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Village of Mead


 Volume 12, Issue 6

 JUNE 2017



   The Village of Mead Board of Trustees met May 9 at the Village Office at 6:00 p.m.  Present were Chairman Havelka; Trustees Felty, Guyle and Wimer.  Absent was Trustee Wielage.  Also present were Clerk Moline and Utility/Maintenance Superintendent Raver.

   REPORTS:  Police/Zoning Administrator/Nuisance Enforcement Officer – The monthly Police Report and nuisances were discussed.  Resolutions 17-05, 17-06, 17-07, 17-08 and 17-09 were adopted for nuisance abatements.  Utility/Maintenance Superintendent – Discussion was held on the test hole, well size and drainage concern.  Action was taken to approve construction of two 250 gpm wells, transfer Well 92-1 on back-up status for fire protection only once construction is completed and reject recommendation by the engineer for a lift station for the water project.  A request to hook up to village sewer from a resident was heard and discussion held on improvements for water pressure at N. Third Circle.  Planning Commission – The minutes of the April 24 Regular Meeting and Permit 17-11 to Adam Miller to construct a garage and Permit 17-12 to Charmaine Payne to demolish a garage were accepted.  Jim Halbmaier, Rick Miller and Jody Weible were re-appointed to three-year terms.  Library – The minutes of the April 19 Library Board Meeting were accepted.  Clerk – Moline presented an option for credit/debit card payments, ability to email water/sewer invoices to account holders, web design, pet licenses sold to date and list of meters requiring maintenance.

   NEW BUSINESS:  A recommendation from the Special Commission to ascertain that no monetary damages to vacate an alley and street was accepted.  Action was taken to adopt Ordinance No. 695, vacate alley located in Block 2, Hanson’s First Addition to the Village of Mead and N. Third Street east of Elm Street, west of vacated Vine Street, south of Block 2 and north of Block 3, Hanson’s First Addition to the Village of Mead. Interim financing and rate increase increments for the water project were tabled, cleaning personnel for the park restrooms was discussed and noted was Mead Clean-up Day on May 27 from 9 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

   The meeting adjourned at 7:06 p.m.



SATURDAY, May 27, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

312 South Vine (downtown in front of village office)


EXAMPLE OF PERMITTED ITEMS:  appliances, bicycles, furniture, batteries, tires (a fee will be charged for tire disposal)


EXAMPLE OF ITEMS NOT PERMITTED:  wood, grass clippings, tree limbs, construction refuse, trash


The event is open to MEAD RESIDENTS ONLY!  Council members will be present to check resident identification!



Please provide a current rabies vaccination to the Village Clerk and she will issue your pet license.  Cost is $4.00 altered, $6.00 intact.


The Village Office will be CLOSED Monday, May 29 for Memorial Day.




   The Village of Mead is considering offering payment with credit/debit cards in the near future.  We will let you know if and when this service becomes available.

   The village is offering emailing of water and sewer invoices is you so choose.  If you are interested in this option, please stop by the office and sign up for this service.


SWIMMING POOLS / SPAS / HOT TUBS:  A fence is required to surround all pools, spas and hot tubs containing at least 18” of water.  If the spa / hot tub has a lock attached this will forgo the fence request but the spa / hot tub must be locked at all times when not in use.  A permit for the fence must be obtained from the Planning Commission prior to erecting the pool / spa / hot tub. 


Thank you Dale Rawson for serving on the Mead Library Board of Trustees.


BBQ Benefit at the Mead Park ~

M & M Ministry BBQ Benefit will be held Saturday, June 24th from 12-2 pm at the Mead Park.  The event is a joint effort between Alma Lutheran Church and Edensburg Lutheran Church,  Malmo.  A freewill donation with all proceeds going to support Mead Volunteer Fire/Rescue Department, Camp Carol Joy Holling and Prague Park improvement. Please come and support this annual fundraiser!


Bible School is scheduled for June 19th through 23rd at Alma Lutheran Church (with the time to be set). Vacation Bible School is for kids ages 3 to 6th grade (entering in the fall).  The theme is Maker Fun Factory, created by God, built for a purpose.  Online sign-up is available at



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

5:30p.m. – Saturday Vigil

9:00a.m. – Sunday Mass

Weekly Schedule

7:00a.m. – Daily Mass – Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

8:00a.m. – Daily Mass – Saturday, when scheduled


ALMA LUTHERAN  219 W. Fifth St. / 402-624-3015

  8:30a.m. – Sunday Worship – First Sunday of the month

10:30a.m. – Sunday Worship – All other Sundays


PANERA BREAD – FREE TO THE PUBLIC, Saturday following the second Friday of the month from  10 until 11 am. – JUNE 10


MEAD COVENANT  1540 Co Rd 10 / 402-624-6125

10:00a.m. – Sunday Encounter Service


6:00p.m. – We’d like to treat you to a FREE meal!

7:00p.m. – Adult Groups, Jr & Sr High Youth Group

7:15p.m. – Kids in Action (elementary age children)



The Mead Days Committee is accepting donations for Mead Days 2017.  The dates are June 16-18.  Cash donations or bingo items can be donated and dropped off at the Bank of Mead , PO Box 155, Mead, NE  68041.


A special thank-you goes out to the businesses and individuals who have already donated.  Donations to date are: 


Alma Lutheran Church, St. James Catholic Church, Mead Covenant Church, Village of Mead, Bank of Mead, Husker Water, Insulfoam, County Store, Todd Valley Farms, Konecky Oil, AWS Well Co., Fud and Tracy’s, Inspro Insurance, Edward Jones, Matan’s Welding, Frontier Coop, WL Anderson Livestock and Grain, Buckmaster Construction, Mead Cattle Co., Feldhaus Rentals, Farmers Mutual Insurance, Subbert Well, Bergman Trucking, SECO, Crop Production Services, Water Engineering, Alten Ethanol Plant, Wahoo State Bank, Sid Dillon, S2 Rolloffs, Makovicka Sylliaasen Physical Therapy, Triple C, Charles Surveying, Kent and Linda Sweet, Terral Brabec, Ray and Vera Huckeby, James and Bonnie Edins, Jerry and Staci Charles, and Scott and Dalene Selko.


BUILDING GUIDELINES – Prior to beginning any construction, fencing or demolition project, an APPPLICATION FOR A PERMIT must be approved by the Mead Planning Commission.  Construction projects excluded are accessory buildings less than 150 sq. ft. that meet variance requirements and residential sidewalks and driveways.  If a project is started prior to approval, a $100.00 penalty fee is added to the project cost.  You must contact the Village Office to be placed on the agenda 24 hours prior to the meeting.  Since the board meets on Monday, this needs to be requested no later than Friday by 10:00 a.m.



312 S. Vine St., P.O. Box 46

Mead, NE  68041

Phone:  402-624-2495

Fax:  402-624-2024



Shawn Havelka, Chairman

Gary Guyle, Trustee

Jason Felty, Trustee

Richard Wielage, Trustee

Rod Wimer, Trustee


June Moline, Clerk/Treasurer 402-624-2495

Nick Raver, Utility/Maint. Supt. 402-443-9688

Jerry Carlson, Police Chief 402-443-6846

Laurie VanAckeren, Library Director 402-624-6605

Lori Moseman, Ass’t Library Director

Nick Raver, Fire Chief 402-443-9688



Village Board:  Tuesday, June 13, 6:00 pm

Planning Comm.:  Monday, June 26, 7:30 pm

Library Board:  Wednesday, June 21, 5:30 pm

Fire & Rescue:  Monday, June 12, 7:30 pm


The Village Board & Planning Commission meet at the Village Office, Library Board at the Library and Fire/Rescue at the Fire Station.


Come and visit the Library – there are many fun events planned for this summer




 Library Hours

Tuesday       10am-1pm and 4pm-7pm                    Friday   9am-1pm

Wednesday   4pm-7pm                                            Saturday   9am-12noon

    Thursday     9am-6pm                                            Closed   Sunday and Monday

NOTE: The Library will be closed Saturday, June 17, for Mead Days.


Monthly Schedule

Coffee Houris scheduled every Tuesday at 10am this month except on Tuesday, June 6.

Effective in June, Story Time for young children will move to Tuesdays each week and will be offered every Tuesday at 4pm.

The Mead Public Library Board will meet Wednesday, June 21, at 530pmin the library.


Special Events

Saturday, June 3 – A movie will be shown at 10am.  Please join us for popcorn and be sure to bring your own covered drink.

Wednesday, June 14 –  Kids’ Craft Night. Come anytime between 430pm and 630pm to make a special gift for Father’s Day.

Fridays June 9, 16, 23, and 30 – UNL Extension Programs. Join us every Friday in June at 10am for a fun event!

Wednesday, June 28 – Participate in Kids’ Crafts. This session will be offered from 430pm to 630pm.


June Summer Reading Program

Parents of young children and community volunteers are needed for Summer Reading Program events throughout the month of June. If you can help serve Mead’s children and support the program, please contact Library staff at or 402.624.6605. 

The state-wide theme for the 2017 Summer Reading Program is “Build a Better World.” Events planned at the Library include:

June 6-9– Summer Reading Camp from 10am-11am each day. Different guests will present daily, including Madeleine Rheinheimer, teen author of the children’s book Undefined, on Wednesday, June 7. 

Thursday, July 6 – Coding Workshop for children entering grade 4 through grade 12. From 10am-1pm youth have the opportunity to learn introductory computer science in this FREE 3 hour game environment class. Lunch is included and seats are limited, so mark your calendars now. 


Homebound Library Delivery Service

If you know a community member who is temporarily or permanently housebound, Mead Public Library can assist by delivering books. There is no charge for this service. To make arrangements for homebound delivery, call Mead Public Library at 402.624.6605 or email


Thank you

Thanks to members of the Mead Friends of the Library Foundation who organized and to community folks who participated in the Library Books and Baked Goods Garage Sale on Saturday, May 6. Proceeds from the event will help support library programming. Also, thank you to Friends who have created and care for the landscaping around the library.  A special thank you to Rita, who commutes from Fremont to help each week. This summer will mark two years Rita has donated her time to Mead Public Library, and her service is truly appreciated.