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Village of Mead


Volume 8, Issue 9


The Village of Mead Board of Trustees held a Special Meeting on August 3 at the Mead Community Building. Chair Raver called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. Answering roll call were Chair A. Raver, Trustees Halbmaier, Mayfield, Miller and Wielage. Also present were Clerk Moline, Supt. N. Raver and Police Chief Carlson. Guests present were Mark Adams, Steve Mossman and Co. Supervisors Doris Karloff, Craig Breunig and James Fauver. Approximately 350 residents and local landowners and business owners were also in attendance.

Raver stated the purpose of the meeting was to seek public input on a proposed landfill by Waste Connections to be located 1.2 miles south of Mead.

Adams, Director of Engineering and Mossman, Attorney for Waste Connections, presented the proposal and answered questions regarding the landfill.

The meeting adjourned at 9:09 p.m.


The Board of Trustees of the Village of Mead held a Regular Meeting on August 9 at 6:00 p.m. Answering roll call were Halbmaier, Mayfield, Miller, Raver and Wielage. Also present were Clerk Moline, Supt. N. Raver, Police Chief Carlson and Librarian Kuhr. Guests present were Tim Adams, Justin Stine, Rod Wimer, Rick Miller, John Trouba, Duane Johnson, Ed Schroeder, Scott Selko, Nate Mongan, Mark Hunzeker, John Miyoshi and Mike Susek.

The board adjourned to a Budget Workshop at 6:09 p.m. Accountant Ed Schroeder reviewed the proposed budget for fiscal year 10/1/11 – 9/30/12. Discussion followed.

The board returned to regular session at 6:47 p.m.

John Trouba, SENDD, requested drawdowns for CDBG funds for the Water, Street and Wastewater Studies.

Duane Johnson, representing the Mead Rural Fire District, reported on future building needs to house vehicles/equipment.

Scott Selko and Nate Mongan addressed the board about the public’s concerns of the landfill request.

Mark Hunzeker, Attoney at Baylor Evnen, discussed proposed landfill.

Mike Sousek of LPNNRD addressed needs of Mead’s water system. A proposal was presented to conduct a five-year study of the system.

Rod Wimer suggested the board consider two smaller wells if a water project is pursued.

SUPT. REPORT: N. Raver reported future federal guidelines for signs, status of back-up well and resident request to repair concrete at 28 N. Elm St.

POLICE REPORT: Carlson presented the monthly activity report and needs to report to NHHS.

CLERK REPORT: Moline reported on Mayor/Council/Clerk Forum and water meter maintenance needs.

PLANNING COMMISSION REPORT: The July 25 regular meeting minutes and Building Permit 11-10 were reviewed.

LIBRARY REPORT: The minutes of the July 13 meeting were reviewed. Kuhr sought use of the Community Building to hold Bloodmobiles in the future that will be sponsored by the Library Board. Approval granted if building is available.

The following action was approved: repair concrete at 28 N. Elm St.; CDBG funds for Water, Street and Wastewater Studies; retain legal services of Mark Hunzeker; concrete improvements at the park by the Mead Ball Assoc.; Interlocal Agreement with LPNNRD to conduct a study of the water system and Rick Miller as alternate on the Planning Commission. A grant will be submitted by Clerk to NE Forest Service for a tree; discussed process to place lien on a property and authorized placing an ad for a temporary, part-time maintenance person to work as needed for N. Raver following surgery on his shoulder. A claims adjuster has reviewed the damage at the depot caused by the 8/6 storm and letters will be sent to residents regarding maintaining drainage along Elm St.

The board entered executive session at 8:59 for annual review of Utility/Maintenance/Street Superintendent and to discuss personnel issues. The board returned to regular session at 9:10 p.m.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:10 p.m.

Results To Be Made Public on CDBG Grant Studies

A Public Meeting will be held at the Mead Community Building on Wednesday, September 14 at 6:30 p.m. to review the Water and Wastewater Studies. Another Public Meeting is scheduled for the following Wednesday, September 21 at 6:30 p.m. at the Mead Community Building to review the Street Study. If you are interested in possible future infrastructure projects for the Village of Mead, please plan to attend.

Come and support Mead High School sports!

The Yutan-Mead Softball team begins play on August 25 at Logan View, Volleyball season begins at the Cedar Bluffs Triangular on September 1, Girl’s Cross Country’s first race will be at the Johnson Co. Central Invite on September 2 and JV Football begins their season with OCA on September 6. Junior Varsity Softball begins August 25 at Logan View and Junior Varsity Volleyball on September 1 at the Cedar Bluffs Triangular. There will be no Varsity Football games this season, so come and show your support on Tuesday evenings instead of Fridays.

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

Mead Community Group Healthy Family Tip of the Month

Welcome Back to School! Let’s make it a great year!


Here is one of the 40 Developmental Assets that deals directly with this theme:

Commitment to Learning- Asset #24 Bonding to school – a young person cares about his or her school

Some ideas of how you can implement this asset in your family’s life:

*If you are able, purchase t-shirts, sweatshirts, hats, etc. with your school’s logo. Wearing these items helps your child to show pride in his/her school.

*Participate with your child in service projects, such as food drives, conducted by your school. Invite one of your child’s friends to join you.

*Show that you care about your child’s school. Join a parent-teacher organization, attend conferences, special events, volunteer whenever possible.

*Listen to your child when he complains about school or talks about not feeling connected. Is there a specific problem?

*Don’t forget to identify one caring adult at school as your family’s “ally.” Aim for at least five caring adults in your child’s life.


Rick Miller has been appointed to serve as Alternate on the Mead Planning Commission. Welcome!

Village Office Closed Monday, Sept. 5,

To observe Labor Day

Church Services

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

5:30 pm Saturday Mass

9:00 am Sunday Mass

Weekly Schedule

7:00 am Daily Mass – Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

5:30 pm Daily Mass – Tuesday

8:00 am Daily Mass – Saturday

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

Worship – 8:30 am – first Sunday of the month (spoken)

10:30 am – all other Sundays

9:15 am Sunday School for all ages

7:00 pm Youth Meeting

PANERA BREAD – September 10, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

EVANGELICAL COVENANT 1540 Co Rd 10 / 402-624-6125

9:00 am Coffee & visiting

10:00 am Worship service (grade school age children dismissed for Kids Alive @ 10:30, nursery available during service)

PRIMETIMER’S – September 8, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Weekly Schedule


7:00 pm Men’s Study


6:00 pm Dinner 4 Change (free to everyone)

7:00 pm Life Group / Bible Study (an opportunity to hear answers to tough questions of the Bible)

7:00 pm Jr./Sr. High Youth Group


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

Mead, NE 68041-0046

Phone: (402) 624-2495

Fax: (402) 624-2024



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Ailene Raver, Chairperson

Jim Halbmaier, Trustee

Steve Mayfield, Trustee

Adam Miller, Trustee

Richard Wielage, Trustee

June Moline, Clerk/Treas. 624-2495

Nick Raver, Ut/Mnt. Supt. 443-9688

Jerry Carlson, Police Chief 624-2056

Vera Kuhr, Librarian 624-6605

Mike Coyle, Fire Chief 443-7164


Village Board: Tuesday, September 13, 6:00 p.m.

Planning Commission: Monday, September 26, 7:30 p.m.

Library Board: Wednesday, September 7, 7:00 p.m.

Fire & Rescue: Monday, September 12, 7:30 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. If you are planning future building projects be aware that the Planning Commission does not meet in December.

Please be aware that harvest will soon be under way. Please use extra caution when approaching trucks and combines on the roads. There will be additional traffic around the Mead area.