Village of Mead
OCTOBER 2020, VOLUME 16
The Annual Fire/Rescue Department Halloween Party has been cancelled for this year. All of the little ghosts and goblins be safe as you “Treat or Treat” in Mead.
TRUNK OR TREAT AWAITS YOU
Word is that the Annual Trunk or Treat will be held October 31 at the parking lot north of the Mead Fire Station. All are encouraged to come and participate – decorate a car trunk and hand out candy! Arrive at 5:15 p.m. to set up, with festivities beginning at 5:45 p.m. Please be aware this event could be cancelled due to COVID-19 with lack of participants or fear of safety for the children.
Village Board: Tuesday, October 13, 6:00 pm
Planning Commission: Monday, October 26, 7:30 pm
Library Board: Monday, October 19, 5:30 pm
Fire/Rescue: Monday, October 12, 7:30 pm
The Village Board & Planning Commission meets at the Village Office, Library Board at the Library and Fire/Rescue at the fire station.
DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, MEETINGS MAY BE HELD AT THE MEAD COMMUNITY BUILDING IN ORDER TO MEET GUIDELINES. PLEASE CHECK POSTINGS AT THE BANK OF MEAD, POST OFFICE OR VILLAGE OFFICE FOR THE LOCATION.
VILLAGE OF MEAD BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING MINUTES
The Village of Mead Board of Trustees met on September 8 at 6:00 p.m. at the Mead Community Building. Answering roll call were Chairman Thorson; Trustees Felty and Wimer. Absent were Trustees Guyle and Wielage. Also present were Clerk Moline and Utility/Maintenance Superintendent Raver. Guests were Rick Miller, Pat Hannan, PJ Quinn, Craig Reinsch, and Melissa Burke.
PUBLIC HEARINGS: A Public Hearing was called at 6:05 to review the One and Six Year Street Plan. Hearing adjourned at 6:08 p.m. A Public Hearing was called at 6:09 p.m. to review the 10/1/20 – 9/30/21 budget. The hearing was adjourned at 6:12 p.m.
SCHEDULED GUESTS: Pat Hannan requested the purchase of land from the village to allow for additional property to construct a garage. Mead Public Schools Superintendent PJ Quinn, presented a proposal to consider an exception or modification to Section 423 of the 2018 International Building Code regarding storm shelters. Craig Reinsch, Olsson, requested the board to consider WPT gravity backwash options, including Tonka change order to add a pump to the existing backwash piping.
UNSCHEDULED GUEST: Melissa Burke discussed living quarters within the Neighborhood Business Zoning District. She could not provide a start-up date for her business.
NEW BUSINESS: Action was taken to adopt Resolution 20-07, One and Six Year Street Plan, Resolution 20-08 Annual Certification of Program Compliance, the 10/1/20 – 9/30/21 fiscal year budget, and Resolution 20-09 Final Tax Levy of 49.4507 per one-hundred dollars of actual valuation for the 10/1/20 – 9/30/21 fiscal year. Approval was granted for an additional allowed 1% growth increase, insurance plan with Inspro for the 10/1/20 – 9/30/21 fiscal year, and Change Order #1 to Tonka for a transfer pump, VFD’s, pressure switch, and air relief.
REPORTS: Police – The Monthly Police Report was reviewed. An extension of Resolution 20-10 Nuisance Declared was granted until 11/6/20. Utility/Maintenance Superintendent – Raver reported future replacement of two water hydrants by Vrba Construction, lagoon depth, alarm not working at the water facility, and tarring of streets. Planning Commission – The following building permits were approved: 20-16 Norma Konecky – 6’ vinyl fence, 20-17 Steve and Mary Mayfield – chain-link fence, and 20-18 Kristopher Norris – fence. Library – The 8/17 meeting minutes were accepted. Clerk – A delinquent water/sewer bill was discussed.
The meeting adjourned at 7:36 p.m.
ALMA LUTHERAN 219 W. Fifth St.
www.almalutheran.com / 402-624-3015
10:30a.m. – Sunday Worship
PANERA BREAD FREE TO THE PUBLIC Saturday following the second Friday every month, 10AM—11AM. FREE to all! This month the church will be open on SATURDAY, October 10.
MEAD COVENANT 1540 Co Rd 10
www.covmead.org / 402-624-6125
10:00a.m. – Sunday Encounter Service
Tuesday and Thursday
6:00p.m. – 8:00 p.m. – Bread of Life Pantry OPEN to all!
7:00p.m. – REVIVAL Prayer Meeting and Jr./Sr. High Youth Group
6:30p.m. – 8:30p.m. – Kids in Action (elementary age children) will start up after Labor Day
www.stjamesmead.com/#1 / 402-624-3555
5:30p.m. – Saturday Mass
9:00a.m. – Sunday Mass
7:00a.m. – Daily Mass
VILLAGE OF MEAD
312 S. Vine St., P.O. Box 46
Mead, NE 68041
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
William Thorson, Chairman
Jason Felty, Trustee
Gary Guyle, Trustee
Richard Wielage, Trustee
Rodney Wimer, Trustee
June Moline, Clerk/Treasurer 402-624-2495
Nick Raver, Utility/Mnt. Supt.402-443-9688
Jerry Carlson, Police Chief 402-443-6846
Kylie Dorner, Library Director 402-624-6605
Nick Raver, Fire Chief 402-443-9688
It seems like only yesterday!
MEAD PUBLIC LIBRARY NEWS
Come visit! Our shelves are open for browsing.
Zoom LIVE Storytime (link to join will be posted to our Facebook)
Tuesdays at 4:30
Craft Kits To-Go
Join us during the month of October as we make Halloween-themed crafts!
Pick up your pre-packaged kits on Wednesdays beginning at 9am
Storytime in the Garden
Saturdays at 11am (weather permitting)
BYOB (bring your own blanket!) to ensure 6 feet between families.
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Tuesday 10a – 1p & 3p – 6p Wednesday 9a – 12p & 4p – 7p Thursday 12p – 5p
Friday 9a – 1p Saturday 9a – 1p
Are you thinking of winter? NO, not yet please!
In case we get snow before expected, here are the guidelines for snow removal:
5-311 Upon a snowfall of two (2”) inches or more it shall be unlawful to park or stand any vehicle on any street within the Village of Mead until the street has been cleared of snow.
8-201 It shall be unlawful for the occupant of any lot or lots or the owner of any vacant lot or lots within the corporate limits to allow snow, sleet, mud, ice, or other substance to accumulate on the sidewalks or to permit any snow, sleet, ice, mud, or other substance to remain upon said sidewalk. All sidewalks within the Municipality shall be cleaned within twenty-four (24) hours after the cessation of the storm.