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Posted on: November 24, 2020

Municipal Courthouse - Operations Update Thanksgiving Week

The Manhattan Municipal Courthouse building will be closed to public access on Wednesday, November 25.  The Court will continue its operations remotely.  Please call (785) 587-2450 during normal business hours, 8 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. ...

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Posted on: November 4, 2020

0.5% Recovery Sales Tax Initiative Passes

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(MANHATTAN, KS – November 4, 2020) On November 3, Manhattan voters passed a ballot measure to adopt a 0.5% Economic Recovery and Relief sales tax. Riley County unofficial final results indicate 11,138 (YES) Manhattan residents for and 7,212 (NO)...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: November 2, 2020

Kansas Eviction Protection Program

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(Topeka, Kansas - October 21) Governor Laura Kelly announced a $35 million statewide relief initiative to keep Kansans in their homes. Tenants and landlords experiencing financial hardship as a result of the COVID pandemic may receive up to $5000 in renta...

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Posted on: November 2, 2020

2019 Annual Economic Development Report Highlights

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The City recently completed the 2019 Annual Economic Development Report. Conducted annually, this report completes an accountability review of all recipients of Economic Development Funds to ensure compliance with existing agreements and to collect perfor...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: October 29, 2020

Park Planner Earns Professional Landscape Architect License

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(MANHATTAN, KS – October 28, 2020) After completing professional licensure standards set forth by the Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Boards, Alfonso Leyva, City of Manhattan Park Planner, was licensed as a Professional Landscape...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: October 25, 2020

Community Development Block Grant Program Year 2021

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Public Input Meeting and Electronic Suggestion Box Survey

The City of Manhattan has been an Entitlement Community in the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program since 2010.  The CDBG ...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: October 29, 2020

Resilient Wildcat Creek update to the Wildcat Creek Floodplain Management Plan

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At the October 13 City Commission meeting, the City’s Floodplain Manager, Chad Bunger, shared some of the ideas developed by the Resilient Wildcat Creek group, which was formed to encourage collaboration, study the impacts of flooding, and devis...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: October 27, 2020

Bev-Hub Receives Economic Development Assistance

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On Tuesday, October 6, the City Commission voted to approve an Economic Development Agreement with Bev-Hub. The company currently produces and packages beverages (water, cold brew, juices, and teas) for national and international clients. Recently, Bev-Hu...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: October 26, 2020

Take the Pollinator Pockets Survey

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Did you know that 1 in every 3 bites of food we eat depends on pollinators like bees and butterflies?  In 2020, Manhattan Parks and Recreation began an initiative to restore several areas within the City to their native habitat. The initiative, c...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: October 23, 2020

Manhattan Fire Fighters Test Positive

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(MANHATTAN, KAN.  October 23, 2020)  The Manhattan Fire Department was notified today that five firefighters tested positive for COVID-19.  The firefighters that tested positive attended an event off-duty and are believed to hav...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: October 22, 2020

Manhattan City Commissioner Aaron Estabrook Tests Positive for COVID-19

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(MANHATTAN, KANSAS – October 22, 2020) City Commissioner Aaron Estabrook notified City Administration today that he tested positive for COVID-19. Estabrook began experiencing symptoms on Saturday, October 17 and was tested Tuesday afternoon, Oct...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: October 13, 2020

SPARK funds will be used for City expenses and public awareness

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In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act on March 27, 2020, totaling $150 billion in funding for states, local governments, U.S. Territories and Tribal governments.On May 7, 2020,...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: October 2, 2020

City Economic Recovery and Relief Sales Tax Question on the Ballot

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A 10-year special sales tax question of 0.5% will be on the November 3, 2020 ballot for Manhattan. If the sales tax is passed by Manhattan voters, it will go into effect January 1, 2023. This date would coincide with the expiration of a 10-year 0.5% Riley...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: September 28, 2020

Donor plaques installed at Johnny Kaw Plaza

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(MANHATTAN, KS – September 28, 2020) Local legend and midwestern superhero Johnny Kaw received the final pieces of his plaza renovation last week. On Friday, September 25, two new donor plaques were installed at the base of the legendary statue ...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: September 10, 2020

Kimball-College Construction Alters Football Traffic

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MANHATTAN, Kan. – Construction on Kimball and College Avenues will impact K-State football gameday traffic and parking throughout the 2020 season with lane closures and altered routes for fans to access parking lots around Bill Snyder Family Sta...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: September 10, 2020

2nd Saturday Self-Guided Art Walk

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Manhattan Parks & Recreation officially opens the first annual Public Outdoor Art Exhibition on Saturday, September 12 with a self-guided Second Saturday Art Walk. This diverse collection of outdoor art pieces is displayed along the 3rd Stree...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: September 8, 2020

New outdoor dining platforms in Downtown MHK

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On August 18, the City Commission authorized City Administration to move forward with the design and construction of dining platforms for seven food establishments in Downtown Manhattan: MHK Brewing Co., Tap House, Bourbon & Baker, El Patron, V, The C...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: September 8, 2020

City Mask Ordinance extended to December 31

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Manhattan City Commissioners voted 3 to 2 to extend the ordinance requiring masks or other face coverings in city limits at their meeting on Tuesday, September 2.  The mask ordinance will remain in effect until December 31. Ordinance No. 7498 ext...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: August 21, 2020

8/21/20 Sink Hole - Leavenworth & Third

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Leavenworth Street at Third (3rd) Street is closed from the westbound left turn lane to south bound 3rd Street (Shown in Red on the Map). All other movements are open at this intersection.

City Crews are investigating a possible sink hole related to storm ...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: August 14, 2020

Public Art Along 3rd Street

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(Manhattan, Kansas – August 14, 2020) Nine outdoor art pieces are currently on display in the Downtown area of Manhattan, with a tenth expected by the end of August. This public art project is part of a grant-funded initiative led by the City&am...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: August 13, 2020

E-scooters in MHK August 15

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(MANHATTAN, KS – August 13, 2020) The City of Manhattan has finalized an agreement with LINK, a micro-mobility network company offering e-scooter ride sharing to cities and universities across the country. LINK will begin with an initial launch ...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: August 11, 2020

Placement of Signs in the Public Right of Way

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Since political campaigns generally involve the use of signs, the City finds it helpful to remind candidates and campaign organizations that the City’s sign regulations are applicable to political signage in the same manner that they are applica...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: August 3, 2020

City of Manhattan Continues 2021 Budget Discussions

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On Tuesday, the City Commission will continue discussions on the 2021 budget. Early in the process, City Commissioners expressed desire not to raise property taxes by keeping the mill levy flat and directed City Administration to focus on cuts in services...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: July 15, 2020

Manhattan Awarded Grant Funding for Kimball Avenue Project

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(MANHATTAN, KS – July 15, 2020) The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) announced earlier this month that the City of Manhattan will receive the maximum state award amount of $2,897,774 to fund a portion of the North Campus Corridor proje...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: July 9, 2020

Manhattan City Commission Passes Mask Ordinance No. 7488

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Manhattan City Commissioners voted to pass an ordinance requiring masks or other face coverings in city limits at their meeting on Tuesday, July 7.  The ...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: July 6, 2020

Manhattan City Commission to Discuss Proposed Mask Ordinance on July 7

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(MANHATTAN, KS – July 6, 2020) An ordinance requiring masks or other face coverings in the City of Manhattan is on the City Commission meeting agenda for Tuesday, July 7. If the City Commission adopts the resolution extending emergency powers, t...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: July 2, 2020

7-2-20 A second alligator spotted in Wildcat Creek

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The Riley County Police Department responded to reports of an alligator sighting along Wildcat Creek earlier this morning. Animal Control Officers were notified and were able to locate a small alligator measuring 3-3.5 ft swimming in the creek. The owners...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: June 30, 2020

Emergency Solution Grant Program (ESG)

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The Community Development Department has been very successful in applying for Emergency Solution Grant (ESG) funds through the Kansas Housing Resources Corporation (KHRC) and has received funding every year since 1987.  This program allows local ...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: June 24, 2020

KDWPT Considers Closing Pillsbury Crossing Wildlife Area Due To Safety Concerns

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Concerns over high numbers of visitors, illegal activities, and complaints from area residents have staff from the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism’s (KDWPT) Public Lands Division considering a temporary closure of Pillsbury Cros...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: June 23, 2020

Biking in MHK

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For the fourth year in a row, Manhattan has been recognized by the League of American Bicyclists as a bronze-level Bicycle Friendly Community!

In February, Manhattan applied for the League of American Bicyclists’ prestigious Bicycle Friendly Comm...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: June 12, 2020

6/12 ALLIGATOR UPDATE

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The owners of Reptile World are continuing to work day and night to safely secure the two alligators that were reported stolen from their facility on Fort Riley Boulevard last weekend. The female gator, the smaller of the two, continues to be sited in Wil...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: June 1, 2020

Tammy Galvan named Interim Finance Director

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(MANHATTAN, KS – June 1, 2020) Manhattan City Manager Ron Fehr announced that Human Resources Director Tammy Galvan will also serve as Interim Finance Director effective immediately. She replaces long-time Finance Director Bernie Hayen, who anno...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: May 28, 2020

Traffic control changes for KDOT project on Ft. Riley Blvd

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Phase 1 of the K-18 KDOT Wildcat Creek Bridge Replacement project began earlier this month. Pending weather, vehicle and pedestrian traffic control changes are expected to occur on Friday, May 29.  Vehicle traffic is currently moved to the outsid...

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Posted on: May 14, 2020

Demolition to Occur at 3003 Anderson Avenue

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(Manhattan, Kansas, May 14, 2020) A building damaged during the 2018 Labor Day Flood is scheduled to begin demolition next week. The structure located at 3003 Anderson Avenue will be razed and a slab floor will be left when finished. There are no anticipa...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: May 8, 2020

MFD Annual Fire Hydrant Maintenance

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The Manhattan Fire Department will be performing annual fire hydrant maintenance in the Northview and Northwest Manhattan neighborhoods next week (May 11 - 15). Crews will be flowing and painting fire hydrants throughout the City from now until late fall....
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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: May 2, 2020

Mayor Reddi Receives Masks from Champion Teamwear for Business Use as Community Moves to Reopen Busi

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(MANHATTAN, KS - May 2, 2020) Manhattan Mayor Usha Reddi received a shipment of 2,000 donated face masks from Champion Teamwear, a local division of Hanesbrands with operations in Manhattan, Kansas. The donation was made in recognition of the Mayor&rs...

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Posted on: April 28, 2020

Mayor Reddi Announces Creation of Regional Recovery Task Force

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(MANHATTAN, KS - April 28, 2020) Manhattan Mayor Usha Reddi announced today the formation of the Manhattan Area Recovery Task Force to help guide the City and surrounding area as we emerge from the effects of the COVID 19 virus in all areas of daily life ...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: April 14, 2020

City Announces Service Changes and Budget Cuts to Address Financial Impact of COVID-19

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City Announces Service Changes and Budget Cuts to Address Financial Impact of COVID-19

(Manhattan, KS - April 14, 2020) The City of Manhattan will begin implementing reductions and cancellations of services and programs along with project deferments and bu...

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Posted on: September 8, 2020

City Mask Ordinance extended to December 31

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Manhattan City Commissioners voted 3 to 2 to extend the ordinance requiring masks or other face coverings in city limits at their meeting on Tuesday, September 2. The mask ordinance will remain in effect until December 31.

Manhattan City Commissioners voted 3 to 2 to extend the ordinance requiring masks or other face coverings in city limits at their meeting on Tuesday, September 2.  The mask ordinance will remain in effect until December 31.

Ordinance No. 7498 is p...

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Posted on: May 14, 2020

Demolition to Occur at 3003 Anderson Avenue

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(Manhattan, Kansas, May 14, 2020) A building damaged during the 2018 Labor Day Flood is scheduled to begin demolition next week. The structure located at 3003 Anderson Avenue will be razed and a slab floor will be left when finished. There are no anticipa...

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