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Village of Mead
JULY 2011Volume 8, Issue 7
Village of Mead Board of Trustees Meet June 14th

A regular meeting of the Mead Board of Trustees was held June 14 at 6:00 am at the Village Office. Present were Chair A. Raver, Trustees Halbmaier, Mayfield, Miller and Wielage. Also present were Clerk Moline and Utility/Maintenance Supt. N. Raver. Guest present was Tim Adams.

Tim Adams, JEO, presented the Final Report on the Water Study. Several alternatives were discussed. Alternatives being: construct well northeast of village, construct well and water treatment plant near existing north well, connect to LPNNRD or City of Wahoo water system, construct new elevated water storage tank, install and replace distribution system valves and hydrants and improve water mains. Action was taken to accept the Water Study Report and pursue funding from state and federal sources for a water project.

Utility/Maintenance Supt. Report: N. Raver reported quarterly back-up well violation, meter maintenance, rock on streets and requested alleys and work list for Mead Day. Volunteers have cleaned and replanted flowers at the island located at the north entrance into Mead.

Police Report: A written report was read from Chief Carlson. Discussion was held on patrol hours.

Clerk Report: Moline reported meters in need of repair, Mayor/Council Forum in Fremont on July 21, notification of a $100 award from Saunders Co. Lodging Tax for the Easter Egg Hunt and 61 pet licenses sold to date. Accountant will be here on July 19 to review books and seek knowledge for the upcoming fiscal year budget.

The Attorney opinion regarding C & L lots was presented and concerns were expressed regarding Saturday dump hours. Action was taken to retain current wages of Water Supervisor Frey and Sewer Supervisor Haag as is with no evaluation completed. Motion carried 5-0.

The meeting was adjourned at 7:50 p.m.


Village Board: Tuesday, July 12, 6:00 p.m.
Planning Commission: Monday, July 25, 7:30 p.m.
Library Board: Wednesday, July 13, 7:00 p.m.
Fire & Rescue: Monday, July 11, 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.

Notice of a $100.00 grant supported by Saunders County Lodging Tax was received from Saunders County Visitors Promotion and Improvement Committee for the 2011 Easter Egg Hunt. The dollars will be passed on to the Easter Egg Hunt chair in support of the annual event.

Village Office Closed July 4

Thank you to the volunteers for cleaning and replanting flowers at the island located at the north entrance into Mead. Volunteers were Jeannette and Doug Johnson, Mary and Riley Mayfield, Roxanne Schnell and Dillon Drews. Your efforts are 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.
Church Services

Worship – 8:30 am – first Sunday of the month (spoken)
10:30 am – all other Sundays

PANERA BREAD – July 9, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

9:00 am Coffee & visiting
10:00 am Worship service (grade school age children dismissed for Kids Alive @ 10:30, nursery available during service)

PRIMETIMER’S – July 14, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Weekly Schedule
7:00 pm Men’s Study
6:00 pm Dinner 4 Change (free to everyone)
7:00 pm Life Group / Bible Study (answers to tough questions of the Bible)
7:00 pm Jr./Sr. High Youth Group

ST. JAMES CATHOLIC 213 E. Eighth St.
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

Mead Community Group

Forty Developmental Assets Tip of the Month

Positive Values – Young people need to develop strong values that guide their choices.

Asset #26 Caring – Kids place a high value on helping other people. Regularly spend family time helping others. Volunteer at your local food pantry, at shelters or soup kitchens for homeless people, at nursing homes. It is tremendously inspiring for kids to see their parents helping others and to know they can make a difference too. Establish an atmosphere of mutual caring and helpfulness within your home by showing care and concern for your neighbors.

312 S. Vine St., P.O. Box 46
Mead, NE 68041-0046
Phone: (402) 624-2495
Fax: (402) 624-2024
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Ailene Raver, Chairperson
Jim Halbmaier, Trustee
Steve Mayfield, Trustee
Adam Miller, Trustee
Richard Wielage, 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
Mike Coyle, Fire Chief 443-7164


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 available from the village clerk to allow the monthly withdrawal.

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 18” 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, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Items allowed ONLY are weeds, tree branches, grass clippings and leaves. All items are to be unbagged. Approved metal items may be dumped during regular dump hours. 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.

The Water Study was recently completed with recommendations being made by village engineers, JEO Consulting Group. Ongoing projects supported by CDBG and village funding are the Street Study and Wastewater Study.

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

Enjoy your summer!

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Raffle Winners: 1st Place $200: Jeff Frahm, 2nd Place $100: Boyd Siniard, 3rd Place $50: Justine Ewan. Wyatt Winn sold the most tickets for the Ball Association and his team also won a picnic.
Sand Volleyball Winners:
Rec League: Devynn Patocka, Billy Mayer, Miranda Charles and Justin Harms
Competitive League: Katie Woplert, Rachael Jensen, Christian Hornbaker and Matthew Nelson
Mud Volleyball Winner: Carley Anderson, Richard Anderson, Stephanie Freitag and Derek Walbridge
Chinese Horseshoe Winners: Ed and Amy Prohaska
Horseshoe Winners: Tim Peterson and Andy ?
Beer Pong Winners: Josh Charles and Alex Carritt
Whiffle Ball Winners: Alex Carritt, Jordan Moline, Nate Raver, Eric Johnson (coaches Josh Charles and Jordan Schliffke)
Tractor Pull Winners: We had 18 participants.
Age 4/5: Chris Hanson
Age 6/7: AJ Carritt
Age 8/9 : Gunnar Banek
Fun Run:We had 55 participants. We had runners from Mead, Wahoo, Lincoln, Columbus, Omaha and South Dakota.
0-15 Female: Alyson Stuart, Male: Matthew Callahan
16-30 Female: Carol Miller, Male: Nick Beare
31-54 Female: Rose Sutton, Male: Brock Angelos
55+ Female: Connie Williams, Male: Ron Dobesh
Texas Hold’em Tournament had eight participants with top four places awarded.
1st Place: Mike Coyle, 2nd Place: Derek Kellams, 3rd Place: Shawn Havelka and 4th Place: Dwight Schulz.

The weekend kicked off with great Polka Music by Dean Hansen, DJ by Ronnie Menicucci, Hawaiian Dancers and 28 teams for Beer Pong Tournament and Chinese Horseshoes. Fireworks were delayed until Saturday evening due to the rain. Mary Vogt was the winner of the Russ Party Hour Bus drawing for her favorite Mead Days memory. Saturday began with the Fun Run with 55 participants. Continued activities were Sand Co-ed Rec and Competitive Volleyball, Horseshoes, Parade, Kid Games, Kids Treasure Hunt, Movies sponsored by Mead Community Group, Hula Hoop Competitions throughout the day, Youth Tractor Pull, Lil Raider Dance Performance, Whiffle Ball Tournament, Variety Show by Flying Debris, DJ Music by Cody Heinke and a great Street Dance by Haywood Wakefield, sponsored by Mead Volunteer Fire Department. When Sunday rolled around we continued activities with Mud Volleyball and Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament. Due to the rain on Friday evening and Saturday morning, we were unable to have the Antique Tractor Pull.

Overall the weekend was a huge success for everyone. We had visitors from several towns and even one from Germany, who won a free T-shirt for traveling the greatest distance to attend Mead Days. 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 15-17, 2012.


Gold Donors $100.00 +
21st Century Builders, AWS, Bank of Mead, Big Rig Truck Accessories, Jerry & Staci Charles Family, Charles Surveying, L.L.C., Complete Mud Jacking – Brad Osterloh, Country Store, Dean Hansen, Dan & Roberta Havelka, Cody Heinke – Sound System, Insulfoam, Doug & Jeannette Johnson, Kid’s Corner Daycare, Konecky Oil, Mead Cattle Company, Mead Community Group, Mead Signs, Ronnie & Kim Mennicucci, Miller Lawn Service, Kenny & Judy Nunn, Doug & Denise Patocka Family, Russ Petersen – Russ Bus, Platte Valley Implement, P.J. & Lesha Quinn, Raider Nation Auto-Plex LLC, Rusty Rooster, Saunders County Development, Dalene Selko – Mary Kay, Subbert Well Service, Todd Valley Farms, Village of Mead, Stuart Way, Wahoo Area Recreation Association

Silver Donors – $50.00 – $99.00
Alma Lutheran Church, Aaron & Kari Carritt Family, Country Drive Golf Course, Cubby’s, Todd Fick

Bronze Donors $49.00 and Under
Bomgaars, Cookies N Cream, Corky & Vicky Charles, Corner Marker, Creative Hairworks, Dairy Queen, Dale Nygren Welding, DJ Hair, Dos Margaritas, Edward Jones, Great Western Bank, Green Acres, Hairstudio – Judy Rasmus, Jeris’ Café, Loerch’s Jewelry & Gifts, Lucille’s Gift Shop, Main Street Style, Matan Welding, Mead Volleyball, Mocha K’s, Pelster Construction, Pizza Hut, St. James Church, Simon’s Antiques, Sunmart, Kent & Linda Sweet, Tanning Studio, The Window Box, Virgl Implement, Wahoo Auto Parts, Wahoo Heritage Inn, Wahoo Locker & Bakery, Wahoo Newspaper, Wahoo Pharmacy, Wahoo State Bank, Wahoo Super, Zesto’s Ice Cream