Small Town Living
Village Of Mead Office
(402) 624-2495
Non-Emergency Fire & Rescue
(402) 624-3610

Volume 4, Issue 3 MARCH 2008

VILLAGE OF MEAD EASTER EGG HUNT – Saturday, March 22, 11:00 @ Mead Park . Open to infants through sixth grade. For additional information, please contact Denise Patocka @ 624-2159.

Village of Mead Board of Trustees
A Public Hearing was held on February 12 at 6:15 p.m. at the Village Office. Present were Trustees Feldhaus, Mongan, Raver and Swanson. Absent was Chairman Howell. Also present was Clerk/Treasurer Moline. Action was taken to approve Ord. 574 to rezone 2.51 acres of land owned by Adam Miller and described as Lot 1 and Lot 2, Moore’s Addition from Single Family Residential to Suburban Residential and Resolution 08-03 to subdivide 4.06 acres of land for AWS. The hearing was adjourned at 6:35 p.m.
A regular meeting of the Board of Trustees was held February 13 at 6:00 p.m. at the Village Office. Present were Chairman Howell, Trustees Feldhaus, Mongan and Raver. Absent was Swanson. Also present were Clerk/Treasurer Moline and Police Chief Carlson. Guest present was Dave Henke.
Dave Henke, JEO Consulting, presented the plan for bidding for the UV Disinfection Facility. Approval was given for the bidding process.
Action was taken to approve Resolution 08-04 Special Designated Liquor License to Mead Fire Dept. on June 20 and 21, Resolution 08-05 Special Designated Liquor License to Mead Fire Dept. on June 22, hired Wendy Harrington as custodian at $8.50 per hour and Steve Mayfield as alternate member of the Planning Commission.
The board entered executive session at 6:58 p.m. to discuss personnel. The board returned to regular session at 7:16 p.m.
The meeting was adjourned at 7:17 p.m.
Daylight Savings Time
Begins March 9
(Turn clocks ahead one hour)

New sewer usage units will be averaged on the March water / sewer billing statement. The average is based on each individual household’s water usage during the months of December, January and February. The average usage unit is set for one year.
Special points of interest:

Village Board: Tuesday, March 11, 6:00 p.m.
Planning Commission: Monday, March 24, 7:30 p.m.
Library Board: March 1, 9:30 a.m.
Fire & Rescue: Monday, March 17, 7:30 p.m.

The Village Board and Planning Commission meet at the Village Office, Library Board at the Library and the Fire Department at the Fire Hall.


312 S. Vine St., P.O. Box 46
Mead, NE 68041-0046
Phone: (402) 624-2495
Fax: (402) 624-2024
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Brad Howell, Chairperson
Bobbie Feldhaus, Trustee
Nate Mongan, Trustee
Ailene Raver, Trustee
Dick Swanson, Trustee

June Moline, Clerk/Treas. 624-2495
Terral Brabec, Utilities Supt. 480-2596
Jerry Carlson, Police Chief 624-2056
Vera Kuhr, Librarian 624-6605
Mike Coyle, Fire Chief 443-7164


8:30 a.m. Casual Worship with Communion
9:30 a.m. Faith Formation Studies for all ages
10:30 a.m. Worship with Communion

9:00 a.m. Worship
10:00 a.m. Kids Alive and Life Groups

ST. JAMES CATHOLIC 213 E. Eighth St.
5:30 p.m. Saturday Mass
9:30 a.m. Sunday Mass
(check bulletin for daily mass, generally 7:00 a.m.)


Mead Covenant Church
Sunday 6:00 – 7:30 pm – Jr / Sr High Youth Group

Alma Lutheran Church
Wednesday 4:00 – 5:15 pm – WinGS
5.30 – – Bread and Broth Meal
7:00 pm – Wednesday Lenten Service


Wed, March 19 – Service of Healing 7:00 pm
Thu, March 20 – Maundy Thursday 7:00 pm
Fri, March 21 – Good Friday Service at Mead Covenant Church 7:00 pm
Sun, March 23 – Sunrise Service 7:00 am
Festive Service 10:30 am

March 14 @ 7:00 pm Hotel Rwanda, followed by prayer service @ Alma

Mead Covenant Church March 2008 Calendar

Women’s Fellowship – Tuesday, March 11 @ 7 pm

Good Friday Service – Friday, March 21 @ 7 pm

Palm Sunday Worship – Sunday, March 16 @ 9 am

Live Like You Were Dying – Sunday, March 30 @ 9 am

BUILDING NEEDS . . . As the weather changes and you consider building needs, please be aware that village ordinance requires a Building Permit prior to the start of any project. An application for a Building Permit may be obtained from the Village Office. The permit must meet approval by the Planning Commission. The ordinance includes jurisdiction within one mile of Mead boundaries.
Sidewalks, driveways, cement patios and concrete slabs on private property and an accessory building less than 150 square feet do not require a permit. All other building requires a permit, including construction needs, fences and destruction or moving of buildings.
The Planning Commission meets once a month, the fourth Monday of the month, excluding December.
Water Hydrants will be flushed Wednesday, March 12, 9:00 am – 12:00 noon, weather permitting. Please plan accordingly.
Water Hydrants will be flushed Wednesday, March 12, 9:00 am – 12:00 noon, weather permitting. Please plan accordingly.

Wendy Harrington has been hired as the new custodian for the Village of Mead.

Thank you to Lora Koelmel for her service as custodian for a number of years for the village.


Saturday, March 22, 2008
Mead Community Building
2:00 – 3:30 PM

Green Acre Animal Clinic, Wahoo, will be present to administer pet vaccinations and the Village Clerk will be available to issue dog and cat licenses with proof of rabies vaccination. Available on the 22nd will be vaccinations of rabies, distemper/parvo for dogs and rabies/distemper for cats. Products available to purchase will be Heartgard and Frontline for your pets.

All dogs and cats within the village limits are required to be licensed by May 1. Licensing fee is $5.00 for unaltered animal and $3.00 for altered animal. If you have any questions please contact the Village Office at 624-2495.

Please contact the village office to rent the Mead Community Building for your next upcoming event. Available to rent are the village hall, small meeting room and / or kitchen.
Mead Dump begins new seasonal hours on April 1 . .


April 1 – October 31 Wednesday 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

November 1 – March 31 First Saturday of the Month Only
10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Tree branches, weeds, leaves and grass clippings are the only items allowed. All items must be unbagged.

The dump is open to Mead residents only, at a charge of $2.00 per load.

Mead Public Library Hours

TUESDAY 9:00 am-11:00 am & 2:00 pm-7:00 pm
WEDNESDAY 9:00 am-11:00 am
THURSDAY 9:00 am-11:00 am & 2:00 pm-7:00 pm
SATURDAY 9:00 am- 1:00 pm

Another month and it is still cold. The only consolation is browsing the seed catalogs. I have a few at the library for patron use.


Thanks to all for the great turnout for the Spaghetti feed. We are looking to use a portion of this money for summer reading and maybe some more die for the Accu-Cut machine. As always, the Mead High School, the students and kitchen help were an indisposable help in this endeavor.

Weeded materials are still available in the front hall. We would like to have these materials disposed of by the bake sale in May to make room for more weeded materials to put on the book sale. A variety of fiction is available plus numerous magazines. These will be passed on to another agency by April 1st.

The grant for new computers is still up in the air. Cross your fingers!!!!!

A summer reading workshop will be held on Feb 22 in Fremont and I and Brenda Halbmaier plan on attending. If anyone has any good ideas to get children interested in reading for the summer, please let us know. I can’t stress enough the advantage of keeping up with reading skills for adults as well as children.

The Saunders County Library Cooperative has reorganized and in doing so, the monies collected have been used to prepay some expenses with the Destiny Software and the remaining dispersed to the libraries. It was decided to purchase books as a group to get a discount. I am asking for the Golden Sower Books and, if needed, some more Christian fiction. The money collected now from rural card holders will go to the individual libraries with the card being “good” in all six libraries. A great bargain for the new amount of $20.00 per family (for patrons living in the rural area and a village that is a non-taxing entity). I have about 10,000 materials catalogued (with a lot to do yet) with copy machine, fax machine, Accu-Cut machine, laminating machine and computers available for patron use. Multiply this by 6 libraries (adding on for increase in size of the library) and Saunders County residents have a huge amount of materials at their disposal. I have not met a librarian yet that doesn’t know how to stretch a dollar and always on the look out for something “free”.

New materials: a group of Avalon mysteries (these are a quick read); Large Print: Elizabeth Peters – The Golden One; Barbara Parker – Suspicion of Rage; Barbara Taylor Bradford – Her Own Rules; Eugenia Price – Where Shadows Go; Margaret Atwood – The Robber Bride; Jerry B. Jenkins – Hometown Legend; Julie Garwood – Shadow Music; Jeffrey Deaver – The Sleeping Doll; Jan Karon – Home to Holly Springs; Martha Grimes – Dakota and The Old Wine Shades; Hope’s Boy (the story of a boy growing up in foster care); Ethan Rarick – Desperate Passage (The Donner Party’s Perilous Journey West – maybe read this when the weather gets warmer). Also some newer donated paper backs.
Juvenile: Mike Lupica – Miracle on 49th Street; Doreen Cronin – Diary of a Fly, Diary of a Worm, Diary of a Spider (these three are for the summer reading program); Kathryn Winter – Katarina; Mary Pope Osborne – Summer of the Sea Serpent; Elizabeth Ogilvie – The Summer of the Osprey; Lurlene McDaniel – I Want to Live and Kathleen’s Story – Angels in Pink; Anna Sellberg – The Golden Chestnut; Jenny Huges – The Horse in the Portrait; Nursery Rhymes with a CD; R. L. Stine – Rotten School – Calling all Birdbrains; Where Are They? – Haunted House Fun.

The Village Office will be closed March 19, 20 and 21

MEAD DAYS 2008 – JUNE 20-22
Mark your calendars to attend Mead Days 2008. The planning committee is working on bringing some new and fun exciting events to this year’s Mead Days. Stay tuned for more information.

Softball and baseball registrations are due now. If you need a form, contact the Bank of Mead or Village Office. The cost is $30 per player if registered early.

A special thanks to all the parents, students and volunteers who helped with the concession stand this year. Your hard work has paid off. This year we have purchased Sport Wall Decals located in the school gym, two new signs and new track uniforms.

Our next event is the Mead Public School Alumni Basketball Tournament March 28 and 29. There will also be a girls game on Saturday. Signup is located at the Country Store.

Mark your calendar for the Athletic Banquet scheduled for May 13, 2008. The banquet will honor our Mead Public School athletes.