Manchester City Council Meeting Recap

The Manchester City Council held a public hearing Monday night on the proposed contract and estimated costs for the Riverfront Phase One Project. The project involves developing the old Smitty’s lot between West Main Street and the Whitewater Park, with a shelter with restrooms and a shower part of those plans. One Manchester resident submitted a letter to the Council opposing the project, saying the funds would be better spent elsewhere.

The City is looking into updating their telephone system – similar to what the County recently did – in an effort to keep up to date with technology and save money in the long run. The Council will consider a resolution approving a lease agreement with Prairie Valley Technologies and HiTech Communications at their next meeting.

The Council also gave the okay to Police Chief Jim Hauschild to place a six-thousand dollar down payment for a new K-9 through North Iowa K-9. The Police Department has reached their fundraising goal for the new K-9, which will replace retiring K-9 Tya.

We’ll have details on these stories and other items discussed during last night’s Manchester City Council meeting in upcoming newscasts on KMCH.