Manchester City Council Meeting Recap

The Manchester City Council met last night.

The Council held a public hearing on a proposed lease agreement with the Delaware County 911 Board. The Board has a lease with the City for radio equipment attached to the water tower and adjacent building at 1002 Grant Street. The lease is expired and needs to be renewed. No one spoke for or against the lease agreement at last night’s public hearing. The City Council approved the five-year lease.

The Manchester City Council also heard a TIF Report from Larry Burger with Speer Financial regarding the City’s General Obligation Debt, Revenue Debt and other financial statuses for the City. Burger says the City of Manchester is in great shape – with around 70-percent debt capacity and low interest rates on outstanding bonds. You can contact the City if you would like a copy of the report.

The Council also accepted work covering the City’s Highway 13 Water Main Loop Project done by Top Grade Excavating. They started work last year in October and wrapped up by September 30th. Total construction cost for the project came in at 560-thousand dollars – below the original estimated construction cost of 721-thousand dollars.

And the Council has approved the hiring of a new city employee. Jeremiah Davis will serve as the new Parks Superintendent at a starting wage of 19-68 per hour. He will start in the next two weeks.