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Volume 10, Issue 4

APRIL 2015




     The Village of Mead Board of Trustees met March 10 at the village office at 6:00 p.m.  Present were Chairman Guyle; Trustees Nicola, Wielage and Wimer.  Absent was Trustee Havelka.  Also present were Clerk Moline and Police Chief Carlson.  Guests present were Colleen Morrissey and Perry Storm, Jr.

     The Open Meeting Act was noted. 

     A Public Hearing was called at 6:09 p.m. to address a request from Colleen Morrissey to replat Lot 3 in Hannan’s Subdivision.  The hearing adjourned at 6:12 p.m.

     REPORTS:  Utility/Maintenance Supt.:  A written report from Raver reported a 2012 bid from Maguire Iron to repair the water tower.  Raver is to seek current bids to consider the project.  Meters are being repaired.  Police Chief:  The Monthly Police Report was presented.  Carlson addressed the proposed amendent to the nuisance code and potential nuisance properties.  Planning Commission:   The minutes of the February 23 Regular Meeting and Public Hearing were reviewed as well as approved permits.  Permits being:  15-02, Perry Storm to remove a house and 15-02, Perry Storm to construct a basement to set the house upon.   Library:   The resignations of Library Director Black and Library Aide Miller were acknowledged.   Clerk:  Moline reported receipt of three picnic tables and need to assemble new framework on three old picnic tables.

     Action was taken to approve the purchase of three picnic tables for $2,268.00; second reading of Ordinance 657, Nuisance Abatement; adoption of Resolution 15-05, Replat Hannan’s Subdivision, Lot 3; Ordinance 658, Utility Installment Payment Plan; Resolution 15-07, Loan for $100,000 from the Bank of Mead for land settlement; and Resolution 15-08, Special Designated Liquor License to C & J Country Store to host a wedding reception at the Community Building on May 30.  A Special Services Contract with SENDD to complete a Community Survey seeking CDBG funding and a Special Permit to Perry and Diane Storm to move a house from 1555 Co Rd 10 to 405 E. Fourth St. were approved.  3% wage increases were approved for the Summer Park Custodian, Dumpmaster and Utility Assistant. 

     The meeting was adjourned at 7:31 p.m.



Saturday, April 4

Mead Community Building

1:30—3:00 PM


Green Acre Animal Clinic will be present to administer pet vaccinations and the Village Clerk will be available to issue dog and cat licenses with proof of current rabies vaccination.  Also available will be vaccinations of rabies, distemper/parvo for dogs and rabies/distemper for cats.  Products available to purchase will be Heartgaad and Frontline.  Blood tests for heartworm can also be completed onsite.  Cost to license your pet is $4.00 altered / $6.00 intact.

All dogs and cats within the corporate limits are required to be licensed by May 1.




The dump hours will revert to the April – November hours on April 1.  The dump will be open Wednesday’s from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.  Saturday hours will be 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  Items permitted are tree branches, weeds, leaves and grass clippings only.  All items are to be unbagged.


A dumpster is available on-site for disposal of metal/iron products.  All items disposed at the dumpsite will be checked.


The dump is open to Mead residents only at a charge of $2.00 per load, payable to the dumpmaster.



Saturday, May 2

8:00 AM – 2:00 PM


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 402-624-2495



When bill paying .  .  . 

You have several options to pay your water/sewer bills.  Options are:  1)  deliver to the Village Office; 2)  place your payment in the drop box by the front door of the Village Office;  3)  mail to Box 46, Mead, NE  68041-0046; or (4) deliver to the Bank of Mead.  All payments are due the 15th day of the month.  You have until the following day at 9:00 a.m. for your payment to be in-hand to the Village Clerk.  At that time a $10.00 late fee is added to your account and a letter mailed indicating the late fee addition and a 10 working day timeframe to pay your bill.  After the 10 working day period, your meter will be turned off by the Utility Superintendent.  To reconnect service you will be required to pay the delinquent amount and $50.00 reconnect fee or $65.00 if after-hours, holidays or weekends.


Marilyn Jensen has agreed to maintain the median located at the north entrance into Mead once again this year.  Marilyn has donated her services for several years to complete this task.  THANK –YOU!

 Thank you to Pat Miller who served as the Village Library Aide for 8+ years.  Good luck and know that you will be missed.


Donna McLaughlin is the new aide for the Library.  She has currently been serving in this position during Pat’s absence.  Welcome!



Village Board:  Tuesday, April 14, 6:00pm

Planning Commission: Monday, April 27, 7:30pm

Library Board:  Wednesday, April 15, 6:30pm

Fire & Rescue:  Monday, April 13, 7:30pm

The Village Board & Planning Commission meet at the Village Office, Library Board at the Library and Fire & Rescue at the Fire Station.



316 S. Vine St., Mead

TUESDAY:  10 am – 5 pm

WEDNESDAY:  3 pm – 7 pm

THURSDAY:  10 am – 4 pm

FRIDAY:  10 am – 2 pm

SATURDAY:  10 am – 2 pm




On Feb. 28th the Mead Public Library hosted its second FREE movie matinee!… for flyers for the next attraction, coming soon!



February/March New Materials:

May I Please Have a Cookie by Jennifer E. Morris ; My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish; Fins of Fury by Mo O’Hara; Yellow Crocus by Laila Ibrahim; The Maze Runner (DVD); If I Stay (DVD); Big Hero 8 (DVD)  


NEW Library Hours    

Sunday  and Monday CLOSED; Tuesday 10 to 5; Wednesday 3-7; Thursday 10- 4; Friday 10 – 2  Saturday 10 -2






ALMA LUTHERAN  219 W. Fifth St. / 402-624-3015

8:30a.m. – Worship – First Sunday of the month

9:15a.m. – Sunday School for all ages (no Sunday School first Sunday of the month)

10:30a.m. – Worship – All other Sundays


PANERA BREAD – FREE TO THE PUBLIC, available the Saturday following the second Friday of the month.  APRIL 11, 10:00 am—11:00 am in the church basement.


MEAD COVENANT  1540 Co Rd 10 / 402-624-6125

9:00a.m. – Coffee & Visiting

10:00a.m. – Worship Service (grade school age children dismissed for Kids Alive @ 10:30, nursery available during the service)

Wednesday’s – MCC serves a free meal to anyone in the community from 6:00 – 6:45 pm.  (Please join us, there are no requirements or expectations!  If you’re coming for the first time, please consider calling the church office at 624-6125 to let us know how many are attending so we can prepare accordingly.  If you cannot call prior to coming the first time, it’s okay, come anyway.)  6:45 pm – Kids in Action; 7:00 pm – Student Ministries (Jr/Sr High); 7:15 pm – Adult Group

Thursday’s – 7:00 pm – Prayer Encounter


ST. JAMES CATHOLIC  213 E. Eighth St. / 402-624-3555

5:30p.m. – Saturday Vigil

9:00a.m. – Sunday Mass

Weekly Schedule

7:00a.m. – Daily Mass – Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

8:00a.m. – Daily Mass – Saturday, when scheduled




April 2 – 7:00 p.m. Maundy Thursday Worship Service

April 5 – 9:00 a.m. Breakfast served by Youth, followed by Easter Egg Hunt

April 5 – 10:30 a.m. Worship Service with Holy Communion


 MEAD DAYS UPDATE from Dalene Selko


We are looking for donations for Mead Days 2015.  Donations can be in cash or Bingo items and can be dropped off at the Bank of Mead.  We are really excited about this year’s events and look forward to hearing your feedback on our new events that we have scheduled.  We are adding a Princesses show on Saturday in which Cinderella, Snow Princess Elsa and Rapunzel will be there.  We are also adding a wine tasting event on Sunday.  MARK YOUR CALENDARS!




The Village of Mead is in need of a member of the Planning Commission.  If you are concerned about the community and are willing to learn zoning regulations, this is the opportunity for you.  You must reside within the corporate limits of Mead.  Terms are three-years, with this term ending May, 2017.

     Contact the Village Office, a member of the Board of Trustees or a member of the Planning Commission to express your interest.

 The Village of Mead is undertaking a Community Survey seeking CDBG funding for numerous projects.  The surveys will be mailed in the near future.  It is imperative that ALL residents of Mead complete and return the surveys in order to be considered for the grant funding.   As you know, infrastructure and community projects cost money; so any funding the community may receive through grant funding will help offset the cost.


Mead Community Group – March 2015


We’ve been reading the book, “Tag, You’re It!” but what is that supposed to mean?  From the book :  “The kind of “tag” I’m talking about isn’t just for little children and it doesn’t involve running away from anyone; it’s played by adults on behalf of young people, it’s both fun and rewarding.  (Once you become “it” you know what to do, right?  You connect with someone else.)  Consider yourself “tagged.”

So here are a few more suggestions to help us connect with young people in our live, and hope that they then connect with others in the same way:

            Learn and use names.  Are there young people we meet occasionally or regularly who would be surprised to hear us say, “Thank you, Carlos” or “Emily” at the café or grocery store?   All of us like the sound of our own names; it makes us feel a little bit special and valued.  How easy to pass that along.

            Help them to see the “long view”.  Rarely do young people see beyond their here and now and understand the consequences of seemingly trivial actions – a failed test, a missed appointment, etc.  Sometimes we can share our own “aha” moment when the future became a little clearer.

            Send a card.  Who doesn’t love to get mail!  You might read about someone’s accomplishment in a local newspaper or school news and decide to send a “Congratulations” or “Good Job” card.  There are “Thinking of You” cards that would brighten a life on any day, and of course graduation and birthdays are perfect for letting a young person know you care.

            Say what you value.  It doesn’t have to be “preachy,” but sharing those things that we value and shape our lives might leave a lasting impression on young people searching for answers.  The world provides so many options it must be hard for our youth to sort things out on their own.

            Agree to disagree.  If there is  understanding that we don’t have to always agree, then we can afford to share our thoughts and opinions openly, without being disagreeable.  This is important in any relationship, but with the young people in our lives it is critical to keeping lines of communication open.  And who knows, their opinions just might be better than our own.

            What great ideas, right?  Now to try to put them into practice – there’s the challenge.  


The next Mead Community Group meeting will be April 7, 7:00 PM at the Mead High School Commons.



312 S. Vine St., Box 46

Mead, NE  68041-0046Telephone 402-624-2495Fax 402-624-2024




Gary Guyle, Chairman

Shawn Havelka, Trustee

PJ Nicola, Trustee

Richard Wielage, Trustee

Rod Wimer, Trustee


June Moline, Clerk/Treasurer  402-624-2495

Nick Raver, Utility/Maint. Supt.  402-443-9688

Jerry Carlson, Police Chief  402-443-6846

Nick Raver, Fire Chief  402-443-9688