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Newsletter March 2019

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Village of Mead


Volume 14, Issue 3

MARCH 2019



Saturday, March 30, 2019

Mead Community Building

1:30 – 3:00 PM


Dr. Dobesh from 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.


Available will be vaccinations for rabies, distemper, parvo, and kennel cough for dogs and rabies and distemper for cats. Products available to purchase will be Heartgard and Frontline.  Blood tests for heartworm will also be administered on-site.


All dogs and cats residing within the village limits of Mead are required to be licensed by MAY 1. Licenses may be obtained at the village office during regular business hours.  Proof of current rabies vaccination is required.




Saturday, April 13th – 10 AM

Mead Park

1st & Elm – Mead


Ages 0-12

Lots of prizes and candy



AT 402-277-0073





SPRING FORWARD – MARCH 10 Set your clocks forward!



The Village of Mead Board of Trustees met February 12 at 6:00 p.m. at the Village Office.  Present were Chairman Guyle; Trustees Felty and Thorson.  Absent were Trustees Wielage and Wimer.  Also present were Clerk Moline, Utility/Maintenance Superintendent Raver, Library Director Laurie VanAckeren, and Planning Commission Chair Jody Weible.  Guests were Josh Girmus, Mary Mayfield, Layla Giorgakopoulos, Viki Miller, Janet Behrens, Shyla Thomas, Jacklyn Petersen, and Jason and Jennifer Lee.

SCHEDULED GUEST: Library Board Chair, Viki Miller, presented the Annual Statistical Report, requested the library staff be responsible for the flag to fly 24/7, and requested amendment to the “Duties of the Librarian” found in the Employee Handbook.

REPORTS: Police – The monthly police report and report on a property in Mead were discussed. Utility/Maintenance Superintendent – Discussion was held on Preliminary Plan for N. Oak St. paving project, vehicle removal during a snowfall, and tar order. Planning Commission – The minutes of the January 28 regular meeting and replat of Girmus Subdivision were accepted. Discussion was held on spreading of material by AltEn.  Library – The minutes of the January 21 Library Board meeting were accepted. Clerk – Moline reported partial payment on a water/sewer bill, resident letter will be sent along with March utility billings, and vacation request.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS: Action was taken to approve second reading of Ord. 723, amend Building Permits.

NEW BUSINESS: Action was taken to approve first reading of Ord. 725, Trash Removal Agreement with Roadrunner Transportation; Ord. 726, Trash Removal Agreement with Waste Connections; and Ord. 727, Trash Removal Agreement with S-2 Refuse and Recycling; adopt Resolution 19-06 Interlocal Cooperation Agreement for a Mutual Finance Organization, and approved a Special Permit to Scott and Dalene Selko to construct a partial in-ground swimming pool.

Discussion was held on insurance coverage for the generator at the wellhouse, community survey, municipal code for delinquent water/sewer bills, and reviewed the Municipal Leader Guide and Common Board Facility Agreement with Mead Public Schools.

The meeting adjourned at 7:37 p.m.



MAY 4, MEAD GARAGE SALE DAY – 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

JUNE 1, MEAD CLEAN-UP DAY – 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. in front of village office

JUNE 14 and 15, MEAD DAYS at the Mead Park


Please note: The February Newsletter stated the incorrect date for Mead Garage Sale Day. The date is May 4th. Sorry!



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


ALMA LUTHERAN 219 W. Fifth St. / 402-624-3015

9:15a.m. – Sunday School for all ages (second, third and fourth Sunday’s of the month)

10:30a.m. – Sunday Worship


PANERA BREAD FREE TO THE PUBLIC, Saturday following the second Friday every month, 10AM – 12PM. There is always plenty of bread, rolls, coffee cake, bagels, and if you’re early enough – cookies. This month the church will be open on SATURDAY, MARCH 9.


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

6:15p.m. – 8:30p.m.. – Kids in Action (elementary age children)


DUMP GUIDELINES – The Mead Dump is available for use by Mead residents only! The only items allowed are weeds, tree branches, leaves, and grass clippings. All items must be unbagged. There is also a roll-off available to dispose of your metal/iron materials. Please follow these restrictive guidelines to use the dump.



312 S. Vine St., P.O. Box 46

Mead, NE 68041

Phone: 402-624-2495

Fax: 402-624-2024



Gary Guyle, Chairman

Jason Felty, Trustee

Bill Thorson, 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

Nick Raver, Fire Chief 402-443-9688



Village Board: Tuesday, March 12, 6:00 pm

Planning Commission: Monday, March 25, 7:30 p.m.

Library Board: Monday, March 18, 5:30 p.m.

Fire & Rescue: Monday, March 11, 7:30 pm


The Village Board & Planning Commission meets at the Village Office, Library Board at the Library and Fire/Rescue at the Fire Station.




Library Hours

Tuesday     10am-8pm (closed 3pm-4pm)                    Friday     9am-1pm

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

Thursday        1pm-8pm (closed 3pm-4pm)                  Closed:     Sunday and Monday

NOTE: The Library will be closed Thursday, March 7, and will be open from 9am-12noon on Friday, March 29, so staff can attend trainings. We will also be closing at 6pm on March 21.

Monthly Schedule

Coffee Hour is scheduled every Tuesday at 10am. Come for coffee and conversation.

Story Time for young children is offered every Tuesday at 4pm. We will read a book or two, make a craft, and pick up a take home treat.

The Mead Public Library Board of Trustees next regular-scheduled meeting will be Monday, March 18, 2019, at 530pm in the Library. The public is invited to attend and participate in the session.

The Lunch Bunch Book Club will gather Friday, March 15, from 11am-Noon. Join us for discussion of this month’s book and a St. Patrick’s Day Pot Luck. Corned beef and cabbage, table service, and coffee will be provided. Guests are asked to bring side dishes with serving utensils so we can share and enjoy favorites.

Special Events

Saturday, March 2 – Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ Birthday by checking out a Dr. Seuss book and getting a prize.

Tuesday, March 5 – Story Time will have a special Mardi Gras Party at 4pm.

Thursday, March 21 – An informal, Personal Finance Workshop will begin at 6 pm and coffee will be provided. We request adults only attend this event. We will be closing the library at 6pm.

Wednesday, March 27 – Come play Bingo for Books at 6pm.. All ages are welcome.

Youth Ages 0-5 Years Old (or any child who has not yet started kindergarten) – Begin a new, ongoing program called 1000 Books Before Kindergarten! This program, for Mead children is offered to families at no cost by the Nebraska Library Commission Youth Grants for Excellence 2018.  Stop in the library to learn more and to sign up your young reader.


Be sure to “like” our Face Book page for updates and details of programs and events.



Nebraska’s Safe Drinking Water Act requires water systems to implement an on-going cross connection control program. An important part of this program is public education.  It is believed that a well-informed public will be more aware of the possibility of cross connections within their property and will take reasonable and sensible precautions to avoid creating cross connections on their property.


What is a cross connection?

A cross connection occurs whenever there is an actual or potential physical connection between the public drinking water system and any possible source of contamination. Sources of contamination can include illness or death, and low or non-hazardous materials which are mainly just a nuisance and can cause the water to look, taste, or smell unpleasant.  Although the high hazards are the primary concern in a cross connection control program, your water utility strives to provide both safe and good quality water to its customers.  Whenever there is a loss of pressure in the public water supply, these cross connections can allow unsafe substances to enter the public water supply.