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Manchester, Iowa 52057
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February 2020

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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

City Notes / Alerts

  •  Public Hearing on Proposed Maximum Property Tax Levy
    Posted on 02/10/2020 at 2:35 pm

    The Manchester City Council will hold a public hearing on February 24, 2020 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 21 (July 1, 2020- June 30, 2021) 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 $12.06063. 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 $3.35355 for FY 21.

    The City Council will hold the Public Hearing on Proposed Maximum Property Tax Levy as detailed above on February 24, 2020. Additionally, the City Council will hold another Public Hearing on the complete budget on March 23, 2020 as required by law.

    Please see the notice below.

  •  Nice Neighbor Award
    Posted on 01/15/2020 at 7:30 am

    At the City Council Meeting on Monday, January 13, Ron and Janine Stellick were presented with the “Nice Neighbor Award”. Scott and Carolyn Shives nominated the Stellicks for the award.

    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.

  •  Service Award
    Posted on 01/15/2020 at 7:27 am

    At the City Council meeting on Monday, January 13, Mayor Kramer presented Lieutenant Jim Wessels with his 30 year service plaque and pin.



  •  Snow Removal
    Posted on 11/19/2019 at 9:07 am

    The City’s snow removal operations vary depending upon the amount of snow, nature of the storm, and most importantly, timing of the storm. During a typical snowstorm event, City employees begin to plow streets at midnight. Snow emergency routes are plowed first; crews then move to residential areas. At 2:00 a.m., equipment is moved to the downtown area. In most residential areas snow is pushed off the streets onto the terrace; however, downtown snow must be hauled away. This requires larger equipment including graders, snowblowers, loaders and dump trucks. It is simply too hazardous to have this equipment working on downtown streets during the day when vehicular traffic increases. Snowplows often weigh over 50,000 pounds (25 tons) when loaded with sand and salt. Poor visibility and blind spots enhance the difficulty of operating plows. We realize the snow in downtown areas can be quite cumbersome for both businesses and customers; however, we appreciate your understanding in putting everyone’s safety first.

    Here are some things you can do to help keep operations running smoothly:

    • Maintain a safe distance back from snowplows by at least 50 feet. As road speeds increase, the distance should also increase. Drivers need to give room to the plows for safe operations.
    • When it begins to snow, please remove all vehicles from the street.
    • Keep small children inside when snow equipment is operating in your neighborhood.
    • Trim low hanging branches 14 feet above the street to prevent damage to plow trucks.
    • Shovel the snow away from fire hydrants near your home for public safety.
    • Shovel the snow away from catch basins in the street so melting snow can run off.


    Snowplow operators do not place snow in driveways on purpose. Unfortunately, there is no practical way for the snowplow operator to cut off the windrow of snow when crossing a driveway. This problem is especially acute in cul-de-sacs because of the limited space. One thing you can do to reduce the amount of snow that is plowed in front of your driveway is to widen the plowed area of the driveway to help catch the windrows. Residents are advised to wait until the plow has been through their road prior to cleaning their driveway and mailbox area. If drifting or more snow occurs the plows may have to make multiple passes on a road at a later time to keep the road clear. If possible, plow drivers will try to prevent excessive blockages at driveways but at times this is not possible. Please remember that the clearing of driveway and mailbox areas is the responsibility of the resident.


    As a reminder, an occupant or owner has 10 daylight hours after snow has fallen or ice has formed to remove snow from their sidewalks or to treat ice with a suitable product.

  •  Alternate Side Parking Reminder
    Posted on 11/13/2019 at 3:31 pm

    Get Alternate Side Parking alerts from the Manchester Police Department. Text your zip code to: 888777. It’s FREE!


    With winter approaching, the City would like to remind residents of the Alternate Side Parking Ordinance. Alternate Side Parking is only in effect upon declaration. Declarations are reported to Channel 2 (KGAN); Channel 7 (KWWL); Channel 9 (KCRG); KMCH radio station FM 94.7; and can be found on the City of Manchester’s website. The declaration prohibits vehicular parking on streets between the overnight hours of 10:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. Vehicles may be parked on the “even” side of streets on even-numbered days and on the “odd” side of streets on odd-numbered days on the date declared. Once Alternate Side Parking has been declared, restrictions are enforced, regardless of any change in forecast. Ticketing and towing are strictly enforced.

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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.