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Village of Mead
MEAD MESSENGER
DECEMBER 2019
Volume 14, Issue 12

SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN!

Santa Claus is due to arrive at Mead Elementary School on December 20 at 9:00 a.m. Following his visit with the students, members of the Mead Fire/Rescue Department will transport him to the village library at approximately 10:15 a.m. to greet the children.

VILLAGE BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEET NOVEMBER 12TH ~
The Village of Mead Board of Trustees met November 12 at 6:00 p.m. at the Village Office. Present were Chairperson Guyle; Trustees Felty, Thorson, Wielage, and Wimer. Also present were Clerk Moline and Utilities/Maintenance Superintendent Raver. Guests were Ed Schroeder and Lisa Flesner.
SCHEDULED GUEST: Ed Schroeder presented the Audit Report. Action was taken to accept the 10/1/18 through 9/30/19 Audit Report.
REPORTS: Police – The Monthly Police Report was reviewed. The report showed Officer Carlson’s approval and therefore closure of the nuisance abatement. Utility/Maintenance – Raver reported temporary electrical service for the water line project, water pressure issues at N. Third Circle, planned land application at the lagoons, & installation of meter add-on’s. Planning Commission – Minutes of the October 28 regular meeting and permits were accepted. Permits being 19-19 Justin Brabec – remove and construct a garage and 19-20 Thomas Thorson – mount a lean-to on a shed. Also noted in action taken at their meeting were single-lot splits to Russell Larson at 1499 Co Rd 11 and 1508 Co Rd 11 and Audra Wirth at 416 S. Vine. Action was taken to approve Building Permit 19-21 Village of Mead – construct a water treatment facility and fence and Permit 19-22 R&K Country Store – erect an overhang on building. Clerk – Moline reported on appreciation dinner and firewall for the office computer. Action was taken to approve purchase of a firewall from Midwest Spec for $1,786.50.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS: Ord. 734 Water Installation Guidelines and Ord. 735 Weed/Tree Removal Guidelines were adopted on third reading.
NEW BUSINESS: Introduction and first reading of Ord 737 Unsafe Buildings took place. Clerk and Chair were authorized to purchase a John Deere lawnmower from Platte Valley Equipment for $7,150.00 and a dump wagon from Klute for $7,150.00. Interest rates from three financial institutions were presented for a loan for the lawnmower and dump wagon. Resolution 19-18 was introduced and adopted for a loan with the Bank of Mead to purchase the lawnmower and dump wagon at 3.5% interest for three years.
The meeting was adjourned at 7:36 p.m.

MEAD PUBLIC LIBRARY NEWS – December 2019

Library Hours
Tuesday 10am-1pm & 4pm-8pm Friday 9am-2pm
Wednesday 4pm-8pm Saturday 9am-12noon
Thursday 9am-3pm Closed: Sunday and Monday
NOTE: The library will close at 1 pm on Tuesday, December 24, and be closed Wednesday, December 25, and Thursday, December 26. The library will also close at 1 pm on Tuesday, December 31, and be closed Wednesday, January 1.
Monthly Schedule
Coffee Hour is scheduled every Tuesday at 10am. Come for coffee and conversation.
Story Time for young children is offered every Tuesday at 430pm. We will read a book or two, make a craft, and have a take-home surprise. NOTE: There will be no Story Time on Tuesday, December 24, or Tuesday, December 31.
The Lunch Bunch Book Club will gather Friday, December 20, from 12noon-1pm. Join us our Holiday Potluck (please bring a dish to share) and discussion of this month’s book.
The next regularly-scheduled meeting of the Mead Public Library Board of Trustees will be Monday January 20, 2020, at 530pm in the Library. The public is invited to attend and participate in the session.

Special Events
Tuesday, December 3 – Join us from 6-7pm for the annual Welcome Winter Party. We will read stories, decorate cupcakes, make a craft and have lots of fun! All ages welcome!
Thursday, December 5 – The library is starting a new program for toddlers ages 1-4 on the first Thursday of each month. Come from 10-1030am on Thursday, December 5, to read books, make crafts, and visit with other parents.
Tuesday, December 10 – Adult Craft Night at 6pm! RSVP before December 3 to make your own Lighted Glass Block for the holidays. Nonrefundable fee is $10 and includes all supplies.
Friday, December 27 – Drop in anytime between 10am-12noon for a Lego Party. All ages are welcome, but children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.
The Annual Holiday Sale Fundraiser runs until close on Friday, December 20. Winter holiday items can be purchased for a free will offering. Come finish decoration shopping and support your Mead Public Library.

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Saturday, January 25, 2020 – Mead Library Friends of the Foundation will host the Annual Sloppy Joe Supper Fundraiser at Mead High School. Come support the Library during the Mead vs. Malcolm basketball games.

SNOW REMOVAL GUIDELINES
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

Upon 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 of snow. 5.311 (THIS MEANS ONCE IT HAS SNOWED 2” YOU WILL BE IN VIOLATION OF MUNICIPAL CODE IF YOUR VEHICLE IS NOT REMOVED FROM THE STREET.)

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

CHURCH SCHEDULES
ST. JAMES CATHOLIC 213 E. Eighth St.
www.stjamesmead.com/#1 / 402-624-3555
5:30p.m. – Saturday Mass
9:00a.m. – Sunday Mass
Weekly Schedule
7:00a.m. – Daily Mass

ALMA LUTHERAN 219 W. Fifth St.
www.almalutheran.com / 402-624-3015
9:30a.m. – Sunday School for all ages (second, third, and fourth Sundays of the month)
10:30a.m. – Sunday Worship

PANERA BREAD FREE TO THE PUBLIC, Saturday following the second Friday every month, 10AM – 11AM. There is always plenty of bread, rolls, coffee cake, bagels, and cookies. This month the church will be open on SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14.

MEAD COVENANT 1540 Co Rd 10
www.covmead.org / 402-624-6125
10:00a.m. – Sunday Encounter Service
Wednesday’s
6:00p.m. – We’d like to treat you to a FREE meal!
7:00p.m. – Adult Groups, Jr & Sr High Youth Group
6:30p.m. – 8:30p.m. – Kids in Action (elementary age children)

PARENTS DAY OUT
Saturday, December 7, 9AM—12PM

KIDS AGES PRESCHOOL TO 6TH GRADE

Kids will enjoy Christmas games, making gingerbread houses, and have a treat while mom and dad enjoy time to Christmas shop and relax!

FREE FOR THE COMMUNITY
At MEAD COVENANT CHURCH,
1540 CO RD 10

OUR GIFT TO YOU THIS SEASON!

VILLAGE OF MEAD
312 S. Vine St., P.O. Box 46
Mead, NE 68041
Phone: 402-624-2495
Fax: 402-624-2024
meadclerk1@hotmail.com
www.meadnebraska.net

BOARD OF TRUSTEES
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/Mnt. Supt.402-443-9688
Jerry Carlson, Police Chief 402-443-6846
Laurie VanAckeren, Library Director
402-624-6605
Lori Moseman, Ass’t Library Director
Nick Raver, Fire Chief

COLORING CONTEST

The Bank of Mead is sponsoring a coloring contest for kids through grade six. There are three age groups: Preschool, K-3, and 4-6. Prizes will be awarded. Pictures are available at the bank and in Mead Elementary students’ classrooms. Please make sure the child’s name, phone number, age, and grade are included on the BACK of the coloring sheet and return it to the Bank of Mead by NOON, DECEMBER 20 for judging.

BRINGING JOY TO THE HOLDAYS!

The Bank of Mead and Mead Public Schools are working together to offer gift assistance to families in need this holiday season. If you would like your family included, contact Dawn Moser at Mead Public Schools at 402-624-3435. Your families request will be kept confidential; however, you will need to provide individual’s ages, genders, sizes, as well as any special requests. The Bank of Mead will have a Christmas tree in the lobby with tags containing families wish items that can be adopted by patrons. If you would like your family to be “adopted” please contact Dawn Moser before December 5, 2019.

If you wish to “adopt” a family member, stop by the bank and grab a tag from the tree. You will need to have your purchased item(s) returned to the Bank of Mead by December 18, 2019 so they can ensure everyone receives a wrapped gift and that it can be given back to the school for delivery.

“Giving pays the highest interest rate, and has the longest term, of any investment available.” Jeffrey K. Wilson

Winter Sports Season has arrived at Mead Public Schools. The basketball teams begin play on December 6 at home with Johnson County with the Junior Varsity boys and girls starting at 4pm, followed by the Varsity girls and boys teams. The Junior High boys began their season on November 18 at Cedar Bluffs. The Junior High girls begin play on January 20 against Cedar Bluffs at Mead at 6:30pm. Come and support these young athletes!

HAPPY HOLIDAYS – The village office will be closed December 25 and during additional times throughout the holiday season. Happy Holidays from the board and staff of the Village of Mead.

UPCOMING MEETINGS
Village Board: Tuesday, December 10, 6:00 pm
Planning Commission: NO MEETING
Library Board: NO MEETING
Fire & Rescue: Monday, December 9, 7:30 p.m.

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