Village of Mead
Volume 14, Issue 5
VILLAGE OF MEAD BOARD OF TRUSTEES / BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT MEETINGS
The Village of Mead Board of Trustees held their regular meeting on April 9 at 6:00 p.m. at the Village Office. Answering roll call were Chairman Guyle; Trustees Felty, Thorson, Wielage, and Wimer. Also present were Clerk Moline, Utility/Maintenance Superintendent Raver, Police Chief Carlson, and Planning Commission Chairperson Weible. Also in attendance were Julie Ogden, David VanVleet, Jeremy Harnish, and Craig Reinsch.
Action was taken to approve Certificate of Payment #1 to U.S. Water Services for verification pilot testing for the amount of $35,343.00 and payment of $6,000.00 to Asphalt Paving and Seal Coating for seal coating at N. Third Circle.
SCHEDULED GUESTS: Street Superintendent, Julie Ogden, JEO, presented bids and timeline to complete the paving project of N. Oak St. ME Collin Contracting was hired as the contractor at a bid of $137,471.30 to complete the project in the fall of 2020. Engineer Craig Reinsch, Olsson, discussed contracts with AdEdge and Tonka/U.S. Water who completed pilot tests for the water project. Action was taken to approve Tonka/U.S. Water to proceed with design of the equipment.
UNSCHEDULED GUESTS: Jeremy Harnish was present to discuss concerns with mud and dirt being pulled on the street as he leaves the alley and parking and working on vehicles along Fifth Street between Elm and Vine Streets. He stated the reason for the mud was that after Black Hills had removed a line at a residence the dirt was not filled in as was before leaving deep ruts, as well as white rock being replaced with pea gravel. He agreed to remove the vehicles on the street and clean up the grease. He as well removed the pea gravel from the street that evening. Discussion was held with Dylan Tegtmeier, 620 S. Elm St. on his plans to renovate the property.
BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT: A Board of Adjustment meeting / hearing was called at 6:36 p.m. with members Guyle, Felty, Thorson, Weible, and Wielage present. David VanVleet requested a variance for a 6’solid, vinyl fence to be placed on the north side of his property. Action was taken to approve Resolution 19-08 to grant the variance and approved Building Permit 19-02 to erect the fence. The meeting adjourned at 6:46 p.m.
REPORTS: Utility/Maintenance Superintendent – Raver reported on grant available for an additional siren on the north side of town, water main break at Eighth and Oak Streets, water hydrant break at the corner of Fourth and Vine Streets, and water level at the lagoons. Police – Carlson presented the monthly police report and discussed vandalism at the well house. Planning Commission – The minutes of the March 25 regular meeting and demolition permit 19-01, Toni Roberts, to demolish a deck were accepted. Library – The minutes of the March 18 Library Board meeting and resignation of Library Aide Mary Mayfield were accepted. Roberta Kisling was approved as Library Aide. Clerk – Moline reported Marilyn Jensen will maintain the median, upcoming events, pet licenses sold to date and upcoming vacation.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS: Ordinances 725, 726, and 727, Trash Removal Agreements with Waste Connections, Roadrunner Transportation, and S-2 Refuse and Recycling were adopted on third reading. Ordinance. 728, Snow Removal was approved on second reading.
NEW BUSINESS: Action was taken to approve an Interlocal Agreement with the City of Wahoo to spray mosquitos; approve a permit to Colby Properties to grind a driveway at 110 N. Second Street; approved use of the baseball field by the City of Valley, hired Rebecca Halbmaier to lime the ballfields; adopted Resolution 19-09, Set fee to cut, grind, or modify streets; adopted Ordinance 729, Curb and Gutter; and adopted Ordinance 730, Set Library Aide Wage. Discussion was held on participation in the Saunders County Owner-Occupied Housing Rehabilitation Program; recent meeting with AltEn General Manager Scott Tingelhoff; Conditional Use Permit regarding spreading manure by Mead Cattle Co.; May 6 hearing and meeting by NDEQ for air permit application by AltEn; and survey results.
The meeting was adjourned at 8:25 p.m.
MEAD COVENANT 1540 Co Rd 10
www.covmead.org / 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)
ST. JAMES CATHOLIC 213 E. Eighth St.
www.stjamesmead.com/#1 / 402-624-3555
5:30p.m. – Saturday Vigil
9:00a.m. – Sunday Mass
7:00a.m. – Daily Mass
ALMA LUTHERAN 219 W. Fifth St.
www.almalutheran.com / 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, MAY 11.
WANTED – PLANNING COMMISSION MEMBER
* May reside within the corporate limits or the one-mile jurisdiction of the Village of Mead
* Willing to learn zoning regulations
* Concerned about the community
Contact the village office, or members of the Board of Trustees or Planning Commission.
41% of the Community Surveys have been turned in. The top four concerns that the community would like to see the board consider are: Water and Sewer, Drainage Issues, Business District Growth, and Community Resources. Another major concern is the odor from AltEn. If you haven’t turned yours in please do so soon.
All-Terrain Vehicles – Utility-type Vehicles and Golf Car Vehicles are required to be licenses within the Village of Mead. Contact the village office or the Police Chief to obtain or renew your permit by APRIL 1. The permits expire annually on March 31.
TRASH HAULING RATES – MAY 1, 2019 THROUGH APRIL 30, 2020
Annual trash hauling rates were approved at the April 9 board meeting. These rates are in place from May 1, 2019 through April 30, 2020. The amounts listed are the maximum the provider is allowed to bill a customer. If you find they are in error please contact your service provider.
ROADRUNNER TRANSPORTATION: (1) 35-gallon mini cart $11.50 per month; (1) 95-gallon cart $16.00 per month; (2) 95-gallon carts $21.00 per month; (3) 95-gallon carts $27.00 per month; (1) 95-gallon cart and (1) can $18.00 per month; (1) can (not over 35 gallons) $13.50 per month
S2 RECYCLING AND REFUSE: (1) 96-gallon container $25.00 per month; (2) 96-gallon containers $33.00 per month; (1) 300-gallon container $75.00 per month; Recycling 96-gallon container $15.00 bi-monthly
WASTE CONNECTIONS: (1) 95-gallon toter $16.00 per month picked up weekly; (1) 95-gallon toter $16.00 per month picked up every other week; (2) 95-gallon toters $22.00 per month picked up weekly; Residential recycle service every other week (1) 95-gallon cart $15.00 per month
AGAIN THIS IS THE MAXIMUM THESE PROVIDERS ARE ALLOWED TO BILL YOU THROUGHOUT THE YEAR, NOT NECESSARILY THE RATES THEY ARE CHARGING YOU!
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 channel/radio station if we are in a watch area. Residents can also receive updates and follow the storms path on their cell phones, laptops, or computers.
If a funnel is actually spotted, the Fire Department will sound 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. Fifth Street. A member of the Fire Department will have the doors open if we are in a storm warning.
MEAD CLEAN-UP DAY
SATURDAY, June 1, 2019
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
312 South Vine Street
(downtown in front of village office)
ITEMS NOT PERMITTED:
Tires Wood Grass clippings Construction refuse Tree limbs Trash
Most other items are accepted. BEGINNING IN 2019, NO TIRES WILL BE COLLECTED. TRASH WILL BE RETURNED WITH THE RESIDENT.
The event is open to MEAD RESIDENTS ONLY!
Council members will be present to check resident identification!
If you are interested in helping sometime during the morning please contact the village office so we can plan accordingly.
COMMUNITY-WIDE GARAGE SALE
SATURDAY, MAY 4, 2019
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 or firstname.lastname@example.org, NO LATER THAN MONDAY, APRIL 29.
JUNE 14 and 15, MEAD DAYS at the Mead Park
JUNE 16, MEAD DAYS SHOW N’SHINE CAR SHOW, 11:00 a.m., downtown Mead
MEAD PUBLIC LIBRARY NEWS – May 2019
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 Friday, May 10, so staff can attend training; will be open 10am to 1pm on Friday, May 17; will be open 1pm to 3pm on Thursday, May 23; and will be closed Saturday, May 25, for Memorial Day Weekend.
Coffee Hour for adults 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, May 20, 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, May 17, from 11am-12noon. Join us for discussion of this month’s book. This will be the last Lunch Bunch Book Club meeting until September.
Thursday, May 2 – Attend Caring for the Caregiver between 9am-2pm at the Mead Fire Hall. This free event is offered through Nebraska Lifespan Respite Network and Nebraska Caregiver’s Coalition and will offer professional and educational information for those caring for loved ones of any age. A free lunch from G and L Café will be available. To register call 402.300.8448 or 402.802.2309 or email: email@example.com
Saturday, May 4 – Friends of the Mead Public Library Foundation will host the annual Books & Bake Sale Fundraiser from 8 am to Noon. Used books and baked goods will be available outside the library if the weather is nice, or inside the building if it is not. This is an opportunity to support your local library so stop by and browse. All funds raised from the sale will go toward library programs.
Friday, May 24 – Join us at 10am for the Mead Public Library Summer Reading Program Kickoff Party: Gather with the Goats! Tim and Beth, Mead’s Goat Experts, will bring a goat guest and teach us all about these amazing animals.
Tuesday, May 28 through Friday, May 31 – The annual Summer Reading Camp for children entering Kindergarten through Grade 6 will meet at the library each day from 10-11 am. Special guests will visit during each session. In order for a child to participate in Summer Reading Camp, a family member must have a Mead Public Library card and be in good standing. Please come to the library to register before Tuesday, May 21.
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
Mead Public Schools will hold graduation exercises on May 11 with Baccalaureate beginning at 1:30, followed by Commencement at 2:00. Congratulations and best wishes to the graduating Class of 2019!
VILLAGE OF MEAD
312 S. Vine St., P.O. Box 46
Mead, NE 68041
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
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
Lori Moseman, Ass’t Library Director
Nick Raver, Fire Chief 402-443-9688
Village Board: Tuesday, May 14, 6:00 pm
Planning Commission: Monday, May 20, 7:30 p.m.
Library Board: Monday, May 20, 5:30 p.m.
Fire & Rescue: Monday, May 13, 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.