The Manson Community Council is sharing its opinion on when it would like to see chip sealing happen in town this summer. The project includes work on more than thirty roads in Manson. The county wanted to know which option the council preferred, and gave two date options, one starting in mid-June, the other starting the last week in July. The pros for a mid-June start was more heat days so the seal that is still intact would have more time to fully cure before winter. The cons included prohibiting any events since they would be chip sealing what is traditionally used as a detour route. For a late July start, the pros included that it would not impact June events, nor the fourth of July; the cons included a fewer amount of heat days, although there would be enough time for the seal to fully cure. Community Council Member Chris Willoughby gave his vote for a mid-June start:
Also at the meeting, the subject of funding for a feasibility study for potential incorporation of Manson was briefly discussed; at the last meeting, it was said that the county usually funds such a study, although Commissioner Tiffany Gering has said there are no funds available. The council said they would pursue the matter, but wants a community meeting on the incorporation issue before a feasibility study is taken.