update and modernize local development regulations for the past few years. The updated Manhattan Development Code (MDC) is now ready for review and will go in front of th...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: April 16, 2021

Starting point - info from the MHK Environmental Scan

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Manhattan's Crossroads MHK initiative to develop a City-wide strategic plan prioritizing City services, programs, projects and future investments, is well underway. Recently, we published the first draft of a document with wide-ranging data and i...

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Posted on: April 14, 2021

Improving bike and pedestrian infrastructure

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The Bicycle and Pedestrian Systems Plan (BPSP) was adopted in 2020 and establishes a long-term vision to improve walking and bicycling infrastructure for transportation needs. It replaced the 1998 Bicycle Master Plan and updates the 1998 Linear Park Trail...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: April 9, 2021

Wildcat Creek Bridge Reconstruction Phase 3 on 4/19/2021

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The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) notified the City that traffic control will be switching to Phase 3 on Fort Riley Boulevard (K-18) for the Wildcat Creek Bridge Replacement project starting Monday, April 19th.  

While the Phase 3 tra...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: March 22, 2021

Rina Neal Named Finance Director

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(MANHATTAN, KS – March 22, 2021) Manhattan City Manager Ron Fehr announced that Assistant Director of Finance, Rina Neal, has been appointed to serve as the new Finance Director effective immediately. Neal replaces Interim Finance Director, Tamm...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: March 19, 2021

Douglass Community Activity Center Opening March 26

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Construction on the facility began on March 6, 2020, and will be completed with final equipment installation early next week.The new, 21,000 square foot facility will be open to the public starting Friday, March 26. Gym activities will include pickleball,...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: March 19, 2021

Kimball Avenue Reconstruction, Candlewood Drive to K-113 begins March 22

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A reconstruction project will begin on Kimball Avenue on Monday, March 22. Work will likely take six to eight months to complete, depending on weather conditions. The work to the street includes geometric improvements for the entrance into the Ca...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: March 8, 2021

Little Apple Loop connects all neighborhoods in MHK

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The City of Manhattan has partnered with BikeWalkMHK, to create the Little Apple Loop.  The Little Apple Loop is a 22.5 mile loop around Manhattan, connecting all neighborhoods via 11 existing trails, bike lanes, bike blvds, local roads,...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: February 23, 2021

CrossroadsMHK: Manhattan's Strategic Planning Resources

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FIRST ROUND OF PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT TO BE HELD IN MARCH 

(MANHATTAN, KANSAS – February 23, 2021) “CrossroadsMHK: Shape what matters. Choose our path.” has been selected as the official name of the City of Manhattan&r...

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Posted on: February 8, 2021

Parks and Recreation Staff Plan for the Summer Waterpark Season

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(MANHATTAN, KS – February 8, 2021) The City of Manhattan Parks and Recreation Department is planning a modified summer waterpark season with budget restrictions, staffing constraints, and enhanced COVID safety precautions. The initial plan is to...

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Posted on: February 8, 2021

House Fire Damages Attic

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(Manhattan, Kansas, February 7, 2021) — At 6:50 p.m. on Sunday evening, the Manhattan Fire Department was dispatched to 2030 College Heights Road for a report of a possible structure fire. Upon arrival, crews found a one-story home with smoke sh...

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Posted on: January 27, 2021

First Meeting of Manhattan’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Task Force Will be Held Virtually

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(MANHATTAN, KANSAS – January 27, 2021) The inaugural meeting of the Manhattan Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Task Force will be held on Thursday, January 28 at 6:00 p.m.  Due to precautions associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, ...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: January 25, 2021

City buildings closed due to inclement weather

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(MANHATTAN, KANSAS – January 25, 2021) City buildings will be closed to the public today due to inclement weather. This includes City Hall, Municipal Court, Flint Hills Discovery Center, Douglass Centers and the Animal Shelter. Rain and snow, po...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: January 25, 2021

Stonehaven Master Plan

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Stonehaven Park is 15 acres comprised of three tracts within the Stonehaven subdivision. Tract A is the area at the south end of the park downstream from the Bayer Pond. Tract B is the main body of the park including the pond. Tract C is the area at the n...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: January 22, 2021

City to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by renaming 17th Street

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At the January 5th meeting, Manhattan City Commissioners voted unanimously to move forward with a process to change the name of 17th Street to Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive. A petition to change the street name was completed and signed by local resident K...

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