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Newsletter January 2019

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Village of Mead


Volume 14, Issue 1





Village of Mead Board of Trustees meet December 11

The Village of Mead Board of Trustees met December 11 at 6:00 p.m. at the Village Office. Answering roll call were Trustees Felty, Guyle, Wielage and Wimer.  Absent was Chairman Havelka.  Also present were incoming member Thorson, Clerk/Treasurer Moline, Utility/Maintenance Supt. Raver, Police Chief Carlson and Library Director VanAckeren.  Guests were Craig Reinsch, Julie Ogden, Cody Morris and Viki Miller.

Old business of meeting minutes, Treasurer’s Reports and claims were conducted prior to reorganization of the board.

REORGANIZATION OF THE BOARD: Trustees Felty, Thorson and Wielage were administered the Oath of Office.  Guyle was elected Chairman and Wimer as Chairman Pro Tempore.  Appointments were Police Chief-Carlson; Clerk/Treasurer-Moline; Utility/Maintenance Supt.-Raver; Attorney-Bromm, Lindahl, Freeman-Caddy and Lausterer; Accountant-Ed Schroeder; Engineer-Olsson; Street Supt.-Julie Ogden; Building Inspector-Terry Miller; Zoning Administrator-Carlson; Nuisance Enforcement Officer-Carlson and Hearing Officer-Alberto Silva.  Approvals were:  Bank of Mead-official depository; Inspro Insurance-insurance carrier; Retirement Plan Consultants-401k Administrator, Wahoo Newspaper-official newspaper; method of postings-Bank of Mead, Mead Post Office and Village Office; and manner in which the Planning Commission and Library Board are chosen is by appointment.  Committees are:  Common Facility Board-Wielage and Wimer; Municipal Board of Health-Guyle, Police Chief Carlson and Mary Miller; Board of Adjustment-Guyle, Felty, Wielage, Thorson and Planning Commission Chair Weible.  Wimer will serve as alternate.  A two-year retainer was approved with Bromm, Lindahl, Freeman-Caddy and Lausterer Law Firm.

A PUBLIC HEARING was held at 6:10 p.m. to review a request from Robbie and Karen LaCroix to rezone property located at 221 W. Second St. The hearing was adjourned at 6:15 p.m.

Action was taken to adopt Ordinance 722, Rezone real estate located at 221 W. Second St. from Multi-family Residential to Light Industrial.

SCHEDULED GUESTS: Craig Reinsch, Olsson, presented an update on the water project. The design and color for the new water storage tank was chosen.  Street Supt. Julie Ogden, reviewed the agreement for the street paving project. The board approved the Professional Services Agreement with JEO for the street paving project located at N. Oak St.

UNSCHEDULED GUEST: Library Director Laurie VanAckeren inquired as to why the board is seeking a list of all visitors to the library.

REPORTS: Police – Carlson presented the Monthly Police Report. Discussion was held on the Municipal Health Board evaluating a property in the near future.  Utility/Maintenance Supt. – Raver reported snow removal, tar order, pilot test procedure and remounting the radar speed sign. Planning Commission – The minutes of the November 26 regular meeting and public hearing were accepted. Permit 18-25 to the Village of Mead to erect a 150,000 gallon water storage tank, fence and automatic gate at 309 W. Second St. was approved.  Library – The November 19 Library Board minutes were accepted. Clerk – Moline reported response from NDOR regarding Hwy 92 passing zone and speed limit; Handbook amendments, amend Section 9-201 Building Permits, receipt of the new meter reader and auto gun and Appreciation Dinner scheduled for January 6.

NEW BUSINESS: A SDLL to Chips Restaurant and Bar to host a wedding reception at the Community Bldg. on February 9 was granted.  Discussion was held on dispersal of the depot building, reviewed the Common Board Facility Agreement, water / sewer connections, building inspection process and Occupancy Permit.

The meeting adjourned at 8:03 p.m.


The Village Office will be closed December 24 and 25 and various times throughout the Christmas season.


             MEAD PUBLIC LIBRARY NEWS – January 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

NOTE: The Library will be closed Tuesday, January 1.

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, January 21, 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, January 18 from 11am-Noon.


Special Events

Friday, January 4, 2019 – Mead Library Friends of the Foundation will host their Annual Fundraiser at Mead High School. Come support the Library during the Mead vs Yutan basketball games. Dinner will be served starting at 4pm and includes a sloppy joe, chips, vegetables, choice of homemade dessert, and beverage. Free Will donations to the Library will also be gratefully accepted and take outs will be available.

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 & to sign up after January 23, 2019.

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



In the event of snowfall, any vehicle parked on any street or alley obstructing the removal of snow may be immediately removed upon order of the Police Department. All sidewalks are to be cleaned within 24 hours after the cessation of the snow.


Thank you to the Mead Fire Department and Rescue for sponsoring Santa’s visit to Mead Elementary School On December 21.



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



12/24 9:00 p.m. – Candlelight Service


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, JANUARY 12.


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



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

Planning Commission: Monday, January 28, 7:30 p.m.

Library Board: Monday, January 21, 5:30 p.m.

Fire & Rescue: Monday, January 14, 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