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Manchester Mayor Gatsas set to resume his duties following surgery

MANCHESTER — Mayor Ted Gatsas is set to reassume his post this evening presiding over the meeting of the Board of Mayor and Aldermen.

Gatsas has been away from City Hall since he underwent heart bypass surgery a month ago.

He’s continued to be involved in city affairs, but this is the first week that he will be maintaining a schedule of public events since the operation. Gatsas said he’s up for getting back to work.

“I feel better than I’ve felt in probably 20 years,” he said.

The agenda for Tuesday’s meeting is relatively light, but it does include some items that will likely generate debate, such as new parking regulations.

The proposed ordinances would extend meter enforcement until 8 p.m. across the entire downtown area and establish a $100-per-year resident permit. The board will also consider a new policy on how the city deals with right-to-know requests. The policy, among other things, will establish a uniform protocol for how department heads respond to the requests; require a signed form for all requests made under the state statute; and impose copy fees for electronic records.

In addition to this evening’s meeting, which begins at 7 p.m., Gatsas will be attending an event at Catholic Medical Center on Wednesday and a Salvation Army event on Friday at the Derryfield Country Club.


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