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Newsletter December 2018

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Village of Mead


December 2018 Volume 13, Issue 12



Santa Claus is scheduled to arrive at Mead Elementary School on December 21 at 10:00am.  Treats will be provided by the Mead Fire/Rescue Department.


Mead Board of Trustees met November 13th

The Village of Mead Board of Trustees met November 13 at 6:00 p.m. at the Village Office. Present were Trustees Felty, Guyle, Wielage, and Wimer.  Absent was Chairman Havelka.  Also present were Clerk Moline and Utility/Maintenance Superintendent Raver.  Guests were Ed Schroeder and Julie Ogden.

SCHEDULED GUESTS:  Accountant Ed Schroeder reviewed the Audit Report.  Action was taken to approve the October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018 Audit Report.  Street Superintendent Julie Ogden reviewed the One and Six Year Street Plan and discussed the street paving project at N. Oak Street.

REPORTS: Utility/Maintenance Superintendent – Raver reported status of the pilot test, tarring of streets, and repair of decorative lights south of Fourth Street.  The board requested his mounting the Christmas decorations and maintenance of the radar speed sign. Police – The monthly police report was reviewed. Planning Commission – The minutes of the October 22 regular meeting were accepted. Library – The October 15 Library Board meeting minutes were accepted.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:  Ordinance No. 720, amend compensation rate for Board of Trustees was adopted on third reading.

NEW BUSINESS:  Action was taken to approve Resolution 18-09, Concrete requirements when cutting into paving, curb, or sidewalk and Special Designated Liquor License to the Mead Days Committee to sponsor a Mead High School Post Prom fundraiser at the Community Building on December 31.

Guyle and Wimer reported for the Common Facility Board on a recent meeting with committee members from Mead Public Schools Board of Education.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:00 p.m.


Thank you, Shawn Havelka, for serving as a member of the Village of Mead Board of Trustees as a Trustee and then, as the Board Chair. Your dedication to the village is very much appreciated.

Congratulations to Bill Thorson on being elected to the Village of Mead Board of Trustees.



  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

9:15a.m. – Sunday School for all ages (second, third and fourth Sunday’s of the month)

10:30a.m. – Sunday Worship



12/16 5:00 p.m. – Children’s Christmas Program followed by Swedish Smorgasbord

12/24 9:00 p.m. – Candlelight Service


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 if you’re early enough – cookies.  This month the church will be open on SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8.


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

7:15p.m. – Kids in Action (elementary age children)


Once all the villagers decided to pray for rain, on that day of prayer all the people in the village gathered, but only one boy came with an umbrella. That’s Faith


When you throw a baby in the air, they laugh because they know you will catch them. That’s Trust


Every night we go to bed, without any assurance of being alive the next morning but we still set the alarm to wake us up. That’s Hope


We plan big things for tomorrow in spite of zero knowledge of the future. That’s Confidence:


We see the world suffering but we get married and have children. That’s Love


On an old man’s shirt was written a sentence. I am not 60 years old… I am sweet 16 with 44 years’ experience. That’s Attitude


Have a happy day, live your life like the six stories above.



The Village Office will be closed December 24 and 25 and various times throughout the Christmas season.



Any vehicle parked in violation of any traffic regulations or parked so as to obstruct the free movement of traffic or to cause a traffic hazard, or parked on any street or alley obstructing the removal of snow may be immediately removed upon order of the Police Department. 5-304


Following a snowfall of two (2”) or more, it shall be unlawful to park or stand any vehicle on any street within the Village of Mead until the street has been cleared. 5-311


It shall be unlawful for the occupant of any lot or lots or the owner of any vacant lot or lots within the corporate limits to allow snow, sleet, mud, ice, or other substance to accumulate on the sidewalks or to permit any snow, sleet, ice, mud, or other substance to remain upon said sidewalk. All sidewalks within the Municipality shall be cleaned within twenty-four (24) hours after the cessation of the storm.  8.201




Library Hours

Tuesday       10am-8pm (closed 3pm-4pm)                           Friday       9am-1pm

                Wednesday          5pm-8pm                                                              Saturday   9am-12noon

Thursday         1pm-8pm (closed 3pm-4pm)                            Closed:     Sunday and Monday

NOTE: The Library will be closed Friday, December 7, Tuesday, December 25, and Tuesday, January 1.

Monthly Schedule

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

Story Time for young children is offered every Tuesday at 4pm. We will read a book or two, make a craft, and pick up a take home treat.

The Mead Public Library Board of Trustees does not meet in December. The next regular-scheduled meeting of the Library Board will be Monday, January 21, 2019, at 530pm in the Library. The public is invited to attend and participate in the session.

The Lunch Bunch Book Club will gather Friday, December 21, at a special time, from 10am-1230pm. Everyone is invited to join us for a holiday potluck as we discuss the latest book we’ve read and watch a holiday movie.


Special Events

Mark your calendars now:

Tuesday, December 4, is our Welcome Winter Party (for all ages) and Saturday, December 22, is our Annual Cupcake Wars (ages 10 and up, teams of two).

New Movies and Books Available Now for Checkout Include: DVD’s: Hotel Transylvania 3, Mamma Mia 2 and I Can Only Imagine.  Books: All the Little Lights by J. McGuire, Every Breath by N. Sparks, Alaskan Holiday by D. Macomber, A Spark of Light by J. Picoult, In Pieces by Sally Field and many more!


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


The Bank of Mead is sponsoring a coloring contest for kids through grade six. You can pick up your color sheets at the Bank of Mead or Mead Elementary Schools.  Please present your colored sheet to the Bank of Mead by NOON, DECEMBER 21 for judging.  There are three age groups:  Preschool, K-3, and 4-6.  Prizes will be awarded.  Please make sure your name, phone number, and age are included on the BACK of the coloring sheet.