News Flash

Website News

Posted on: June 21, 2022

MHK, Pottawatomie County Commissions Considering Scorpion Annexation

ActionAlert3

As we discussed at that time, there were public processes that had to take place before the company could begin construction. Tonight begins the first of several meetings that are required to make the project a reality.

The Manhattan City Commission will consider a resolution tonight that will begin the annexation process of the potential Scorpion site at the northeast corner of Excel Road and U.S. 24 in Pottawatomie County. Tonight's action would also create a request to the Pottawatomie County Commission to make a determination that the proposed annexation will not "hinder or prevent the proper growth and development of the area or that any other incorporated city located within the county."

Tonight's vote along with the Pottawatomie County action tentatively planned for June 27, is incredibly important to making the Scorpion project a reality. Without quick action on the annexation, the project would be delayed, putting the company's plans for Manhattan in jeopardy.

Please take a moment to contact Manhattan commissioners as well as Pottawatomie County commissioners and respectfully request they look at the request for annexation favorably as well as thanking them for the countless hours being put into this project by both the city and county staffs. Information on contacting officials is in the column on the right.

Additionally, please consider attending tonight's commission meeting to show support for the project. This is the first of several meetings that will take place regarding annexation and other development issues. A tentative schedule is:

  • June 21 - Manhattan City Commission - Resolution of Intent to Annex 
  • June 22 - City of Manhattan Submits Resolution of Intent to Pottawatomie County (by statute, have 30 days to take action)
  • June 27 - Pottawatomie County Commission - Action on Resolution 
  • July 5 - City Commission - 1st Reading for Annexation Ordinance 
  • July 19 - City Commission - 2nd Reading for Annexation Ordinance
  • August 1 - Manhattan Urban Area Planning Board (MUAPB) Recommendation of Rezoning and Preliminary Plat 
  • August 15 - MAUAPB approval of Final Plat 
  • August 16 - City Commission - 1st Reading of Rezoning
  • September 6 - City Commission - 2nd Reading of Rezoning; Acceptance of easements and ROWs on Final Plat

Additionally, the company is working on a development agreement with the city and county regarding project plans, job projections and potential incentives. When this document is completed, we will share with you to consider for support as well.

The Scorpion project has the potential to create a seismic shift in our economy. The projected $650 million investment and 500 jobs could have as much as a $1 billion plus impact on our regional economy.

Please consider helping us with this important project by voicing your support to our elected officials.

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in Website News

Monday email 20

Christmas season is upon us

Posted on: November 22, 2022
FB EVENT COVER - Small Business Season

Small Business Saturday Set for Nov. 26

Posted on: November 14, 2022
Monday email 20

Chamber Launches YP Recognition Program

Posted on: October 31, 2022
Monday email 20

Chamber Staff, MHK Businesses Recognized

Posted on: October 25, 2022
Monday email 20

Delegation Attending Army Event in D.C.

Posted on: October 11, 2022
Monday email 20

DEI Initiatives Move Forward

Posted on: October 4, 2022
Monday email 20

Several Items on Agenda

Posted on: September 6, 2022
Monday email 20

Chamber Focusing On Fort Riley Issues

Posted on: August 30, 2022
Event Covers (Facebook Cover) (3)

Business Awards Sept. 13

Posted on: August 22, 2022
BizShowcaselogo2

Business Showcase on Wednesday

Posted on: August 8, 2022
Monday email 20

Inter-Region Visit Set for September

Posted on: July 20, 2022
Monday email 20

Nominate Business for 2022 Award

Posted on: July 5, 2022
2022-Manhattan-KS-Juneteenth-Freedom-Strength-Resilience

Black Entrepreneurs Gaining Momentum

Posted on: June 15, 2022
Monday email 20

Leader's Retreat Set This Week

Posted on: May 10, 2022
Monday email 20

Scorpion Biologic Services

Posted on: April 27, 2022
Monday email 20

Legislative Coffee Set Saturday

Posted on: April 12, 2022
Monday email 20

Visit Manhattan is hitting the road

Posted on: March 29, 2022
Monday email 20

Chamber Releases Local Policy Agenda

Posted on: March 21, 2022
Monday email 20

Chamber Partnering on Job Fair

Posted on: March 14, 2022
Monday email 20

Chamber releases 2021 Annual Report

Posted on: February 28, 2022
Monday email 20

Trio Wins Chamber Awards

Posted on: February 21, 2022
Monday email 20

Group Looks at New "Senior" Programming

Posted on: February 14, 2022
Monday email 20

Growth Imperative to Manhattan

Posted on: January 24, 2022