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Village of Mead


Volume 11, Issue 11


The Village Office will be closed November 24 and 25


FALL BACK – November 6!  Time to turn your clocks back one hour to standard time at 2 a.m. Sunday.




     A regular meeting of the Village of Mead Board of Trustees was held October 11 at 6:00 p.m. at the Village Office.  Answering roll call were Trustees Jason Felty, Gary Guyle, Richard Wielage and Rod Wimer.  Absent was Chairman Shawn Havelka.  Also present were Clerk June Moline, Utility/Maintenance Supt. Nick Raver, Police Chief Jerry Carlson and Library Director Laurie VanAckeren.  Guests were Craig Reinsch, Janice Stopak and Brooke Lamprecht. 

     Gary Guyle was elected Chairman Pro-tempore. 

     SCHEDULED GUESTS:  Janice Stopak, USDA, presented a funding proposal for the future water project.  Craig Reinsch, Olsson Associates, discussed Amendment #2 for professional services with Olsson Associates to complete a water project.  Amendment #2 was approved.  Brooke Lamprecht discussed demolition of her house at 420 S. Cedar St.  She was instructed to apply for a demolition permit and proceed with the project once approved.

     REPORTS:  UTILITY/MAINTENANCE SUPERINTENDENT – Raver reported upcoming ISO inspection and receipt of new pickup and XUV.  POLICE – Carlson presented the Monthly Police Report, discussed parking concern along N. First St. from Elm St. to Vine St. and reported he is a member of the Mead Public Schools Crisis Plan Safety Committee.  PLANNING COMMISSION – The minutes of the September 26 Regular Meeting and permits issued were approved.  LIBRARY – The minutes of the September 21 Library Board meeting and Mary Mayfield as a member of the Library Board were approved.  VanAckeren invited the board and employees to read to children during Story Hour as part of “Read Aloud” month in November.  CLERK – Moline reported completion of audit and odor concerns from residents.

     NEW BUSINESS:  Action was taken to approve Ordinance No. 687 amending 4-305 expenses incurred for abatement of nuisances; authorized Village Clerk and Chairman to approve the purchase of a pickup and XUV pursuant to resolution; reviewed financial institution proposals for the purchase of a pickup and XUV; adopted Resolution 16-16, Loan with the Bank of Mead to finance the purchase of a 2016 Ford F350 pickup and John Deere XUV 855D for $30,763.00; and approved Agreement for Professional Services with Olsson Associates for 1/1/2017 through 12/31/19. 

     The meeting adjourned at 7:16 p.m.


Thank you to the members of the Mead Fire/Rescue Department for hosting the Annual Halloween Party. A big thank-you to members of the Mead Community Group for sponsoring Trunk-or-Treat on Halloween.


Mary Mayfield has filled the position on the Library Board.  Thank you Mary!  Additional members are:  Kristi Kavan, President; Viki Miller, Vice President; Jill Leise, Secretary; and Dale Rawson.


Members of the Board of Trustees are Shawn Havelka, Chairman; Members:  Jason Felty, Gary Guyle, Richard Wielage, and Rod Wimer.


Members of the Planning Commission are Jody Weible, Chairperson; Levi Durnal, Vice-Chairperson; Melissa Konecky, Recorder; and members Matt Bratsburg, Jim Halbmaier, Connie Schliffke, Wyatt Swartz and Rick Miller.


Thank you for your dedicated service!


DUMP HOURS effective November 1 – March 31


The dump will be open the FIRST SATURDAY OF THE MONTH ONLY from 8 am – 12 noon.


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.  Please do not deliver any wood or construction products of any kind as these are not allowed!  These items will result in your load being turned away.  A dumpster for metal / iron products is available at the dump.


The dump is available to Mead residents only!  Cost is $2.00 per load, including metal/iron products, payable to the Dumpmaster.   ALL LOADS WILL BE INSPECTED BY THE DUMPMASTER PRIOR TO DISPOSAL.




MEAD COVENANT  1540 Co Rd 10 / 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.

5:30p.m. – Saturday Vigil

9:00a.m. – Sunday Mass

Weekly Schedule

7:00a.m. – Daily Mass – Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

8:00a.m. – Daily Mass – Saturday, when scheduled


ALMA LUTHERAN  219 W. Fifth St. 402-624-3015

  8:30a.m. – Sunday Worship – First Sunday of the month

  9:15a.m. – Sunday School for all ages

10:30a.m. – Sunday Worship – All other Sundays


PANERA BREAD – FREE TO THE PUBLIC, Saturday following the second Friday of the month from 10 until 11 am. – November 12



NEW Fall Library Hours

Tuesdays  10am-1pm and 4pm-7pm              Fridays  9am-1pm

Wednesdays  4pm-7pm                                             Saturdays  9am-12noon

              Thursdays  9am-6pm                                      Closed:  Sunday and Monday


NOTE: The library will be closed Thursday, November 24, Friday, November 25, and Saturday, November 26.


Monthly Schedule for November

Coffee Hour is scheduled every Tuesday at 10am and Story Time for young children is offered every Thursday at 4pm.

The Lunch Bunch Book Club will meet from 1130am-1230pm on Friday, November 18.  All residents are welcome to stop by and enjoy the book discussion, dessert, and coffee.

The Library Boardwill meet Wednesday, November 16, at 530pm. This session is open to the public and the agenda is posted inside the library and the Mead Post Office prior to the meeting.


Special November Events

Wednesday, November 9 – Craft Night from430pm-630pm. Come in and make a fun scarecrow magnet. If you are 12 and younger, please bring a parent/guardian with you as we will be using a hot glue gun.

Tuesday, November 29 – First Annual Holiday Decorations Sale begins at 10am. We will have a table of gently used holiday décor for sale. All proceeds/donations go to the Mead Library Friends Foundation and will be earmarked for the library’s Summer Reading Program. If you have un-needed holiday items to donate for this fundraiser, please bring them to the library by Wednesday, November 23.

November is Read Aloud Month! Come to Story Times on Thursdays at 4pm to welcome special guests and listen to them read stories aloud.


Looking Ahead

We are starting to prepare for our Summer Reading Camp next June. If you would like to be part of this program serving Mead’s young children, please stop by and speak with library staff.


Thank You

Thanks to patrons who donated books, supplies, and holiday items for the decorations sale this month. A special thank you to Jeanette Johnson and the Mead Community Group for book donations made through their federal STAP Grant. New materials on healthy living and prevention added to the library collection through the grant include: The Parent Handbook, Families Change, The Way I Feel, Saying Goodbye To Your Pet, Bullying Under Attack, A Terrible Thing Happened, What if Everybody Did That?, and When Nothing Matters Anymore.


GUIDELINES FOR WATER/SEWER PAYMENTS – When paying your water/sewer bills, you have several options available:  Drop your payment off at the Village Office, place your payment in the drop box by the front door of the Village Office, mail your payment to Box 46, Mead, NE 68041-0046 or deliver to the Bank of Mead.  If you bank with the Bank of Mead you may make arrangements to have your payment automatically withdrawn on the 15th of every month.  You must complete the required paperwork at the Village Office.  Payments are due on the 15th of every month.  Your payment must be in the office BY 9:00 A.M. THE FOLLOWING DAY to avoid a $10.00 late fee.


CLOTHING EXCHANGE ~ There will be a FREE CLOTHING EXCHANGE at the Wahoo Civic Center on Sunday, November 6th from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.


If you have items you would like to donate to the Exchange please drop them off at the Civic Center on Saturday, November 5th from 5:00 p.m.—7:00 p.m.



Village Board:  Tuesday, November 8, 6:00 pm

Planning Comm.: Monday, November 28, 7:30 pm

Library Board:  Wednesday, November 16, 5:30 pm

Fire & Rescue:  Monday, November 14, 7:30 pm


The Village Board & Planning Commission meet at the Village Office, Library Board at the Library and Fire/Rescue at the Fire Station.



312 S. Vine St., Box 46

Mead, NE  68041-0046
Telephone 402-624-2495
Fax 402-624-2024



Shawn Havelka, Chairman

Gary Guyle, Trustee

Jason Felty, 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 402-624-6605

Lori Moseman, Ass’t Library Director

Nick Raver, Fire Chief 402-443-9688