Manchester City Council Meeting Recap

In Manchester City Council news from Monday night…

Bids for Phase One of the Riverfront Project have come at least a couple hundred thousand dollars higher than the engineer’s estimate, so the council is hoping to review with the low bidder, Vieth Construction Corporation, to evaluate the scope of the project.

Nicole Turpin from the ECIA was on hand to explain the Brownfields Coalition Assessment Grant that the ECIA was awarded and how that grant will assist the City in completing an Environmental Tier 2 testing and inspection at the old Smitty’s site on West Main Street.

The Council approved the Railroad’s request to reconstruct the at-grade crossing at South Brewer Street. There was some debate over whether rubber or wood was the best surface choice, but ultimately the council chose the rubber surface, which will cost the City about 14-hundred dollars more.

The Manchester City Council also gave the okay to continue providing maintenance and fuel for the RTA Rides to Wellness van service in Delaware County at a cost of about 23-hundred dollars.

And they approved the Manchester Chamber’s request to use City property just north of the Main Street bridge as the new site for the Manchester Farmers Market.

We’ll have more on these stories in upcoming newscasts on KMCH.