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FREE COVID-19 Testing on Tuesdays and Thursdays in September

Published: 09/21/2020 9:01 AM - General Announcements

Manchester, NH: City - Advisory

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FREE COVID-19 Testing on Tuesdays and Thursdays in September

Published: 09/16/2020 9:11 AM - General Announcements

Manchester, NH: City - Advisory

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FREE COVID-19 Testing on Tuesdays and Thursdays in September

Published: 09/15/2020 10:11 AM - General Announcements

Manchester, NH: City - Advisory

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Consolidated Annual Performance andEvaluation Reports CDBG, HOME and Emergency Shelter Grant Programs

Published: 09/08/2020 1:59 PM - General Announcements

LEGAL NOTICE

Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Reports
CDBG, HOME and Emergency Shelter Grant Programs

September 9, 2020
City of Manchester
Department of Planning & Community Development
1 City Hall Plaza
Manchester, NH 03101
603-624-6450

On or about Friday, September 25, 2020, the City of Manchester will submit a Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) for the period of July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020 to the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The CAPER identifies and reports on all City projects financed through HUD appropriations with an assessment of the City’s performance in the fulfillment of these projects and programs. The HUD Programs include the following:

 

  • Community Development Block Grant Program
  • HOME Program
  • Emergency Solutions Program Grant

Copies of the reports will be available for review on Thursday, September 10th, 2020 on the City website at:
http://www.manchesternh.gov/Departments/Planning-and-Comm-Dev/Community-Improvement-Program

The report will also be available at the following locations during normal business hours:

 

  • City of Manchester, Planning and Community Development Department, One City Hall Plaza, Monday – Friday 8:00 - 5:00
  • City of Manchester, Main Library, 405 Pine Street, Monday – Friday (during regular operating hours)
  • Manchester Community Resource Center, 434 Lake Avenue, Monday - Friday (during regular operating hours)

Comments on these reports will be received by the Planning and Community Development Department until 4:00 PM on Thursday, September 24, 2020.

FREE COVID-19 Tests Today!

Published: 09/08/2020 9:42 AM - General Announcements

Manchester, NH: City - Advisory

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Office Hours for Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Published: 09/04/2020 5:21 PM - City Clerk Announcements

The Office of the City Clerk will be open for ELECTION BUSINESS ONLY for the State Primary Election on Tuesday, September 8, 2020.  We will resume normal activities on Wednesday, September 9th however most requests can be met through our online portal for vital records and dog license renewals.

No trash, recycling, or yard waste collection on Monday, September 7, 2020 ...

Published: 09/04/2020 12:01 PM - General Announcements

Manchester, NH: City - Advisory

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Manchester City Library News - September 2020

Published: 09/03/2020 4:51 PM - MCL Notes

The Manchester City Library has reopened! Read our latest newsletter for our new hours, some new books you might like to put on hold, information about upcoming virtual programs, and the latest youth services news.

There is a water main break in the vicinity of Beech Hill Ave and Bradley St.

Published: 08/31/2020 11:21 AM - General Announcements

Manchester, NH: City - Advisory

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Sewer replacement work to begin next week on Granite Street Eastbound.

Published: 08/28/2020 3:11 PM - General Announcements

Manchester, NH: City - Advisory

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Fairhaven/Severance and Clair's Landing Boat Launches Closed

Published: 08/26/2020 8:43 AM - Water Works News

Fairhaven/Severance boat launch is always a shallow launch, and because the lake level is slightly lower than normal for this time of year, we have made the difficult decision to close the launch to trailers. Clair's Landing boat launch is also closed to boats and trailers.

Several trailers have become stuck in the water lately and we do not want to risk damage to people's boats or trailers by continuing to use this launch.

Canoes and kayaks can still be launched.

Thank you all for your understanding and cooperation!

FREE COVID-19 Tests Tomorrow and Thursday!

Published: 08/24/2020 1:31 PM - General Announcements

Manchester, NH: City - Advisory

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Socially Distanced Concert Series

Published: 08/14/2020 4:50 PM - Parks & Recreation Announcements

Manchester Parks & Rec is proud to help sponsor the Fisher Cats/Palace Theater Socially Distanced Concert Series at Delta Dental Stadium this August and September.  First Show is a Billy Joel tribute Friday August 14th at 7pm! More information.

Manchester City Library News - August 14, 2020

Published: 08/14/2020 11:04 AM - MCL Notes

Check out the Manchester City Library's latest newsletter to catch up on library news and events. Find out where we are with out reopening plans, and what we have going on virtually.

AmeriCorps, Mayor Craig Announce Manchester Clean-Up Day

Published: 08/13/2020 2:50 PM - Mayor's Press Room Announcements

Today, Mayor Craig and AmeriCorps announced a community service event, Manchester Clean-Up Day, taking place from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, August 22. 

“This is a wonderful opportunity for residents across the city to give back,” said Mayor Joyce Craig. “Amid COVID-19, more people are spending time outdoors and taking advantage of our parks. This clean-up day will work to make our green spaces and neighborhoods cleaner and more welcoming for residents and visitors.”

In order to address the greater volume of aid requests since the COVID-19 pandemic began, AmeriCorps formed a response team called the “NH COVID Community Care Corps (NHCCCC)”. For the past six weeks, NHCCCC members have directly supported city administrative offices,  public health centers, and nonprofit organizations. In addition to countless citizen inquiries and grievances received at these sites, there has also been a significant number of citizens seeking opportunities to volunteer.

In coordination with the Parks & Recreation Division and Manchester Mayor’s Office, NHCCCC AmeriCorps members will be stationed across parks in Manchester with a supply of trash bags, masks and plastic gloves for all volunteers. The sites AmeriCorps will be stationed at with these supplies are:

Livingston Park (156 Hooksett Rd, Manchester, NH 03104)

Rock Rimmon Park (264 Mason St, Manchester, NH 03102)

Sheridan Emmett Park (324 Beech St, Manchester, NH 03103)

Sheehan-Basquil Park (297 Maple St, Manchester, NH 03103)

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Manchester City Library News - August 3, 2020

Published: 08/03/2020 4:01 PM - MCL Notes

Check out the Manchester City Library's latest newsletter to catch up on library news and events. This issue provides additional insights into what reopening is going to look like for us, and highlights our ongoing virtual services and programs.

2020 Analysis of Impediment to Fair Housing Choice

Published: 07/31/2020 2:42 PM - Planning & Community Development Announcements

LEGAL NOTICE

(2020 HUD Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice - City of Manchester, NH)

In accordance with the City of Manchester’s Citizen Participation Plan notice is hereby given that as part of the development process of the City’s HUD 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan, the City of Manchester Planning & Community Development Department has prepared a draft of the 2020 HUD Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice. The draft will be available for public review during a 15 day comment period beginning Monday, August 3, 2020 through Monday, August 17, 2020.

As a recipient of US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) funds, the City is required to develop an Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice in order to orient its obligation to ‘affirmatively further fair housing’ (AFFH). AFFH is a legal requirement for the City to further the purposes of the Fair Housing Act. For some Manchester residents, housing choices can be constrained through housing discrimination, the operation of housing markets, investment choices by holders of capital, the history and geography of regions, and patterns of development and the built environment. These factors and others can result in discrimination, concentrated areas of poverty, and unequal access to vital community assets that can shape life outcomes.

The analysis includes a review of applicable City policies, practices, and procedures resulting in the development of a plan of action to eliminate or improve identified conditions that limit fair housing choice. The following impediments to fair housing choice are identified for the City of Manchester through the analysis: Insufficient (1) Quality Affordable Housing; (2) Crime and Safety; (3) Housing Options for the Homeless/ At-risk of Homeless; (4) Language and Cultural Barriers; (5) Insufficient Fair Housing Information, Training, Education and Outreach; (6) Insufficient Public Transportation and Services Outside the Center City; and (7) Discrimination Practices.

Copies of the draft 2020 HUD Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice will be available for public inspection for 15 days beginning on August 3, 2020 at the following locations during regular business hours:

Planning & Community Development Department

City of Manchester

One City Hall Plaza

Manchester, NH 03101

Available digitally at: http://www.manchesternh.gov/Departments/Planning-and-Comm-Dev/Community-Improvement-Program/HUD-Submittals

Questions regarding the Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice may be addressed to Julia Vieira in the Planning and Community Development Department at 624-6450.

The public is encouraged to submit comments on the proposed Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice through August 17, 2020.  Written comments can be submitted by mail to the City of Manchester Department of Planning and Community Development, Community Improvement Program, One City Hall Plaza, Manchester, NH 03101 or digitally via e-mail to jvieira@manchesternh.gov .

Signed: Leon L. LaFreniere, AICP

Director of Planning and Community Development

 

Water Works COVID-19 Policies

Published: 07/22/2020 10:16 AM - Water Works News

All fees associated with paying your bill online or over the phone are being waived through August 31st.  All shut-offs for non-compliance or non-payment are suspended until further notice.

 

Our office is open to the public, but we do ask that you utilize online/phone payment options whenever possible to reduce traffic.

 

We are receiving questions about the delayed due dates on bills.  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the financial hardship that has resulted from it for many, Manchester Water Works and the Mayor determined we would not assess late fees until after August 4th.  In order to accommodate this, the due date for all bills was adjusted beginning in our mid-March billing.  As a result, there is no requirement to pay your bill before the due date indicated. 

Clarification has been requested - delaying payment until that due date does mean customers will receive another bill and have two quarterly bills due in the same month come the late summer or fall.  We do hope customers still pay their bills when they receive them if they are able to.  In addition, you can call our office and set up a payment arrangement if needed.  Any customer who has an autopayment set up with our office can call us to have the date adjusted.  

We understand this is new and different for us all, and we are happy to help answer any questions you may have.

Hunt Pool Opens Saturday

Published: 07/17/2020 8:01 PM - Parks & Recreation Announcements

Hunt Memorial Swimming Pool will be open for the season this Saturday.  Hours of operation will be 1 to 5 PM and 6 to 8 PM, daily (weather permitting).  COVID-19 safety guidelines are in place.  The number of patrons allowed in at any one time will be limited to assist with physical distancing.  Please respect all rules and be courteous to staff.

Manchester City Library News - July 13, 2020. Correction

Published: 07/13/2020 3:07 PM - MCL Notes

Check out the Manchester City Library's latest newsletter to catch up on library news and events. The library is not yet re-opened to the public, but this issue will give you an idea of what you can expect when we do, as well as highlight some of our upcoming virtual programs.

Manchester City Library News - July 13, 2020

Published: 07/13/2020 2:36 PM - MCL Notes

Check out the Manchester City Library's latest newsletter to catch up on library news and events. The library is not yet re-opened to the public, but this issue will give you an idea of what you can expect when we do, as well as highlight some of our upcoming virtual programs.

Dupont Splash Pad is Open!

Published: 07/10/2020 12:35 PM - Parks & Recreation Announcements

The Dupont Splash Pad is open for the season, beginning today.  Come have fun and cool off under the water features.  Hours of operation are 11 am to 7 pm, seven days per week.  COVID-19 safety guidelines are in place.  The number of patrons allowed in at any one time will be limited to assist with physical distancing.  Please respect all rules and be courteous to staff.

Crystal Lake Beach is Open!

Published: 07/08/2020 12:10 PM - Parks & Recreation Announcements

Crystal Lake Beach is open once again to the public, beginning today.  Hours of operation for the season are 12 pm to 8 pm, seven days per week.  COVID-19 safety guidelines are in place.  The number of patrons allowed in the park at any one time will be limited to assist with physical distancing.  Please respect all rules and be courteous to staff.

City of Manchester Launches Redesigned Government Website

Published: 07/07/2020 3:20 PM - Mayor's Press Room Announcements

ManchesterNH.gov refresh based on traffic analytics and simplified site structure

Manchester, N.H. -- Today, the City of Manchester announced it will soon launch a new version of ManchesterNH.gov, the City’s official website. The new website will go live on July 20, 2020, but residents can view the updated site now at test.manchesternh.gov.

“The website refresh demonstrates the City of Manchester’s ongoing commitment to make it easier for residents to find information, engage with online services and learn what is happening across our city,” said Mayor Joyce Craig. “This new website helps to increase accessibility, offers a clean layout and improves upon our pre-existing search functionality -- creating a better way for the public to access digital services.”

The website has simplified the home page, and uses a data-driven approach to offer easier access to the most-visited pages. In addition, the entire site is fully responsive, making it easier for residents to access information on a smartphone or tablet. 

“The goal of this redesign is to help users find information quickly and efficiently and to make navigating the site more intuitive,” added Greg Duval, Web Services Administrator, Information Systems.

Residents who wish to view the updated website before it goes live can visit test.manchesternh.gov prior to July 20. Any questions or feedback can be emailed to webmaster@manchesternh.gov.

 

Mayor Craig Announces Diversity and Cultural Competency Training Grant for City Employees

Published: 06/28/2020 8:36 AM - Mayor's Press Room Announcements

Today, Mayor Joyce Craig announced the City of Manchester applied for and received a $20,000 grant from the Norwin S. and Elizabeth N. Bean Foundation to institute a Diversity and Cultural Competency Program for representatives from all city departments.

“Our City employees serve one of the most diverse communities in the state, and it is critical that all our staff is equipped with the tools to assist individuals of all backgrounds,” said Mayor Joyce Craig. “This program will create a network of city employees able to design and deliver quality cultural competency programs for all city staff. I want to thank the Bean Foundation for making this possible.”

“The Bean Foundation is committed to cultural diversity and equity and considers this to be a valuable investment in the City of Manchester and its citizens,” added Maria Mongan, Board Chair of the Bean Foundation.

This training was originally suggested by the Mayor’s Multicultural Advisory Council, which serves as a link between city government and the Manchester community to enhance engagement, strengthen relationships, and ensure all residents feel welcomed, respected, and accepted. The Council was formally announced at the Mayor’s State of the City Address earlier this year.

“This is a really important step in the right direction from the Mayor's office and the City of Manchester. I am very excited to see that the Council is already making an impact and bringing the positive changes we need to see happening in our city,” said Arnold Mikolo, the Chair of the Mayor’s Multicultural Advisory Council.

The cultural competency training is facilitated by New Hampshire Health and Equity Partnership and the Southern New Hampshire Area Health Education Center.

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