Village of Mead
Volume 16, Issue 5
VILLAGE OF MEAD BOARD OF TRUSTEES HOLD REGULAR MEETING
The Village of Mead Board of Trustees met in a regular meeting on April 14 at 6:00 p.m. via teleconference. Answering roll call were Chairman Thorson; Trustees Felty, Guyle, Wielage and Wimer. Also present were Clerk Moline and Utility/Maintenance Superintendent Raver. Guest was Jordan Spatz.
The consent agenda was adopted.
SCHEDULED GUEST: Jordan Spatz, owner of the apartment complex located at 210 E. Fourth St. requested meter changes to the apartments. Clerk will contact several municipalities to find out their billing procedure.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS: Action was taken to adopt Ord. No. 741 Waste Connections, 742 Roadrunner Transportation and 743 S-2 Refuse and Recycling for non-exclusive franchises to collect garbage. Second readings were approved for Ord. No. 747 Certain vehicles prohibited and exceptions and Failure to pay within five days and Ord. No. 748 Fireworks: Timeframe.
NEW BUSINESS: The declaration for possible reimbursement of eligible expenses dealing with the prevention, control, response and recovery of the COVID-19 pandemic was signed. Resolution 20-04 Suspend late fees and disconnections of water/sewer services until May 31, 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic and Resolution 20-05 Amend Employee Handbook PTO and comp time, and Ord. No. 749 Municipal water department; installation expense were adopted
REPORTS: Utility/Maintenance Superintendent – Raver announced the Fire Department plans to install a repeater on the water tower, concerns at the dumpsite and of a commercial building. Raver was instructed to place a camera at the dumpsite.
Action was taken to waive any fees to the Fire Department associated with the placement of the repeater. The meeting adjourned at 6:50 p.m.
Thank you for your cooperation during the COVID-19 pandemic. We are sorry we have had to cancel the Pet Vaccination/License Day, Easter Egg Hunt, Garage Sale Day, and Mead Clean-up Day. Hopefully we will get back to normal living soon. Everyone stay safe and follow the guidelines established for your safety.
VILLAGE 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. Residents can also receive updates and follow the storm’s 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 door open if we are in a storm warning.
DO NOT FLUSH wipes, paper towels, diapers, feminine pads, moist towelettes or cloths down your toilet. Even when these items make it through the drainage pipes in a person’s home, they can wreak havoc with the filtering and cleaning system at the village’s wastewater plant.
All-terrain vehicles, utility-type vehicles and golf car vehicles are required to be licensed within the Village of Mead. Contact the village office or the Police Chief to obtain or renew your permit. Permits were due APRIL 1. The permits expire annually on March 31.
All dogs and cats residing within village limits are required by law to be licensed annually by May 1.
Please provide the document with your pet’s recent rabies vaccination along with the required fee of $4.00 altered or $6.00 in-tact animal. You may leave this in the drop box located by the office front door or mail to Box 46, Mead, NE 68041. I will deliver the tag and return the paperwork to your house
WANTED—PLANNING COMMISSION MEMBER
1) Must live inside the corporate limits of the Village of Mead
2) Willing to learn zoning regulations
3) Concerned about the community
4) Terms are for three years
Please contact the Village Office at 402-624-2495 or firstname.lastname@example.org, a member of the Mead Board of Trustees, or a member of the Mead Planning Commission if you are interested in filling this position.
The Board of Trustees approved suspending late fees and disconnections for non-payments of water and sewer bills through May 31, 2020. We encourage you to keep your payments current. As of June 1, 2020 Municipal Code will once again apply to late fees and disconnections.
TRASH HAULING RATES – MAY 1, 2020 THROUGH APRIL 30, 2021
Annual trash hauling rates were approved at the April 14 board meeting. These rates are in place from May 1, 2020 through April 30, 2021. 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 $17.25 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!
All swimming pools containing at least 18” of water, spas and hot tubs must be enclosed at ground level by a fence with a minimum height of 4’ and a maximum height of 6’. There shall be no opening in the fence that permits passage of an object 4” in diameter or larger. Hot tubs and spas are not required to have fencing if they have locking tops and are kept locked at all times when not in use. All gates must have locking hardware to prevent access when not in use. This includes the one-mile zoning jurisdiction of Mead and required submission for a Building Permit.
BUILDING PROCEDURES ~ If you are planning a building project or removing a building you must obtain a permit from the Village. Items not requiring a permit are concrete (unless it involves the street curve), building less than 150 square feet (still must meet zoning setbacks), or a temporary dog kennel. The Planning Commission approves all residential zoning requests, all other zoning district requests must then be approved by the Board of Trustees.
Dump Guidelines ~
The only items permitted are weeds, tree branches, leaves, and grass clippings. All items are required to be unbagged. There is also a roll-off available to dispose of metal/iron materials ONLY. Everyone please abide by these guidelines to insure that the dump will remain open 24/7 and dumpster provided. The dump is available for use by Mead residents ONLY!
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
6:30p.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 Mass
9:00a.m. – Sunday Mass
7:00a.m. – Daily Mass
ALMA LUTHERAN 219 W. Fifth St.
www.almalutheran.com / 402-624-3015
9:30a.m. – Sunday School for all ages (second, third, and fourth Sundays of the month)
10:30a.m. – Sunday Worship
PANERA BREAD FREE TO THE PUBLIC Saturday following the second Friday every month, 10AM – 11AM. This month the church will be open on SATURDAY, MAY 9th.
VILLAGE OF MEAD
312 S. Vine St., P.O. Box 46
Mead, NE 68041
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Bill Thorson, Chairman
Jason Felty, Trustee
Gary Guyle, Trustee
Richard Wielage, Trustee
Rod Wimer, Trustee
June Moline, Clerk/Treasurer 402-624-2495
Nick Raver, Utility/Mnt. Supt.402-443-9688
Jerry Carlson, Police Chief 402-443-6846
Laurie VanAckeren, Library Director 402-624-6605
Lori Moseman, Ass’t Library Director
Nick Raver, Fire Chief 402-443-9688
Village Board: Tuesday, May 12, 6:00 pm
Planning Commission: Monday, May 18, 7:30 pm
Library Board: Monday, May 18, 5:30 pm
Fire/Rescue: Monday, May 11, 7:30 pm
THE PLANNING COMMISSION WILL MEET MONDAY, MAY 18 DUE TO THE FOURTH MONDAY FALLING ON MEMORIAL DAY.
The Village Board & Planning Commission meets at the Village Office, Library Board at the Library and Fire/Rescue at the fire station.