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Village of Mead
JUNE 2013
Volume 10, Issue 6


     A Special Meeting of the Board of Trustees was held Monday, May 6 at 6:00 PM at the Village Office.  Present were Chairman Mayfield; Trustees Guyle, Miller, Wielage and Wimer.  Also present was Clerk Moline.  Guest present was John Trecek with Ameritas.

     Action was taken to approve $922.60 claim to Saunders Co Court for Appraiser’s fee and mileage in the sewer lagoons condemnation matter and adopted Ord. 637, issuance of Sewer Utility Bond Anticipation Notes, Series 2013, in the amount of $505,000 for payment of construction of additions and improvements to the existing sewage treatment facility.

     The meeting was adjourned at 6:27 PM.

     A Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees was held June 14 at 6:02 PM at the Village Office.  Present were Trustees Guyle, Miller and Wimer.  Absent were Chairman Mayfield and Trustee Wielage.  Also present was Clerk Moline.  Guests present were Steve Kadavy, Jeannette Johnson, Kevin Stukenholtz and Owen Killham.  Miller was elected Chairman Pro Tempore.

     GUESTS:  Saunders Co Sheriff Kevin Stukenholtzwas present to answer questions of contracting with the county for police coverage.  Owen Killham with Olsson Assoc. reviewed the plans and specs to submit to DEQ for the wastewater project.  Approval was granted to submit the plans and specs to DEQ.  Steve Kadavy, Branch Manager of Frontier Co-op, was present to address a complaint regarding loading of railroad cars.

     POLICE REPORT:  The monthly police report was reviewed.

     CLERK REPORT:  Clerk reported sale of 51 dog/cat licenses to date, report of broken pole in park and need for water fountain in park.  The board was reminded of the June 8 Clean Up Day.

     PLANNING COMMISSION REPORT:   The minutes of the 4/22 meeting and Building Permits approved were reviewed.  Permits being:  13-07 to Jeremy Harnish—garage, and 13-08 to Adam Miller – shed.   Jody Weible and Connie Schliffke were re-appointed for 3 year terms on the Planning Commission.

     LIBRARY REPORT:  The April 17 Library Board Minutes were approved.  Board Member Johnson noted need to complete the ceiling tile replacement project in the library. 

     Action was taken to adopt on third reading Ord. 636, Library; approved Res. 13-07 Loan with the Bank of Mead for engineering and attorney services to date for the wastewater project; approved use of the park this summer by Ultimate Kids Club; approved reimbursement to Ashley Guyle for half of rock placed in alley; approved $100.00 to the Mead Foundation Marquee Fund; and approved $50.00 annual fee for electricity used at the batting cage to Roberta Havelka.  Discussion was held on custodial position at the park/baseball field, ADA Policy and complaint of water standing in street following rainfall.  The meeting adjourned at 7:55 PM.



Please be aware that it is unlawful, except any officer of the law, to fire or discharge any gun, pistol, fowling piece, or other firearm within the Village of Mead.  Also included is any pellet gun, paint ball gun, or any other arm, or arms, blank cartridge, or slingshot, loaded with rock or leaden, or other dangerous missiles  at any time or under any circumstances within the municipality.  CODE 6-303.


Thank you to everyone who returned the Cross-Connection Surveys in a timely fashion.  If you have not returned the survey, please do so as soon as possible or direct contact will be made with those residents/homeowners who have not returned the survey.

All surveys must be returned to comply with Health and Human Service regulations.  

Ultimate Kids Club—Summer Club!

Aerobic Football, Scavenger Hunts, Obstacle Courses, Athletic Drills, Tennis Sessions, Whiffle Ball, and more!
 Every Tuesday and Thursday morning, June 4th—July 25th—meet at Mead tennis courts.
For current K—6th graders




SATURDAY, June 8, 2012
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
312 South Vine (downtown in front of village office)
Tires                      Appliances                           Water heaters                       Bicycles                                 Batteries                                (A fee for disposal of tires will be charged)

                                                Wood               Grass clippings            Construction Refuse          Tree limbs                           

 The event is open to MEAD RESIDENTS ONLY! 
Council members will be present to check resident identification!
 BUILDING GUIDELINES for Village and one-mile extraterritorial residents   .   .   .  

Prior to beginning a construction or fencing project, please be aware that an APPLICATION FOR A BUILDING PERMIT must be approved by the Mead Planning Commission.  Commercial and Industrial applications must also be approved by the Board of Trustees at their monthly meeting.  The Planning Commission meets at 7:30 p.m. on the fourth Monday of the month, excluding December, (third Monday of the month in May if Memorial Day falls on the fourth Monday).

Construction items excluded are accessory buildings less than 150 sq. ft. that meet variance requirements, residential sidewalks and driveways.  An application must also be approved by the Commission if you are planning to MOVE or demolish a building.

If action is taken prior to the approval of the Building Permit, the fee will be doubled PLUS a penalty fee of $100.00.

You are also required to contact Digger’s Hotline prior to disturbing soil.  The telephone number is 800-331-5666 or 811.  A timeline must be followed to allow utilities to be located.

 Thank you to members and leaders of Marietta Livestock 4H Club for cleaning the park.  A job well done!!!


Please note that prior to erecting a swimming pool, you must adhere to the following guidelines:  Any pool, spa or hot tub containing at least 18” of water is required to be enclosed by a fence with a minimum height of 4’ and maximum height of 6’, with no opening greater than 4” or larger.  All gates are to be locked when not in use.  Hot tubs and spas are not required to have fencing if they have locking tops and are kept locked when not in use.  All chemicals and supplies must be stored in a secure area.  Pools, spas and hot tubs are not permitted to be drained into the sanitary sewer system.  Drainage is permitted into the storm sewer provided the chemicals contained in the pool, spa or hot tub is first diluted.


 Panara Bread will be available to the public on Saturday, June 15 from 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM. Come pick up free bread products at the Alma Lutheran Church basement.
Panara Bread is available the Saturday after the second Friday of the month.
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 find a dog running at large, please contact Police Chief Carlson at 402-624-2056.


 Church Services

ST. JAMES CATHOLIC  213 E. Eighth St. / 402-624-3555
 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

ALMA LUTHERAN  219 W Fifth St. / 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

EVANGELICAL COVENANT  1540 Co Rd 10 / 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)

Weekly Schedule
  6:00 pm  Dinner 4 Change (free to everyone)
  7:00 pm  Life Group / Bible Study

 Mead Community Group Healthy Family Tip of the Month

This month we continue talking about Family Assets, which are the everyday things families do to be strong.  The actions we take that help build healthy relationships in turn help create resilient individuals. 

Adapting to Challenges

Families are stronger when they balance everyday commitments, make decisions and solve problems together, and adjust when necessary.

*Be aware of each other’s competing responsibilities.  Sometimes a parent needs to devote more time at work, maybe a teen has to rebalance his or her schedule due to participation in a school play or athletic event, perhaps a grandparent needs extra attention while they recover from surgery.  Make it a point to communicate about what is going on.

*Solve problems together.  When issues arise see them as opportunities to think creatively to find solutions as a family.  Encourage everyone to brainstorm possible ideas.

*Prepare for inevitable changes in life.  Some change is expected, some not.  When possible gather information to help be informed and most importantly talk about what is happening.

*Do things together and with others.  During times of added stress it is easy to withdraw and become isolated.  Make a point to do things together as a family.  Talk, laugh, walk, show affection, play and encourage each other.  Make it a point to be with other important people who provide you with support.

*Remember what’s most important to your family.  When facing difficulties, take time as a family to remember what your family values.  These priorities will help keep you grounded and strong even through challenges. 

See for more information

The Mead Community Group will again be showing a child friendly movie on Saturday night of Mead Days at 7:00 pm at the Mead High School commons.  Free of charge.  Children under the age of 7 should be accompanied by a responsible individual.  Following the movie, a Glow-in-the-Dark Dodgeball tournament will be held in the gym for youth ages 5th grade and up.   

312 S. Vine St., P.O. Box 46
Mead, NE 68041-0046
Phone:  (402) 624-2495
Fax:  (402) 624-2024
Steve Mayfield, Chairman
Gary Guyle, Trustee
Adam Miller, Trustee
Richard Wielage, Trustee
Rod Wimer, Trustee

June Moline, Clerk/Treas.  624-2495
Nick Raver, Ut/Mnt. Supt.  443-9688
Jerry Carlson, Police Chief  624-2056
Nancy Black, Librarian  624-6605
Nick Raver, Fire Chief 443-9688


Village Board:  Tuesday, June 11, 6:00pm
Planning Comm:  Monday, June 24, 7:30pm
Library Board:  Wednesday, June 19, 7:00pm
Fire & Rescue:  Monday, June 10, 7:30pm
The Village Board and Planning Commission meet at the Village Office, Library Board at the Library and Fire Dept. at the Fire Station.

Mead Public Library News by Nancy Black


National Library  Week was a great success.  On Tuesday April 16th we welcomed 30 guests for coffee & rolls and story time combined.


Winners for the elementary “Design a Bookmark” contest are Mystic Hartgrave who won 1st place and Abby Miller who won 2nd place.  All runners up are on display in the library. Good Job to all the artists who entered!


As of May 1st, 2013 the Mead Public Library’s new hours are as follows:

Tuesday 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. & 2:00 – 6:00 p.m.  Coffee Hour at 11 and Story Time at 4:00

Wednesday 4:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Thursday 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. & 2:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Story Time at 11:30 a.m.

On Wednesday May 22nd the Mead Public Library will be hosting a Fashion Party for Teens & Tweens (11 years & up).  Clothes in all sizes supplied by Amour Apparel & Accessories, 315 N. Main St., Fremont, NE.  Clothing will be available for purchase but no purchase is required to come have fun and try on the new Spring styles!  Bring a friend or bring your Mom.  Refreshments will be provided.


Summer Reading Program begins June 17 with daily activities June 17-22nd and prizes for number of books read from June 17th until school starts or until we run out of prizes.  Sign up for Summer Reading at the library or at the Mead Public Library Booth at Mead Days! Get ready to “Dig Into Reading”!


New Materials:

“Under Shifting Glass” by Nicky Singer (YA), “The Forgotten” by David Baldacci (FIC), “Down the Darkest Road” by Tami Hoag (FIC), “Ball” by Mary Sullivan (E) Children’s Books, “Whiskey Beach” by Nora Roberts (FIC), “Taking Eve” by Iris Johansen (FIC), “Pure” by Julianna Baggott (YA) #1 in series, “Fuse” by Julianna Baggott (YA) #2 in series (donation), “Hobbit” (DVD), “G.I. Joe The Rise of Cobra” (DVD), “A Monster in Paris” (DVD) animated movie,” Lego Chima: A Starter Handbook”, and several more!