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Posted on: July 12, 2022

City to hold public forum on future of Parks and Recreation programming

Parks and Recreation Public Forum (July 18, 2022)

(MANHATTAN, Kan. – July 12, 2022) — The City of Manhattan Parks and Recreation Advisory Board will hold a special meeting on Monday, July 18 to gain feedback on the future of parks and recreation programming.

The meeting, to be held at ...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: July 6, 2022

Annual Furniture Amnesty Day set for July 29

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(MANHATTAN, Kan. – July 6, 2022) — This year’s Furniture Amnesty Day (FAD) will take place Friday, July 29 in City Park.

FAD is a free community event that gives people the opportunity to donate or pick up used furniture at no...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: June 27, 2022

City takes stock of damage after stormy week

JUNE 11th 2022 Tornado Clean Up Status Report

(MANHATTAN, Kan. – June 27, 2022) — Citywide cleanup efforts moved into Area 2 (north-central/purple/State Streets) on Friday, June 24 after City crews from the Street Division and Parks Division finished picking up tree and limb debri...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: June 23, 2022

City evaluating scope of future Parks and Recreation programming

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(MANHATTAN, Kan. – June 23, 2022) — City management and the Manhattan Parks and Recreation Department are evaluating the ability to offer modified programming this fall for youth sports and other activities, due to limited staffing for...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: June 21, 2022

South Manhattan Avenue to be closed south of Fort Riley Boulevard on July 5

South Manhattan Ave Closure with Linear Trail

(MANHATTAN, Kan. – June 21, 2022) — South Manhattan Avenue will be closed to all traffic from Fort Riley Boulevard to Wildcat Creek beginning Tuesday, July 5.

The closure will be in place for approximately 60 days to allow for work on t...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: June 13, 2022

City to coordinate June 11 storm cleanup effort

Citywide Storm Cleanup Map (June 11, 2022)

(MANHATTAN, Kan. – June 13, 2022) — A citywide storm cleanup effort will take place in Manhattan starting Tuesday, June 21 through Monday, June 27.

City crews will pass through each neighborhood, according to assigned days for pickup, a...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: May 25, 2022

Additional section of Linear Trail closing June 1

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(MANHATTAN, Kan. – May 25, 2022) — An additional section of Linear Trail will be closed due to ongoing levee construction starting Wednesday, June 1.

The additional section to be closed runs from the Blue River Access Area (US-24 Boat R...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: April 21, 2022

North Manhattan Avenue to close from Fremont to Moro

Aggieville North Manhattan Avenue Construction (2022)

(MANHATTAN, Kan. – April 21, 2022) — Construction is set to begin Monday, April 25 on North Manhattan Avenue in Aggieville, which will be closed from Fremont Street to Moro Street for an extended period of time, through fall 2022.

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: April 18, 2022

City Commission to consider resolution of intent for future 500-job economic development package

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(MANHATTAN, Kan. – April 18, 2022) — Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly announced today a development partnership with Scorpion Biological Services Inc. to support the anticipated construction of a new biomanufacturing facility to be built in Pot...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: April 11, 2022

Aggieville Parking Garage to open April 15

Aggieville Parking Management - April 2022 Update

The new Aggieville Parking Garage will open to the public on Friday, April 15.

Members of the public are invited to a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10 a.m. April 15, just east of the facility’s entrance off Laramie Street. Members of the City Commis...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: April 1, 2022

Stephanie Peterson named Community Development Director for City of Manhattan

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Stephanie Peterson, who currently serves as Executive Director of the Flint Hills Metropolitan Planning Organization, has been hired as Manhattan’s new Director of Community Development, with an anticipated start date of May 9.

Peterson replaces former Com...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: March 28, 2022

Andrew Lawson hired as Manhattan's Public Information Officer

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Andrew Lawson, former Public Information Officer for the City of Arkansas City, has been hired as the new Communications Manager and Public Information Officer for the City of Manhattan.

Lawson will be responsible for the strategic development and implemen...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: March 3, 2022

Input Request: Manhattan Urban Area Comprehensive Plan

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2022 Annual Review 

Manhattan Urban Area Comprehensive 

Plan Input Request

The Manhattan Urban Area Comprehensive Plan encompasses a planning area of approximately 93 square miles that includes the City of Manhattan and portions of Riley an...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: February 28, 2022

Section of Kimball Avenue to Close March 7 for Phase IX of North Campus Corridor

Kimball NCC Ph 9 Detour

Another large portion of Kimball Avenue will close between College Avenue and Denison Avenue starting Monday, March 7, 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 p...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: January 20, 2022

Construction of Manhattan levee upgrades set to begin

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(MANHATTAN, KS - January 20, 2022) Construction upgrades for the Manhattan levee will begin in the coming weeks of January 2022. The project, administered by the The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), will substantially enhance the reliability and stru...

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City of Manhattan News
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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City of Manhattan News
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

New Online System for Water and Sewer Billing

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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

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(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

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(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 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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