Manchester City Council Meeting Recap

The Manchester City Council held a public hearing last night on the sale of a house. Scott and Sara Hermanson of Fairfax submitted a sealed bid for 424 South Brewer Street for just over four-thousand five-hundred dollars. They plan to remodel the property. No one spoke for or against the sale.

In other council news, the Good Neighbor Society is requesting the chance to work with the City for a Conduit Bond Issuance. The issuance would allow the Good Neighbor Society to borrow up to six million dollars to finance the costs of constructing, renovating, improving, equipping and furnishing the Good Neighbor Home facilities. It would include the construction of a 16-thousand square foot rehab-to-home unit addition. The City can borrow up to ten million dollars in tax-exempt bonds to support requests such as this. This would not be a debt to the City – the City would simply be serving as a pass-through for the financing. A public hearing will be held on the proposed issuance on October 14th.

And the Manchester City Council has approved a contract amendment with Burrington Group for the 2020 East Main Street Improvement Project. The amendment is due to a change in the scope of the project by extending road reconstruction to the east an additional 540 feet, extending water main from Neighbor Drive to the east project limits, and the preparation of bidding documents for an independent letting. The amendment increases the engineering agreement by about 11-thousand dollars to a total cost of just under 69-thousand dollars.