Manchester City Council Meeting Recap

The Manchester City Council has approved plans for a new hotel on the west end of Manchester. Boulders Inn and Suites will build a 32-room hotel in the West Commercial Subdivision along the Highway 13/Highway 20 interchange. A development agreement and site plan was unanimously approved at the City Council meeting Monday night. We’ll have more on that story in upcoming newscasts this week here on KMCH.

In other city news, the Manchester City Council has given the okay for the Manchester Police Department to purchase new tasers. The current tasers, which are about ten years old, are starting to fail. Replacing the department’s ten tasers will cost about twelve and a half thousand dollars – Chief Jim Hauschild believes he could absorb half of that cost in this year’s budget, with the remaining cost paid for next fiscal year.

The Manchester City Council has awarded a bid for snow removal on City sidewalks and nuisance snow removal to a local resident. Mark Fink’s bid for City snow removal was forty-seven dollars higher than the lowest bidder, Supreme Green, but the Council chose to once again partner with Fink since he is a Manchester resident who pays city taxes. Fink was the lowest bidder for nuisance snow removal by twenty-five dollars.

And a request for a special exception to the City’s livestock restrictions has been tabled until the next meeting. Jonathan and Devon Barron are asking permission to have three horses on the back of their property on Quaker Mill Drive. The Council would like to get their neighbors’ thoughts on the request before giving their approval.