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Village of Mead


March 2018

Volume 13, Issue 3



     The Village of Mead Board of Trustees met February 13 at 6:00 p.m. at the Village Office.  Answering roll call were Chairman Havelka; Trustees Felty, Guyle and Wimer.  Absent was Trustee Wielage.  Also present was Clerk Moline.  Guests were Ben Day and Jody Weible,

     A Public Hearing was called at 6:03 p.m. to review the One and Six Year Street Plan for Street Improvement..  The hearing adjourned at 6:06 p.m.  The board approved Resolution 18-01, One and Six Year Street Plan for Street Improvement Program.

     GUESTS:  Ben Day, Olsson Associates, presented an update on the water project.  A Letter Agreement Amendment #3 was presented but tabled until answers were received from Engineer Reinsch.  Planning Commission Chairperson Jody Wieble presented amendments to consider to the zoning regulations.

     Executive Session was held from 6:43 p.m. – 6:48 p.m. for protection of public interest.  Felty exited the meeting at 6:48 p.m.

     REPORTS:  Police – The Monthly Police Report was reviewed.  Planning Commission – The minutes of the January 29 regular meeting were accepted.  Library – The minutes of the January 15 Library Board meeting were accepted as well as Jennifer Lee as a member of the Library Board.  Clerk – Moline reported the Dog and Cat Vaccination and License Day will be held April 7 and Mead Garage Sale Day to be held May 5.  Discussion was held on occupation taxes and webpage design.  92West was approved to design the village website at a cost of $1,500.00.

     Action was taken to approve second reading of Ordinance 703, amend Municipal Water Department; Minimum Rates; introduce and accept first readings of Ordinances 704, 705 and 706, Non-exclusive franchise to collect and dispose of garbage to the residents of Mead to Waste Connections, Roadrunner Transportation and S2 Recycling and Refuse; and adopted Resolution 18-02, Interlocal Cooperation Agreement for a mutual finance organization for municipalities and fire protection districts in Saunders County.  A permit was approved to Mead Days Committee to close First St. from Elm St. to Vine St. during Mead Days on June 15, 16, and 17.  Discussion was held on summer positions and scheduling of Mead Clean Up Day.  The meeting adjourned at 7:17 p.m.





Saturday, April 7, 2018

Mead Community Building

1:30 – 3:00 p.m.


Dr. Dobesh of 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 current rabies vaccination.   Cost to license your pet is $4.00 altered, $6.00 intact.  All dogs and cats within the village limits are required to be licensed by MAY 1.


Vaccinations available are:  DOGS – rabies, distemper, parvo and kennel cough.  CATS – rabies and distemper.   Blood tests for heartworm can also be completed on-site.  Products available to purchase are Heartgard and Frontline. 





May 1—Pet Licenses Due

May 5—Garage Sale Day

May ?—Mead Clean Up Day

June 15, 16, 17—MEAD DAYS



Library Hours

Tuesday       10am-1pm and 4pm-7pm                 Friday   9am-1pm

Wednesday   5pm-8pm                                          Saturday   9am-12noon

               Thursday      9am-6pm                                          Closed:  Sunday and Monday

NOTE: The Library will be open from 9 am-12noon on Thursday, March 22.


Monthly Schedule

Coffee Houris scheduled every Tuesday at 10am.  Join us for coffee and conversations.

Story Time for young children is offered every Tuesday at 4pm.  We read a book or two, make a craft, and receive a take home snack.  Join us!

The Mead Public Library Board of Trustees will meet Monday, March 19, at 530pmin the Library. 

TheLunch Bunch Book Club will meet Friday, March 16, from11am-1230pm (note new time) and hold a potluck.  Author Mary Conley will be here to discuss her new book, First Cousins at the Farm.   

Special Events

Friday, March 2 – We will be celebrating Dr. Seuss’ Birthday! Check out a Dr Seuss book on March 2 or 3 and get a prize (one per person).

Saturday, March 17 – On St Patrick’s Day come and do a craft. The activity will be available from 10am-1130 am.

Sunday, March 25 – J.R.R. Tolkien Reading Day (author of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit).  Read of book of Tolkien’s this month & receive a prize (one per person).

Tuesday, March 27 – Join us for Bingo for Books from 6pm-7pm. All ages are welcome.


The Mead Public Library Board of Trustees welcomes Jennifer Lee to the Board. She joins members Viki Miller, Paulette Mayfield, Marty Hagemann, and Layla Giorgakopoulos in service to the Library and the Village of Mead.

Thank You

The annual Spaghetti Feed Fundraiser was held January 20. The Friends of the Mead Library Foundation and Library staff appreciate everyone who attended. A special thank you goes out to Mead Public Schools for hosting the Spaghetti Feed and Maybelle and Karla for working with the Friends on this event.



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/Maint. Supt.402-443-9688

Jerry Carlson, Police Chief 402-443-6846

Laurie VanAckeren, Library Director 402-624-6605

Lori Moseman, Ass’t Library Director

Joel Konecky, Fire Chief 402-443-9659



Village Board:  Tuesday, March 13, 6:00 pm

Planning Commission:  Monday, March 26, 7:30 pm

Library Board:  Monday, March 19, 5:30 pm

Fire & Rescue:  Monday, March 12, 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.




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

  9:15a.m. – Sunday School for all ages

10:30a.m. – Sunday Worship – All other Sundays


PANERA BREAD AVAILABLE FREE TO THE PUBLIC – MARCH 10, 10-11 a.m. (the Saturday following the second Friday of the month).


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)


Alma Lutheran Holy Week Services

3/30 7:00 p.m. – Good Friday Services

4/1 10:30 a.m. – Easter Worship preceded with breakfast served by Alma youth from 9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.  COME AND WORSHIP WITH US!


All-terrain Vehicles—Utility-type Vehicles and Golf Car Vehicles are required to be licensed within the Village of Mead.  Contact the village office to obtain or renew your permit by APRIL 1.  The permits are good for 1 year.


Mead Ball Association Pancake Feed

April 22, 2018

7:30am – 11:30am


Mead Fire Hall

Pancakes, eggs, sausage, juice and coffee – $6

($3 for 8 and under)


Made to order Fresh Orange Julius for $1


Your support helps park and field improvements and all Mead youth sports!


Reminder:  April 29th Community Park Clean Up  1pm – 3pm




SATURDAY, MARCH 24th – 10:00 AM



1st and Elm, Mead, NE




Ages 0-12

For questions or to donate contact Sara Nicola at 402-277-0073

Partial funding provided by Saunders County Lodging Tax