Published On: Wed, May 10th, 2017

Coleridge Blade Public Notices 5.10.17

The Village of Coleridge is pleased to announce a public meeting  to discuss efforts underway to protect groundwater, which provides 100% of the drinking water in Coleridge. The meeting is set for Tuesday, May 30, 2017 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Community Building in Coleridge (111 South Main Street). A 30 – 45 minute presentation will be given at 7:30 p.m. Before and after the presentation attendees will be able to ask questions, review materials, and have a community discussion. Groundwater quality, conservation, and protective actions will all be a part of the conversation. Light refreshments and beverages will be served.
The meeting will have three main components: groundwater conservation education and resources, free well testing, and public review of the draft Coleridge Wellhead Protection Plan.
Alongside groundwater conservation education materials, information will be available regarding local cost-share programs, like sealing abandoned wells. A limited number of low-flow shower heads and home water test kits will be provided for free, and meeting attendees will be entered into a drawing for rebates that are good for up to $125 towards the purchase and installation of a dual flush toilet. As meeting attendees will learn, dual flush toilets are a great way to save both water and money.
Currently, there are no state or federal drinking water standards or requirements for private well testing. This meeting will include free well testing to help owners better understand their private well and get a baseline reading for nitrate in their well water. Interested well owners should bring a sample of their private well water in a clean container to be tested for nitrate at no charge. Test results will be kept confidential. Municipal water will not be tested.
Finally, the May 30 public meeting will offer the community an opportunity to learn more and become involved in the development of the village’s wellhead protection plan. The planning process has thus far been guided by a six-person stakeholder group made up of local citizens and landowners. The draft Coleridge Wellhead Protection Plan will be available for public review and comments.
The village is working with JEO Consulting Group to develop the Coleridge Wellhead Protection Plan. The plan includes mapping of the wellhead protection area; potential contaminant source inventory; review of management alternatives for potential contaminant sources; emergency and contingency planning; and public education. The Lewis and Clark Natural Resources District is also providing technical assistance and has programs to assist area landowners. Partial funding for this project is provided by the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality (NDEQ) through a Source Water Protection Grant.
For more information, please contact Dennis Naslund, Village of Coleridge Utility Superintendent, at 402.640.1684 or

Sealed bids will be received by the Board of Commissioners of Cedar County, Nebraska, at the office of the County Clerk at Hartington, Nebraska, until 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, May 23, 2017, at which time they will be publicly opened in the County Board of Commissioners Room for furnishing:
One (1) new 42,000 lb. wheel loader (with or without trade-in)
Trade-in: 1999 Case 821C Wheel Loader, Serial No. JEE0122973
6100 Hrs, 4 yd bucket, Miller grapple fork attachment
Specifications and bid forms may be obtained at the office of the County Highway Superintendent in the Courthouse, Hartington, Nebraska.
Bidders are to submit descriptive literature, and detailed specifications for each unit bid. Separate bids are requested for each unit.
The Board of Commissioner of Cedar County, Nebraska, reserves the right to reject any and all bids.
Published by Order of the Board of Commissioners of Cedar County, Nebraska.
Dated this 10th day of May, 2017 at Hartington, Nebraska.
Cedar County District 3 Commissioner
Dave McGregor
The monthly meeting of the Board of Directors of Park View Haven Nursing Home / The Embers will be held on Wednesday, May 17, 2017, beginning at 6:30 p.m., at The Embers.