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Volume 12, Issue 5

 MAY 2017


Village of Mead Board of Trustees Meet April 11


   A regular meeting of the Village of Mead Board of Trustees was held April 11, 2017 at 6:02 p.m.  Answering roll call were Chairman Havelka; Trustees Felty and Wimer.  Absent were Trustees Guyle and Wielage.  Also present were Clerk Moline, Utility/Maintenance Supt. Raver and Police Chief Carlson.  Guests present were Cody Wickham and Craig Reinsch.

   Trustee Wielage entered the meeting at 6:04 p.m.

   GUESTS:  Cody Wickham with D.A. Davidson presented a proposal for interim funding for the water project.  Craig Reinsch, Olsson Associates, updated the board on the water project.

   REPORTS:  Police – The Monthly Police Report was reviewed.  Utility/Maintenance Superintendent – Raver reported water project concerns, hook-up to a sewer line a N. Second Street and water pressure issues at N. Third Circle.  Planning Commission – The minutes of the 3/27 Regular Meeting and Demolition Permit 17-02 to John and Laura Benal to demolish a deck and Building Permits 17-03 to John and Laura Benal to construct a concrete porch with cover and 17-04 to Rusty Lihs to erect a privacy fence were accepted.  Expired permits were reviewed.  Library – The minutes of the 3/15 Library Board Meeting were accepted.  Clerk – Moline reported tax dollars from AltEn and status of vacant houses within the village.

   UNFINISHED BUSINESS:  Action was taken to adopt Ordinance No.’s 692, 693 and 694 to Waste Connections, Roadrunner Transportation and S2 Refuse and Recycling to provide non-exclusive fanchises to collect garbage.  A bid of $1,175.00 from Big Red Home Improvement for repairs to the west park restrooms was approved.

   NEW BUSINESS:  Action was taken to appoint Terry Miller, Nick Raver and Jerry Carlson to serve on a Special Commission to ascertain the amount of special damages to vacate an alley in Block 2, Hanson’s First Addition and a portion of N. Third Street.  Jacob Felty was hired to prepare the ballfields this summer.  Discussion items were rental agreement for the depot tabled until the June meeting; no action on a bid from SECO to replace receptacles at the park as Raver indicated he had already done so; water shut-off procedure discussed; need for custodian to clean the park restrooms; tabled decision on interim financing for the water project; Havelka will contact Gretna Sanitation regarding garbage services in the village; reviewed report from NDEQ on recent inspection of the dumpsite; no action taken on setting a fee for a simple lot split; and Marilyn Jensen will once again maintain the median.

   The meeting was adjourned at 8:26 p.m.



Saturday, May 6

8 am – 2 pm

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 or NO LATER THAN FRIDAY, APRIL 28.



 WEDNESDAY:  5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

SATURDAY:  8:00 am – 12:00 pm


The Dumpmaster will inspect all loads @ $2.00 per load.  This also includes disposal at the metal dumpster.  The dump is open to MEAD RESIDENTS ONLY.  The only items allowed are leaves, grass clippings, branches and weeds.  All items are to be unbagged.


Part-time Cleaning Position to clean the park restrooms this summer.  This would require approximately 2 hours per week, with additional hours during Mead Days.  If interested, please contact the Mead Village Office.



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)


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

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

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


PANERA BREAD – FREE TO THE PUBLIC, Saturday following the second Friday of the month from  10 until 11 am. – MAY 13



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



Village Board:  Tuesday, May 9, 6:00 pm

Planning Comm.:  Monday, May 22, 7:30 pm

Library Board:  Wednesday, May 17, 5:30 pm

Fire & Rescue:  Monday, May 8, 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.


The Mead High School Alumni Banquet will be held Saturday, May 27 at the Jr. – Sr. High School commons.  A Social Hour begins at 5:00, followed by dinner at 6:00.  Banquet tickets are $20.00 if purchased by May 19 and $25.00 thereafter and can be purchased at the Bank of Mead, Country Store or Konecky Oil.


Graduation exercise for Mead High School will be held on Saturday, May 13 at the school gymnasium.  Baccalaureate begins at 1:30, followed by Commencement at 2:00.  Good luck graduates on your future endeavors.  You’ve provided the community with many wonderful memories with your accomplishments.



SATURDAY, May 27, 2017

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

312 South Vine (downtown in front of village office)


EXAMPLE OF PERMITTED ITEMS:  appliances, bicycles, furniture, batteries, tires (a fee will be charged for tire disposal)


EXAMPLE OF ITEMS NOT PERMITTED:  wood, grass clippings, tree limbs, construction refuse, trash


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



   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 at 219 W. Fifth Street.  A fireman will have the doors open if we are in a storm warning.


All dogs and cats within the Village of Mead are required to be licensed by MAY 1.  Please obtain your pets license at the Village Office.


Youth Baseball and Softball is underway for the summer season.  Please come and support the youth and coaches!




SWIMMING POOLS / SPAS / HOT TUBS:  A fence is required to surround all pools, spas and hot tubs containing at least 18” of water.  If the spa / hot tub has a lock attached this will forgo the fence request but the spa / hot tub must be locked at all times when not in use.  A permit for the fence must be obtained from the Planning Commission prior to erecting the pool / spa / hot tub. 


WATER / SEWER INVOICES:  Water and sewer invoices are sent out the last week of the month.  Invoices are to be paid by the 15th of the following month.  Payment must be received by 9:00 a.m. the following day (or Monday if the 15th falls on a Friday or Saturday) or a $10.00 late fee will be assessed.  A letter notifying you of this will be mailed and payment expected within 10 working days. If payment is not received in the office by the expected deadline your water meter will be shut off.  If it is not physically turned off and the shut-off notice is delivered you must still pay the re-connect fee as it is then considered an administration fee. Payment can be made by mailing, delivering to the Village Office, placing your payment in the drop box located by the front door of the Village Office, or delivering to the Bank of Mead.  If you have an account with the Bank of Mead, arrangements can be made for automatic payment on the 15th.  If you wish to use this service please stop by the Village Office and complete the required form.



 Library Hours

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

Wednesday   4pm-7pm                                                        Saturday   9am-12noon

                Thursday      9am-6pm                                                       Closed:  Sunday and Monday

NOTE: The Library will be closed Saturday, May 27.


Monthly Schedule

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

TheLunch Bunch Book Club will gather from 1130am-1230pm on Friday, May 19.

The Mead Public Library Board will meet Wednesday, May 17, at 530pmin the library.


Special Events

Saturday, May 6-Attend the Library Books and Baked Goods Garage Sale from 8am to Noon. All proceeds go to the Mead Friends of the Library Foundation and support library programming.

Wednesday, May 10-Kids’ Craft Night. Come anytime between 430pm and 630pmto make a special gift for Mother’s Day.

Saturday, May 13-Mom’s and Muffins.  Bring Mom for an early Mother’s Day breakfast of coffee, juice, and a muffin at 10am.  RSVP to the Library by 7pm onWednesday, May 10.

Friday, May 26-The Summer Reading Kick Off Party will run from 10am-11am.Special Guests: Raptors from Fontenelle Forest will be here from 10am-11am.


June Summer Reading Program

Parents of young children and community volunteers are needed for Summer Reading Program events throughout the month of June. If you can help serve Mead’s children and support the program, please contact library staff at or 402.624.6605. 

The state-wide theme for the 2017 Summer Reading Program is “Build a Better World.” Events planned at the Library include:

May 26:  Kick Off Party with raptors from Fontenelle Forest from 10am-11 am.

June 6-9:  Summer Reading Camp from 10am-11ameach day. Different presenter daily, including Madeleine Rheinheimer, teen author of the children’s book Undefined, on June 7. 

July 6:  Coding Workshop for children entering grade 4 through grade 9. From 10am-1pm youth will have the opportunity to learn intro computer science in this FREE 3 hour game environment class. Lunch is included and seats are limited, so mark your calendars now. 


Homebound Library Delivery Service

If you know a community member who is temporarily or permanently housebound, Mead Public Library can assist by delivering books. There is no charge for this service. To make arrangements for homebound delivery, call Mead Public Library at 402.624.6605 or email


A huge thank you to all those who helped with this year’s Easter Egg Hunt!


Denise Patocka, Sara Nicola, Andrea Daniels, Stacie Charles, Moriah Wellman, Jenny Carritt, Misty Coyle, Heidi Couch, Delany Patocka, Cali Carritt, Angie Miller, Megan Bukaske, Jess Miller, Angela Carritt, Carley Parsons, Darsey Zwiener, Sarah Mongan, Pat Carlson, the King family, Mead Public School Connie Weiss’s class, Bank of Mead, Country Store, Mead Fire Department, Charles Surveying, Village of Mead, Jeannette Johnson and Karen Porter.  WE HAVE A GREAT COMMUNITY!


Sincerely, The Mead Easter Egg Hunt Committee 2017