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Volume  10, Issue 5   MAY 2014




The Village of Mead Board of Trustees met April 8 at 6:00 p.m. at the Village Office.  Present were Chairman Guyle; Trustees Havelka, Miller, Wielage and Wimer.  Also present were Clerk Moline, Utility/Maintenance Supt. Raver and Police Chief Carlson.  Guests present were Jody and Kacee Weible.

     A Board of Adjustment Meeting was called at 6:10 p.m.  Answering roll call were Chairman Guyle, Members:  Havelka, Miller, Weible and Wimer.  Resolution 14-08, Variance for Mike Coyle, 614 S. Cedar, to amend Zoning Ordinance 11-306, D. 2. b. for a sideyard depth of 5’ rather than required 7’ depth was approved.  The variance fee was waived.  The meeting adjourned at 6:14 p.m.

     A Public Hearing was called at 6:14 p.m.  Discussion was held on text amendment to Chapter 11, Article 3, Sections 11-306, Single Family Residential and 11-307, Multiple-family Residential with an addition of text.  An application from Mike Coyle for a Conditional Permitted Use for front yard depth for a garage was addressed.  The hearing was adjourned at 6:20 p.m.

     REPORTS:  Utility/Maintenance Supt. – Raver requested two automatic heaters and need for pump repair at the wastewater facility, supply electricity to the lagoon site, reported broken windows at park buildings and receipt of mower.  Police– Chief Carlson reported the monthly police report and removal of a garage and contact with owners of abandoned and unlicensed vehicles.  Clerk – Moline reported attendance at Clerk Academy and shared letter from MAPA.  Library – The minutes of the March 19 Library Board meeting were reviewed.  Planning Commission – The minutes of the March 24 Regular Meeting and Public Hearing were reviewed.

     OLD BUSINESS:  Action was taken to approve third reading and adopt Ord. No.’s 644 and 645, Non-exclusive franchise agreements for garbage services with Quality Disposal and Waste Connection.

     NEW BUSINESS:  Action was taken to approve with waiving of three readings and adoption of Ord. No. 647, amend Chapter 11, Article 3, Sections 11-306 and 307 with the addition of “In existing areas of town where construction was before ordinances there is a condition provision to add onto the dwelling without meeting front yard setbacks if the new addition stays in line with the other residences on that block and Ord. No. 648, Conditional Use Permit to Mike Coyle for front yard depth to construct a garage at 614 S. Cedar St.  The following Resolutions were adopted:  Res. 14-05, Special Tax and Assessment upon Lots 3 and 4, Block 4, Anderson and Carlson’s Addition to Mead for delinquent water fees in the amount of $182.78 and Res. 14-09 Special Designated Liquor License to Michael Beckman for a graduation party at the Community Bldg. on May 17, hosted by Doug and Denise Patocka. 

     A bid of $5,950.00 from Miller Property was approved to seed and fertilizer idle acres at the lagoon site.  The Ballfield Preparation Agreement and Baling Agreement to Miller Property were approved.  Marilyn Jensen will maintain the median at the north entrance into Mead. 

     The board entered Executive Session at 7:47 p.m. to discuss litigation regarding land purchase.  The board returned to Regular Session at 7:55 p.m.  The meeting adjourned at 7:55 p.m.







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. 




The Mead Alumni Banquet will be held Saturday, May 24 at the Jr-Sr High Commons.   Banquet tickets are $20.00 if purchased by May 11, $25.00 thereafter.  Tickets can be purchased at the Bank of Mead, Country Store or Konecky Oil.  



Thank you to all who attended the Dog / Cat Vaccination / License Day on April 4.  We had a great showing of dogs and cats getting their shots and owners obtaining pet licenses.

REMEMBER:  All dogs and cats living within Mead city limits are required to be licensed by MAY 1st.  Purchase the tags at the Village Office.  Cost is $4.00, altered animal and $6.00 for unaltered animal.  Proof of current rabies vaccination must be provided prior to license issue.


THANKS .   .   .

Thank you to Angie Siske and her  support group for sponsoring the Annual Easter Egg Hunt held at the park on Saturday, April 12.  A large number of families attended  with many eager hunters and happy finders.



June 9 – 13

10:00 a.m. – Noon

June 14th Party, 11:00 – Noon

SIGN UP NOW at Mead Public Library


MEAD PUBLIC LIBRARY NEWS by Nancy Black, Library Director

April 21st, 2014 is the 2nd annual Teen/Tween Fashion Party! Join us here at the Mead Public Library when our friendly fashionista April will be bringing all the new Spring/Summer styles for us to look at, try on and buy! Clothes coming hot off the racks from Amour Apparel & Accessories in Fremont, NE. No school, sleep in, then join us from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. on Monday April 21st for the Teen/Tween Fashion Party!

Summer is just around the corner…The library is happy to announce that Mrs. Pat Carlson will once again be here at the library to lead our Summer Reading Camp activities!
Please mark your calendars for Monday June 9th – Friday June 13th 10:00 a.m. – Noon daily!
SUMMER READING CAMP IS FREE!!!! Sign up for Summer Reading Camp at the Mead Public Library or give us a call at 402-624-6605. Watch for flyers and we’ll see YOU at the library!

The “Meet the Author” event was a big success here at the library. Joy Johnson had us all laughing and enjoying the companionship of women. 16 ladies attended the event and a good time was had by all, thanks to everyone for helping to make the afternoon a success. Thank-you to Joy for visiting and thank-you to Carlann Johnson for supplying us with her wonderful cinnamon rolls to go with our coffee.

March/April New Materials:

“The Draining Lake” by Arnaldur Indridason (donation); “The Invention of Wings” by Sue Monk Kidd; “Giraffes Can’t Dance” by Giles Andreae; “Starting Over” by Robin Pilcher; “Julie and Romeo” by Jeanne Ray (donation); “Troubleshooter” by Gregg Hurwitz (donation); “The Neighbor” by Lisa Gardner (donation); “Sizzle” by Julie Garwood (donation); “Dantes’ Inferno” by Sarah Lovett (donation); “Point Blank” by Catherine Coulter (donation); “Escape” (DVD); “Will & Whit” by Laura Lee Gulledge; Morpheus Road (series) “The Blood”, “The Light” and “The Black” by D. J. MacHale; “The Wild Princess” by Mary Hart Perry; “Your Pregnancy and Childbirth” (donation); “Enemy Women” by Paulette Jiles (donation); “Ice” by Linda Howard (donation); “The Killing Edge” by Heather Graham (donation); “The Book Thief” (DVD); “12 Years a Slave” (DVD); “Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Special Edition 2014”; “Catching Fire” (DVD); “The President has been shot! The Assassination of J.F. Kennedy” by James L. Swanson; “Shadow Spell” by Nora Roberts (Book on CD); “Killer” by Johnathon Kellerman (donation)


Community 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 the service)


Weekly Schedule


6:00 pm – Dinner 4 Change (free to everyone)

7:00 pm – Life Group / Bible Study


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)


ALMA LUTHERAN VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL will be held June 2 – 6 from 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.  Kids age 3 to going into 6th grade are invited to join us!  We will have activities, snacks, and music every day.  Registration is available on the Alma Lutheran Church website at  Hope to see you there!


Graduation exercises for Mead High School will be held Saturday, May 17 in the school gymnasium.  Baccalaureate begins at 1:30, with Commencement to follow at 2:00.  



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





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

Planning Commission: Monday, May 19, 7:30pm

Library Board:  Wednesday, May 21, 6:30pm

Fire & Rescue:  Monday, May 12, 7:30pm

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


The Mead Days Committee is looking for donations for Bingo or cash donations.  Donations can be dropped off at the Bank of Mead and made payable to Mead Days 2014.  All proceeds from the weekend go to the youth programs, Fire Department or back into the community for improvements.  The following businesses or individuals have already contributed to 2014 Mead Days and we want to say THANK YOU!


            Bank of Mead, Alma Lutheran Church, St. James Church, Village of Mead, Kent and Linda Sweet,            Husker Water, Insulfoam, AWS Well, Frontier Coop, Buckmaster Construction, Mead Cattle, Subbert Well Service, Vera and Ray Huckeby, SECO, Big Rig


The Mead Days Committee is also looking for volunteers to collect our Wahoo donations.  Please let Dalene Selko, (402) 624-2255, if you would like to help out.  Hope you too can support our local fundraiser and community event.



By Angie Siske, Coordinator of Easter Egg Hunt


Well over 100 kids joined in the Mead Community Easter Egg Hunt.  A big thank you to the Village of Mead, Bank of Mead, Mead Volunteer Fire Dept., Charles’ Surveying, Todd Valley Farms, Friends of the Mead Library, Mrs. Weiss, Wahoo Civic Center, Mead High School students, and many other individuals from the Mead community for donating money, candy, prizes, and time towards the event for our children in the community!




SATURDAY, MAY 31, 2014

9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.

312 South Vine Street

(downtown in front of Village Office)


Items not accepted are wood, grass clippings, construction refuse and tree limbs.

There will be a fee charged for disposal of tires.

The event is open to MEAD RESIDENTS ONLY! 

Resident identification will be checked by Board of Trustees.



SUNDAY, May 18

Mead Park

11:30 am – 5:00 pm

This is a fundraiser for Relay for Life.  Activities include bounce house, games and food.  For additional information, contact Roberta Havelka at 402-624-2278.  Come and support the cause!