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Village of Mead


Volume 12, Issue 3




     A regular meeting of the Village of Mead Board of Trustees was held Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.  Answering roll call were Chairman Havelka; Trustees Guyle and Wielage.  Absent were Trustees Felty and Wimer.   Also present were Clerk Moline, Utility/Maintenance Superintendent Raver and Police Chief Carlson .  Guest was Craig Reinsch.

     PUBLIC HEARING:  A Public Hearing was called at 6:04 p.m. to act on the One and Six Year Street Improvement Plan.  Discussion was held, followed by a call for public input.  The board reconvened to regular session at 6:15 p.m.

     SCHEDULED GUEST:  Engineer Craig Reinschdiscussed the status of the Water Project.

     REPORTS:  Police – Carlson presented the Police Report.  Discussed were unlicensed cats, nuisance concern and parking concern along Elm Street.  Utility/Maintenance Superintendent – Raver reported tree removal, future replacement of water mains, future installation of sewer lines and management of recycling bins.  Planning Commission – The minutes of the January 23 Regular Meeting were accepted.  Library – The minutes of the January 18 Library Board Meeting were accepted.  Clerk – Moline report 7th and 8th Street concerns, speed limit in school zone, upcoming demolition of the house at 420 S. Cedar Street and park restroom custodian advertisement.

     The following action was approved:  Resolution 17-01, One and Six Year Street Improvement Plan; Legal Services Agreement with Maureen Freeman-Caddy for the water project; permit to the Mead Days Committee to close First Street from Elm Street to Vine Street during Mead Days; Resolution 17-03, Interlocal Cooperation Agreement for a Mutual Finance Organization; and 2017 Baling Agreement with Terry Miller.

     Items of discussions were Alternative Investment Tool with NPAIT to be presented at the March 14 meeting; approved Cedar Bluffs Legion Baseball use of baseball field for part of the summer with them being responsible for field preparation; park improvements; and Mead Clean-up Day.  A thank-you for the Appreciation Dinner was acknowledged.

     The meeting adjourned at 7:30 p.m.





May 6 – Garage Sale Day

May – Mead Clean Up Day

June 16, 17, 18 – Mead Days



 Saturday, April 8, 2017

1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Mead Fire Station

 Dr. Dobesh will be present to administer vaccinations for rabies, distemper and parvo for dogs and rabies and distemper for cats.  Heartgaard and Frontline will be available to purchase, along with blood tests for heartworm.  Licenses may be purchased from the Clerk.
 All dogs and cats are to be licensed by MAY 1.

Cross Connections Questions and Answers
What are typical applications for an Air Gap?
Because today’s complex plumbing systems normally require continuous pressure, air gap applications are actually in the minority.  It should be remembered, however, that whenever a piping terminates a suitable distance above a contaminant, this itself is actually an air gap.  Air Gaps are frequently used on industrial processing application, but care should be taken that subsequent alterations are not made to the piping which would result in a direct connection.
What are typical applications for Atmospheric Vacuum Breakers?
Atmospheric Vacuum Breakers can be used on most inlet type water connections which are not subject to back-pressure such as low inlet feeds to receptacles containing toxic and non-toxic substances, valve outlet or fixture with hose attachments, lawn-sprinkler systems and commercial dishwashers.

What are typical applications for Hose Bibb Vacuum Breakers?
Hose Bibb Vacuum Breakers are popularly used on sill cocks, service sinks and any threaded pipe to which a hose may potentially be attached.

The Village of Mead is currently seeking someone to clean the restrooms at the park from April 1 through September 1.  You can pick up an application from the Village Office, or if requested that an application be forwarded to you call 402-624-2495 or email This position is open until filled.
 The Village of Mead is an equal opportunity employer, who does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, origin, or creed.
Pancake Feed and Craft Fair
Sunday, March 12
7am – 1pm
Mead Fire Hall
Sponsored by KC’s
In Support of Cancer Research

Village Board:  Tuesday, March 14, 6:00 pm
Planning Comm.:  Monday, March 27, 7:30 pm
Library Board:  Wednesday, March 15, 5:30 pm
Fire & Rescue:  Monday, March 13, 7:30 pm
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
Phone:  402-624-2495
Fax:  402-624-2024
Shawn Havelka, Chairman
Gary Guyle, Trustee
Jason Felty, Trustee
Richard Wielage, Trustee
Rod Wimer, Trustee
June Moline, Clerk/Treasurer 402-624-2495
Nick Raver, Utility/Maintenance Supt. 402-443-9688
Jerry Carlson, Police Chief 402-443-6846
Laurie VanAckeren, Library Director 402-624-6605
Lori Moseman, Ass’t Library Director
Nick Raver, Fire Chief 402-443-9688

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 – Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
8:00a.m. – Daily Mass – Saturday, when scheduled
ALMA LUTHERAN  219 W. Fifth St. / 402-624-3015
  8:30a.m. – Sunday Worship – First Sunday of the month
  9:00a.m. – Sunday School for all ages
10:30a.m. – Sunday Worship – All other Sundays
PANERA BREAD – FREE TO THE PUBLIC, Saturday following the second Friday of the month from  10 until 11 am. – MARCH 11

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
7:15p.m. – Kids in Action (elementary age children)
Winter Library Hours
Tuesday: 10am-1pm and 4pm-7pm, Wednesday:  4pm-7pm; Thursday:9am-6pm; Friday:  9am-1pm; Saturday:  9am-12pm
Monthly Schedule
Coffee Hour is scheduled every Tuesday at 10am and Story Time for young children is offered every Thursday at 4pm.
The Lunch Bunch Book Club will gather from 1130am-1230pm on Friday, March 17, for a St. Patrick’s Day Party.
The Mead Public Library Board will meet Wednesday, March 15, at 530pm in the library.

Special Events
Thursday, March 2:  A Dr. Seuss Story Time Party will be held at 4pm.
Saturday, March 4:  A Saturday morning family movie (a cartoon movie about a surfing penguin and his friends) will be shown at 10am. Popcorn will be provided, and attendees should bring their own covered drinks.  This is a great movie for Adults and for Kids!
Thursday, March 16:  St. Patrick’s Day will be celebrated with a Story Time Party at 4pm. The party will be hosted by the Mead Public Library Teen Advisory Board (TAB).
Saturday, March 18:  Join us for Books for Bingo!  1030a – 1130a   Each winner will receive a gently used book.  All ages welcome!
June Summer Reading Program
Parents of young children and community volunteers are needed for Summer Reading Program events throughout the month of June. If you can help serve Mead’s children and support the program, please contact library staff at or 402.624.6605. 
Homebound Library Delivery Service
If you know a community member who is temporarily or permanently housebound, Mead Public Library can assist by delivering books. There is no charge for this service. To make arrangements for homebound delivery, call Mead Public Library at 402.624.6605 or email
Thank You
A special thank you to Maybelle Tweedy for her hard work on the Library Spaghetti Feed in January. She made this annual library fundraiser a success.