VILLAGE OF MEAD
Volume 5, Issue 8
VILLAGE OF MEAD BOARD OF TRUSTEES
A regular meeting of the Board of Trustees was held July 14 at 6:00 p.m. Present were Chairman Howell, Trustees Feldhaus, Halbmaier, Raver and Swanson. Also present were Clerk Moline and Police Chief Carlson. Guests were Mike Coyle, John Trouba and Karen La Croix.
The board entered executive session at 6:12 p.m. to discuss a personnel issue. The board returned to regular session at 6:30 p.m.
Mr. Trouba reported on the Community Surveys for SENDD. La Croix addressed LB307, inquiring why golf carts may be allowed and not all motorized vehicles which include ATV’s.
Action was taken to approve transfer of General and Water Funds to CD’s, shelter license to temporarily house dogs found running at large, heard second reading of Ord. 590 Off-Road Vehicles, rescind motion made last month to purchase $100,000.00 10-year term life insurance policy for Walling, and approved purchase of $50,000.00 10-year term life insurance policy for Walling. A Mead School Championship Team sign was approved for $400.00 with Mead Schools to contribute $150.00 toward the $400.00. Waiving of three readings and adopting of Ord. 590 C & L Water / Sewer Rates took place. Crystal Hass was hired as custodian at $8.50 per hour.
The meeting was adjourned at 7:45 p.m.
COMMUNITY SURVEYS ARE DUE . . .
Thank you to all who have taken the time to complete their Community Survey. It is imperative that all residents complete their survey in a timely fashion as the village is seeking grant funding for various projects if we should qualify. All income questions should be completed honestly as this is the measure by how we would qualify for grant funding. This is your town and any funding available should be applied for to improve our town.
If you have not completed your survey, please contact June at the Village Office, 312S. Vine St. or (402) 624-2495, and you will be provided a new survey. When your survey is completed you may either mail (Box 42, Mead, NE 68041), deposit in the drop box located outside the village office door, or drop off at the village office.
*Set of Acura keys
Both items were found this summer at the Mead Park. Please claim at the Village Office.
NEW HIRE –
Crystal Hass has been hired as the village custodian with a planned start date of August 17.
WATER HYDRANTS WILL BE FLUSHED WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 12 FROM 9:00 AM – 12:00 NOON. PLEASE PLAN ACCORDINGLY.
3RD ANNUAL WALK FOR PAWS AND A CAUSE
1 MILE WALK, 2 MILE WALK OR 5 MILE FUN-RUN
Smith Park, 125 East 5th St, Wahoo
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Check in starts at 12:00 pm, Race starts at 1:00 pm
Come join us for fun, and to walk or run … and bring your pooch!
Sponsored by Saunders County Lost Pets—Pet Rescue
For more information or to register online go to:
The Rescue is always in need of towels, supplies & bedding.
ALMA LUTHERAN 219 W. Fifth
9:00 am Summer Worship followed by cookies on the lawn
MEAD COVENANT 1540 Co Rd 10
9:00 am Worship
10:15 am Life Groups
ST. JAMES CATHOLIC 213 E. Eighth
5:30 pm Saturday Mass
9:30 am Sunday Mass
(Daily mass, generally 7:00 am)
COMMUNITY FOOD BANK –
The Mead Community Food Pantry is in need of boxed items such as Mac ‘n Cheese, Hamburger Helper, canned meat and fruit, toilet paper, dish soap, laundry detergent, tooth brushes, peanut butter and jelly. Donations may be made at Alma Lutheran Church.
If you are in need of paper or food products please contact Pastor Alena at Alma, 624-3015 or Jill Dahl, 624-5010. The Food Pantry is a community-wide project to assist those in need.
A note from the Ball Association ….
We would like to thank all the coaches, umpires, concession stand workers, field maintenance and volunteers who helped with the softball and baseball teams this summer. It is nice to be able to support so many teams in Mead. Without you, this would not be possible. If you still have your uniform or any ball association equipment, please make sure it is returned to your coach. Thanks.
Update Equipment Rental Policy
The Rental Agreement for village equipment has been amended. Prior to approval of a rental you must provide a $50.00 payment (per day rate), signed Rental Agreement and your certificate of liability insurance coverage. The equipment will be rented to residents within the jurisdiction of the village and will not be released until all requirements are met.
Please remember that all water / sewer payments are due on the 15th. The latest that payment may be made without a $10.00 late charge is 9:00 a.m. on the 16th. You may deliver the payment to the office, place in drop box by the office front door, deliver to Bank of Mead or mail to Box 46, Mead, NE 68041. If you have an account at the Bank of Mead, sign up at the Village office for automatic withdrawal of your payment on the 15th.
Village Board: Tuesday, Aug. 11, 6:00 p.m.
Planning Commission: Monday, Aug. 24, 7:30 p.m.
Library Board: Saturday, Aug. 1, 9:00 a.m.
Fire & Rescue: Monday, Aug. 10, 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.
MEAD COMMUNITY GROUP
Mead Community Group Healthy Family Tip of the Month
Have a teen new to driving in your household? Check out the following guidelines to keep them and others on the road as safe as possible:
Encourage them to follow the rules (obey the posted speed limits, wear a safety belt, etc. – car crashes are the leading cause of death among 15 – 20 year olds).
Be a good role model (as with everything, the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree).
Practice helps (as difficult as it may be, provide supervised driving sessions with your teens to enhance learning and reinforce proper driving skills).
Be aware of the dangers of passengers at night (chances of teen crashes increase with each additional passenger and most night-time accidents occur between 9:00 pm and midnight).
Teens still need plenty of sleep (shortage of shut-eye affects eye-hand coordination, vision, reaction time and judgment).
Put the cell phones away (talking and texting doesn’t go with driving, it’s actually against the law in Nebraska).
Data taken from AAA Washington DC 10/15/07
COME FIND US AT THE HAMBURGER FRY ON AUGUST 20TH. HELP IMPLEMENT THE $6,666 RECEIVED IN FEDERAL BLOCK GRANT FUNDING FOR THE NEXT FISCAL YEAR.
Are your trees drooping?
Please be aware that the homeowner is responsible for maintaining overhanging tree branches . There must be an 8’ clearance from the branch to the surface of the sidewalk / street. Village Code 8-107.
Thank you to Moriah Nygren for volunteering to weed the island at the north entrance into Mead this summer. Thank you Stephanie Harriman for serving as a volunteer maintenance assistant this summer through a state summer work program. We couldn’t have done it without you!
PLANNING COMMISSION REORGANIZES
The Mead Planning Commission reorganized at their June 22 Regular Meeting. Elected Chairperson was Steve Mayfield; Vice Chair, Jody Wieble; and Recorder, Melissa Konecky. Additional members on the commission are Dennis Berry, Lowell Divoll, Connie Schliffke, Bill Thorson, and Alternate, Richard Wielage.
VILLAGE OF MEAD
312 S. Vine St., P.O. Box 46
Mead, NE 68041-0046
Phone: (402) 624-2495
Fax: (402) 624-2024
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Brad Howell, Chairperson
Bobbie Feldhaus, Trustee
Jim Halbmaier, Trustee
Ailene Raver, 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