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Village of Mead

January 2013   Volume 10, Issue 1


The Village of Mead Board of Trustees met December 11 at 6:00 p.m. at the Village Office.  New members Gary Guyle and Rod Wimer took the Oath of Office.  Answering roll call were Chairman Mayfield; Trustees Guyle, Miller, Wielage and Wimer.  Also present were Clerk Moline, Utilities / Maintenance Supt. Raver and Police Chief Carlson.  Guest was Julie Ogden.

Moline was appointed Chairman Pro Tempore as nominations were called for Chairman.  Mayfield was nominated and declared Chairman.  Mayfield then assumed the chair duties. 

The following appointments were approved:  Police Chief – Jerry Carlson; Clerk / Treasurer – June Moline; Utilities / Maintenance Supt. – Nick Raver; Librarian – Vera Kuhr; Attorney – Loren Lindahl; Street  Supt. – Julie Ogden, JEO Consulting; Engineer – JEO Consulting; Accountant – Ed Schroeder; Official Depository – Bank of Mead; Insurance Carrier – Inspro; 401k Administrator – MG Trust; Official Newspaper – Wahoo Newspaper.  The method to post notice for meetings was approved as posting at the Bank of Mead, Mead Post Office and Village Office.  Board appointments were:  Common Facility Board – Guyle and Wielage; Municipal Board of Health – Police Chief Carlson, Mayfield and Mary Miller; Board of Adjustment – Guyle, Mayfield, Wielage, Wimer and Planning Commission Chair, Alternate – Miller.  A two-year retainer with Bromm, Lindahl, Freeman-Caddy and Lausterer was approved.

SCHEDULED GUEST  Village Street Supt. Julie Ogden reviewed projects for the One and Six Year Street Plan.

POLICE REPORT – Carlson presented the monthly police report and plan of action for removal of a dead tree at a residence.

UTILITY / MAINTENANCE SUPT.  REPORT– Raver reported results of the well inspection by NE HHS, back-up water operator and repairs required at the water tower.  A letter from Sewer Project Engineer Ben Day of Olsson Assoc. was read in response to a letter dated 11/12/12 from Attorney Bill Blake regarding the proposed location for the retention lagoons.

CLERK REPORT – Moline acknowledged additional receipt of $347.20 from EECBG funds for energy improvements at the Community Bldg, date of Clerk’s Academy in 2013, certified election results and unemployment rate for 2013.

PLANNING COMMISSION REPORT – The minutes of the 11/26 Regular Meeting and 2012 Bldg. Permits were reviewed.

LIBRARY REPORT – The 11/14 meeting minutes were presented.

BUSINESS:  Action was taken to approve $100.00 donation to NE Rural Water for services; approved third reading and adoption of ORD. 630, amend Chapter 6, Article 3, Section 6-303, Misdemeanors; Discharge of Firearms within Municipality; waived three readings and approved Ord. 631, Update Legislative Action for 2012; approved Resolution 12-17, Amend Employee Handbook; approve permit to cut curb by the Community Bldg / Fire Station to Mead Fire Dept. and approved Levi Durnal as a member of the Planning Commission .  The resignation of Bill Thorson from the Planning Commission was reported.  The board approved purchase of gift cards for former Trustees A. Raver and Halbmaier for their service on the board.

The board entered executive session at 7:32 p.m. for annual evaluation of the Librarian.  The board returned to regular session at 7:35 p.m.

 The meeting was adjourned at 7:35 p.m.


The Annual Spaghetti Feed will be held on January 21 at Mead High School beginning at 4:00 pm.  The Raider Basketball teams will be playing Yutan during the evening.  Games begin at 4!

Mead Community Group Healthy Family Tip of the Month

Happy New Year!  And you know what that means, have you got your New Year’s Resolutions made?  How long will you stick with them this year?  Or have you thrown up the white flag already and given up completely on making resolutions?  There are some specific things you can do to guarantee you and your family will be more successful this year.  Follow these tips from the experts at the University of Maryland Medical Center:

                *Make your goals specific and write them down. 

                *Break your goal down into manageable steps
                *Don’t wait for the motivation to change, take action and the inspiration will follow
                *Mistakes are opportunities for learning
                *Tell someone about your resolutions, they will help keep you accountable
                *Add a spiritual dimension to your goals

Good Luck with your New Year’s Resolutions.  The MCG supports you in all your efforts to raise happy, healthy children!  Working together we can’t help but succeed! 

Next Meeting will be Wednesday, February 13th at the Mead High School 2:00 pm.

Thank you, Bill Thorson for your service on the Mead Planning Commission.  Levi Durnal has been approved as a member of the Mead Planning Commission.  Levi’s term will expire in May 2015.  Welcome!

New to the Village Board of Trustees ~

Steve Mayfield was re-elected as Chairman of the Village of Mead Board of Trustees.  New members to the board are Gary Guyle and Rod Wimer.  Welcome!


312 S. Vine St., P.O. Box 46
Mead, NE 68041-0046
Phone:  (402) 624-2495
Fax:  (402) 624-2024
Steve Mayfield, Chairman
Gary Guyle, Trustee
Adam Miller, Trustee
Richard Wielage, Trustee
Rod Wimer, Trustee
June Moline, Clerk/Treas.  624-2495
Nick Raver, Ut/Mnt. Supt.  443-9688
Jerry Carlson, Police Chief  624-2056
Vera Kuhr, Librarian  624-6605
Nick Raver, Fire Chief443-9688


Village Board:  Tuesday, January 8, 6:00pm

Planning Comm: Monday, January 28, 7:30pm
Library Board:  Wednesday, January 16, 7:00pm
Fire & Rescue:  Monday, January 14, 7:30pm

The Village Board and Planning Commission meet at the Village Office, Library Board at the Mead Library and Fire Department at Mead Schools (temporary location).



As winter weather approaches, Village Ord. 5-311 requires that following a snowfall of 2” or more, it shall be unlawful to park or stand any vehicle on any street within the congested district (Vine St. from 3rd St. to 5th St. and 4th St. from the alley adjacent to Blocks 24 and 33 to Vine St. and from alley adjacent to Blocks 25 and 32 to Vine St.), between the hours of 11:00 P.M. and 7:00 A.M. of the following day.  All vehicles must be removed promptly from the designated “Snow Emergency Route” that is marked by signs.


On all other streets, parking shall be restricted to the north and west sides of the streets on even numbered days of the month and the south and east sides of the streets on odd numbered days of the month until the streets have been cleaned.

Village ordinance also designates that all sidewalks shall be cleaned within 24 hours after the cessation of snow.  ORD. 8-201

 Snow Emergency Route

Snow Emergency Route within the Village of Mead is defined as Elm Street from Highway 92 to Eighth Street, Vine Street from First Street to Eighth Street, First Street from Elm Street to County Road 10, Fourth Street from Elm Street to County Road 10, and Eighth Street from Oak Street to County Road 10.

Signs are posted on the streets indicating they are designated as the Snow Emergency Route.  Parking on these streets is not permitted during snow accumulation.  No parking on side streets is also encouraged to aid in snow removal in a timely fashion.
 Church Services

ALMA LUTHERAN  219 W Fifth St. 402-624-3015
Worship – 8:30 am – first Sunday of the month (spoken)
10:30 am – all other Sundays
 9:15 am  Sunday School for all ages

PANERA BREAD – JANUARY 12, 10:00 – 11:00 am at the church basement  (FREE TO ALL)

EVANGELICAL COVENANT  1540 Co Rd 10 402-624-6125
  9:00 am  Coffee & visiting
10:00 am  Worship service (grade school age children dismissed for Kids Alive @ 10:30,
nursery available during service)

Weekly Schedule
 6:00 pm  Dinner 4 Change (free to everyone)
 7:00 pm  Life Group / Bible Study (an opportunity to hear answers to tough questions of the Bible)

ST. JAMES CATHOLIC  213 E. Eighth St. / 402-624-3555
 5:30 pm  Saturday Mass
 9:00 am  Sunday Mass
Weekly Schedule
 7:00 am  Daily Mass – Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
 5:30 pm  Daily Mass –  Tuesday
 8:00 am  Daily Mass – Saturday



TUESDAY,  9:00 am – 11:00 & 2:00 pm -7:00 pm

WEDNESDAY,  4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
THURSDAY,  9:00 am – 11:00 & 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm
SATURDAY,   9:00 am – 12:00 pm

E-reader service is available from the Mead Public Library.  If you have questions, contact the library at 402-624-6605.