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Village of Mead
Mead, Nebraska
Volume 7, Issue 7 July 2010

Village of Mead Board of Trustees meet June 8th
The Village of Mead Board of Trustees met June 8 at 6:00 p.m. at the Village Office. Present were Chairperson Raver; Trustees Feldhaus, Halbmaier, Mayfield & Swanson. Also present were Clerk Moline, Utilities/Maintenance Supt. Walling & Police Chief Carlson. Guests present were Dave & Melissa Konecky, Randy Robeson, Jeff Ingalls, Patrick Fick, Kevin Thulin, Steve Kadavy, Shane Mapes, Barb & Doug Hutmacher & Tim Laughlin.
GUESTS: Frontier Co-op Manager Robeson was present to discuss anhydrous ammonia & propane tanks. The Hutmachers expressed concerns regarding a possible beer garden at Fly n’ Pig Pub. Mapes discussed the possibility of a beer garden at the pub. The Koneckys inquired as to the “no parking” sign along Elm St., regulating the fire pit ordinance & sought additional data on the water report.
REPORTS: Walling presented the asbestos report on the wellhouse. Carlson presented the monthly Police Report. Clerk Moline reported park concerns, water meter maintenance & budget review date set for July 6. The Library Report & Planning Commission Report were reviewed.
OLD BUSINESS: Action was taken to adopt Ord. 596, Notice to Bidders & Ord. 597, Delinquent Utility Notice on third reading, waive three readings & adopt Ord. 599, Dogs & Cats and Ord. 600, Gases. Moriah Nygren has volunteered to maintain the median again this summer as an FFA project, street study will be pursued with CDBG funds & written opinions from DEQ regarding concrete & the State Fire Marshall’s office regarding required fire alarm inspections were presented.
NEW BUSINESS: First reading was heard for Ord. 601, Fire Pits, participation in WARN was approved & permission to display two additional banners to the Mead Community Group was granted. It was reported Youth Services will provide youth for maintenance on June 10, concerns by citizens regarding stop signs were reported & Clerk is to contact the Dept. of Roads for an opinion regarding stop signs placed on thoroughfares.
The board entered executive session at 8:08 p.m. to discuss a personnel issue. The board returned to regular session at 8:24 p.m. The meeting was adjourned at 8:24 p.m.

A Public Hearing of the Planning Commission will be held Monday, June 28 at 7:40 pm. The purpose of the hearing is to address a request to amend Zoning District 11– M1, Light Industrial and M2, Heavy Industrial to add Permitted Conditional Uses for propane storage under M1 and anhydrous storage Under M2. Frontier Co-operative will seek a Conditional Use Permit to place propane in the M1 District and anhydrous ammonia in the M2 District. The Board of Trustees will consider the application at a Public Hearing on July 13 at 6:10 p.m. The board will address the same requests as addressed at the Planning Commission Hearing.


Village Board: Tuesday, July 13, 6:00 p.m.
Planning Commission: Monday, July 26, 7:30 p.m.
Library Board: Wednesday, July 7, 7:00 p.m.
Fire & Rescue: Monday, July 12, 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.

Thank You’s Due
Thank you to our Trustees, Ailene Raver for overseeing volunteer workers from Saunders Co. Youth Services for summer maintenance and Bobbie Feldhaus and Steve Mayfield for volunteering their time to help with Mead Clean Up Day. Your help was appreciated!


Thank you to Dalene Selko and Staci Charles for all of their hard work with the Mead Days Celebration. The annual fundraiser could not happen without Dalene and Staci’s planning and guidance. The hours of work and support provided by you and your volunteers is most appreciated. The event was a lot of fun and a success once again even if rain forced the cancellation of Sunday’s events.



July 15 – Incumbents
August 2 – Non-incumbents

is accepting 3 and 4 year old children for the 2010-2011 preschool year.
Call Dani at (402) 720-3147 for details.


Effective July 1, dog and cat licenses will increase by $1.00. Licenses will cost $4.00 for neutered / spayed pets and $6.00 for intact pets. The increase is due to legislation that requires the collection of $1.00 per license for the State of Nebraska Dog and Cat Commercial Fund. All dogs and cats were to be licensed within the Village of Mead BY MAY 1.


9:00 am Sunday Worship, followed by coffee and cookies on the lawn

10:00 am-11:30 am Sunday Worship
7:00 pm Wednesday—Jr/Sr High Youth Group

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

Mead Community Group Healthy Family Tip of the Month

The Forty Developmental Assets is a popular new health trend circulating through the American education system and children and their families at Mead Public Schools will have an opportunity to start learning more about these assets when they return to school later this summer. These assets are not new, but identifying them and finding ways to specifically build and strengthen them has the power to be revolutionary.

What are the Forty Developmental Assets? They are positive experiences and qualities researchers at the Search Institute have identified that all young people need to grow up into healthy and responsible members of society. These assets are divided into eight areas of human development, four that are internal or within a person’s control and four that are external or outside of one’s area of control. For example, the first six assets fall under the category of Support, these are external and not controlled by the individual young person, they include:
1. Family Support – family life provides high levels of love and support.
2. Postitive Family Communication – young person and his/her parent(s) communicate positively and young person seeks advice and counsel from parents.
3. Other Adult Relationships – young person receives support from 3 or more nonparent adults.
4. Caring Neighborhood – young person experiences caring neighbors.
5. Caring School Climate – school provides a caring, encouraging environment.
6. Parent Involvement in Schooling- parents are actively involved in helping the young person succeed in school.
(we will identify the remaining 34 assets in upcoming issues)

The Mead Community Group is so excited to assist in bringing this information to our community. We truly believe that like taking a vitamin strengthens the physical body, this knowledge will help our young people grow into strong and healthy well-rounded community members.

Join us at our monthly meeting, Tuesday, July 13th 12:00 noon at Tracy’s Place in Mead. All interested community members are welcome and invited to attend.

Mead Library News – June, 2010 by Vera Kuhr, Librarian
Summer reading is in full swing. We have crafts on Thursday at 2:30 (please be on time as I have volunteers for this hour). The last day will be July 16th. Please keep track of the books or minutes read and turn them in before the 16th. We hope to have a party on this day.

New materials will be ordered if funds allow as we are doing the next fiscal year budget to be finalized next month.

It has come to my attention that patrons that are required to pay a fee for a card at the Mead Public Library will renew their card at another library. I ask that you renew your card at the library in Mead as the card money is part of the library budget. Also, if you are required to pay $20.00 at one library, you will have to pay the same amount for a card at all of the six libraries in Saunders County. Anyone living outside of the taxing entity of the six libraries is required to pay for a library card. We have in previous years received funds from Saunders County but this may be in jeopardy this year.

Would anyone like to be part of a Garden Club? On Tuesday August 3rd
at 7:00 pm at the library, an informal meeting will be held for any interested parties. I see so many pretty yards and some of this expertise could
be shared with others. See you then?????


Raffle: 1st place – $200 Kent Jenkins, 2nd Place – $100 Donnie Laughlin, 3rd place – $50 Marlene Vogt
Sand Volleyball: Champions – Shawn Havelka, Penny Couch, Allysia Selko, Brian Streit
Mud Volleyball: Cancelled due to weather
Chinese Horseshoe: Champions – Rick Grell and Larry Riha
Horseshoe: Champions – Larry Johnson and Chris Johnson
Beer Pong: Champions – Shawn Havelka and Penny Couch
Minute It to Win It: Champion – Chelsea Bergman
Tractor Pull: There were 24 participants, Champions were:
Age 4/5 – Connor Schutt
Age 6/7 – Trevor Stevens
Age 8/9 – Gunnar Vanek
Cow Pie Bingo: Champions – Jamie Streit and Wylee Andersen
Fun Run: We had 82 participants:
0-15 Female – Maddy Nygren, Male – Zach Gropp
16-30 Female – Carol Miller, Male – John Kern
31-54 Female – Rose Sutton, Male – Brock Angelos
55+ Female – Kay Pelster, Male – Roger Pelster
Texas Hold’em Tournament had over 14 participants with top two places awarded: 1st Place – Dennis Berry, 2nd Place – Mike Coyle.

The weekend kicked off with great polka music by Dean Hansen, DJ by Ronnie Menicucci, Beer Pong Tournament, Chinese Horseshoes and Fireworks.

Saturday began with the Fun Run with 82 participants. Continued activities were Sand Volleyball, Horseshoes, Parade, Kid’s Activities, Kid’s Treasure Hunt, Bingo, Antique Car Display, Minute It to Win It competition, Youth Tractor Pull, Lil Raider Dance Performance, Cow Pie Bingo, Ventriloquist Show, 96.9 KZKX Radio Station live broadcast, and a great Street Dance by the Chad Lee Band, sponsored by the Mead Volunteer Fire Department.

When Sunday rolled around we tried to continue activities with Mud Volleyball and Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament. Lightning and rain put a cancellation to Mud Volleyball and the Antique Tractor Pull.

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. Thank you to Dan and Roberta Havelka for sponsoring the food stand and supporting Mead Days with a donation. A special thanks to all of 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 – Mead Days will be held June 17, 18 and 19, 2011.


Just a reminder that all water/sewer bills are due on the 15th of each month. A late fee of $10.00 will be added to all bills not received by 9:00 am on the 16th. Thereafter, you have ten days to pay the bill or the meter will be shut off. The cost is $50.00 to have the meter turned on or $65.00 for non regular working hours of the utility superintendent.

If you have an account with the Bank of Mead, you can have your payment automatically withdrawn from your account the 15th of every month. All that’s required is that you complete a form that’s available from the village clerk.

Please be aware that prior to beginning a building project, you must complete a Building Permit application. The application is then reviewed by the Mead Planning Commission for approval. If a construction project is started prior to the approval, the building permit fee is doubled. The Planning Commission meets the fourth Monday of the month, excluding December, at 7:30 p.m. at the village office. A permit must also be approved to demolish a building. You do not need to seek a building permit for a temporary dog kennel or concrete construction. Fences require permits. Fences with locks are required to enclose all swimming pools, hot tubs and spas containing greater than 24” of water.

All items must be placed on the agendas for meetings of the Board of Trustees and Planning Commission, 24 hours prior to the meetings.

The dump is open Wednesdays, 5:00 p.m.– 9:00 p.m. and Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Items allowed ONLY are weeds, tree branches, grass clippings and leaves. All items are to be unbagged. A dump fee of $2.00 is to be paid to the dumpmaster at the time of the disposal.

Please do not mow your grass clippings into the street. They clog the drain system that cause the streets to flood during rainfall.

If you have any suggestions, concerns or questions, please contact a village employee or a member of the Board of Trustees.

Enjoy your summer!


Gold Donors $100+
21st Century Builders, Austin Surveying, AWS, Bank of Mead, Big Rig Truck Accessories, Complete Mudjacking, Country Store, Cubby’s, Fly’n Pig Pub, Dean Hansen, Dan & Roberta Havelka, Mike Heldt, Insulfoam, Doug & Jeannette Johnson, Konecky Oil, Mead Cattle Company, Mead Community Group, Mead Signs, Ronnie & Kim Mennicucci, Miller Lawn Service, Pelster Construction, PJ & Sara Nicola, Platte Valley Implement, PJ & Lesha Quinn, Rusty Rooster, Saunders County, Subbert Well Service, Todd Valley Farms, Village of Mead, Stuart Way, Wahoo Area Recreation Association, Zima Ag Equipment

Silver Donors $50 – $99
Beck’s Market, Country Drive Golf Course, Todd Fick, Mary Kay – Dalene Selko

Bronze Donors $49 and Under
Bomgaars, Catchin’ Rays, Corky & Vicky Charles, Jerry & Staci Charles, Corner Market, Creative Hair Works, Dairy Queen, Dos Margaritas, Green Acres, Hair Studio – Judy Rasmus, Husker Water, Jeris’ Café, Duane & Cheryl Johnson, Julie Swanson, Kaspar Tree Farms, Terri Konecky – Tastefully Simple, Langemeier Club Lambs, Lindley’s, Loerch’s Jewelry, Lucille’s Gift Shop, Jon & Sara Meier, Mocha Ks, Doug & Denise Patocka, Pizza Hut, Connie Schliffke, Simon’s Antiques, Subway, Sunmart, Kent & Linda Sweet, Tanning Studio, Tracy’s Place, Virgl Implement, Wahoo Auto Parts, Wahoo Locker & Bakery, Wahoo Newspaper, Wahoo Pharmacy, Wahoo Super, Warehouse Surplus, Wahoo Cleaners, The Window Box, Zestos