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Newsletter September 2018

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Volume 13, Issue 9




The Village of Mead Board of Trustees held a special meeting on July 30 at 6:00 p.m. at the village office.  Present were Chairman Havelka; Trustees Felty, Guyle, Wielage and Wimer.  Also present were Clerk Moline and Utility/Maintenance Superintendent Raver.  Guests were Chuck Policky and Bob Hannan.

SCHEDULED GUEST:  Chuck Policky asked for an adjustment of his water/sewer bill due to high usage.  Moline indicated the meter had been read with the touch read process, therefore the usage as indicated should be correct.  The board voted to adjust his water /sewer bill to 1 usage for the 7/24 reading.

Discussion was held on the pilot testing for the water project, future meeting of the Common Facility Board with representatives from Mead Public Schools, and bidding process for property/liability insurance for the village.  Prague Insurance Co. was approved to seek bids from Continental Western Insurance Group for the bidding process.

The meeting adjourned at 6:44 p.m.



A regular meeting of the Village of Mead Board of Trustees was held August 14 at 6:00 p.m. at the Village Office.  Answering roll call were Chairman Havelka; Trustees Guyle, Wielage & Wimer.  Absent was Trustee Felty.  Also present were Clerk Moline, Utility/Maintenance Superintendent  Raver, Library Director VanAckeren and Library Assistant Director Moseman.  Guests were Ed Schroeder, Paulette Mayfield, Viki Miller, Brad Sloup, Scott and Karen Little, Mandy Craig, Craig Reinsch, Mike Chvatal and Kent and Linda Sweet.

A Public Hearing was called at 6:05 to address a request from Scott and Veronica Subbert to amend the zoning at 1012 Co Rd M from Agricultural to Commercial.   The hearing adjourned at 6:10 p.m.

Action was taken to approve the rezoning of real estate located at 1012 Co Rd M from Agricultural to Commercial.

GUESTS:  Accountant Ed Schroeder reviewed the 10/1/18 – 9/30/19 budget. Craig Reinsch, Olsson Associates, presented an update on the water project.  Action was taken to accept the bid of $710,000 from Maquire Iron to contract for the water tower and fencing, offer a contract to Tonka/US Water to complete a second pilot test, and approve Amendment #4 for construction and staking services for the water tower and building. Mandy Craig representing Prague Insurance Co. presented a bid for village insurance. Mike Chvatal, Inspro Insurance, presented a bid for village insurance. Kent Sweet presented water concerns at his residence. Karen and Scott Little expressed concern over colored water at their residence.

REPORTS: Police – The monthly police report was read and discussed. Utility/Maintenance Superintendent– Raver reported repair of the pump at the sewer plant, street repairs and water maintenance. Planning Commission – The minutes of the 7/23 regular meeting and public hearing were accepted.  Building Permit 18-19, Security Rentals, 1048 Sunburst Lane to erect a fence was approved. Library – The minutes of the 7/16 regular and 7/24 special meetings were accepted. Clerk – Moline reported water meters in need of repair and direct deposit option available through Thoroughbred Systems.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:   Second reading of Ordinances 715, Water Rates and 716, Water and Sewer Requirements was approved.

NEW BUSINESS:  Action was taken to adopt Ordinance 718, Create Street District 18-01; adopt Resolution 18-06, Set date for hearing on objections to street project; accepted first reading of Ordinance 719, Library Board members;  approve bid of $2,840 from Fud and Tracy’s for replacement of air conditioning unit at the village office; and approve a SDLL to Cornhusker Beverage Mart to serve alcohol at a wedding reception at the Mead Community Building on August 10.  Discussion was held on rate of pay for village board members and AltEn.  The meeting adjourned at 8:58 p.m.


Village Office Closed

Labor Day, September 3


NEW Library Hours – This revised schedule is effective August 1, 2018

Tuesday       10am-8pm (closed 3pm-4pm)                   Friday       9am-1pm

            Wednesday  5pm-8pm                                                          Saturday   9am-12noon

Thursday       1pm-8pm (closed 3pm-4pm)                     Closed: Sunday and Monday

NOTE: The Library will be closed Saturday, September 1, for Labor Day Weekend, and Thursday, September 6, and Friday, September 7, so staff can attend the Joint Annual Youth Services Retreat.

Monthly Schedule

Coffee Hour is scheduled every Tuesday at 10am.  Join us for coffee and conversation.

Story Time for young children is offered every Tuesday at 4pm. We will read a book or two, make a craft, and pick up a take home snack.

The Mead Public Library Board of Trustees will meet Monday, September 17, at 530pm in the Library.  The public is invited to attend and participate in the session.

The Lunch Bunch Book Club will gather Friday, September 27, from 11am-12 noon. Everyone is invited to join us for a fun filled hour as we discuss the latest book we’ve read. Bring your lunch and dessert and coffee are provided.


Special Events

Friday, September 14 – No School! All ages are welcome to come and play Bingo at 11am & win new or gently used books. RSVP to the library by 6 pm Wednesday, September 12, if you’d like to stay for a free lunch at 12noon.

New Materials are here! – The Outsider by Stephen King, Adulting by Kelly Williams-Brown, The Sun Does Shine by Anthony Ray Hinton, The President’s Missing by James Patterson and Bill Clinton, Lincoln’s Last Trial by Dan Abrams, Spy Master by Brad Thor, Clock Dance by Anne Tyler, The Good Fight by Danielle Steel plus MANY new juvenile and children books!


Did you know you can borrow thousands of e-books with the OVERDRIVE app for free? All you need is a library card!  Download the OVERDRIVE app and start exploring!  Stop in the library if you need help.  We’ll get you started.


Be sure to “like” our Face Book page for updates and details of programs and events.


If you are planning a building or demolition project, you must have the project approved by the Mead Planning Commission prior to beginning the project. There is a penalty fee assessed if the project is started prior to the approval of the permit application.  If your project is located within the Commercial or Industrial zoning districts, approval must also be attained from the Village of Mead Board of Trustees.    The only projects excluded are concrete projects, temporary pet kennels, and accessory buildings less than 150 square feet, although they must meet setbacks.  Please contact the village office for zoning district requirements for setbacks.


The Planning Commission meets the fourth Monday of the month, excluding December. If Memorial Day falls on the fourth Monday in May the meeting is held the third Monday.  Application forms may be obtained at the Village Office or online at  An example form is available to view on the village website and all forms must be completed in full for consideration.  You must also contact the village office to be placed on the agenda.  Remember there are state statutes regarding the timeline for posting of an agenda.



Village Board:  Tuesday, September 11, 6:00 pm

Planning Commission: Monday, September 24, 7:30 pm

Library Board: Monday, September 17, 5:30 pm

Fire & Rescue: Monday, September 10, 7:30 pm


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



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

Mead, NE 68041

Phone: 402-624-2495

Fax: 402-624-2024



Shawn Havelka, Chairman

Gary Guyle, Trustee

Jason Felty, Trustee

Richard Wielage, Trustee

Rod Wimer, Trustee


June Moline, Clerk/Treasurer 402-624-2495

Nick Raver, Utility/Maint. Supt.402-443-9688

Jerry Carlson, Police Chief 402-443-6846

Laurie VanAckeren, Library Director 402-624-6605

Lori Moseman, Ass’t Library Director

Joel Konecky, Fire Chief 402-443-9659


The Village of Mead Board of Trustees will have a trustee position to fill in December 2018. If you are interested in government and are a registered voter in Saunders County please contact the Saunders County Clerk’s office to place your name as a write-in candidate by October 26 on the election ballot for the November 6 General Election.


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

5:30p.m. – Saturday Vigil

9:00a.m. – Sunday Mass

Weekly Schedule

7:00a.m. – Daily Mass


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

9:15a.m. – Sunday School for all ages (second, third and fourth  Sunday’s of the month)

10:30a.m. – Sunday Worship


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

10:00a.m. – Sunday Encounter Service


6:00p.m. – We’d like to treat you to a FREE meal!

7:00p.m. – Adult Groups, Jr & Sr High Youth Group

7:15p.m. – Kids in Action (elementary age children)



FREE TO THE PUBLIC at Alma Lutheran Church, 219 W. 5th

September 15, 10-11 a.m. (the Saturday following the second Friday of the month).

There is always plenty to share – bread, rolls, coffee cake, and bagels, and sometimes there are cookies!