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Manchester, Iowa 52057
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    Manchester, Iowa

City Meetings & Events

December 2019

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
  • Thanksgiving Community Meal
  • Holiday Show with Darrel, Jacque & Connie
  • December Trivia Lite
  • Window Walk and Static Christmas Parade
  • Ebenezer Duke
  • Bubbles & Bowling
  • City Council meeting
  • Caroling, Cookie Exchange & Soup Luncheon
  • Library Lego Time
  • Delco AMP'T Luncheon
  • Christmas Show
  • Donuts with Santa
  • Make -n- Take
  • Puppet Show
  • Pages with Pearl: Read with a Dog
  • Delco Ampt meeting
  • December Trivia Night
  • Ugly Sweater Party
  • Santa Visit at Real Deals Manchester
  • Customer Appreciation Day
  • City Council Meeting
  • Scrooge Day

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

  •  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.

  •  Holiday Garbage & Recycling Collection
    Posted on 11/19/2019 at 9:01 am

    If your recycling/garbage day falls on a holiday, your items will be picked up the day immediately following the holiday.

    • Garbage & Recycling Pickup for Thursday, November 28 is rescheduled to Friday, November 29.
    • Garbage & Recycling Pickup for Wednesday, December 25 is rescheduled to Thursday, December 26.
    • Garbage & Recycling Pickup for Wednesday, January 1 is rescheduled to Thursday, January 2.

  •  Christmas Tree Pickup
    Posted on 11/18/2019 at 3:34 pm

    The City of Manchester will pick up Christmas trees, at no charge to residents, beginning at 7:00 a.m. on January 6. Trees placed at the curbside after 7:00 a.m. or trees in plastic bags will not be picked up. City residents may also dispose of trees at their own convenience at the City Compost Site on South Brewer Street any time during daylight hours.

  •  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.