To: Village of Manley Residents & Friends
From: Jolene Dalton, Clerk
Date: October 2020
We have a new playground! We know the kids are anxious to get on it so the necessary finishing touches should be completed in the next week. Thanks to many generous monetary donors, the playground is a reality without using any tax dollars(!) and numerous volunteers have generously donated their time (over 200 hours so far!) & energy to prepare & erect the structure.
Thank you again to all who are helping in any way to make this project possible. It should be enjoyed by our youngsters for many years to come!
The Board would like to put a few covered park benches around the two playgrounds for people to sit on as they watch the children play. The family of Jerry Sheehan has donated money in his name to help fund the benches. If you would like to make a donation toward this project, just contact a Board member, the Office, or leave it in the Village water mailbox. Donations are greatly appreciated & will be recognized with a plaque on a bench. The Village is accepting donations so more playground equipment & further improvements to the park can be continued.
Historical timeline murals will be painted on the gable ends of the new picnic shelter. Jessie Woolhiser Stallings is in charge of the project & would like some help from our artistic residents/friends. If you or someone you know has some artistic ability & would like to be a part of this team, please let Denise Swenson know (402-677-2587) & she will keep you informed. Thank you!
If you haven’t voted yet, be sure to exercise your right on November 3rd. Take seriously this freedom that not everyone in the world has! Manley will have 3 positions on the Village Board of Trustees that you can cast your vote for. There are 5 residents wanting to serve our community in this way, so your vote is important.
As a reminder, also on the ballot will be a question to approve a ½% sales tax to benefit the Village of Manley. Just to clarify, this is a sales tax, not a real estate tax. The money generated from this sales tax will be used specifically for Manley streets and water & sewer infrastructure improvements. The Board has constantly strived to keep the Village streets in good condition plus the water & sewer infrastructure is around 40+ years old & will soon be needing some major work. If you have any questions about this ballot issue, please feel free to contact any of the Board members.
A few short notes:
*Welcome to our newest residents, Teresa Campbell (216 Main), Katie McAndrew (202 Elm) and Luke & Taylor Johnson (8653 160th).
*Winter, meaning snow(!), is just around the corner. 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. Any vehicles, etc. left on the streets may be towed at the owner’s expense. Thank you.
*The date for the 2021 Pillage the Village has been set for August 28th. Hopefully our world will be almost back to “normal” by then so we can hold it.
*The Village Board has passed an Ordinance regulating fireworks in the Village. It is just a proactive measure & can be found in the October Board minutes posted in the Post Office, on the Fire House, & on the website. It is also located under “Ordinances” on the Village website (#20-04).
*The Board has adopted a form that residents can submit to report a concern they would like the Board to address. If you are concerned about weeds, junk cars, speeding, hanging trees, etc. you can find this form to fill out at the Post Office or on the website. Then mail it in, drop it off in the water mailbox, or bring it to the Office and the Board will look at it at their next meeting.
*And lastly, there are 3 odd-shaped tables (half circle with center opening) at the Community Center, left over from the school days. The Board will give them away if you come pick them up. Call Denise Swenson (402-677-2587) if you are interested in any of them.
Have a safe Fall, practice social distancing☺ & get outside to enjoy the weather whenever you can…
Jolene Dalton, Clerk Office hours: Tuesday 1-5 PM
Village of Manley Thursday 10 AM-5 PM
Manley Village Board members: Denise Swenson, Chm/Mayor 402-677-2587
Mickey Dalton 402-660-7032 Tim Glas 402-515-7105
Rebecca Goble 402-880-1141 Adam Zierott 402-310