Village of Mead
Volume 5, Issue 2
VILLAGE OF MEAD BOARD OF TRUSTEES
The Village of Mead Board of Trustees met January 13 at the Village Office at 6:00 p.m. Present were Chairman Howell, Trustees Feldhaus, Halbmaier, Raver & Swanson. Also present were Clerk Moline, Police Chief Carlson & Utilities Supervisor Gil Frey. Guests present were Terry & Adam Miller, Julie Ogden, Vern Taylor & Mary Laughlin.
GUESTS: Vern Taylor reported on projected enrollment for 2009 baseball & softball & maintenance of the ballfields.
Julie Ogden reviewed the One & Six Year Street Plan & discussed drainage concern along N. Elm St. Terry Miller presented three proposals for maintenance. Proposals being parks, streets & property.
REPORTS: Frey presented the monthly utility report. The Planning Commission Report & Library Reports were reviewed. Chief Carlson presented the monthly police report & filing of final report regarding village breakin. Clerk reported delinquent accounts, tree removal request, scheduled Post Christmas Party, Pet Clinic scheduled for March 28 & vacation.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS: Third reading & approval of Ord. No. 579 Service Deposit for Water Services & Ord. No. 580 Service Deposit for Sewer Services took place.
NEW BUSINESS: A bid for snow removal services during the interim was presented by Miller Properties, approval was granted to Rucila Gonzales to rent the Community Bldg. for an overnight child’s birthday party, & amended the Rental Agreement for tables & chairs.
The board entered executive session at 7:37 p.m. & returned to regular session at 8:00 p.m.
Action was taken to approve a $1.00 per hour wage increase to Clerk Moline & $.50 per hour wage increase to Librarian Kuhr.
A special meeting was set for January 22 to interview candidates for the position of Utility / Maintenance Superintendent.
The meeting was adjourned at 8:02 p.m.
Points of Interest
Table / Chair Use
Mardi Gras Fundraiser
VILLAGE OF MEAD
Brad Howell, Chairperson
Bobbie Feldhaus, Trustee
Jim Halbmaier, Trustee
Ailene Raver, Trustee
Dick Swanson, Trustee
June Moline, Clerk/Treas. 624-2495
Jerry Carlson, Police Chief 624-2056
Vera Kuhr, Librarian 624-6605
Mike Coyle, Fire Chief 443-7164
Village Board: Tuesday, February 10, 6:00 pm
Planning Commission: Monday, February 23, 7:30 pm
Library Board: Saturday, February 7, 9:00 am
Fire & Rescue: Monday, February 9, 7:30 pm
The Village Board and Planning Commission meet at the Village Office, Library Board at the Library & the Fire Department at the Fire Hall.
MEAD PUBLIC 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
SATURDAY 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
DOG AND CAT VACCINATION CLINIC AND LICENSE DAY
Saturday, March 28, 2009
Mead Community Building
2:00 – 3:30 PM
Green Acre Animal Clinic, Wahoo will be present to administer pet vaccinations and the Village Clerk will be available to issue dog and cat licenses with proof of rabies vaccination. Vaccinations available are rabies, distemper/parvo for dogs and rabies/distemper for cats. Products available to purchase will be Heartgard and Frontline for your pets.
All dogs and cats within the village limits are required to be licensed by May 1. If you have any questions please contact the Village Office at 624-2495.
SNOW NEWS –
Following snow fall accumulation, please remove your vehicles from the streets to allow for snow removal in a timely manner. All residents are also required to remove snow from their sidewalks 24 hours following snowfall. Tickets may be issued to residents not following ordinances.
A NOTE FROM THE POST OFFICE
Please be aware that vandalism must stop at the Mead Post Office. If not, the post office will be closed other than during normal business hours. This will become a challenge for residents who are not capable of picking up their mail during normal business hours. The Post Office would no longer be open 24 hours per day for mail pick up.
TABLE AND CHAIR USE AMENDED . . .
The Village of Mead Board of Trustees has amended the use / rental of tables and chairs from the Mead Community Building. Only Village residents or local businesses may borrow or rent the tables and chairs. An agreement must be completed at the village office prior to removal of tables and chairs. Persons permitted to release the tables and chairs upon completion of the required paperwork shall be the Village Maintenance Superintendent, Village Clerk or Trustee Raver. Village staff will not deliver or pick up tables and chairs.
IMPORTANT NOTE: If a table or chair is lost or damaged, a charge of $25. 00 per chair and $50.00 per table will be incurred.
ALMA LUTHERAN 219 W Fifth St.
8:30 am Casual Worship (spoken service, no music)
9:15 am Children’s Choir/Sunday School/Adult Forum
10:45 am Festive Worship (with music)
Ash Wednesday Worship, February 25 @ 7:00 pm
MEAD COVENANT 1540 Co Rd 10
9:00 am Worship
10:15 am Life Groups
ST. JAMES CATHOLIC 213 E. Eighth St.
5:30 pm Saturday Mass
9:30 am Sunday Mass
(check bulletin for daily mass, generally 7:00 a.m.)
Mari Gras Fundraiser
Alma Lutheran Church, 5th and Elm St, Mead
Sunday, February 15th, 5 – 7 pm
All proceeds go to help youth attend the
2009 ELCA National Youth Gathering in
New Orleans on July 22 – 26
Evening activities include Gumbo, Beignets, Beeds and Dixieland Jazz
NEWS FROM THE MEAD COMMUNITY GROUP
The Mead Community Group’s main goal is to promote healthy behaviors in our area’s youth.
One simple thing families can do each day is to plan to eat a meal together. It does not matter which meal it is, be it breakfast, lunch, or dinner, or even if it is home cooked. The main focus is for the family to gather and take time to communicate.
Kids that eat regular meals with their parents have a reduced likelihood that they will start drinking or smoking in their teen years and eating together provides an opportunity for adults to model healthy eating habits according to an article from Science Daily 11/04 by Dianne Neumark-Sztainer, Ph.D., M.P.H.R.D. In addition, “the importance, structure and atmosphere of family meals may help steer adolescent girls from eating disorders.”
Make eating one meal a day together as a family a priority this month, and check back next month for more ideas from MCG on how you can promote healthy behaviors in your children.
Village of Mead Library News—January 2009
By Vera Kuhr, Director
Save Money: Come in and get a library card—free for village residents and $10.00 for rural residents. This card enables you to access all of the services offered in the libraries in Saunders County. The Mead Library has over 10,000 catalogued items for check out. Also, by using the libraries you will ensure that these services will continue to be offered for Saunders County.
Summer Reading: We will be finalizing a reading program. If you have any ideas or would like to help in any way, please contact the library at 624-6605.
Spaghetti Feed: The Mead Library Board of Trustees (Lesha Quinn, Brenda Halbmaier, Virgene Schutt, Jenny Carritt and Fran Hughes), along with Director Vera Kuhr would like to thank the following:
Our deepest appreciation to Mead Public Schools, Mr. Scheuler and the members of the Student Council for cookies and bars, Maybelle Tweedy for her great kitchen help, Pat Miller, Sandy Winkelman, Judy Ramus, and Mead Friends Foundation Board. The supper was a success and we appreciate all who enjoyed spaghetti and delicious bars. I had many compliments on the spaghetti and the sweets.
New Materials: Adult – “Cross Country” by James Patterson; “Audition” by Barbara Walters; “The Daily Coyote” by Shreve Stockton; “Home Another Way” by Christa Parrish; “The Independence of Miss Mary Bennet”; “Woof” (stories about dogs); “The Private Patient” and “Acceptable Job for a Woman” by P.D. James.
Many titles have been added for young readers.
MEAD BALL ASSOCIATION NEWS
Mead Ball Association January meeting was held January 7, 2009 at the Mead Community Building. Officers for the 2009 year are: President Vern Taylor, Vice President Jim Halbmaier, Secretary Kristi Kavan and Treasurer Dalene Selko. Registration for baseball and softball is underway. Sign up now. If you need a form, stop by the Bank of Mead or Village office. We are hoping to have teams for all age groups. We are short on a few categories, so we will need to be making a decision soon. We also need a head coach for the Age 5/6 Boys. Our next scheduled meeting is February 18, 2009 at 7:30 p.m. at the Community Building. Mead Days, June 19-21, is quickly approaching and donation letters will be going out soon. If you would like to donate, please send your donation to Mead Days/Mead Ball Association, c/o Dalene Selko, PO Box 155, Mead NE 68041. We are hoping to plan a great weekend of activities for the whole family.
Mark your calendars for the Mead Alumni Basketball and Volleyball Games. The volleyball is scheduled for March 28. The basketball is scheduled for April 3 and 4. You do not have to be an alumni to play. If enough players sign up, we will again have a girls game. More information will be forthcoming.
FEBRUARY 13, 2009
5:00 P.M.-8:00 P.M.
MEAD HIGH SCHOOL
TACO- CHIPS- DESSERT-DRINKS $5.00, Under 12 $3.00
TACO ONLY (hard or soft shell) $2.00
DESSERT ONLY $1.00
ALL PROCEEDS WILL GO TO STUDENTS PLANNING TO GO TO SPAIN IN MAY 2009
WITH SPONSORS VIRGINIA FERNANDEZ, JAYNE TAYLOR AND PEGGY WIMER