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Village Of Mead Office
(402) 624-2495
Non-Emergency Fire & Rescue
(402) 624-3610

December 2007


A Regular Meeting of the Village of Mead Board of Trustees was held Oct. 9 at 7:00 p.m. Present were Chairman Mongan and Trustees Feldhaus, Howell, Raver and Swanson. Also present were Clerk Moline, Utility/Maintenance Supt. Brabec, Police Chief Carlson and Librarian Kuhr. Guest present was Mike Coyle.

Kuhr discussed the library budgets for the past and current years. Coyle requested placement of two wells on his property for a thermo-heat pump.

Action was taken to allow Coyle permission to place two wells on his property, approved Resolution 07-16 – Loan for $10,370.00 with the Bank of Mead for repairs at North Oak Street, approved participation in a Hazard Mitigation Planning/Project Grant Funding with the Lower Platte North Natural Resources District and changing the December meeting to December 12 at 6:00 p.m.

Clerk is to place item on the November agenda which would amend the start time for Board of Trustees meetings from 7:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:30 p.m.

A Message from the Village of Mead Board of Trustees –

Water meters are read the last week of the month, with bills being sent to residents prior to the first day of the month. The only time meter reading may vary is during holidays or vacation days.

Water and sewer payments are due on the 15th day of every month. A late fee of $10.00 will be added to your account at 9:01 a.m. on the 16th. If after seven business days the bill is still not paid, the account will be turned off. To request the Utility Superintendent to reconnect your meter, a $50.00 charge shall be made, $65.00 during off-hours, holidays or weekends, in addition to payment of the delinquent account.

Payment of water and sewer bills may be made directly to the village office, placed in the drop box located outside by the village office front door, mail to Box 46, Mead, NE 68041 or pay at the Bank of Mead. Another option is automatic payment from your account with the Bank of Mead, with withdrawal taking place on the 15th day of the month. You must have an account at the Bank of Mead for automatic withdrawal. Forms must be completed at the village office prior to setting up automatic withdrawal.

If you are charged a $10.00 late fee or have your water disconnected, please be aware that all charges to the account will remain unless approval is granted by the Board of Trustees to remove the charges. If you feel you have been incorrectly charged a late fee or disconnection fee, you must ask to be placed on the agenda of the next regular board meeting. You are then expected to attend and address your concern to the Village of Mead Board of Trustees. Village Personnel do not have the authority to amend late charges if payment is received after the due date.
The Village Office will be closed November 22 & 23
to observe Thanksgiving.


8:30 a.m. Coffee Fellowship
9:00 a.m. Worship
10:00 a.m. Life Groups

ST. JAMES CATHOLIC 213 E. Eighth St.
5:30 p.m. Saturday Mass
9:30 a.m. Sunday Mass
(check bulletin for daily mass, generally 7:00 a.m.)

8:30 a.m. Casual Worship with Communion
9:30 a.m. Faith Formation Studies for all ages
10:30 a.m. Worship with Communion


Mead Covenant Church
Sunday 6:00—7:30 pm – Jr / Sr High Youth Group

Alma Lutheran Church
Wednesday 3:30 – 4:00 pm – Jr. Choir grades 2-6, supervised
activities for children not in Jr. Choir
4:00 – 5:15 pm – WinGS
5.30 – 6:20 pm – Hot meal for families
6:30 pm – Prayer and Praise Service

Alma’s Make ‘n ‘Take Meal is held the last Saturday of the month from 9:00 am – 11:00 am at the church. Cost is $3.50 for a two serving portion and $7.00 for a four serving size. Please include an additional $1 if you would like the women to make your casserole for you to pick up at a later date.

Reservations to or contact Angie Johnson or Jeannine Rowe.

Beginning November 4th

Worship 9 a.m.
Life Groups for all ages 10:15 a.m.
Serving Every day of the week

Our desire has always been to help people
mature in their faith journey.
If you don’t have a church home
we invite you on that journey with us.

Mead Covenant Church 1540 Co Rd 10 402-624-6125

Our life is a Gift from God, what we do with that life is our Gift to God.


Village Board: Tuesday, November 13, 7:00 p.m.
Planning Commission: Monday, November 26, 7:30 p.m.
Library Board: Saturday, November 3, 9:30 a.m.
Fire & Rescue: Monday, November 19, 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.

The Mead Library Board and Mead Planning Commission will not meet the month of December. The Library Board meets November 3, then January 5. The Planning Commission meets November 26, then January 28. Please plan accordingly.

. . . .You live in Nebraska

If your local Dairy Queen is closed from September through May . . . you live in Nebraska.
If someone in a Home Depot store offers you assistance and they don’t work there . . . you live in Nebraska.
If you’ve worn shorts and a jacket at the same time . . . you live in Nebraska.
If you’ve had a lengthy telephone conversation with someone who dialed a wrong number . . . you live in Nebraska.
If you have gone from “heat” to “A/C” in the same day and back again . . . you live in Nebraska.
If you install security lights on your house, garage and barn but always leave them unlocked . . . you live in Nebraska.
If you carry jumper cables in your car and your wife knows how to use them . . . you live in Nebraska.
If you design your kid’s Halloween costume to fit over a snowsuit . . . you live in Nebraska.
If driving is better in the winter because the potholes are filled with snow . . . you live in Nebraska.
If you know all four seasons: almost winter, winter, still winter and road construction . . . you live in Nebraska.
If you have more hours on your snow blower than on your car . . . you live in Nebraska.
If you find 10 degrees “a little chilly”. . . you live in Nebraska.

BUT ISN’T IT A GOOD LIFE . . . living in Nebraska!


Dump hours are the first Saturday of the month ONLY from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm.


A Post Prom Meeting from all parents of Mead High School Juniors and Seniors will be held on Wednesday, November 14 at 7:00 p.m. at the Jr.-Sr. High School Commons

Come and share your ideas for 2008 Post Prom.

WAHOO PARKS & REC YOUTH REGISTRATIONS: October 22nd Tumbling and all 5th/6th Grade Youth Basketball registrations are due. Last years 5th/6th grade league had 16 teams. 3rd/4th Grade Youth Basketball registrations are due November 5th. Questions? Please contact Bob Schmidt, Superintendent @ 443-4174 or

WAHOO PARKS & REC AREA ADULT REGISTRATIONS: October 19th Womens/Mens 4 on 4 Basketball registrations (held on Tuesdays/Wednesdays), along with Men’s “Slow Break” Basketball registrations (held on Sundays) due. Questions? Please contact Bob schmidt, Superintendent @ 443-4174 or
Yesterday I went to the doctor for my yearly physical.
My blood pressure was high, my cholesterol was high,
I’d gained some weight, and I didn’t feel so hot.
My doctor said eating right doesn’t have to
be complicated and it would solve my physical problems.
He said just think in colors…
Fill your plate with bright colors – greens, yellows, reds, etc.
I went right home and ate a bowl of ……
M & M’s


Thank you to volunteers for assisting in completing the exterior of the new Concession Stand / Restrooms at the Mead Park.

Completion of the interior will be completed in the near future. Plans are that the building will be available for the 2008 baseball/ softball season.


312 S. Vine St., P.O. Box 46
Mead, NE 68041-0046
Phone: (402) 624-2495
Fax: (402) 624-2024

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Nate Mongan, Chairperson
Bobbie Feldhaus, Trustee
Brad Howell, Trustee
Ailene Raver, Trustee
Dick Swanson, Trustee

June Moline, Clerk/Treas. 624-2495
Terral Brabec, Utilities Supt. 480-2596
Jerry Carlson, Police Chief 624-2056
Vera Kuhr, Librarian 624-6605
Mike Coyle, Fire Chief 443-7164
Will be given at the Mead Public Library
November 6
9:00 am – 12:00 noon

Bring your medicare card. Cost under age 65 is $20.00.

By Vera Kuhr, Librarian
Story Hour: We have 14 registered in story hour. A Halloween party is scheduled for Oct. 25th. The children are asked to come in costume and we will go “trick or treating” – weather permitting. All children three years of age are invited to participate in this program.

The Mead Library Friends Foundation will meet on Nov. 5th at 6:30. This meeting is open to the public and input as to the future of the library is welcomed.

The Trustees of the Mead Public Library will meet on Nov. 3rd at 9:30.

Computer use: Patrons must have an active library card from a Saunders County Library to have access to the computers. Please check at the front desk before using the computer.

Overdue materials: Do you have materials overdue? As the cost of postage has gone up and it is hard to reach patrons by phone, please check for any overdue materials.

Library Hours –
Tuesday 9:00 am – 11:00 am & 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Thursday 9:00 am – 11:00 am & 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm
(Story Hour, preschool age, 9:30 am – 10:30 am)
Saturday 9:00 am – 1:00 pm