The Manchester City Council met Monday night, holding a public hearing on proposed plans for this year’s East Main Street Improvement Project. Crews will reconstruct East Main from McCarren Drive to Stiles Street, maintaining traffic while the project takes place. The City’s engineer estimated the project to cost $1.9 million. Six bids came in, with the lowest coming in at just under $2.1 million. City Manager Tim Vick explains:
Vick says the City anticipates the East Main Street Project will start in mid-April. The City Council is also taking steps to raise the City’s water and sewer rates.
The first reading of the ordinance was approved Monday night – and City staff is requesting the City Council waive the second reading and go straight to the third and final reading of the ordinance at the next meeting as the City would like to start the rate change with the March 1st bills.
The Manchester City Council also approved the first reading of an ordinance amending the Code of Ordinances by amending provisions to Manchester’s Flood Plain Ordinance. And the City also reviewed their recent audit, which Vick says revealed a few findings.
The City’s audit will be available to the public soon.
And the Manchester City Council has approved the hire of a new library director – Alison Hegland will step into the role on February 7th. And the City Council also approved an early retirement application from Ken Hempstead, who has served the City as a heavy equipment operator. His last day will be April 15th.