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Village of Mead

Volume 10, Issue 1


The Village of Mead is looking for residents to serve.  .  .
If you are interested in government and reside within the village limits of the Village of Mead, please make application to fill a vacancy on the Board of Trustees.

The Board meets the second Tuesday of the month at 6:00 p.m., plus additional meetings or hearings as required.

Please submit your name for consideration to the Clerk at the Village Office or a member of the Board of Trustees.  Applications will be accepted until Friday, January 9, 2015 at 12:00 p.m.  Questions can be directed to the Village Office at 402-624-2495.

*Must live inside the corporate limits of Mead
*Willing to learn zoning regulations
*Concerned about the community

Term requires a three-year commitment with term ending May, 2017.
Please contact the Village Office at 402-624-2495 or a Board of Trustees ember or a member of the Planning Commission if you are interested in this opportunity.


Following a snowfall of two (2”) inches or more, it shall be unlawful to park or stand any vehicle on any street within the Village of Mead until the street has been cleared.  5-311

Any vehicle parked in violation of any traffic regulations or any vehicle parked so as to obstruct the free movement of traffic or to cause a traffic hazard, or any vehicle parked on any street or alley obstructing the removal of snow may be immediately removed upon order of the Police Department.  5-304.

All sidewalks within the municipality shall be cleaned within twenty-four (24) hours after the cessation of the storm  8-201

If there is snowfall the dump WILL BE CLOSED.  The dump is open the first Saturday of the month ONLY from 8:00am until 12:00pm.

     A Regular Meeting of the Village of Mead Board of Trustees was held December 9 at the Village Office.  Chairman Guyle called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.  Answering roll call were Chairman Guyle; Trustees Havelka and Wielage.  Absent were Trustees Miller and Wimer.  Also present were Clerk Moline and Police Chief Carlson.  Guest was PJ Nicola.
     The Oath of Office was read by Havelka and Wielage.  Due to Miller’s absence, notice will be posted of a vacancy on the Village Board.  The Certificate of Election from the November 4 General Election was approved.  The following appointments were approved: Police Chief-Jerry Carlson; Clerk/Treasurer-June Moline; Utility/Maintenance Supt.-Nick Raver; Library Director-Nancy Black; Attorney-Loren Lindahl; Accountant-Ed Schroeder; Engineer-Olsson Assoc.; Street Supt.-Julie Ogden; Building Inspector-Terry Miller; Zoning Administrator-Jerry Carlson; Official Depository – Bank of Mead; Insurance Carrier – Inspro Insurance; 401k Administrator – Retirement Plan Consultants; Official Newspaper – Wahoo Newspaper; and Method of Posting – Bank of Mead, Mead Post Office and Village Office.  Board appointments were:  Common Facility Board – Wielage and Havelka; Municipal Board of Health – Guyle, Police Chief Carlson and Mary Miller; and Board of Adjustments – Havelka, Wielage, Wimer and Board of Trustees vacant position, Planning Commission Chair Jody Weible and alternate Guyle.
     REPORTSPolice – Carlson reported on Union Pacific train blocking streets for a length of time, exterior inspection at Wild West Trading Post, theft update, park concerns and call-in procedure.  Utility/Maintenance Supt:  Report from Raver reported shredder and blade bid for tractor and water violation.  Planning Commission:  The minutes of the November 24 Regular Meeting and Permit 14-22, Mead Ball Association for a chain-link fence at the park were reviewed.  Library Board:  Donna McLaughlin has been hired to fill in for Pat Miller during her absence.  Clerk:  Moline reported programs available through the Hazard Mitigation Plan.
     Action was taken to approve the purchase of a tractor for $13,500.00 from Welton Acution; a two-year retainer with Bromm, Lindahl, Freeman-Caddy and Lausterer; Resolution 14-12, Special Designated Liquor License to the Mead Volunteer Fire Dept. to serve alcohol at a Game Feed at the Fire/Rescue/Community Bldg. on February 21, 2015, and Ordinance 656, Amend Chapter 9, Article 6, Section 9-601, Building Code:  Adopted – Reference with update to the 2009 International Building Code with waiving of three readings.  A delinquent water/sewer account was discussed.
     The meeting was adjourned at 7:33 p.m.

MEAD PUBLIC LIBRARY NEWS by Nancy Black, Library Director
     On December 7th the Mead Public Library held the annual :Christmas at the Library” celebration.  We welcomed 33 children and adults to the library.  Stories were read, cookies were eaten and everyone enjoyed making ornaments for the library outdoor Christmas tree.  The letters to Santa that were written have all been mailed.  The winner of the bookmark contest is Abby Miller and the runner-up is Hadley Havelka, both girls will receive a certificate to Wahoo Pizza Hut for a personal pan pizza.  Thank-you to everyone who participated; come and see your designs featured at the library in a frame.  Thank-you to Wahoo Pizza Hut for donating the prizes.

     Are you ready for spaghetti?  The Mead Library Friends will be cooking up lots of great spaghetti with meat sauce and homemade goodies for dessert!!!  The annual LIBRARY SPAGHETTI FEED is on February 13th at the Mead Public High School during Parents Night basketball games.  We will begin serving up the spaghetti at 5:00 p.m.  Come on down and support the library along with the athletes!

     New Materials for November and December:
Consumer Reports Buying Guide 2015; Death Zones and Darling Spies by Beverly Deepe Keever (2015 One Book One Nebraska Read); The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein (patron pick); The Old Lonesome by Carol Benson (donated by author); The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho; Big Nate Out Loud, From the Top and Makes the Grade by Lincoln Peirce; Awesome Dawson by Chris Gall (donated by ELS); Into the Storm (DVD); How to Train Your Dragon 2 (DVD); Burn by James Patterson (donation); The Eye of Heaven and Havana Storm by Clive Cussler (donations); Drone by Mike Maden (donation); Frenzy by John Lutz (donation); Suspect by Robert Crais (donation); Last Vegas (DVD); American Hustle (DVD); Prancer (DVD); Prancer Returns (DVD); Ice Age A Mammoth; Christmas Special (DVD); Christmas with the Kranks (DVD); Venus in Winter by Gillian Bagwell; The Secret History a Novel of Empress Theodora by Stephanie Thornton; Potshot by Robert B. Parker (donation)


ST. JAMES CATHOLIC  213 E. Eighth St.

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. – Worship – First Sunday of the month
9:15a.m. – Sunday School for all ages (no Sunday School first Sunday of the month)
10:30a.m. – Worship—All other Sundays

SATURDAY, JANUARY 10 from 10:00a.m. – 11:00a.m. in the church basement

MEAD COVENANT  1540 Co Rd 10 / 402-624-6125
9:00a.m. – Coffee & Visiting
10:00a.m. – Worship Service (grade school age children dismissed for Kids Alive @ 10:30, nursery available during the service)
Wednesday Schedule
6:00p.m. – FREE MEAL AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC, followed by activities for Grade 1 through Adults

Village Board:  Tuesday, January 13, 6:00pm
Planning Commission: Monday, January 26, 7:30pm
Library Board:  Wednesday, January 21, 6:30pm
Fire & Rescue:  Monday, January 12, 7:30pm
The Village Board & Planning Commission meet at the Village Office, Library Board at the Library and Fire & Rescue at the Fire Station.

Mead Community Group – Dec 2014
Very soon now we will be celebrating a brand new year – 2015.  And many of us routinely make New Year’s Resolutions.  Most would agree that a healthier lifestyle, wellness, would be a good goal.  Wellness is not just the absenceof disease, illness and stress, but the presenceof purpose in life, active involvement in satisfying work and play, joyful relationships, a healthy body and  living environment, and of course, happiness. So here are some ideas for consideration in the coming year.
The Eight Dimensions of Wellness have been described as these:
Emotional – Developing skills and strategies to cope with stress
Financial – Satisfaction with current and future financial situations
Social – Developing a sense of connection and a well-developed support system
Spiritual – Search for meaning and purpose in the human experience
Occupational – Personal satisfaction and enrichment derived from one’s work
Physical – Recognizing the need for physical activity, diet, sleep, and nutrition
Intellectual – Recognizing creative abilities and finding ways to expand knowledge and skills
Environmental – Good health by occupying pleasant, stimulating environments that                                                       support well-being
If  this list looks daunting maybe we could pick out just a few, or even one or two, to try this year, hang onto the list and add from it as we can. 
Please have a safe and Happy New Year!
Next Mead Community Group meeting is January 6, 2015, Mead High School Commons, 7 PM.

312 S. Vine St., Box 46
Mead, NE  68041-0046
Telephone 402-624-2495
Fax 402-624-2024
Gary Guyle, Chairman
Shawn Havelka, Trustee
Vacant, Trustee
Richard Wielage, Trustee
Rod Wimer, Trustee
June Moline, Clerk/Treasurer  402-624-2495
Nick Raver, Ut/Mnt. Supt.  402-443-9688
Jerry Carlson, Police Chief  402-443-6846
Nancy Black, Library Director  402-624-6605
Nick Raver, Fire Chief  402-443-9688
Thank you the Mead Fire and Rescue Departments for sponsoring Santa’s visit to Mead Elementary School and Village of Mead Office.  Also, thank you to our special guest, Santa Claus.
Tuesday:  10:00 am – 1:00 pm and 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Wednesday:  4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Thursday:  10:00 am – 11:00 am and 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Saturday:  10:00 am – 2:00 pm