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Village of Mead
Mead Messenger
Volume 8, Issue 8

A Special Meeting of the Board of Trustees was held July 28 at 6:00 p.m. at the Village Office. Present were Chair A. Raver, Trustees Mayfield, Miller and Wielage. Absent was Halbmaier. Also present was Clerk Moline. Guests present were Julie Ogden and Jake Vasa.
Ogden and Vasa, with JEO Consulting Group, presented findings of the Street Study. Streets were evaluated and street improvements prioritized to present to the public at a future public meeting. It was recommended that streets be smoked prior to completion of the Wastewater Study and dump hours discussed.
The meeting adjourned at 7:58 p.m.
A Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees was held July 12 at 6:03 p.m. at the Village Office. Present were Chair A. Raver, Trustees Mayfield and Wielage. Absent were Halbmaier and Miller. Also present were Clerk Moline, Maintenance/Utility Supt. N. Raver, Police Chief Carlson and Dumpmaster Ruhe. Also present were Vicky Charles and Dick Swanson.
Charles asked if there was something that could be done to contain the dust along First St. Swanson sought advice for yard / sidewalk maintenance completion following repair of a waterline leak. Ruhe asked that Saturday dump hours remain as they are currently set.
SUPT. REPORT: N. Raver reported upcoming budget requests, drainange concern along Elm Street and wastewater plant maintenance.
POLICE REPORT: Carlson reported tree removal concern at a residence.
CLERK REPORT: Moline reported upcoming Mayor/Council Forum and utility accounts.
Action was taken to continue current dump hours and hire a temporary, part-time person to assist N. Raver with his duties until he obtains results on his shoulder injury. Discussion was held on delinquent utility account, drainage concerns from Frontier Co-op, request from youth for community service, 2010 Census Report and financial support possibly available for water upgrades.
The meeting adjourned at 8:00 p.m.
All swimming pools with a depth greater than 18” and spas and hot tubs are required to be surrounded by a fence with a minimum height of 4’ and a maximum of 6’, and secured with a locked gate. There shall be no opening in the fence greater than 4” in diameter. Hot tubs and spas are not required to have fencing if they have locking tops that are kept locked at all times when not in use. Village personnel have had to address the code several times this summer.

A resident inquired in June regarding someone peddling products within the Village of Mead. The peddler was issued a Peddler Permit for one day. Apparently, he was still peddling his product two days later. PLEASE CHECK prior to acknowledging the product sold that the permit to the peddler is current for that particular time period. The permit should have a “live signature” and Village of Mead raised stamp.
If you note that the permit is not legal or for that time period, please contact Police Chief Carlson at (402) 624-2056 and he will address the situation with the peddler. There is no need for you to confront him/her. Chief Carlson will handle the situation for the village.

Thoughts to Ponder:
I wondered why the baseball was getting bigger. Then it hit me.
Police were called to a Day Care where a three-year-old was resisting a rest.
The roundest knight at King Arthur’s roundtable was Sir Cumference.
To write with a broken pencil is pointless.
When fish are in schools they sometimes take debate.
A thief who stole a calendar got 12 months.
A thief fell and broke his leg in wet cement. He became a hardened criminal.
Thieves who steal corn from a garden could be charged with stalking.
We’ll never run out of math teachers because they always multiply.
When the smog lifts in Los Angeles, U.C.L.A.
The math professor went crazy with the blackboard. He did a number on it.
The professor discovered that her theory of earthquakes was on shaky ground.
The dead batteries were given out free of charge.
A dentist and a manicurist fought tooth and nail.
A bicycle can’t stand alone; it is two-tired.
A chicken crossing the road: poultry in motion.

Church Services

9:00 am Coffee & visiting
10:00 am Worship service (grade school age children dismissed for Kids Alive @ 10:30, nursery available during service)

PRIMETIMER’S – August 11, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

ST. JAMES CATHOLIC 213 E. Eighth St.
5:30 pm Saturday Mass
9:00 am Sunday Mass
Weekly Schedule
7:00 am Daily Mass – Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
5:30 pm Daily Mass – Tuesday
8:00 am Daily Mass – Saturday

8:30 am – first Sunday of the month (spoken)
10:30 am – all other Sundays

PANERA BREAD – August 13, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Mead Public School begins Thursday, August 18. Please use extra caution for the children and increased vehicle traffic in 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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Ailene Raver, Chairperson
Jim Halbmaier, Trustee
Steve Mayfield, Trustee
Adam Miller, Trustee
Richard Wielage, Trustee

June Moline, Clerk/Treas. 624-2495
Nick Raver, Ut/Mnt. Supt. 443-9688
Jerry Carlson, Police Chief 624-2056
Vera Kuhr, Librarian 624-6605
Mike Coyle, Fire Chief 443-7164


Village Board: Tuesday, August 9, 6:00 p.m.
Planning Commission: August 22, 7:30 p.m.
Library Board: Wednesday, August 10, 7:00 p.m.
Fire & Rescue: Monday, August 8, 7:30 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.

Are you willing to serve?
The village is in need of an Alternate to serve on the Mead Planning Commission. If you live within the boundaries of Mead and are interested in zoning laws and willing to serve a three-year term, please consider this opportunity.
Please contact the Village Office, a member of the Board of Trustees or a member of the Planning Commission if you are interested.

Mead Community Group Healthy Family Tip of the Month

Start Talking to your Teens about Alcohol

MADD, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, is sponsoring a new program called Power of Parents, It’s Your Influence. The program is based on twenty years of research conducted by Dr. Robert Turrisi of Pennsylvania State University and promotes the positive aspects of good communication and raising healthy children. By talking to their kids, parents have a great opportunity to protect them from some of the dangers associated with high risk behaviors, i.e. underage drinking.

You can request a free parent handbook and get more information at

Here are a few tips for getting communication started with your teen:

*Communicate before a problem arises.
*Show you care.
*Give and expect respect – it’s a two way street, get your message across but be willing to listen as well.
*Don’t be afraid – sometimes parents are hesitant because they used alcohol underage. Be honest, but reinforce that we know a lot more now about the dangers of using alcohol on the immature brain.
*There’s no “right time” – start around fourth grade and the conversations can happen anywhere.

The Mead Community Group will be sponsoring a special training forum on The Power of Parents. Watch for more information this fall!

Thank you to all who participated in our Movie night at Mead Days. We hope to offer it again next year!

Notices will be distributed in the near future regarding smoke testing of sewer lines by village personnel. Included in the notice will be the process and date when the tests will be performed. This will be part of the Wastewater Study we are currently completing.

Results to Be Made Public
Public meetings are planned for the near future to present findings of the Water Study, Street Study and Wastewater Study. Priorities will be set and funding of projects pursued. Application has been made at this time for funding for a water project.

Please check for notices of the upcoming meetings.