Manchester is the Delaware County seat located on Iowa Highway 13 and 4-lane U.S. Highway 20, with a population of well over 5000. Manchester is often referred to as the “heart of the golden triangle”-that is, an equal distance between Cedar Rapids, Dubuque and Waterloo. Manchester filed for incorporation in 1866. Originally the community was called Burrington, however to avoid confusion with Burlington, the post office named the community Manchester.

CI LogoManchester, located in an agricultural area, provides many opportunities. There are 19 industrial manufacturers in Manchester and an additional 14 in Delaware County providing employment to 1,697 people. Among the major industries are, lead acid batteries, dump bodies, aviation instrumentation, construction equipment attachments, truck equipment installation, telemarketing, and specialized trailers. Other major employers are the medical center and schools.

27977793401214.xX7NOrnM2qbXAVnZuWAu_height640Manchester is proud of the strong business and retail sector with an excellent variety of stores and services providing a complete shopping area. The public library has a children’s department, genealogy room, public computers with access to the Internet, the library also hosts the ICN. The community and surrounding area enjoys a recently constructed Recreation Center, also an aquatic center and expansive baseball-softball complex. Other recreation is available through an archery range, golf courses, tennis courts, bowling and several beautiful parks.

Health care is provided at the Regional Medical Center with emergency medical treatment available including air flight. Long term nursing care and assisted living facilities are available. Educational needs are met through a private grade school, public grade and high school, community college center and university. Many other colleges and trade schools are located within an hour drive. Visit our web site at www.manchester-ia.org

Library services are provided by the Manchester Public Library, just a ten-minute commute from the community. The Manchester Public Library provides users with a number of wonderful services, including books, magazines and newspapers that can be loaned out for a day or several weeks. Audio and video tapes are also available on loan. The library has a children’s room with books, magazines, computers and computer games, and story hours for 3, 4 & 5 year olds.

In addition to the services mentioned above, the library has several computers available for public use, and these computers have access to the internet. There is also a Genealogical Room and a Microfilm Room for your use.

Manchester-library

Hours:

Monday – Thursday
9:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Friday
9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Manchester Public Library

300 N. Franklin Street
Manchester, Iowa 52057
Phone: 563-927-3719

www.manchester.lib.ia.us

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West Delaware

601 New Street Manchester, Iowa
Phone: (563) 927-3515

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Community Congregational United Church of Christ

205 E Howard, Manchester, IA
Phone: 563 927-4772

Cornerstone Community Church

18141 222th Street,  Manchester, IA
Phone: 563 927-2851

First Lutheran Church

313 E Fayette, Manchester
Phone: 563 927-3420

New Life Assembly of God

Our Savior Lutheran

114 Guetzko Ct., Manchester, IA
Phone: 563 927-4860

Presbyterian Church

312 E Butler, Manchester, IA
Phone: 563 927-3762

Blessed Trinity Cluster of Catholic Churches

119 W Fayette, Manchester, IA
Phone: 563 927-4710

United Methodist Church

413 E Butler, Manchester, IA
Phone: 563 927-3790

Manchester Aquatic Center
Contact:

200 Stearns Drive
927-6488

The aquatic center features a zero-depth entry with a diving board, drop slide, tube slide, flume slide, spray features, lily pad walk, sand playground, sand volleyball court and concession stand. It is located next to Tirrill Park.

  • American Red Cross – Learn to Swim Program, private swim lessons
  • Manchester Swim Team through the Manchester Swim Team Association
  • Beckman Baseball/Softball Complex
    Home field of the West Delaware Hawks varsity baseball team. Approximately 700 youth participate in the Manchester Kids League ran through the Manchester Kids League Association during June and July.
Programs:
  • Youth: Basketball League and Basketball Clinic, Swimming Lessons, Lifeguard, Water Safety Aid Courses, Soccer and Flag Football
  • Adult: Co-ed Volleyball League, Women’s Volleyball League, Men’s Basketball League, Flag Football League, Basketball Open Gym, Volleyball Open Gym & Aerobics, Dodgeball League
  • The Manchester Parks & Recreation Pass the Hat Players present a production mid July in Tirrill Park Bandshell. Director/choreographer – Denise Jones
Golf:
  • Hart Ridge, 1647 195th St., Manchester 563 927-5494
  • Hart Ridge is a public 9 hole course with a practice range.
  • Pin Oak Pub and Links, 18175 222nd St., Manchester 563 927-4653

Pin Oak Pub and Links is a challenging 18 hole public golf course with watered fairways. A restaurant and pub with banquet facilities are available.

Manchester Fish Hatchery

22693 205th Ave
Manchester
563 927-3276

The Manchester Trout Hatchery provides all the fingerling trout for Iowa’s trout program. Water is supplied by three springs and two wells. Approximately one-half million eggs are taken and fertilized each year to provide 300,000-400,000 catchable-sized trout for Iowa’s 30,000 trout anglers.
Delaware County Fair
The Delaware County Fair is held annually on the second week in July at the fairgrounds located on E. Acers Street in Manchester. Enjoy a midway, evening entertainment, 4-H livestock show and exhibits and display booths include Master Gardeners and many other areas of interest.

Manchester City Parks
  • Shelter reservations made at City Hall, 208 E Main – no phone reservations
  • Baum Park (Anderson Street)
  • Central Park (West Butler & E Union Streets)
  • Denton Park (West Main & 8th Street)
  • Riverfront Gazebo (South Franklin & West Marion)
  • Seibert Park (Quaker Mill Drive)
  • Tirrill Park (West Union)
Senior Citizen Housing:
  • Apartments on West Marion – F & M Realty 927-5600
  • East Main – ECIA Regional Housing 800 942 4648
  • Countryside Village – Subsidized living 927-4411
News Media
  • KMCH 94.7 radio, 212 E. Main, Manchester. 563 927-6249
  • Weekly newspapers for Delaware County include:
  • Manchester Press, 109 E. Delaware, Manchester 563 927-2020
  • Edgewood Reminder, P.O. Box 458, Edgewood 563 928-6876
  • Delaware County Leader, P.O. Box 128, Hopkinton 563 926-2626
Wastewater Treatment Plant:

 

Water Department:

Chad Wulfekuhle

Streets:

Larry Schmidt

Park & Recreation:

Doug Foley

Manchester Board of Adjustment:

Richard Justice, Chair

Manchester Planning & Zoning:

Becky Dolan, Chair

Manchester Parks & Recreation:

Mike Wessels, Chair

Hotel-Motel Tax Commission:

Connie Behnken

TIF Committee:

Tim Vick

Trustees of Manchester Public Library:

Colleen Meyer, Chair

Board of Construction Review

Manchester Airport Committee:

Dan Stelken, Chair

Manchester Forestry Improvement Committee:

Dean Sherman, Chair

Local TV Access Channel Committee

Greater Delaware County Foundation:

Tom Allyn

Regional Planning Affiliation Policy:

(ISTEA): Milt Kramer

Delaware County Softball Commission:

Doug Foley

Delaware County Solid Waste Commission:

Dan Stelken

Delaware County E911 Board:

Jim Hauschild

Other committees without designated chairperson:

Eastern Iowa Regional Housing Authority Commission
Housing Rehabilitation Committee
Street Committee
Water & Sewer Committee
Facilities Management Committee: Ball Complex

Manchester

5179

Population

www.manchester-ia.org

City Hall

208 E. Main
Phone: 563 927-3636
Hours: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Mayor:

Milt Kramer

Mayor pro-tem:

Ron Struble

City Manager:

Tim Vick

City Council:

Dean Sherman-1st Ward
Mary Ann Poynor-2nd Ward
Dan Stelken-3rd Ward
Ron Struble-At Large
Connie Behnken-At Large

City Clerk:

Erin Learn

City Treasurer:

Julie Schmitz

Council Meetings:

City council meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th Monday’s of the month at 5:00 P.M.

Utilities:

Electric: Alliant Energy 800 822-4348
Gas: Black Hills Energy
Water: City of Manchester 563 927-3636
Sanitation: Kluesner’s LLC 563 927-5977
Phone: Windstream
Cable: Mediacom
Internet: Midwest Communications 563 557-2400; Iowa Telecom NetConnect 319-465-6336