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Village of Mead
December 2007


The Village of Mead Board of Trustees met Wednesday, December 12 at 6:00 p.m. Present were Chairman Mongan, Trustees Feldhaus, Howell, Raver and Swanson. Present were Clerk Moline, Utility/Maintenance Supt. Brabec and Police Chief Carlson. Also in attendance were Gil Frey, Dave Henke, Steve Mayfield and Burneil Ecklund.

Reorganization of the Board took place. Howell was elected Chairperson. The following appointments were approved: Police Chief – Jerry Carlson, Clerk/Treasurer – June Moline, Utility / Maintenance Supt. – Terral Brabec, Librarian – Vera Kuhr, Attorney – Edstrom, Bromm, Lindahl, Freeman-Caddy, Street Supt. – JEO, Accountant – Ed Schroeder, Official Depository – Bank of Mead, 401k Administrator – Ameritas, Official Newspaper – Wahoo Newspaper.

Dave Henke reviewed the process for the Ultraviolet Disinfection Facility project. Gil Frey discussed maintenance needs at the wastewater facility. Burneil Ecklund requested cutting of trees at the dump. Steve Mayfield spoke on water concern.

The following action was taken: Waive second reading and approve third reading of Ord. 573 to amend the Board of Trustees regular board meeting time to 6:00 p.m., approved Res. 07-18 to amend the Employee Handbook—Vacation Time Allowed, discussed pedestrian crossing at the UP Railroad tracks, and authorized advertising for a vacancy within the Planning Commission. Six month review of depot lease with Kids Corner Day Care took place. A loan will be sought with the Bank of Mead for Ultraviolet Disinfection Facility. Bids for drainage work along Elm Street will be advertised. Plans to investigate the purchase of a used trailer rather than purchase a new one was agreed upon.

The board entered executive session at 7:55 p.m. for personnel evaluation of Kuhr. The board returned from executive session at 7:57 p.m. A wage increase of $.50 per hour and purchase of a $500 Savings Bond to Kuhr was approved.

The meeting was adjourned at 7:58 p.m.


Village Board: Tuesday, January 8, 6:00 p.m.
Planning Commission: Monday, January 28, 7:30 p.m.
Library Board: January 5, 9:30 a.m.
Fire & Rescue: Monday, January 21, 7:30 p.m.

The Village Board and Planning Commission meet at the Village Office, Library Board at the Library and the Fire Department at the Fire Hall.


The Mead Varsity Girls & Boys Basketball Holiday Tournament will be held at the Mead Jr – Sr High gym on Friday, December 28 & Saturday, December 29.


The Village Office will be closed December 24, 25, 31 and January 1, 2, and 3.

If you wish to personally make a utility payment at this time, please drop in the drop box (located outdoors by the front door of the office) or leave at the Bank of Mead. Downtown Bank hours are Monday – Friday, 8 am – 4 pm and Drive Up Bank hours are Monday-Thursday 8 am – 5 pm, Friday 8 am – 6 pm and Saturday 8 am – 12 pm.

For immediate attention, please contact Terral Brabec at (402) 480-2596.

Mead Covenant
Dec 24 4:00 PM Christmas Eve Service

Alma Lutheran
Dec 24 9:00 PM Christmas Eve Candlelight Service
Dec 25 10:00 AM Christmas Service

8:30 a.m. Casual Worship with Communion
9:30 a.m. Faith Formation Studies for all ages
10:30 a.m. Worship with Communion

9:00 a.m. Worship
10:00 a.m. Kids Alive / Life Groups

ST. JAMES CATHOLIC 213 E. Eighth St.
5:30 p.m. Saturday Mass
9:30 a.m. Sunday Mass
(check bulletin for daily mass, generally 7:00 a.m.)

January 2008

Mead Covenant Church
Sunday 6:00 – 7:30 pm – Jr / Sr High Youth Group

Alma Lutheran Church
Wednesday 3:30 – 4:00 pm – Jr. Choir grades 2-6, supervised
activities for children not in Jr. Choir
4:00 – 5:15 pm – WinGS
5.30 – 6:20 pm – Hot meal for families
6:30 pm – Prayer and Praise Service

Mead Library News – December 2007 by Vera Kuhr, Librarian

Merry Christmas and a Very Happy New Year!!!

SANTA is coming! On the 20th Santa will be at the library from 10:30 am until 11:30 am. All preschool children are invited to come and meet with Santa and have their picture taken.

Story Hour will not meet on the 20th and 27th of December. It will resume again on Jan 3rd. If school were let out because of weather, we would not have story hour.

Summer Reading is coming!!

New materials: Adult -The Bone Garden by Tess Gerritson; Up Close and Personal, Free Fall and Lethal Justice by Fern Michaels; American Legacy – The Story of Caroline and John Kennedy; Beyond Reach by Karin Slaughter; Cross and Double Cross by James Patterson – The Trilogy Maximum Ride by James Patterson; Boom by Tom Brokaw; Killer Weekend by Ridley Pearson; The Morning Ran Red (a true crime story about a murder in Villisca, Iowa, in 1912); Past Perfect by Susan Isaacs; Absolute Fear by Lisa Jackson; Pandora’s Daughter by Iris Johannsen; The Ravenscar Dynasty and The Heir by Barbara Taylor Bradford; Just Beyond the Clouds by Karen Kingsbury (more new titles by this author); and A Wanted Man by Linda Lael Miller.

Juvenile – Jingle Bells, Batman Smells (Junie B. Jones) by Barbara Park; Summer Ball by Mike Lupica; The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo (this is a touching story of the “life” of a ceramic rabbit); Voyage on the Great Titanic – The Diary of Margaret Ann Brady by Ellen Emerson White; Rotten School – Dudes, The School is Haunted and Party Poopers by R. L. Stine; Kaya Wants to Get Ahead (about a horse) by Gaby Hauptmann; Silver Dream by Angela Dorsey; Trouble at Riding Camp by Eli B. Toresen; Summer with Prince by The Oljelund; A Horse of Your Own (A CD about owning a Horse); and Rough Diamond (a comic book about horses).


As winter weather approaches, Village Ord. 5-311 requires that following a snowfall of 2” or more, it shall be unlawful to park or stand any vehicle on any street within the congested district (Vine St. from 3rd St. to 5th St. and 4th St. from the alley adjacent to Blocks 24 and 33 to Vine St. and from alley adjacent to Blocks 25 and 32 to Vine St and including such other public streets as the board shall designate by resolution from time to time), between the hours of 11:00 P.M. and 7:00 A.M. of the following day.

On all other streets, parking shall be restricted to the north and west sides of the streets on even numbered days of the month and the south and east sides of the streets on odd numbered days of the month until the streets have been cleaned.

Village ordinance also designates that all sidewalks shall be cleaned within 24 hours after the cessation of snow.

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Snow Emergency Route
Snow Emergency Route within the Village of Mead is defined as Elm Street from Highway 92 to Eighth Street, Vine Street from First Street to Eighth Street, First Street from Elm Street to County Road 10, Fourth Street from Elm Street to County Road 10, and Eighth Street from Oak Street to County Road 10.

Signs are posted on the streets indicating they are designated as the Snow Emergency Route. Parking on these streets is not permitted during snow accumulation. No parking on side streets is also requested to aid in snow removal.

A special thank you to members of the Mead Fire Department for sponsoring Santa’s visit to the students at Mead Public School and children at the Mead Public Library.

Hydrants will be flushed Wednesday, January 9, from 9 am – 12 noon, weather permitting!

Mead Public Library Hours
Tuesday 9:00 am – 11:00 am
2:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Thursday 9:00 am – 11:00 am
2:00 pm – 7:00 pm
(Story Hour, preschool age, 9:30 am – 10:30 am)
Saturday 9:00 am – 1:00 pm


Mead Covenant Church will host Primetimer’s (50+) on Thursday, January 10th at Noon. Anyone 50 years or older is welcome to participate in this lunch and fellowship program.


312 S. Vine St., P.O. Box 46
Mead, NE 68041-0046
Phone: (402) 624-2495
Fax: (402) 624-2024

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Brad Howell, Chairperson
Bobbie Feldhaus, Trustee
Nate Mongan, Trustee
Ailene Raver, Trustee
Dick Swanson, Trustee

June Moline, Clerk/Treas. 624-2495
Terral Brabec, Utilities Supt. 480-2596
Jerry Carlson, Police Chief 624-2056
Vera Kuhr, Librarian 624-6605
Mike Coyle, Fire Chief 443-7164


As a parent and community member are you ever concerned about the culture that the youth and families in your community live in? The Mead Community Group is organizing efforts to focus on making Mead a safer community for all. Everyone in the community is welcome to attend and participate in the effort to address substance abuse concerns, underage drinking, and other at-risk behaviors such as the choking game, gambling, sexual activity, inhalants, and bullying. Please join us at the meeting on January 11, 2008, at 1:30 pm, at the Mead Elementary School. This is a community driven effort and everyone is invited to attend and get involved. Local point of contact is Marilyn Larson, 624-2312.


Must live inside the corporate limits of the Village of Mead

Willing to learn zoning regulations

Concerned about the community

This is a alternate position on the board. The position requires a six month commitment, with reappointment possible to serve a three year term. Please contact the Village of Mead office, 402-624-2495.