Village of Mead
Volume 7, Issue 4
Special points of interest:
Planning Commission Member Needed
Garage Sale Day
Board of Trustees Meet
Clean Up Day
Easter Egg Hunt
Mead Community Group
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.
A SPECIAL MEETING OF THE VILLAGE OF MEAD BOARD OF TRUSTEES WILL BE HELD TUESDAY, APRIL 6, 2010 AT 7:00 P.M. AT THE MEAD COMMUNITY BLDG. THE PURPOSE OF THE MEETING IS TO DISCUSS AND CONSIDER STREET IMPROVEMENTS ON PINE STREET AND FIRST STREET FROM SPRUCE STREET TO CO RD 10.
DOG AND CAT VACCINATION AND LICENSE DAY
Saturday, April 10th
Mead Community Building
1:30 – 3:00 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 April 10th, 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.
Steve Mayfield has been appointed to complete the term vacated by Brad Howell on the Village of Mead Board of Trustees. Steve’s term expires December 14, 2010.
PLANNING COMMISSION MEMBER
The Village of Mead is in need of someone to complete the three-year term that expires May, 2011, 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’S ANNUAL COMMUNITY-WIDE
Saturday, May 1, 2010
8:00 a.m.– 2:00 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 23. A limited number of tables will be available to borrow from the Community Bldg. Contact the village office (624-2495) to reserve tables (limit 2).
VILLAGE OF MEAD BOARD OF TRUSTEES PROCEEDINGS
SPECIAL MEETING – MARCH 1, 2010
The Board of Trustees held a special meeting on March 1 at 5:32 p.m. Present were Trustees Feldhaus, Halbmaier, Raver & Swanson. Also present were Clerk Moline & Police Chief Carlson.
The resignation of Brad Howell was accepted. Raver was elected to serve as Temporary Chair.
The meeting adjourned at 5:40 p.m.
REGULAR MEETING – MARCH 9, 2010
The Board of Trustees met March 9 at 6:00 p.m. Present were Temporary Chair Raver; Trustees Feldhaus, Halbmaier & Swanson. Also present were Clerk Moline, Utilities/Maintenance Supt. Walling & Police Chief Carlson. Guests present were Steve Mayfield, Irvie Hook, Marlene Vogt, Arvid Barr, Jay Spearman, Julie Ogden & Tim Laughlin.
Steve Mayfield was appointed to serve on the Board of Trustees. Mayfield took the Oath of Office. Raver was elected Chairperson.
Irvie Hook presented a bid to apply hot mix asphalt on First St. from Spruce St. to Co Rd 10.
Street Supt. Julie Ogden prsented proposals to lay concrete or asphalt on First St. from Spruce St. to Co Rd 10 & Pine St. Jay Spearman of Ameritas, discussed financing options. A Special Meeting will be held on April 6 at 7:00 p.m. at the Community Bldg.
Maintenance/Utility Supt. Walling presented prices for a water fountain at the park & paint striper. It was noted a rope must be purchased for the flag pole at the park. Cutting of the sidewalk along Vine St. at Fifth St. was discussed. Walling was authorized to seek bids for removal, construction & electrical work at the well house.
Police Chief Carlson presented his monthly report & requested “no parking” signs.
Clerk Moline reported NDOR requirements, receipt of $100 scholarship for Clerk Institute & $50 grant for the Easter Egg Hunt from Saunders Co & receipt of Municipal Clerk certification.
Library agenda for the 3/6 meeting was reviewed.
Planning Commission minutes of the 2/22 meeting were reviewed.
Action was taken to appoint John Haag as Back up Operator for the wastewater plant, approved Resolution 10-06, LEOP Plan, approved an Interlocal Agreement with the City of Wahoo for mosquito spraying in 2010 & purchase of $50.00 gift certificate for Brad Howell. Police Chief Carlson was presented a $950.00/year wage increase.
Moline reported FEMA funding program for winter storms. No action was taken to approve a Sexual Assault Awareness Month Proclamation and amend the Agreement with the City of Wahoo for wastewater operators.
The meeting was adjourned at 8:47 p.m.
MEAD CLEAN-UP DAY
Saturday, June 12
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.
ALMA LUTHERAN 219 W Fifth St.
8:30 am Spoken Worship
9:15 am Sunday School for all ages
10:30 am Traditional Worship
MEAD COVENANT 1540 Co Rd 10
7:30 am Prayer in Sanctuary
9:00 am-11:00 am Worship, Coffee & Visiting, Life Groups & Kids Alive
ST. JAMES CATHOLIC 213 E. Eighth St.
5:30 pm Saturday Mass
9:00 am Sunday Mass
(check bulletin for daily mass, generally 7:00 a.m.)
Mead Covenant Church Weekly Schedule
6:00 pm Time of Prayer
6:00 am Pursuing God Through Prayer
7:00 pm Men’s Group
7:00 pm Women’s Group (2nd Tuesday of each month)
7:00 pm Jr. & Sr. High Youth Group
10:00 am-Noon Primetimer’s (2nd Thursday of each month)
Alma Lutheran Church
Holy Week and Easter Services
Maundy Thursday, April 1, and Good Friday, April 2, Worship Services begin at 7:00 p.m.
Easter Vigil Service will be held on Saturday, April 3 at 9:00 p.m.
Easter Worship Services will be held Sunday, April 4 at 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Breakfast will be served between the services.
MEAD AREA PRIMETIMER’S
The Mead Area Primetimer’s Club meets every second Thursday of the month at the Mead Covenant Church at 12 PM for potluck and fellowship. Plan to join us for dinner and fellowship on April 8th.
PANERA BREAD will be available to the public on Saturday, April 10. Come to the Alma Lutheran Church basement from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. There is always plenty of bread / rolls to share.
If you can start the day without caffeine,
If you can always be cheerful, ignoring aches and pains,
If you can resist complaining and boring people with your troubles,
If you can eat the same food every day and be grateful for it,
If you can understand when your loved ones are too busy to give you any time,
If you can take criticism and blame without resentment,
If you can conquer tension without medical help,
If you can sleep without the aid of drugs,
Then you are probably – THE FAMILY DOG
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.
The Mead Community Group along with area churches are so excited to bring WAIT Training to Mead, Nebraska!
WAIT Training (Why Am I Tempted?) is a national program presented by Shelly Donahue that promotes healthy abstinence. Shelly’s message also includes:
*The effects of drugs and alcohol on teen decision making
*Teen character development and healthy relationships
*How to start over
*Why abstinence is the healthy choice
Shelly will be speaking to the junior and senior high students at Mead on Wednesday, April 14th.
Plan to attend the adult presentation on Tuesday evening, April 13th at 6:30 pm, Mead High School.
Parents, grandparents, youth workers, medical professionals, business leaders, educators, pastors and concerned citizens have an opportunity to hear Shelly’s message too.
Partially funded by a federal grant through Region V Health Services
Mead Library News – March, 2010 by Vera Kuhr
Spring has sprung, the grass has appeared, I wonder what that white stuff is????
So much for poetry from a former history teacher of mine that had a great sense of humor. Let’s think of summer things to get us thinking warm thoughts.
Bake Sale – May 1st at 8:00 in conjunction with the Mead Garage sales. We would ask residents to help by supplying items for the bake sale (or a donation) and the monies will be used to provide enhanced services at the library.
Summer Reading – due to the absence of Pat Miller I am in need of a volunteer to help in getting a summer reading program started. Please call the library if you are interested. It does not take much time and we are in need of new ideas and parents that will take an interest in seeing that children attend.
Summer Retreat Garden – members Friends/Foundation are working hard to keep this area eye-catching. If you have a “green thumb” (it can be a pale green), we would appreciate any help you can give. We have several areas that need replanting as some plants have died out and others are in the wrong place. Please call the library, or better yet, stop in to look at this area. We could use a small picnic table and some type of seating for stopping and resting on a warm summer day.
Fines and Overdues – patrons who have an e mail address are asked to provide this to the library to better keep patrons advised of materials overdue.
New Materials – “Wishing for Tomorrow” (sequel to “A Little Princess”) by Hilary McKay, “The Last Surgeon” by Michael Palmer, “Split Image” and “Stranger in Paradise” by Robert Parker, “The Wild Zone” by Joy Fielding, “The Healing Quilt” by Lauraine Snelling, “Songbird” by Lisa Swanson, “Big Girl” by Danielle Steel, “Saving Cee Cee Honeycutt” by Beth Hoffman, “Martha Speaks—Martha Says No Flowers” by Suisan Meddaugh and “Born Yesterday” by James Solheim.
MEAD EASTER EGG HUNT
Date: Saturday, April 3
Time: 11:00 am
Where: Mead Fire Hall
If rain or snow the hunt will be moved to the Fire Hall.
If you wish to donate cash or candy please contact Sara Nicola @ (402) 277-0073 (email@example.com) or Denise Patocka @ (402) 443-6684 (firstname.lastname@example.org). Thanks!
Village Board: Tuesday, April 6, 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, April 13, 6:00 p.m.
Planning Comm: Monday, April 26, 7:30 p.m.
Library Board: Saturday, April 3, 8:00 a.m.
Fire & Rescue: Monday, April 12, 8:00 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.
VILLAGE OF MEAD
312 S. Vine St., P.O. Box 46
Mead, NE 68041-0046
Phone: (402) 624-2495
Fax: (402) 624-2024
Ailene Raver, Chairperson
Bobbie Feldhaus, Trustee
Jim Halbmaier, Trustee
Steve Mayfield, Trustee
Dick Swanson, Trustee
June Moline, Clerk/Treas. 624-2495
Keith Walling, Ut/Mnt. Supt. 227-5150
Jerry Carlson, Police Chief 624-2056
Vera Kuhr, Librarian 624-6605
Mike Coyle, Fire Chief 443-7164