208 East Main Street
Manchester, Iowa 52057
(563) 927-3636
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    IMPORTANT UTILITY BILL INFORMATION: During this time residents are encouraged to pay bills Online via the City website. If you prefer to pay your bill in person, place your payment in the Dropbox located west of the front door of City Hall. READ MORE



    Manchester, Iowa

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Council Agendas & Packets

The regular meetings of the Manchester City Council are scheduled for the second & fourth Mondays of the month at 5:00pm. Meetings are held at Council Chambers, 204 East Main Street.

Council Agendas & Packets

Register online for city recreation programs

This button will re-direct you to the online registration site for City recreation programs. Registration begins on May 5th at 6:00PM.
Swim Lesson & Rec Program Registration

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City Notes / Alerts

  •  City Accepting Applications for Part-Time Custodian
    Posted on 09/15/2021 at 1:48 pm

  •  City of Manchester Seeking Applicants for Library Director
    Posted on 09/13/2021 at 1:18 pm

    The City of Manchester is seeking applicants for the position of Library Director.

    The Library Director monitors, coordinates and supervises the operation of the Manchester Public Library and is responsible for planning, policies, procedures, fiscal management, collection development, maintenance of the physical facility, social media and computer technology, and personnel. Outstanding oral and written communication skills necessary.  Director works closely with the Board of Trustees and City Council. Qualifications include a Bachelor's Degree in related field or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Master's Degree in Library Science preferred. Candidate must have State Library of Iowa Public Library Director Certification or have ability to obtain certification within two-years of appointment. Salary range dependent upon qualifications.

    Complete job description is available by clicking the following link:

    Application deadline October 15, 2021.

    Email/mail cover letter, resume and three references to: tvick@manchester-ia.org, Timothy J. Vick, City Manager, 208 East Main Street, Manchester, IA 52057.


  •  Trick or Treating – October 31st
    Posted on 09/13/2021 at 1:08 pm

    Manchester Trick or Treat night will take place on Sunday, October 31st from 5:00pm - 7:00 pm.

  •  Leaf Pickup Begins October 11
    Posted on 09/13/2021 at 11:37 am

    Please see the attached schedule below for routes.

  •  Life Jacket Loaner Station at the Manchester Whitewater Park
    Posted on 07/26/2021 at 11:52 am

    The newest addition to the Whitewater Park: a Life Jacket Loaner Station!
    They are FREE to use. Just pick out one that is the right size and return them when finished.
    There are sizes from youth to big adults. As of right now, the signs are temporary but it explains how to get a proper fit.
    Keep in mind that the area is under camera surveillance…so please return them when finished so everyone can enjoy. Special thanks to Spenser Vande Voorde and Kory Nefzger for the design, construction and installation! Also thanks to Chuck Ungs and Lynne Majetic for being a big part of this project.
    A permanent sign, first aid kit and more life jackets will be coming soon!

  •  Alert System for the City of Manchester
    Posted on 08/10/2020 at 2:43 pm

    Sign up here: http://entry.inspironlogistics.com/manchester_ia/wens.cfm

  •  E-Billing and Online Bill Pay
    Posted on 08/03/2020 at 9:10 am

    Ebills are a convenient, secure, faster and environmentally friendly way of receiving your utility bill. And, they not only reduce waste, but they reduce postage costs too. Enrolling in eBill cancels your paper bill, but the eBill still contains the same information you are used to receiving on your paper bill. Email notifications are sent each month as soon as your new bill is available.

    To enroll in eBill, simply contact Manchester City Hall at 563-927-1114.

    You can also access your account information and pay your bill online 24/7 with on-line bill pay. View your payment history, consumption history and previous billing history. No more late payments, no check writing and stay up to date with the click of a button. To set up, simply go to mail.manchester-ia.org. Enter a valid email, create a password, and have your account number and location (as it appears on your bill) handy. That’s it!

  •  Utility Payments
    Posted on 06/30/2020 at 10:16 am

    Bills may be paid online via the City website at https://www.manchester-ia.org/

    If you prefer to pay your bill in person, you may pay in the office or simply place your payment in the dropbox located west of the front door of City Hall.
    Please use a sealed envelope, with your payment stub included.

    Customers may pay over the phone with a debit/credit card. Call 563-927-1114. Customers can also sign up for Automatic Withdrawal from their bank account. To obtain a form, call or email: lthomas@manchester-ia.org

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Manchester Whitewater Park

Our park consists of 6 drops at roughly 18″ per drop and spans over 800ft. in length, Reconstruction of the river began upstream of Marion Street and extends downstream toward the CN railroad bridge. The Manchester Whitewater Park is open to the public and there is no cost or admission to utilize the park. The primary in-stream users will be whitewater enthusiasts including kayakers, canoeists, rafters, tubers, swimmers and boogie board/surfers.