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Volume 11, Issue 5

MAY 2016

 Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes


The Village of Mead Board of Trustees held a Special Meeting on March 24 at 6:24 p.m. Present were Chairman Havelka; Trustees Wielage and Wimer.  Absent was Trustee Guyle.  Also present was Utility/Maintenance Supt. Raver.  Guests were Barbara Wonka Vasa, Rayna Vasa and Chris Vasa.

     The Vasa’s presented a proposal for garbage removal services by Roadrunner Transportation.  A written proposal from S2 Refuse and Recycling was reviewed.

     Non-exclusive franchises for garbage removal services were adopted by Ord. 680 to Roadrunner Transportation and Ord. 681 to S2 Refuse and Recycling.

     The meeting adjourned at 7:41 p.m.


     A Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees was held April 12 at 6:00 p.m.  Present were Chairman Havelka; Trustees Felty, Guyle, Wielage and Wimer.  Also present were Clerk Moline, Utilities/Maintenance Supt. Raver, Police Chief Carlson and Library Board Directors Moseman and VanAckeren.  Guests were Dale Rawson, Ken Laferriere and Nathan Williams.

     Felty took the Oath of Office as Trustee for the Village Board.

     A PUBLIC HEARING was called at 6:12 p.m.  Mead Public Schools Supt. Rawson presented an overview of preliminary plats for subdivisions by the school.  Action was taken to approve the plats.  The hearing adjourned at 6:29 p.m.

     UNSCHEDULED GUEST:  Nathan Williams, S2 Refuse and Recycling, addressed the board with their garbage disposal service and free recycling bin provided to residents.

     REPORTS:  Library – The minutes of the 3/16 Library Board Meeting were accepted.  The Directors presented the Annual Library Report and reported activities offered by the library.  The resignations of Sara Nicola and Jenny Schliffke from the board were reported.  Approved to serve on the Library Board were Dale Rawson and Viki Miller.  Police/Zoning Administrator/Enforcement Officer – Carlson presented the monthly police report.  Discussion centered on a zoning violation and nuisance violation.  Res. 16-08, Nuisance Violation on a property was adopted.  Utility/Maintenance Supt. – Raver reported storm sewer issues.  The revised Preliminary Engineering Report – Water Treatment Evaluation was approved.  Planning Commission – The minutes of the 3/28 Regular Meeting and Hearing were accepted as well as Building Permits 16-02, 16-03 and 16-04.  Acknowledged were the resignations of Jason Felty and Ruth Dobesh.  Matthew Bratsburg was approved as a member of the Planning Commission.  Clerk – Moline reported upcoming events, lien settlement on a property, sell of 48 pet licenses, meter maintenance, process to condemn a house and letter to be sent to residents.

     UNFINISHED BUSINESS:  Ord. 678, Non-exclusive franchise with Waste Connections for garbage services was approved on third reading.

     NEW BUSINESS:  Action was taken to approve Loftus Septic Pumping to supply 2 portable restrooms at the park; Agreement with Miller Properties to bale alfalfa; Ord. 682, Acquisition of tract in Huddle’s Addition; Res. 16-07, Loan with the Bank of Mead for $95,000.00 to acquire tract in Huddles’ Addition; and waived subdivision fees to Mead Public Schools.  Moline presented interest rates from four banks prior to the loan approval.  Discussion was held on MAPA request for support and help needed to clean the park restrooms and prepare the baseball / softball fields.  It was reported that Marilyn Jensen has once again agreed to maintain the median at the northwest entrance into Mead.

     EXECUTIVE SESSION was called at 8:20 p.m to discuss results of litigation.  The board returned to regular session at 8:28 p.m.

     The meeting adjourned at 8:28 p.m.




8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.


Rain or Shine


Maps available at local businesses


If you wish to be placed on the Village Garage Sale Map, please contact the Village Office at 402-624-2495 NO LATER THAN FRIDAY, APRIL 29. 


 THANK YOU, Marilyn Jensen for once again willingly taking on the task to care for the median at the northwest entrance into Mead.


THANK YOU, Lyle Havelka for agreeing to prepare the softball/baseball fields prior to ballgames this summer.


THANK YOU, Ruth Dobesh for serving on the Mead Planning Commission. 


WELCOME, Matt Bratsburg for becoming a member of the Mead Planning Commission.




Part-time Cleaning Position at the Mead Park Restrooms for the months of May – August.  This would require approximately 1 hour per week, with additional time during Mead Days.


Become a member of the Mead Planning Commission!  If you are concerned about the community and are willing to learn zoning regulations, this is the opportunity for you!


If you are interested in any of the positions listed, please contact the Village Office at 402-624-2495 or a member of the Board of Trustees.


MEAD DAYS UPDATE by Dalene Selko

   The Mead Days Committee is seeking donations for Mead Days 2016.  Donations can be in cash or Bingo items and can be dropped off at the Bank of Mead.  We are really excited about this year’s events.  We will feature musical entertainment, fireworks, parade, children’s activities (featuring the return of the Princesses), adult games, Bingo, dance and a BBQ contest. 

   Thank you to the generous donations received to date:  Bank of Mead, Matan’s Welding, Alma Lutheran Church, Village of Mead, Kent and Linda Sweet, Todd Valley Farms, Inspro Insurance, Dale Rawson, WL Anderson Livestock and Grain, Buckmaster Construction, Mead Cattle, Subbert Well, Vera and Ray Huckeby, BergmanTrucking, SECO, Big Rig, G & L Café, Bonnie and Jim Edins, Makovicka Physical Therapy, and Raikes Enterprises.

   Mark your calendar – June 17, 18 and 19!


Youth Baseball and Softball is underway.  The coaches and players have worked hard to prepare for the season.  Come and cheer on your favorite team!


Mead High School Alumni Banquet will be held Saturday, May 28 at the Jr-Sr High Commons.  A Social Hour begins at 5:00, followed by dinner at 6:00.  Banquet tickets are $20.00 if purchased by May 20, $25.00 thereafter.  Tickets may be purchased at the Bank of Mead, Country Store or Konecky Oil.


S2 Refuse and Recycling has provided a recycling dumpster to the village for residents’ use.  It is located north of the Community Building at 220 E. Fourth St.

     Items permitted:  Paper, envelopes, magazines, mail, cardboard, boxes, aluminum and metal cans, empty paint cans, plastic and shrink or stretch wrap.

     Items not permitted:  Plastic bags, wood waste, Styrofoam or packing foam, concrete, food, light bulbs and glass.

     Please place all materials in the correct compartments, do not place anything outside the recycling container, and no trash please!


Mead residents now have the option of three suppliers for garbage services.  Contact:  Waste Connections at 800-279-7511 or 402-721-7511; Roadrunner Transportation at 402-642-5054 or S2 Refuse and Recycling at 402-727-6806.



SATURDAY, May 28, 2016

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

312 South Vine (downtown in front of village office)




Tires    Appliances      Water heaters  Bicycles    Batteries    

             A fee for disposal of tires will be charged



                        Wood    Grass clippings     Construction refuse   Tree Limbs                                    

The event is open to MEAD RESIDENTS ONLY!  Council members will be present to check resident identification!


Village of Mead Storm Warning Procedures


     In case of severe weather, the fire siren will be sounded and go up and down a few times.  This is only to alert members of 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 W. 5th St.  A fireman will have the doors open if we are in a storm warning.



All dogs and cats within the village limits are required to be licensed by MAY 1.  Please purchase the license at the village office by coming to the office or you mail or drop your pets registration and proof of current rabies shot, along with the license fee, in the drop box located by the office front door.  The license and paperwork will be returned to you via mail.  License fees are $4.00 altered / $6.00 in-tact dog or cat.




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)


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

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

  9:00a.m. – Sunday School for all ages


PANERA BREAD – FREE TO THE PUBLIC, Saturday following the second Friday of the month – MAY14



Summer Library Hours

Tuesdays  10am-1pm and 4pm-7pm                         Fridays  9am-2pm

Wednesdays 4pm-7pm  (New hours)                         Saturdays  10am-2pm

     Thursdays  11am-6pm                                                 Closed:  Sunday and  Monday

       *The Library will be closed on Saturday, May 28 in honor of Memorial Day*


Monthly Schedule

Coffee Houris scheduled every Tuesday at 10am and Story Time for young children is offered every Thursday at 4pm and Saturday at 11am.

The Lunch Bunch Book Club will meet from 1130am-1230pm on Friday, May 20.  All residents are welcome to stop by and enjoy the book discussion, dessert, and coffee.

The Teen Advisory Board (TAB)will meet on Thursday, May 19, at 5pm.  This group gets together monthly and is open to all boys and girls living in Mead who are in grades 6-12.  Members provide input on books, events, movies and programs offered by the library.  This will be our last meeting of the school year.  Next meeting in Sept.

The Library Boardwill meet on Wednesday, May 18, at 5:30pm.  The public is open to the public and the agenda is posted prior to the meeting in the library and the Mead Post Office.

Upcoming Special Events

The Library will be participating in the Mead Garage Sale on May 7.  Please stop by!  We will have not only books and baked goods for sale this year, but lots of holiday and miscellaneous items. 

Our Summer Reading Program will run from May 27 through June 30, 2016.  Track your reading minutes to earn fabulous prizes (Pizza Hut coupons, G & L gift cards, Wahoo Pool passes – just to name a few!)  Readers, ages 0-99 are welcome to sign up and participate.

Friday, May 27– Join us for our Summer Reading Kick-Off Party!  The party will start with our Owl Event.  A volunteer from the Papio-Missouri River NRD will be here from 10am-11am to share information about owls and you will be able to meet some of these beautiful creatures.  Hot dogs and chips will be served from 11am-1pm.  You will be able to sign up for the Summer Reading Program and pick up your “On Your Mark, Get Set….READ!” packet. 

Our Summer Reading CAMP is June 7-10.  Grades K-6 are invited.  We have tons of fun activities planned for you from 10am-1130am each day. 


Thank You

Thanks to our Summer Reading Sponsors:  City of Wahoo Parks and Recreation, Creative Hair Works (Yutan), Eckley Trucking, G & L Diner, Pizza Hut (Wahoo), and Subbert Well and Septic.  Your donations are very much appreciated and will be enjoyed by our summer readers.

Thanks also to all who have donated to the library recently:  Larry Love, Bill Way, Shirley Garthwait, Valerie Enholm, Liz Gibney, Paulette Mayfield & Joan Swanson.

Special thanks to Sara Nicola & Jenny Carritt for your service on the Mead Public Library Board!  Welcome to our two new members:  Viki Miller & Dr. Dale Rawson


Graduation exercises for Mead High School will be held on Saturday, May 14 at the school gymnasium.  Baccalaureate begins at 1:30, followed by Commencement at 2:00.  Good luck graduates!



312 S. Vine St., Box 46

Mead, NE  68041-0046Telephone 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

Lori Moseman, Library Director 402-624-6605

Laurie VanAckeren, Ass’t Library Director

Nick Raver, Fire Chief 402-443-9688



Village Board:  Tuesday, May 10, 6:00 pm

Planning Comm.: Monday, May 23, 7:30 pm

Library Board:  Wednesday, May 18, 5:30 pm

Fire & Rescue:  Monday, May 9, 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.