Village of Mead
Volume 10, Issue 10
Village of Mead Board of Trustees Meet September 8
A Regular Meeting of the Village of Mead Board of Trustees was held September 8 at 6:00 p.m. Present were Chairman Guyle; Trustees Havelka, Nicola, Wielage and Wimer. Also present were Clerk Moline, Utility/Maintenance Supt. Raver and Police Chief Carlson.
A Budget Hearing was held at 6:11 p.m. Action was taken to approve the 10/1/15 through 9/30/16 budget, additional 1% increase and Resolution 15-20, Final Tax Levy of 32.0229 cents per one hundred dollars of actual valuation. The hearing adjourned at 6:21 p.m.
A Public Hearing was held at 6:21 p.m. Action was taken to adopt Resolution 15-19, Subdivision between Dale J. Konecky and Dorothy C. Konecky Revocable Trust and Doug Konecky, hereinafter referred to as Koneckys Subdivision. The hearing adjourned at 6:24 p.m.
REPORTS: Utility/Maintenance – Raver reported repair of a waterline at N. Third Circle and plans to continue to make repairs to improve volume at N. Third Circle and topping of trees at the park. Police – Carlson presented the Monthly Police Report and discussed the current status of zoning and nuisance violations and cats running at large. Planning Commission – The minutes of the August 24 Regular Meeting and Public Hearing were approved. Library – The August 19 Library Board Meeting minutes were approved as presented. Clerk – Moline reported completion of the Community Survey, scheduled vacation and auditor to complete past fiscal year audit on October 6 and 7. The board reviewed obsolete equipment to remove from the village insurance policy.
A bid of $120.00 was accepted from Arkfeld Cleaning Services to clean the village office carpets. Discussion and agreed to request a public hearing on AltEn’s application with the NE Department of Environmental Quality to modify their Solid Waste Compost Facility Permit.
The meeting was adjourned at 7:09 p.m.
RECYCLING AVAILABLE –
If you are interested in recycling, please contact Waste Connections at 800-279-7511 to arrange for pickup at your curb. The cost is $10.00 per month, with pick twice per month. All items can be intermingled.
Mead Fire / Rescue Department Annual Halloween Costume Party
Saturday, October 31st
Mead Community Building
The party begins at 6:00 p.m. with hot dogs and hot chocolate served by members of the Fire / Rescue Department . Costume judging for all ages will follow. This is an annual event sponsored by the Mead Fire / Rescue Department.
MEAD PUBLIC LIBRARY NEWS
FALL LIBRARY HOURS
Effective September 1-December 31, 2015 fall hours will be:
Tuesdays 10am-1pm and 5pm-8pm, Wednesdays 2pm-6pm, Thursdays 12noon-6pm, Fridays 9am-2pm,
Thank you to June Frahm and family for getting the library a new sink and having it installed. The donation made by Larry Love and computer monitor provided by Jenny Carritt and family were also appreciated.
Saturday, September 26, and Saturday, October 31-Family Lunch at 11am -11:45am with a Family Movie to follow at 12:00 noon. RSVP to the Library 2 days before by calling 402-624-6605, texting 402-320-8105, emailing MeadLibrary@outlook.comor stopping by the library. Please bring a rug or blanket for children (chairs available for adults) and your own covered drinks. Movie is rated PG.
Saturday, October 10is STAR WARS READS DAY! Lots of Star Wars Books available for your reading pleasure and a movie will be shown at 12:00 noon. Special Star Wars Snacks will be served. Please bring a rug or blanket for children (chairs available for adults) and your own covered drinks for the movie.
Friday, October 9-An “Oldie but Goodie” movie, Bell, Book and Candle (starring Jimmy Stewart and Kim Novak) will be shown at 10 am to help get us in the Halloween spirit. All are Welcome! Coffee and snacks will be served.
October, 18-24is TEEN READ WEEK. Check out our Face Book Page for upcoming, fun events for TEENS AND TWEENS. Join our Face Book page at Mead Public Library.
Friday, October 23–Join us from 1130am-12:30pm for our Brand New Lunch Bunch Book Club.
October 24-31we invite patrons to stop by the Library to pick up a special Halloween treat. All ages are welcome.
NEW COLLECTION MATERIALS
Books: The Mortal Instruments (four book series) by Cassandra Clare, Ms. Cuddy is Nutty! & Mr. Cooper is Super! By Dan Gutman, What Pet Should I Get? By Dr. Seuss, I Will Take a Nap! By Mo Willems, Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell, Still Alice by Lisa Genova, and Beyond Magenta by Susan Kuklin
DVDs: Hotel Transylvania (rated PG) and Paddington (rated PG)
If you have any of these items you could share with the library, your donation would be appreciated:
Yarn (skeens, any color)
UNO card game
Pumpkins (for fall decorations and crafts)
Lincoln Logs/Legos/Mega Blocks (for our children’s section)
LIBRARY BOARD MEETING
Meetings of the Mead Public Library Board are the third Wednesday of each month, except December, and are open to the public. The next meeting will be October 21 at 6:30pm at the library.
DUMP HOURS WILL BE ADJUSTED TO WINTER HOURS
November 1 – March 31 FIRST SATURDAY OF THE MONTH ONLY 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
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 TO BE DISPOSED OF. A DUMPSTER TO DISPOSE OF METAL / IRON PRODUCTS IS ALSO AVAILABLE AT THE DUMPSITE. ALL LOADS WILL BE CHECKED. THE DUMP IS OPEN TO MEAD RESIDENTS ONLY AT A CHARGE OF $2.00 PER LOAD, including metal / iron products dumpster, PAYABLE TO THE DUMPMASTER.
COMMUNITY CHURCH SERVICES
ALMA LUTHERAN 219 W. Fifth St.
8:30a.m. – Sunday Worship – First Sunday of the month
10:30a.m. – Sunday Worship – All other Sundays
9:00a.m. – Sunday School for all ages
PANERA BREAD – FREE TO THE PUBLIC, Saturday following the second Friday of the month. OCTOBER 10
MEAD COVENANT 1540 Co Rd 10
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
7:00a.m. – Daily Mass – Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
8:00a.m. – Daily Mass – Saturday, when scheduled
Thank you Contractors and Citizens,
The sidewalk along Vine Street from Third Street to Fourth Street was recently removed and replaced. Thank you, Bill Thorson, Chad Howell and J.C. Long for completing the project. Thank you, Dick Pelster for completion of the street concrete replacement along Eighth Street. Thank you to all of the citizens who patronize these businesses that showed patience during completion of this project.
Mead Community Group
Wow! The first week in September felt like mid-summer, then overnight it turned to Autumn. And now back to summer for a few days. School has started and fall activities are in full swing.
The Mead Community Group has several things planned that we hope the community will embrace and enjoy.
A new and exciting event started September 16 with the Mead Covenant Church van picking up students at Wahoo High School and other locations for an after-school study time, with homework help when requested. Snacks and fun activities will also be offered. This will continue throughout the school year every Wednesday afternoon.
The annual “Red Ribbon Week” will be observed October 23rd-31stwith activities at both schools and provide pledge cards at the home volleyball game on Tuesday, October 27th at 5 PM.
On Halloween, Saturday, October 31st, the Mead Community Group will again partner with the Mead Volunteer Fire Department to provide a Trunk-or-Treat event at the Mead Fire Hall. This will be held during and after the annual Costume Contest judging. Everyone who participates by bringing a truck or car-trunk with Halloween decorations will be given candy to pass out and be in a drawing for a Fall-themed prize. This is an opportunity for rural residents to have trick-or-treat fun and it also provides a safe place for the children to enjoy the experience.
We invite anyone in the community to join us at our monthly meetings. Our sole purpose is to advocate for our young people, offering information and activities that promote positive choices.
Our next meeting is Tuesday, October 6that 7:00 PM in the High School Commons.
VILLAGE OF MEAD UPCOMING MEETINGS
Village Board: Tuesday, Oct. 13, 6:00pm
Planning Comm.: Monday, Oct. 26, 7:30pm
Library Board: Wednesday, Oct. 21, 6:30pm
Fire & Rescue: Monday, Oct. 12, 7:30pm
The Village Board & Planning Commission meet at the Village Office, Library Board at the Library and Fire & Rescue at the Fire Station.
VILLAGE OF MEAD
312 S. Vine St., Box 46
Mead, NE 68041-0046
Gary Guyle, Chairman
Shawn Havelka, Trustee
PJ Nicola, 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
Lori Moseman, Library Director 402-624-6605
Laurie Van Ackeren, Assistant Library Director
Nick Raver, Fire Chief 402-443-9688