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Village of Mead

Volume 15, Issue 2


The Board of Trustees of the Village of Mead held a regular meeting on January 14 at 6:00 p.m. at the Village Office. Answering roll call were Chairman Thorson; Trustees Wielage and Wimer. Absent were Trustees Felty and Guyle. Also present were Clerk Moline and Utility/Maintenance Superintendent Raver. Guests were Craig Reinsch, Jeff Ballard, Jody Weible and Connie Schliffke.

Jody Weible and Connie Schliffke requested amendments to the Comprehensive Plan. Jeff Ballard, Maquire Iron, updated the board on the process of Phase 1. The board rejected Change Order #2 from Maquire Iron to set back date for completion of Phase 1. Craig Reinsch, Olsson, discussed rebidding Phase II of the water project. Action was taken to reject the bid from BRB to complete Phase II.
REPORTS: Police – The Monthly Police Report was reviewed. Utility/Maintenance Superintendent – No report on the insurance claim with AWS. Planning Commission – The 2019 Permits Issued Report was reviewed. Clerk – Moline reported updating the Employee Handbook and upcoming events: Pet Clinic – March 28, Garage Sale Day – May 2 and Clean-up Day – June 13.

Ordinance 737, Unsafe Buildings, was adopted on third reading.

Action was taken to approve local recommendation for a Special Designated Liquor License to Mead Days Association to serve alcohol at the city park on June 19 and 20 during Mead Days, street closing during Mead Days, and 3% raise to the Clerk/Treasurer.

The meeting adjourned at 8:08 p.m.

Village Board: Tuesday, February 11, 6:00 pm
Planning Commission: Monday, February 24, 7:30 p.m.
Library Board: Monday, February 17, 5:30 p.m.
Fire/Rescue: Monday, February 10, 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.

Saturday, February 15, 2020

Free will donation, doors open at 6pm
Raffle tickets available. Prizes include: Shotgun, Pistol, Yeti Cooler, 55” TV


MARCH 28 – PET LIENSE AND VACCINATION DAY, 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm at the Mead Community Building (bring your dog or cat to get their shots OR if he/she is current on their shots just bring the documents and you can get them licensed that day).
MAY 2 – MEAD GARAGE SALE DAY, 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
JUNE 13 – MEAD CLEAN-UP DAY 9:00 am – 12:00 pm in front of the village office, 312 S. Vine Street
JUNE 19 and 20 – MEAD DAYS at the Mead Park

Library Hours
Tuesday 10am-1pm & 4pm-8pm Friday 9am-2pm
Wednesday 4pm-8pm Saturday 9am-12noon
Thursday 9am-3pm Closed: Sunday and Monday
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.
The Lunch Bunch Book Club will gather Friday, February 21, from 12noon-1pm. Bring your lunch if you wish and join us for coffee and discussion of this month’s book. Everyone is welcome.
The next regularly-scheduled meeting of the Mead Public Library Board of Trustees will be Monday February 17, at 530pm in the Library. The public is invited to attend and participate in the session.

Special Events
Thursday, February 6 – The library is starting a new program for toddlers ages 1-4 on the first Thursday of each month. Come and bring your child to read books, make crafts, and visit with others from 10-1030am on Thursday, February 6.
Wednesday, February 12 – A Water Color Hearts Art session is scheduled for 430pm This fun Valentine craft is for all ages.
Tuesday, February 25 – If you have ever wanted to learn how to crochet or visit with others who enjoy this hobby, stop by anytime between 6-8pm. Beginner, advanced or expert crafters are all welcome at this free event and the library can provide a crochet hook and yarn if requested.
Thank you
Thanks to all who attended the Sloppy Joe Supper Fundraiser at Mead High School on January 25. The work of the Friends of the Mead Library Foundation and the community’s support of this annual event are appreciated.

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
6:30p.m. – 8:30p.m. – Kids in Action (elementary age children)

ST. JAMES CATHOLIC 213 E. Eighth St. / 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. / 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. This month the church will be open on SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 15th.

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.

Dr. Dobesh, Green Acre, will be available on March 28th from 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the Mead Community Building to provide shots, conduct blood work, and provide products to purchase. You may also license your pet at that time.
Per Village Code you are required to remove your vehicle from village street upon 2” or more of snow. If not removed your vehicle may be ticketed and possibly removed.

You have twenty-four hours following the cessation of a snowstorm to clean your sidewalks.

312 S. Vine St., P.O. Box 46
Mead, NE 68041
Phone: 402-624-2495
Fax: 402-624-2024

Bill Thorson, Chairman
Jason Felty, Trustee
Gary Guyle, 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
Lori Moseman, Ass’t Library Director
Nick Raver, Fire Chief 402-443-9688