Budget Hearing Meeting
Saturday, October 27th, TBA Village Hall
Water and Sewer Billing
Water and sewer service from January 1, 2018 through July 31st, 2018 will be billed at the minimum rate. Starting from August 1st, normal water rates will apply. If you have been paying monthly, please bring copies of receipts, bank statements or cancelled checks to the Village Office starting August 17th.
Christina Vidlak is our interim clerk and will be at the office from 8:30 to 12:30 on Saturdays.
NOTICE OF MEETING
VILLAGE OF ALVO
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a meeting of the Chairperson and Village Board of the Village of Alvo, Nebraska will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 6th, at 135 Main Street, Alvo, NE which meeting is open to the public. An agenda for said meeting, kept continuously current, is available for public inspection at the office of the Village Clerk at City Hall. Except for items of an emergency nature, the agenda shall not be enlarged later than twenty-four hours prior to the scheduled commencement of the meeting.
Village contact information:
Village of Alvo
135 Main Street
Phone: 402-781-9201 - Leave a message
Click on MAP for the NDOT detour map.
N-63 Alvo North Project is Progressing
The construction starts at the north edge of Alvo and continues north to Bluff Road, then from Bluff north to Church Road. The proposed work schedule is 10 hour days, 6 days a week. Access to the Alvo Cemetery will be provided as needed for maintenance and funerals. Copies of the construction schedule are available at the Village Office along with business cards for Casey Wisness, project manager. His phone number is 712-898-1787.
Nebraska Department of Transportation Detour Map
According to the map, the intersection of 63 and Church Road will be closed - but actually, Church and NE 63 intersection is open.
The second phase began Monday, March 19th, 2018. During this phase, N-63 will be closed to traffic from Reference Post 4+20 to Reference Post 9+68. A detour will be marked for through traffic for this phase. During the construction, a temporary access road will be provided for the Alvo Cemetery.
Knife River Construction is the primary contractor and Casey Wisness is the project manager. His phone number is 712-898-1787.
The project is anticipated to be completed by November 2018.
The Department’s project manager for this project is Jesse De Los Santos of Lincoln. Motorists are reminded to drive cautiously through construction work zones.
This notice is directed toward those who flushed their shop towels, baby wipes and other non-degradable items down their toilets - the Village replaced two pumps at the sewage lagoon to the tune of $10,000 for the pumps and $6,000 for installation.
Nebraska's moisture situation
Back to 100% normal moisture level for our state.
Nationally, 13 states - Connecticut, Delaware, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Nebraska, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia, West Virginia and Wisconsin have normal moisture levels. Alaska, Puerto Rico, and Hawaii are still dry, with dry areas shrinking on the Big Island.
Click on the map for the Drought Monitor web site
Click on last week's map to submit a drought impact report
First quarter Wednesday, October 24th at 11:45 AM CDT
Click on this animated moon for what it looks like now.
Moon data from the US Naval Observatory.
Oct 17th, 1979 - On this day in 1979, Mother Teresa, founder of a Roman Catholic order of women dedicated to the poor and particularly to the destitute of India, was named the recipient of that year's Nobel Prize for Peace.
Click on the photo for her web site
"We do not need guns and bombs to bring peace, we need love and compassion." - Mother Teresa
Oct 18th, 1867 - After much opposition, a deal negotiated by U.S. Secretary of State William Seward for the US purchase of the Russian colony of Alaska was approved, and on this day in 1867 the U.S. flag was flown over the capital, Sitka.
Click on the photo for the National Archives history
Read more at: https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/malala_yousafzai_662437?src=t_taliban
“It's not like Alaska isn't wilderness - it mostly is. But most Alaskans don't live in the wild. They live on the edge of the wild in towns with schools and cable TV and stores and dentists and roller rinks sometimes. It's just like anyplace else, only with mountains and moose.” - Tom Bodett
Oct 19th, 1987 - The Dow Jones Industrial Average plummeted nearly 23 percent, the largest one-day percentage drop in the stock market's history.
Click on this picture for the Investopedia explanation
“It was kind of quiet in the room. There’s not a lot to say when something of that magnitude hits. In a way it was comparable to 9-11 when people just stop trading and stare.” - Chris Rupkey
Oct 20th, 1973 - Australia's Sydney Opera House—designed by Danish architect Jorn Ortz, whose dynamic, imaginative, but problematic plan won an international competition in 1957—was opened by Queen Elizabeth.
Click on the photo for the Opera House web site
“One of the most wonderful memories in my life was when I sang at the Opera House in Sydney. I will never forget that. It is one of the most beautiful Houses I have ever sung in my life.” - Nana Mouskouri
Oct 21st, 1797 - One of the first frigates built for the US Navy the Constitution "Old Ironsides", was launched in Boston.
Click on the image for the I am Old Ironsides site
"At sea -- heavy gales and squally -- served 2 gallons of rum to the wheel men in 24 hours." from the ship's log
Oct 22nd, 2010 - WikiLeaks, a Web site that functioned as a clearinghouse for classified or otherwise privileged information, released thousands of U.S. documents relating to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Click on the picture for the Guardian story
"Paramount among the responsibilities of a free press is the duty to prevent any part of the government from deceiving the people and sending them off to distant lands to die of foreign fevers and foreign shot and shell." – Justice Hugo Black
Click on the picture for the DipNote account.
"Was it worth it? No. A lot of men lost that day. A lot of good friends, a lot of brothers." - Dale Garner, only survivor of 15 men in his room.
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