To: Village of Manley Residents & Friends
From: Jolene Dalton, Clerk
Date: February 2021
Well, January reminded us that we do live in Nebraska & should expect snow this time of year! Thank you to everyone who had their vehicles moved off the streets as posted so the snowplows could safely do their job of clearing the streets. Maybe next snow everyone will work together to move their vehicles for the betterment of the Village. There was a lot of snow so thank you for your patience as the snow was cleared.
We welcome Patricia Gruber & Phillip Tapp to the Manley Board. They were elected in last November’s election. We send a heartfelt Thank You to Mickey Dalton & Adam Zierott who have given 7 & 4 years respectively of service on the Village Board. Denise Swenson was reelected as the Board Chairman & Rebecca Goble will serve as Vice-Chairman for the coming year. The contact information for all the Board members can be found at the end of this letter or on the website, so please update your list. For questions or general information, you can contact the Village Office. You can email the Clerk or leave a message if you call outside of office hours – or, for an emergency (especially water or sewer problems), you can call Denise.
As you can see, I am still working as the Village Clerk. The Board has not found a replacement for the position yet so if you know anyone who is good at keeping books, have them contact Board Chairman, Denise Swenson (402-677-2587). I would like to retire😊! It is a part-time position (~13 hr/wk) & Office hours can be set that will work best for her/him. I will train & help out the new Clerk as needed.
The Board is also looking for a Village Maintenance Supervisor. Former Board member Mickey Dalton did much around the Village but now the Board needs to find someone to take over those responsibilities. As a Board member, Mickey did 90% of this work for no pay, so this will now be a paid position. Interested persons can contact Denise Swenson or check out the Village website for a job description.
Because of changes on the Board & in the Village Office, the Board has created the new position of Community Center Manager. Pat Gruber has graciously agreed to accept the position. She will be in charge of rentals & upkeep of the building. For rental information or to book a date, give Patty a call (402-234-2146). Basic information can also be found on the Village website.
The Manley ½% Sales Tax issue passed at last November’s election. When all the legal papers get filed, the tax will take effect July 1st (I know you were wondering😊). Again, it is a sales tax, not a real estate tax and is earmarked for Village streets and water & sewer infrastructure improvements. The Village water & sewer system is around 40+ years old & is already showing its age. You may have noticed the water was shut off this past weekend for a while. There was a break in the main on South Street, so a plumber had to be called. After digging thru the snow & ground, the break was found & fixed but more of the same is expected sooner rather than later…
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 27, 2021 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.
There is a new Village cork board hanging in the Post Office hallway. It will give the Village more room to hang notices. Presently, in addition to information about the Village Clerk & Maintenance Supervisor positions, there is a folder with “Report A Concern” forms. (There is also a copy of the form on the Village website.) If there is anything in the Village you would like the Board to look at/address, fill out one of these forms & submit it as instructed. (P.S. It must be signed for the Board to consider the concern. Your name can be kept confidential, but it must be signed.)
Welcome to new residents Hayden Ruge & Reecie Earith (217 South Street) & Mike McGuire & Jolene Knutzen (301 Broadway)!
Staying optimistic, the annual Manley fundraiser/celebration, Pillage the Village, is scheduled for Saturday, August 28th and plans are already underway for a fun day of activities! Please mark it on your calendar & watch for notices of planning meetings. We hope you will either volunteer to help for a couple of hours or at least plan on attending & checking out the activities.
Stay safe & stay warm!
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
Tim Glas 402-515-7105 Rebecca Goble 402-880-1141
Patricia Gruber 402-234-2146 Phillip Tapp 402-306-3901