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Volume 13, Issue 4

APRIL 2018



     A regular meeting of the Village of Mead Board of Trustees was held March 13 at 6:00 p.m. at the Village Office.  Present were Chairman Havelka; Trustees Felty, Guyle, Wielage and Wimer.  Also present were Clerk Moline and Police Chief Carlson.  Guests were Jody Weible, Tyler Bukaske, Terral Brabec and Josh Girmus.

     A Board of Adjustment meeting/hearing were entered at 6:06 p.m.  Resolution 18-03, was adopted to  permit a variance to Tyler Bukaske due to future construction of a duplex not meeting front and rear setbacks and lot size.  The meeting adjourned at 6:18 p.m. to a public hearing.

     The public hearing was called at 6:18 p.m.  Ordinance No. 707, Replat Lots 1 and 3 in Mead Public Schools Subdivision No 2 to Scott Selko was adopted.  The hearing was adjourned at 6:23 p.m.

     A public hearing was entered at 6:23 p.m. to amend and add regulations to the zoning regulations.  The hearing adjourned to regular session at 6:29 p.m.

     REPORTS:  POLICE – The monthly police report was reviewed.  PLANNING COMMISSION– The minutes of the February 26 Regular Meeting and Public Hearings and Building Permit 18-01, Lyle and Keshia Havelka to construct a house/attached garage and fence were accepted.  The board approved Building Permit to Josh Girmus to erect a chain-link fence.  LIBRARY – The minutes of the February 19 Library Board Meeting were approved.  CLERK– Moline reported cost to purchase meter read add-on’s, annual letter to residents and vacation request.

     Action was taken to adopt Ordinance No. 700, Amend Chapter 11 Zoning Regulations; Ordinance No. 703, Municipal Water Department; Minimum Rates; second reading of Ordinance No. 704, No. 705 and No. 706, Non-exclusive franchise to collect and dispose of garbage to Waste Connections, Roadrunner Transportation and S2 Recycling and Refuse; introduce, waive three readings and adopt Ordinance No. 708, Mandatory Hook-up to village water; and adopt Resolution 18-04, Lien on property located at 243 N. Elm St.  Discussion was held on occupation tax on cell towers, dump hours, bailing hay, ballfield preparation and notice received that Kids Corner Day Care will not be renewing the lease of the depot.  Clean Up Day is scheduled for May 26.

     The meeting adjourned at 7:32 p.m.





Saturday, April 7, 2018

Mead Community Building

1:30 – 3:00 p.m.


Dr. Dobesh of 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 current rabies vaccination.   Cost to license your pet is $4.00 altered, $6.00 intact.  All dogs and cats within the village limits are required to be licensed by MAY 1.


Vaccinations available are:  DOGS – rabies, distemper, parvo and kennel cough.  CATS – rabies and distemper.   Blood tests for heartworm can also be completed on-site.  Products available to purchase are Heartgard and Frontline. 



 Library Hours

Tuesday       10am-1pm and 4pm-7pm        Friday   9am-1pm

Wednesday   5pm-8pm                                            Saturday   9am-12noon

              Thursday          9am-6pm                                         Closed:  Sunday and Monday


Monthly Schedule

Coffee Houris scheduled every Tuesday at 10am.  Join us for coffee and conversations.

Story Time for young children is offered every Tuesday at 4pm.  We read a book or two, make a craft, and receive a take home snack.  Join us!

The Mead Public Library Board of Trustees will meet Monday, April 16, at 530pmin the Library. 

TheLunch Bunch Book Club will gather Friday, April 20, from1130am-1230pm.

Special Events

Saturday, April 7 – Downtown Abbey Trivia Contest!  Join us from 1030a-1130a for a great time showing everyone that YOU are the Lord of Downtown Trivia!  Lots of prizes to be won!

Wednesday, April 11 – Friends of the Library Foundation Meeting at 630p.  Anyone interested in supporting the work of the library is welcome to attend.

Thursday, April 12 – Ready, Set, Grow!  Help plant seeds for the library’s summer garden from 4p-530p.

Thursday, April 28 – Terrarium Time!  Stop by anytime between 2p-5p to make a terrarium you can take home.  Please RSVP by April 24, to ensure we have enough supplies for everyone. 

Summer Reading Program

Mark your calendars now!  The Reading Campfor children entering Kindergarten through Grade 6 is scheduled for Tuesday, May 29, through Friday June 1, from 10a-11a each day. We will have special guests, fun programs and lots of prizes!  New this year is an Adult Summer Reading Challenge and Tween/Teen Book Club!  Check our Face Book page for more details to come!

New Books, Just In!

Keep Quiet by Lisa Scottoline, The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah, All-American Murder by James Patterson, Sulfer Springs by William Kent Krueger, The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn, and The Owl Diary Series by Rebecca Elliott….plus many more!



    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.  Many residents can receive updates via their cell phones from local television or radio stations.

   If a funnel is actually spotted, the firemen will sound 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.


Dump Hours Change April 1

   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 and Saturday 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 to dispose of metal and iron products.

   The dump is to be used by MEAD residents only.



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

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

  9:15a.m. – Sunday School for all ages

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


PANERA BREAD AVAILABLE FREE TO THE PUBLIC – APRIL 14, 10-11 a.m. (the Saturday following the second Friday of the month).


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


All-Terrain Vehicles—Utility-type Vehicles and Golf Car Vehicles are required to be licensed within the Village of Mead.  Contact the village office to obtain or renew your permit by APRIL 1.  The permits are good for 1 year.





8:00 am – 2:00 pm


Maps will be available at local businesses.


If you wish to be placed on the Garage Sale Map please contact the Village Office at 402-624-2495 or NO LATER THAN MONDAY, APRIL 30.  


 Mead Clean-Up Day is scheduled for Saturday, May 26 from 9 am until 12 noon at the front of the village office, 312 S. Vine Street.

Examples of permitted items:  tire (disposal fee  will be charged), appliances, bicycles, batteries, beds, dressers, grills, lawn mowers.  Example of items not permitted:  wood, grass clippings, construction refuse, tree limbs, empty bottles, paper, garbage.

This event is for MEAD RESIDENTS ONLY!



312 S. Vine St., P.O. Box 46

Mead, NE  68041

Phone:  402-624-2495

Fax:  402-624-2024



Shawn Havelka, Chairman

Gary Guyle, Trustee

Jason Felty, 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

Laurie VanAckeren, Library Director 402-624-6605

Lori Moseman, Ass’t Library Director

Joel Konecky, Fire Chief 402-443-9659



Village Board:  Tuesday, April 10, 6:00 pm

Planning Commission:  Monday, April 23, 7:30 pm

Library Board:  Monday, April 16, 5:30 pm

Fire & Rescue:  Monday, April 9, 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.


Mead Ball Association Pancake Feed

April 22, 2018

7:30am – 11:30am


Mead Fire Hall

Pancakes, eggs, sausage, juice and coffee – $6

($3 for 8 and under)


Made to order Fresh Orange Julius for $1


Your support helps park and field improvements and all Mead youth sports!


Reminder:  April 29th Community Park Clean Up  1pm – 3pm


Congratulations to the Mead Raiders Boys Basketball Team on qualifying for the 2018 Boys State Basketball Tournament.