The Manchester City Council discussed the 2020 Street Project at their regular meeting Tuesday night.
The project involves Highway 13, extending from the west end of town through downtown north to the water tower past Casey’s. Before City staff and the project engineer can complete the project’s final design, the City Council needed to resolve some issues, including sidewalks and storm sewer. Lane configuration was also discussed, with the Council agreeing to changing to three lanes on North Franklin Street from Butler to Seeley and from Seeley to Acers. We’ll have more on the plans for improvements in upcoming newscasts.
The Council has also approved the acquisition of 500 North Franklin Street for four-thousand dollars. The property is the old funeral home next to Tirrill Park.
The City also says they did not receive any proposals to remove the house at 104 North Tama Street this fall. They’ll try again at the beginning of the year.
The Council also approved the purchase of a new police car to replace a 10-year old vehicle.The new 2019 Dodge Charger will cost about 24-thousand dollars, with equipment costing another $7,000.
And several City staff were recognized with awards honoring their years of service – Angie Shere for 10 years at the Manchester Public Library, Chad Wulfekuhle for 10 years to the Manchester Water Department and Matt Tauke for 5 years to the Manchester Police Department.