The Manchester City Council approved the site plan for a new Casey’s truck stop in AJ Spiegel’s subdivision at the interchange of Highway 20 and Highway 13. The proposed store would operate 24 hours a day and provide gas and diesel service and food. Wally Pelds from Pelds engineering told the council that Manchester is an ideal location for a new store:
Pelds cited a recent study by the DOT that is encouraging trucking companies to start utilizing Highway 20 to relive some congestion from Interstate 80 which will benefit the Manchester area.
Pelds says they do have a goal of starting construction this spring, but there are several steps to go through before then:
Also at Monday night’s meeting Bob Reis and Cameron Schulte from the Delaware County Cattlemen spoke with the council about an alternative sewer system on the Delaware County fairgrounds, as they are gathering information about possibly building a permanent structure for their “Steer and Stein” food stand. The Cattlemen would like to include a couple bathrooms and a hand washing station in the plan. The council indicated they would support the idea and will need to review the site plan.
The Council approved an engineering agreement with Fehr Graham for the east Delaware Parking Lot Surfacing project which would take place after the construction of the Community Savings Bank Building.
Top Grade Excavating also brought up the possibility of starting this year’s street improvement project that includes New Street from Clara to Acres Street in mid-March, which would put the completion date at July 10th – in time for the Delaware County Fair. But City Manager Tim Vick said the council would like to stick with the original time frame:
The council also approved a building project for Kluesner Sanitation on South 3rd Street which will help city residents with their recycling efforts.