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Village of Mead

April 2009

Mead Community Group tip for Healthy Families

The invention of the computer and internet has created a whole new world in which parents have to teach their children about staying safe. Here are a few ideas that will help you in talking to your kids about smart online behaviors:
*Personal information stays personal – never give out information about yourself or your family.
*Make sure your child doesn’t spend all of his/her time on the computer.
*People, not computers, should be their best friends and companions.
*Keep the computer in a family, kitchen or living room; not in your child’s bedroom. This way parents can monitor what is happening when your child is online. Knowing you are watching, kids are less likely to put themselves in risky situations.
*Make sure your child is comfortable coming to you with questions. This should apply to all situations including the computer.
*Keep kids out of chatrooms, unless they are monitored.
*Get to know your child’s “online friends” just as you get to know all of their other friends.
*Warn your child that people may not be what they seem. I can say I ‘m a 12 year old boy named Billy, but I’m not. Predators often pose as children to gain our children’s trust. Information from

Saturday, June 13
9:00 am – 12:00 noon

This event is open to Mead residents ONLY! All loads will be checked.

Example of items permitted:
Tires (fee will be charged), Appliances, Water heaters, Bicycles, Batteries, Trash.

Items not permitted:
Wood, Grass Clippings, Construction refuse, Tree limbs.


CONGRATULATIONS to the Mead Boys Basketball team and coaches on their STATE CLASS D1 BOYS BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP. It was fun! Thank you to current students, parents, teachers, patrons, alumni, family and friends for their support during the three day event. Mead has a lot to be proud of.

A Community Dinner will be held in the coaches and team’s honor on Sunday, April 5 at 5:00 pm at Mead High School. Meat, tableware and drinks are furnished. Please provide a covered dish.

Thank you, Margaret Mc Carver, for your service to the residents of Mead by serving on the Mead Planning Commission.


The Village of Mead is in need of someone to serve a three-year term on the Mead Planning Commission.

Must reside within corporate limits
Willing to learn zoning regulations
Concerned about the community

Please contact the Village Office, 624-2495, a member of the Board of Trustees, or a member of the Planning Commission if you are interested in serving your community.

Mead Dump begins new seasonal hours on April 1st

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.


The Mead Board of Trustees met March 10, 2009 at 6:00 p.m. Answering roll call were Chairman Howell, Trustees Feldhaus, Halbmaier, Raver and Swanson. Also present were Clerk/Treasurer Moline, Utility/Maintenance Supt. Walling and Police Chief Carlson.

GUESTS: Les Giddons, representing Crouch Recreational Design, presented playground equipment proposals. Denise Patocka acknowledged receipt of village support of the Easter Egg Hunt. Jeff and Tara Frahm requested a Special Designated Liquor License for a graduation party on May 9.

Action was taken to approve the purchase of playground equipment for $10,592.00; Resolution 09-06, Special Designated Liquor License for a graduation party to the Frahm’s; and second reading of Ord. 584, Fence requirements for qualifying swimming pools, spas and hot tubs. The Identity Theft Prevention Program; Resolution 09-05, Interlocal Agreement for a Mutual Finance Organization; and Interlocal Agreement with the City of Wahoo to spray mosquitoes at a rate of $280.00 per application were approved. Delinquent accounts were approved to write off the books. The resignation of Margaret Mc Carver from the Planning Commission was accepted. Discussion items were legal process to collect delinquent accounts, non-renewal of a 25-year lease agreement with UPRR, June 13 set for Clean Up Day, future budget request for diamond resurface product from the Mead Ball Assoc., door replacement at the Community Bldg., and custodian salary and duties.

UTILITY / MAINTENANCE REPORT: Walling reported on pumps at the wastewater plant, request to purchase new cutter blades for the snowplow and required maintenance on the park pavilion.

POLICE REPORT: Carlson noted no need for mobile radio and future purchase of a security camera.

CLERK REPORT: Moline reported repairs to the meter reader, child support regulations, Public Funding Workshop and Clerk Academy.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:15 p.m.

Saturday, May 2, 2009
9:00 a.m.– 3:00 p.m.
Rain or Shine!
Maps will be 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 24. A limited number of tables will be available to borrow from the Community Bldg. Contact the village office to reserve (limit 2), first come-first served.

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

8:30 am Casual Worship (spoken service, no music)
9:15 am Children’s Choir/Sunday School/Adult Forum
10:45 am Festive Worship (with music)

Maundy Thursday 7:00 p.m.
Good Friday 7:00 p.m.
Easter Vigil Saturday 9:00 p.m.
Easter Sunday Celebration 9:00 a.m.
(April 4 will be the last Wednesday Evening Lenten Dinner and Worship – 6 pm & 7 pm respectively every Wednesday)

9:00 am Worship
10:15 am Life Groups

WATER HYDRANTS WILL BE FLUSHED APRIL 15, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

By Vera Kuhr, Librarian

Wow!!! What an exciting week end. Congratulations to all the sports teams and to the track, golf, baseball and softball stars coming up this spring. This was an exciting year for Mead and the winning of the D1 Championship in boys basketball was icing on the cake. It takes the effort and support of a lot of people to win a championship. Again, thank you to all the Mead students for a year of great participation in sports, music, drama, art and academics and numerous other endeavors. I know the community is proud and will be “smiling” for a long time.

SUMMER READING: We are revamping summer reading and would appreciate input from readers and parents. We want to make this user friendly as summer is short and full of activities.

OVERDUE BOOKS: Do you have books over due???????

BAKE SALE: May 2nd is our annual bake sale on garage sale days. We would like contributions of home baked items and buyers. Coffee will be served. If the weather does not cooperate, we will have all items inside. The funds will be supplemented by Thrivent Insurance. If you have Thrivent Insurance, we would like to know when you bring items or buy. This has been a good fundraiser and does not take a lot of time.

MATERIALS: We have replaced two Sephanie Meyer books and all of her books will be kept behind the desk. Please ask for them if you want to check them out. We also ordered a new one by this author.

NEW MATERIALS: Adult – Picoult, Jodi – Handle with Care; John, Grisham – The Associate; Lowell, Elizabeth – The Wrong Hostage and new titles are being ordered.

JUVENILE OR TEEN: Rowling, J. K. –The Tales of Beedle the Bard; Hunter, Erin – The Warriors Book 1 and 2 – Into the Wild and Fire and Ice; Birdsall, Jeanne – The Penderwicks; Martin, Ann M.- The Doll People; Gutman, Dan – Coach Hyatt is a Riot! and many titles of donated books that are newer titles. If your little ones watch Little Bear, we have books that follow the TV stories – really cute. I picked up some titles by Ronald Dahl that we didn’t have in our collection.

We are running out of shelf room and are weeding older titles that will be put in the front hall. These will be there for a month or so and then passed on – if you want any, please come in soon.

According to the Library Association, children’s books with publishing dates of 1985 or older should be removed. This item will be taken up by the library board at our next meeting on April 4th at 9:00.

Saturday, March 28, 2009
Mead Community Building
2:00 – 3:30 PM

Green Acre Animal Clinic, Wahoo will be present to administer pet vaccinations and the Village Clerk will be available to issue dog and cat licenses with proof of rabies vaccination. Vaccinations available are rabies, distemper/parvo for dogs and rabies/distemper for cats. Products available to purchase will be Heartgard and Frontline for your pets.

If you do not attend the license day on March 28, you may come to the office or send the required paperwork and payment to the office at Box 46 and the Clerk will return the paperwork and license to you. Required is proof of current rabies vaccination and spaying or neutering of the animal. The license cost is $3.00 for altered animals and $5.00 for unaltered animals.

All dogs and cats within the village limits are required to be licensed by May 1. If you have any questions please contact the Village Office at 624-2495.


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.

Mead High School Graduation
May 10, 2009
Baccalaureate 1:30 p.m.
Commencement 2:00 p.m.


Village Board: Tuesday, April 14, 6:00 pm
Planning Commission: Monday, April 27, 7:30 pm
Library Board: Saturday, April 4, 9:30 am
Fire & Rescue: Monday, April 13, 8:00 pm

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

Brad Howell, Chairperson
Bobbie Feldhaus, Trustee
Jim Halbmaier, Trustee
Ailene Raver, Trustee
Dick Swanson, Trustee

June Moline, Clerk/Treas. 624-2495
Keith Walling, Utility/Maintenance Supt. 227-5150
Jerry Carlson, Police Chief 624-2056
Vera Kuhr, Librarian 624-6605
Mike Coyle, Fire Chief 443-7164