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Newsletter November 2018

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Village of Mead


NOVEMBER 2018                                                                       VOLUME 13, Issue 11




The Village of Mead Board of Trustees met October 9 at 6:00 p.m. at the village office. Present were Chairman Havelka; Trustees Felty, Guyle, Wielage, and Wimer. Also present was Clerk Moline. Guests were Karen and George Robertson and Lola Swanson.

A Public Hearing was called to consider paving a section of Oak Street, north of First Street. Concerns were expressed by Karen Robertson regarding location of the street and Lola Swanson requested a manhole be placed outside of the concrete to allow for future residents to hook up to the sewer system. Action was taken to adopt Resolution 18-08, Create Paving District 2018-1.

Reports: Police – The monthly police report was presented. Planning Commission – The minutes of the September 24 regular meeting and permits 18-23, Gary and Judy Rasmus to demolish/construct a deck; 18-24, Mead Public Schools to construct a 4-stall parking garage; and 18-25, Village of Mead to demolish the depot building were accepted. Library – The September 17 Library Board meeting minutes were accepted. Clerk – Moline reported water meters in need of maintenance and Appreciation Dinner set for January 6, 2019. Common Facility Agreement Board – Guyle and Wimer reported as representatives of the board that they had met with the appointed members of Mead Public Schools resulting in a positive agreement to continue working along side one another.

Unfinished Business: Ordinance 719, Library Board Members, was adopted on third reading. Second reading of Ordinance 720, Board of Trustees Compensation was approved.

New Business: Action was taken to approve Jake Shaw as the Resident Project Representative for Olsson Associates during the water project; adopted Ordinance 721, Curb and Gutter, Cutting Curb with waiving of three readings; approved applications from Keshia Havelka, Scott and Dalene Selko and Tyler Bukaske to grind curbs for driveways; adopted Resolution 18-10, Guidelines based on the Local Government Miscellaneous Expenditure Act; and approved a contract with U.S. Water Services for water treatment equipment procurement.

The meeting was adjourned at 7:04 p.m.


Daylight-Saving Time Ends November 4


The Village of Mead office and water/sewer/maintenance department will be closed November 22 and 23 to observe Thanksgiving.




Library Hours

 Tuesday           10am-8pm (closed 3pm-4pm)                              Friday       9am-1pm

 Wednesday     5pm-8pm                                              Saturday   9am-12noon

Thursday          1pm-8pm (closed 3pm-4pm)                          Closed:     Sunday and Monday

NOTE: The Library will be closed Thursday, November 22; Friday, November 23; and Saturday, November 24 for Thanksgiving. Also closed on Friday, November 30 so staff can attend a Summer Reading Program Workshop.

Monthly Schedule

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

Story Time for young children is offered every Tuesday at 4pm. We will read a book or two, make a craft, and pick up a take home treat.

The Mead Public Library Board of Trustees will meet Monday, November 19, at 530pm in the Library. The public is invited to attend and participate in the session.

The Lunch Bunch Book Club will gather Friday, November 16, from 11am-12 noon. Everyone is invited to join us for a fun filled hour as we discuss the latest book we’ve read. Bring your lunch. Dessert and coffee are provided.


Special Events

Saturday, November 10 – Kids! Join us between 930am – 1130am to make a variety of crafts.

Mark your calendars now!

Tuesday, December 4, is our Welcome Winter Party (for all ages) and Saturday, December 22, is our Annual Cupcake Wars (ages 10 and up).


New Books and Movies! The Book Club, Mister Rogers and Overboard DVD’s. In His Father’s Footsteps by D. Steel, Texas Ranger by J. Patterson, The Perfect Couple by E. Hildebrand, The Other Woman by D. Silva, Ghosted by R. Walsh, Depth of Winter by C. Johnson and many more.

Did you know you can borrow thousands of e-books with the OVERDRIVE app for free? All you need is a library card! Download the OVERDRIVE app and start exploring! Stop in the library if you need help. We’ll get you started.

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


THANK YOU to members of the Mead Fire/Rescue Department for hosting the Annual Halloween Party and the Mead Community Group for hosting Trunk or Treat for the trick-or-treaters. Your part in “treating” the many children with hot dogs, hot chocolate, and treats for Halloween is very much appreciated!




There are several options to pay your water/sewer bills with the Village of Mead. Options are: 1) deliver to the village office, 2) deliver your payment to the drop box located outside the front door of the village office, 3) mail to Box 46, Mead, NE 68041, or 4) deliver to the Bank of Mead. Payment can be made in the form of check, cash or at the village office with debit/credit card.



Village Board: Tuesday, November 13, 6:00 pm

Planning Commission: Monday, November 26, 7:30 pm

Library Board: Monday, November 19, 5:30 pm

Fire & Rescue: Monday, November 12, 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.



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)

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

5:30p.m. – Saturday Vigil

9:00a.m. – Sunday Mass

Weekly Schedule

7:00a.m. – Daily Mass

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

9:15a.m. – Sunday School for all ages (second, third and fourth Sunday’s of the month)

10:30a.m. – Sunday Worship


PANERA BREAD FREE TO THE PUBLIC, Saturday following the second Friday every month, 10AM – 12PM. There is always plenty of bread, rolls, coffee cake, bagels, and if you’re early enough – cookies. This month the church will be open on SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10.


REMINDER – The only items permitted at the dumpsite are leaves, weeds, tree branches, and grass clippings. There are designated areas for each of the items. THE DUMP IS OPEN TO MEAD RESIDENTS ONLY!



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


Following a snowfall of two (2”) 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. 5-311


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



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

Mead, NE 68041

Phone: 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

Joel Konecky, Fire Chief 402-443-9659