The City of Manchester endeavors to deliver all public services in a professional manner and to respond promptly to all citizen inquiries and concerns. General questions can be directed to 636-227-1385 or email us at email@example.com.
The City Administrator, appointed by the Mayor with the advice and consent of the Board of Aldermen, serves as the Chief Administrative Officer of the city and directs its daily operations. The Administration Department supports the legislative function of the city's governing body through the preparation of agenda packets for the meetings of the Board of Aldermen. Other departmental activities include the city's public relations/information programs, including preparation of the city's quarterly newsletter, The Courier.
The Finance Department is responsible for all financial and accounting functions of the city. Primary operational duties include budget preparation and monitoring, recording all general ledger transactions, maintaining the city's investment portfolio, payment of bills, and payroll processing. The department also administers the licensing of businesses in the community.
MUNICIPAL COURTPROSECUTOR'S OFFICE
The staff of the Manchester Municipal Court is comprised of an appointed Judge, an appointed Prosecuting Attorney, the Court Administrator, and a Secretary who serves as the Court Clerk. The court maintains all files and papers necessary to schedule and conduct trials, pleas, pre-trial hearings, and sentencing related to the prosecution of violations of city ordinances.
The Prosecutor's Office is comprised of an appointed Prosecuting Attorney, and a Secretary who serves as the Prosecutor's Assistant. All Entries of Appearance are to be filed with the court and the Prosecutor's Office. All requests for a Recommendation and Discovery are to be sent directly to the Prosecuting Attorney's office.
PARKS & RECREATION
The Parks and Recreation Department's purpose is to serve the leisure needs of the Manchester community. The department is responsible for the maintenance and operation of the city's five parks, which encompass approximately 54 acres. The Parks and Recreation Department operates the Manchester Aquatic Center as well. The department sponsors a number of community events on an annual basis, including Manchester Homecoming, Halloween Spooktacular, and Santa's Breakfast.
PLANNING & ZONING
The Planning and Zoning Department is responsible for the administration of all city planning and zoning policies and the city's residential and commercial inspection program. The department provides staff support to the Planning and Zoning Commission and the Board of Adjustment.
The Police Department is responsible for the provision of quality police services to the Manchester community 24 hours a day. This includes, but is not limited to, answering calls for service, crime prevention, enforcement of laws, and protecting property within the city limits. Additionally, the department works in cooperation with community groups, the business community, schools, and other entities to fulfill its mission.
The Public Works Department's functional responsibilities are diverse in nature. They include the maintenance of 65 miles of streets and sidewalks, approximately 30 miles of storm sewers, inlet structures, five miles of open channel networks, and bridges. The department removes snow and ice from city streets during periods of inclement weather and oversees the city's refuse collection contract, under which the city provides residential pick-up, recycling services, and yard waste collection. The Public Works Department also coordinates the operation and maintenance of streetlights within the city with AmerenUE.