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

Village of Mead
Mead Messenger
Volume 8, Issue 5


Saturday, May 7
8:00 a.m.– 2:00 p.m.
Rain or Shine!
Maps will be available at local businesses.

If you wish to be placed on the Village Garage Sale Map please contact the Village Office at 624-2495 by FRIDAY, APRIL 29. A limited number of tables will be available to borrow from the Community Bldg. Contact the village office (624-2495) to reserve tables (limit 2).

Village of Mead Clean Up Day
Saturday, May 21
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
312 South Vine St. (downtown in front of the Village Office)

Tires Appliances Water Heaters Bicycles Batteries Trash Additional Items

Wood Grass Clippings Construction Refuse Tree Limbs

This event is open to persons residing within the Village of Mead city limits ONLY! Members of the Board of Trustees will be present to check resident identification and check loads prior to disposal. If you are not a resident, you will be turned away. This is your opportunity to dispose of your unwanted items!

All “junk vehicles” are required to be placed out of sight on one’s property from public view or completely tarped. If this is not a possibility, please dispose of the vehicle.

We are asking that all yards be maintained, as unkept property will be sited by village police. Yards are required to be mowed, weeds removed and no grass clippings are to be spilled onto village streets.

Village of Mead Board of Trustees

Mead High School Graduation is scheduled for Saturday, May 14.

The Wahoo Sheriff’s office will set off the firemen’s pagers if they receive a watch for this area. The fire siren will go up and down a few times. This is only to alert the fire department to be on the watch. It is also a good idea to keep tuned to a local TV channel / radio station if we are in a watch area.

If a funnel is actually spotted, they will blow a steady blast on the siren. This is your signal to take cover at once. For those residents or businesses without basements, go to the Alma Lutheran Church basement, 219 West 5th Street. A fireman will have the doors open if we are in a storm warning.

Safety Tips and Facts: Always expect a train at each highway-rail intersection: Freight trains don’t travel at fixed times, and schedules for passenger trains change.

Village Office Closed Monday, May 30,Memorial Day
Mead Community Group Asset Tip of the Month

Commitment to Learning: Young people need to develop a lifelong commitment to education and learning!

Asset #21 Achievement Motivation: Kids are motivated to do well in school.

Encourage motivation from the inside out. You can never “overpraise” a child’s abilities. The more able a child feels, the more likely she or he is to continue pursuing ambitious goals.

Tap into your child’s interests and passions, and try to connect them to what he or she is learning in school. Don’t “pay” your child to learn with money or rewards; that’s motivation from the outside in. Use spontaneous rewards with no strings attached. If you expect children to work hard and learn new skills they probably will. Instead of saying, “I’ll take you to the park if you finish your assignment.” say “You finished your project? Great! Let’s go to the park to celebrate!”

Set goals together with your child that will motivate them. Choose goals that are easy, simple and doable. For example, “I will raise my hand one more time each day to answer a question in class.” or “I will ask the teacher if I do not completely understand the assignment.”

For parents of teens, monitor your child’s stress levels. Some experience high school as extremely competitive while others see it as a waste of time. Talk about how high school is a key part of their life and how he or she can make the most of it.

Model lifelong learning yourself by showing an ongoing interest in learning new things!

For more information on this and other assets, see

Save the Date: Mead Community Group is excited to be sponsoring a special movie night on Saturday, June 18th, during Mead Days! Watch for more information to come!

All dogs and cats are to be licensed by May 1. This applies to homeowners residing within village limits. Cost for a license is $4.00 altered and $6.00 intact. Please bring proof of current rabies vaccination and alteration to the Village Office for the license. If you cannot come during regular office hours, please mail the paperwork and money to Box 46, Mead or place in the drop box located by the front door of the office. The paperwork and tag will be returned to you.

A warning will be issued to the owner for a first offense if their dog is caught running at large. A second offense will force impoundment of the dog at Green Acre Animal Clinic.

Please keep all dogs on your property and on leash while off property. You are also required to clean up pet waste while walking your pet off of your personal property.

Thank you to all who participated in the Annual Mead Pet Clinic on April 9. We appreciate you bringing in your cats and dogs to be vaccinated and purchase pet tags. We thank Dr. Dobesh and his son for volunteering their time to attend to the animals.

Church Services

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 – May 12, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

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

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
7:00 pm Youth Meeting

PANERA BREAD – May 14, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.


312 S. Vine St., P.O. Box 46
Mead, NE 68041-0046
Phone: (402) 624-2495
Fax: (402) 624-2024

Ailene Raver, Chairperson
Jim Halbmaier, Trustee
Steve Mayfield, Trustee
Adam Miller, 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
Mike Coyle, Fire Chief 443-7164


Village Board:
Tuesday, May 10, 6:00 p.m.
Planning Commission:
Monday, May 23, 7:30 p.m.
Library Board:
Wednesday, May 4, 7:00 p.m.
Fire & Rescue:
Monday, May 9, 8:00 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.

A regular meeting of the Board of Trustees was held April 12 at 6:02 p.m. Present were Chair Raver, Trustees Halbmaier, Mayfield, Miller & Wielage. Also present were Clerk Moline, Utilities/Maintenance Supt. N. Raver & Police Chief Carlson. Guests present were Melissa Konecky, James & Joyce Everson, Gordon Richards, Monte Moeller, John Trouba & Terry Meier.
SCHEDULED GUESTS: Moeller, Richards & Everson expressed concerns of parking along village streets. John Trouba, SENDD, presented required paperwork for Wastewater Study Grant. Terry Meier, JEO Consulting Group, presneted the Street Study Contract.
UNSCHEDULED GUEST: Konecky requested a detailed 2010 Annual Water Quality Certification of Distribution Report & inquired of Emergency Plan for Propane from Frontier Co-op.
CLERK REPORT: Moline reported sessions attended at Clerk Academy, siren grant, utility deposit due, dog/cat licenses issued to date, grant applied for Easter Egg Hunt & vacation request.
UTILITY/MAINTENANCE SUPT. REPORT: N. Raver reported findings of leaks at Comm. Bldg., testing of water at possible well sites, ongoing maintenance of First St. & projects completed. Fire Dept. application for grants to remodel Comm. Bldg. meeting room & office, renovate closet & add shelter were noted.
POLICE REPORT: The monthly report was presented. Executive session was entered at 7:21 p.m. & returned to regular session at 7:43 p.m.
PLANNING COMMISSION REPORT: The minutes of the March 28 meeting were approved other than Bldg. Permit 11-03. Action was taken to deny Bldg. Permit 11-03.
LIBRARY REPORT: The February 9, March 2, and April 6 meeting minutes were approved.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS: Third reading and adoption of Ord. 613, Building Permits and Swimming Pools was approved.
NEW BUSINESS: Signators for the request for grant funds for the wastewater study, Fair Housing Response Letter & a Professional Contract to SENDD for administration were approved. A contract with JEO to conduct the Street Planning Study was approved. Action was taken to approve Resolution 11-09, Interlocal Agreement for a Mutual Finance Organizaiton, waive three readings of Ord. 614 and Ord. 615 and adopt Ord. 614, Garbage Franchise with Quality Disposal and Ord. 615, Garbage and Recycling Franchise with Waste Connections & hired Tracy Sterba as custodian.
The meeting was adjourned at 8:32 p.m.

A Special Meeting was held April 18 at 7:00 pm. Present were Chair Raver, Trustees Halbmaier, Mayfield, Miller and Wielage. Also present were Clerk Moline & Utility/Maintenance Supt. N. Raver. Guests present were Lee & Bobbie Feldhaus, Jody & Kacee Weible & Dennis Berry.
Discussion was held on denial of Bldg. Permit 11-03. It was agreed that the Planning Commission & the Feldhaus’ are to draw up an agreement for moving trailers into C & L Villa. The board entered executive session at 7:23 pm. & returned to regular session at 7:37 pm. The meeting was adjourned at 7:37 p.m.

Mead Days
June 17, 18 & 19
Watch for scheduled events!

Please note that prior to erecting a swimming pool, you must adhere to the following guidelines: Any pool, spa or hot tub containing at least 18” of water is required to be enclosed by a fence with a minimum height of 4’ and maximum height of 6’, with no opening greater than 4” or larger. All gates are to be locked when not in use. Hot tubs and spas are not required to have fencing if they have locking tops and are kept locked at all times not in use. All chemicals and supplies must be stored in a secure area.

BUILDING GUIDELINES for Village and one-mile extraterritorial residents . . .
Prior to beginning a construction or fencing project, please be aware that an APPLICATION FOR A BUILDING PERMIT must be approved by the Mead Planning Commission. The Planning Commission meets at 7:30 p.m. on the fourth Monday of the month, excluding December.
Construction items excluded are accessory buildings less than 150 sq. ft., residential sidewalks and driveways. An application must also be approved by the Commission if you are planning to RELOCATE OR DEMOLISH A BUILDING.
If action is taken prior to the approval of the Building Permit, the fee will be doubled PLUS a penalty fee of $100.00.
You are also required to contact Digger’s Hotline prior to disturbing soil. The telephone number is 800-331-5666 or 811. A timeline must be followed to allow utilities to be located.