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Newsletter June 2018

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Village of Mead



Volume 13, Issue 6

JUNE 2018



The Board of Trustees of Mead met May 8 at the Village Office at 6:00 p.m. Present were Chairman Havelka; Trustees Felty and Wimer. Absent were Trustees Guyle and Wielage. Also present were Clerk Moline and Utility/Maintenance Superintendent Raver. Guests were Jody Weible, Josh Girmus and Cort Silliman.

PUBLIC HEARINGS: A Public Hearing was held to address a request from Girmus Investments to approve a Preliminary Plat to subdivide 45.24 acres.   The Preliminary Plat was approved. A Public Hearing was held to address a Final Plat submitted by Ray Kucera, Jr. to subdivide property with a split off of one acre to Scott Subbert. Ordinance No. 709 was adopted to approve a Final Plat from Ray Kucera, Jr. to create Subbert Subdivision.

SCHEDULED GUEST: Curt Silliman, First National Capital Markets presented options for funding construction of improvements for the water project. Ordinance No. 712 was adopted for issuance of General Obligation Water Bonds for funding construction of improvements to the village’s water project.

REPORTS: Police/Zoning Administrator/Nuisance Enforcement Officer – Carlson presented the monthly police report. Nuisance abatements described in Resolution 17-16 and 17-17 were removed with resolution of clean-up of the properties. A trailer parked along a street was discussed and tabled until the June 12 board meeting. Utility/Maintenance Superintendent – Raver reported pump maintenance at the wellhouse and damage at the baseball field when a light tower fell. The board voted to remove the three additional light towers at the baseball field. Planning Commission – The minutes of the April 23 Regular and Public Hearings (2) and permits were accepted. Permits being: 18-05, Adam and Jessica Miller to construct a fence; 18-07 Richard Kuhr to construct a pole building; and 18-08, Mead Public Schools to construct two fences; and 18-06, Richard Kuhr to demolish a garage. Building Permit 17-15 was voided. Library – The minutes of the April 16 Library Board meeting were accepted. Clerk – Moline reported topics covered at Clerk Academy and sale of 42 pet licenses to date.

NEW BUSINESS: Moline reported Attorney Freeman-Caddy’s opinion on permit fee for construction of private wells and public concerns of odors emitted by Alt-En. Action was taken to approve an Interlocal Agreement with the City of Wahoo to spray mosquitoes for 2018; adoption of Ordinance No. 711, addition of costs paid by applicant for publications and engineer opinion to Section 9-201, Building Permits; Special Designated Liquor License to Spirits by Beckman to host a wedding reception at the Fire Station on June 30; and approved no longer providing free trash service to the three local churches per non-franchise trash removal agreement with Waste Connections, Roadrunner Transportation and S2 Refuse and Recycling. Discussion on the future use of the depot building was tabled until the June 12 board meeting. Items of discussion were collection of tires during Mead Clean-up Day scheduled for May 26, reported Marilyn Jensen will maintain the median in 2018, and fireworks business owner.

The meeting adjourned at 8:12 p.m.



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


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

10:30a.m. – Sunday Worship


PANERA BREAD AVAILABLE FREE TO THE PUBLIC – ALMA LUTHERAN CHURCH, JUNE 9, 10-11 a.m. (the Saturday following the second Friday of the month).


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)



NEW Library Hours – This revised schedule is effective Friday, June 1.

Tuesday       10am-6pm                                                 Friday       9am-12 noon

Wednesday  5pm-8pm                                                 Saturday   9am-12noon

Thursday          9am-5pm                                                            Closed: Sunday and Monday

NOTE: The library will be closed on Saturday, June 16, during Mead Days.

Monthly Schedule

Coffee Hour is scheduled every Tuesday at 10am. Join us for coffee and conversation.

Story Time for young children is offered every Tuesday at 4pm. We will read a book or two, make a craft, and receive a take home snack.

The Mead Public Library Board of Trustees will meet Monday, June 18, at 530pm in the Library.

The Lunch Bunch Book Club will gather Friday, June 15, from 1130am-1230pm.

Special Events

Thursday, June 7 – The Dare to Dream Teen Book Club will meet from 1pm-2pm. Please sign up for this fun club at the library before May 31. We’ll read a new book each month, discuss it, and have snacks and prizes. For anyone in grades 7 – 12.


Wednesday, June 13 – Join us from 5pm-6pm to make a craft gift for Father’s Day.


Every Friday in June – Come to our Musical Movie Morning at 10am. Movies will be rated PG. We’ll supply the popcorn, you bring the covered drink. We will have a Pitch Perfect Marathon on June 28 starting at 10am. The 3 Pitch Perfect movies are rated PG-13 and prizes will be given out after each movie.


Thursday, June 21 Join us for Pictures and Props. Stop in and get your picture taken anytime between 2pm-4pm.


Tuesday, May 29 through Friday, June 1 – The annual Summer Reading Camp for children entering Kindergarten through grade 6 will meet at the library each day from 10 am-11 am. Special guests will visit each day. In order to participate, a family member must have a Mead Public Library card and be in good standing.

Thank You

Thanks to all community members who supported the Friends of the Mead Public Library Foundation Book & Bake Sale Fundraiser at the library on Saturday, May 5.

Be sure to “like” our Face Book page for updates and details of programs and events!


MEAD DAYS – JUNE 15 & 16

The Mead Days Committee is accepting donations for Mead Days 1018 in the form of cash or bingo items. Your donation should be dropped off or mailed to the Bank of Mead, 322 S. Vine Street, Box 155, Mead, NE 68041.


A special thank –you to the following businesses and individuals who have donated to date. These generous businesses and individuals are: St. James Catholic Church; Village Of Mead; Bank of Mead; Kent and Linda Sweet; Husker Water; Insulfoam; Country Store; Todd Valley Farms; Konecky Oil; Fud and Tracy’s; Matan Welding; Frontier Cooperative; Terral Brabec; Buckmaster Construction; Farmers Mutual Insurance; Subbert Well; Bergman Trucking; SECO; Big Rig; Country Drive; Bonnie and James Edins; Crop Production; Makovicka, Sylliaasen Physical Therapy; Bromm, Lindahl, Freeman-Caddy and Lausterer; Pfieffer Insurance; Sid Dillon; Raikes Enterprises; QC Supply, LLC; AltEn-Ethanol Plant; Wahoo State Bank; S2 Rolloffs; Marvin and Mary Hass; Rusty Rooster; and Edward Jones.


All Dogs and Cats living within the village limits are required to be licensed by MAY 1! Purchase your license at the Village Office.


All-Terrain /Utility-type /Golf Car Vehicles

are required to be licensed within the Village of Mead. Contact the Village Office to obtain or renew your permit by APRIL 1. The permits are good for 1 year.


Not permitted: Motorbikes, Mopeds, Scooters, dirt bikes, and go carts!



Village Board: Tuesday, June 12, 6:00 pm

Planning Commission: Monday, June 25, 7:30 pm

Library Board: Monday, June 18, 5:30 pm

Fire & Rescue: Monday, June 11, 7:30 pm


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



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

Joel Konecky, Fire Chief 402-443-9659


REMINDER— A fence is required f you currently have or plan to install a swimming pool/spa or hot tub with at least 18” of water. If the spa/hot tub has a lock attached this will forgo the fence requirement 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. If you are planning a building or building/deck demolition project you must contact the village office to obtain an application and to be placed on the agenda of the Planning Commission. The application must be approved by the Planning Commission prior to starting the project.