Manchester City Council Holds Several Public Hearings

The Manchester City Council held several public hearings at their meeting Monday night – none of which generated any comments from the public.

The Council’s first public hearing was on the proposed vacation of City property along River Street. It was a small piece of excess land. The Council took the first step to vacate the property – and once vacated, it will then go to a public hearing to be disposed of.

A public hearing was also held on the proposed budget for the upcoming fiscal year. City Manager Tim Vick says the budget will go down a little over two cents from last year’s levy rate. The Council approved adopting the budget, which needs to be certified with the county auditor this week.

Public hearings were also held on the Essential Purpose Loan Agreement and the General Purpose Loan Agreement, with the Council agreeing to combine the loans to go out for one note.

Also at Monday night’s Manchester City Council meeting, the Delaware County Fair Society is looking at putting in a holding tank and grinder pump for a permanent Steer-n-Stein structure on the fairgrounds during the Delaware County Fair. The City says they will accept the waste from the holding tank this year.

And the Council has rejected the bids for the Riverfront Phase One Project. They will re-bid the project, with a letting date of April 19th.