Village of Mead
Volume 5, Issue 9
Village of Mead Board of Trustees
A Budget Workshop was held Aug. 6 at 1:30 pm at the Village Office. Present were Trustees Feldhaus, Halbmaier, Howell, Raver & Swanson. Also present were Clerk Moline & Librarian Kuhr. Guest present was Accountant Ed Schroeder.
Schroeder lead the review of the 10/1/09-9/30/10 budget.
The workshop was adjourned at 2:45 pm.
A Board of Trustees regular meeting was held Aug. 11 at 6:00 pm at the Village Office. Answering roll call were Chairman Howell, Trustees Feldhaus, Halbmaier, Raver & Swanson. Also present were Clerk Moline, Utilities/Maintenance Supt. Walling & Police Chief Carlson. Guests present were Mark Rezac, Jeff Clymer & Mike Chvatal. Several community members were present.
Mark Rezac, Prague Ins. Group & Jeff Clymer, Ball Ins., presented an insurance proposal for the 10/1/09 – 9/30/10 year. Mike Chvatal, representing Inspro Ins., presented a proposal for the same time period.
Several members of the community voiced concerns. Concerns being: sale of the quonset, plans for future purchase or construction of a maintenance garage, current plan for equipment storage, water and sewer plant issues, drainage project, door and window replacement at the Community Building and hydrant replacement.
Action was taken to approve third reading and adoption of Ord. No. 589, Off Road Vehicles, payment of $600.00 quonset rent to Rob La Croix less $99.00 village charge for prepaid rent to Konecky Trust in September, 2008 and sale of water to US Asphalt, Omaha at $5.00 per truck load during highway construction. Swanson voted no on the La Croix payment and Halbmaier and Feldhaus voted no on US Asphalt request.
The meeting was adjourned at 8:55 p.m.
MHS Seasons Begin
Special Meeting Held August 17
River City Round Up
River City Round Up
As a new school year begins, please be reminded to STOP at all stop signs and watch for children walking and riding bicycles.
Parents, please tell your child to use the sidewalk when walking to and from school.
Village Office Closed Monday, Sept. 7, Labor Day
Village Board: Tuesday, Sept. 8, 6:00 p.m.
Planning Commission: Monday, Sept. 28, 7:30 p.m.
Library Board: Saturday, Sept. 5, 9:30 a.m.
Fire & Rescue: Monday, Sept. 14, 8:00 p.m.
The Village Board and Planning Commission meet at the Village Office, Library Board at the Library and the Fire Department at the Fire Hall.
Mead Public Library Hours
TUE 9:00 am – 11:00 am
2:00 pm – 7:00 pm
WED 9:00 am – 11:00 am
THUR 9:00 am – 11.00 am
2:00 pm – 7:00 pm
SAT 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Come and support Mead High School sports!
The Yutan-Mead Softball team begins play on August 27 against Logan View at Logan View, Volleyball plays at Syracuse on September 1, Girl’s Cross Country’s first race begins at the Johnson Co. Central Invite on September 4 and Football begins their season away against Lyons-Decatur N.E. on September 4. Junior Varsity start dates are as follows: Softball begins August 27 at Logan View, Volleyball on September 1 at Syracuse and Football September 8 vs Omaha Christian Academy at home.
Game schedules for fall sports are posted at various Mead businesses.
SPECIAL MEETING OF BOARD OF TRUSTEES HELD AUGUST 17
A Special Meeting of the Board of Trustees was held August 17 at 6:00 p.m. Present were Chairman Howell and Trustees Feldhaus, Halbmaier, Raver and Swanson. Also present were Clerk Moline and Utility/Maintenance Supt. Walling. Guests present were Steve Mayfield, Mike Coyle, Dennis Berry, Terral Brabec, George Robertson, Rick Weilage, Rod Wimer and Doug Patocka.
Discussion was held on the purchase or construction of a maintenance building. Action was taken to approve the purchase of a quonset from Rob LaCroix dba RK Recreational Storage at a cost of $23,000.00, if one is available.
The meeting was adjourned at 6:48 p.m.
Mead Community Group Healthy Family Tip of the Month
“Pharming” parties are a relatively new trend to hit the adolescent scene and unfortunately, they have nothing to do with agriculture.
At one time, youth would raid their parents’ liquor cabinets to get high. Now, they are hitting the medicine cabinet. According to the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University, 2.3 million kids age 12 – 17 take legal prescription drugs illegally every year.
The term “Pharming Party” refers to a gathering where the youth bring together whatever pharmaceuticals they can obtain and take random handfuls of drugs. Often, these are dangerously combined with alcohol. The effects can be fatal.
Be sure to talk with your kids about the dangers of drug abuse and your expectations for them. Also, monitor your medicine cabinet and keep medications locked and out of the reach of kids and teens.
Please join the Mead Community Group at its next monthly meeting, Tuesday, September 8th at 1:00 pm at the Mead Elementary School. If you have suggestions, ideas or more information, contact Marilyn Larson at 624-2312, email@example.com or 1515 Mead Road, Mead, NE 68041.
PEDDLERS NEED PERMITS
Please be aware that all Peddlers are required by Village Ordinance to obtain a Peddler’s Permit from the Village Office.
Please notify the police department or village office if a peddler cannot produce a permit obtained from the Village of Mead.
School and church fundraising sales do not require the peddler’s permit.
Thank you to everyone who supported the Yutan Senior Legion Baseball team this summer. Yutan claimed the Class “C” State Championship on July 28th. Team members from Mead were Bob Hartgrave, Eric Johnson, Jordan Moline and Nate Raver.
NO DUMPING IS ALLOWED IN THE DUMPSTERS LOCATED BEHIND THE COMMUNITY BUILDING. THERE IS A DUMPSTER FOR PUBLIC DISPOSAL OF CARDBOARD ONLY AND RECYCLING BINS.
ALL VIOLATORS WILL BE PROSECUTED.
Mead Library News – August 2009
By Vera Kuhr, Librarian
Where did the summer go?? I blinked and school has started.
Book Clubs – Do you belong to a book club? I have access to book bundles (of the same title) for Book Clubs. Please let me know if you are interested and I will give you the titles that are currently offered.
Summer Reading – This program was not well attended but Pat and I enjoyed the few that came for crafts. We even let them use glitter!!! This is a worthwhile program and needs the support of parents to encourage children to participate. Our budget is not large enough to justify a program that is costly but if the numbers improve, these programs can be added.
Library Services – The Library offers computer access (we encourage users to have a library card from a library in Saunders County), newest adult fiction and non fiction, a great selection of juvenile materials, a young adult section, reference material, language (French, German and Swedish) books, copy machine, laminating machine, Accu-Cut machine (this is a machine that makes cut outs), free magazines and we are always ready to answer questions if we are able.
New Materials – Adult: James Patterson – Swimsuit and The 8th Confession; Kathryn Stockett – The Help; Stuart Woods – Loitering with Intent; Jeffrey Deaver – Bodies Left Behind; Carla Neggers – The Mist; Dean Koontz – Relentless; Mary Higgins Clark – Just Take My Heart; Maeve Binchy – Heart and Soul; Luanne Rice – The Geometry of Sisters; Carol Clark – Cursed, and many more in the library and on order.
Horses and Pancakes Arrive September 24
River City Round Up riders will be arriving in Mead on Friday morning, September 25. A pancake breakfast will be served at Benal’s Shop, 221 W. Second St. The Pancake Man will be flipping pancakes.
This event is open to the public at a minimal cost. The event is hosted by Dale and Marilyn Benal and assisted by friends.
Watch for signs around Mead!
ALMA LUTHERAN 219 W Fifth St.
9:00 am Worship
SEPTEMBER 13 – RALLY DAY AT ALMA
8:30 am Spoken Worship
9:15 am Sunday School for all ages
10:30 am Traditional Worship
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.)
VILLAGE OF MEAD
312 S. Vine St., P.O. Box 46
Mead, NE 68041-0046
Phone: (402) 624-2495
Fax: (402) 624-2024
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Brad Howell, Chairperson
Bobbie Feldhaus, Trustee
Jim Halbmaier, Trustee
Ailene Raver, Trustee
Dick Swanson, Trustee
June Moline, Clerk/Treas. 624-2495
Keith Walling, Ut/Mnt. Supt. 227-5150
Jerry Carlson, Police Chief 624-2056
Vera Kuhr, Librarian 624-6605
Mike Coyle, Fire Chief 443-7164