Village of Mead
Volume 16, Issue 8
VILLAGE BOARD MEETING HELD JULY 14
The Village of Mead Board of Trustees met July 14 at 6:00 pm at the Mead Community Building. Answering roll call were Chairman Thorson; Trustees Felty, Guyle, Wielage and Wimer. Also present were Clerk Moline and Utility/Maintenance Superintendent Raver. Guests were Rick Miller, Greg and Laura Clark, Todd and Kim Clark, Greg La Vigne, Josh Girmus, Steve Mayfield, Shari Else and Gary and Judy Rasmus.
SCHEDULED GUEST: Gary Rasmus addressed the board on the condition of a tree located west of his property.
PUBLIC HEARINGS: Josh Girmus requested rezoning of Lot 13 in Girmus Subdivision from Light Industrial to Suburban Residential. Approval was granted with adoption of Ordinance No. 750, once official documents have been submitted to the office from his engineer, NDHHS and NDEE. Greg La Vigne, Security Fence, was granted a Conditional Use Permit with adoption of Ordinance No. 751 to place a sign at the intersection of Co Rd 10 and Sunburst Lane, but must meet setback requirements. A variance request was heard from Greg and Laura Clark to place a modular home at 521 S. Cedar St. Following discussion the board requested further information on the size and layout of the house before discussion continues.
REPORTS: Planning Commission – The minutes of the June 22 regular meeting and three public hearings, along with Bldg. Permit 20-10 to R. Scott Morin to construct a wood deck were accepted. Building Permits approved were 20-11 Michael Kuehn – addition to a pole building; 20-12 Brian Degner – install well; 20-13 Brian Degner – install septic system; 20-14 Security Fence – erect fence; and void 19-18, Girmus Investments—shop, office, well, septic system. Utility/Maintenance Superintendent– Raver reported maintenance on chlorinator, lagoon issue, street repair and upcoming Oak St. project. Police – The Monthly Police Report was reviewed. Library – The June 15 Library Board Meeting minutes and resignations of Laurie Van Ackeren and Lori Moseman were accepted. Kylie Dorner was approved as Library Director.
NEW BUSINESS: Action was taken to approve Ordinance No. 753, Authorizing General Obligation Water Bonds for interim costs of construction improvements to the village’s water system; approved application from Justin Brabec to cut the curb leading to his driveway; and municipal approval for a SDLL to Mead Days Association on June 18 and 19, 2021 at the Mead Park during Mead Days.
The board entered Executive Session at 7:07 p.m. for job performance reviews, in order to prevent needless injury to the persons involved. The board reconvened in regular session at 7:44 p.m. Ordinance No. 752, Wages set for the Utility/Maintenance Superintendent, Police Chief/Zoning Administrator/Nuisance Enforcement Officer; Library Director; and Library Aide was approved.
The meeting was adjourned at 8:00 p.m.
Mead Public Schools is scheduled to begin classes on Wednesday, August 12. Please watch for children walking or riding their bicycles to school. REMINDER— Follow the posted speed limits, slow down at all intersections, and stop at all stop signs!
MEAD COVENANT 1540 Co Rd 10
www.covmead.org / 402-624-6125
10:00a.m. – Sunday Encounter Service
Tuesday and Thursday
6:00p.m. – 8:00 p.m. – Bread of Life Pantry OPEN to all!
7:00p.m. – REVIVAL Prayer Meeting and Jr./Sr. High Youth Group
6:30p.m. – 8:30p.m. – Kids in Action (elementary age children) will start up after Labor Day
JAMES CATHOLIC 213 E. Eighth St.
www.stjamesmead.com/#1 / 402-624-3555
5:30p.m. – Saturday Mass
9:00a.m. – Sunday Mass
7:00a.m. – Daily Mass
ALMA LUTHERAN 219 W. Fifth St.
www.almalutheran.com / 402-624-3015
10:30a.m. – Sunday Worship
PANERA BREAD FREE TO THE PUBLIC Saturday following the second Friday every month, 10AM—11AM. FREE to all! This month the church will be open on SATURDAY, AUGUST 15.
*Get your ATV’s, UTV’s, and Golf cars licensed today to be in compliance with Mead Code.
*Grass and weeds are to be maintained at a height no greater than 12”. Grass clippings are NOT to be mowed into the streets.
*A fence is required to surround all pools/spas/hot tubs containing at least 18” of water. If the spa/hot tub has a lock attached this will forgo the fence requirement but the spa/hot tub must be locked at all times when not in use. A permit for the fence must be approved by the Planning Commission prior to erection of the pool/spa/hot tub. This encompasses the one-mile zoning jurisdiction of Mead.
Wanted – Planning Commission Member
1) Must live inside the corporate limits of the Village of Mead
2) Willing to learn zoning regulations
3) Concerned about the community
4) Terms are for three years
If interested please contact the village office at 402-624-2495 or meadclerk1@hotmail. com, a member of the Board of Trustees or a member of the Planning Commission.
Village Board: Tuesday, August 11, 6:00 pm
Planning Commission: Monday, August 24, 7:30 pm
Library Board: Monday, August 17, 5:30 pm
Fire/Rescue: Monday, August 10, 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.
DUE TO COVID-19 GUIDELINES, MEETINGS MAY BE HELD AT THE MEAD COMMUNITY BUILDING IN ORDER TO MEET GUIDELINES. PLEASE CHECK POSTINGS AT THE BANK OF MEAD, POST OFFICE OR VILLAGE OFFICE FOR THE LOCATION.
BILL PAYMENTS ~
To pay your water/sewer bill you may deliver your payment to the village office, place in the drop box by the front door of the office building, deliver to the Bank of Mead, or mail to Box 46, Mead, NE 68041-0046. If you wish to set up automatic payments you must complete an application at the village office to do so. Your payment will be automatically deducted from your checking/savings account with the bank of your choice on the 15th of the month. You also have the option to pay in person or by telephone using your credit/debit card. There is a small cost to you associated with using your card.
Bills are due the 15th of the month. You have until 9:00 a.m. the following day to get your payment in. After that you will be charged a $10.00 late fee. You then have ten working days to pay your bill or your bill is considered delinquent and you are assessed $50.00 for a reconnection/administration fee.
Work continues on the water project. Phase II is beginning with the construction of the water treatment facility. Plans are to have the project completed by June 2021. Thank you for your patience with this project due to delays with flooding in 2019 and the pandemic in 2020.
The deadline to file as a candidate for the Village of Mead Trustee position is August 3. Contact the Saunders County Election Commissioner in the County Clerk’s office to file your candidacy.
Thank you Laurie Van Ackeren and Lori Moseman for serving as Library Director and Assistant Library Director at the Village of Mead Public Library. Good luck on your future endeavors.
Kylie Dorner has been hired as the Library Director for the Village of Mead. Welcome!
VILLAGE OF MEAD
312 S. Vine St., P.O. Box 46
Mead, NE 68041
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
William Thorson, Chairman
Jason Felty, Trustee
Gary Guyle, Trustee
Richard Wielage, Trustee
Rodney Wimer, Trustee
June Moline, Clerk/Treasurer 402-624-2495
Nick Raver, Utility/Mnt. Supt.402-443-9688
Jerry Carlson, Police Chief 402-443-6846
Kylie Dorner, Library Director 402-624-6605
Nick Raver, Fire Chief 402-443-9688
Thank you Marilyn Jensen for maintaining the median at the north entrance into Mead. Your service to the community is very much appreciated. The median looks beautiful!
MEAD PUBLIC LIBRARY NEWS – August 2020
We are Open (with restrictions)! Stop in and see us!
Hours Through August 29, 2020
Tuesday 10a – 1p and 3p – 7p
Wednesday 3p – 7p
Thursday 9a – 5p
Friday 9a – 12Noon
Saturday 9a – 12Noon
Curbside Pick-up and Home Delivery of Materials
The Mead Public Library is still offering curbside pick-up and home delivery of collection materials at no charge. Tuesdays–Saturdays (call or email for times). Library Staff will prepackage and check out up to ten (10) items per library card for Mead residents. Please call 402-624-6605 or email: MeadLibrary@outlook.com with your requests and let us know what time you will come by to pick them up. You can also reserve items using our online catalog: https://mead.biblionix.com (items are not guaranteed to be available for immediate check out as all returned items will be quarantined for 4 days). Please include your full name, address, and phone number when requesting items from the collection and allow at least 1 hour for staff to prepare your materials.
Don’t forget about Overdrive-our free online source for books and audiobooks:
All you need to use Overdrive is a library card. If you have questions, please email us: MeadLibrary@outlook.com
The Summer Reading Program (SRP) was definitely different this year but was still a Huge Success! We had over 25 children register for the program and each received a prize package for their reading accomplishments!
Thank You to all of our 2020 Sponsors:
The Village of Mead Dairy Queen Wahoo
Bank of Mead Pizza Hut Wahoo
Wahoo Aquatic Center Lauritzen Gardens Omaha