To:       Village of Manley residents & friends

From:   Jolene Dalton, Clerk

Date:   February 2018

It has been quite a while since my last resident letter so I will briefly try to bring you up to date on a few things.  Hope you had a nice holiday season & are settling into 2018. (It’s February already?!!)

The Board is planning the first Village Social of the year.  A Soup Contest(!) & Bingo is scheduled for Sunday, February 25th from 5:00-7:00 PM at the Community Center.  Cook up a pot of your favorite soup and bring it (& serving utensil) for the attendees to enjoy & judge.  Prizes will be awarded to the winners.  You are welcome to bring any other dish or dessert if you’d like, but only the soups will be in the running for the prizes.  Lemonade and tea will be provided.  If you’d like a different beverage, you are welcome to bring it.  All other necessary items will be provided.  After we eat, we will play some fun Bingo games.  So invite your family & friends and plan to join us for an evening of good food, getting to know your neighbor, socializing with Village members that you already know, and FUN!!!!!!

Hopefully you have noticed the sign at the Post Office regarding Pet Licensing.  The Village of Manley maintains Ordinances for the health & safety of all citizens.  For protection against rabies, all dogs & cats over 6 months of age owned or kept within the Village of Manley are required by Ordinance to be licensed annually by the Village.  In order to obtain a license you must show proof of rabies vaccination.  Licensing your pet could also help us to identify the pet in case it is lost.  Pet licenses are $5.00 for each animal and are due January 1st and delinquent after March 15th of each year.  If you are a new resident with a pet or obtain a pet after the March 15th deadline, you have 30 days to license the pet without penalty.

   You may obtain a license any time after January 1st by contacting the Village Clerk at 402-234-2304 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  The Village provides an annual opportunity the last Saturday of February to obtain your pet’s license.  This year they will be available

Saturday, February 24, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

at the Village Office in the Community Center

Licensing a pet after March 15th will include a $5.00 late charge.  Harboring a vicious/dangerous animal or animals running at large are subject to a citation with fines.  Please notify us if your pet has died or you are no longer responsible for an animal previously licensed.

In the past, the Village Board has planned & managed our annual fun day/fundraiser, Pillage the Village.  This year, a separate Pillage the Village committee will be in charge of the event.  In the ten (10) years we have held the celebration it has steadily grown.  It is a day for us to celebrate, to help others in the surrounding area “discover” our beautiful little village, and to raise some funds for projects we would like to accomplish in the village.  Did you know the profits from Pillage the Village have always been earmarked for the maintenance & improvement of the Community Center & Park and we now are working on a plan to give the building handicap accessibility?  We have a treasure in our Community Center & Park and having the building handicap accessible will enable everyone to enjoy various activities in it.  The first Pillage the Village committee meeting is scheduled for Thursday, March 1st at 7:00 PM at the Community Center.  Won’t you consider joining the committee & helping us plan another successful day?  Thank you!

Don’t forget that if Manley is included in a Snow Emergency by the National Weather Service, all vehicles (& any other items) must be moved off the streets.  Be aware so you can plan where to move your vehicles and the streets can be completely clear for plowing.  Thank you.

In order to help protect the privacy & safety of our residents, the Manley Village Board recently adopted an ordinance prohibiting door-to-door salesmen or solicitors.  If you should be approached by a solicitor, please report it to the Cass County Sheriff’s Office by calling the non-emergency number at 402-296-9370.  Any details regarding personal, company, and vehicle identification will be helpful for the Sheriff’s Dept in tracking these people down.  These provisions DO NOT APPLY to residential sales persons who have an established route, such as Schwan’s, Avon, etc.  The provisions also DO NOT APPLY to local non-profit organizations such as school or church fundraisers.

The Post Office has requested that we ask everyone to make an effort to empty their mailboxes daily.  As you know, they can get crammed full with all the “precious” mail we getJ plus the Post Office is not responsible if a timely piece of mail sits in your mailbox for days.

Have a nice month and hope to see you on February 25th.

P.S. By the way, Pillage the Village 2018! is scheduled for Saturday, August 18th.  Hope you have it marked it on your calendar!

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THURSDAY, APRIL 12, 2018 at 7:00 P.M.

Notice is hereby given that on Thursday, April 12, 2018 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: March 13, 2018
Jolene E. Dalton, Clerk


WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21, 2018 at 7:00 P.M.

Notice is hereby given that on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 a meeting of the BOARD OF TRUSTEES of the Village of Manley, Nebraska will meet at the Manley Community Center at 7:00 PM to work on a proposed Animal Ordinance.

Dated: March 13, 2018
Jolene E. Dalton, Clerk