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Village of Mead


       Volume 14, Issue 10                                                                                                         OCTOBER 2019


Mead Fire/Rescue Department’s Annual Halloween Costume Party

Thursday, October 31 @ 6:00 pm

Mead Fire Hall

Serving hot dogs and hot chocolate with costume judging for all ages shortly thereafter. Don’t be late!


The Village of Mead Board of Trustees met September 10 at 6:00 pm at the Village Office.  Answering roll call were Chairman Guyle; Trustees Felty, Thorson, Wielage and Wimer.  Also present were Clerk Moline and Utility Superintendent Raver.  Guests were Josh Girmus, Mark Texel, Ryan Cobb, Ryan Steffen and Craig Reinsch.

A PUBLIC HEARING was called at 6:05 pm to review the One and Six Year Street Plan.  A BUDGET HEARING was held at 6:12 pm to review the 10/1/19 through 9/30/20 fiscal year budget.

GUESTS: Josh Girmus reported he will be seeking a well/septic permit for property located at 1446 Girmus Drive in the future. Mark Texel inquired about code for storing fireworks in containers. Craig Reinsch, Olsson, reported on the water project, WTP building layout and water main bidding process.

REPORTS: Police – The monthly police report was reviewed. Planning Commission – The minutes of the August 26 meeting were accepted. Library – The August 19 meeting minutes were accepted. Clerk – Moline reported implementation of automatic payments of water/sewer bills to all financial institutions and complaints received.

The following actions were approved:  Resolution 19-13 One and Six Year Street Plan; Resolution 19-15 Annual Certification of Program Compliance; 10-1/19 through 9/30/20 fiscal year budget; Resolution 19-14 Final Tax Levy of 50.8462 per one-hundred dollars of actual valuation for the 10/1/19 through 9/30/20 fiscal year; advertise for bids to connect a 10’ water line from a water main to the water tower; execution of ACH payments with the Bank of Mead for water/sewer payments; first reading of Ordinance 734 Water Installation Guidelines; first reading of Ordinance 735 Weed/Tree Removal Guidelines; waive three readings and adopt Ordinance 736 Repeal Section 8-106 Municipal Property; Weeds; local recommendation for a liquor license to Spirits by Beckman to serve alcohol at a wedding reception at the Mead Fire Hall on 10/19; and Resolution 19-16 Nuisance Abatement on property described as Lots 11, 13, 15, 17, 19, and 21, Block 31, Original Town  Mead.  The meeting adjourned at 8:00 pm.


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

Mead, NE  68041

Phone 402-624-2495, Fax 402-624-2024


Gary Guyle, Chairman

Jason Felty, Trustee

William Thorson, Trustee

Richard Wielage, Trustee

Rodney Wimer, Trustee


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

9:30a.m. – Sunday School for all ages (second, third, and fourth Sundays of the month)

10:30a.m. – Sunday Worship

PANERA BREAD FREE TO THE PUBLIC, Saturday following the second Friday every month, 10AM – 11AM. There is always plenty of bread, rolls, coffee cake, bagels, and cookies.  This month the church will be open on SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12.


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

6:30p.m. – 8:30p.m. – Kids in Action (elementary age children)

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

5:30p.m. – Saturday Mass

9:00a.m. – Sunday Mass

Weekly Schedule

7:00a.m. – Daily Mass

Water/Sewer Information ~

If you are interested in having your water/sewer statement emailed rather than by paper copy contact the village office.

If you would like to have your water/sewer payment withdrawn from your account through any financial institution on the 15th of every month please come to the office to sign the appropriate paperwork to do so.

Payment for utilities may be made by cash, check, automatic payment, or debit/credit card. Payments may be mailed to Box 46, Mead, NE  68041, delivered to the village office, dropped in the drop box by the front door of the office, or delivered to the Bank of Mead.



13th Annual Fundraiser for

Saunders County Lost Pets/Rescue

Sunday, October 6

Placek Park, Wahoo

Registration begins at 3:00 pm, Walk at 4:00 pm

1M Walk – 2M Walk – 5K Fun Run

Register at

Individual $25.00

Youth (3-18) $10.00

Teams (up to 6 persons) $150.00

Strollers and Dogs FREE

(registration fee includes t-shirt)



Library Hours

             Tuesday       10am-1pm & 4pm-8pm                Friday       9am-2pm

            Wednesday  4pm-8pm                                      Saturday   9am-12noon

Thursday     9am-3pm                                      Closed:     Sunday and Monday


Monthly Schedule

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


Story Time for young children is offered every Tuesday at 430pm. We will read a book or two, make a craft, and have a take-home surprise.  Story Time is geared toward children ages 3-7 but all ages are welcome.  There will be a special movie time the first Tuesday of the month at 430pm until 530pm. Please bring a covered drink. Popcorn will be provided.

The Lunch Bunch Book Club will gather Friday, October 11, from 12noon-1pm. Bring a sack lunch and a sense of humor and join us for discussion of this month’s book.

The next regularly-scheduled meeting of the Mead Public Library Board of Trustees will be Monday, October 21, 2019, at 530pm in the Library. The public is invited to attend and participate in the session.

Special Events

In honor of National Teen Read Week, Tweens and Teens (ages 10-19) are invited to stop in the library every day for a special treat, October 15–19!


Thursday, October 24 – School is out early! Kindergarteners through Fifth gradersjoin us for a special story time and craft hour! 2pm-3pm.


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

The new water tower for the village is in the process of being erected. Once completed, construction will begin on the water treatment facility.  Once construction is nearing an end we will see the end of our old 100+ year old water tower.  It has served Mead well!


Village Board:  Tuesday, October 8, 6:00 pm

Planning Commission: Monday, October 28, 7:30 p.m.

Library Board: Monday, October 21, 5:30 p.m.

Fire & Rescue: Monday, October 14, 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.