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VILLAGE OF MANLEY, NEBRASKA

VILLAGE BOARD OF TRUSTEES REGULAR MEETING NOTICE

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2019 at 7:00 P.M.

Notice is hereby given that on Thursday, November 14, 2019 a meeting of the VILLAGE BOARD OF TRUSTEES of the Village of Manley, Nebraska will be held at 7:00 P.M. at the Village Community Center, 115 Cherry Street, Manley, NE.  The agenda for such meeting, which is kept continuously current, is available for public inspection at the Office of the Village Clerk in the Village Community Center during normal business hours.

If you have a concern that you wish addressed, contact the Village Clerk (402-234-2304) no later than 24 hours prior to the meeting.

Dated: October 15, 2019

Jolene E. Dalton, Clerk

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It's the crisp air and chilly nights that signal it's time again to split and relocate your perennials, apply your lawn treatments, and don't forget to trim any low hanging branches extending over the streets.  And also, something easy to overlook is any shrubs or tree limbs that have grown into the alleyways.  I know I'd feel really bad if my shrubs were so overgrown that a rescue was impeded.

You should also be thinking about an alternate location for parking your vehicles off of the streets for when the National Weather Station predicts major snowfalls. The snow plow/sander can't open a route if vehicles are parked everywhere on the streets. But, there is always the possibility that we won't have snow this year. (Ya Right)

Have a good Autumn!

Betty Meyer

 

To:       Village of Manley residents & friends

From:   Jolene Dalton, Clerk

Date:   July 2019

We have a lot that has been happening in our Village the past couple of months & activities coming up in the near future.  It will be a remarkable year when all is said & done!  I hope I can keep you interested enough in reading thru this allJ.

We’ll start with the Spur CleanUp on May 11th.  If you have ever helped pick up trash along a roadway it makes you think twice when you go to throw something out your window – whether it be a can, sack or even a cigarette butt.  Thank you to our Board members Tim Glas & Rebecca Goble and to Derek Batenhorst & 2 of his children, Laura Glas, Adam Goble, & Don Swenson who joined us this time.  (They were pictured in the Keep Cass County Beautiful Summer Newsletter.)  We clean up the Spur twice a year.  It helps give a great first impression for anyone coming into our Village.

We had a beautiful day on June 8th for “Out of the Past – Celebrate the Now”, our village celebration of paying off the Community Center, unveiling the Vertical Platform Lift, and welcoming back previous Manley students for the 1st School Reunion.  The building & grounds were all spiffed up as we proudly welcomed present & former residents.  We had a delicious array of foods (thanks to Rebecca Goble), roster & pictures from most of the years the school was open (thanks to Denise Swenson), lots of socializing, and then completing the day with music by Daniel & the Deliverance Band in the Beer Garden.  What a wonderful way to celebrate our Village!

A great time was had by all.  If you missed it make sure you make plans to attend Pillage the Village on August 17th.  Go to the website for information on the day’s events and activities.

A lot has been going on at the Community Center.  After we had water leakage in the lower level, the cistern outside was removed, the ground was sloped away from the building in the SW & SE areas & then covered with mulch.  The lower level tile floor had to be removed so the Board took the opportunity to remove the wall separating the two rooms on the lower level, paint the entire building inside, level the lower level floor, and lay carpet squares in that area.  In addition, the roof & gutters were replaced (paid by insurance money).  Thank you to Mickey Dalton who has overseen all the work – and to Adam & Rebecca Goble and Denise Swenson who put in many hours helping Mickey – all as donated labor.  We also now have a back-up refrigerator thanks to a donation from Adam & Rebecca Goble.  If anyone has a white electric range they’d like to donate, we’d like to replace the older, cream colored one we have now.

You will notice we are putting up some new Street, Speed Limit & Stop signs around the Village.  We have some that are pretty worn out & need updating.  Thank you to our Board members who are helping complete this project.

Coming soon:

*A larger picnic shelter with a charcoal grill & serving counter will be built in the Park, exact location yet to be determined, sometime later this summer.  Pillage the Village funds and matching funds pledged by Cass County Tourism will pay for this addition to our park.

*A new, safer playground will be installed to replace the wooden one in the SW area of the Park.  We have received some grant money and a generous amount from the Jerry Sheehan Memorial for this but are still searching for additional funds.  We are looking to install the playground this fall.  Mickey Dalton will be donating his time to head up this project, but we will definitely need help from Village residents to complete the major work in a reasonable time frame (hopefully over just a weekend).  We are hoping a few of our able-bodied men & women can help out for a few hours while others can help prepare food for the workers or help with smaller tasks.  Let’s have an “It’s takes a Village…” experience to put up a new playground for our kids.  If you’d like to help out in any way for any amount of time, either call Mickey (402-660-7032) or email me at the Office (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).  Thank you in advance for your help!  (P.S.  It would be great if we had enough people volunteer that we didn’t have to call around asking for helpJ.  Please offer your help…)

*Soon we will begin the project of replacing old & troublesome water meters.  We wanted this to be underway sooner but when you rely on volunteer help, you have to plan depending on their availabilityJ.

*And, of course, our big annual fundraiser/celebration, Pillage the Village, is just down the road – August 17th.  I will send out a separate newsletter about PTV in the coming weeks, but I hope you will either volunteer to help for a couple of hours when asked or plan on attending & checking out all the activities.  Since it was so enjoyable at our June 8th celebration, we are adding a Beer Garden (noon to 10) & the Lucas Minor Band (5-10) this year.  All the profits from the day are being earmarked for the new playground.

In summary, as you can see, we have a lot going on in the Village.  A big THANK YOU to our Village Board (Denise Swenson, Mickey Dalton, Tim Glas, Rebecca Goble & Adam Zierott) who are working hard to keep Manley as the “gem” of Cass County!

Congratulations to McKenna Jones, Samantha Houchin, Samantha Spangler, & Conner Buettner who are our Manley senior graduates this year.  We wish you all the best in your future endeavors!

(If I missed anyone else, I apologize.  Please let me know.)

McKenna Jones, daughter of Logan & Cheryl Jones, has been chosen as 2019 Miss Manley.  She will represent our Village at various activities this year and will compete in the Cass County Queen Contest during the County Fair on Wed, August 7th at 7:30 PM.  Come out that night & support our Queen.

Also, the Cass County Queens have to do a service project which we can help with.  They are collecting clothes that people no longer want so we will set out a large trash bin in front of the Community Center from August 1-6 that anyone can deposit their unneeded clothes in.  Start looking thru your closets & thank you in advance for helping out our Miss Manley in this way!

Welcome to our newest residents: Don Swenson (217 Locust), Don & Tiffani Monahan Family (8614 Manley Lane) and Meriel Crawford (111 Broadway)!

One last thing I have been asked to remind you of:  If you have any type of problem with your water, do NOT mess with the water meters (remote or in the pit).  Even plumbers are NOT allowed to turn the water off & on in the pit.  Any damage to the system can result in a $1,000 fine.  The first thing to do is contact the Village – either Denise Swenson, Board Chairman (402-677-2587) or Mickey Dalton, Water Commissioner (402-234-2314).  They will investigate the problem ASAP & determine, to the best of their ability, if it is something the Village is responsible for or something the resident is responsible for.  If a resident hires a plumber, etc. & then discovers it is the Village’s responsibility, the Board will not reimburse the resident.

Hope you are enjoying your summer – and that we will hear from you to help put up the new playground.  Thank you!

o, the Cass County Queens have to do a service project which we can help with.  They are collecting clothes that people no longer want so we will set out a large trash bin in front of the Community Center from August 1-6 that anyone can deposit their unneeded clothes in.  Start looking thru your closets & thank you in advance for helping out our Miss Manley in this way!

Welcome to our newest residents: Don Swenson (217 Locust), Don & Tiffani Monahan Family (8614 Manley Lane) and Meriel Crawford (111 Broadway)!

One last thing I have been asked to remind you of:  If you have any type of problem with your water, do NOT mess with the water meters (remote or in the pit).  Even plumbers are NOT allowed to turn the water off & on in the pit.  Any damage to the system can result in a $1,000 fine.  The first thing to do is contact the Village – either Denise Swenson, Board Chairman (402-677-2587) or Mickey Dalton, Water Commissioner (402-234-2314).  They will investigate the problem ASAP & determine, to the best of their ability, if it is something the Village is responsible for or something the resident is responsible for.  If a resident hires a plumber, etc. & then discovers it is the Village’s responsibility, the Board will not reimburse the resident.

Hope you are enjoying your summer – and that we will hear from you to help put up the new playground.  Thank you

 

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