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Posted on: December 11, 2018

Construction on Vanesta Drive

map of construction area on Vanesta Drive

Concrete joint repair along Vanesta Drive (from Kimball Ave to Clocktower Pl) will begin tomorrow, December 12, 2018.

This construction will restrict traffic along Vanesta Drive. Access to businesses will not be affected during this phase of construction. ...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: December 4, 2018

City of MHK and Ft. Riley celebrated at the Pentagon

photo of Rob Ott and officials from Fort Riley at the Pentagon

City of Manhattan Public Works Director Robert Ott, Plans, and Fort Riley Analysis, &  Integration Office Lead Kelley Paskow, and Chief of Business Operations & Integration Division Julie Poyser visited the Pentagon today. The event was h...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: December 3, 2018

Electric vehicle charging stations coming to Blue Earth Plaza

map of locations for electric vehicle charging stations

The City of Manhattan and Westar Energy have entered into an agreement for Westar to install and operate two, level two Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) stations to accommodate electric vehicles. Each charging station can accommodate two vehicles,...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: November 30, 2018

Federal funding awarded to raise Manhattan’s levee system

photo of the Manhattan levee and Linear Trail

(MANHATTAN, KS – November 30, 2018) The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) notified City of Manhattan officials on Wednesday, November 28th that $18,494,400 will be awarded to fund improvements to Manhattan’s levee system in fiscal y...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: November 27, 2018

Volunteers needed for City Snow Partners program

Mortar Board  volunteers shoveling snow

(MANHATTAN, KS – November 28, 2018) — The City of Manhattan is seeking local residents to participate in the fifth year of City Snow Partners. The program connects volunteers with residents who need help with snow removal following win...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: November 26, 2018

City to enter renewable energy agreement with Westar

photo of wind turbines

Westar Energy is now able to provide more wind energy to customers, because of an agreement they made with a 300 megawatt wind farm in Northeast Kansas. The utility provider has been approaching high-use customers across the state, including the City of M...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: November 5, 2018

City Commission approves Community Improvement District (CID) for Mall

photo of manhattan town center

The Manhattan Town Center (MTC) submitted a petition to establish an additional 0.75% sales tax at the mall shopping center to fund future improvements and upgrades to the interior and exterior common spaces, which the City Commission approved after a pub...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: October 15, 2018

City of Manhattan voicemail system outage

photo of an office telephone

(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 5, 2018

Veterinarians in Manhattan now able to sell pet licenses

photo of dashound

(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: August 6, 2018

How to Use a Roundabout

scenic drive roundabout

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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