Volume 9, Issue 12
VILLAGE OF MEAD BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Library: The October 16 meeting minutes were presented. The library will serve as a drop off center for a family’s needs following a recent fire. An Old Fashioned Christmas Party is planned for December 8.
Planning Commission: The minutes of the November 28 meeting were reviewed. Discussion was held on possible amendment to the front yard depth in the Single-family and Multi-family residential districts.
Police: The monthly police report was reviewed.
Clerk: Moline reported meter maintenance, recent training with Thoroughbred Utilities and upcoming vacation. An inquiry was made and agreed upon to consider amending the months to average the winter sewer rate to align with Thoroughbred Utilities software.
Action was taken to approve Ordinance 640, Amend 5-311, Parking: Snow Removal. Plans for the Christmas Party were finalized.
The meeting adjourned at 7:52 p.m.
A special guest will soon be coming to Mead. Santa Claus will be arriving at Mead Elementary School on Wednesday morning, December 18th at 10:00. Following his visit at the school, he will journey downtown to visit children at Mead Public Library, 316 S. Vine St. Visitation time at the Library is 11:00 until 11:30.
On October 31st the Mead Public Library was pleased to present a book for best storybook costume to a young “Charlie Brown” at the community center. Thank-you to Denise Patocka, Library Board President for assisting with the judging. Please like us on Mead Public Library Facebook page to see a picture of the presentation!
Don’t forget Story Time on Tuesdays 4:00 – 4:30 and Saturdays 11:30 – NOON, we will be reading Thanksgiving stories until December (then Christmas stories) and doing holiday crafts…and snacks. See YOU at the library!
Oct./Nov. New Materials:
“Godiva” by Nicole Galland; “The Girl and the Seven Thieves” by Olivia Snowe; Tommy Bomani, Teen Warrior Series – #1 “Shape Shifter”, #2 “Land of Legend” and #3 “Badru Rising”; “Gross Brain Teasers” by Marne Ventura; “Sweet Dreams Little Bunny!” by Maribeth Boelts; “The Good, the Bad, and the Monkeys” by Scott Sonneborn; “Nebraska Post Office Murals” by Robert Puschendorf (donation); “Storybound” by Marissa Burt; “The Croods” (DVD); “Monsters vs Aliens Cloning Around” (DVD); “Jack Reacher” (DVD); “Allegiant” by Veronica Roth; “The Wolf Gift” by Anne Rice; “The Wolves of Midwinter” by Anne Rice; “The Longest Ride” by Nicholas Sparks; “Olympus has Fallen” (DVD); “Faith, Hope and Ivy June” by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor “Hansel & Gretel Witch Hunters” (DVD)
NEW GUIDELINE FOR SNOW REMOVAL
Please be aware that the Board of Trustees has approved a new code for snow removal. After a snowfall of two (2”) inches 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. CODE 5-311
Any vehicle parked in violation of any traffic regulations or any vehicle parked so as to obstruct the free movement of traffic or to cause a traffic hazard, or any vehicle parked on any street or alley obstructing the removal of snow may be immediately removed upon order of the Police Department. CODE 5-304
All sidewalks within the municipality shall be cleaned within twenty-four (24) hours after the cessation of the storm. CODE 8-201
CONGRATULATIONS! To the Mead Raiders Volleyball Team and Coaches for qualifying for the State Volleyball Tournament. We are proud of you!
WE NEED YOUR HELP TO CONTINUE!!!!
We wish to thank the Mead Public Schools and the Mead Firemen for their continued support of our efforts and activities.
Events or activities we have coordinated or sponsored for our community:
*Hosted the elementary and high school program “Rachel’s Challenge”, a program to promote kindness and anti-bullying.
*Distributed CD called “Computer Cop” at Mead Days Parade and Parent-Teacher Conferences. This is a parents tool to monitor children’s computer usage.
*Monthly newsletter articles
*Supplied water for Mead Days 5K Run
*Mead Days Free movies
*Yearly Red Ribbon Week activities and give-a-ways
*Annual Trunk or Treat Event
*5th through 8th grade 5th quarter activities
*Supplied bags for Mead Annual Easter egg hunt
*Provide parental information and refreshments at Dare Graduation
*Coordinate “We Want you Back” campaign for Junior Senior Prom
*Hosted a Free elementary student Carnival
*Coordinate with Region V Systems for area students to attend June Jam and Red White Tail Gate
*Parent Information booths at teacher conference and school concerts
*Hosted “Glow in the Dark” Dodge Ball for jr./sr. high students
*Hosted a Junior High Dance
*Helped initiate DEA “Drug Take Back Day” in Saunders County
*Supplied Mead High school with concession stand popcorn bags
If anyone has ideas for new activities we can sponsor please attend one of our evening meetings or contact Jeannette Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org.