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Village of Mead

July 2009
Volume 5, Issue 7


The Village of Mead Board of Trustees met Tuesday, June 9 at 6:00 p.m. Answering roll call were Feldhaus, Howell & Raver. Absent were Halbmaier & Swanson. Also present were Clerk/Treasurer Moline, Utilities/Maintenance Supt. Walling & Police Chief Carlson. Guests were Terry & Adam Miller.

Bids were opened for sale of the quonset. Bids being: Rob LaCroix $20,500.01, Harry Falke $20,167.00 & Terry & Adam Miller $20,300.00. The bid of Rob LaCroix for $20,500.01 was accepted by Ord. No. 588, pending representative of Konecky Trust approval. Discussion was held on construction of a maintenance garage.

UTILITY/MAINTENANCE SUPT. REPORT: Walling reported plan to update wellhouse, & schedule to begin drainage project along Elm Street, repair park pavillion & install windows & doors at the Community Bldg. Mead Days Committee requests were reviewed.

Trustee Halbmaier entered the meeting at 6:45 p.m.

Ordinance 587, Deposit Fee for Renters, was tabled until the Sept. 8 meeting.

Action was taken to approve a 25-year lease for Third Street from Vine Street to Cedar Street at a cost of $500.00. Discussion was held on cutting curb at the NE corner of Fifth & Vine Streets, delinquent occupation tax, purchase of street signs, future amendment of C&L Villa utility rates, erection of “State Champion” sign, amending the Off Road Recreation Vehicles Ordinance & illegal dumping in village dumpsters. The Library & Planning Commission meeting minutes were reviewed.

CLERK REPORT: Moline reported sale of dog & cat licenses, need for water fountain at park, flag purchased for park, webpage problems, Mead student volunteer project & accountant scheduled for July 7 to review budget.

POLICE REPORT: Carlson presented the monthly report.

The board entered executive session to discuss park vandalism at 7:45 p.m. The board returned from executive session at 8:30 p.m.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:31 p.m.

Stephanie Harriman has been working for the Village this summer. Stephanie’s employment is through One Stop Employment Solution Summer Program. Her wages are at no cost to the village. She is working afternoons for Mead Public Schools.

Sara Nicola graciously volunteered to paint the picnic tables and park benches with Stephanie.

Moriah Nygren is caring of the island by the north entrance into town as a Mead High School Ag service project.

Thank you to the helpers who helped muscle loads from vehicles during Mead Days Clean Up.
Helpers were Trustees Ailene Raver and Bobbie Feldhuas and Terry Miller.

Thanks to all who have served the community!


Village Board: Tuesday, July 14, 6:00 p.m.
Planning Commission: Monday, July 27, 7:30 p.m.
Library Board: Tuesday, June 30, 7:30 p.m.
Fire & Rescue: Monday, July 13, 8:00 p.m.

The Village Board and Planning Commission meet at the Village Office, Library Board at the Library and the Fire Department at the Fire Hall.

We have been experiencing webpage problems but hope to have the webpage back up soon.


The Village of Mead is asking all residents to complete the Community Survey that was mailed to all residents. The Community Survey is being coordinated by SENDD. ALL INDIVIDUAL SURVEY RESULTS WILL BE KEPT CONFIDENTIAL AND TALLIED BY SENDD REPRESENTATIVES.

The Community Survey will access the needs of the community and seek funding from local, regional, state and federal sources for the projects if we should qualify. In order to qualify the village needs to determine the income eligibility threshold of all residents. Therefore it is vital that all surveys be returned for tabulation with correct information provided. Please be aware that “family households” are related people living in one house. Unrelated people will be required to each complete a separate survey.



ST. JAMES CATHOLIC 213 E. Eighth St.
5:30 pm Saturday Mass
9:30 am Sunday Mass
(check bulletin for daily mass, generally 7:00 a.m.)

9:00 am Summer Worship followed by cookies on the lawn

9:00 am Worship
10:15 am Life Groups

Alma Lutheran Church thanks all who participated in Discovery Canyon. A great time was had by all. We hope to see you again next year for Vacation Bible School, June 14-18, 2010.

Alma Lutheran Ice Cream Social
Friday, July 17
6:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Serving Home-made Ice Cream, Pies & Bars

Thank you , Dalene Selko and Staci Charles, for your tireless efforts in chairing “Mead Days” to make this annual event a success.

Also thank you to the many volunteers who helped during the event. The residents of the Village of Mead appreciate your dedication and hard work.

Raffle Winner: 1st place: $200 Dave Kunken; 2nd place: $100 Doug Johnson; 3rd place: $50 Larry O’Malley
Sand Volleyball Winner: Keshia Selko, Mike Weber, Kristen Tynon, Brian Weise, Allison Slager
Mud Volleyball Winner: Keshia Selko, Lyle Havelka, Max Boldra, Sara Kenne, Jim Bloom
Chinese Horseshoe Winner: Nate Johnson and Brent Huffman
Horseshoe Winner: Josh Charles and Adam Rasmussen
Beer Pong Winner: Paul Thorson and Justin Kozisek
Iron Man Winner: Brad Schutt
Dog Show: Best Trick:YoYo (Keshia Selko’s dog)
Best Dressed: Brownie (Cali Carritt’s dog)
Most Obedient: Lobo (Motan Grasiana’s dog)
Tractor Pull Winners: Age 4/5: Lane Ballard; Age 6/7: Dalton Bartek; Age 8/9: Gunnar Vanek
Fun Run:We had 69 participants.
0-15 Female: Erin Sutton; Male: Kaleb West
16-30 Female: Carol Miller; Male: John Kern
31-54 Female: Rose Sutton; Male: Brock Angelos
55+ Female: Alice Porta; Male: Roger Pelster
Texas Hold’em Tournament had over 15 participants and three places were awarded: 1st place: Mike Coyle; 2nd place: Patty Hagemann; 3rd place: Dwight Schulz

The weekend started off with great polka music by Lonnie Piitz, DJ, Tippy Cup Challenge and Beer Pong, Chinese horseshoes and fireworks. Saturday began with the fun run with 69 participants. Continued activities were sand volleyball, horseshoes, parade, kid games, Dog Show, youth tractor pull, Iron Man Competition, Magic Show and a great street dance by Mystic Haze sponsored by the Mead Volunteer Fire Department. When Sunday rolled around we continued activities with mud volleyball and Texas Hold’em poker tournament. Sorry to all of the antique tractor pull lovers that we had to postpone due to rain.

Overall the weekend was a huge success for everyone. The Mead Days Committee, Mead Ball Association, Mead Athletic Boosters and Mead Volunteer Fire Department would like to thank everyone for participating. A special thanks to all the volunteers who made this weekend a success. Without your dedication and donations, Mead Days would not be possible. Thanks again and mark your calendars now for next year’s Mead Days, June 18, 19 and 20.

Mead Community Group Tip of the Month

Backyard Pool Safety

Summer time and backyard pools are the place to be when the temperatures heat up! Make sure your kids avoid injury by following some simple safe pool guidelines.
*Keep your pool covered and ladders secured and locked or removed when the pool is not in use.
*Keep rescue equipment by the pool and a portable phone accessible with emergency numbers posted.
*Know CPR just in case.
*If your child is missing, check the pool first!
*Teach kids about the dangers of diving injuries. Never dive into above ground pools, always enter feet first. If you do dive, do it only from the end with the diving board and dive with your hands out in front of you. When sliding, go feet first only!

Information from the Consumer Product Safety Commission Document #5097

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