To: Village of Manley Residents & Friends
From: Jolene Dalton, Clerk
Date: July 2020
After much discussion, the Manley Pillage the Village committee sadly announces the cancellation of the 2020 Pillage the Village. Based on the federal, state & county guidelines with Covid-19 & the uncertainty of what the next few months will bring, the committee felt it was the right decision to make for the safety & well-being of all our vendors, participants & guests. Our event brings hundreds of people together in our community to enjoy our beautiful Village and to raise money for the upkeep & improvements of our Community Center & Park. Pillage the Village will be back next August 2021 with all the activities you have enjoyed in the past. The committee hopes they have your support & understanding.
It’s kind of sad that we even have to say this but the Village Board would like to implore our residents (& visitors) to please observe the speed limit & stop signs in the Village. These signs have not been placed there just to put up a sign. We have more children in the Village now & more people are out walking, running, riding their bikes & scooters, etc. We have received complaints from residents concerned about their & their children’s safety so please observe our traffic signs and keep this a safe Village. Thank you.
Work continues on replacing the pit & remote water meters but it has been delayed a little with the birth of a baby☺. Originally, meters inside the houses were considered newer & plans were to not replace them at this time. Turns out they are old enough for their accuracy to be questioned, so a decision has been made to replace all water meters in the Village and hopefully in the next couple of months all our water residents will have new meters. Change can have its challenges, though, & these meter changes are no exception. To help make this change easier, we have had new water books printed. When your meter is changed out, you will receive the new book with instructions. If you have any question during this process of change, give us a call.
Election Day will be here before we know it! On the November General Election Ballot, three (3) of the Manley Board of Trustee members will be elected. If you would be interested in running for one of these positions on the Board & serving your community, you must file a Candidate Filing Form with the Cass County Election Commissioner by August 1, 2020. This form may be obtained from the Election Commissioner’s Office at 201 Main Street in Plattsmouth or from the Manley Village Office. If you would like to know what this commitment entails, give one of our present Board members (listed below) a call or attend one of the Board meetings to see what they are like. You do need to be a Manley resident & a registered voter. If you have any questions about the election process, you may call the Election Commissioner’s Office at 402-296-9309 or the Village Office at 402-234-2304.
As a reminder, on the November 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. This sales tax money will make the cost a little easier on the Village accounts when the time comes. If you have any questions about this ballot issue, please feel free to contact any of the Board members.
It is pretty much past tornado season but, if you do not have a basement (or even if you do), the Board has made arrangements to open the Community Center anytime the Village is in a Tornado Watch or the siren goes off for a Tornado Warning. There are safe areas in the basement. Keep the Community Center in mind if Manley encounters that type of weather.
Welcome to our newest resident, David Johnson (105 Locust)!
Since I have a little room left, I’ll include a reminder about what CAN and CANNOT be recycled (in our red bins):
CANNOT be recycled: diapers, food & wrappers, wood waste, plastic bags, glass, electronics, construction materials, snack bags, Styrofoam, drinking straws, or wax paper liners in food boxes.
CAN be recycled: paper, plastics (You can leave labels, lids & rings on plastic items. Food containers should be free of food or liquids.), boxes (Flatten boxes to fit in your recycling cart & remove any excessive amounts of tape.), and metals (including aluminum foil - Labels, lids & tabs can be left on all steel cans.).
If you would be interested in more specifics, go to FirstStarRecycling.com/recycling-guide/. It is a comprehensive alphabetical recycling list of how & what to recycle.
Thank you for helping keep Cass County & Manley Beautiful!
Have a safe Summer, practice social distancing☺ & get outside whenever you can…
Jolene Dalton, Clerk Office hours: Tuesday 1-5 PM, 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 402-310-0564