To: Village of Manley residents & friends
From: Jolene Dalton, Clerk
Happy New Year! Looking forward to a fun year in the Village. We will be celebrating a couple of accomplishments*, hosting our 12th annual Village celebration/Pillage the Village and, if some grant applications come through, adding a couple more enhancements to the Village Park (stay tuned…).
*Final finishes are being made to the Vertical Platform Lift in the Community Center. Thanks to a generous Civic & Community Center Financing Fund Grant (thru the NE Department of Economic Development) and many hours of volunteer work by Board member Mickey Dalton, our building is now handicap accessible!
*After over 10 years of making monthly payments, the Community Center will be paid off in March and officially become OURS!
Plans are underway to have a special celebration on June 8th to mark these two accomplishments. If you have any suggestions on activities for this Village “party”, the Board would welcome your input.
Speaking of the Board, we welcome Rebecca Goble to the Village Board of Trustees. She & Tim Glas were elected/re-elected in last November’s election. We send a heartfelt Thank You to Betty Meyer who retired from the Board after ten years of invaluable service. We will never know all the “behind the scenes” work she did for the Village. We are glad that she has agreed to continue working as our Zoning Commissioner. Denise Swenson was elected as our new Board Chairman & Mickey Dalton as Vice-Chairman. The contact information for all the Board members can be found on this website. For questions or general information you can contact the Village Office. You can leave a message if you call outside of office hours – or, for an emergency (especially water or sewer problems), you can call Denise or Mickey.
Also, in September Heath Lindsey, Leonard Stohlmann and Jodi Tapp joined Richard Fox and Hope Hibler on Manley's Planning Commission.
Welcome to our newest resident Austin Arias (302 Broadway)!
A big Thank You to Pinnacle Bank-Louisville for a donation of two fireproof file cabinets. We now have a safe place to store our historical & important documents in case of a disaster. Thanks also to Mickey Dalton, Adam Goble & Tim Glas who did the “heavy lifting”, moving the cabinets from the bank to our Village Office.
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 (state law). 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.
Saturday, February 23, 2019 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.
For our safety, two years ago the Village had to purchase a new tornado siren to replace the non-functional one we had. The cost was over $22,000.00. Farmers & Merchants Bank gave us a loan as we searched for funding. Thanks mostly to Betty Meyer, we have received donations that have lowered the balance due to ~$8,000.00. If you know of someone/company/organization that we could approach for more donations, please let a Board member know. We may have to soon pay the balance out of our tax revenues. Preferring not to do that, if you have any leads, please let us know.
Don’t forget… whenever we receive a measurable amount of snow (or ice!) and the streets need to be plowed, all vehicles & trailers (& any other item) must be moved off the streets. For the safety of the vehicles driving on the street & so the plow can completely clear the streets, any vehicles, etc. left on the streets may be towed at the owner’s expense. Be aware so you can plan where to move your vehicles, etc. when the time comes. Thank you.
Our annual Village celebration, Pillage the Village, is scheduled for Saturday, August 17, 2019. Hope you have it marked on your calendar. Profits from the event this year are being earmarked for a new playground to replace the aged, wooden one in the southwest area of the Park. We are always looking for new ideas to make it a fun, successful day so please consider joining us as we make plans for this year’s celebration.
Have a good year, stay warm & we’ll be waiting to hear your suggestions for our June Village celebration (see the first couple of paragraphs above).
Jolene Dalton, Clerk Office hours: Tuesday 1-5 PM
Village of Manley Thursday 10 AM-5 PM
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