Small Town Living
Village Of Mead Office
(402) 624-2495
Non-Emergency Fire & Rescue
(402) 624-3610

Volume 4, Issue 9 September 2008

102 W. Fourth, Mead, NE
Beginning September 3, extended hours on Monday’s and Wednesday’s until 8:00 p.m.


HOURS – Monday through Friday 6:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Saturday 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Sunday 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (serving breakfast only)

PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING INFORMATION Please be aware that the Mead Planning Commission meets at 7:30 p.m. the fourth Monday of each month, excluding December. If you are planning construction jobs, please note that you must obtain an application for a building permit and submit to the village office the Thursday prior to the meeting. You must also request to have your application placed on the agenda prior to the meeting.

Village Board: Tuesday, Sept. 9, 6:00 pm, Planning Commission: Monday Sept. 22, 7:30 pm, Library Board: Saturday, Sept. 6, 9:30 am, Fire & Rescue: Monday, Sept. 15, 8:00 pm,

The Village Board and Planning Commission meet at the Village Office, Library Board at the Library and the Fire Department at the Fire Hall.

Options to make payment of water / sewer bills:
Mail to the Village of Mead, 312 S. Vine St., PO Box 46, Mead, NE 68041-0046.Deliver to the Village Office.Deliver to the drop box available by the front door of the Village Office.Deliver to the Bank of Mead.Sign up at the Village Office to have your payment withdrawn from your account with the Bank of Mead on the 15th day of the month. Paperwork must be completed at the Village Office prior to withdrawal.

312 S. Vine St., PO Box 46
Mead, NE 68041-0046
(402) 624-2495

The Village of Mead Board of Trustees met at the Village Office on Tuesday, August 12, 2008 at 6:00 pm. Present were Chairman Howell, Trustees Feldhaus, Mongan, Raver and Swanson. Also present were Clerk Moline, Utilities Supt. Brabec and Police Chief Carlson. Guests were Ed Schroeder and Steve Mayfield. Action was taken to approve a project by Custom Edges Enterprises for $1.860.20 to landscape at the Community Building and purchase of Halloween treat bags for the Mead Elementary students. Moline reported final cost for the underground safety equipment from General Fire and Safety is $4,302.00. Discussion of the golf cart ordinance has been tabled for six months. New zoning books will be published for members of the Planning Commission.

Police – Carlson reported on truck reefers running issue and dog concerns.

Maintenance – Brabec reported scheduled arrival and demonstration of underground safety equipment on August 15, street repairs and maintenance work at the dump area. Mosquito spraying dates were noted. Budget requests, monitoring of the wastewater plant following rainfall and shutting off delinquent accounts when due were discussed.

Clerk – Moline reported a request by Prague Insurance Co. to bid the village insurance in the future, delivery charge and employee PTO.The meeting adjourned at 8:32 pm.

A Budget Workshop was held August 12, 2008 at 6:07 pm. Discussion of the 10/1/08 – 9/30/09 budget took place.The workshop was adjourned at 6:55 pm.

A Budget Hearing is scheduled for 6:10 p.m. on Tuesday, September 9 at the Village Office

The Village Office will be closed Monday, September 1 to observe Labor Day.

Thank you, Arlyn Hankes for your dedicated service as a member of the Mead Planning Commission. Arlyn recently resigned from the board.

Must live inside the corporate limits of the Village of MeadWilling to learn zoning regulationsConcerned about the community
The Planning Commission meets the fourth Monday of the month, excluding December. Terms are for three year periods.
Please contact the Village of Mead office, 402-624-2495, a member of the Mead Board of Trustees or a member of the Mead Planning Commission if you are interested in this opportunity.

ALMA LUTHERAN 219 W Fifth St. 8:30 am Casual Worship (spoken service, no music), 9:15 am Children’s Choir/Sunday School/Adult Forum, 10:45 am Festive Worship (with music)
MEAD COVENANT 1540 Co Rd 10 9:00 am Worship, 10:15 am Life Groups
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.)

Safety Concerns

With the start of a new school year, please use extra caution for children riding their bicycles and crossing at intersections.

Many residents walk or take their dogs out for daily walks. Please watch for these folks also. Please remember to observe the posted speed limits in Mead. Also, STOP at all stop signs – they are mounted for a purpose. Slowing down and rolling through the stop sign is not considered a stop. If these are not observed, you run the risk of being presented a ticket!

PARENTS: Please educate your children on walking and bicycle safety. Several complaints have been expressed regarding children playing and/or riding their bicycles in blindspots on the streets of Mead.

Join Mead Athletic Boosters today. You can join by dropping off $10 at the Bank of Mead or Mead High School. When joining you are then eligible for discount gate tickets for all home games.
The Mead Athletic Boosters is an organization that helps raise funds to support our Mead Athletic programs. Funds are generated through sales from concessions as well as memberships. The funds then are used to purchase uniforms, equipment and supplies for the athletes.
Join today and support our Mead Athletic Program .

Come and support High School sports! The Yutan-Mead Softball team begins play on August 28 against Logan View at Yutan, Volleyball plays a triangular at Cedar Bluffs on September 4, Girl’s Cross Country’s first race begins at the Johnson Co. Central Invite on September 5 and Football begins their season at home against Lyons-Decatur N.E. on September 5. Junior Varsity start dates are as follows: Softball begins August 28 at Yutan, Volleyball on September 4 at Cedar Bluffs and Football September 8 at Omaha Christian Academy.

Game schedules for fall sports are posted at various Mead businesses.

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

Brad Howell, Chairperson, Bobbie Feldhaus, Trustee, Nate Mongan, Trustee, Ailene Raver, Trustee, Dick Swanson, Trustee
June Moline, Clerk/Treas. 624-2495, Terral Brabec, Utilities Supt. 480-2596, Jerry Carlson, Police Chief 624-2056, Vera Kuhr, Librarian 624-6605, Mike Coyle, Fire Chief 443-7164