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Manchester, Iowa 52057
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    Manchester, Iowa

City Meetings & Events

April 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

  •  COVID-19 Impacts across the State and City of Manchester
    Posted on 03/31/2020 at 6:09 pm


    COVID19 Press Release

    On March 17, 2020, Governor Kim Reynolds issued a State of Public Health Disaster Emergency with additional proclamations thereafter. This issuance activates the public health response on a state level and allows for greater flexibility for public safety officials. Among the significant steps included in this issuance are the requirement for social distancing and the subsequent closing of restaurants/bars (carry out/delivery is still allowed), fitness centers, theaters, casinos and any places of mass gathering effective Noon on March 17th through April 7th. The City is following and enforcing these directives in the community. The State is working to address the impact of these closures and analyzing other impacts through the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA), and Iowa Workforce Development (IWD). IEDA is working to develop a plan to assist businesses impacted. IWD is working to develop assistance plans for workers impacted. Please follow the above links to the respective websites for further information.

    The City is seeing changes in regular operation due to the threat of the Covid-19 Virus as well. We are encouraging all those needing assistance for City services to contact the department needed remotely as all city facilities are not allowing public access until further notice.

    Please click below for the full press release regarding COVID-19 and how the City of Manchester departments will be impacted in the coming weeks as a result.

    Click to open: COVID19 Press Release

  •  HWY 13 Street Closure: April 6 – April 13
    Posted on 03/31/2020 at 11:28 am

    Starting Monday, April 6th the intersection of River and West Main Street will be closed as part of the HWY 13 Project. Detours will be set up. Traffic will be asked to use South Franklin Street and West Marion Street while the intersection is closed. It is anticipated that the detour will be in place for a week, weather permitting.

  •  IMPORTANT: Utility Payments
    Posted on 03/30/2020 at 10:16 am

    During this time residents are encouraged to pay bills Online via the City website at https://www.manchester-ia.org/

    If you prefer to pay your bill in person, 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, and exact change if possible. Any leftover change due back to the customer will be applied to future billing.


    • Customers may Pay Over the Phone with a debit/credit card. Call 563-927-3636, press 0.

    • Sign up for Automatic Withdrawal from your checking account. To obtain a form, call or email: lthomas@manchester-ia.org

  •  Fiscal Year 2020-2021 Budget Presentation
    Posted on 03/24/2020 at 1:00 am

    The fiscal year 2020-2021 budget presentation was presented to the Manchester City Council on Monday, March 23, 2020. View the presentation below.

  •  New Alert System – Manchester Info Now
    Posted on 03/20/2020 at 2:43 pm

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

  •  Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) Information
    Posted on 03/17/2020 at 2:59 pm

    As we continue to monitor COVID-19, please visit these trusted agencies for the latest information: Center for Disease Control Iowa Department of Public Health

    The Mayor has issued an Emergency Proclamation for the City of Manchester. Emergency Proclamation 2020-03-16

    PLEASE NOTE that the City does provide online and over-the-phone bill pay and other services in many instances. Contact City Hall at (563)927-3636 and press 0 to speak with someone.

    The Manchester Public Library will be closed to the public until further notice, effective March 16, 2020. Please see the attached Press Release from the Manchester Public Library. MPL Press Release 3-16-2020

    Reminder from the City's Sewer Department: "Flushable" wipes are not safe the sewer system and can clog pipes. Please do NOT flush: baby wipes, cleaning/disinfecting wipes, makeup removal pads, paper towels, toilet brush pads, diapers or feminine hygiene products.

  •  Governor Reynolds issues a State of Public Health Disaster Emergency effective at noon today (3/17/2020)
    Posted on 03/17/2020 at 1:56 pm

    Governor Reynolds has issued a State of Public Health Disaster Emergency activating the public health response and recovery aspects of the State Disaster Emergency Plan effective at noon today, March 17, 2020. The full text of the proclamation is available here: Governor Public Health Proclamation - 2020.03.17.

Register online for city recreation programs

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Latest News from KMCH.com

  • City of Manchester Closing All Playgrounds Due to COVID-19 Concerns 03/31/2020
    With the weather starting to warm up and everyone getting a little stir crazy from being isolated at home, there have been a lot of people out walking and enjoying the outdoors. But the playgrounds [ MORE ]
    Janelle Tucker
  • Lorna Mae Ellis – Manchester 03/31/2020
    Lorna Mae Ellis, 85, of Manchester, Iowa, passed away on Monday, March 30, 2020, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids. She was born on December 23, 1934, in Martelle, the daughter of William and [ MORE ]
    Rob Edwards
  • Edgewood Community Pulling Together During COVID-19 03/31/2020
    The Edgewood community is pulling together to try to navigate the changes brought on by the Coronavirus. Chamber Director Elise Bergan says they’re making the best of the situation. Many of the businesses are taking [ MORE ]
    Janelle Tucker

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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.