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Village of Mead



Volume 10, Issue 3
MARCH 2014

 Saturday, April 5, 2014
Mead Community Building
1:30 – 3:00 PM

Dr. Dobesh with 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 5th 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.  Cost to license your pet is $4.00 altered, $6.00 intact.  ALL DOGS and CATS within village limits are to be licensed by May 1.
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 624-2495.

8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
If you wish to be placed on the Village Garage Sale Map, please contact the Village Office at 624-2495 NO LATER THAN FRIDAY, APRIL 25. 

Keeping the Family Farm in the Family

 March 11th at 11:30 – Free Lunch Served, 12:00 – Presentation Begins
at the Mead Fire Hall, 220 E. Fourth St., Mead, NE

Community Church Services
ST. JAMES CATHOLIC  213 E. Eighth St. / 402-624-3555

 5:30 pm – Saturday Vigil
9:00 am – Sunday Mass

 Weekly Schedule
7:00 am – Daily Mass – Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
8:00 am – Daily Mass – Saturday, when scheduled

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

in the Church Basement (FREE TO ALL)

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 the service)
Weekly Schedule
6:00 pm – Dinner 4 Change (free to everyone)
7:00 pm – Life Group / Bible Study
If you have  an account with the Bank of  Mead you can have your water / sewer payment automatically withdrawn on the 15th of the month.  Stop by the Village Office and complete the Application for Direct Deposit to begin the process.  We are working on having bills sent via email if you have an email account, but have a few “bugs” to work out with our utility billing service. 
MEAD LIBRARY NEWS – On February 25th and March 1st we will be celebrating the birthday of Dr. Seuss here at the Mead Public Library Story Times!!!  Join us for special snacks, fun crafts and of course Dr. Seuss stories!
Thank-you to everyone who attended the Friends of the Library Spaghetti Feed on January 25th.  We had a great turn-out and there were no leftovers!  Your support of the library will allow us to purchase a new circulation desk.  We are hoping to have it delivered this Spring. 
National Take Your Child to the Library Day on February 1st was also a great success.  We greeted more than 25 people and everyone enjoyed donuts and juice.  The children had fun doing crafts and a Valentine’s story was read for storytime.  See YOU at the library!
January/February New Materials
“The Border Empire by Ralph Compton” (donation); “Demon’s Pass by Ralph Compton” (donation); “Codependents’ Guide to the Twelve Steps” by Melody Beattie (donation); “Big Nate on a Roll”, “Big Nate Strikes Again”, “Big Nate in a Class by Himself” all by Lincoln Peirce; “Soul Healing Miracles” by Dr. & Master Zhi Gang Sha (donation); “Fear Street” Ski Weekend & The Prom Queen by R.L. Stine (donations); “Goosebumps—The Girl who Cried Monster” by R.L. Stine (donation); “The Lion’s Lady” by Julie Garwood (donation); “Nancy Drew/Hardy Boys Dangerous Games” by Carolyn Keene (donation); “Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing” by Judy Blume (donation); “Henry Huggins” and “Henry and the Clubhouse” by Beverly Cleary (donations); “Elysium” (DVD); “The Butler” (DVD); “Tad the Lost Explorer” (DVD); “Zapped” by Carol Higgins Clark” (Book on CD); “Angels on Our Shoulders” by Edward F. Heiberger; “The Marriage Spell” by Mary Jo Putney; “Notorious Nineteen” by Janet Evanovich; “As the Crow Flies” and “Hell is Empty” by Craig Johnson; “The Boob (Burned Out Old Broads) Girls I, II, III, IV, & V” by Joy Johnson (donated by the author); “I Hunt Killers” by Barry Lyga
Village of Mead Board Minutes – February 11th
The Village of Mead Board of Trustees met February 11, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. at the Village Office.  Present were Chairman Guyle; Trustees Havelka, Miller and Wimer.  Absent was Trustee Wielage.  Also present were Clerk Moline, Utility/Maintenance Supt. Raver and Police Chief Carlson.  Guests were Ben Day and Mike Coyle.
Ben Day, Olsson Assoc.,  presented an update on the Wastewater Lagoon Project:  pumps and generator will start up tomorrow, schedule for demolition of treatment plant, remove temporary entrance off Hwy. 92, placement of a gate on the east side of the property, requested leaving the ramp on the east side of the lagoon and seeding of the berm.  Mike Coyle inquired as to his Building Permit request for an addition to his garage that had been denied by the Planning Commission.
REPORTS:  UTILITY/MAINTENANCE:  Raver reported sewer line issue, water line break and snowplow maintenance.  Discussion was held on ball field maintenance, future mowing and baling needs.  The board approved $1,000.00 to the Mead Ball Assoc. for agrilime for the ball fields.  POLICE:  The Monthly Police Report was presented, along with discussion on a garage in need of repair and sand pile issue recently resolved.  Discussion on unlicensed and junk vehicles and complaint procedure were discussed.  LIBRARY REPORT:  Minutes of the Nov. 20 and Jan. 15 meetings were reviewed.  Recognized was the resignation of Megan Engel from the Library Board.  Sara Nicola was approved as a member of the Library Board.  PLANNING COMMISSION REPORT:  The minutes of the Jan. 27 meeting were reported.
Action was taken to approve second reading of Ord. 643, Sewer Rates, first reading of Ord. 644 and 645; Non-exclusive Franchise Agreements with Quality Disposal and Waste Connections for garbage services; and Resolution 14-04, Interlocal Cooperation Agreement for a Mutual Finance Organization.  Advertisement for a summer custodian to clean the park restrooms will be posted and contact be made with the City of Wahoo for mosquito spraying for 2014.  The meeting was adjourned at 7:35 p.m.
VILLAGE OF MEAD Part-time Summer Cleaning Position
This position is to clean the restrooms located at the Mead Park from April 15 to October 1.  You must be able to dedicate 2 hours per week, with additional hours during Mead Days.  Requirements are:  1)  Be at least 15 years of age, 2)  Be able to lift 20 lbs. unassisted, 3)  Be able to work with little or no supervision, 4)  Be a self starter:  able to accomplish required tasks as assigned, 5)  Not be allergic to cleaning chemicals.
This position is open to anyone that meets the above requirements.  For an application, contact the Village Office at 402-624-2495 or stop by the Village Office, 8 am – 3 pm. 
The Village of Mead is an equal opportunity employer, that does not discriminate on race, sex, origin, or creed.
(unless delayed due to weather)
Mead Dump begins new hours April 1st
Wednesday:  5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Saturday:  8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Tree branches, weeds, leaves and grass clippings are the ONLY items permitted.  All items must be unbagged.  A dumpster is also onsite to dispose of iron/metal products.  The dump is open to Mead residents ONLY, at a charge of $2.00 per load.  All loads will be checked by the Dumpmaster prior to disposal of the items.
PROPOSED SEWER RATES, effective March 12, 2014
(third reading will be heard at the March 11 meeting)
Table of Rates – Sewer


A.  Customer Service Charge:         
5/8” – 3/4” meter        $40.00 per month (was $20.00)
1”meter          $50.00 per month per month (was $30.00)                                                                   

1 1/2” or larger meter    $70.00 per month (was $50.00)

B. Volume Rate Charge                   $ 1.10 per 1,000-gallons/per month (was $1.00)


Customer Service Charge:              
5/8 “ – 3/4” meter       $50.00 per month (was $30.00)
1” meter                     $65.00 per month (was $45.00)
1 1/2” or larger meter $95.00 per month (was $75.00)

B. Volume Rate Charge                   $ 1.10 per 1,000 gallons/per month (was $1.00)
Your April billing will reflect the usage rate you will be charged for sewer for the next year.  To arrive at your sewer usage rate, the water you used in the months of January, February and March is averaged. 
The Wastewater Lagoon Project has a deadline of April 1.  The lagoons are now working.  Remainder of the project will be demolishment of the old wastewater treatment plant.  The project is supported with General Bond Obligations, two grants, a low interest loan from the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality and user fees. 
Village Board:  Tuesday, March 11, 6:00pm
Planning Commission: Monday, March 24, 7:30pm
Library Board:  Wednesday, March 19, 7:00pm
Fire & Rescue:  Monday, March 10, 7:30pm
The Village Board & Planning Commission meet 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  68041-0046
Phone:  402-624-2495
Fax:  402-624-2024

Gary Guyle, Chairman
Shawn Havelka, Trustee
Adam Miller, Trustee
Richard Wielage, Trustee
Rod Wimer, Trustee
June Moline, Clerk/Treasurer  402-624-2495
Nick Raver, Ut/Mnt. Supt.  402-443-9688
Jerry Carlson, Police Chief  402-443-6846
Nancy Black, Library Director  402-624-6605
Nick Raver, Fire Chief  402-443-9688

Saturday, April 12 – 10:00 AM
Mead Park, 1st and Elm, Mead, NE

Ages 0-12
Lots of Prizes and Candy!!!

For questions or to donate, contact Angie Siske at 402-889-2081
Partial Funding provided by Saunders County Lodging Tax