The Manchester City Council held a public hearing Monday night on a rezoning request. Darrell Rich is asking the City to rezone his property at 305 East Delaware Street from R-3 Residential District to B-1 Business District. The duplex building is currently used exclusively for housing, but Rich would like to open an insurance office on the first floor. A first reading of the ordinance has been approved, and the council will need to pass 2nd and 3rd readings at future meetings before the ordinance is officially approved.
A couple of repair issues need to be addressed at the Manchester Aquatic Center before the pool opens this summer. City Parks and Rec Director Doug Foley says both the pool heater and both slide pumps need to be replaced. The City received a quote from Don and Walt to replace the heater for just under 16-thousand dollars. The new heater would be paid for by redirecting ten-thousand dollars that was budgeted for pool painting, with the remainder coming from savings in operational expenditures. Northway Well and Pump has offered to pull and replace the pool’s slide pumps for just over 14-thousand dollars. Funding for the pumps would come from the operational budget and park improvement funds. The City Council has approved the repairs.
The Manchester City Council has approved a three-year extension of their Communications Center 28-E Agreement with Delaware County.
And Manchester Mayor Milt Kramer presented a city service award to Manchester Police Lieutenant Jim Wessels for his 25 years of service.