MEAD MESSENGER – APRIL, 2008
Village of Mead Board of Trustees
The Village of Mead Board of Trustees met March 11 at 6:00 p.m. at the Village Office. Present were Chair Howell, Trustees Feldhaus, Mongan, Raver & Swanson. Also present were Clerk Moline, Utilities Supt. Brabec & Police Chief Carlson. Guests present were Ron Bottorff & Dale Freeman.
Bottorff reported on future purchase of an additional blower for the wastewater plant, bids received for UV Disinfection Facility, DEQ inspection of the wastewater plant and water concerns. The bid of Gen-Mech Contractors for $91,040.00 was accepted to construct the UV Disinfection Facility.
A Board of Adjustments Hearing was held at 6:30 p.m. Freeman requested a variance from 11-306 B1 to place steel siding on the exterior of a pigeon accessory building. Res. 08-08 was approved authorizing the variance from zoning regulation on a 3-2 vote.
The board returned to regular session at 6:40 p.m.
Action was taken to approve Res. 08-06 NCIP Participation 2008, Res. 08-07 amend Res. 08-02 to seek a loan from the Bank of Mead for $95,000.00 for the UV Disinfection Facility and $.50 per hour increase to $8.50 per hour to Justin Johnson for summer maintenance.
Denise Patocka was granted permission to chair the Annual Easter Egg Hunt on March 22 at 11:00 a.m. and Mead High School was granted use of the risers for Prom.
The meeting was adjourned at 7:28 p.m.
VILLAGE OF MEAD
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
Village Board: Tuesday, April 8, 6:00 p.m.
Planning Commission: Monday, April 28, 7:30 p.m.
Library Board: April 5, 9:30 a.m.
Fire & Rescue: Monday, April 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.
A pair of sunglasses was found at the Mead Public Library in early March. Stop by the library to claim.
Thank you to Denise Patocka for chairing the Annual Mead Easter Egg Hunt on March 22. The children had fun looking for eggs and anticipate the annual event!
VOTER FORMS AVAILABLE AT CLERK’S OFFICE
“Voter Registration Forms” and “Applications for Early Voter’s Ballot” are available at the Village office, 312 S. Vine Street. If you are in need of either of these forms, please stop and pick up the forms during normal business hours.
MEAD COVENANT 1540 Co Rd 10
9:00 a.m. Worship
10:00 a.m. Life Groups & Kid’s Alive
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.)
ALMA LUTHERAN 219 W Fifth St.
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
WEEKLY CHURCH ACTIVITIES
Mead Covenant Church
Sunday 6:00 – 7:30 pm – Jr / Sr High Youth Group
Alma Lutheran Church
Wednesday 4:00 – 5:15 pm – WinGS
5.30 pm – Hot Meal for Families
6:30 pm – Prayer and Praise Service
PRIMETIMER’S will meet at Mead Covenant Church at Noon on April 10. All youngsters 50 years or older are welcome to participate!
Mead Dump begins new seasonal hours on April 1 . . .
April 1 – October 31 Wednesday 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
November 1 – March 31 First Saturday of the Month Only
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Tree branches, weeds, leaves and grass clippings are the only items allowed. All items must be unbagged.
The dump is open to Mead residents only, at a charge of $2.00 per load.
I would like to thank the generosity of the following companies and people for their continued support of the Mead Easter Egg Hunt.
Cash Donations: Candy Donations:Village Of Mead Board of Trustees Country Store
Mead Volunteer Fire & Rescue Department Beck’s MarketDoug & Jeanette Johnson Wahoo Super
Friends of the Mead Library Austin SurveyingAAA Electric Mead Signs
Elworth’s PubConnie’s Style Salon
Bank of Mead Gifts:Levin’ Welding WARA DQ Pizza Hut
Volunteers: Creative HairworksConnie Weiss & Class Paul & Kelly LuetkenhausSara CaccavariJenny Carritt & family
Belch ClubWe are thrilled that it continues to be successful for the young people of our community and I am filled with gratitude for all that you do!
SATURDAY, MAY 3, 2008
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Rain or Shine.
Maps available at local businesses.
If you wish to be placed on the Village Garage Sale Map, please contact the Village Office at 624-2495 by FRIDAY, APRIL 25. A limited numbers of tables are available for residents to borrow for their sale. Limit 2 per resident and reservations are required through the Village Office on a first-come, first-served basis.
DOG AND CAT LICENSES DUE MAY 1
All dogs and cats within the Village of Mead village limits are required by ordinance to be licensed annually by MAY 1. Please provide paperwork for current rabies vaccination and altering of pet.
Come to the office during regular business hours or send the money and required paperwork to Box 46. The license and paperwork will be returned to you via mail.
Cost is $5.00 for unaltered animal and $3.00 for each altered animal.
Saturday, May 31 has been set as the Annual Mead Clean-up Day for residents of the Village of Mead. Dumpsters will be placed in front of the village office from 9:00 am until 1:00 p.m. Disposal of items will be limited to MEAD RESIDENTS ONLY and will be checked on-site by members of the Board of Trustees.
STOP SIGNS HAVE A PURPOSE . . .
Please be reminded that ALL VEHICLES are required to STOP at stop signs. Numerous vehicles have been ignoring and driving or rolling through the signs. Stop signs are mounted for a reason. Please drive responsibly!!!
VILLAGE OF MEAD STORM WARNING PROCEDURES
The Wahoo Sheriff’s office will set off the firemen’s pagers if they receive a watch for this area. The fire siren will go up and down a few times. This is only to alert the fire department to be on the watch. It is also a good idea to keep tuned to a local TV channel / radio station if we are in a watch area.
If a funnel is actually spotted, they will blow a steady blast on the siren. This is your signal to take cover at once. For those residents or businesses without basements, go to the Alma Lutheran Church basement, 219 West 5th Street. A fireman will have the doors open if we are in a storm warning.
SAUNDERS COUNTY RECYCLING
The following information will aid you in using the recycling container:
Rinse and if possible remove labels and smash.
NO paint, aerosol, rusty or burnt cans.
WE DO NOT RECYCLE ALUMINUM OR TIN FOILS.
Aluminum cans only.
PLASTIC MILK JUGS
Remove lids and rinse. It would be very helpful if milk jugs could be cut in half or smashed.
#2 Colored: Example – Detergent and soap bottles.
Pop Liters: All large and small soda bottles.
#1 Plastics: Example – Ketchup, Gatorade and ocean spray bottles. (They are usually clear plastic jugs.) Absolutely no other plastics.
PLEASE – NO PLASTIC BAGS
Wahoo will also have a separate container for newsprint and office paper. Office paper will consist of typing, printing, computer and school paper.
NOTICE – Phone books and magazines will only be accepted at the Saunders County Recycling Center.
A separate container for corrugated cardboard is located next to the recycling containers in Wahoo, Ceresco, Valparaiso, Mead and Weston.
PLEASE – BREAK CARDBOARD DOWN
NO wax or slick cardboard boxes.
NO beer, pop, cereal or candy cardboard cartons.
Things to Remember
Please place materials in the correct compartments.
Recyclables MUST be clean.
Remove all rings, caps and lids.
Flatten or smash when possible.
Do not place ANYTHING outside the recycling container.
Recycling containers are located north of the Mead Community Bldg., 220 E. Fourth St.
The recycling containers are there for “your” convenience.…treat them with care and RECYCLE regularly.
SAUNDERS COUNTY RECYCLING CENTER ACCEPTS ALL OF THE ABOVE ON Wed. 12:00 -3:00 & Sat. 8:00 – 12:00
Our center is located one mile East of Wahoo’s Saunders County Fairgrounds on First Street.
For more information, call: 402-443-3085 (Monday – Friday 9:00-4:00)
MEAD HAPPENINGS by Dalene Selko
MEAD BALL ASSOCIATION…..
We are excited to announce we have seven teams registered for softball and baseball. The following are your head coaches:
6U Girls Val Reiman 11/12 Boys Tim Leise
12U Girls Vern Taylor 9/10 Boys Jim Halbmaier
10U Girls Mary Laughlin 5/6/7/8 Boys Tim Dickes
8U Girls Kristin Kavan
2008 Ball Association Officers: President-Vern Taylor, Vice President-Tim Leise, and Secretary/Treasurer-Val Reiman.
We are in need of a refrigerator for our concession stand. If you have one you would like to donate or sale, please contact Dalene Selko at the Bank of Mead.
Mead Days is just around the corner. The proceeds from Mead Days go to the Mead Ball Association. We are accepting cash donations or bingo prizes. If you would like to donate, you can drop off your donation at the Bank of Mead. This year we have added a few new events. Mark your calendars June 20, 21 and 22 for a full filled weekend.
We are excited to host an alcohol free Post Prom event April 12, 2008. This year the students will be going to Thunder Alley in Elkhorn and will be enjoying a fun night of activities. If you would like to donate, please make your donation payable to Mead High School Post Prom or you can drop off your donation at the high school.
Congratulations to the Mead boys and girls basketball teams on their successful year. A special thanks to the coaches for their dedication and hard work. Now it’s time to cheer on the track, baseball and golf teams.
Athletic Banquet is scheduled for May 13th at 6:30 p.m. The Mead Boosters will be providing fried chicken and side dishes for the evening. We are requesting freshmen through juniors bring desserts. If you would like to help with decorating for the event, please call Dalene Selko at 624-2255.
Mead Community Group -Reported by Marilyn Larson
As a parent or community member of Mead are you concerned about the culture that the youth and families in our community live in? The Mead Community Group has organized some grass-roots efforts to focus on making Mead a healthier community for all. Everyone in the community is encouraged to attend and participate in this effort to address substance abuse concerns including underage drinking and other at-risk behaviors such as premature sexual activity.
The meetings are scheduled for the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 1:00 p.m. at the Elementary School. Please join us at the next meeting on April 8th. See you there!
W.A.I.T. program comes to Saunders County
A sexual abstinence education program is being held for parents and other community members on Monday, April 7th at 6:30 p.m., at the Wahoo Union Bank. W.A.I.T., an acronym for “Why Am I Tempted”, is a relationship-based character education curriculum that needs not only to be taught and enforced at the school, but by parents, clergy, youth leaders, and the community.
The WAIT program is endorsed by the Nebraska Abstinence Education Program through the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services. The program is being sponsored by a grant through Three Rivers District Health Department. Please join us in this positive environment to help our youth.
Mead Library News 2008 March
Summer Reading is coming!!
Our annual garage sale will be held on May 3rd. We would appreciate baked items and customers. Our weeded books will be offered for sale at this time.
Children get a big kick out hunting for eggs so a big thanks to the group sponsoring the Easter Egg Hunt at the park.
Adult: The Appeal by John Grisham; Honor Thyself by Danielle Steel; Like Dandelion Dust by Karen Kingsbury; The Atonement Child by Francine Rivers.
Juvenile: Leona and the Spitting Image by Allen Kurzwell; The Perfect Shot by Elaine Marie Alphin; The Year My Sister Got Lucky by Aimee Friedman; The Call of the Wild by Jack London.
Books for Summer Reading: Cover-Up by John Feinstein; Six Innings by James Preller; Football Genius by Tim Green; Kickoff by Tiki Barber; The Big Field by Mike Lupica; Jim & Me by Dan Gutman; Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Diary of a Wimpy Kid – Roderick Rules by Jeff Kinney.
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
SATURDAY 9:00 am- 1:00 pm