Village of Mead
Volume 10, Issue 11
The Village Office will be closed November 26 and 27 for Thanksgiving
REMEMBER – Set your clocks back November 1!
BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEET OCTOBER 13
A Regular Meeting of the Village of Mead Board of Trustees was held October 13 at 6:00 p.m. at the Village Office. Present were Chairman Guyle and Trustees Havelka, Nicola and Wielage. Absent was Trustee Wimer. Also present were Clerk Moline and Utility/Maintenance Supt. Raver. Guests were Melissa Konecky, Rian Harkins, Craig Reinsch, Ben Day, Brenda Halbmaier and Tanner Shaw.
SCHEDULED GUESTS: Rian Harkins, SENDD, reported the findings of the Community Survey and that the village does not meet the LMI (low to medium income) requirements so is not eligible for funding of CDBG grants. Ben Day and Craig Reinsch, Olsson Associates, reported the results of the test well. Due to high nitrates this site is not feasible for construction of a new well. Discussion was held on future options for a water project. Requirements from the NE Dept. of Health and Human Services regarding the water load-out were addressed. Brenda Halbmaier asked the board to reconsider supporting a recycling center and expressed concerns at the park restrooms. Tanner Shaw, AltEn, entered discussion on concerns of the request by AltEn to DEQ for an amendment to the Solid Waste Compost Facility Permit. Numerous complaints fielded from Trustees were expressed. A Public Hearing will be held in the near future for discussion by the public.
REPORTS: Police – The monthly police report was reviewed. Planning Commission – The minutes of the September 28 Regular Meeting were approved as presented. Clerk – Moline reported completion of audit, amendment recommendation from the auditor to the annual reviews section of the Employee Handbook, meters needing repairs and Post-Christmas Party options.
NEW BUSINESS: Resolution 15-21, Sale of Equipment was adopted. Complaints regarding tree obstructing view at intersection and overhanging tree and sidewalk requiring repair were heard.
The meeting adjourned at 8:02 p.m.
RECYCLING OPTION – If you are interested in recycling, please contact Waste Connections at 800-279-7511 to arrange for pickup at your curb. The cost is $10.00 per month, with pick up twice per month. Items can be intermingled.
DUMP HOURS WILL BE ADJUSTED TO WINTER HOURS
November 1 – March 31, FIRST SATURDAY OF THE MONTH ONLY 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
During the winter months, be aware that the dump may be closed due to inclement weather.
TREE BRANCHES, WEEDS, LEAVES AND GRASS CLIPPINGS ARE THE ONLY ITEMS PERMITTED TO BE DISPOSED OF. A DUMPSTER TO DISPOSE OF METAL / IRON PRODUCTS IS ALSO AVAILABLE AT THE DUMPSITE. ALL LOADS WILL BE CHECKED. THE DUMP IS OPEN TO MEAD RESIDENTS ONLY AT A CHARGE OF $2.00 PER LOAD, including metal / iron products dumpster, PAYABLE TO THE DUMPMASTER.
MEAD PUBLIC LIBRARY NEWS by Lori Moseman and Laurie VanAckeren
FALL LIBRARY HOURS
Effective September 1-December 31, 2015, fall hours are:
Tuesdays 10am-1pm and 5pm-8 pm
Wednesdays 2pm-6 pm
Thursdays 12noon-6 pm
Fridays 9 am-2pm
Saturdays 10 am-2pm
Coffee Hour is scheduled every Tuesday at 10 am and Story Time every Thursday at 4 pm and Saturday at 11am.
*October 24-31 all patrons are invited to stop by the library to pick up a Halloween treat.
*Friday, October 23-the Lunch Bunch Book Club will meet from 1130 am-1230 pm. The next meeting of this new group will be Friday, November 20, at 1130 am. Consider joining this fun book club. Everyone is welcome & please bring a friend!
*Saturday, October 31-Family Lunch at 11 am with a Family Movie to follow at 12 noon. RSVP to the library at least two days before by calling 402.624.6605, texting 402.320.8105, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or stopping by the library. Please bring a rug or blanket for children and your own covered drinks. Halloween movie is rated PG.
*Friday, November 13-Special “No School Today” Event-watch for details!
Join us on Facebook to check out other November events and our Thanksgiving hours.
Thanks to Jenny Carritt and family for donating a monitor to the library workstation, Sara and PJ Nicola for repairing a shelf, Bill Way for donating books, and Karen Porter for providing craft materials. We appreciate help this past month from library volunteers Rita, Liz, Mystic, Raven and Edgar and garden volunteers Connie and Melissa. A special thank you to Friends of the Library for selecting and installing new plants for the garden and providing funds for the purchase of library materials.
Children/Juvenile/Teen Books: Big Nate: Game On! By Lincoln Peirce, Creepover (3 volumes) by PJ Night, Star Wars: the Clone Wars, Animal Atlas DVD, Mysteries According to Humphrey by Betty Binney, The Phantom Bully by Jeffrey Brown, Fancy Nancy and the Delectable Cupcakes by Jane O’Connor, The Maze Runner by James Dashner, and The Day the Crayons Came Home by Drew Daywalt
Adult Books: Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson, Love Letters by Debbie Macomber and Fan Girl by Rainbow Rowell
LIBRARY BOARD MEETING Meetings of the Mead Public Library Board are on the third Wednesday of each month, except December. They are at the library and are open to the public. The next meeting will be Wednesday, November 18, at 5:30 pm (please note change in time.)
Mead Community Group – Fall 2015
More parenting tips from the Search Institute Publication, “ask me where I’m going” with questions and comments from teens themselves –
It shouldn’t come as any surprise that parents have far more influence over instilling values in their children than any other factor. So how can we best do that? Teens say,
BE HONEST WITH ME, be honest with yourself.
HELP ME ACT FROM MY IDEALS – listen when I talk about the things that mean something to me.
GIVE ME A VOICE. Take me seriously. Acknowledge my opinions. Treat me with respect.
HELP ME BE RESPONSIBLE when I experiment with new activities. REMIND ME that if I start using alcohol or other drugs, it can be really, really hard to stop.
ACCEPT ME, no matter how “different” I am from you. Have the courage to tell me or someone else that you’re sorry, if you really are.
ACCEPT AND UNDERSTAND MY MISTAKES. Applaud my efforts and successes.
HELP ME SOLVE PROBLEMS and change things for the better. Trust me.
GIVE ME IDEAS, AND FEEDBACK. Remember that someday soon I will be completely in charge of my life. Help me be ready for that.
REMIND ME THAT I’M WORTHWHILE. Encourage me to give tough things my best shot.
HELP ME FIND MY TALENTS. HELP ME BE REALISTIC. Reassure me when I’m having doubts.
CELEBRATE MY UNIQUENESS. Like me just for who I am.
HELP ME LEARN TO BE HAPPY WITH MYSELF, and remember, there is no perfect person out there.
So there we have our challenges, not just for parents, but for all of us privileged to interact with the amazing young people who cross our paths. Maybe not that easy sometimes, but oh, what lasting outcomes.
We invite anyone in our community, who wants to join our group in trying to have positive relationships with our youth, to join us at our next meeting on Tuesday, November 3rd at 7 PM in the High School Commons.
COMMUNITY CHURCH SERVICES
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
7:15p.m. – Kids in Action (elementary age children)
ST. JAMES CATHOLIC 213 E. Eighth St.
www.sjamescatholicchurch.com / 402-624-3555
5:30p.m. – Saturday Vigil
9:00a.m. – Sunday Mass
7:00a.m. – Daily Mass – Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
8:00a.m. – Daily Mass – Saturday, when scheduled
ALMA LUTHERAN 219 W. Fifth St.
www.almalutheran.com / 402-624-3015
8:30a.m. – Sunday Worship – First Sunday of the month
10:30a.m. – Sunday Worship – All other Sundays
9:00a.m. – Sunday School for all ages
PANERA BREAD – FREE TO THE PUBLIC, Saturday following the second Friday of the month – NOVEMBER 14.
VILLAGE OF MEAD
312 S. Vine St., Box 46
Mead, NE 68041-0046
Gary Guyle, Chairman
Shawn Havelka, Trustee
PJ Nicola, 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
Lori Moseman, Library Director 402-624-6605
Laurie Van Ackeren, Ass’t Library Director
Nick Raver, Fire Chief 402-443-9688
VILLAGE OF MEAD UPCOMING MEETINGS
Village Board: Tuesday, November 10, 6:00pm
Planning Comm.: Monday, November 23, 7:30pm
Library Board: Wednesday, November 18, 5:30pm
Fire & Rescue: Monday, November 9, 7:30pm
The Village Board & Planning Commission meet at the Village Office, Library Board at the Library and Fire & Rescue at the Fire Station.