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Village Of Mead Office
(402) 624-2495
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(402) 624-3610

February 2016    Volume 11, Issue 2
     A Regular Meeting of the Village of Mead Board of Trustees was held January 12 at 6:00 pm at the Village Office.  Present were Chairman Havelka; Trustees Guyle, Wielage and Wimer.  Absent was Nicola.  Also present were Clerk Moline, Utilities/Maintenance Supt. Raver and Police Chief Carlson.  Guests were Lee and Bobbie Feldhaus, Rick Miller, Melissa Konecky and Julie Ogden.
     The board entered a Board of Adjustment Meeting/Hearing at 6:02 pm.
     BOARD OF ADJUSTENT MEETING/HEARING:  Roll call showed the following members present:  Chairman Havelka; Board members:  Wielage, Wimer and alternate Guyle.  Absent were Nicola and Weible.
      A public hearing was called at 6:03 pm.  Lee and Bobbie Feldhaus requested a hearing to address the denial by the Planning Commission for larger trailers at C & L Villa.  The Planning Commission stated that the larger trailers would not meet front and rear lot requirements and a green space with a park is required by the MH Zoning District.  Feldhaus said they cannot locate the smaller trailers and that liability insurance would be too high for a park within the green space.  The hearing adjourned at 6:25 pm.
     Action was taken to adopt Resolution 16-01, Variance to approve placement of larger trailers within C & L Villa as shown on the plan submitted by the Feldhauses, removal of a storage shed at lot 12 to allow for a green space and removal of the trailer on lot 8 to allow for construction of a storage shed.
     The meeting adjourned at 6:30 pm.
     SCHEDULED GUEST:  Street Supt. Julie Ogden reviewed the One and Six Year Street Plan.  Action for approval will take place at the February 9 Regular Meeting. 
     REPORTS:  Utility/Maintenance Supt. – Raver reported repairs at the wellhouse.  Discussion centered on possible location for a well/water treatment plant.  Police – The monthly police report was reviewed.  Discussion was held on litigation.  Planning Commission – The 2015 Building/Demolition Permit Report was presented.  Concern of a resident erecting a shed without the required permit was discussed.  Clerk – Moline reported property for sale which has a village lien, meter repair, and upcoming meetings.
     UNFINISHED BUSINESS:  Second readings were heard on Ord. 671, Building Permits & addition of Maintenance Code; Ord. 672, Occupation tax on cell towers; & Ord 673, Zoning Regulations.
     NEW BUSINESS:  Action was taken to waive three readings and adopt Ord. 676, Sale of personal property; adopted Resolution 16-03, Special Designated Liquor License to Mead Fire/Rescue Dept. to host Mead Days at the Mead park on June 17, 18 and 19; approved a Special Permit to Mead Days Committee to close First St. from Elm St. to Vine St. during Mead Days 2016; and acknowledged the resignation of Ken Schultz as Dumpmaster. 
     The board entered executive session at 7:50 pm for the prevention of needless injury to a reputation for job performance evaluation of the Clerk/Treasurer.  The board returned to regular session at 8:00 pm.
     Action was taken to waive three readings and adopt Ord. 675 to amend Clerk/Treasurer’s wage with a 3% increase.
     The meeting adjourned at 8:01 pm.
Saturday, April 9, 2016
Mead Community Building
1:30 – 3:00 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 current rabies vaccination.  Available will be vaccinations for rabies, distemper/parvo for dogs and rabies/distemper for cats.  Products to purchase will be Heartgard and Frontline for your pets.  Blood tests for heartworm will also be available.  Cost to license your pet is $4.00 altered, $6.00 intact.
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.
Softball/Baseball Sign-up and Parent Meeting
Monday, February 29th at 7pm at the Mead Fire Hall
All parents should attend if your child plans to play softball or baseball this summer.  Help discussion of:  Fee increases, change in uniform process, potential co-op with Yutan for teams, fundraiser idea sharing.  Contact Angie Siske with any questions prior to the meeting:  402-889-2081 or
Effective January 1, 2016, library hours are: 
Tuesdays 10 am-1 pm and4 pm-7 pm 
Wednesdays 3 pm-6 pm 
Thursdays 11 am-6 pm 
Fridays 9 am-2 pm 
Saturdays 10 am-2 pm 
Coffee Houris scheduled every Tuesday at 10 am and in-library Story Times for young children are every Thursdayat 4 pm and Saturday at 11am.  
The Lunch Bunch Book Club will meet from 1130 am-1230 pm on Friday, February 19.  All residents are welcome to stop by and enjoy the book discussion, dessert, and coffee. 
The Teen Advisory Board (TAB) will meet on Thursday, February 18, from 5pm-6pm. This group gets together monthly and is open to all boys and girls living in Mead who are in grades 5-12. Members provide input on books, events, movies, and programs offered by the library.
Join us on Facebook to check out more information about events and stay in touch. 
Creature Features 
This January-May program focuses on a different living creature each month. It includes a visit by the creature, opportunities to learn more about how it lives, and new books for story times in the library and at Kids’ Corner Daycare.   
January’s featured creature was the bat and February’s creature will be the cat. Cat visitors will be at the library on Saturday, February 27,from 11 am-12 noon.  Stop by and talk with Debora Wilcox from Saunders Count Lost Pets (SCLP) to learn more about cats’ lives and check out new books about them.  
Thanks to all who participated in the library’s annual spaghetti feed on Saturday, January 23.  The support of community members and efforts of the Mead Public Schools, Library Board, and Friends of the Library during this fundraiser were appreciated.
The Mead Public Library Board meets the third Wednesday of each month at the library. Sessions are open to the public. The next meeting will be Wednesday, February 17, at 5:30 pm
Village Board:  Tuesday, February 9, 6:00pm
Planning Comm.: Monday, February 22, 7:30pm
Library Board:  Wednesday, February 17, 5:30pm
Fire & Rescue:  Monday, February 8, 7:30pm
The Village Board & Planning Commission meet at the Village Office, Library Board at the Library and Fire & Rescue at the Fire Station.
The Village of Mead is currently taking applications for a Dumpmaster to man the dump on a part-time basis.  Dump hours are:
April 1 through October 31
Wednesday 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
November 1 through March 31
First Saturday of the month 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Please contact the village office at 312 S. Vine St. or 402-624-2495 to obtain an application.
The Village of Mead is an equal opportunity employer, who does not discriminate on race, sex, origin, age, or creed.
312 S. Vine St., Box 46
Mead, NE  68041-0046
Telephone 402-624-2495
Fax 402-624-2024
Shawn Havelka, Chairman
Gary Guyle, Trustee
PJ Nicola, Trustee
Richard Wielage, Trustee
Rod Wimer, Trustee
June Moline, Clerk/Treasurer  402-624-2495
Nick Raver, Utility/Maint. Supt.  402-443-9688
Jerry Carlson, Police Chief  402-443-6846
Lori Moseman, Library Director 402-624-6605
Laurie Van Ackeren, Ass’t Library Director
Nick Raver, Fire Chief  402-443-9688
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)
ST. 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 – Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
8:00a.m. – Daily Mass – Saturday, when scheduled
ALMA LUTHERAN  219 W. Fifth St. / 402-624-3015
  8:30a.m. – Sunday Worship – First Sunday of the month
10:30a.m. – Sunday Worship – All other Sundays
  9:00a.m. – Sunday School for all ages
PANERA BREAD – FREE TO THE PUBLIC, Saturday following the second Friday of the month – FEBRUARY 13.
Mead’s Annual Community-wide Garage Sale Day is scheduled for Saturday, May 7, 2016, 8:00 am – 2:00 pm.  If you wish to have your sale listed on the village garage sale map contact the village office, 402-624-2495, by APRIL 29.