Village of Mead
Volume 9, Issue 7
MEAD DAYS RESULTS ~
Raffle Winners: 1st Place $200 – Jim Ellison ; 2nd Place $100 – Tamie Kander; 3rd Place $50 – Drew Waggoner. Wyatt Winn sold the most tickets for the Ball Association and his team also won a picnic. Thanks to everyone who purchased a ticket as well as sold them.
Winner of the Mead Days Quilt: Tiffany Subbert, owner of Stardust Bar and Grill Colon, NE.
Sand Volleyball Winners:
Silver Tournament: Devynn Patocka, Billy Mayer, Miranda Charles and Adam Miller
Gold Tournament: Penny and Shawn Havelka, Robin and Brian Streit
Mud Volleyball Winners: Penny and Shawn Havelka, Robert Hartgrave and Crystal Konecky
Chinese Horseshoe Winners: Kurt and Happ Christensen
Horseshoe Winners: John Haag and Tim Dickes
Beer Pong Winners: Luke Kardell and Nate Hodgeman
Whiffle Ball Winners: Tim Hughes and Ryan Berg
Kiddie Tractor Pull Winners: We had 16 participants.
Age 4/5: Matt Thulin
Age 6/7: Nolan VanSlyke
Age 8/9: Henry Hiebenthal
Fun Run: We had 59 participants with Jonathan Ripke overall winner with a time of 19.17.
0-15 Female 0-15 Male
1st – Cassie Wade 1st – Alex Abbott
2nd – Alyson Stuart 2nd – Duncan Paczo
3rd – Justine Cherovky 3rd – Ethan Dyas
16-30 Female 16-30 Male
1st – Amanda Huizenga 1st – Jonathan Ripke
2nd – Angie Siske 2nd – Collin Lindley
3rd – Laura Jirovski 3rd – Brandon Pickworth
31-54 Female 31-54 Male
1st – Rose Sutton 1st – David Kritz
2nd – Robin Streit 2nd – Chad Nadgwick
3rd – Jodie Limbach 3rd – Aaron Johnson
55+ Female 55+ Male
1st – Mary Casey 1st – Robert Williams
2nd – June Moline 2nd – Ray Casey
Duck Races: Frontier Coop Duck “Flapper”
Texas Hold’em Tournament had nine participants with the top three places awarded:
1st Place: Bryan Rohl (?); 2nd Place: Jason Felty; 3rd Place: Karol Osterloh
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR MEAD RESIDENTS –
Island Maintenance: The island located at the north entrance along Elm Street is being maintained this year by Marilyn Jensen and the Mead FFA and sponsor, Thomas Dux. Thank you for your hard work at keeping the flowers and plants maintained.
Refurbish Community Building / Fire Station: The Mead Rural Fire District #8 has signed a 99-year lease agreement with the Village of Mead to maintain the Community Building / Fire Station. The building is currently undergoing a complete renovation with an addition to the north. Rental of the building is not available at this time. Future rentals will be handled by Fire Department personnel.
Smoke Detectors: FREE smoke detectors and batteries are available at the Village Office. This project is supported by the Mead Fire Department.
Cut Curb: There is code to follow if you plan to cut into a street. Contact the Village Office prior to doing so.
Building/Demolition Permits: Please be aware that if you plan to build/remodel/demolish a building, you must seek a permit prior to the Planning Commission meeting. Excluded projects are concrete projects or an accessory building less than 150 sq. ft.
Peddlers: All peddlers shall have an authorized signature on their permit form, along with the village’s official seal.
Siren: A new siren has been mounted south of the Community Building / Fire Station. Funding was provided by a grant and local dollars. A back-up battery was also purchased for the siren.
Recycling / Disposal Facility: Discussion was held at the May 21 Planning Commission regarding a proposed Construction and Demolition Material Recycling and Disposal Facility to be located southwest of Mead. The proposed property sits within Saunders County zoning jurisdiction although the owner of the property was seeking the opinion of local residents regarding the proposed project. The project was not brought before the Board of Trustees.
Residents – Please keep your dogs on leash when off your property. You are also required to pick up excrement from public / private property other than your own. REMINDER – All cats and dogs are to be licensed NOW!
If you see or find a dog running at large, please contact Police Chief Carlson at 402-624-2056.
CONCERNS FOR VILLAGE RESIDENTS REGARDING THE DUMPSITE
PLEASE BE AWARE THAT THE ONLY ITEMS ALLOWED TO BE DUMPED AT THE DUMPSITE ARE:
TREE BRANCHES LEAVES WEEDS GRASS CLIPPINGS
WE DO NOT PERMIT TREATED WOOD!!!!
THE DUMPING FEE IS $2.00 PER LOAD. PLEASE DUMP DURING DUMP HOURS ONLY!
A DUMPSTER FOR METAL PRODUCTS IS AVAILABLE AT THE DUMPSITE AT A COST OF $2.00 PER LOAD.
Thank you to Jim Halbmaier, Steve Mayfield, and June Moline for their services during Mead Clean Up Day. A special thank-you to Lyle and Hosea with Quality Disposal for their help. They always do an exceptional job in helping us. Four dumpsters, along with a metal dumpster and truckload of tires were filled by residents during this annual event. Thank you for your support!
Recent improvements have been made by the Mead Ball Association at the Mead Park. Concrete walkways have been laid south of the pavilion and west of the concession stand. Electricity will be run to the batting cage allowing for use of the pitching machine and lighting. Thank you to Terral Brabec, who spearheaded the concrete project and the other dedicated volunteers and organizations in support of these improvement projects.
SPECIAL MEETING OF THE TRUSTEES
The Mead Board of Trustees met in Special Session on June 6 at 6:00 p.m. Present were Chairman Mayfield; Trustees Halbmaier, Miller, Raver & Wielage. Also present were Clerk Moline & Utilities/Maintenance Supt. N. Raver. Guests were Steve Parr, Tim Adams, Mike Sousek, Terry Meier, Erik Dodge & Patty Knott.
Tim Adams, JEO Consulting Group, presented options for future infrastructure projects for water & wastewater treatment. Discussion followed with agreement reached to delay project decision until we hear from the WEWAC Committee regarding funding sources.
The meeting was adjourned at 7:34 p.m.
TRUSTEES MEET JUNE 12
A regular meeting of the Mead Board of Trustees was held June 12 at 6:00 p.m. at the Village Office. Present were Chairman Mayfield; Trustees Halbmaier, Raver & Wielage. Absent was Miller. Also present were Clerk Moline & Utilities/Maintenance Supt. N. Raver. Guests present were Julie Ogden, Paul & Patty Knott & Jerry Johnson.
A Public Hearing was called at 6:03 p.m. Action was taken to approve first reading of Ordinance 628, Deposit rate to move sheds, garages, homes and mobile homes. The hearing was adjourned at 6:07 p.m.
Julie Ogden, JEO Consulting Group, presented the final Mead/Frontier Co-op Drainage Study.
REPORTS: Utility / Maintenance Supt. N. Raver reported reapplication of the Needs Survey to DEQ & chlorinator repaired. Discussed back-up water operator position. Clerk Moline reported sale of 62 pet licenses, Accountant Schroeder scheduled for nine-month review on July 9 and attendance with A. Raver for ground breaking at Mead-Titan. Police Report was reviewed. Minutes were approved for the Planning Commission May 21 meeting & hearing. Building Permits approved: 12-10, Mead Rural Fire District—addition to Community Bldg and 12-11, Platte Valley—sign. Library snapshot reviewed.
Action was taken to hire EyeTech to clean the storm sewer along Sixth St. from Vine St. to Cedar St.; approved payment of $2540.00 for a pump at the park; adopted Ord. 626, Building Permit Rates; approved second reading of Ord. 627, Rate for Planning Commission Special Meeting; approved reappointment of Divoll, Kadavy & Thorson to the Planning Commission; approved permit for Mike Maly to cut street curb; approved Resolution 12-10, Deposit of $100.00 per cu. yd. for all paving, curb or sidewalk cutting; approved Resolution 12-11, Loan from the Bank of Mead for $5,890.00 to purchase a battery for the siren; approved a request from Windstream to place buried cable on public right-of-way within Mead corporate limits; and approved an Interlocal Agreement with the City of Wahoo to spray mosquitoes. Letter to be sent to residents reminding them not to blow grass clippings into the streets. The Integrated Solid Waste Management Regulations Permit application from NE DEQ for AltEn was presented. Complaints regarding dogs were discussed.
The board entered executive session at 7:30 p.m. for Haag evaluation. The board returned to regular session at 7:35 p.m. Haag’s wage was set at $15.50 hour.
The meeting adjourned at 7:41 p.m.
VILLAGE OF MEAD
312 S. Vine St., P.O. Box 46
Mead, NE 68041-0046
Phone: (402) 624-2495
Fax: (402) 624-2024
Steve Mayfield, Chairman
Jim Halbmaier, Trustee
Adam Miller, Trustee
Ailene Raver, 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
Nick Raver, Fire Chief 443-9688
VILLAGE OF MEAD UPCOMING MEETINGS
Village Board: Tuesday, July 10 , 6:00pm
Planning Commission: Monday, July 23, 7:30pm
Library Board: NO JULY MEETING
Fire & Rescue: Monday, July 9, 7:30pm
DO NOT blow grass clippings or rake leaves into the streets!
The village recently had the streets cleaned !
ALMA LUTHERAN 219 W Fifth St.
http://www.almalutheran.com/ / 402-624-3015
Worship – 8:30 am – first Sunday of the month (spoken)
10:30 am – all other Sundays
9:15 am Sunday School for all ages
7:00 pm Youth Meeting
PANERA BREAD – July 14, 10:00 am – 11:00 am
(free to the public, every month the Saturday after the second Friday )
EVANGELICAL COVENANT 1540 Co Rd 10
Ec34720@windstream.net / 402-624-6125
9:00 am Coffee & visiting
10:00 am Worship service (grade school age children dismissed for Kids Alive @ 10:30, nursery available during service)
7:00 pm Men’s Study
6:00 pm Dinner 4 Change (free to everyone)
7:00 pm Life Group / Bible Study (an opportunity to hear answers to tough questions of the Bible)
7:00 pm Jr./Sr. High Youth Group
PRIMETIMER”S – July 12, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
(second Thursday every month, potluck meal served)
ST. JAMES CATHOLIC 213 E. Eighth St.
sjamescatholicchurch.com / 402-624-3555
5:30 pm Saturday Mass
9:00 am Sunday Mass
7:00 am Daily Mass – Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
5:30 pm Daily Mass – Tuesday
8:00 am Daily Mass – Saturday
Mead Community Group Healthy Family Tip of the Month
“I Hate You!” Tips for Dealing with the Teen Age Years
Most parents of teenagers would agree that they have heard the words, “I hate you”, at least once. If they haven’t heard it they have felt “the look.” The teen years are a stage of life that can make even the best parents feel unqualified, unfit, and out of control. Here are a few ideas to help:
*Breath: literally, taking a deep breath calm’s your body’s fight or flight response, lowers the heart rate and blood pressure and can help restore reason. It also provides a good model for your teen.
*Resist the temptation to stoop to their level: “A right back at you” response might provide temporary relief to vent your frustration, but it will not help in the long run. Your teen needs to see you remain calm, even under pressure.
*Understand the teenage brain: The teen’s prefrontal cortex (the reasoning part of the brain) is in a stall , which is why they typically respond emotionally and without a lot of common sense.
*Try not to take what feels insulting and hurtful personally: Easier said than done, but usually the “I hate you” really means “I hate that I’m grounded” or “I hate that I can’t use the computer for a week.” Your child loves you and is watching and listening to everything you say and do.
*Show empathy: Remember what it was like to be a teenager and talk to your child about your memories. “I can tell you’re really disappointed” can go a long way in mending a strained relationship.
*Look for Opportunities to Connect: Use any calm time , such as car rides, meals, or the end of day, to be present for your child. Listen without editing or fixing. Use written words to communicate when spoken ones fall short, i.e. an encouraging text or a note on their pillow.
Everyday Parenting Ideas, www.parentfurther.com
THANK YOU, Dalene and Scott Selko and Staci and Jerry Charles and their “crew” and Mead Fire Department members for their hard work and dedicated service during Mead Days. Many of the volunteers are “unnamed” in this article, but know that the village residents appreciate all of your dedicated service to this event year after year!
MEAD PUBLIC SCHOOL / MEAD MESSENGER NEWSLETTER AVAILABLE
Have you been receiving the Mead Public School / Village of Mead Newsletter throughout the year? To save on postage, the newsletter is placed on-line. If you wish to receive a paper copy of the School / Village Newsletter please contact Kris Schutt at Mead Public Schools, 402-624-3435. You will need to provide your mailing address to Kris. The Newsletter will be mailed or you can sign up to receive an email from the school office as to when the newsletter is available on-line. You may also read the newsletter on-line at meadpublicschools.org. Click on “Quicklinks” and then “Newsletter”.
A BIG, BIG THANKS TO ALL THAT DONATED TO MEAD DAYS 2012
GOLD DONORS $100.00+
AWS – Bank of Mead – Big Rig Truck Accessories – Terral Brabec –
Charles Surveying L.L.C. – Jerry & Staci Charles – Complete Mudjacking-Brad Osterloh – Country Store – Frontier Coop – Dean Hansen – Dan & Roberta Havelka – Tuning Fork Audio Productions-Cody Heinke – Hilltop Country Club – Insulfoam – Doug & Jeannette Johnson – Kid’s Corner DayCare – Paul & Patty Knott – Konecky Oil – Mead Cattle Company – Mead Community Group – Mead Signs – Miller Lawn Service – Pelster Construction-Dick & Kay Pelster – 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 – Sprinkled Pink – Subbert Well Service – Todd Valley Farms – Turf Pros-Gary Else – Village of Mead – Stuart Way – Wahoo Area Recreation Association – Wanahoo Aviation-Doug Patocka
SILVER DONORS $50.00-$99.00
Alma Lutheran Church – Country Drive Golf Course – Cubby’s – Shawn & Penny Havelka – S2 Refuse & Recycling – The Pines Country Club
BRONZE DONORS $49.00 AND UNDER
1Smart Golfer.com – Bomgaars – Brewsy’s Food & Spirits – Burger King – Creative Hair Works – Dairy Queen – Dale Nygren Welding – DJ Hair – Dos Margaritas – Edward Jones – Green Acres – Hair Studio-Judy Rasmus – Hot Grill on Grill Action – Husker Water – Jeris’ Café – Kohl’s Department Store – Lucille’s Gift Shop – M L Sporting Goods – Mocha K’s – Oriental Trading-Karen Porter – Robert & Elaine Pearson – Pizza Hut – St. James Catholic Church – Simon’s Antiques – Sunmart – Kent & Linda Sweet – Tanning Studio – Vera Huckeby – Virgl Implement – Wahoo Newspaper – Wahoo State Bank – Wahoo Warehouse Surplus – Woody’s Bar & Grill – Zestos Ice Cream