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Newsletter February 2019

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Village of Mead



Volume 14, Issue 2






A Regular Meeting of the Mead Board of Trustees was held January 8 at 6:00 p.m. at the Village Office.  Roll call showed the following board members present:  Chairman Guyle; Trustees Thorson, Wielage, and Wimer.  Absent was Trustee Felty.  Also present were Clerk Moline, Police Chief Carlson, and Library Director Laurie VanAckeren.  Guest was Brian McVey.

A Public Hearing was called at 6:03 p.m.  Review of the One and Six Year Street Plan took place.  The hearing adjourned at 6:04 p.m.

A Public Hearing was held at 6:05 p.m.  Discussion was held on an application from 3WG, LLC dba G & L Café seeking a recommendation to the NE Dept of Liquor for a Class C Liquor License.  The hearing adjourned at 6:08 p.m.

REPORTS: Clerk – Moline presented 2018 Building/Demolition Report, attorney response, upcoming events, and recycling status. Police – Carlson reported on monthly police activity. Discussion was held on the status of a property that the Board of Trustees requested be evaluated by the Municipal Health Board.  Library Director VanAckeren presented pictures colored by Story Hour participants to Officer Carlson in honor of “Thank a Police Officer Day”.

NEW BUSINESS: The following items were approved:  payment of $213,300.00 to Maquire Iron for water equipment; Resolution 19-01, One and Six Year Plan for Street Improvements; Resolution 19-05, Recommendation to the NE Liquor Control Commission to issue a Class C Liquor License to 3WG, LLC dba G & L Café; approved bid from Thiele Geo Tech for $3,311.00 to complete a technological study and testing at N. Oak Street; Resolution 19-02 Amend Employee Handbook; Resolution 19-03, Loan with the Bank of Mead for $37,075.65 to purchase a generator, handheld meter reader and autogun; Resolution 19-04, Gift depot building to Bill Thorson with stipulation that he remove the foundation and level the ground; and Ordinance No. 724, Set wage for Clerk/Treasurer.  First reading of Ordinance No. 723, Building Permits was approved.  Recommendations to the NE Liquor Control Commission were approved to the Mead Fire Department to serve alcohol at the Mead Fire Hall on February 16 for a Wild Game Feed and Mead Days Committee to serve alcohol at the Mead Park on June 14 and 15 during Mead Days.

The meeting was adjourned at 7:12 p.m.



MARCH 30, PET LICENSE AND VACCINATION DAY – 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 pm at the Mead Community Building

MAY 1, MEAD GARAGE SALE DAY – 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

JUNE 1, MEAD CLEAN-UP DAY – 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. in front of village office

JUNE 14 and 15, MEAD DAYS at the Mead Park



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)


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


ALMA LUTHERAN 219 W. Fifth St. / 402-624-3015

9:15a.m. – Sunday School for all ages (second, third and fourth Sunday’s of the month)

10:30a.m. – Sunday Worship


PANERA BREAD FREE TO THE PUBLIC, Saturday following the second Friday every month, 10AM – 12PM. There is always plenty of bread, rolls, coffee cake, bagels, and if you’re early enough – cookies.  This month the church will be open on SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 9.



Saturday, February 16

Mead Fire Station

Freewill donations, Doors open at 6pm

Raffle tickets available


All dogs and cats residing within the village limits of Mead are required to be licensed by MAY 1. Licenses may be obtained at the village office during regular business hours.  Proof of  current rabies vaccination is required.  Cost is $4.00 altered / $6.00 intact animal.


             MEAD PUBLIC LIBRARY NEWS – February 2019


Library Hours

Tuesday     10am-8pm (closed 3pm-4pm)                    Friday     9am-1pm

Wednesday   5pm-8pm                                     Saturday 9am-12noon

Thursday            1pm-8pm (closed 3pm-4pm)              Closed:     Sunday and Monday


Monthly Schedule

Coffee Hour is scheduled every Tuesday at 10am. Join us for coffee and conversation.

Story Time for young children is offered every Tuesday at 4pm. We will read a book or two, make a craft, and pick up a take home treat.

The Mead Public Library Board of Trustees next regular-scheduled meeting will be Monday, February 18, 2019, at 530pm in the Library. The public is invited to attend and participate in the session.

The Lunch Bunch Book Club will gather Friday, February 18, from 11am-Noon.

Homebound Library Delivery Service

If you know a community member who is temporarily or permanently housebound, Mead Public Library can assist by delivering books. There is no charge for this service. To make arrangements for homebound delivery, call Mead Public Library at 402.624.6605 or email

Special Events

Saturday, February 2 – Come and celebrate “Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day.” Join us at 10am to enjoy some of your favorite dessert for breakfast. RSVP to the library required by 4pm Friday, February 1, to make a reservation.

Tuesday, February 5 – Make reservations to participate in a Crochet Workshop. We will start at 630pm and welcome beginners and experienced crafters to come and enjoy time together. This is a FREE workshop and all supplies will be provided. Preregistration required to participate. Registration deadline is 4pm Friday, February 1. Ages 8-up please.

Thursday, February 21 – All ages are welcome to come and play UNO on Card Game Night beginning at 630pm. Winners will receive prizes.


Calling all youth ages 0-5 years old (or any child who has not yet started kindergarten)! Please join us as we begin a new, ongoing program called 1000 Books Before Kindergarten! This program, for the Mead children, is being made available, at no cost to you, by the NE Library Commission Youth Grants for Excellence 2018.  Stop in the library to learn more and to sign up after January 23, 2019.


Thank you

Thank you to the Friends of the Mead Library Foundation for holding its annual fundraiser at the high school on Friday, January 4, 2019. The support shown by community members who purchased sloppy joe meals to raise money for library programs was most appreciated.


Be sure to “like” our Face Book page for updates and details of programs and events.







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1540 County Road 10



Village Board:  Tuesday, February 12, 6:00 pm

Planning Commission: Monday, February 25, 7:30 p.m.

Library Board: Monday, February 18, 5:30 p.m.

Fire & Rescue: Monday, February 11 7:30 pm


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



312 S. Vine St., P.O. Box 46

Mead, NE 68041

Phone: 402-624-2495

Fax: 402-624-2024



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/Maint. 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 402-443-9688