The board meets the second Tuesday of the month at 6:00 p.m., plus additional meetings or hearings as required. Term of office for a Trustee is a four-year commitment, with the vacant term running until December 1, 2014.
Please submit your name for consideration to the Clerk at the Village Office or a member of the Board of Trustees. Applications will be accepted until October 8 at 12:00 p.m.
Questions can be directed to the Village Office at 402-624-2495.
The restrooms at the park have been closed due to continued vandalism and may open again in the Spring 2014. If you plan an event contact the Village Office and they will be opened during the time you are holding your event.
VILLAGE OF MEAD FUTURE MEETINGS
Planning Comm: Monday, October 28 7:30pm
Library Board: Wednesday, October 16, 7:00pm
Fire & Rescue: Monday, October 14, 7:30pm
The Village Board and Planning Commission meet at the Village Office, Library Board at the Library and Fire Dept. at the Fire Station.
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You may have noticed construction has begun on the wastewater lagoon system to the east of Mead. The site is located south of Highway 92. Engineering firm for the project is Olsson Associates, Lincoln and the Project Contractor is Rutjen’s Construction, Tilden. Subcontractors for Rutjen’s is Pruss Excavating, Dodge who will complete the grading and the electrical subcontractor is West-E-Con, Valley. The three phases for completion of the project are 1) Lagoon Cells, 2) Lift Station and Force Main, and 3) Wastewater Treatment Facility Demolition. The estimated completion date for the project is Spring, 2014.
The Board of Trustees met September 10, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. at the Village Office. Present were Chairman Mayfield; Trustees Miller, Wielage and Wimer. Absent was Trustee Guyle. Also present were Clerk Moline, Utilities/Maintenance Supt. Raver and Library Director Black. Guests present were Ben Day, Jeannette Johnson, George and Arlene Thietje and Mike Chvatal.
A Budget Hearing was called at 6:08 p.m. Action was taken to approve the budget for fiscal year 10/1/13 through 9/30/14, additional allowed 1% increase and Resolution 13-12, Final Tax Levy of 31.1655 per one hundred dollars of actual valuation. The Hearing was adjourned at 6:15 p.m.
SCHEDULED GUESTS: Ben Day, Olsson Associates, reported drilling of the well, scheduled well abandonment, removal of pivot and crops at the lagoon construct site. He also reported on SRF funding for the project. A report from Craig Reinsch, Olsson Associates, on the status of the Water Project Study was presented.
LIBRARY REPORT: Black reported numerous activities at the library.
UTILITY/MAINTENANCE REPORT: Raver reported recent water pressure issue, motor replacement at the sewer plant, park restroom vandalism and equipment purchase.
POLICE REPORT: The Monthly Police Report was reviewed. A concern was presented regarding the site clearance at the corner of Fourth and Cedar Streets.
CLERK REPORT: Moline presented information on the November Board / Clerk Forum and distributed Health Care paperwork.
PLANNING COMMISSION REPORT: The August 26 meeting minutes and approved Building Permits were reviewed. Permits being: Melvin Sorensen-construct garage; Tom and Connie Schliffke-demolish garage and construct garage; David Deerson-demolish shed and construct two grain bins; and Rob LaCroix-construct deck with a surrounding fence attached to swimming pool. The permits submitted by David Deerson were approved by the Board of Trustees.
NEW BUSINESS: Action was taken to accept the bid from Inspro Insurance at $19,150.00 plus secure additional umbrella insurance to $5,000.000.00 and Resolution 13-13 to amend the Wednesday Dump Hours. The annual evaluation of the Library Aide was reviewed with award of $.25 per hour increase approved by the Library Board. The resignation of Trustee Mayfield was acknowledged.
The meeting was adjourned at 8:00 p.m.
It’s October and that means Halloween for most families with young children. Kids love Halloween, it means getting to get dressed up and get free candy. By going over some simple safety tips with your children you can help insure they make great Halloween memories. Here are some “common sense” tips to help get your conversations started:
For more information see the Halloween Safety website
(rain, if the road is not passable or snow).
TREE BRANCHES, WEEDS, LEAVES AND GRASS CLIPPINGS ARE THE ONLY ITEMS ALLOWED. ALL ITEMS ARE TO BE UNBAGGED. ALL LOADS WILL BE CHECKED. THE DUMP IS OPEN TO MEAD RESIDENTS ONLY AT A CHARGE OF $2.00 PER LOAD, PAYABLE TO THE DUMPMASTER.
We’ve had a very busy month at the Mead Public Library. We have begun using the Kindle Fires for an interactive story time on Tuesdays after school. We are all having fun learning together reading books on the Kindle and playing educational games after the story. Join us Tuesdays 4:00 – 4:30.
August 29th we welcomed Charlotte Endorf to the library for a theatrical historical presentation on the NE Orphan Train. More than 30 guests attended the presentation at the library. It was informative and interesting. This program was made possible through a grant from the NE Humanities Council.
In October we will be sponsoring a “Food for Fines” program here at Mead Public Library. One food item donated to the “Backpack Food Program” will equal $1.00 off any fines that are owed to the library. Join us in supporting a great local program and get rid of those pesky fines at the same time.
The Mead Public Library received a donation from the Blair Public Library courtesy of Rosa Schmidt at the Oakland Public Library of 22 DVD’s and 8 Audio Books on CD, stop in and check them out.
New Materials List August/September