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MEAD MESSENGER
OCTOBER 2009
Volume 5, Issue 10

Village of Mead Board of Trustees
The Board of Trustees held a Special Meeting on August 28 at 9:30 a.m. at the Village Office. Present were Chairperson Howell; Trustees Feldhaus, Halbmaier, Raver and Swanson. Also present were Clerk Moline and Maintenance/Utilities Supt. Walling.
Action was taken to approve the waiving of three readings of Ord. No. 591 and approval of the ordinance for the purchase of Quonset #10, located at Konecky Bin Site for $23,000.00 from Rob LaCroix. All voted yes, other than Swanson voting no. No action was taken on a request by the Planning Commission regarding requirement to seek a Conditional Use Permit by resident.
Moline reported on the Community Survey. Discussion items were spraying mosquitoes, street conditions and leak at the Community Building roof.
The meeting was adjourned at 10:10 a.m.

The Village of Mead Board of Trustees met September 8, 2009 at 6:00 p.m. at the Village Office. Answering roll call were Chairman Howell; Trustees Feldhaus, Halbmaier, Raver & Swanson. Also present were Clerk Moline, Maintenance/Utilities Supt. Walling and Police Chief Carlson. Guests present were Steve Mayfield, Shane Mapes, Andrea Elworth, Chris Kavan and Bill Thorson.
The board entered hearings (3) at 6:02 p.m., returning at 6:35 p.m.

GUESTS: Chris Kavan submitted his resignation as Dumpmaster. After discussion, he agreed to extend his employment throughout the winter months. The new policy will be that residents may contact him to open the dump on the first Saturday of the month ONLY from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Steve Mayfield, Planning Commission Chair, addressed zoning ordinance violations.
REPORTS:
Police Chief Carlson presented the monthly report and yard concern.
Maintenance/Utilities Supt. Walling reported windows and doors are here, work continues along N. Elm Street and upcoming water classes.
Clerk Moline reported a delinquent water / sewer account, LARM Health Ins. Plan, training session and upcoming County Economic Development meeting scheduled.

Action was taken to approve insurance bid from Inspro Insurance for $12,997.00 for 10/1/09 9/30/10. Terry Miller reported that he is investigating a grant from Home Depot for Community Building improvements and notification of first step approval for the siren grant.
Discussion was held on OPPD rate change for concession building meter, seeking bids for installation of doors and windows at the Community Building, future repairs of concrete sinking in streets, unemployment claim, terminate sign permit, water and sewer rate survey and median upkeep.
The meeting adjourned at 8:06 p.m.
A Budget Hearing was called to order at 6:02 p.m. on September 8, 2009 at the Village Office. Answering roll call were Chairman Howell; Trustees Feldhaus, Halbmaier, Raver and Swanson.
Action was taken to adopt the 10/1/09 –9/30/10 budget, an additional 1% increase, and Resolution 09-12, Final Tax Levy of 23.9996 cents per one hundred dollars of actual valuation.

A Public Hearing was held on September 8, 2009 at the Village Office. The hearing was called to order at 6:05 p.m. Present were Chairman Howell; Trustees Feldhaus, Halbmaier, Raver and Swanson.
Howell reported the purpose of the hearing was to consider a recommendation of a Class C Liquor License Application from Mapeworth LLC dba Fly’n Pig Pub.
Shane Mapes presented his intentions for operating the pub.
Concerns were expressed by Police Chief Carlson and members of the board.
Action was taken to recommend approval for a Liquor License to Mapeworth LLC dba Fly’n Pig Pub to the Nebraska Liquor Control Commission.
The hearing adjourned at 6:25 p.m.

WATER HYDRANTS WILL BE FLUSHED WEDNESDAY,
OCTOBER 14th, 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
PLEASE PLAN ACCORDINGLY!

Mead Public Library Hours

TUESDAY 9:00 am – 11:00 am
2:00 pm – 7:00 pm
WEDNESDAY 9:00 am – 11:00 am
THURSDAY 9:00 am – 11.00 am
2:00 pm – 7:00 pm
SATURDAY 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Panara bread will be available at Alma on October 10. Come to the church basement from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. The bread is free and available to the public. WELCOME!

BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT MEETS

A Board of Adjustment Hearing was called to order at 6:25 p.m. on September 8, 2009 at the Village Office. Answering roll call were Chairman Howell; Members Feldhaus, Halbmaier, Mayfield and Raver.
Howell indicated the purpose of the hearing was to address an application for a variance from William Thorson.
Action was taken to approve Resolution 09-13, Variance Request for the rear yard depth from William Thorson to construct a deck and patio room.
The hearing was adjourned at 6:35 p.m.

CHURCH SERVICES
MEAD COVENANT 1540 Co Rd 10
9:00 am Worship
10:15 am Life Groups / Kids Alive

ST. JAMES CATHOLIC 213 E. Eighth St.
5:30 pm Saturday Mass
9:30 am Sunday Mass
(check bulletin for daily mass, generally 7:00 a.m.)

ALMA LUTHERAN 219 W Fifth St.
8:30 am Spoken Worship
9:15 am Sunday School for all ages
10:30 am Traditional Worship

ANNUAL FIRE DEPARTMENT HALLOWEEN PARTY

The Mead Fire Department is sponsoring their annual costume party on Saturday, October 31 at the Mead Community Building / Fire Hall. The event starts at 6:00 p.m. with judging of costumes at approximately 6:30 p.m. Costume judging is for all ages. Free hot dogs and hot chocolate will be served.

Come and join in the fun!

LIBRARY BOARD MEMBERS
Thank you to Lesha Quinn for serving on the Mead Library Board. Lesha’s replacement is Mary Mayfield. Welcome!

Tracy’s Place

Tracy Varble & Donna J. Varble-Hook
Owners

PHONE 402-624-2036
102 W. 4TH St., Mead NE 68041

Mon. 8-3 Tue. 8-7 Wed. 8-3
Thu. 8-7 Fri. 8-8 Sat. 8-8

VILLAGE OF MEAD

312 S. Vine St., P.O. Box 46
Mead, NE 68041-0046
Phone: (402) 624-2495
Fax: (402) 624-2024
E-mail: meadclerk1@hotmail.com
Web: www.meadnebraska.org
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Brad Howell, Chairperson
Bobbie Feldhaus, Trustee
Jim Halbmaier, Trustee
Ailene Raver, Trustee
Dick Swanson, Trustee

June Moline, Clerk/Treas. 624-2495
Keith Walling, Ut/Mnt. Supt. 227-5150
Jerry Carlson, Police Chief 624-2056
Vera Kuhr, Librarian 624-6605
Mike Coyle, Fire Chief 443-7164

UPCOMING MEETINGS

Village Board: Tuesday, Oct. 13, 6:00 p.m.
Planning Comm: Monday, Oct. 26, 7:30 p.m.
Library Board: Saturday, Oct. 3, 9:00 a.m.
Fire & Rescue: Monday, Oct. 12, 8:00 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.

NEW WINTER DUMP HOURS

The procedure to use the dump during the winter months has changed. November 1 through April 30, the dump will be available by contacting Chris at 402-624-2494 on the FIRST SATURDAY OF THE MONTH ONLY FROM 10:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M. Please contact Chris during this time frame ONLY and he will come and unlock the dump gate. Chris has taken a new job and is working with us to offer Mead residents the opportunity to dump during these months.

The Village of Mead is looking for a new dumpmaster. The job will be available in the spring of 2010. If you are interested, please contact the village office for an application.

Mead Community Group Healthy Family Tip of the Month

It’s Football Season and that means gathering together to enjoy good food, fellowship, and a few drinks (yes, we’re talking alcohol!) Can this be done safely? You bet! Consider some of the following tips when planning to host your next party and you will be providing a healthy role-model for the younger members of your family and doing your part to ensure guests will enjoy their time with you.

*Serve food throughout the party and make sure there is enough for all guests. Food in the stomach slows the absorption of alcohol into the bloodstream and it also fills a person up so he is less likely to drink as much.

*Provide a wide variety of non-alcoholic drinks (water, soft drinks, fruit juice, coffee, tea, etc.) as well as lower alcohol-content drinks and use smaller glasses to serve alcoholic beverages. In addition, premix any mixed drinks to ensure a limited alcohol content.

*Consider the layout of the party. Keep the bar or alcohol away from the entrance and areas where people congregate. Make sure the food is easily accessible.

*Provide activities to give guests something to focus on besides drinking.

*Serve sweet dessert-style snacks an hour before the end of the party and stop serving alcohol. Keep in mind, time is the only thing that sobers a person; coffee and cold showers are a myth.

Info obtained from Knox Community Health Service 2002

October is Eat with Your Family Month – Make it a point to have a meal together this week!