News Flash

Posted on: September 18, 2019

City Maintenance Facility

Construction of a combined maintenance facility for multiple front-line departments is one of the six projects dedicated to the 0.3% sales tax initiative on the ballot November 5, 2019.

Currently, the City uses four different maintenance facilities across ...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: September 17, 2019

Apply now for the Citizens' Academy

photo of people on tour at Sunset Zoo

Get to know your city from the Airport to the Zoo. The City of Manhattan is now accepting applications for the 2019-2020 Citizens’ Academy class. Citizens’ Academy is a free, interactive program designed to introduce residents to city ...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: September 16, 2019

Community Development Block Grant Program - Feedback

The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program Year (PY) 2018 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) provides the community with an opportunity to review how CDBG funds allocated to the City of Manhattan by the U.S. Department...
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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: September 15, 2019

Pavement rehabilitation project on Anderson Avenue from September 13-20

map of construction area on Anderson Avenue

Phase 2 of the Anderson Avenue rehabilitation project started Friday, September 13, 2019. Shilling Construction will be doing and overlay work on Anderson from Connecticut Ave going west to the South bound on-ramp of Seth Child Rd. Work is expected to tak...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: September 15, 2019

Power pole replacement along Ft. Riley Blvd

map of construction area on Fort Riley Boulevard

Description: Westar Energy will be working along Fort Riley Boulevard next week to relocate power poles in anticipation of KDOT's upcoming Wildcat Creek Bridge replacement project. The bridge replacement will likely begin in spring 2020.Timeline: Septembe...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: September 15, 2019

Increased training noise expected at Fort Riley through late October

photo of soldiers in formation at Fort Riley

The 1st Infantry Division's 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team began a major combined arms live fire exercise (CALFEX) last week that will continue through late October. Periods of significant noise may be heard and felt throughout the neighboring Flint Hill...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: September 13, 2019

Bertrand Storm Sewer Repairs

photo of exposed storm sewer on Bertrand Street

This is what open heart surgery looks like - civil engineering style. The recent heavy rains created pressure that buckled the Bertrand storm sewer, creating voids under 12th Street and damaging the roadway. After excavation around the stormsewer box to d...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: September 9, 2019

Asphalt repair on Anderson Ave starting 9/9/2019

map of road repair planned for Anderson Avenue from Wreath to Hudson

Details: Schilling Construction will be conducting a 2" mill and overlay project to rehabilitate the asphalt on Anderson Avenue from just west of Wreath Avenue to Hudson Avenue. This project is funded by the Street Maintenance Sales Tax.Timeline: Sep...

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Active project map City of Manhattan News
Posted on: September 9, 2019

Sinkhole Updates

photo of two men standing near the Hayes Drive sinkhole

Crews are continuing to work on emergency repairs to utility lines and roadways caused by sinkholes along Hayes Drive, but it will be weeks before the projects are completed. Expect continued traffic delays in both areas. At Hayes and Bluemont Av...

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Additional Info... City of Manhattan News
Posted on: September 4, 2019

Flood damage update 9/4/2019

photo of sink hole at Hayes Drive and Levee Drive

Information about damage and repairs following the heavy rainfall August 30. 

Road Closures: 

  • 12th Street is closed from Bertrand to Ratone because of storm sewer damage 
  • Hayes Drive is closed near Levee Drive and also near Bluemon...
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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: September 4, 2019

Repairs to traffic signal at TCB and McCall

photo of damaged wiring inside traffic signal box

Three electricians and three traffic personnel have worked more than 12 hours each to get the traffic signal at Tuttle Creek Boulevard and McCall Road back up and running after the signal box was flooded during last Friday’s storm. It was a MacG...
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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: September 7, 2019

Fireman’s best friend: MFD adds search and rescue dog to the ranks

photo of Duke the fire dog and Kody Songs posing in front of a fire truck

Dogs are man’s best friend, but 14-month-old black labrador retriever Duke gets to be a fireman’s best friend. MFD driver Kody Songs is working to train Duke to be a nationally certified search and rescue dog.“He’s ...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: September 6, 2019

Plans to raise and rehabilitate Manhattan's levee

map of levee and area it protects

The Manhattan Levee was authorized by the federal government in 1954 and construction was completed in 1963. The levee protects approximately 1,600 acres of land, 7,600 residents, and $1.4 billion of public and private infrastructure, including the post o...

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Additional Info... City of Manhattan News
Posted on: September 5, 2019

Understanding the current sales tax rate in Manhattan

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On November 5, Manhattan voters will have the opportunity to vote on a 0.3% permanent sales tax increase. The increase would be dedicated to funding six major infrastructure projects over the next 20-30 years. There projects include the Manhattan Levee, A...

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Additional Info... City of Manhattan News
Posted on: September 4, 2019

Commission approves 2020 budget

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On August 20, 2019, the City Commission adopted the 2020 budget. The total budget is $163.9 million, which is just under a 5% increase over last year (primarily due to increased cash balances in several special sales tax funds which are accumulating reven...

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2020 City of Manhattan Budget City of Manhattan News
Posted on: September 3, 2019

A new vision for Warner Park

the view of Warner Park from tee 9, trees, meadow, and park shelter

Warner Memorial Park is an 89-acre natural area park in the southwest quadrant of the city. The Park is largely undeveloped and in a natural state. Existing Park amenities include mowed pathways and natural surface trails, including the historic Military ...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: August 30, 2019

Flood update from overnight storms 8/30/2019

photo of large sink hole with water and broken pipes

-Hayes Drive is closed for Kansas Gas line emergency repairs-Poliska Lane is closed due to high water-The intersection of 12th St and Bertrand is closed for storm sewer repair-Ehlers Road was closed due to rock slide but has been reopened-The traffic sign...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: August 30, 2019

Flood mitigation plans for the future

flood mitigation cip project map

The flooding happening in the Manhattan community this year has been heartbreaking. Kansas has seen some of the wettest weather in recorded history this year, and Manhattan is especially vulnerable because of the three main waterways nearby – th...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: August 28, 2019

Kimball Ave (Seth Childs to Kenmar) complete 8/30

map of Kimball with roadway highlighted

The City of Manhattan and Ebert Construction are pleased to announce that Kimball Avenue between Seth Child Road and Kenmar Avenue will open to full traffic operations on Friday, August 30th, late afternoon.  Pavement markings will be installed t...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: August 21, 2019

10 years, 10 chances to win: celebrate jet service at Manhattan Regional Airport

10th anniversary logo and advertisement

(MANHATTAN, KS – August 21, 2019) Manhattan Regional Airport (MHK) is celebrating the 10th anniversary of American Airlines regional jet service with a cake cutting ceremony on Friday, August 23, 2019 at 10:00 AM in the terminal lobby.  ...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: August 20, 2019

What moves you?

photo of a bicycle riding on a street

Is it gasoline or your own heart and muscles? For most of us it’s the first choice, of course. Because how could we choose otherwise? Lots of us live miles away from important destinations like friends, work, play, and family. And we think almos...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: August 16, 2019

0.3% Sales Tax Initiative

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Manhattan voters will be asked whether or not to permanently raise the sales tax rate by 0.3% on the November 5, 2019 election ballot. The increase would bring Manhattan's sales tax rate to 9.25% and generate an estimated $3 million in additional revenue ...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: August 9, 2019

School traffic re-routing for road work

map of traffic re-routing for Susan B Anthony Middle School

Wednesday, August 14th is the first day of classes for USD383. Some road projects originally scheduled for completion before the start of school have been delayed due to unusually wet weather, and the continued road work will have an impact on school traf...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: July 29, 2019

Improvements to aTa Bus routes coming July 29th and fare FREE July 29th-August 10th

photo of the new aTa Bus route map

The Flint Hills Area Transportation Agency (aTa Bus) has made improvements to the fixed routes in Manhattan and Ogden. Starting July 29, 2019, changes to the route system will include:

  • Addition of stops to allow for better to & from access to major des...
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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: July 26, 2019

Furniture Amnesty Day Pick-Ups

FAD volunteer collage

Furniture Amnesty Day is gearing up! Drivers are picking up furniture all over town - and will continue until 3:00 or 4:00 this evening. We have more than 150 scheduled stops today! Please make sure your donation is at the curb and we'll get there as soon...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: July 16, 2019

Flag Design Contest Winner

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(MANHATTAN, KS – July 16, 2019) Congratulations to Kim Medvid whose design “Little Apple on the Prairie” was selected as the City of Manhattan flag contest design winner. A total of 3,021 ballots for the new flag were cast th...

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City of Manhattan News
Posted on: June 27, 2019

EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER REOPENS TO MONITOR TUTTLE CREEK LAKE AND KANSAS RIVER

photo of the Kansas river under the HWY 177 bridge in Manhattan

(RILEY COUNTY AND POTTAWATOMIE COUNTY, KS – June 27, 2019) The Emergency Operations Center in Manhattan has been reopened to monitor rising water levels on Tuttle Creek Lake and the Kansas River. Officials from Riley County and Pottawatomie County are wat...

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City of Manhattan News

News Flash

Posted on: September 9, 2019

Sinkhole Updates

photo of two men standing near the Hayes Drive sinkhole

Crews are continuing to work on emergency repairs to utility lines and roadways caused by sinkholes along Hayes Drive, but it will be weeks before the projects are completed. Expect continued traffic delays in both areas.

Crews are continuing to work on emergency repairs to utility lines and roadways caused by sinkholes along Hayes Drive, but it will be weeks before the projects are completed. Expect continued traffic delays in both areas. At Hayes and Bluemont Av...

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Additional Info... Flood Updates
Posted on: August 30, 2019

Flood mitigation plans for the future

flood mitigation cip project map

City Engineers have $70 - $100 million in stormwater projects planned for the next several years to help mitigate flooding when large rains hit.

The flooding happening in the Manhattan community this year has been heartbreaking. Kansas has seen some of the wettest weather in recorded history this year, and Manhattan is especially vulnerable because of the three main waterways nearby – th...

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Flood Updates
Posted on: August 30, 2019

Flood update from overnight storms 8/30/2019

photo of large sink hole with water and broken pipes

Roughly 4” to 5” of rainfall fell in Manhattan during a short period overnight and more rainfall is expected on Saturday. A large sink hole, structure fire from lightning strike, and flooded structures were some of the damages that resulted.

-Hayes Drive is closed for Kansas Gas line emergency repairs-Poliska Lane is closed due to high water-The intersection of 12th St and Bertrand is closed for storm sewer repair-Ehlers Road was closed due to rock slide but has been reopened-The traffic sign...

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Flood Updates
Posted on: June 27, 2019

EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER REOPENS TO MONITOR TUTTLE CREEK LAKE AND KANSAS RIVER

photo of the Kansas river under the HWY 177 bridge in Manhattan

(June 27, 2019) Officials from Riley and Pottawatomie Counties are watching the situation closely. No advisories have been issued for areas downstream of Tuttle Creek Dam at this time. Residents should stay alert.

(RILEY COUNTY AND POTTAWATOMIE COUNTY, KS – June 27, 2019) The Emergency Operations Center in Manhattan has been reopened to monitor rising water levels on Tuttle Creek Lake and the Kansas River. Officials from Riley County and Pottawatomie Coun...

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Flood Updates