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Manchester City Council Amends Current Fiscal Year Budget

The Manchester City Council met Tuesday night, approving an amendment to the current fiscal year’s budget.

The amendment includes an increase of more than two-point-one million dollars in total revenue and an increase in more than two-point-seven million dollars in total expenses. The change in revenue includes an $80,000 increase in local option sales tax receipts, an increase of $63,000 in road use tax receipts and grant funds received and the addition of $700,000 in bond issuance proceeds for Westside Estates development. The amendment to expenses includes an increase of $177,000 for pool repairs, band shell maintenance and an update to the library meeting room, as well as a decrease of $331,000 due to no airport capital project and a decrease of nearly $60,000 due to the transition of the dispatch center to the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office. The complete list of amendments can be found on the City of Manchester’s website.

No one spoke for or against the budget amendment during Tuesday night’s public hearing. 

The City Council has also given their approval to rezone the lot locally known as 209 West Marion Street from R1-60 Single Family Residential, Low Density, to R2 Two Family Residential District. The Council waived the second reading and consideration of the ordinance at Tuesday’s meeting, choosing to move ahead with approving the third and final reading.

And the Council adopted a resolution that will amend the City’s Employee Handbook to reflect changes in Federal Law related to the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. Attorney Amy Reasoner with Lynch Dallas prepared the necessary amendment and accommodation request form for the City of Manchester. The resolution will incorporate the necessary guidelines for requesting and accommodating religious freedom requests.


photo courtesy of Janelle Tucker/KMCH

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