The Manhattan City Commission will have a midyear review Tuesday of its goals and priorities.
The work session starts at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall.
Some of the ongoing goals include developing an economic strategic plan, consolidating zoning and subdivision regulations, and creating a street maintenance plan.
The Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce is leading the efforts on the economic plan after hiring Market Street Services, an Atlanta-based consulting firm, for the study.
The goal is to complete the final strategic plan in January 2018.
The Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) is an 18-month process that started in March to consolidate zoning and subdivision regulations.
Officials from Kendig Keast Collaborative, the project’s consultant from Sugar Land, Texas, visited commission work sessions in March and May.
The project will last through the second quarter of 2018.
City administrators continue to develop priorities for spending money on street maintenance.
In 2016, 65 percent of Manhattan residents voted in favor a two-tenths cent sales tax to generate $2 million per year for street maintenance. The tax started April 1 and will end March 31, 2027.
The commission will have a work session in September to review the five-year plan for using the street maintenance sales tax.
The commission has already completed some of its goals.
The city will ask residents in November to vote on a 10-year, quarter-cent sales tax to fund $27.5 million in Parks and Recreation Department projects. This would fund indoor recreation centers at Anthony and Eisenhower middle schools, CiCo Park improvements, which include work on the ballfields, tennis courts and trails, and other trail improvements.
The sales tax rate, which is 8.95 percent in most areas of the city, won’t increase if voters approve the measure because the commission voted to end a current quarter-cent “quality of life” sales tax, which goes toward the city’s pools and Sunset Zoo.
Also, the city started its rental registry program, requiring owners to register their units through Code Services.
The ordinance went into effect on July 1, applying to rentals that are rented for a period of 30 or more consecutive days. It doesn’t apply to owner-occupied dwelling units, hotels, parish houses, bed and breakfasts, and hospitals.