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     A Special Meeting of the Board of Trustees was held Tuesday, July 23, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. at the Village Office.  Answering roll call were Chair Mayfield; Trustees Guyle, Wielage and Wimer.  Absent was Trustee Miller.  Also present were Clerk Moline and Utility/Maintenance Supt. Raver.  Guests were Ben Day, Jeannette Johnson, Denise Patocka, Vera Kuhr, Karol Osterloh, Ailene Raver, Nancy Swanson, Patty Knott, George and Karen Robertson, Mick Coady, Janet Behrens, John and Marlene Vogt and Melissa Konecky.
     PUBLIC HEARING:  A Public Hearing was called at 6:02 p.m.  Miller entered the meeting at 6:05 p.m.             
     Engineer Ben Day summarized the Wastewater Project.  Reasoning for the construction of a lagoon system and funding for the project were presented.  The public presented concerns on how the project would be financed.
     The meeting returned to Regular Session at 6:46 p.m.
     REGULAR SESSION:  Bids for the Wastewater Project were presented.  A bid of $991,081.00 to construct the two lagoon cells, lift station and force main and demolition of the mechanical plant was awarded to Rutjens Construction from Tilden.  Resolution 13-10, Intent to sell an irrigation center pivot was adopted.
     The meeting adjourned at 7:10 p.m.
     A Special Meeting of the Board of Trustees was held Monday, August 5, 2013 at the Village Office at 6:00 p.m.  Answering roll call were Tustees Guyle, Miller, Wielage and Wimer.  Absent was Chairman Mayfield.  Also present was Clerk Moline.  Wielage was elected to serve as Chairman Pro Temp.
     A bid for an irrigation center pivot was opened.  The bid of $10,000.00 from Kent Moravec was accepted. 
     The meeting was adjourned at 6:02 p.m.

     A Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees was held Tuesday, August 13, 2013 at the Village Office at 6:00 p.m.  Answering roll call were Chair Mayfield; Trustees Guyle, Miller and Wimer.  Absent was Wielage.  Also present were Clerk Moline, Utility/Maintenance Supt. Raver, Police Chief Carlson and Library Director Nancy Black.  Guests present were Denise Patocka, Jenny Carritt, Doug and Jeannette Johnson, Burneil Ecklund and Mary Mayfield.   
     The board adjourned at 6:05 p.m. to a Public Hearing.
     PUBLIC HEARING.  Action was taken to adopt Ord. No. 639 to amend the text of Section 11-306, Single-Family Residential and Section 11-307, Multiple Family Residential to delete “lot area coverage shall not exceed thirty percent for all structures with not more than ten percent allocated to accessory buildings”.  The hearing was adjourned at 6:08 p.m. to a Budget Workshop.
     BUDGET WORKSHOP.  Accountant Ed Schroeder presented the proposed 10/1/13-9/30/14 budget for review.  Discussion centered on the police and library departments.  Several guests provided input into the budget.  The hearing adjourned to Regular Session at 7:32 p.m.
     REGULAR SESSIONSCHEDULED GUEST:  Burneil Ecklund expressed concern with the proposed drainage at the dump, requested additional time to water his crops after the August 17 deadline and inquired about the possible purchase of a small tract of land in the future.
     LIBRARY REPORT:  The minutes of the June 19 and July 17 board meetings were presented.  Black reported receipt of grants to purchase Kindles.  A presentation on Nebraska history will be presented to the public on August 29.  A Book Club will meet in the library in the future.
     UTILITY/MAINTENANCE REPORT:  Raver reported repair of a water line break.  Abandonment and dismantling of the irrigation pivot was discussed.  He reported AWS will share the cost of a hydraulic hammer.
     POLICE REPORT:  Carlson reported damage to a homeowner’s property, receipt of partial payment of restitution for park restroom damage and roof repairs to a garage.
     CLERK REPORT:  Moline reported on meter replacements.
     PLANNING COMMISSION REPORT:  The July 22 meeting and public hearing minutes and permits issued to Shawn Nelson to demolish a garage and Brooke Lamprecht to erect a chain-link fence were reported.
     NEW BUSINESS.  Resolution 13-11, Application for Water Grant from DEQ was approved.  Clerk was directed to seek bids for the village insurance package.
     The meeting was adjourned at 8:12 p.m.


Mead Community Group Healthy Family Tip of the Month

New Resource Available to help keep your family safe!

The Mead Community Group is excited to announce we have a new resource for you to help protect your children from dangers on the internet.  We have all heard of terrible things that are coming into our homes via the family computer, internet devices, and even the phones we provide to our children in an effort to keep them safe.  Through a federal grant, provided through Region V Systems, we have a CD from ComputerCop that will allow you to scan your home computer for objectionable web-sites, materials, and even emails on the computer hard drive.  The first ten people to respond and request a copy of this CD, will receive one completely freeCall 402-443-6178 or email and request your copy, leaving your name, address, and phone number.

A few of these CDs were handed out at the Mead Days parade.  If you received one and have tried it, we would love your feedback.  You can leave comments or suggestions at the above number or email.

Internet use is an area where it is important that we help guide our children in the choices they are making.  This ComputerCop CD is one tool that can help you as parents protect your family.

The Mead Community Group is committed to promoting the well-being of children and families in our community.

Library News Rolling Your Way

School has started and Summer Reading is now over for the year.  We gave away many prizes for reading logs and can’t wait until next year!  Keep coming to the library.  New books are always available and don’t forget After School Story Time on Tuesdays at 4:00 and Saturday Story Time at 11:30, see you there!

The Mead Public Library will be hosting a special Historical Presentation by Charlotte Endorf on August 29, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. at Mead Public Library.  Charlotte Endorf will give a theatrical historical presentation entitled “Breaking Down the Misconceptions between the Orphan Train and the Orphan Grain Train”.  She will also be doing a book signing that evening at the library.  This presentation is possible due to a grant from the Nebraska Humanities Council.
The library has received the Kindles we were able to purchase thanks to a grant from the Eastern Library System.  We hope to have both the adult and children’s programming up and running by September 3rd as a projected start date.  We are also dealing with a new system here at the library so please watch the Facebook page for Mead Public Library for further updates on upcoming events and a definite start date for the use of the Kindles at the library.

New Books July/August:
“The Hidden Summer” by Gin Phillips; “The White Princess” by Philipa Gregory; “The 9th Girl” by Tami Hoag; “Dark Triumph” by Ronin Lafever (#2 his “Fair Assassin” series); “The Appomattox Saga”, Books #1-10 by Gilbert Morris (donations); “Ribbons West”, Books #1-3 by Judith Pella and Tracie Peterson (donations); “From Potter’s Field” by Patricia Cornwell (donation); “NYPD Red” by James Patterson and Marshall Karp (donation); “Magic Under Glass” by Jaclyn Dolamore Young (Adult/donation); “G.I. Joe Retaliation” (DVD); “A Turtle’s Tale” (DVD); “A Turtle’s Tale 2” (DVD); “Jack the Giant Slayer” (DVD); “Oblivion” (DVD); “The Night is Watching” by Heather Graham (audio book); “The Forgotten Queen” by D.L. Bogdan; and “The Missing Risked” by Margaret Peterson.

Please use extra caution now that school is back in session.  Keep our youth safe by stopping at all stop signs and slowing at intersections.

Mead Public School is back in full session.  Numerous clubs and activities have begun as well as football, softball and volleyball games.  Come and support the activities and events happening at Mead Public Schools.

     Water and sewer bills are MAILED to account holders following the reading of water meters.  Please watch for your invoice.  If you do not receive yours, give the Village Office a call at (402) 624-2495 and a new invoice will be mailed or the amount provided.
     Payments may be made by mail to Box 46, Mead, NE  68041-0046, dropping off at the Village Office, placing your payment in the drop box located outside of the front door of the Village Office or delivering to the Bank of Mead.  If you have an account with the Bank of Mead, arrangements can be made to have your payment automatically withdrawn on the 15th.  Arrangements should be made at the Village Office.

A special thank-you to Marilyn Jensen for maintaining the median this summer.  We’ve had numerous comments about how pretty it is.


Village Board:  Tuesday, September 10, 6:00pm

Planning Comm:  Monday, September 23, 7:30pm
Library Board:  Wednesday, September 18, 7:00pm
Fire & Rescue:  Monday, September 9, 7:30pm
The Village Board and Planning Commission meet at the Village Office, Library Board at the Library and Fire Dept. at the Fire Station.


Community Church Services


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) 
Weekly Schedule
  6:00 pm  Dinner 4 Change (free to everyone)
  7:00 pm  Life Group / Bible Study
ST. JAMES CATHOLIC  213 E. Eighth St. / 402-624-3555
5:30 pm  Saturday Vigil
 9:00 am  Sunday Mass
Weekly Schedule
 7:00 am  Daily Mass – Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
  8:00 am  Daily Mass – Saturday, when scheduled
ALMA LUTHERAN  219 W Fifth St. / 402-624-3015
Worship – 8:30 am – first Sunday of the month (spoken)
9:15 pm – Sunday School for all ages
10:30 am – all other Sundays
PANERA BREAD, SEPTEMBER 14, 10-11 AM,  in the church basement, FREE TO ALL

312 S. Vine St., P.O. Box 46
Mead, NE 68041-0046
Phone:  (402) 624-2495
Fax:  (402) 624-2024
Steve Mayfield, Chairman
Gary Guyle, Trustee
Adam Miller, Trustee
Richard Wielage, Trustee
Rod Wimer, Trustee
June Moline, Clerk/Treasurer 624-2495
Nick Raver, Ut/Mnt. Supt.  443-9688
Jerry Carlson, Police Chief  624-2056
Nancy Black, Librarian  624-6605
Nick Raver, Fire Chief 443-9688