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Village of Mead


JUNE 2019

Volume 14, Issue 16



The Village of Mead Board of Trustees met at the Village Office on May 14 at 6:00 p.m. for their regular meeting.  Present were Chairman Guyle; Trustees Thorson and Wielage.  Absent were Trustees Felty and Wimer.  Also present were Clerk Moline and Utility/Maintenance Superintendent Raver.  Also present were Steve Mayfield and Emily Humm.

  UNSCHEDULED GUEST:  Ms Humm expressed a drainage concern at Hannan Subdivision and requested a water meter be relocated from her driveway.

   REPORTS: Police – The monthly police report was reviewed.  Discussion was held on property nuisance concerns and procedure to clock in and out. Utility/Maintenance Superintendent – Raver reported warning siren cost; installation of infiltration lids; dumping waste at the lagoons; opening of west park restrooms; installation of “No Trespassing” signs at numerous locations; repair of damaged wellhouse window; water usage; and sick leave request. Planning Commission – The minutes of the April 22 regular meeting and building permits were accepted.  Permits being:  19-03 Tyler Bukaske – construct a wooden fence; 19-04 Thomas and Diane Ellis – construct a garage; and 19-05 Dylan Tegtmeier – construct a garage.  Robert S. Morin was approved as a member of the Planning Commission.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS: Ordinance No. 728 Snow Removal was adopted on third reading.

NEW BUSINESS: Action was taken to approve Certificate of Payment No. 1 to AdEdge for pilot testing for $15,500.00; provided a “Notice to Proceed” to Tonka for the water project contingent on USDA concurrence; approved a baling agreement for 2019 with Terry Miller; approved a permit with G & L Café to close Fourth, Fifth, and Vine Streets on June 16 for a car show; and adopted Resolution 19-10 Extension deadline to remove the depot building and foundation and leveling of the ground.  Discussion was held on application for an air quality permit to AltEn by NDEQ and Community Survey results.

The meeting was adjourned at 7:15 p.m.

Village Board of Trustees Hold Special Meeting

A special meeting of the Village Board of Trustees was held April 30 at 6:02 p.m. at the Village Office.  Present were Chairman Guyle; Trustees Felty, Thorson, and Wielage.  Absent was Trustee Wimer.  Also present was Clerk Moline.  Guests were Maureen Freeman-Caddy and Craig Reinsch.

Engineer Reinsch presented a request from AdEdge to complete a second pilot test for the water project.  Village Attorney Freeman-Caddy reported the legal aspects of cancelling the contract with AdEdge.

Action was taken to cancel the contract with AdEdge and stated they should submit a pay request for $15,500 payment for the pilot testing.

The meeting adjourned at 6:27 p.m.



Summer Library Hours effective June 4 through August 31

Tuesday       9am-5pm                                                                               Friday       12noon-5pm

       Wednesday 4pm-8pm                                                                                Saturday   9am-12pm

Thursday     12pm-5pm                                                                             Closed:     Sunday and Monday

NOTE: The library will be closed Wednesday, June 12, and Saturday, June 15, for Mead Days.

Monthly Schedule

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

The Mead Public Library Board of Trustees next regular-scheduled meeting will be Monday, June 17, 2019, at 5:30pm in the Library. The public is invited to attend and participate in the session.

Special Events

Friday, June 7 – Come play in Lego Land anytime between 12noon and 4pm.

Wednesday, June 12 – Keith West and Miss Kitty the Library Lady will be at the Mead Fire Hall at 630pm. This is a fun event for all ages sponsored by the Friends of the Mead Library Foundation. Join us for an hour of magic!

Friday, June 14 – Father’s Day Craft Session. Stop in at 1pm and make a gift for someone special.

Friday, June 22 – Come at 10am to participate in a Surprise Space Activity for all ages.

Thursday, June 27 – We will have Movie Time at 1pm. The movie will be rated PG and we will supply the popcorn. Please bring your own covered drink.

Youth Ages 0-5 Years Old (or any child who has not yet started kindergarten) – Begin a new, ongoing program called 1000 Books Before Kindergarten!  This program, for Mead children is offered to families at no cost by the Nebraska Library Commission Youth Grants for Excellence 2018. Stop in the library to learn more and to sign up your young reader.

Thank you

Thank you to Friends of the Mead Public Library Foundation for hosting the annual Books & Bake Sale Fundraiser on Saturday, May 4, and to all the folks who stopped by to shop and support the library.

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

Surveys –

41% of the Community Surveys have been turned in. The top four concerns that the community would like to see the board consider are:  Water and Sewer, Drainage Issues, Business District Growth, and Community Resources.  Another major concern expressed is the odor from neighboring industries.


Village Board:  Tuesday, June 11, 6:00 pm

Planning Commission: Monday, June 24, 7:30 p.m.

Library Board: Monday, June 17, 5:30 p.m.

Fire & Rescue: Monday, June 10, 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.


* Resides within the corporate limits of the Village of Mead

* Willing to learn zoning regulations

* Concerned about the community

Contact the village office, or members of the Board of Trustees or Planning Commission.


ST. 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 FREE TO THE PUBLIC, Saturday following the second Friday every month, 10AM – 12PM. There is always plenty of bread, rolls, coffee cake, bagels, and if you’re early enough – cookies.  This month the church will be open on SATURDAY, JUNE 15


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

6:15p.m. – 8:30p.m. – Kids in Action (elementary age children)


SATURDAY, June 1, 2019

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

312 South Vine Street

(downtown in front of village office)



Tires         Wood         Grass clippings

Construction refuse   Tree limbs     Trash

Most other items are accepted. TIRES WILL NOT BE COLLECTED. TRASH WILL BE RETURNED WITH THE RESIDENT.  Trash means items that are normally picked up by your trash service company.



A huge thank you to all who donated to this year’s Easter Egg Hunt – it was a huge success!  Thank you:  Bank of Mead; Country Store; Mead Cattle Co.; Girmus, Inc.; Todd Valley Farms; Village of Mead; Friends of the Library; Jeannette Johnson; Mead FCCLA class; Mead PTO members; Andrea Daniels; Megan Bukaske; Angie Siske; and Karen Porter – Oriental Trading Co.

Sara Nicola, Mead Easter Egg Hunt Committee

All-Terrain Vehicles – Utility-type Vehicles and Golf Car Vehicles are required to be licensed within the Village of Mead.  Contact the village office or Police Chief Carlson to obtain or renew your permit.  Permits expire annually on March 31.


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

Mead, NE 68041

Phone: 402-624-2495

Fax: 402-624-2024



Gary Guyle, Chairman

Jason Felty, Trustee

Bill Thorson, 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


Lori Moseman, Ass’t Library Director

The Mead Days Committee is accepting donations for Mead Days 2019.  The dates are June 14 and 15.  Cash donations or Bingo items can be donated and dropped off at the Bank of Mead, P.O. Box 155, Mead, NE  68041.