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Village of Mead
NOVEMBER 2008, Volume 4, Issue 11


The Village of Mead Board of Trustees met October 14 at 6:00 p.m. Present were Chairman Howell; Trustees Feldhaus, Mongan, Raver and Swanson. Also present were Clerk Moline, Utility/Maintenance Supt. Brabec and Police Chief Carlson. Guests present were Jim Jackson and Gary Guyle.

Mr. Jackson addressed the board regarding the drainage project along Elm Street. He stated that without the St. Dept. of Roads agreeing to maintain the ditches south of Hwy. 92 there would be no benefit to the pursuing the project.

Action was taken to approve Lowell Divoll as a member of the Planning Commission, purchase salt/sand spreader and fire hydrant, and approved Resolution 08-15 for a Designated Liquor License to the Mead Fire Dept. for a February 21 Wild Game Feed. Police Chief Carlson is to purchase a security camera for the village office. The swimming pool ordinance will be passed to the Planning Commission for their review and future recommendation to the Board of Trustees.

Maintenance Report – Brabec reported table and chair count, roof leak and door roof at the Community Bldg. It was agreed that no further use of Community Bldg. tables and chairs will be allowed. The board authorized purchase of a motion light for the exterior of the maintenance garage and concrete repairs of Elm St. Future replacement of meters located at the schools and sewer plant alarm were discussed.

Clerk Report – Moline reported request by the Mead Ball Assoc. to address the board at the 11/11 meeting. The trustees requested that they be placed on the 12/9 agenda instead. It was noted that a committee shall be formed with the Mead Public School committee to monitor the Interlocal Agreement for the baseball field/restrooms.

Police Report – The monthly activity report and investigation of recent theft were reported.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:30 p.m.

Upon discussion of the Board of Trustees, a decision was reached that NO tables and chairs are to leave the Community Building. Prior to the decision, residents were given the opportunity to borrow the tables and chairs free of charge. The decision was reached due to loss of these items. Please note that the Community Building is available to rent for use for your events.
NO picnic tables are to be removed from the Mead Park at any time or for any reason. This rule has been in place for a number of years.

The Village of Mead office will be closed Thursday, November 27 and Friday,
November 28.

Set your clocks back November 2!

9:00 am Worship
10:15 am Life Groups
ST. JAMES CATHOLIC 213 E. Eighth St.
5:30 pm Saturday Mass
9:30 am Sunday Mass
(check bulletin for daily mass, generally 7:00 a.m.)
8:30 am Casual Worship (spoken service, no music)
9:15 am Children’s Choir/Sunday School/Adult Forum
10:45 am Festive Worship (with music)

Alma Lutheran Church will be hosting a Movie Night on November 14 at 7:00 p.m. in the Church basement. Showing “Young at Heart”, an endearing documentary on a rock and roll choir made up of senior citizens.
All are welcome, come enjoy the fun!

Congratulations to the Yutan – Mead Softball Team on winning the Class C Softball Tournament!
Good Job State Champs!

Lowell Divoll has been appointed to the Mead Planning Commission. Welcome!

Village Board: Tuesday, November 11, 6:00 pm
Planning Commission: Monday, November 24, 7:30 pm
Library Board: Saturday, November 8, 9:00 am
Fire & Rescue: Monday, November 10, 7:30 pm
The Village Board and Planning Commission meet at the Village Office, Library Board at the Library & the Fire Department at the Fire Hall.

TUESDAY 9:00 am – 11:00 am & 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm
WEDNESDAY 9:00 am – 11:00 am
THURSDAY 9:00 am – 11:00 am & 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm
SATURDAY 9:00 am – 1:00 pm


As winter weather approaches, Village Ord. 5-311 requires that following a snowfall of 2″ or more, it shall be unlawful to park or stand any vehicle on any street within the congested district (Vine St. from 3rd St. to 5th St. and 4th St. from the alley adjacent to Blocks 24 and 33 to Vine St. and from alley adjacent to Blocks 25 and 32 to Vine St and including such other public streets as the board shall designate by resolution from time to time), between the hours of 11:00 P.M. and 7:00 A.M. of the following day.

On all other streets, parking shall be restricted to the north and west sides of the streets on even numbered days of the month and the south and east sides of the streets on odd numbered days of the month until the streets have been cleaned.
Village ordinance also designates that all sidewalks shall be cleaned within 24 hours after the cessation of snow.

The Mead Community Group is a local organization that is interested in promoting healthy safe behaviors for area youth.
Who can join? – Anyone with an interest in helping to improve our community.
When does the group meet? – 2nd Tuesday of each month, 1:00 pm at the elementary school principal’s office.
Are you interested, but can’t make the meetings? Send an e-mail with your ideas to or call Marilyn Larson at 624-2312.

Snow Emergency Route

Snow Emergency Route within the Village of Mead is defined as Elm Street from Highway 92 to Eighth Street, Vine Street from First Street to Eighth Street, First Street from Elm Street to County Road 10, Fourth Street from Elm Street to County Road 10, and Eighth Street from Oak Street to County Road 10.

Signs are posted on the streets indicating they are designated as the Snow Emergency Route. Parking on these streets is not permitted during snow accumulation. No parking on side streets is also encouraged to aid in snow removal in a timely fashion.

Please note there will be NO Planning Commission meeting in December. Upcoming meetings of the Planning Commission are Monday, November 24 and Monday, January 26. Please plan your construction needs accordingly. The meetings begin at 7:30 pm at the Village Office.

Beginning November 1st the Mead Dump will be open the first Saturday of the month only from 10:00 am – 2:00 p.m.

Enter the Wii Bowling Tournament
Saturday, November 15, 2008
3-6 PM at Mead Covenant Church
Buy a Raffle Ticket to win a Wii!
1 for $2 or 3 for $5
Contact Church Office or available day of Tournament
Holiday Bazaar with Local Vendors
Supper – Pulled Pork Sandwiches, Chips and Drink
Watch the Huskers Win the Game of the Century and Highlights of Other Husker Games
All profits go the Mission Fund
Mead Covenant Church * 1540 Co Rd 10 * Mead, NE 68041 * (402) 624-6125

Baby toy found along 8th and Cedar Street. Car key and automatic opener found along Elm Street between 7th and 8th Streets. Camp Kitaki necklace found.
Contact the village office to claim any of these items.

312 S. Vine St., PO Box 46
Mead, NE 68041-0046
(402) 624-2495
Brad Howell, Chairperson
Bobbie Feldhaus, Trustee
Nate Mongan, Trustee
Ailene Raver, Trustee
Dick Swanson, Trustee
June Moline, Clerk/Treas. 624-2495
Terral Brabec, Utilities Supt. 480-2596
Jerry Carlson, Police Chief 624-2056
Vera Kuhr, Librarian 624-6605
Mike Coyle, Fire Chief 443-7164