Village of Mead
MEAD BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING MAY 11, 2021
The Village of Mead Board of Trustees met May 11, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. at the Mead Community Building. Answering roll call were Chairman Thorson; Trustees Felty, Lee, Simon and Wielage. Also present were Clerk Moline and Utilities/Maintenance Superintendent Raver. Guests were Julie Ogden, Buck Wehrbein, Andy Scholting, Kevin Buse, Brock Buse and William Austin.
SCHEDULED GUEST: Street Superintendent, Julie Ogden, JEO, presented an update on the N. Oak Street paving project.
A PUBLIC HEARING was called at 6:17 p.m. to address an Application for a Conditional Use Permit from Champion Feeders. Buck Wehrbein, Kevin Buse, Andy Scholting and William Austin spoke on behalf of Champion Feeders. Public input was called. The hearing was adjourned at 6:30 p.m.
NEW BUSINESS: Action was tabled on the request for a Conditional Use Permit from Champion Feeders. Change Order #1 to ME Collins with a decrease of $1,964.50, Pay Application #4 and Final to ME Collins for $10,800.76, and signing by the Chairman of Substantial Completion Form for paving project were approved. Change Order #5 for $32,414.61 and Pay Certificate #10 in the amount of $222,178.28 for building construction to Neuvirth Construction were approved.
REPORTS: Utilities/Maintenance Superintendent – Raver reported Routine Sanitary Review by NDHHS was completed on April 20 and water updates. Planning Commission – The minutes of the April 26 Regular Meeting and Public Hearings (2) and permits approved were accepted. Permits being: 12-11 Jason King to erect a fence, 12-12 Chandler Sorensen to construct a shed and 12-13 to demolish a barn, and 12-14 Brian Degner to erect a fence. Replat #2 Girmus Subdivison was approved. Library – The April 6 Library Board minutes, resignation of Kylie Dorner as Library Director and hiring of Jessica Colabello as Library Director were accepted. Clerk – Moline reported sale of 49 pet licenses to date and Mead Clean-up Day is June 12.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS: Ordinance 763, Water Rates was adopted on third reading.
NEW BUSINESS: Action was taken to hire John Vogt as Dump Master, Bayley LaCroix as Summer Maintenance employee and Don Simon and Steven Kunasek as Special Part-time Building Inspectors for large construction projects. Twisted Thunder Fireworks was approved to sell fireworks on the east side of the park, due to the board’s concern with recent construction on N. Oak Street, once the village attorney’s opinion is received. Ordinance 769, Library Director Wages and Ordinance 770, Special Part-time Building Inspector Wages were adopted following introductions and waiving of three readings. A gift card will be presented to Marilyn Jensen in appreciation of her care of the median over several years.
The meeting was adjourned at 7:26 p.m.
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www.stjamesmead.com / 402-624-3555
4:30p.m. – Saturday Mass
9:00a.m. – Sunday Mass
7:00a.m. – Daily Mass
ALMA LUTHERAN 219 W. Fifth St.
www.almalutheran.com / 402-624-3015
10:30a.m. – Sunday Worship
PANERA BREAD FREE TO THE PUBLIC Saturday following the second Friday every month, 10AM—11AM. FREE to all! This month the church will be open on SATURDAY, JUNE 12.
MEAD COVENANT 1540 Co Rd 10
www.covmead.org / 402-624-6125
10:00a.m. – Sunday Encounter Service
2:00p.m. – 6:00p.m. – Bread of Life Pantry OPEN to all!
7:00p.m. – REVIVAL Prayer Meeting and Jr./Sr. High Youth Group
BUILDING PROCEDURES – If you are planning a building project or removing a building you must obtain a permit from the village. Items not requiring a permit are concrete (unless it involves cutting into the curb, which requires a permit), building less than 150 square feet (still must meet zoning setbacks), or a temporary dog kennel. The Planning Commission approves all residential zoning applications, all other zoning district applications must then be forwarded to the Board of Trustees for their action.
All swimming pools containing at least 18” of water, spas and hot tubs must be enclosed at ground level by a fence with a minimum height of 4’ and a maximum height of 6’. There shall be no opening in the fence that permits passage of an object 4” in diameter or larger. Hot tubs and spas are not required to have fencing if they have locking tops and are kept locked at all times when not in use. All gates must have locking hardware to prevent access when not in use. This includes the one-mile zoning jurisdiction of Mead and the required submission for a Building Permit.
Congratulations to all of the high school and college graduates. Wishing you the best wherever your path leads you. You are the future!
NEW VILLAGE EMPLOYEES:
Bailey LaCroix has been hired as the summer maintenance employee. John Vogt is the new dump master for the village.
Jessica Colabello is the Library Director replacing Kylee Dorner.
Thomas Sackett is serving as the Assistant Police Officer.
Don Simon and Steven Kunasek will serve as Special Part-time Building Inspectors for large projects, particularly Mead Public School’s addition.
Planning Commission Member Wanted
Contact the Village Office, Board of Trustees member, or Planning Commission member.
MEAD PUBLIC LIBRARY NEWS – June 2021
Our shelves are open for browsing!
Coffee Hour: Join us for coffee/tea and conversation, every Tuesday at 10:00am
Craft Kits To-Go: Every Tuesday, though you can pick up anytime during the week
Stay tuned for more program and event information by following us on Facebook:
Summer Reading Program: Begins June 1st and ends July 30th. Register at the library! You will receive a bookmark to help you keep track of your reading. Fill in the bookmark and pick a prize! You can also keep track of your reading goal through the ReaderZone website / app that has been made available to us by the Nebraska Library Commission. Sign up for Reader Zone using the code: 398f3
Are you a magazine reader? OverDrive and the Libby app offers magazine checkouts with your library card number. Use any device to access! https://nebraska.overdrive.com/
Ever wonder if we have that book you want to read? Type this link into your internet browser to search our online catalog and browse our shelves: https://mead.biblionix.com/catalog/
Tuesday 10a – 5pm Wednesday 4p – 7p Thursday 12p – 6p
Friday 9a – 2p Saturday 9a – 1p
Make sure to check Facebook for when our new summer hours drop!
MEAD CLEAN-UP DAY
Saturday, June 12
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
(downtown in front of the Village Office)
Open to Mead residents only!
April 1 through October 31
Wednesday 5pm – 7pm and Saturday 8am—12pm
November 1 through March 31
First Saturday of the month ONLY 8am – 12pm
Items permitted: Tree branches, weeds, leaves, unbagged grass clippings ONLY
$2.00 per load – Mead residents only!
A FEW REMINDERS –
VILLAGE OF MEAD
312 S. Vine St., P.O. Box 46
Mead, NE 68041
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
William Thorson, Chairman
Jason Felty, Trustee
Jason Lee, Trustee
Daniel Simon, Trustee
Richard Wielage, Trustee
June Moline, Clerk/Treasurer 402-624-2495
Nick Raver, Utility/Mnt. Supt.402-443-9688
Jerry Carlson, Police Chief 402-443-6846
Jessica Colabello, Library Director 402-624-6605
Nick Raver, Fire Chief 402-443-9688
Village Board: Tuesday, June 8, 6:00pm
Planning Commission: Monday, June 28, 7:30pm
Library Board: Tuesday, June 1, 5:30pm
Fire/Rescue: Monday, June 14, 7:30pm
The Village Board & Planning Commission meets at the Village Office, Library Board at the Library and Fire/Rescue at the fire station.
DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, MEETINGS MAY BE HELD AT THE MEAD COMMUNITY BUILDING, 220 E. FOURTH STREET, IN ORDER TO MEET GUIDELINES. PLEASE CHECK POSTINGS AT THE BANK OF MEAD, POST OFFICE, OR VILLAGE OFFICE FOR THE LOCATION.