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Mead Messenger
Volume 7, Issue 8 AUGUST 2010

Mead Board of Trustees
A Special Meeting of the Board of Trustees was held July 6 at 5:00 pm at the Village Office. Present were Chairperson Raver, Trustees Feldhaus, Halbmaier, Mayfield & Swanson. Also present were Clerk Moline & Police Chief Carlson.
Raver stated the purpose of the meeting was to address a personnel concern. Executive session was called at 5:01 p.m. The board returned to regular session at 6:11 p.m. Action was taken to accept the resignation of Utilities/Maintenance Supt. Walling, effective 7/7.
The meeting was adjourned at 6:13 p.m.

A regular meeting of the Board of Trustees was held July 13 at 6:00 pm at the Village Office. Present were Chairperson Raver, Trustees Feldhaus, Halbmaier, Mayfield & Swanson. Also present were Clerk Moline & Police Chief Carlson. Guests present were Mary Mayfield, Pat Fiala, Steve Kadavy, Mike Coyle, Shane Mapes, Andrea Elworth, Karen Robertson, Denise Patocka, Jenny Carritt, Gordon Richards, Levi Durnal, John Haag & Terral Brabec.
The board exited to public hearings from 6:05 p.m.– 6:16 p.m.
SCHEDULED GUESTS: Denise Patocka requested mudjacking & regular maintenance of the tennis court. Bobbie Feldhaus reported basement damage following recent heavy rainfall & sought a resolution to the problem.
UNSCHEDULED GUESTS: Shane Mapes asked that a beer garden be located at Fly’N Pig Pub. Gordon Richards requested maintenance of potholes along Elm Street by the elementary school, inquired as to why the streets are not striped in the business district along Vine St. south of Fourth St. & condition his yard was left in following replacement of a fire hydrant. John Haag inquired as to duties as the Backup Wastewater Operator. Levi Durnal inquired as to a pvc pipe projecting from his front property. He was authorized to cut & cap the pipe.
UTILITY / MAINTENANCE REPORT: Action was taken to authorize AWS to remove & remount a pump at the wastewater plant & purchase of a pump for the plant. Concerns regarding Mead Days were presented. Mayfield will investigate the cost of a new scale for the wellhouse.
POLICE REPORT: The monthly report & Mead Days were reported. Carlson addressed recent damage to picnic tables at the park.
CLERK REPORT: Moline reported water meters requiring maintenance & roofs leaking.
LIBRARY REPORT: The 6/3 meeting minutes were presented.
PLANNING COMMISSION REPORT: The 6/28 Regular Meeting & 6/28 Public Hearing minutes & Building Permits issued were presented.
OLD BUSINESS: Action taken was second reading of Ord. 601, Fire Pits, guidelines regarding placement of stop signs at intersections along thoroughfares & fire siren grant were reported & authorized the purchase of a dog kennel at a maximum cost of $250.00, following opinion of attorney & insurance carrier regarding liability of the village.
NEW BUSINESS: Action taken was to approve a street study using CDBG funding; fire alarm inspection agreement with Barone for the depot; placement of rock by the tennis court & mudjacking the tennis court by Complete Mudjacking pending agreement by Mead Public Schools to share the cost of the projects 50-50; set temporary security officer’s wage during Mead Days at $10.00 hr; approved Eyman Plumbing to clean a storm sewer at a cost of $225.00 hr with a minimum of four hrs; & set the following wages: Wastewater / Water Operator $15.00 hr plus mileage, Back Up Wastewater Operator $50.00 month plus $14.22 hr if services are required, Temporary Maintenance $8.00 hr & Temporary Plant Maintenance $14.22 hr. Reimbursement of meal expenses accrued by Keith Walling during April wastewater training were approved with payment following guidelines set by the State of Nebraska; approved Res. 10-07 to amend the Employee Handbook, Job Description for the Utilities / Street / Maintenance Superintendent & approved a $25.00 hr wage increase to the custodian.
Discussion was held on spraying for mosquitoes & setting dates for special meetings.
The meeting was adjourned at 9:13 p.m.

A public hearing was held July 13 at 6:05 p.m. Action was taken to waive three readings & adopt Ord. 602 to amend Article 3, Section 11-301 B of the Light Industrial Zoning District & Section 11-312 B of the Heavy Industrial Zoning District to allow Permitted Conditional Uses.
The hearing adjourned at 6:10 p.m.

A public hearing was held July 13 at 6:10 p.m. Three readings were waived & Ord. 603, Permitted Conditional Use Permit to Frontier Co-op to place one propane tank in the Light Industrial District & Ord. 604, Permitted Conditional Use Permit to Frontier Co-op to place two 30,000 gallon anhydrous tanks in the Heavy Industrial District were adopted.
The hearing adjourned at 6:16 p.m.

Work has begun on the Water Study that is being financed with CDBG funds. The application for a Street Study using CDBG funds has also been submitted. We’ll keep the public informed as to how these studies are progressing.


Village Board: Tuesday, August 10, 6:00 p.m.
Planning Commission: Monday, August 23, 7:30 p.m.
Library Board: Wednesday, August 4, 7:00 p.m.
Fire & Rescue: Monday, August 9, 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.


312 S. Vine St., P.O. Box 46
Mead, NE 68041-0046
Phone: (402) 624-2495
Fax: (402) 624-2024
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Ailene Raver, Chairperson
Bobbie Feldhaus, Trustee
Jim Halbmaier, Trustee
Steve Mayfield, Trustee
Dick Swanson, Trustee

June Moline, Clerk/Treas. 624-2495
Jerry Carlson, Police Chief 624-2056
Vera Kuhr, Librarian 624-6605
Mike Coyle, Fire Chief 443-7164

The Mead Planning Commission will hold public hearings on August 2 at 7:00 p.m. to address requests from Mapeworth LLC to seek amendment to the zoning ordinance in the Neighborhood Business District to add Beer Garden as a Permitted Conditional Use and request a beer garden as a Permitted Conditional Use. The Board of Trustees will address the same requests at a Public Hearing on August 10 at 6:45 p.m. A Budget Workshop of the Board of Trustees will be held August 10 at 6:05 p.m.

Annual Publication of Cross Connection Questions & Answers

What is meant by “Degree of Hazard”?
The degree of hazard is a commonly used phrase utilized in cross connection programs and is simply a determination on whether the substance in the non-potable system is toxic (health hazard) or non-toxic (non-health hazard).

What is the difference between a toxic and a non-toxic substance?
Toxic substance is any liquid, solid or gas, which when introduced into the water supply creates, or may create, a danger to health and well being of the consumer. An example is treated boiled water. A non-toxic substance is any substance that may create a non-health hazard, is a nuisance or is aesthetically objectionable. For example, food stuff, such as sugar, soda pop, etc. Therefore, you must select the proper device according to the type of connection and degree of hazard. There are five basic products that can be used to correct cross connection.

Thank you to Keith Walling for serving as Mead’s
Utility / Maintenance Superintendent for the last 1 1/2 years.


The Mead Rescue Squad is looking for active EMT’s to serve on the squad. There will be an informational class at the Mead Fire Hall on Monday, August 16th at 7:00 p.m. Contact Dallas Vogt (Rescue Captain) at (402) 443-9123 for additional information.

10:00 am-11:30 am Sunday Worship
7:00 pm Wednesday—Jr/Sr High Youth Group

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.)

9:00 am Sunday Worship, followed by coffee and cookies on the lawn

will be available at Alma Lutheran Church on Saturday, August 14 from 10 am – 11 am. All are welcome!

PRIMETIMERS meet from 10:00 am – noon the second Thursday of the month at the Mead Covenant Church for potluck and fellowship. The next event is scheduled for August 12th.

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 median at the north entrance into Mead this summer. This is the second year Moriah has volunteered her services on this project as part of her FFA project.

Thank you for a JOB WELL DONE!