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

City Meetings & Events

May 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

  •  Census Update
    Posted on 05/28/2020 at 5:22 pm

    The State of Iowa’s 2020 U.S. Census Complete Count Committee, formed by Gov. Kim Reynolds, chaired by Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg and vice-chaired by Secretary of State Paul Pate, is launching a “Key to the Future” response rate challenge for all of Iowa’s 942 cities and 99 counties to boost their 2020 Census response rates. 


  •  *5/26/2020 UPDATE* Swim Lessons & Summer Program Registration Changes due to COVID-19
    Posted on 05/26/2020 at 5:55 pm

    *UPDATE* Registrations for Group Swimming Lessons will be online this year. Registration will open on Monday, June 1st at 8:00AM.

    Registrations for Private Swimming Lessons will be Wednesday, June 3rd from 6:00pm-8:00pm at the Aquatic Center.

    Click the button below to register starting June 1st at 8:00am

    Rec Program Registration

    To help you prepare, click the links to see what levels and time slots will be available or to see what level you child was in last year.

    Summer program registration will also reopen on June 1st.  Any changes or cancellations will be announced as we make them.

    POOL OPENING DATE (tentative)
    *UPDATE* At this time, we are looking at opening the pool on July 1st - tentatively.

    As always, changes could be made depending on COVID-19 restrictions. We will do our best to keep you updated.

    Thanks for your patience and understanding.  Please email dfoley@manchester-ia.org or call 563-927-1118 if you have questions.

  •  Highway 13 Road Construction Update
    Posted on 05/22/2020 at 5:46 pm

    Work is progressing well on the IA 13 project with a lot of concrete being placed this week with River Street to reopen prior to Saturday’s Farmers Market.  May 25-29th we anticipate seeing West Main Street from the bridge to Franklin Street being milled and surfaced and work beginning at the intersection of North Franklin and Seeley Street.

    Below is the contractors proposed schedule, subject to weather:

    Monday, May 25th (Memorial Day): No work

    Tuesday, May 26th: Set up traffic control to close Stage 6 (Seeley Street intersection) on Wednesday morning

    Wednesday, May 27th: Seeding to be completed on River Street and Stage 1 (west of bridge). Close Stage 6 (Seeley Street Intersection) and mill existing HMA on Stage 3 (West Main Street) and Stage 6 (Seeley Street intersection).

    Thursday, May 28th or Friday, May 29th: Stage 3 (West Main Street) HMA paving. Plan to have West Main Street paved by the end of the month. Pavement markings may be the first part of the following week.


    Stage 6 (Seeley Street Intersection) is proposed to begin on Wednesday May 27th and is expected to take 3 to 4 weeks. The section of North Franklin to be closed is from houses 940/941 on the south end through houses 1012/1009 on the north end. Following asphalt milling on Wednesday, work will proceed to removals, fire hydrant relocation, storm sewer and then new curb, drives & sidewalks, and paving.  From Stage 6 work will proceed directly into Stage 7 (Acers Street intersection) which will take about 6 weeks.

    The primary detour of IA 13 using IA3, IA 38 and US 20 will remain in place through stages 6 and 7.  Local detour for Stage 6 is as follows and shown on the attached image.

    South bound traffic will head east on Acers, south on New and then west on Clara back to Franklin. No parking will be posted along the entire route.

    North bound traffic will go east on Prospect, north on Sherman and then west on Acers back to Franklin. No parking will be posted along the entire route.

  •  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

  •  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

This button will re-direct you to the online registration site for City recreation programs.
Rec Program Registration

Latest News from KMCH.com

  • Heavy Rains Cause Flash Flooding in Buchanan County 05/28/2020
    Heavy rains led to flash flooding in Buchanan County Thursday morning. The National Weather Service issued a Flash Flood Warning for Buchanan and northwestern Delaware counties after nearly three inches of rain fell during a [ MORE ] The post Heavy Rains Cause Flash Flooding in Buchanan County appeared first on Mix 94.7 KMCH.
    Janelle Tucker
  • Manchester Aquatic Center Hopes to Open July 1st 05/28/2020
    The Manchester Aquatic Center is holding off on opening to the public for another month. City Parks and Rec Director Doug Foley says their targeted date for open swim at the pool is July 1st. [ MORE ] The post Manchester Aquatic Center Hopes to Open July 1st appeared first on Mix 94.7 KMCH.
    Janelle Tucker
  • West Main Street Work Nearly Done for Manchester Highway 13 Project 05/28/2020
    Work on the Highway 13 Street Improvement Project is moving along well in the heart of Manchester. City Manager Tim Vick says yesterday was a big day as they closed down the Seeley Street intersection [ MORE ] The post West Main Street Work Nearly Done for Manchester Highway 13 Project appeared first on Mix […]
    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.