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Manchester City Council Meeting Recap

The Manchester City Council is looking into videotaping their meetings.

The Council invited Dyersville mayor Jeff Jacque to their meeting last night to explain how they videotape their meetings. Jacque says he thinks it’s a great idea as it gives transparency to what is discussed at the meetings. He says Dyersville livestreams their meetings and also airs a recording of the meetings several times on the town’s local cable access channel. 

The Manchester City Council will continue to look into their options for equipment and other details.

The City Council was also approached by resident Jeff Ogden with several questions about the airport expansion project, including the cost of the project and why the Council isn’t involved in the land acquisition negotiations. Ogden says he’s not against the project, but is against the politics of how it’s happening. City officials, representatives from the two companies involved and a member of the airport committee attended to answer Ogden’s questions and explain the project in further detail. The City is looking into hosting a presentation about the project at the airport this fall.

And work on extending Grand Avenue in Manchester and adding a trail could start in just a couple years. City Manager Tim Vick explains:

The trail project is estimated to cost nearly $387,000, with the City’s match at nearly $137,000. 

The City says work on extending Grand Avenue north is expected to begin in the summer of 2024, while construction on the trail is expected to start in the summer of 2025.

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