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Village of Mead


Volume 14, Issue 11           NOVEMBER 2019


The Village of Mead Board of Trustees met October 8 at 6:00 p.m. at the village office. Answering roll call were Chairman Guyle; Trustees Felty, Thorson, Wielage, and Wimer.  Also present were Clerk Moline and Police Chief Carlson.  Guests were Josh Girmus, Craig Reinsch, Sarah Meuli, and Lee Feldhaus.

Scheduled Guests: Sarah Meuli, Verizon, discussed future small cell technology. Craig Reinsch, Olsson, presented bids for installation of a water line to connect the water main to the new water tower.  Action was taken to award the contract of $45,403.00 to Vrba Construction.  Approval was granted to place 3-phase underground service for $52,652.00 and fencing at the new water site.

Unscheduled Guest: Lee Feldhaus inquired as to when the water meter add-on’s would be in place.

Reports: Planning Commission – The minutes of the September 23 regular meeting and permits approved were accepted.  Permits being:  19-15 Josh Girmus – place a house/garage at 1446 Girmus Drive; 19-16 William Thorson – place depot at Bal. Tr. 7 Mead, 35-15-8; and 19-17 Gary Preister – construct a residential/general purpose building at 1059 Gassert Drive.  Noted was action taken to approve small lot splits to Donna Darnell and Raymond Kucera, Jr. and voided Building Permits 18-17 and 19-07.  Action was taken to approve Building Permit 19-18 to Girmus Investments to construct a shop/office and 6’ fence and install a well and septic system at 1058 Sunburst Lane and installation of a well and septic system at 1446 Girmus Drive.  Also approved were installation of two wells and septic system at 1059 Gassert Drive to Gary Preister. Library – The minutes of the September 16 Library Board meeting were accepted. Police – Carlson presented the monthly police report and status of nuisance abatement.  Action was taken to approve a 30-day extension to Resolution 19-16, Nuisance Abatement. Clerk – Moline reported meters requiring maintenance, meter add’on’s, receipt of new computer, and Appreciation Dinner.

Unfinished Business:  Second reading of Ordinance 734, Water Installation Guidelines and Ordinance 735 Weed / Tree Removal Guidelines were approved.

New Business:  Local recommendations for Special Designated Liquor Licenses to the Mead Days Association to serve alcohol for a fundraiser for Post Prom on December 31 at the Community Building and Mead Volunteer Fire Department to serve alcohol at the Fire Hall for a Wild Game Feed on February 15, 2020 were approved.

Moline presented a proposal from Attorney Freeman-Caddy to amend the “Unsafe Building” code.

The meeting was adjourned at 7:35 p.m.

The Village Office will be closed November 28 and 29.


November 3rd – move your clocks back and replace the batteries in your smoke alarm and carbon monoxide detectors.


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

6:30p.m. – 8:30p.m. – Kids in Action (elementary age children)

JAMES CATHOLIC 213 E. Eighth St. / 402-624-3555

5:30p.m. – Saturday Mass

9:00a.m. – Sunday Mass

Weekly Schedule

7:00a.m. – Daily Mass

ALMA LUTHERAN 219 W. Fifth St. / 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. There is always plenty of bread, rolls, coffee cake, bagels, and cookies.  This month the church will be open on SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9.

Water/Sewer Information ~

If you are interested in having your water/sewer statement emailed rather than by paper copy contact the village office.

If you would like to have your water/sewer payment withdrawn from your account through any financial institution on the 15th of every month please come to the office to sign the appropriate paperwork to do so.

Payment for utilities may be made by cash, check, automatic payment, or debit/credit card. Payments may be mailed to Box 46, Mead, NE  68041, delivered to the village office, dropped in the drop box by the front door of the office, or delivered to the Bank of Mead.

Thank you to the Mead Fire and Rescue Department for sponsoring the Annual Halloween Party. Thank you to the Fire/Rescue Department spouses for sponsoring Trunk or Treat on Halloween night and to the participants who handed out candy at this event.


The Village of Mead Board of Adjustment met Monday, October 14 at 6:00 p.m. at the village office. Present were Trustees William Thorson, Richard Wielage, and Rodney Wimer, and Planning Commission Chairman Rick Miller.  Absent was Chair Gary Guyle and Trustee Jason Felty.  Also present was Clerk June Moline.  Guests were Steve Mayfield, Greg and Laura Clark, and Todd Clark.

A Public Hearing was called at 6:03 p.m.

The Clarks were seeking a variance on property described as E 1/2 S 4’ Lot 13 E 1/2 Lots 15, 17, 19, and 21, Block 32, Original Town Mead, commonly known as 421 S. Cedar St. The request to place a house / garage on the property would not meet minimum yard size and front and rear yard setbacks.

Comments were heard from the Clarks and Steve Mayfield.

The hearing was adjourned at 6:35 p.m.

Discussion was held. The variance request was denied due to the substantial detriment to adjacent property.

The meeting adjourned at 7:00 p.m.


Any vehicle parked in violation of any traffic regulations or parked so as to obstruct the free movement of traffic or to cause a traffic hazard, or parked on any street or alley obstructing the removal of snow may be immediately removed upon order of the Police Department. 5-304

Upon a snowfall of two (2”) inches or more it shall be unlawful to park or stand any vehicle on any street within the Village of Mead until the street has been cleared of snow. 5.311 (THIS MEANS ONCE IT HAS SNOWED 2” YOU WILL BE IN VIOLATION OF MUNICIPAL CODE IF YOUR VEHICLE IS NOT REMOVED FROM THE STREET.)


It shall be unlawful for the occupant of any lot or lots or the owner of any vacant lot or lots within the corporate limits to allow snow, sleet, mud, ice, or other substance to accumulate on the sidewalks or to permit any snow, sleet, ice, mud, or other substance to remain upon said sidewalk. All sidewalks within the Municipality shall be cleaned within twenty-four (24) hours after the cessation of the storm.  8-201



Library Hours

            Tuesday 10am-1pm & 4pm -8pm

            Wednesday 4pm-8pm

            Thursday 9am-3pm

            Friday 9am-2pm

            Saturday 9am-12noon           

            Closed:  Sunday and Monday

NOTE: The library will be closed Thursday, November 28 for Thanksgiving

Monthly Schedule

Coffee Hour is scheduled every Tuesday at 10am.  Come for coffee and conversation.

Story Time for young children is offered every Tuesday at 430pm.  We will read a book or two, make a creaft, and have a take-home surprise.  Story Time is geared toward children ages 3-7 but all ages are welcome.

There will be a special movie time the first Tuesday of the month at 430pm until 530pm. Please bring a covered drink.  Popcorn will be provided.

The Lunch Bunch Book Club will gather Friday, November 15, from 12noon-1pm.  Bring a sack lunch and a sense of humor and join us for discussion of this month’s book.

The next regularly-scheduled meeting of the Mead Public Library Board of Trustees will be Monday, November 18, 2019, at 530pm in the library.  The public is invited to attend and participate in the session.

Special Events

Thursday, November 7 – The library is starting a new program for toddlers ages 1-4 on the first Thursday of each month beginning in November.  Join us from 10-1030am on Thursday, November 7, for our first Toddler Time.  This program will include reading books, making crafts, and giving parents a chance to visit with each other.

Friday, November 8 – School is out, so come to a Kids’ Craft Session at 10am. Children ages 6 and up are welcome to attend.

In honor of Read Aloud Month in November, the library will have a Surprise Reader at each weekly Story Time.  Every Tuesday this month join us at 430pm and welcome our Special Guest Reader!

Saturday, November 23 – Stop in anytime between 10-11am to make a Craft for all ages.

Be sure to “like” our Face Book page for updates and details of programs and events.




Village Board:  Tuesday, November 12, 6:00 pm

Planning Commission: Monday, November 25, 7:30 p.m.

Library Board: Monday, November 18, 5:30 p.m.

Fire & Rescue: Monday, November 11, 7:30 pm


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


312 S. Vine St., P.O. Box 46

Mead, NE 68041

Phone: 402-624-2495

Fax: 402-624-2024



Gary Guyle, Chairman

Jason Felty, Trustee

Bill Thorson, 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