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Village of Mead


Volume 9, Issue 8

The Village of Mead Board of Trustees met July 10 at the Village Office. Chairman Mayfield called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m. Answering roll call were Chairman Mayfield; Trustees Raver and Wielage. Absent were Halbmaier and Miller. Also present were Clerk Moline, Utilities/Maintenance Supt. N. Raver and Police Chief Carlson. Guests present were Barney Whatley, Dave Henke and Terry Meier.

SCHEDULED GUESTS: Barney Whatley, NE Rural Water, discussed the process to complete a community survey for best possible sources to fund water / sewer projects.

Miller entered the meeting at 6:02 p.m.

UTILITY/MAINTENANCE REPORT: N. Raver reported a “Notice of Violation” at the wastewater plant and repairs to the comminutor. Discussion was held on bobcat lease and woodpile on residential property. The board identified a wastewater facility as the #1 priority for future projects.

Miller exited the meeting at 6:48 p.m.

POLICE REPORT: Carlson presented the monthly police report. Discussion was held on pot-bellied pig and nuisances.

CLERK REPORT: Moline presented proposed additions to the Employee Handbook and provided information on local sales tax as requested by the board. Sale of sixty-six pet licenses was noted.

PLANNING COMMISSION REPORT: The minutes of the June 25 Regular Meeting were reviewed. Action was taken to approve Building Permit 12-14 to Doug Konecky to construct a geo-thermal well.

LIBRARY REPORT: No report submitted.

Action was taken to adopt on third reading Ord. 627, 2-202 Planning Commission Special Meeting Rate and approved second reading of Ord. 628, 9-302 Building Moving; Deposit. Receipt of $100.00 toward the 2012 Easter Egg Hunt from Saunders Co. Lodging Tax was noted. Discussion was held on the dump, utility complaint addressed, receipt of thank-you from Mead Ball Assoc., and “Heroes Among Us” project.

The meeting was adjourned at 7:50 p.m.


The Village of Mead will be conducting a Community Survey in the near future. Surveys will be delivered door-to-door for your completion. Upon completion, please mail in the self-addressed, stamped envelope to the unbiased source completing the survey. It is imperative that all households complete and promptly return the surveys. The purpose of the survey is to seek the best funding possible for village infrastructure projects.

Several Projects Happening in Mead
Frontier Co-op is erecting a fourth grain bin to allow for additional grain storage. The concrete grain bins have also recently been painted.

Mead Rural Fire District #8 is renovating the Community Building / Fire Station. They are also adding additional bays during the renovation.

Mead Community Group Healthy Family Tip of the Month

Be a Big Kid! The Importance of Cutting Loose

“Just play. Have fun. Enjoy the game.” – Michael Jordan

Michael Jordan is a famous basketball player, but his advice applies to all of life. Research shows that it’s good for your overall well-being and your relationships to be silly, funny and not-so-serious all of the time. Try “playful parenting”, join in your child’s world of play, focusing on connection, giggling, and letting your child take the lead. “Playful” is really a state of mind. Here are a few ideas to get you started:

*Have an impromptu dance party
*Make goofy shapes out of sandwiches or pancakes
*Throw a “Tuesday Party” or other random celebration
*If you have a particularly moody child, be ready to seize the moment when they are feeling a bit more lighthearted.

Everyday Parenting Ideas,

PRIMETIMERS meet from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm the second Thursday of the month at the Mead Covenant Church for potluck and fellowship. The next event is scheduled for August 9th. All Seniors Welcome!

PANERA BREAD will be available at Alma Lutheran Church on Saturday, August 11 from 10 am – 11 am in the church basement. All are welcome!

Please be aware that the homeowner is responsible for maintaining overhanging tree branches . There must be a 14 foot clearance from the branch to the surface of the sidewalk / street. Village Code 8-107.

Payment for water /sewer use may be made by 1) Deliver to the village office; 2) Mailing to Box 46, Mead, NE 68041-0046; 3) Deliver to the Bank of Mead; 4) Deliver at the drop box located by the front door of the village office; or 5) if you have an account with the Bank of Mead, come to the village office and sign an authorization form for automatic withdrawal from your account on the 15th of the month. Automatic withdrawal is worry-free, but you must have an account at the Bank of Mead for this option. The village office must have the authorization form signed prior to automatic withdrawal.


All building projects must be approved by the Village of Mead Planning Commission prior to construction. The only projects that do not require a permit is an accessory building 150 square feet or less or concrete projects. Buildings moved or destroyed require a permit as do fences and signs.

The Planning Commission meets the 4th Monday of the month, excluding December. All applications must be placed on the agenda no later than 24 hours prior to the meeting.

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

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

Weekly Schedule
Tuesday – 7:00 pm Men’s Study
Wednesday – 6:00 pm Dinner 4 Change (free to everyone)
7:00 pm Life Group / Bible Study (an opportunity to hear answers to tough questions of the Bible)
7:00 pm Jr./Sr. High Youth Group

ST. JAMES CATHOLIC 213 E. Eighth St. / 402-624-3555
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
ALMA LUTHERAN 219 W Fifth St. / 402-624-3015
Worship – 8:30 am – first Sunday of the month (spoken)
10:30 am – all other Sundays
9:15 am Sunday School for all ages
7:00 pm Youth Meeting


Alma Angels Preschool will hold a registration / Open House on August 27 from 6:00-8:00 pm. A registration form is available on or by calling the church.

Preschool begins September 5. Class session is held Monday-Wednesday-Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.  If you have questions, please call the church at (402) 624-3015.

WANTED – PRESCHOOL HELPER for Alma Angels Preschool. Hours are Monday – Wednesday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Call Alma Lutheran Church at (402) 624-3015 for more information or to make application.

Village Board: Tuesday, August 14 , 6:00pm
Planning Comm: Monday, August 27, 7:30pm
Library Board: Wednesday, August 1, 7:00pm
Fire & Rescue: Monday, August 13, 7:30pm
The Village Board and Planning Commission meet at the Village Office, Library Board at the Mead Library and Fire Department at Mead Schools (temporarily).
312 S. Vine St., P.O. Box 46
Mead, NE 68041-0046
Phone: (402) 624-2495
Fax: (402) 624-2024
Steve Mayfield, Chairman
Jim Halbmaier, Trustee
Adam Miller, Trustee
Ailene Raver, 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
Nick Raver, Fire Chief 443-9688