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Volume 14, Issue 8



Village of Mead Board of Trustees Meeting July 9

A regular meeting of the Village of Mead Board of Trustees was held July 9 at the Village Office. Present were Chairman Guyle; Trustees Felty, Thorson, Wielage, and Wimer. Also present was Clerk Moline.

Action was taken to approve Certificate of Payment No. 3 to Maquire Iron for equipment for $29,700.00; John Haag as Back-up Water Operator; and Ordinance No. 731, Wage increases for the Utility/Maintenance Superintendent; Police Chief/Zoning Administrator/Nuisance Enforcement Officer; Library Director; Assistant Library Director; and Library Aide.

REPORTS: Police – The monthly police report was reviewed. Utility/Maintenance Superintendent – Noted was replacement of lights at the park softball / baseball field in the future and future addition of auto readers to water meters. Planning Commission – The minutes of the June 24 regular meeting and public hearing and permits were accepted. Permits being: 19-07 Travis Wagenknecht – erect fence; 19-08 Robert Van Ackeren – construct deck; 19-09 Ricky Miller – erect fence; and 19-10 John Myers – construct deck. Library – The minutes of the June 17 meeting were accepted. Clerk – Moline reported scheduling of Mead Clean Up Day on 6/6/20, budget work with accountant on July 8, and meters requiring maintenance.

NEW BUSINESS: It was noted that 1 – 2 trustees plan to attend an August 22 meeting with our engineer and Maquire Iron representative to review the progress of the water project.

EXECUTIVE SESSION was called at 7:07 p.m. for the prevention of needless injury to the reputation of individuals during employee evaluations. The board reconvened to regular session at 7:26 p.m.

The meeting adjourned at 7:28 p.m.

Hats off to Marilyn Jensen for maintaining the median at the north entrance into Mead this spring and summer. Your volunteer help is very much appreciated. Thank you!


A new option to pay your water / sewer bill will allow you to have your payment withdrawn from any financial institution on the 15th of the month. In order to use this service you must have a $.00 (zero) balance on your account (no credit and no debit). We are currently in the process of adding this module so please allow time to complete the training. (Please stop in the office to sign the Authorization Form to do so.)

                 MEAD PUBLIC LIBRARY NEWS – August 2019


NEW Library Hours (effective August 5, 2019)

Tuesday       10am-1pm & 4pm-8pm                                      Friday       9am-12noon

       Wednesday 4pm-8pm                                                               Saturday   9am-12noon

Thursday       9am-3pm                                                             Closed:     Sunday and Monday


Note: The Library will be closed from 630pm until 7pm on August 20.

Monthly Schedule

Coffee Hour is scheduled every Tuesday at 10am. Come for coffee and conversation.

The Mead Public Library Board of Trustees next regular-scheduled meeting will be Monday, August 19, 2019, at 530pm in the Library. The public is invited to attend and participate in the session.

Special Events

Thursday, August 8 – Come in for a Back to School Kids Craft at 10am. Children ages 5 and up are welcome.

Tuesday, August 20All adults (over 21) who joined the Adult Summer Reading Program, please join us for a fun after-hours event at 7pm. Snacks and soda will be served. There are lots of prizes to be won!

Thank You

The library says a HUGE “Thank You” to all who supported our Summer Reading Program:

Subbert Well                             Wahoo Pool                              Lauritzen Gardens

Durham Museum                       Dalene & Scott Selko                Pizza Hut-Wahoo

Bank of Mead                           UNL Extension Office                Tim & Beth (Renehan) Childerston


Be sure to “like” our Face Book page for updates and details of programs and events.


AUGUST 23-25



A FREE Event for the Whole Family!


Friday Night 23rd: “Drive Inn” Movie Breakthrough Start time dusk ~ 9:00 pm

Saturday Night 24th: Family Games and Bonfire ~ 7:00 pm

Sunday 25th: Service with Baptisms, Lunch, Games/Booths/Prizes/Inflatables and More! ~ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Mark your calendar and plan to join us as we celebrate God’s goodness together at Mead Covenant Church!

More info call 402-624-6125 MCC


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

6:15p.m. – 8:30p.m. – Kids in Action (elementary age children)

  1. 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

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

10:30a.m. – Sunday Worship

PANERA BREAD FREE TO THE PUBLIC, Saturday following the second Friday every month, 10AM – 12PM. There is always plenty of bread, rolls, coffee cake, bagels, and cookies. This month the church will be open on SATURDAY, AUGUST 10.

Mead Public Schools begins Wednesday, August 14. Please be aware of students riding their bicycles or walking to and from school. STOP AT ALL STOP SIGNS POSTED IN MEAD AND SLOW DOWN AT ALL INTERSECTIONS. DO NOT EXCEED THE SPEED LIMIT OF 25 mph residential district / 20 mph business district.



Village Board: Tuesday, August 13, 6:00 pm

Planning Commission: Monday, August 26, 7:30 p.m.

Library Board: Monday, August 19, 5:30 p.m.

Fire & Rescue: Monday, August 12, 7:30 pm

The Village Board & Planning Commission meets at the Village Office, Library Board at the Library and Fire/Rescue at the Fire Station.


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

Mead, NE 68041

Phone: 402-624-2495

Fax: 402-624-2024



Gary Guyle, Chairman

Jason Felty, Trustee

Bill Thorson, 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


Lori Moseman, Assistant Library Director

Friday, August 16th

12 Hour Back to School Bash


For Students Grades 7-12th

Mead Covenant Church




More Info: Contact Church @ 624-6125

If you are interested in having us email your utility statement to you please let the village office know. If you would like to have your payment withdrawn from your account with the Bank of Mead (or in the near future, any financial institution), please come to the office to sign the appropriate paperwork to do so. Payment for utilities can be made in cash, check, automatic payment, or debit/credit card. Payments may be mailed to Box 46, Mead, NE 68041, delivered to the village office, dropped in the drop box by the front door of the office, or delivered to the Bank of Mead.