208 East Main Street
Manchester, Iowa 52057
(563) 927-3636
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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



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City Notes / Alerts

  •  Request for Bid: Asbestos Removal
    Posted on 02/26/2021 at 10:24 am

    The City of Manchester is requesting Sealed Bids from qualified firms interested in contracting with the City to provide asbestos removal services for the building located at 500 North Franklin Street. View the attachment for more information.

    Deadline for the submission of bids and for questions and inquiries concerning this RFB is Wednesday, March 24, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. All questions should be directed to Timothy J. Vick, City Manager in writing and e-mailed to tvick@manchester-ia.org.

    DUE DATE: Wednesday, March 24, 2021 10:00 a.m.

    More Information: https://www.manchester-ia.org/wp-content/uploads/2021-Demolition-RFB-500-N-Franklin.pdf

     

  •  Request for Bid: Building Demolition
    Posted on 02/26/2021 at 10:22 am

    The City of Manchester is requesting Sealed Bids from qualified firms interested in contracting with the City to provide building demolition services for the removal and clean-up of the building located at 500 North Franklin Street. View the attachment for more information.

    Deadline for the submission of bids and for questions and inquiries concerning this RFB is Wednesday, March 24, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. All questions should be directed to Timothy J. Vick, City Manager in writing and e-mailed to tvick@manchester-ia.org.

    DUE DATE: Wednesday, March 24, 2021 10:00 a.m.

    More Information: https://www.manchester-ia.org/wp-content/uploads/2021-Demolition-RFB-500-N-Franklin.pdf

     

  •  Public Hearing on Proposed Maximum Property Tax Levy
    Posted on 02/09/2021 at 8:00 am

    The Manchester City Council will hold a public hearing on February 22, 2021 at 5:00pm on the proposed maximum property tax levy. This notice and public hearing are new requirements by the State of Iowa. The "Max Levy" applies to certain individual levies that the City uses that are part, but not all, of the overall tax levy for the City. This notice sets the maximum amount that will be levied for FY 22 (July 1, 2021- June 30, 2022) for the following levies only: Regular General; Liability, Property & Self Insurance Costs; Emergency; FICA & IPERS; and Other Employee Benefits. On the notice below, you can see the Maximum Tax Rate totals $12.49069. In addition to these levies, the City also utilizes the Debt Service Levy which is not included in the State's "Max Levy" requirements. The City anticipates the debt service levy to be approximately $3.08931 for FY 22.

    The City Council will hold the Public Hearing on Proposed Maximum Property Tax Levy as detailed above on February 22, 2021. Additionally, the City Council will hold another Public Hearing on the complete budget on March 22, 2021 as required by law.

    Please see the notice below.

  •  Protect Water Pipes from Freezing
    Posted on 02/05/2021 at 11:53 am

    City of Manchester Water Superintendent, Chad Wulfekuhle, would like to remind residents to be alert to the danger of freezing pipes as well as water lines. Pipes in attics, crawl spaces and outside walls are all vulnerable to freezing, especially if there are cracks or openings that allow cold outside air to flow across the pipes. Anytime temperatures dip to 32 degrees, pipes may freeze, especially when wind chill is a factor.

    The Water Superintendent offers these suggestions to homeowners:

    • Know where the water cut-off valve is located in your home. Make sure that every responsible person in the home is aware of its location.
    • Remove, drain and carefully store hoses used outdoors.
    • Keep garage doors shut if any water lines are located inside.
    • Seal all openings where cold air can get at unprotected water pipes. As stated above, it’s especially important to keep cold wind away from pipes.
    • Pipes in attics and crawl spaces should be protected with insulation or heat. Pipe insulation is available in fiberglass or foam sleeves. Remember, the more insulation you use, the better protected your pipes will be.
    • During freezing weather, leave cabinet doors open under kitchen or bathroom sinks (especially if they are located against an outside wall) to allow warmer room air to circulate around pipes.
    • Let faucets drip slowly to keep water flowing through pipes that are vulnerable to freezing. If the dripping stops, it may mean that ice is blocking the pipe. Keep the faucet open to assist in pressure relief.
    • Heating cables and tapes are effective for freeze protection. Follow manufacturer’s directions closely when using these products.
    • Exterior pipes and hose bibbs (outdoor faucets) should be drained or enclosed in 2-inch insulation sleeves.
    • When weather is very cold, keep thermostats at the same temperature day and night. Lowered temperatures at night may contribute to colder attic temperatures and thus, more vulnerable pipes.

     

    Water leaks and repairs are often very costly. Be proactive today and determine whether you have any plumbing items that need protection.

  •  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

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

    CASH/CHECK
    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.

    OTHER PAYMENT METHODS
    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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  • Fluctuating Temps Could Lead to Frozen Water Service Lines 02/28/2021
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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.