208 East Main Street
Manchester, Iowa 52057
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    Manchester, Iowa

City Meetings & Events

October 2019

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
  • October Trivia Lite
  • EmpowHER Event
  • Senior Wellness Fair
  • 1st Annual Paint a Paw Event
  • Farmers' Market Last Day/Free Sample Day
  • Poker Run
  • Delco AMP'T Luncheon
  • Feargrounds Haunted Barn
  • City Council meeting
  • Delco Ampt meeting
  • Holiday Season Kickoff
  • Manchester Trivia Night
  • 10th Annual Great Pumpkin Chase
  • Feargrounds Haunted Barn
  • Halloween Costume Party
  • Feargrounds Haunted Barn
  • Trunk, Trick or Treat
  • City Council Meeting
  • Witches Night Out
  • Feargrounds Haunted Barn
  • Manchester Trick or Treating

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

City Notes / Alerts

  •  Trick or Treating – October 31st
    Posted on 10/17/2019 at 11:05 am


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


  •  Employment Opportunity: Parks Superintendent/Utility Worker
    Posted on 10/08/2019 at 8:14 pm

    An employment opportunity is available for the position of Parks Superintendent/Utility Worker. This position involves responsible and skilled work including supervision and participation in a wide variety of grounds and building maintenance work in city parks. Work includes, but is not limited to: general grounds keeping, general carpentry, painting, general plumbing and electrical repairs/maintenance, custodial duties, general maintenance and upkeep of mechanical equipment, tree care, snow removal and similar duties. Employee will also work with other City departments as needed. Work is performed independently, under the direction of the Parks and Recreation Director. Salary based on experience and qualifications. Job description and applications are available below. Return applications by November 1, 2019 to: City Manager, 208 East Main Street, Manchester, IA 52057. Equal Opportunity Employer.

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  •  Fall Pumpkins & Jack-O’-Lanterns
    Posted on 10/07/2019 at 10:07 am

    The City highly encourages residents to drop off their pumpkins and Jack-O’-Lanterns at the compost site. However, small to medium-sized pumpkins will be collected curbside during your regular garbage day the week of November 4. Pumpkins that have started to significantly deteriorate should be placed in a clear plastic bag or box. All pumpkins should be placed beside the garbage can.

  •  Fall Leaf Pick-up
    Posted on 09/20/2019 at 8:46 pm

    Leaves may be put into the street 48-hours prior to your scheduled pick up.

    • Must be in the street before 7:00 a.m. on your day
    • Rake into windrows on street 2 feet away from the curb line • Do not park vehicles within 50 feet of windrows

    • No bags or containers
    • No sticks, twigs, or brush in the leaves • Equipment may work ahead of schedule

    Please remember.....crews do their best to stay as close to the published schedule as possible. And although equipment does work ahead when possible, work will take place in the designated areas on the scheduled days. Likewise, equipment may break down or heavy rain or snow may also interfere with the pick up schedule. The compost site is open daily from sun up to sun down for your convenience.

    Section 1:

    MONDAYS: All areas south of Butler Street, but not including Butler Street. September 23 October 7, 14, 21, 28

    Section 2:

    TUESDAYS: Butler Street to Union Street, including Butler and Union Street. September 24 October 8, 15, 22, 29

    Section 3:

    WEDNESDAYS: North of East Union Street to East Acers Street; From North Franklin Street to the east, including East Acers and North Franklin Street. September 25 October 9, 16, 23, 30

    Section 4:

    THURSDAYS: North of West Union and West of North Franklin to Acers Street; then all areas North to the City Limits from Acers Street, not including East Acers or West Union. September 26 October 10, 17, 24, 31

    Please see the map below for routes.


  •  Nice Neighbor Award
    Posted on 05/29/2019 at 4:03 pm

    In 2004 Mayor Milt Kramer and the Manchester City Council launched the “Nice Neighbor Award.” The award was established to recognize the spirit of compassion citizens of Manchester have for their neighbors and for other citizens in Manchester. The award offers a public forum to thank neighbors; even for the smallest things. Award winners are invited to a City Council meeting to be recognized and presented with a Nice Neighbor Plaque. Winners are also noted on the City’s website and in the City Newsletter.


    Send your “NICE NEIGHBOR” letters to:

    Mayor Milt Kramer
    208 East Main Street, Manchester, Iowa 52057.


    When submitting, be sure to include the name and phone number of the person being nominated, as well as your own phone number.

Register online for city recreation programs

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Latest News from KMCH.com

  • “KMCH, Bring Me My Lunch” Day 4 Winner – Bruce Cole 10/18/2019
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    Janelle Tucker
  • “KMCH, Bring Me My Lunch” Day 3 Winner – Larry Swanson 10/18/2019
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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.