News Flash

Posted on: April 17, 2019

Water Main Breaks

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We’re doing mandatory maintenance at CICO water tank. The work is causing some variations in water pressure may be contributing to the high volume of main breaks we've seen recently.  Thankfully, the maintenance will be completed very soon. In th...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: April 18, 2019

Commission approves license regs for massage therapy establishments and therapists

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At the April 2, 2019 City Commission legislative meeting, commissioners approved the first reading of an ordinance licensing massage therapy establishments and massage therapists in Manhattan city limits. Kansas is one of two states in the country that do...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: April 15, 2019

City moving forward with Joint Maintenance Facility

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The City Commission has given approval to move forward with site acquisition and design of a future joint maintenance facility located on vacant land west of the Wastewater Treatment Plant off US Highway 24. The facility would consolidate and house hundre...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: April 2, 2019

Road Construction Updates

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Winter was hard on Manhattan roads this year. Crews have patched and repaired more than 4,000 potholes since January 1, often having to patch the same area multiple times. The most heavily traveled areas, Kimball and Anderson, have seen the worst conditio...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: March 18, 2019

Honoring Excellence at RCPD

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At the March 18th Law Board Meeting, awards were presented to officers and staff at the Riley County Police Department for outstanding performance in 2018.  

The City of Manhattan along with Mayor Mike Dodson would like to recognize the excellent ...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: March 11, 2019

Preparing for Severe Weather

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Along with warmer temperatures, spring brings an increased chance for severe storms and the potential for flood conditions. To keep your family safe, it's important to stay informed, be prepared, and know how to access information. Several resources are a...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: March 8, 2019

Ledgestone Park Grading Project

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In 2010, the City of Manhattan acquired 5.1 acres of right-of-way for construction of Miller Parkway, parkland, related utilities, and sidewalks. At that time, waterlines were installed and road base constructed for the future Miller Parkway extension to ...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: March 4, 2019

Flood Mitigation Project Update

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FEMA and the Kansas Department of Emergency Management distributed $1,167,222 in hazard mitigation grant funding to the City of Manhattan to purchase flood-prone properties from voluntary and willing homeowners, remove the structures, and preserve the lan...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: February 20, 2019

Economic Development Fund annual report

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Annually, the City of Manhattan completes an accountability review of all recipients of Manhattan Economic Development Opportunity Funds in order to ensure compliance with existing agreements and to collect performance information. The report covers compa...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: February 6, 2019

Aggieville TIF process beginning in February

map of proposed TIF boundary in Aggieville

The City Commission will soon consider a resolution establishing the date of March 19, 2019, for its public hearing to set the boundary of a Tax Increment Financing (TIF) District in Aggieville. TIF is a economic development tool in the state of Kansas th...

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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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City of Manhattan News

News Flash

Posted on: April 12, 2019

News Release: Local officials keeping a close eye on water levels in Tuttle Creek Lake

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Local officials started meeting on April 3 to discuss preparedness for spring flooding potential at Tuttle Creek Lake/Big Blue River and other tributaries.

(MANHATTAN, KS – April 12, 2019) Local officials started meeting on April 3 to discuss preparedness for spring flooding potential at Tuttle Creek Lake/Big Blue River and other tributaries. Personnel from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE),...

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Flood Updates
Posted on: April 4, 2019

Tuttle Creek Lake officials expecting continued lake level rise

tuttle creek lake

Officials at the Tuttle Creek Lake project want stakeholders – residents, neighbors and area officials – to be aware the of the reason and need for retaining more water than usual for this time of year in the reservoir.

Officials at the Tuttle Creek Lake project want stakeholders – residents, neighbors and area officials – to be aware the of the reason and need for retaining more water than usual for this time of year in the reservoir. 

The la...

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Flood Updates
Posted on: April 4, 2019

NOAA Spring Outlook

Final 2019 Flood Risk Map 2019

Historic, widespread flooding is expected to continue through May. Above-average spring rain and snow will worsen flood conditions.

Nearly two-thirds of the Lower 48 states face an elevated risk for flooding through May, with the potential for major or moderate flooding in 25 states, according to NOAA’s U.S. Spring Outlook issued today. The majority of the country is favored...

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Flood Updates
Posted on: April 4, 2019

City staff meeting to discuss preparedness

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Officials from the Manhattan Fire Department, Public Works, Community Development, Parks and Recreation and the City Manager's Office met earlier this week to discuss plans to prepare for potential flooding this spring.

Officials from the Manhattan Fire Department, Public Works, Community Development, Parks and Recreation and the City Manager's Office met earlier this week to discuss plans to prepare for potential flooding this spring.

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Flood Updates