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Newsletter October 2018

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Volume 13, Issue 10




The Village of Mead Board of Trustees met on September 11, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. at the village office.  Answering roll call were Chairman Havelka; Trustees Felty, Wielage and Wimer.  Absent was Trustee Guyle. Also present were Clerk Moline and Utility/Maintenance Superintendent Raver.  Guests were Greg Levigne and Mark Rezac.

A Budget Hearing was called at 6:09 p.m. to discuss the October 1, 2018-September 30, 2019 fiscal year budget. The hearing adjourned at 6:22 p.m.

Action was taken to approve the October 1, 2018-September 30, 2019 fiscal year budget, an additional allowed 1% increase, and Resolution 18-07, Final Tax Levy of 50.8814 cents per one hundred dollars of actual valuation for the upcoming fiscal year.

REPORTS: Police – The Monthly Police Report was reviewed. Utility/Maintenance Superintendent – Raver reported replacement with concrete at the intersection of Co Rd 10 and S. First St., concern of new police radio, and discussion of upcoming pilot testing of the wells. Planning Commission – The minutes of the 8/27 regular meeting and Building Permit 18-20, Jason Schutes to construct a detached garage were accepted. Building Permit 18-21, Security Rentals, was approved to erect a pole building at 1048 Sunburst Lane.  Library – The minutes of the 8/20 Library Board meeting were accepted. Jennie Gasiani was approved as a member of the Library Board.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS: Action was taken to adopt Ordinance 715, Water Rates, Ordinance 716, Water and Sewer Requirements, and approve second reading of Ordinance 719, Library Board Members.

NEW BUSINESS: Mark Rezac reviewed the insurance bid submitted by Prague Insurance. Action was taken to approve Inspro Insurance as the agent for village insurance beginning 10/1/18, approved first reading of Ordinance 720, Board of Trustees wages, and approved a Special Designated Liquor License to Mead Days Association to serve alcohol on October 20 at the Mead Fire Hall for entertainment featuring Dueling Pianos.  No action was taken on selling of the depot as no bids were received.  Discussion was held on paving of N. Oak Street, water seepage into the Library basement, and AltEn storage of waste products.

The meeting adjourned at 8:43 p.m.



A special meeting of the Village of Mead Board of Trustees was held Monday, September 17 at 6:02 p.m. at the Village Office.  Answering roll call were Chairman Havelka; Trustees Felty, Wielage, and Wimer.  Absent was Trustee Guyle.  Also present was Clerk Moline.

Havelka stated the purpose of the meeting was to arrive at a decision on the insurance carrier beginning October 1, 2018.

Mandy Craig, Jones Insurance Agency, presented options for both EMC Insurance and Continental West Group.

Continental West Group was approved as the carrier for village insurance with a beginning date of October 1, 2018.

The meeting was adjourned at 6:20 p.m.


There are only two candidates to fill three positions on the Board of Trustees on the November 6 General Election ballot.  If you wish to still apply as a write-in candidate you must do so at the County Clerk’s office by October 26.

Mead Fire/Rescue Department’s Annual Halloween Costume Party

Wednesday, October 31 beginning at 6:00 p.m.

Mead Fire Hall

Serving hot dogs and hot chocolate

Costume judging for all ages will begin shortly after 6:00.

Don’t be late!


Mead Community Group is sponsoring the Annual Trunk-or-Treat at the Mead Fire Hall north parking lot on Halloween, October 31. Everyone is welcome to decorate a car trunk and hand out candy. Arrive at 5:15 p.m. to set up and the festivities begin at 5:45 p.m. The first 10 vehicles to arrive will receive a free bag of candy to hand out to Trick or Treaters. Come and join the fun!



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



Village Board:  Tuesday, October 9, 6:00 pm

Planning Commission: Monday, October 22, 7:30 pm

Library Board: Monday, October 15, 5:30 pm

Fire & Rescue: Monday, October 8, 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.




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 Tues, Oct. 5, Wed., Oct. 17 & Wed., Oct. 31

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 snack.

The Mead Public Library Board of Trustees will meet Monday, October 15, at 530pm in the Library. The public is invited to attend and participate in the session.

The Lunch Bunch Book Club will gather Friday, October 19, 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

Tuesday, Oct. 1–Andrea Booze from AMB will be here for a Free Medicare workshop at 630pm.  Everyone is invited to attend, get your questions answered and learn everything you’ve always wanted to know about Medicare.

Thursday, Oct. 11-Join us anytime between 5p-7p for a fun Halloween craft! All ages!

Wednesday, Oct. 31-Happy Halloween! Be sure to visit us at the Mead Fire Hall for treats!


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.



Saunders County Lost Pets/Rescue


Sunday, October 14

Placek Park, Wahoo

Registration 3:00 pm, Walk 4:00 pm


Register at or send your application to: 226 W. Fifth St., Wahoo, NE  68066


Individual $25.00

Kids, 10 and under $10.00

Babies in strollers Free

Teams (up to 6 persons) $150.00

(Registration fee includes t-shirt)




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, 10 – 11AM. 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, October 13.


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)



  1. 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



At the Mead Firehall, Mead, NE

Saturday, October 20th, 2018

6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. – Social Hour

7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. – Dinner

8:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. – Dueling Pianos Performed by FUN PIANOS!

10:30 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. – Cash bar, music and more fun

DINNER: Chicken OR beef with a side, dinner roll, dessert, tea or water, with CASH BAR

$40.00 per person or $300.00 reserved table of 8 ($20.00 savings)

Reserved tables sold first come, first served to be closest to dueling pianos.


Mail bottom portion of this form to the Bank of Mead,

PO Box 155, Mead, NE 68041 or drop off at the Bank of Mead.

Payment in full due with registration form. Call the Bank of Mead for any questions, 402-624-2255.

Sponsored by Mead Days, proceeds towards various nonprofit organizations and village improvements.

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