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Volume 9, Issue 11

A Special Meeting of the Board of Trustees was held Sept. 21, 2011 at 6:30 p.m. at the Community Bldg. Present were Chair A. Raver; Trustees Halbmaier, Mayfield, Miller and Wielage. Also present was Clerk Moline. Guests present were Julie Ogden and Jake Vasa, representing JEO Consulting and Dennis and Kathy Berry.
Raver stated the purpose of the meeting was to hear results of the Street Study. Julie Ogden, Street Supt., presented the final report on the condition of streets, recommendations for improvements and drainage issues.
The meeting was adjourned at 7:05 p.m.
The Village of Mead Board of Trustees met in Regular Session on Sept. 28, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. at the Village Office. Present were Chair A. Raver; Trustees Halbmaier, Mayfield and Wielage. Absent was Miller.
Raver stated the purpose for the meeting was to discuss drainage concerns of the southeast stormsewer into a drainage ditch on Hannan Subdivision. Action was taken to direct Clerk to address letters to property owners asking that they attend the Oct. 11 Regular Meeting to discuss the concern.
The meeting adjourned at 7:05 p.m.
A Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees was held on Oct. 11, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. at the Village Office. Answering roll call were Chair A. Raver; Trustees Halbmaier, Mayfield, Miller and Wielage. Also present were Clerk Moline, Maintenance Supt. N. Raver and Police Chief Carlson. Guests present were Dave Henke, Tim Adams, Judy Rasmus, Colleen Morrissey, Paul and Patty Knott, John and Mary Knott, Jeff and Jennifer Getzschman and Cathleen Bohaty.
SCHEDULED GUESTS: Tim Adams, JEO Consulting Group, presented the final report on the Wastewater Study.
Judy Rasmus requested removal or topping of three trees located in the alley by her residence.
Residents of Hannan Subdivision and Cathleen Bohaty were in attendance upon a request by the board to discuss the drainage issue on their properties. The board asked that they consider easements to allow proper maintenance on the natural flow line for water drainage. Concerns were expressed. The board will provide plan description of how the flow line will be improved.
REPORTS: Maintenance – N. Raver reported maintenance needs at the wellhouse and wastewater facility, UNL research on a small drinking water system and clearance to return to work. Police – Carlson presented the monthly police report. Discussion was held on safety concerns of truck traffic during harvest and vehicle parking at Miller Apts. Clerk – Moline reported on attendance at a meeting of the County Supervisors to discuss Senior Dinners. Approval was granted for Moline to conduct a survey to see if patrons from Mead are interested in such program. The Christmas Dinner will be held at Starbust in January. Planning Commission – The minutes of the Sept. 26 meeting and Building Permits issued were reviewed. Library – The minutes of the Oct. 5 meeting were presented.
Action was taken to approve the Wastewater Study, appoint Gil Frey as Main Operator and N. Raver as Back-up Operator at the Wastewater facility; address letter to two residents requesting corrections of objects hindering the flow of water on their properties; Res. 11-12, Loan from the Bank of Mead for $16,400.96 for a 2011 Ford Pickup, snowplow hitch and grapple; and Res. 11-13, Special Designated Liquor License to C & J Country Store for a party at the Community Building on Nov. 5. Discussion was held on Community Bldg. improvements, drainage along Elm Street and proposed landfill.
The board entered executive session at 8:56 p.m. for Library Aide evaluation. The board returned to regular session at 8:58 p.m. Action was approved to increase wage of Library Aide, Pat Miller by $.50 per hour.
The meeting was adjourned at 8:59 p.m.

Mead Community Group Healthy Family Tip of the Month

Celebrating Holidays and Special Occasions

November traditionally marks the beginning of the extended holiday season with Thanksgiving. Holidays and special occasions, when they work well, bring families closer together. Even celebrations that aren’t perfect can be transformed into ones that mean a lot to family members.

Families that celebrate holidays and special occasions are more likely to raise children who have a strong sense of identity, are healthy, have close ties to family members, and succeed in school. Holidays bring family members together as they look forward to, plan, and work together to create the celebration.

One of the most dangerous threats to a family’s fabric is the cancellation of a holiday or celebration because of family tension, trauma, or loss. Life isn’t always easy, family members don’t always behave appropriately, divorce happens, and loved ones die. The normal reaction is to distant ourselves, but it’s important to come together regardless of how difficult it is. Holidays and special occasions are good times to try to put differences behind you and remember that, no matter what you disagree on, you’re still a family.

Your family can celebrate whatever holiday or special occasion you find important. That may be Thanksgiving, birthdays or adoption days, special days that revolve around religious traditions, or times that celebrate our military. What matters is celebrating holidays that mean a lot to your family through the generations.

For more information on this and other Forty Developmental Assets see

You’re invited to join us at our next Mead Community Group Meeting, Thursday, November 17th, 1:00 pm in the library at Mead Public High School.

Church Services

EVANGELICAL COVENANT 1540 Co Rd 10 / 402-624-6125
9:00 am Coffee & visiting
10:00 am Worship service (grade school age children dismissed for Kids Alive @ 10:30, nursery available during service)

PRIMETIMER’S – November 10, NOON Dinner & Fellowship

Weekly Schedule
7:00 pm Men’s Study
6:00 pm Dinner 4 Change (free to everyone)
7:00 pm Life Group / Bible Study (an opportunity to hear answers to tough questions of the Bible)
7:00 pm Jr./Sr. High Youth Group

ST. JAMES CATHOLIC 213 E. Eighth St. / 402-624-3555
5:30 pm Saturday Mass
9:00 am Sunday Mass
Weekly Schedule
7:00 am Daily Mass – Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
5:30 pm Daily Mass – Tuesday
8:00 am Daily Mass – Saturday

ALMA LUTHERAN 219 W Fifth St. / 402-624-3015
Worship – 8:30 am – first Sunday of the month (spoken)
10:30 am – all other Sundays
9:15 am Sunday School for all ages
7:00 pm Youth Meeting

PANERA BREAD – November 12, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.


Would Mead / Area Residents Support a Senior Center Dining Program?

This question is being placed before the public. Other area towns offer this service, and we are asking if you would purchase a meal at a minimal cost two days a week?

Please contact the village office, 402-624-2495, if you would be interested in the village pursuing this program.


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.), between the hours of 11:00 P.M. and 7:00 A.M. of the following day. All vehicles must be removed promptly from the designated “Snow Emergency Route” that is marked by signs.

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.
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.


Dump hours are changing for the winter months effective November 1 through March 31. The dump will be open on the FIRST SATURDAY OF THE MONTH ONLY FROM 8:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.

The dump is open to residents only with a fee of $2.00 per load.

The Village Office will be closed
November 24 & 25 for Thanksgiving


Village Board: Tuesday, November 8, 6:00 p.m.
Planning Commission: Monday, November 28, 7:30 p.m.
Library Board: Wednesday, November 2, 7:00 p.m.
Fire & Rescue: Monday, November 14, 7:30 p.m.

The Village Board and Planning Commission meet at the Village Office, Library Board at the Library and the Fire Department at the Fire Hall. If you are planning future building projects be aware that the Planning Commission does not meet in December.


312 S. Vine St., P.O. Box 46
Mead, NE 68041-0046
Phone: (402) 624-2495
Fax: (402) 624-2024
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Ailene Raver, Chairperson
Jim Halbmaier, Trustee
Steve Mayfield, Trustee
Adam Miller, Trustee
Richard Wielage, Trustee

June Moline, Clerk/Treas. 624-2495
Nick Raver, Ut/Mnt. Supt. 443-9688
Jerry Carlson, Police Chief 624-2056
Vera Kuhr, Librarian 624-6605
Mike Coyle, Fire Chief 443-7164

Emergency Notification System – (ENS) DOT
Nebraska has had incidents where someone is stuck on the Railroad tracks. If this happens to you there are procedures that must be followed to save your life and vehicle.

• Look for a railroad emergency telephone number and a Department of Transportation (DOT) crossing identification number posted at the crossing.

• All crossings are identified with a unique DOT number that consists of six (6) digits followed by a letter. This DOT number should be given when calling the emergency number to identify your location and report the problem or emergency – it’s like the crossing address.

• These numbers may be posted on the cross buck post, signal post, or silver signal control building (bungalow).

• Call the emergency number if your car becomes stalled, or stuck on the tracks for any reason, or if the lights and gates are not operating properly.

• This also includes reporting automatic warning devices that are malfunctioning, sight obstructions at the crossing, and other safety information.

• If you cannot locate the emergency number, call 911 or local law enforcement to report a stalled vehicle or signals that are malfunctioning.

Law Enforcement – Call the emergency telephone number posted at the crossing to report an incident. Advise your dispatch or communications center of the incident location. Remember that train crews and motor vehicle drivers don’t use the same geographical references to describe the location.