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

Village of Mead
Mead Messenger
Volume 9, Issue 3



Saturday, April 14, 2012
Mead Community Building
1:30 – 3:00 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 and alteration. Available on the 14th 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. Blood tests for heartworm will also be available.

All dogs and cats within the village limits are required to be licensed by May 1. If you have any questions please contact the Village Office at 402-624-2495.

If you wish to license your pet other than this date, please come to the Village Office during regular office hours. You will be required to furnish proof of current rabies vaccination and alteration of your pet. If you wish to mail the paperwork and money to the office, please mail to Box 46. The tag and paperwork you furnished will be mailed to your address. Cost of the tags are $4.00 for altered dog or cat and $6.00 for intact animals.

Water / Sewer Payments –
If you have a checking or savings account with the Bank of Mead and would like to have your water / sewer bill paid directly from that account, please stop in the Village Office to fill out a form to do so. The payment will be withdrawn on the 15th of the month.

Payments are also received in person to the village office, via mail, drop off at the Bank of Mead or deposit in the drop box located by the village office front door.


Saturday, March 31, 1:00 pm – EASTER EGG HUNT AT THE PARK

Saturday, April 14, 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm – PET VACCINATION / LICENSE DAY

Saturday, May 5, 8:00 am – 2:00 pm – MEAD’S ANNUAL GARAGE SALE DAY

Saturday, June 9, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm – MEAD’S ANNUAL CLEAN-UP DAY
The company that handles our recyclables has indicated that they may deliver a dumpster for PLASTICS ONLY! Please be aware that if we do receive this dumpster, that plastics are the only item to be disposed of in that particular dumpster.

It appears the plastics section fills the large dumpster the quickest, so the dumpster will alleviate a charge for removal when only partially full.

Thank you for being good stewards of the earth.

Church Services

ST. JAMES CATHOLIC 213 E. Eighth St. / 402-624-3555
5:30 pm Saturday Mass
9:00 am Sunday Mass
Weekly Schedule
7:00 am Daily Mass – Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
5:30 pm Daily Mass – Tuesday
8:00 am Daily Mass – Saturday

ALMA LUTHERAN 219 W Fifth St. / 402-624-3015
Worship – 8:30 am – First Sunday of the month (spoken)
10:30 am – All other Sundays
9:15 am – Sunday School for all ages

PANERA BREAD – March 10, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

EVANGELICAL COVENANT 1540 Co Rd 10 / 402-624-6125
9:00 am Coffee & visiting
10:00 am Worship service (grade school age children dismissed for Kids Alive @ 10:30, nursery available during service)

PRIMETIMER’S – March 8, NOON Potluck & Fellowship

Weekly Schedule
7:00 pm Men’s Study
6:00 pm Dinner 4 Change (free to everyone)
7:00 pm Life Group / Bible Study (an opportunity to hear answers to tough questions of the Bible)
7:00 pm Jr./Sr. High Youth Group


Village Board: Tuesday, March 13, 6:00 p.m.
Planning Commission: Monday, March 26, 7:30 p.m.
Library Board: Wednesday, March 7, 7:00 p.m.
Fire & Rescue: Monday, March 12, 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

Steve Mayfield, Chairman
Jim Halbmaier, Trustee
Adam Miller, Trustee
Ailene Raver, Trustee
Richard Wielage, Trustee

June Moline, Clerk/Treas. 624-2495
Nick Raver, Ut/Mnt. Supt. 443-9688
Jerry Carlson, Police Chief 624-2056
Vera Kuhr, Librarian 624-6605
Nick Raver, Fire Chief 443-9688


Tuesday: 9:00 am – 11:00 am
2:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Wednesday: 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Thursday: 9:00 am -11:00 am
2:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am – 1:00 pm



Mead Community Group Healthy Family Tip of the Month

It’s March so that means we’ve almost made it through winter, and it really has been a mild winter at that. Regardless, cabin fever could be setting in with the kids, especially if we get hit with some late storms. Here are some simple ideas to help you get through the next month or so with a happy family instead of a crabby family!

*Get the kids out of the house, whether it’s outside, to the movies, zoo, or museum.

*Invite friends over. If kids can’t get to your home, go pick them up and drop them off.

*Visit grandparents, aunts, uncles, or friends. Visiting someone else often brightens everyone’s day – including your kids.

*If your children are young, spend time with them, nap with them, visit the library together. Read a book.

*Bake with your kids. has great child-friendly recipes.

*Try a science experiment together. Check out

*For the tweens, volunteer to drive your kids somewhere they want to go. Take a book or something with you to do if they want you nearby but not too close.

*Put boundaries on electronics, otherwise children this age will spend all their time on a computer, their cell phone, TV, etc.

*If your teen is older and works hard during school, give them downtime. Some are exhausted and want lots of sleep.

*Host a movie marathon at your home. Teens enjoy watching movies with their friends. Make snacks they enjoy.

For more information see


The Village of Mead Board of Trustees met February 14 at 6:00 p.m. at the Village Office. Present were Chairman Mayfield and Trustees Halbmaier, Miller, A. Raver and Wielage. Also present were Clerk Moline, Utility/Maintenance Supt. N. Raver and Police Chief Carlson. Guests present were John Trouba, Dave Henke, Tim Adams, Liv Novotny, Chris Dorner, Steve Kadavy and Linda Malik.

PUBLIC HEARING: A Public Hearing was held at 6:09 p.m. to hear the request of Chris Dorner, representing Southmost Drywall and Kuehl Bros. Partnership to replat lots 2 and 3, Frontier Industrial Park. The subdivision was approved with the adoption of Resolution 12-02. The hearing was adjourned at 6:12 p.m.

PUBLIC HEARING: A Public Hearing was held at 6:12 p.m. to address the One and Six Year Street Plan. Resolution 12-01, One and Six Year Street Plan was adopted. The hearing adjourned at 6:15 p.m.

SCHEDULED GUESTS: John Trouba, SENDD, reviewed financial resources available for water, wastewater and street projects. Action was taken to approve Chairman Mayfield and Clerk Moline as authorized signators for CDBG purposes.

Dave Henke and Tim Adams, JEO Consulting, discussed a proposed water project.

Linda Malik, inquired as to water / sewer rate for Malik Trucking. Billing will be at the residential rate.

UTILITIY / MAINTENANCE SUPT. REPORT: N. Raver reported on conversation with Sargent Drilling representative and Wellhead Protection signs. Water loss at a vacant property was discussed. Motion passed to place a lien on the property for the water loss.

LIBRARY REPORT: Library snapshot and 2/1 meeting agenda presented.

PLANNING COMMISSION REPORT: Minutes of the 1/23 Regular Meeting and 1/23 Public Hearing, Building Permit 12-02 and 2011 Building Permit Report were reviewed.

POLICE REPORT: The monthly report was reviewed. Discussed was an improper parking warning.

CLERK REPORT: Moline reported dates for the Pet Clinic, Garage Sale and Clean Up Day. Scholarship receipt for Clerk Institute was noted.

OLD BUSINESS: Resolution 12-03, Lease of the Community Building with Mead Rural Fire District was reviewed. Billing of commercial water and sewer rates, depot basement steps replacement and completion of the EMC Insurance review were discussed.

NEW BUSINESS: Action was taken to approve: Resolution 12-04, Special Designated Liquor License to Mead Fire Dept. on 6/15 and 6/16 during Mead Days at the park, Resolution 12-05, Special Designated Liquor License to Mead Fire Dept. on 6/17 during Mead Days at the Community Building and Special Permit to Mead Fire Dept. on 6/15 and 6/16 to close designated streets during Mead Days. Penny Couch was granted permission the use of village tables and chairs on 4/14 for a wedding reception at Woodcliff, Fremont. Annual review of Conditional Permits (Frontier Co-op – 2 and Andy’s Mobile Home Park) were discussed. The board agreed that if they felt the need to review the permits in the future, a request to do so will be presented. Intents for a transfer Permit to AltEn for a Waste Compost Facility was reviewed. Future economic development opportunities was noted.

The meeting adjourned at 8:31 p.m.