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Village of Mead
VOLUME 10, ISSUE 9     

     The Village of Mead Board of Trustees met August 12, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. at the Village Office.  Answering roll call were Chairman Guyle; Trustees Havelka, Miller, Wielage and Wimer.  Also present were Clerk Moline, Utility/Maintenance Supt. Raver and Police Chief Carlson.  Guests were Rick Miller, Steve Kadavy, Jody Weible, Ed Schroeder and Ben Day.
     A BUDGET WORKSHOP was held at 6:08 p.m.  Review of the proposed October 1, 2014 through September 30, 2015 Budget was held.  The Workshop was adjourned at 7:00 p.m. 
     A PUBLIC HEARING was called at 7:00 p.m.  Discussion was held to amend Chapter 9; Article 2, Building Permits. Action was taken, with waiving of three readings, to adopt Ord. No. 652 to amend Chapter 9; Article 2, Building Permits with the deletion to charge double the permit fee if a project if started prior to permit approval.  The Hearing was adjourned at 7:05 p.m.
     SCHEDULED GUEST:  Ben Day, Engineer with Olsson Assoc., updated the board on finalization of the Sewer Lagoon Project, activity of the Water Project and process to update the Zoning Map.
Planning Commission:  The July 28 Regular Meeting minutes and Permits were approved.  Permits being:  14-10, Frontier Coop to demolish a garage on the former Hogg property and 14-11, Frontier Coop to demolish concrete grain elevator.  Discussion was held on zoning regulations of a property.
Utility / Maintenance:  Raver reported maintenance along First St., east of Spruce St. to Co. Rd 10.  A culvert that the village recently replaced will not be reset and cleaning of the ditch will proceed as directed.
Police:  Carlson presented the Monthly Police Report.
Clerk:  Moline reported meter maintenance  concerns, 2014 umpire fees and suggested repairs of the decorative lights along Vine St.  Moline reported the NE National Guard and Reserve completed a Project Day for the village on August 9.  Projects were repairing the fence at the baseball field, staining the backstop and dugouts at the baseball field, and painting picnic tables and benches and staining the serving stand at the park. 
Library:  The minutes of the July 16 Library Board Meeting were reviewed.
     UNFINISHED BUSINESS:  Ord. No. 650 to amend Chapter 3; Articles 3-103, 3-105, 3-203 and 3-205, Water and Sewer Consumer Application and Contracts to increase the Water Deposit from $37.50 to $75.00 and the Sewer Deposit from $37.50 to $75.00 was adopted. Mead Public Schools was approved to use the Skid Loader if they add the village to their liability as an additional insured and notice provided prior to use if possible.
     NEW BUSINESS:  Clerk is to contact John Trecek with Ameritas to attend the September 9 Regular Meeting to discuss funding for the land dispute.  Handling of an account shut-off was discussed.
     The meeting was adjourned at 8:30 p.m.

Special points of interest:
• Upcoming Meetings
• Ducks Unlimited Recruitment Dinner Meeting – Sept. 10
• Water / Sewer Bills
• Nebraska Guards Complete Project Day – Aug. 9
• Church News
• Library News
• Mead Community Group

Thank you, Bob Hannan, for completing repairs to picnic tables and benches at the Park.
Your willingness to always help where needed is very much appreciated. 

312 S. Vine St., Box 46
Mead, NE  68041-0046
Telephone 402-624-2495
Fax 402-624-2024

Gary Guyle, Chairman
Shawn Havelka, Trustee
Adam Miller, Trustee
Richard Wielage, Trustee
Rod Wimer, Trustee

June Moline, Clerk/Treasurer  402-624-2495
Nick Raver, Ut/Mnt. Supt.  402-443-9688
Jerry Carlson, Police Chief  402-443-6846
Nancy Black, Library Director  402-624-6605
Nick Raver, Fire Chief  402-443-9688

Village Board:  Tuesday, September 9, 6:00pm
Planning Commission: Monday, September 22, 7:30pm
Library Board:  Wednesday, September 17, 6:30pm
Fire & Rescue:  Monday, September 8, 7:30pm

The Village Board & Planning Commission meet at the Village Office, Library Board at the Library and Fire & Rescue at the Fire Station.

DUCK’S UNLIMITED Wahoo Chapter Mead Recruitment

Location:  Mead Fire Hall
Date:        Wednesday, September 10th
Time:        6:00pm

Dinner and Beverages will be provided.
Contact Andy Carritt with any questions @ or 402-305-2451.

    Water meters are generally read the last week of the month.  The bills are then MAILED to account holders.  Please watch for your invoice.  If you do not receive yours, please give the Village Office a call to 402-624-2495 and a new invoice will be mailed or stop by and a new invoice will be issued.
     Payments may be made by mail to Box 46, Mead, NE 68041-0046, deliver to the Village Office, placing your payment in the drop box located outdoors by the front office door, 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 of the month.  Paperwork to do so shall be completed at the Village Office.
    Payments are due the 15th of the month (no later than 9:00a.m. the following day). At that time a $10.00 late fee will be assessed and a letter mailed to the account holder.  Following the 10 day allotted timeframe, all unpaid accounts shall be considered delinquent and a shut-off fee assessed.
     Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.

There are three vacancies for the Village Board of Trustees to be filled with the November General Election.  Currently two incumbents have applied for the positions as of the filing deadline.  To file as a write-in candidate, please make application at the Saunders County Clerk’s office in Wahoo.  The filing deadline for write-in candidates is October  24.

Thank you to WOCS Class 14-001 of the 2nd BN 209th RTI of the Nebraska National Guard for completing a Project Day for the Village of Mead on Saturday, August 9.  The Guards repaired the fence surrounding the baseball field, stained the backstop and dugouts at the baseball field, painted picnic tables and park benches and stained the serving stand at the park.

Thank you for your willingness to complete your project for the Village of Mead and your service to our country.

Community Church Services

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

8:30 am – Worship – First Sunday of the month
9:30 am – Sunday School for all ages
10:30 am – Worship – All other Sundays

10 -11 a.m. in the church basement

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 the service)

What dogs know about life
Dogs may be smarter than we think.  Here are some secrets of contented living that most dogs follow and more humans need to:
• Never pass up a chance to go for a ride;
• Always greet your loved ones enthusiastically, even if they’ve been gone for only five minutes;
• Carve out your niche—and let others know when they’ve invaded your space;
• Find time to run, chase things and play every day;
• Dependably loyal no matter what;
• Take frequent naps;
• Take time to stretch before getting up from your naps;
• Don’t bite when a growl will send the message;
• When someone’s having a bad day, stay close, be quiet and nuzzle them now and then;
• When it’s hot, drink a lot of water and sleep in the shade;
• When you are happy, show it.

MEAD PUBLIC LIBRARY by Nancy Black, Library Director

     School is getting to start…Don’t forget to bring your reading logs to the library to collect prizes! When school starts summer reading logs end.
     Joy Johnson author of the “Burned Out Old Broad” book series has announced a launch party for her 6th book in the series…The BOOB Girls VI:  From the Eye of the Moose!  All those who would like to attend are invited on Saturday, September 13th from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the Centering Corporation, Caring Cups Coffee Stop/7230 Maple St. Omaha, NE.  Would you like to go as a group and meet at the Mead Public Library?  Call me at 402-624-6605 and let me know your thoughts on going as a group!
     See YOU at the library!!!

July/August New Materials:
Middle School: “How I survived Bullies…Brocolli and Snake Hill” by James Patterson; “Royal Harlot” by Susan Holloway Scott; “Monuments Men” (DVD); “Oz the Great and Powerful” (DVD); “The Nut Job” (DVD); “Queen Defiant” by Anne O’Brien; “The Queens Pawn” by Christy English; “Let’s Just Say it Wasn’t Pretty” by Diane Keaton; “Pete the Cat: Play Ball!”, “Pete the Cat: A Pet for Pete”, “Pete the Cat: Pete at the Beach” by James Dean; “Winter’s Tale” (DVD); “Planet 51” (DVD); “Dragon Hunters” (DVD); “Adventures in Zambezia” (DVD); “Welcome to the World, Baby Girl!” by Fannie Flagg; “The Hypnotism Handbook” by Cooke & Van Vogt (donation); “Adobe Photoshop 7.0” Userguide (donation); “Visits from the Afterlife” by Sylvia Browne (donation); “The Tin Roof Blowdown” by James Lee Burke (donation); “Robots” (DVD); “Rio 2” (DVD); “Life or Something Like It” (DVD Donation); “Heartbreakers” (DVD Donation); “Be Cool” (DVD Donation); “Sliding Doors” (DVD Donation); “America’s Sweethearts” (DVD Donation); “Red Roses” (DVD Donation); “Notting Hill” (DVD Donation); “The Stepford Wives” (DVD Donation); “Isabella Braveheart of France” by Colin Falconer; “Clear Body, Clear Mind” by L. Ron Hubbard (donation); “The G Free Diet: a Gluten-free Survival Guide” by Elisabeth Hasselbeck (donation)
Golden Sower 2015 Nominees at Mead Public Library:
Primary Category:
“Crafty Chloe” by Kelly DiPucchio; “If I Built a Car” by Chris Van Dusen (also winner of Read Aloud Award); “Three Hens and a Peacock” by Lester L. Laminack (also a CCBA Book of the Year)
Intermediate Category:
“Tuesdays at the Castle” by Jessica Day George; “Jake and Lily” by Jerry Spinelli; “A Diamond in the Desert” by Kathryn Fitzmaurice
Teen Category:
“Cinder” by Marissa Meyer; “The Raft” by S. A. Bodeen

Mead Community Group Healthy Family Tip of the Month

Inspiring Your Teens to Accomplish Goals

Tried communicating with your teen lately?  Frustrated?   Bobbi DePorter in her book, “The Seven Biggest Teen Problems and How to Turn them into Strengths (An Insider’s Look at What Works With Teens)” offers some suggestions on improving motivation and building confidence.  DePorter suggests we listen more and talk less.  When the silence is deafening try a simple, “Tell me more” and then pause.  Your teen will perceive this as true interest in what is going on with them. 

Take steps to acknowledge effort, not just the results like grades and successes.  Try to be as specific as possible, as opposed to “Good job!” 

When there has been a disappointment, take time to ask, “How do you feel?” and then “How do you choose to feel?”  The choice is the big deal.  “There are internal and external consequences.  Your friend told you they were going to go to the movies with you, and then they told you a lie and went out with other groups.  All of a sudden, you’re just devastated.  That’s all external.  But what’s the internal consequence?  That I’m angry, I’m resentful, I’m sad.  And then knowing that you have a choice.  It’s how you think about it.  And really getting them to flip it or reframe it.”  

Try these tips to help improve your communications at home and join the Mead Community Group at its next regularly scheduled monthly meeting; Tuesday September 2 at 7:00p.m. at the high school commons.

Information from an article in the Omaha World-Herald Healthy Lifestyle Magazine 4/10/10 by Tracy Ormsbee (Albany Times Union)