Manchester City Council Meeting Recap

The Manchester City Council held a public hearing Monday night on the Highway 13 Water Main Project. The City plans to install a 12-inch water main extension along Highway 13 that will help with water flow and consistent pressure. The low bidder, Top Grade Excavating, was awarded the project at just over 623-thousand dollars – that’s 98-thousand dollars under the engineer’s estimate.

Also Monday night, two West Delaware students participating in the school’s DelCo BEST class presented a proposal to the City Council. Lauren Ryan and Maddy Gray have been working to find ways to improve and maximize parking around West Delaware High School for students, staff and visitors. They have asked the City to paint lines for parking spots along the school in certain areas, including the angled parking on Sherman between the High School and Sill Field. The City will paint the lines next summer.

The City also discussed the South End Trail Concept. Manchester Good to Great is spearheading the project and Chairperson Wes Schulte says they’re looking at a crushed limestone trail that would extend about 2,000 feet south of the Whitewater Park through the brush dump area. The project is in the concept phase right now – the City will work with Good to Great to finalize plans.

And a couple residents came to the City Council meeting with concerns of last week’s flash flooding in Manchester. The flash flood involved the dry run on the north end of Manchester, which led to flooded streets and water around the high school, several school facilities and numerous homes. City Manager Tim Vick says they are continuing to work with Emergency Management on ways to reduce flooding issues. We’ll have more on that story coming up this week on KMCH.