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Village of Mead



Volume 12, Issue 4

APRIL 2017




1:30 – 3: 00 pm

Mead Fire Station

     Dr. Dobesh from Green Acre Animal Clinic will be present to administer pet vaccinations.  Available will be vaccinations for rabies, distemper/parvo for dogs and rabies and distemper for cats.  Heartgaard and Frontline will also be available to purchase.  Bloods tests for heartworms can also be conducted.  Clerk Moline will be present to issue dog and cat licenses with proof of current rabies vaccination.    Cost to license your pet is $4.00 altered and $6.00 intact.  The clinic is NOT limited to Mead residents only. 

     If you can’t attend the clinic, please provide proof of current rabies vaccination at the Village Office to purchase your license.  All pets are to be licensed by May 1.



   A Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees was held March 14 at 6:00 p.m.  Present were Chairman Havelka; Trustees Felty, Guyle, Wielage and Wimer.  Also present were Clerk Moline, Utility/Maintenance Superintendent Raver and Library Director Laurie VanAckeren.  Guests were Candi Sanders and Craig Jones.

    A PUBLIC HEARING was called at 6:14 p.m. to review a recommendation from the Planning Commission to consider amendment to Municipal Code 11-306 and 11-404.  The hearing was adjourned at 6:17 p.m. 

   Action was taken to adopt Ordinance 688, amend Chapter 11, Zoning; Article 3, Districts; Section 11-306, Single Family Residential; and Article 4, Additional Regulations; Section 11-404, Rear Yard Depth.

   SPECIAL GUESTS:  Candi Sanders, NPAIT, addressed the board regarding cash management of interim funds for the water project.  Laurie VanAckerenpresented the 2016 Library Report.  Craig Jones, First National Capital Markets, presented options for cash management and funding of interim funds for the water project.

   REPORTS:  Utility/Maintenance Superintendent – Raver reported on the test well and pumping stations.  Discussion was held on invoice payments for the water project. Police—The monthly report was presented. Planning Commission – The minutes of the February 27 Regular Meeting and Public Hearing and Building Permit 17-01, Colby Properties to construct a house/garage were accepted. Library—Unofficial minutes from the February 15 meeting were reviewed.  The resignation of Adrienne Miller from the Library Board was noted.  Marty Hagemann was appointed to the Library Board. Clerk – Moline reported scheduled attendance of Clerk Academy, requested vacation in June, receipt of the deed for E. Seventh Street and purchase of a copier.

   Park improvements were discussed with request for bid from SECO to replace 8 GFCI receptacles at the park and plan to repair fixtures in the park restrooms.  Havelka and Felty will address erection of a fence to surround the recycling bins.  The board agreed not to provide ballfield preparation to the Cedar Bluffs Legion Baseball team, flyers will be posted seeking someone to prepare the ballfields and noted receipt of a letter from NDEQ stating answers to residents’ concerns with reissue of AltEn’s permit.  Consideration to vacate N. Third Street and alley between N. Second St. and N. Third St. will be held at a future board meeting.

   Action was taken to approve payment for 1/2 of the $1,271.09 claim to Kids Corner Day Care for replacement of the furnace; approved claim of $17,250.00 to AWS Well Co. for drilling of test hole; approved first reading of Ordinances 692, 693 and 694 to Waste Connections, Roadrunner Transportation and S2 Refuse and Recycling for garbage services; and accepted the $175.00 per roll-up bid from S2 Refuse and Recycling for Mead Clean Up Day.

   The meeting was adjourned at 8:04 p.m.



Thank you Adrienne Miller for serving on the Library Board.  Marty Hagemann has been appointed to the Mead Library Board.  Welcome!





Cleaning the Park Restrooms

Preparing the Baseball / Softball Fields


Stop by the Village Office for an application form.




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


A dumpster is also available on-site for disposal of metal and iron products.


Cost to dispose of items is $2.00 per load, payable to the Dumpmaster.  All items will be checked.  Dump use is for Mead Residents ONLY!


Village of Mead

Storm Warming Procedures


     In case of severe weather, the fire siren will be sounded and go up and down a few times.  This is only to alert members of the Fire Department to be on the watch.  It is also a good idea to keep tuned to a local 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 W Fifth Street.  A fireman will have the doors open if we are in a storm warning.


Congratulations to the Mead Raiders Boys Basketball Team on finishing runner-up in the Class D-2 State Basketball Tournament.



Sunday, April 23, 8am – 2pm

Mead Fire Hall


Pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, juice and coffee

$6.00, $3.00 age 8 and under


The Mead Ball Association will also be hosting a used baseball/softball clothing and equipment sale.  If you have anything that your child has outgrown and would like to donate it to the Mead Ball Association, please bring it to the pancake feed.  The Mead Ball Association will then sell these items for a small fee with proceeds going to the Mead Ball Association.



Saturday, May 6

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 or meadclerk1@hotmail. com NO LATER THAN FRIDAY, APRIL 28.


Community Action Partnership

Emergency Services Available in Lancaster and Saunders County


Community Action’s Emergency Services Program provides emergency financial assistance with past-due rent and utility bills, as well as security deposit assistance.


Call Community Action today for assistance:  531-289-8364


Additional Programming:  Head Start, Financial Education, Matched Savings, Weatherization, Tax Preparation and Filing Services, Health Insurance Enrollment, Tenant Support Services



SATURDAY, MAY 27, 2017



Example of Permitted Items:  tires (disposal fee required), appliances, bicycles, batteries, beds, dressers, grills.  Exampled of Items not Permitted:  wood, grass clippings, construction refuse, tree limbs, garbage.


This event is for MEAD RESIDENTS ONLY!




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

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

  9:00a.m. – Sunday School for all ages

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


PANERA BREAD – FREE TO THE PUBLIC, Saturday following the second Friday of the month from  10 until 11 am. – APRIL 15



April   6   7:00 pm – Maundy Thursday

April 16   9:00 – 10:15 am – Breakfast served by Youth

              10:00 am – East Egg Hunt

              10:30 am – Easter Worship


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

10:00a.m. – Sunday Encounter Service


6:00p.m. – We’d like to treat you to a FREE meal!

7:00p.m. – Adult Groups, Jr & Sr High Youth Group

7:15p.m. – Kids in Action (elementary age children)


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




At Road to Resurrection you’ll step back in time and follow Jesus’ footsteps through the week leading up to his death and resurrection.   Along the path you’ll encounter people who’ve met Jesus and become part of an incredible experience.


Wednesday, April 12th, 6:30 PM

Mead Covenant Church

1540 Co Rd 10, Mead, NE



Road to Resurrection begins at 15-minute intervals during our event.  Please call the church to choose a time that is available for your family or group so you can join in this adventure!



Village Board:  Tuesday, April 11, 6:00 pm

Planning Comm.:  Monday, April 24, 7:30 pm

Library Board:  Wednesday, April 19, 5:30 pm

Fire & Rescue:  Monday, April 10, 7:30 pm


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




 Library Hours:  Tuesday 10am-1pm and 4pm-7pm, Wednesday 4pm-7pm, Thursday 9am-6pm, Friday 9am-1pm NOTE:The Library will be closed Saturday, April 15.


Monthly Schedule

Coffee Hour is scheduled every Tuesday at 10am & Story Time for young children is offered every Thursdayat 4pm.

TheLunch Bunch Book Club will gather from 1130am-1230pm on Friday, April 21.

The Mead Public Library Board will meet Wednesday, April 19, at 530pmin the library.


Special Events

Saturday, April 1- A Saturday Morning Movie (rated PG) will be shown at 10am. Popcorn will be provided, and attendees should bring their own covered drinks.

Tuesday, April 4-The Mead Friends of the Library Foundation will meet from 6-7 pm.

Saturday, April 8Bingo for Bookswill begin at 10:30am. All ages are welcome. Each winner receives a gently used book. 

Tuesday, April 11-A Family Board Game Night will be hosted from 5:30p-7pm.  All ages welcome!

Thursday, April 20Mead Public Library Teen Advisory Board (TAB) will meet at 445 pm.


June Summer Reading Program

Parents of young children and community volunteers are needed for Summer Reading Program events throughout the month of June. If you can help serve Mead’s children and support the program, please contact library staff at or 402.624.6605. 

The state-wide theme for the 2017 Summer Reading Program is “Build a Better World.” Events planned at the Library include:

May 26:    The Kick Off Party begins at 10am!  Special Guests: Raptorsfrom Fontenelle Forest!

June 6-9:  Summer Reading Camp 10am-11am each day!  Different presenter daily, including Madeleine Rheinheimer, teen author of the children’s book UNDEFINED,on June 7. 

July 6:      Coding Workshop for children entering grade 4th through 9th, 10am-1pm.  Mark your calendar now as space will be limited.

Aug. 11:    End of Summer Reading Party4pm-6pm  Party with the Parrots from NE Parrot Rescue!


Homebound Library Delivery Service

If you know a community member who is temporarily or permanently housebound, Mead Public Library can assist by delivering books. There is no charge for this service. To make arrangements for homebound delivery, call Mead Public Library at 402.624.6605 or email



To Help Defray Medical Expenses


Sunday, April 2, 2017

5:00 P.M.

Mead Fire Hall




Food, Auction and Raffle – There will be many Silent Auction Items!


A few months ago Gary wasn’t feeling well and went to the doctor to find out that he had a brain tumor.  Gary has had two brain surgeries to remove the tumor.  At this time Gary is doing well but has a long road to recovery.  Please come and help us support Gary!