Friday, May 19, 2017

Newsletter June 2017


Village of Mead

 MEAD MESSENGER

 Volume 12, Issue 6

 JUNE 2017

 

VILLAGE OF MEAD BOARD MEETING HELD MAY 9

   The Village of Mead Board of Trustees met May 9 at the Village Office at 6:00 p.m.  Present were Chairman Havelka; Trustees Felty, Guyle and Wimer.  Absent was Trustee Wielage.  Also present were Clerk Moline and Utility/Maintenance Superintendent Raver.

   REPORTS:  Police/Zoning Administrator/Nuisance Enforcement Officer - The monthly Police Report and nuisances were discussed.  Resolutions 17-05, 17-06, 17-07, 17-08 and 17-09 were adopted for nuisance abatements.  Utility/Maintenance Superintendent - Discussion was held on the test hole, well size and drainage concern.  Action was taken to approve construction of two 250 gpm wells, transfer Well 92-1 on back-up status for fire protection only once construction is completed and reject recommendation by the engineer for a lift station for the water project.  A request to hook up to village sewer from a resident was heard and discussion held on improvements for water pressure at N. Third Circle.  Planning Commission - The minutes of the April 24 Regular Meeting and Permit 17-11 to Adam Miller to construct a garage and Permit 17-12 to Charmaine Payne to demolish a garage were accepted.  Jim Halbmaier, Rick Miller and Jody Weible were re-appointed to three-year terms.  Library - The minutes of the April 19 Library Board Meeting were accepted.  Clerk - Moline presented an option for credit/debit card payments, ability to email water/sewer invoices to account holders, web design, pet licenses sold to date and list of meters requiring maintenance.

   NEW BUSINESS:  A recommendation from the Special Commission to ascertain that no monetary damages to vacate an alley and street was accepted.  Action was taken to adopt Ordinance No. 695, vacate alley located in Block 2, Hanson’s First Addition to the Village of Mead and N. Third Street east of Elm Street, west of vacated Vine Street, south of Block 2 and north of Block 3, Hanson’s First Addition to the Village of Mead. Interim financing and rate increase increments for the water project were tabled, cleaning personnel for the park restrooms was discussed and noted was Mead Clean-up Day on May 27 from 9 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

   The meeting adjourned at 7:06 p.m.

 

VILLAGE OF MEAD CLEAN-UP DAY

SATURDAY, May 27, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

312 South Vine (downtown in front of village office)

 

EXAMPLE OF PERMITTED ITEMS:  appliances, bicycles, furniture, batteries, tires (a fee will be charged for tire disposal)

 

EXAMPLE OF ITEMS NOT PERMITTED:  wood, grass clippings, tree limbs, construction refuse, trash

 

The event is open to MEAD RESIDENTS ONLY!  Council members will be present to check resident identification!

 

LICENSE YOUR DOG / CAT

Please provide a current rabies vaccination to the Village Clerk and she will issue your pet license.  Cost is $4.00 altered, $6.00 intact.

 

The Village Office will be CLOSED Monday, May 29 for Memorial Day.

 

 NEW OPTIONS AVAILABLE AT THE VILLAGE OF MEAD

 

   The Village of Mead is considering offering payment with credit/debit cards in the near future.  We will let you know if and when this service becomes available.

   The village is offering emailing of water and sewer invoices is you so choose.  If you are interested in this option, please stop by the office and sign up for this service.

 

SWIMMING POOLS / SPAS / HOT TUBS:  A fence is required to surround all pools, spas and hot tubs containing at least 18” of water.  If the spa / hot tub has a lock attached this will forgo the fence request but the spa / hot tub must be locked at all times when not in use.  A permit for the fence must be obtained from the Planning Commission prior to erecting the pool / spa / hot tub. 

 

Thank you Dale Rawson for serving on the Mead Library Board of Trustees.

 

BBQ Benefit at the Mead Park ~

M & M Ministry BBQ Benefit will be held Saturday, June 24th from 12-2 pm at the Mead Park.  The event is a joint effort between Alma Lutheran Church and Edensburg Lutheran Church,  Malmo.  A freewill donation with all proceeds going to support Mead Volunteer Fire/Rescue Department, Camp Carol Joy Holling and Prague Park improvement. Please come and support this annual fundraiser!

 

Bible School is scheduled for June 19th through 23rd at Alma Lutheran Church (with the time to be set). Vacation Bible School is for kids ages 3 to 6th grade (entering in the fall).  The theme is Maker Fun Factory, created by God, built for a purpose.  Online sign-up is available at www.almalutheran.com.

 

CHURCH NEWS

JAMES CATHOLIC  213 E. Eighth St.

www.sjamescatholicchurch.com / 402-624-3555

5:30p.m. - Saturday Vigil

9:00a.m. - Sunday Mass

Weekly Schedule

7:00a.m. - Daily Mass - Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

8:00a.m. - Daily Mass - Saturday, when scheduled

 

ALMA LUTHERAN  219 W. Fifth St.

www.almalutheran.com / 402-624-3015

  8:30a.m. - Sunday Worship - First Sunday of the month

10:30a.m. - Sunday Worship - All other Sundays

 

PANERA BREAD - FREE TO THE PUBLIC, Saturday following the second Friday of the month from  10 until 11 am. - JUNE 10

 

MEAD COVENANT  1540 Co Rd 10

www.covmead.org / 402-624-6125

10:00a.m. - Sunday Encounter Service

Wednesday’s

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)

 

MEAD DAYS IS APPROACHING ~

The Mead Days Committee is accepting donations for Mead Days 2017.  The dates are June 16-18.  Cash donations or bingo items can be donated and dropped off at the Bank of Mead , PO Box 155, Mead, NE  68041.

 

A special thank-you goes out to the businesses and individuals who have already donated.  Donations to date are: 

 

Alma Lutheran Church, St. James Catholic Church, Mead Covenant Church, Village of Mead, Bank of Mead, Husker Water, Insulfoam, County Store, Todd Valley Farms, Konecky Oil, AWS Well Co., Fud and Tracy’s, Inspro Insurance, Edward Jones, Matan’s Welding, Frontier Coop, WL Anderson Livestock and Grain, Buckmaster Construction, Mead Cattle Co., Feldhaus Rentals, Farmers Mutual Insurance, Subbert Well, Bergman Trucking, SECO, Crop Production Services, Water Engineering, Alten Ethanol Plant, Wahoo State Bank, Sid Dillon, S2 Rolloffs, Makovicka Sylliaasen Physical Therapy, Triple C, Charles Surveying, Kent and Linda Sweet, Terral Brabec, Ray and Vera Huckeby, James and Bonnie Edins, Jerry and Staci Charles, and Scott and Dalene Selko.

 

BUILDING GUIDELINES - Prior to beginning any construction, fencing or demolition project, an APPPLICATION FOR A PERMIT must be approved by the Mead Planning Commission.  Construction projects excluded are accessory buildings less than 150 sq. ft. that meet variance requirements and residential sidewalks and driveways.  If a project is started prior to approval, a $100.00 penalty fee is added to the project cost.  You must contact the Village Office to be placed on the agenda 24 hours prior to the meeting.  Since the board meets on Monday, this needs to be requested no later than Friday by 10:00 a.m.

 

 VILLAGE OF MEAD

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

Mead, NE  68041

Phone:  402-624-2495

Fax:  402-624-2024

www.meadnebraska.net

 

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

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

Nick Raver, Fire Chief 402-443-9688

 

VILLAGE OF MEAD UPCOMING MEETINGS

Village Board:  Tuesday, June 13, 6:00 pm

Planning Comm.:  Monday, June 26, 7:30 pm

Library Board:  Wednesday, June 21, 5:30 pm

Fire & Rescue:  Monday, June 12, 7:30 pm

 

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

 

Come and visit the Library - there are many fun events planned for this summer

 

MEAD PUBLIC LIBRARY NEWS

 

 Library Hours

Tuesday       10am-1pm and 4pm-7pm                    Friday   9am-1pm

Wednesday   4pm-7pm                                            Saturday   9am-12noon

    Thursday      9am-6pm                                            Closed   Sunday and Monday

NOTE: The Library will be closed Saturday, June 17, for Mead Days.

 

Monthly Schedule

Coffee Hour is scheduled every Tuesday at 10am this month except on Tuesday, June 6.

Effective in June, Story Time for young children will move to Tuesdays each week and will be offered every Tuesday at 4pm.

The Mead Public Library Board will meet Wednesday, June 21, at 530pm in the library.

 

Special Events

Saturday, June 3 – A movie will be shown at 10am.  Please join us for popcorn and be sure to bring your own covered drink.

Wednesday, June 14 –  Kids’ Craft Night. Come anytime between 430pm and 630pm to make a special gift for Father’s Day.

Fridays June 9, 16, 23, and 30 – UNL Extension Programs. Join us every Friday in June at 10am for a fun event!

Wednesday, June 28 – Participate in Kids’ Crafts. This session will be offered from 430pm to 630pm.

 

June Summer Reading Program

Parents of young children and community volunteers are needed for Summer Reading Program events throughout the month of June. If you can help serve Mead’s children and support the program, please contact Library staff at meadlibrary@outlook.com or 402.624.6605. 

The state-wide theme for the 2017 Summer Reading Program is “Build a Better World.” Events planned at the Library include:

June 6-9 – Summer Reading Camp from 10am-11am each day. Different guests will present daily, including Madeleine Rheinheimer, teen author of the children’s book Undefined, on Wednesday, June 7. 

Thursday, July 6 – Coding Workshop for children entering grade 4 through grade 12. From 10am-1pm youth have the opportunity to learn introductory computer science in this FREE 3 hour game environment class. Lunch is included and seats are limited, so mark your calendars now. 

 

Homebound Library Delivery Service

If you know a community member who is temporarily or permanently housebound, Mead Public Library can assist by delivering books. There is no charge for this service. To make arrangements for homebound delivery, call Mead Public Library at 402.624.6605 or email meadLibrary@outlook.com

 

Thank you

Thanks to members of the Mead Friends of the Library Foundation who organized and to community folks who participated in the Library Books and Baked Goods Garage Sale on Saturday, May 6. Proceeds from the event will help support library programming. Also, thank you to Friends who have created and care for the landscaping around the library.  A special thank you to Rita, who commutes from Fremont to help each week. This summer will mark two years Rita has donated her time to Mead Public Library, and her service is truly appreciated.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Newsletter May 2017


Village of Mead

MEAD MESSENGER

 

Volume 12, Issue 5

 MAY 2017

 

Village of Mead Board of Trustees Meet April 11

 

   A regular meeting of the Village of Mead Board of Trustees was held April 11, 2017 at 6:02 p.m.  Answering roll call were Chairman Havelka; Trustees Felty and Wimer.  Absent were Trustees Guyle and Wielage.  Also present were Clerk Moline, Utility/Maintenance Supt. Raver and Police Chief Carlson.  Guests present were Cody Wickham and Craig Reinsch.

   Trustee Wielage entered the meeting at 6:04 p.m.

   GUESTS:  Cody Wickham with D.A. Davidson presented a proposal for interim funding for the water project.  Craig Reinsch, Olsson Associates, updated the board on the water project.

   REPORTS:  Police - The Monthly Police Report was reviewed.  Utility/Maintenance Superintendent - Raver reported water project concerns, hook-up to a sewer line a N. Second Street and water pressure issues at N. Third Circle.  Planning Commission - The minutes of the 3/27 Regular Meeting and Demolition Permit 17-02 to John and Laura Benal to demolish a deck and Building Permits 17-03 to John and Laura Benal to construct a concrete porch with cover and 17-04 to Rusty Lihs to erect a privacy fence were accepted.  Expired permits were reviewed.  Library - The minutes of the 3/15 Library Board Meeting were accepted.  Clerk - Moline reported tax dollars from AltEn and status of vacant houses within the village.

   UNFINISHED BUSINESS:  Action was taken to adopt Ordinance No.’s 692, 693 and 694 to Waste Connections, Roadrunner Transportation and S2 Refuse and Recycling to provide non-exclusive fanchises to collect garbage.  A bid of $1,175.00 from Big Red Home Improvement for repairs to the west park restrooms was approved.

   NEW BUSINESS:  Action was taken to appoint Terry Miller, Nick Raver and Jerry Carlson to serve on a Special Commission to ascertain the amount of special damages to vacate an alley in Block 2, Hanson’s First Addition and a portion of N. Third Street.  Jacob Felty was hired to prepare the ballfields this summer.  Discussion items were rental agreement for the depot tabled until the June meeting; no action on a bid from SECO to replace receptacles at the park as Raver indicated he had already done so; water shut-off procedure discussed; need for custodian to clean the park restrooms; tabled decision on interim financing for the water project; Havelka will contact Gretna Sanitation regarding garbage services in the village; reviewed report from NDEQ on recent inspection of the dumpsite; no action taken on setting a fee for a simple lot split; and Marilyn Jensen will once again maintain the median.

   The meeting was adjourned at 8:26 p.m.

  

 MEAD’S ANNUAL COMMUNITY-WIDE GARAGE SALE

Saturday, May 6

8 am - 2 pm

Rain or Shine

Maps available at local businesses

 

If you wish to be placed on the Village Garage Sale map please contact the Village Office at 402-624-2495 or meadclerk1@hotmail.com NO LATER THAN FRIDAY, APRIL 28.

 

DUMP HOURS

 WEDNESDAY:  5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

SATURDAY:  8:00 am - 12:00 pm

 

The Dumpmaster will inspect all loads @ $2.00 per load.  This also includes disposal at the metal dumpster.  The dump is open to MEAD RESIDENTS ONLY.  The only items allowed are leaves, grass clippings, branches and weeds.  All items are to be unbagged.

 

Part-time Cleaning Position to clean the park restrooms this summer.  This would require approximately 2 hours per week, with additional hours during Mead Days.  If interested, please contact the Mead Village Office.

 

CHURCH NEWS

MEAD COVENANT  1540 Co Rd 10

www.covmead.org / 402-624-6125

10:00a.m. - Sunday Encounter Service

Wednesday’s

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)

 

JAMES CATHOLIC  213 E. Eighth St.

www.sjamescatholicchurch.com / 402-624-3555

5:30p.m. - Saturday Vigil

9:00a.m. - Sunday Mass

Weekly Schedule

7:00a.m. - Daily Mass - Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

8:00a.m. - Daily Mass - Saturday, when scheduled

 

ALMA LUTHERAN  219 W. Fifth St.

www.almalutheran.com / 402-624-3015

  8:30a.m. - Sunday Worship - First Sunday of the month

  9:00a.m. - Sunday School for all ages

10:30a.m. - Sunday Worship - All other Sundays

 

PANERA BREAD - FREE TO THE PUBLIC, Saturday following the second Friday of the month from  10 until 11 am. - MAY 13

 

 VILLAGE OF MEAD

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

Mead, NE  68041

Phone:  402-624-2495

Fax:  402-624-2024

meadclerk1@hotmail.com

www.meadnebraska.net

 

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Shawn Havelka, Chairman

Gary Guyle, Trustee

Jason Felty, Trustee

Richard Wielage, Trustee

Rod Wimer, Trustee

 

 VILLAGE OF MEAD UPCOMING MEETINGS



Village Board:  Tuesday, May 9, 6:00 pm

Planning Comm.:  Monday, May 22, 7:30 pm

Library Board:  Wednesday, May 17, 5:30 pm

Fire & Rescue:  Monday, May 8, 7:30 pm

 

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

 

The Mead High School Alumni Banquet will be held Saturday, May 27 at the Jr. - Sr. High School commons.  A Social Hour begins at 5:00, followed by dinner at 6:00.  Banquet tickets are $20.00 if purchased by May 19 and $25.00 thereafter and can be purchased at the Bank of Mead, Country Store or Konecky Oil.

 

Graduation exercise for Mead High School will be held on Saturday, May 13 at the school gymnasium.  Baccalaureate begins at 1:30, followed by Commencement at 2:00.  Good luck graduates on your future endeavors.  You’ve provided the community with many wonderful memories with your accomplishments.

 

VILLAGE OF MEAD CLEAN-UP DAY 

SATURDAY, May 27, 2017

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

312 South Vine (downtown in front of village office)

 

EXAMPLE OF PERMITTED ITEMS:  appliances, bicycles, furniture, batteries, tires (a fee will be charged for tire disposal)

 

EXAMPLE OF ITEMS NOT PERMITTED:  wood, grass clippings, tree limbs, construction refuse, trash

 

The event is open to MEAD RESIDENTS ONLY!  Council members will be present to check resident identification!

 

VILLAGE OF MEAD STORM WARNING PROCEDURES     

   In case of severe weather the fire siren will be sounded and go up and down a few times.  This is only to alert members of the Fire Department to be on the watch.  It is also a good idea to keep tuned to a local TV channel / radio station if we are in a watch area.

   If a funnel is actually spotted they will blow a steady blast on the siren.  This is your signal to take cover at once.  For those residents or businesses without basements, go to the Alma Lutheran Church basement at 219 W. Fifth Street.  A fireman will have the doors open if we are in a storm warning.

 

All dogs and cats within the Village of Mead are required to be licensed by MAY 1.  Please obtain your pets license at the Village Office.

 

Youth Baseball and Softball is underway for the summer season.  Please come and support the youth and coaches!

 

POINTS OF INTEREST ~

 

SWIMMING POOLS / SPAS / HOT TUBS:  A fence is required to surround all pools, spas and hot tubs containing at least 18” of water.  If the spa / hot tub has a lock attached this will forgo the fence request but the spa / hot tub must be locked at all times when not in use.  A permit for the fence must be obtained from the Planning Commission prior to erecting the pool / spa / hot tub. 

 

WATER / SEWER INVOICES:  Water and sewer invoices are sent out the last week of the month.  Invoices are to be paid by the 15th of the following month.  Payment must be received by 9:00 a.m. the following day (or Monday if the 15th falls on a Friday or Saturday) or a $10.00 late fee will be assessed.  A letter notifying you of this will be mailed and payment expected within 10 working days. If payment is not received in the office by the expected deadline your water meter will be shut off.  If it is not physically turned off and the shut-off notice is delivered you must still pay the re-connect fee as it is then considered an administration fee. Payment can be made by mailing, delivering to the Village Office, placing your payment in the drop box located by 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 for automatic payment on the 15th.  If you wish to use this service please stop by the Village Office and complete the required form.

 

MEAD PUBLIC LIBRARY NEWS

 Library Hours

Tuesday       10am-1pm and 4pm-7pm                                Friday   9am-1pm

Wednesday   4pm-7pm                                                        Saturday   9am-12noon

                Thursday      9am-6pm                                                       Closed:  Sunday and Monday

NOTE: The Library will be closed Saturday, May 27.

 

Monthly Schedule

Coffee Hour is scheduled every Tuesday at 10am and Story Time for young children is offered every Thursday at 4pm.

The Lunch Bunch Book Club will gather from 1130am-1230pm on Friday, May 19.

The Mead Public Library Board will meet Wednesday, May 17, at 530pm in the library.

 

Special Events

Saturday, May 6-Attend the Library Books and Baked Goods Garage Sale from 8am to Noon. All proceeds go to the Mead Friends of the Library Foundation and support library programming.

Wednesday, May 10-Kids’ Craft Night. Come anytime between 430pm and 630pm to make a special gift for Mother’s Day.

Saturday, May 13-Mom’s and Muffins.  Bring Mom for an early Mother’s Day breakfast of coffee, juice, and a muffin at 10am.  RSVP to the Library by 7pm on Wednesday, May 10.

Friday, May 26-The Summer Reading Kick Off Party will run from 10am-11am. Special Guests: Raptors from Fontenelle Forest will be here from 10am-11am.

 

June Summer Reading Program

Parents of young children and community volunteers are needed for Summer Reading Program events throughout the month of June. If you can help serve Mead’s children and support the program, please contact library staff at meadlibrary@outlook.com or 402.624.6605. 

The state-wide theme for the 2017 Summer Reading Program is “Build a Better World.” Events planned at the Library include:

May 26:  Kick Off Party with raptors from Fontenelle Forest from 10am-11 am.

June 6-9:  Summer Reading Camp from 10am-11am each day. Different presenter daily, including Madeleine Rheinheimer, teen author of the children’s book Undefined, on June 7. 

July 6:  Coding Workshop for children entering grade 4 through grade 9. From 10am-1pm youth will have the opportunity to learn intro computer science in this FREE 3 hour game environment class. Lunch is included and seats are limited, so mark your calendars now. 

 

Homebound Library Delivery Service

If you know a community member who is temporarily or permanently housebound, Mead Public Library can assist by delivering books. There is no charge for this service. To make arrangements for homebound delivery, call Mead Public Library at 402.624.6605 or email meadLibrary@outlook.com.

 

A huge thank you to all those who helped with this year’s Easter Egg Hunt!

 

Denise Patocka, Sara Nicola, Andrea Daniels, Stacie Charles, Moriah Wellman, Jenny Carritt, Misty Coyle, Heidi Couch, Delany Patocka, Cali Carritt, Angie Miller, Megan Bukaske, Jess Miller, Angela Carritt, Carley Parsons, Darsey Zwiener, Sarah Mongan, Pat Carlson, the King family, Mead Public School Connie Weiss’s class, Bank of Mead, Country Store, Mead Fire Department, Charles Surveying, Village of Mead, Jeannette Johnson and Karen Porter.  WE HAVE A GREAT COMMUNITY!

 

Sincerely, The Mead Easter Egg Hunt Committee 2017

Monday, March 20, 2017

Newsletter April 2017


Village of Mead

MEAD MESSENGER

 

Volume 12, Issue 4

APRIL 2017

 

DOG AND CAT VACCINATION CLINIC AND LICENSE DAY

SATURDAY, April 8

1:30 - 3: 00 pm

Mead Fire Station

     Dr. Dobesh from Green Acre Animal Clinic will be present to administer pet vaccinations.  Available will be vaccinations for rabies, distemper/parvo for dogs and rabies and distemper for cats.  Heartgaard and Frontline will also be available to purchase.  Bloods tests for heartworms can also be conducted.  Clerk Moline will be present to issue dog and cat licenses with proof of current rabies vaccination.    Cost to license your pet is $4.00 altered and $6.00 intact.  The clinic is NOT limited to Mead residents only. 

     If you can’t attend the clinic, please provide proof of current rabies vaccination at the Village Office to purchase your license.  All pets are to be licensed by May 1.

 

VILLAGE OF MEAD BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING MINUTES - MARCH 14

   A Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees was held March 14 at 6:00 p.m.  Present were Chairman Havelka; Trustees Felty, Guyle, Wielage and Wimer.  Also present were Clerk Moline, Utility/Maintenance Superintendent Raver and Library Director Laurie VanAckeren.  Guests were Candi Sanders and Craig Jones.

    A PUBLIC HEARING was called at 6:14 p.m. to review a recommendation from the Planning Commission to consider amendment to Municipal Code 11-306 and 11-404.  The hearing was adjourned at 6:17 p.m. 

   Action was taken to adopt Ordinance 688, amend Chapter 11, Zoning; Article 3, Districts; Section 11-306, Single Family Residential; and Article 4, Additional Regulations; Section 11-404, Rear Yard Depth.

   SPECIAL GUESTS:  Candi Sanders, NPAIT, addressed the board regarding cash management of interim funds for the water project.  Laurie VanAckeren presented the 2016 Library Report.  Craig Jones, First National Capital Markets, presented options for cash management and funding of interim funds for the water project.

   REPORTS:  Utility/Maintenance Superintendent - Raver reported on the test well and pumping stations.  Discussion was held on invoice payments for the water project. Police—The monthly report was presented. Planning Commission - The minutes of the February 27 Regular Meeting and Public Hearing and Building Permit 17-01, Colby Properties to construct a house/garage were accepted. Library—Unofficial minutes from the February 15 meeting were reviewed.  The resignation of Adrienne Miller from the Library Board was noted.  Marty Hagemann was appointed to the Library Board. Clerk - Moline reported scheduled attendance of Clerk Academy, requested vacation in June, receipt of the deed for E. Seventh Street and purchase of a copier.

   Park improvements were discussed with request for bid from SECO to replace 8 GFCI receptacles at the park and plan to repair fixtures in the park restrooms.  Havelka and Felty will address erection of a fence to surround the recycling bins.  The board agreed not to provide ballfield preparation to the Cedar Bluffs Legion Baseball team, flyers will be posted seeking someone to prepare the ballfields and noted receipt of a letter from NDEQ stating answers to residents’ concerns with reissue of AltEn’s permit.  Consideration to vacate N. Third Street and alley between N. Second St. and N. Third St. will be held at a future board meeting.

   Action was taken to approve payment for 1/2 of the $1,271.09 claim to Kids Corner Day Care for replacement of the furnace; approved claim of $17,250.00 to AWS Well Co. for drilling of test hole; approved first reading of Ordinances 692, 693 and 694 to Waste Connections, Roadrunner Transportation and S2 Refuse and Recycling for garbage services; and accepted the $175.00 per roll-up bid from S2 Refuse and Recycling for Mead Clean Up Day.

   The meeting was adjourned at 8:04 p.m.

 

LIBRARY BOARD CHANGES!

Thank you Adrienne Miller for serving on the Library Board.  Marty Hagemann has been appointed to the Mead Library Board.  Welcome!

 

VILLAGE OF MEAD

2017 PART-TIME SUMMER POSITIONS

 

Cleaning the Park Restrooms

Preparing the Baseball / Softball Fields

 

Stop by the Village Office for an application form.

 

DUMP HOURS CHANGE APRIL 1

 

Dump hours will revert to the April - November schedule on April 1.  The dump will be open Wednesday's from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm.  Saturday hours are 8:00 am - 12:00 pm.  Items permitted are tree branches, weeds, leaves and grass clippings ONLY!  All items are to be unbagged.

 

A dumpster is also available on-site for disposal of metal and iron products.

 

Cost to dispose of items is $2.00 per load, payable to the Dumpmaster.  All items will be checked.  Dump use is for Mead Residents ONLY!

 

Village of Mead

Storm Warming Procedures

 

     In case of severe weather, the fire siren will be sounded and go up and down a few times.  This is only to alert members of the Fire Department to be on the watch.  It is also a good idea to keep tuned to a local channel / radio station if we are in a watch area.

     If a funnel is actually spotted, they will blow a steady blast on the siren.  This is your signal to take cover at once.  For those residents or businesses without basements, go to the Alma Lutheran Church basement, 219 W Fifth Street.  A fireman will have the doors open if we are in a storm warning.

 

Congratulations to the Mead Raiders Boys Basketball Team on finishing runner-up in the Class D-2 State Basketball Tournament.

 

MEAD BALL ASSOCIATION PANCAKE FEED

Sunday, April 23, 8am - 2pm

Mead Fire Hall

 

Pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, juice and coffee

$6.00, $3.00 age 8 and under

 

The Mead Ball Association will also be hosting a used baseball/softball clothing and equipment sale.  If you have anything that your child has outgrown and would like to donate it to the Mead Ball Association, please bring it to the pancake feed.  The Mead Ball Association will then sell these items for a small fee with proceeds going to the Mead Ball Association.

           

MEAD’S ANNUAL COMMUNITY-WIDE GARAGE SALE

Saturday, May 6

8:00 am - 2:00 pm

 

Maps will be available at local businesses.

 

If you wish to be placed on the Village Garage Sale Map please contact the Village Office at 402-624-2495 or meadclerk1@hotmail. com NO LATER THAN FRIDAY, APRIL 28.

 

Community Action Partnership

Emergency Services Available in Lancaster and Saunders County

 

Community Action’s Emergency Services Program provides emergency financial assistance with past-due rent and utility bills, as well as security deposit assistance.

 

Call Community Action today for assistance:  531-289-8364

 

Additional Programming:  Head Start, Financial Education, Matched Savings, Weatherization, Tax Preparation and Filing Services, Health Insurance Enrollment, Tenant Support Services

 

 MEAD CLEAN-UP DAY

SATURDAY, MAY 27, 2017

312 S. VINE STREET

 

Example of Permitted Items:  tires (disposal fee required), appliances, bicycles, batteries, beds, dressers, grills.  Exampled of Items not Permitted:  wood, grass clippings, construction refuse, tree limbs, garbage.

 

This event is for MEAD RESIDENTS ONLY!

 

CHURCH NEWS

 

ALMA LUTHERAN  219 W. Fifth St.

www.almalutheran.com / 402-624-3015

  8:30a.m. - Sunday Worship - First Sunday of the month

  9:00a.m. - Sunday School for all ages

10:30a.m. - Sunday Worship - All other Sundays

 

PANERA BREAD - FREE TO THE PUBLIC, Saturday following the second Friday of the month from  10 until 11 am. - APRIL 15

 

EASTER WEEK SCHEDULE

April   6   7:00 pm - Maundy Thursday

April 16   9:00 - 10:15 am - Breakfast served by Youth

              10:00 am - East Egg Hunt

              10:30 am - Easter Worship

 

MEAD COVENANT  1540 Co Rd 10

www.covmead.org / 402-624-6125

10:00a.m. - Sunday Encounter Service

Wednesday’s

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)

 

JAMES CATHOLIC  213 E. Eighth St.

www.sjamescatholicchurch.com / 402-624-3555

5:30p.m. - Saturday Vigil

9:00a.m. - Sunday Mass

Weekly Schedule

7:00a.m. - Daily Mass - Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

8:00a.m. - Daily Mass - Saturday, when scheduled

 

JOIN US ON AN AMAZING JOURNEY!

 

At Road to Resurrection you’ll step back in time and follow Jesus’ footsteps through the week leading up to his death and resurrection.   Along the path you’ll encounter people who’ve met Jesus and become part of an incredible experience.

 

Wednesday, April 12th, 6:30 PM

Mead Covenant Church

1540 Co Rd 10, Mead, NE

402-624-6125

 

Road to Resurrection begins at 15-minute intervals during our event.  Please call the church to choose a time that is available for your family or group so you can join in this adventure!

 

VILLAGE OF MEAD UPCOMING MEETINGS

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

Planning Comm.:  Monday, April 24, 7:30 pm

Library Board:  Wednesday, April 19, 5:30 pm

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

 

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

 

MEAD PUBLIC LIBRARY NEWS

 

 Library Hours:  Tuesday 10am-1pm and 4pm-7pm, Wednesday 4pm-7pm, Thursday 9am-6pm, Friday 9am-1pm NOTE: The Library will be closed Saturday, April 15.

 

Monthly Schedule

Coffee Hour is scheduled every Tuesday at 10am & Story Time for young children is offered every Thursday at 4pm.

The Lunch Bunch Book Club will gather from 1130am-1230pm on Friday, April 21.

The Mead Public Library Board will meet Wednesday, April 19, at 530pm in the library.

 

Special Events

Saturday, April 1- A Saturday Morning Movie (rated PG) will be shown at 10am. Popcorn will be provided, and attendees should bring their own covered drinks.

Tuesday, April 4-The Mead Friends of the Library Foundation will meet from 6-7 pm.

Saturday, April 8-Bingo for Books will begin at 10:30am. All ages are welcome. Each winner receives a gently used book. 

Tuesday, April 11-A Family Board Game Night will be hosted from 5:30p-7pm.  All ages welcome!

Thursday, April 20- Mead Public Library Teen Advisory Board (TAB) will meet at 445 pm.

 

June Summer Reading Program

Parents of young children and community volunteers are needed for Summer Reading Program events throughout the month of June. If you can help serve Mead’s children and support the program, please contact library staff at meadlibrary@outlook.com or 402.624.6605. 

The state-wide theme for the 2017 Summer Reading Program is “Build a Better World.” Events planned at the Library include:

May 26:    The Kick Off Party begins at 10am!  Special Guests: Raptors from Fontenelle Forest!

June 6-9:  Summer Reading Camp 10am-11am each day!  Different presenter daily, including Madeleine Rheinheimer, teen author of the children’s book UNDEFINED, on June 7. 

July 6:      Coding Workshop for children entering grade 4th through 9th, 10am-1pm.  Mark your calendar now as space will be limited.

Aug. 11:    End of Summer Reading Party 4pm-6pm  Party with the Parrots from NE Parrot Rescue!

 

Homebound Library Delivery Service

If you know a community member who is temporarily or permanently housebound, Mead Public Library can assist by delivering books. There is no charge for this service. To make arrangements for homebound delivery, call Mead Public Library at 402.624.6605 or email meadLibrary@outlook.com.

 

GARY ELSE BENEFIT

To Help Defray Medical Expenses

 

Sunday, April 2, 2017

5:00 P.M.

Mead Fire Hall

 

FREE WILL DONATION

 

Food, Auction and Raffle - There will be many Silent Auction Items!

 

A few months ago Gary wasn’t feeling well and went to the doctor to find out that he had a brain tumor.  Gary has had two brain surgeries to remove the tumor.  At this time Gary is doing well but has a long road to recovery.  Please come and help us support Gary!