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Manhattan rejects request for I-3 rezoning in southeast neighborhood

Manhattan Tuesday rejected a request to rezone a 15,000 square foot property in the southeast of town to permit light industrial land use. The request to rezone the land to I-3 zoning was made by the owner of the property, Devon Ojeda of BigKat Development, LLC. Located at 922 Riley Lane — just south of [...]

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By |2020-02-19T14:35:45-06:00February 19th, 2020|Local News|Comments Off on Manhattan rejects request for I-3 rezoning in southeast neighborhood

Manhattan takes step toward housing study, approves bike/ped plan

Manhattan Tuesday took the first step toward conducting a housing market analysis, approved funds for increased costs related to the planned middle school recreation centers and residents showed up in numbers to support the updated bicycle and pedestrian systems plan. Bicycle and Pedestrian Systems Plan Community members filled the Manhattan City Commission chamber not only [...]

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By |2020-02-19T11:51:16-06:00February 19th, 2020|Local News|Comments Off on Manhattan takes step toward housing study, approves bike/ped plan

Area lawmakers talk abortion, Medicaid standstill at Manhattan forum

After an anti-abortion constitutional amendment fell four votes short of passing, area legislators Saturday said the session faces a standstill. Lawmakers such as Manhattan Sen. Tom Hawk (D), Rep. Sydney Carlin (D) and Rep. Tom Phillips (R) as well as Wamego Rep. Ron Highland (R) discussed hot topics and answered audience questions during their regular [...]

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By |2020-02-15T13:54:52-06:00February 15th, 2020|Local News|Comments Off on Area lawmakers talk abortion, Medicaid standstill at Manhattan forum

Manhattan favors curbless design for 12th Street overhaul

The City of Manhattan is aiming for a summer start date for a streetscape revamp in Aggieville and commissioners are keen on a design option preferred by the Aggieville Business Association (ABA). Commissioners Tuesday discussed a trio of options for major street and utility upgrades on 12th Street from Moro to Bluemont and Bluemont from [...]

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By |2020-02-12T12:11:43-06:00February 12th, 2020|Local News|Comments Off on Manhattan favors curbless design for 12th Street overhaul

Manhattan to solicit contractors for housing suitability study

Manhattan officials are exploring performing a study of housing costs, conditions and suitability in the region at an estimated price tag of $95,000. City administration hopes to recruit the services of a contractor who can collect objective data on the housing market, identify issues and help craft future housing policy with public input. Officials cite [...]

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By |2020-02-05T13:34:58-06:00February 5th, 2020|Local News|Comments Off on Manhattan to solicit contractors for housing suitability study

Manhattan weighs project funding options, possibility of multi-year strategic plan

Manhattan is looking at strategies to fund multiple projects the city has in the works following the recent sales tax ballot question failure in November. Voters rejected a 0.3 percent sales tax hike 4,187 to 3,359 that Manhattan officials hoped would help cover the costs of projects including improvements to the levee, Aggieville redevelopment, reconstruction [...]

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By |2020-01-29T13:56:32-06:00January 29th, 2020|Local News|Comments Off on Manhattan weighs project funding options, possibility of multi-year strategic plan

Fort Riley welcomes new senior NCO

Fort Riley on Friday said goodbye to one of the Army’s “finest senior noncommissioned officers,” in the opinion of the post’s commanding general. The 1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley honored outgoing Command Sgt. Maj. Craig Bishop and welcomed in his successor, Raymond Harris, in a change of responsibility ceremony. Bishop, enlisted out of Sweetwater, [...]

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By |2020-01-25T14:23:19-06:00January 25th, 2020|Local News|Comments Off on Fort Riley welcomes new senior NCO

Manhattan waives $11,000 in fees for Blue Township EMS station

A utility connection fee waiver for a new Pottawatomie County emergency services building was narrowly approved at Tuesday’s Manhattan City Commission meeting. Pottawatomie County constructed a new EMS and Sheriff Office substation on Green Valley Road to serve the Blue Township area and the east side of Manhattan located in Pottawatomie County. The waiver — [...]

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By |2020-01-23T11:02:46-06:00January 23rd, 2020|Local News|Comments Off on Manhattan waives $11,000 in fees for Blue Township EMS station

Manhattan to open demolition bids for 3003 Anderson in February

After failing to meet a deadline to address health and safety concerns, Manhattan plans to demolish a property that was significantly damaged in the 2018 Labor Day flood of Wildcat Creek. The Manhattan City Commission gave the L-shaped Plaza West shopping center located at 3003 Anderson Avenue until December 1, 2019 to address mold, rotting [...]

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By |2020-01-22T16:11:41-06:00January 22nd, 2020|Local News|Comments Off on Manhattan to open demolition bids for 3003 Anderson in February

City of Manhattan eyeing strategies to better attract, retain employees

Dealing with frequent employee turnover and difficulty recruiting, Manhattan is hoping to make changes to its workplace environment and transform the city into an “employer of choice.” Multiple department heads echoed similar staffing troubles during Tuesday’s City Commission meeting. Administrative staff told commissioners relatively low pay compared to what businesses or other cities offer in [...]

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By |2020-01-22T13:26:42-06:00January 22nd, 2020|Local News|Comments Off on City of Manhattan eyeing strategies to better attract, retain employees