To: Village of Manley residents & friends
From: Jolene Dalton, Clerk
Date: May 2018
Well, I believe Spring is finally here(!) and we have some exciting things going on in the Village.
Our website (www.manleyne.com) has undergone a change & hopefully you have found it easier to navigate. Lots of information. Lots of pictures. Ever wondered if it was recycling week or not? Check out the new calendar. We would like to develop the “Business” tab to include anyone who has a home-based business. If you have one & would like to be listed, send your basic contact information (name & business, phone, email address, website) to me at the Village Office and we will help you with a little publicityJ. If you have any other suggestions for the website, the Village Board is always open to new ideas. A big thank you to Betty Meyer who spent many hours learning how to make changes to our website.
Last year, we applied for two grants to install a vertical platform lift in the Community Center to make the building handicap accessible. We were disappointed when neither one came through. But – we applied again for the Civic & Community Center Financing Fund (CCCFF) Grant through the NE Dept of Economic Development and are excited to announce that we have been awarded a $19,000 matching grant this year! Our matching funds will come from the profits of our annual Pillage the Village the past four years. Thank you to our sponsors, residents & friends who help make our annual celebration so successful! You will soon see construction begin on the project. The floor that covers the steps in the former main school entrance (on the south side) will be torn out. A shaft for the lift to access the lower level will be dug out, concrete laid for the base of the lift, and an interior wall for the shaft installed. Then, the lift entrance on both levels will be prepared: in the lower level - the concrete block wall opened up, a header installed, the opening framed, and some floor tile laid to finish it off; in the upper level - a wall will be built and the opening framed. The existing outside entrance doors will be replaced, electrical wiring will be installed and then finally, the vertical platform lift installed. When it is all finished we will have a beautiful entrance to a building that will be accessible by all! A big thank you to Mickey Dalton who is volunteering his time to prepare, manage & complete the project. If you have some skills that could be used in the completion of this project & would like to help out, give Mickey a call (402-234-2314). He would gratefully include you in the residents who will help make this vertical platform lift a reality.
The Village Board is constantly striving to keep our Village beautiful & one to be proud of. They have scheduled clean up dates during the next couple of months:
*Sat, May 12th (this Saturday!) – Clean Up of the Spur (Manley Road) & Manley Lane (south entrance into Manley). Keep Cass County Beautiful will supply us with materials to make the job easier & safe so, if you can help for an hour or two, meet us at the Community Center at 8:00 AM. Thank you!
*Sat, June 2nd – Annual Village Spring Clean Up – Dumpsters will be located at the Community Center to accept your unwanted itemsJ. A list of prohibited items can be found on the flier that will be posted at the Post Office. (This Clean Up is for Manley residents only.)
Our 11th annual Pillage the Village will soon be here – August 18th! The profits from this year’s event are earmarked for resurfacing our ball field, remodeling the girls’ bathroom in the Community Center (the boys’ was done a couple of years ago), and installing an outdoor P.A. system. Hope you have the date on your calendar. Plan on joining us to enjoy the annual celebration! More details will be coming soon…
The 2018 Lofte Theater season has begun! “The Miracle Worker”, a play about Helen Keller, runs June 1st-10th. You can check out their offerings this season at www.Lofte.org or call 402-234-2553. Come & enjoy some of the best community theater around – and in our backyard!
Have a good month – and keep watch as the work on the Community Center progresses!
Jolene Dalton, Clerk Office hours: Tuesday 1-5 PM
Village of Manley Thursday 10 AM-5 PM