Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Newsletter Dec 2017


Village of Mead

MEAD MESSENGER   

Volume 12, Issue 12

 

 

Santa Claus will visit the students at Mead Elementary School on December 15 at 10:00 a.m.  Following his visit to the school, he will be transported by members of the Mead Fire/Rescue Department to the Village Office at approximately 11:00 a.m.  He will be at the Village Office until 11:30 a.m.

 

VILLAGE MEETING MINUTES - The Village of Mead Board of Trustees met on November 14 at 6:00 p.m. at the Village Office.  Present were Chairman Havelka; Trustees Felty, Guyle, Wielage and Wimer.  Also present were Clerk Moline, Utility/Maintenance Supt. Raver and Police Chief Carlson.  Guest was Ed Schroeder.

   The minutes of the October 10 Regular Meeting and October 26 Special Meeting/Hearing were accepted.  The  Treasurer’s Report, claims and Certificate Payment #1 to Grosch Irrigation for $45,465.43 for well drilling were approved.

   SCHEDULED GUEST:  Accountant Ed Schroeder presented the 10/1/16 - 9/30/17 Audit Report.  The report was approved. 

   REPORTS:  Police/Zoning Administrator/Enforcement Officer - Carlson presented the monthly police report, an update on current nuisance abatements and reported several properties with nuisances.  Utility/Maintenance Superintendent - Discussion was held on delinquent water/sewer bills, shut-off process and a well concern.  Action was taken to approve abandonment of a test well and Well #69-1.  Planning Commission - The minutes of the October 23 meeting/hearing were accepted.  Action on amendments to the Zoning Regulations was tabled.  Action was taken to waive the penalty fees to Lee Feldhaus for removing and placing two trailers at C&L Villa.  Clerk - Moline reported the Appreciation Dinner for board members and employees and their spouses/guests will be January 7 at G&L Café.

   NEW BUSINESS:  A report from DEQ on the October 1 inspection of the dumpsite was reviewed.  Resolution 17-15, Nuisance abatement on property described as 204 W. Eighth St., Lot 7, Mead, was adopted.  The meeting adjourned at 7:37 p.m.

 

MEAD PUBLIC LIBRARY NEWS   

 Library Hours

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

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

    Thursday      9am-6pm                                          Closed:  Sunday and Monday

NOTE: The Library will be closed Saturday, December 23.

 Monthly Schedule

Coffee Hour is scheduled every Tuesday at 10am.

Story Time for young children is offered every Tuesday at 4pm.  We read a book or two, make a craft and receive a take home snack.  Join us!

The Mead Public Library Board of Trustees will meet Wednesday, December 20, at 530pm in the Library.  Please consider joining our Board.  See Library staff or a current Board member for information.

Lunch Bunch Book Club will meet Friday, December 15, at 10am for a Holiday Potluck and Christmas Movie.

Special Events

Thursday, December 7 – Join us for a Children’s Holiday Picture Craft Event.  Children can drop by between 3pm and 530pm to pose for a photo and make a holiday frame for it. This photo would make a nice gift for someone special.

Tuesday, December 19 – Youth of all ages are invited to our Welcome Winter Party starting at 4pm.  We will read stories, decorate cookies, do crafts, play games, and win prizes.

Friday, December 22 – Come participate in the Cupcake Wars. The annual competition for ages 10 and older will begin at 10am.  Stop by the Library before 7pm Tuesday, December 19, for official rules and registration form. Pre-registration is required.

The Annual Holiday Sale Fundraiser runs until close on Friday, December 22.  Winter holiday items can be purchased for a free will offering. Come finish decoration shopping and support your Mead Public Library.

SAVE THE DATE-SAVE THE DATE-SAVE THE DATE-SAVE THE DATE-SAVE THE DATE

January 20, 2018 – Mead Library Friends of the Foundation will host the Annual Spaghetti Feed at Mead High School. Come support the Library during the Mead vs. Malcolm basketball games. Dinner includes spaghetti with meat sauce, salad, breadstick, choice of homemade dessert, and beverage. Preschoolers eat free, K-6th graders will be charged $4.00, and 7th grade through adult will be charged $6.00. Free will donations to the Library will also be accepted.

Thank You

Thank you to the Selko Family and the Bank of Mead for providing snacks for the Kids’ Coding Camp on Thursday, October 26.

 

SNOW REMOVAL GUIDELINES

 

Any vehicle parked in violation of any traffic regulations or parked so as to obstruct the free movement of traffic or to cause a traffic hazard, or parked on any street or alley obstructing the removal of snow may be immediately removed upon order of the Police Department.  5-304

 

Following a snowfall of two (2”) or more, it shall be unlawful to park or stand any vehicle on any street within the Village of Mead until the street has been cleared.  5-311

 

All sidewalks within the municipality shall be cleaned within twenty-four (24) hours after the cessation of the snow.  8-201

 CHURCH SCHEDULES

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

  9:15a.m. - Sunday School for all ages

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

 

PANERA BREAD AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC -

DECEMBER  9 (the Saturday following the second Friday of the month)

 

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)

 

Trustees Hold Special Meeting and Public Hearing

     The Village of Mead Board of Trustees held a Special Meeting and Public Hearing on October 26 at 6:00 p.m. at the Village Office.   Answering roll call were Guyle, Wielage and Wimer.  Absent were Havelka and Felty.  Also present was Clerk Moline.  Guests were Layla Giorgakopoulos, Alice Adams and Robert Hannan. 

    Wimer was elected Chairman Pro-tempore.

    A public hearing was called at 6:03 p.m. to discuss an application from G&L Café for a Liquor License.  Resolution 17-14, Recommendation to the NE Liquor Control Commission to approve a Class C Liquor License to G&L Café was adopted.   The hearing adjourned at 6:06 p.m.

     A nuisance abatement issue was tabled until November 14.  Adams and Hannan brought concerns to the board.       

     The meeting adjourned at 6:33 p.m.

 

VILLAGE OF MEAD MEETINGS

Village Board:  Tuesday, December 12, 6:00 pm

Planning Comm.:  NO MEETING

Library Board:  Wednesday, December 20, 5:30 pm

Fire & Rescue:  Monday, December 11, 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.

 

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

 

The Village Office will be closed December 25 and 26, part of December 28 and 29 and January 1 and 2. 

 

CONGRATULATIONS to the Mead Lady Raiders Volleyball Team for qualifying for the Class D2 State Volleyball Tournament.  We are very proud of you!

 

Come and support the Mead Raiders Basketball teams as they kick off their seasons.  The Junior High boys first game was at Cedar Bluffs on November 14.  The Junior Varsity girls, Varsity girls and Varsity boys teams play Johnson County Central at home beginning at 4:30 on December 1.  The Junior Varsity boys play their first game on December 8 at 4:30 p.m. at Palmyra.  The Junior High girls play Cedar Bluffs at home on January 15 at 4:00 p.m.

 

Thank you to members of the Mead Fire Department and Rescue Squad for hosting Santa Claus during his visit to the children in Mead.

 

The Bank of Mead is sponsoring the Annual Christmas Coloring Contest for kids through grade six.  The pictures that need to be colored and submitted to the Bank of Mead by 10:00 a.m., FRIDAY, DECEMBER 22nd for judging.  The Christmas Present sheet will be colored by Pre-K through grade 2 and the Fireplace sheet by grades 3-6.  There are four age groups:  Pre-K through grade K, grades 1-2, grades 3-4 and grades 5-6.  Prizes will be awarded.

     You can pick up the color sheet at the Bank of Mead or the Village of Mead office.  Please include your name, phone number and age on the BACK of the coloring sheet.

     The bank will be providing cookies and treats from December 20 - 22 at the Main Bank.  YUM!

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Newsletter November 2017


Village of Mead

MEAD MESSENGER

 

Volume 12, Issue 11                                                                                                                                      NOVEMBER 2017

 

NEW WATER RATES EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 27th

5/8" - 3/4" meter                           $35.00 per month resident

5/8” - 3/4" meter                           $45.00 per month non-resident

1” meter single family dwelling      $35.00 per month resident

1” meter single family dwelling      $45.00 per month non-resident                          

1” Multiple family dwelling           $45.00 per month resident

1” Multiple family dwelling           $60.00 per month non-resident

1 1/2" or larger meter                    $65.00 per month resident

1 1/2" or larger meter                    $90.00 per month non-resident

Bulk Sales                                    $45.00 per month + $20.00 per thousand gal.

 

            For the use of water, all water consumers shall pay a metered rate as follows:                                                   

            ALL CUSTOMERS ... $1.75 per thousand gallons

 

MORNING IS GOD’S WAY OF SAYING ONE MORE TIME, GO MAKE A DIFERENCE, TOUCH A HEART, ENCOURAGE A MIND, INSPIRE A SOUL AND ENJOY THE DAY.

 

BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING HELD OCTOBER 10

A regular meeting of the Board of Trustees was held October 10 at 6:00 p.m. at the Village Office.  Answering roll call was Chairman Havelka; Trustees Felty, Guyle, Wielage and Wimer.  Also present were Clerk Moline, Utility/Maintenance Superintendent Raver and Police Chief Carlson.  Guest was Julie Ogden.

 

SCHEDULED GUEST:  Street Superintendent Julie Ogden updated the board on upcoming NRD changes and the 1&5 Year Street Plan.

 

REPORTS:  Police, Zoning, Nuisance Officer - Carlson presented the monthly police report, reported on nuisance properties and reviewed complaints.  Planning Commission - The minutes of the September 23 Regular Meeting were accepted.  Library - The minutes of the September 20 Library Board Meeting were accepted.  Clerk - Moline reported Ed Schroeder will complete the audit for the 10/1/16 - 9/30/17 fiscal year on October 16, receipt of EMC check for repairs to the fence at the park and water payment issues.

 

NEW BUSINESS:  Clerk presented interest rate proposals from three financial institutions for a loan to purchase a skidloader.  Action was taken to approve Resolution 17-11, Loan with the Bank of Mead to purchase a Caterpillar 262D Skidloader; Resolution 17-12, Reimburse capital expenditures from proceeds of tax – exempt or tax - advantaged debt obligations for the water project; Resolution 17-13, Nuisance Abatement at 620 S. Elm St. and approved a 4 year - 1,000 hours extended warranty for $1,325.00 on the Caterpillar 262D Skidloader.  A special meeting will be held on October 26 to review the status of the nuisance abatement at 522 S. Vine St. and a public hearing to address an application for a liquor license from G&L Café.  The Appreciation Dinner was discussed.

 

The meeting adjourned at 7:04 p.m.

 

The Village Office now has the capability to accept the following credit/debit cards:  VISA, MASTERCARD, DISCOVER AND AMERICAN EXPRESS.  You may make payment at the office, calling the office or on-line.  Rates to make your payment is 2.49% for credit cards, $1.75 for ACH.

 

HAVE YOUR WATER / SEWER INVOICE EMAILED

If you wish to have your water / sewer invoice emailed to you rather than sent through the Post Office, please come to the Village Office to sign up for this service.

 

WANTED: The Village of Mead Library has an opening for a member on the Library Board.  Please contact the library if you are interested in filling this position.  You must reside within village limits.

 

Thank you to members of the Mead Fire and Rescue Department for hosting the Annual Halloween Party.  Also a huge thank you to members of the Mead Community Group, Mead Public Schools PTO and the many participants for their part in hosting Trunk or Treat on Halloween. 

 

DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME CHANGES NOVEMBER 5.  Turn your clock back one hour before going to bed.  It’s also time to change batteries in your smoke detectors.

 

The Project has Begun!

 Drilling began by Grosch Irrigation from North Bend on October 16.  This is the first step in the water project which will include two wells, water treatment plant and 150,000 gallon water tower.

 

CHURCH SCHEDULES

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

  9:15a.m. - Sunday School for all ages

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

 

PANERA BREAD AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC - NOVEMBER  11 (the Saturday following the second Friday of the month)

 

 LOVING OUR KIDS ON PURPOSE

8 Week Parenting Class

Sundays @ 5:00pm

September 24 - November 19

Covenant Church, 1540 Co Rd 10, Mead

For more information call: 402-624-6125

 

Happy Thanksgiving - The Village Office will be closed Thursday, November 23 and Friday, November 24 for Thanksgiving.

 

DUMP HOURS EFFECTIVE

November 1 - March 31

 

The dump will be open the FIRST SATURDAY OF THE MONTH ONLY from 8 am - 12 pm.  During the winter months please be aware that the dump may be closed due to inclement weather.  Tree branches, weeds, leaves and grass clippings are the only items permitted.  A dumpster for metal / iron products is available at the dumpsite.  The dump is open to Mead residents only!  The cost is $2.00 per load, including metal /iron products.

 

WATER AND SEWER PAYMENT GUIDELINES

When paying your water/sewer bill, you have several options available:  Drop your payment off at the village office, place your payment in the drop box by the front door of the Village Office, mail your payment to Box 46, Mead, NE 68041-0046, deliver to the Bank of Mead, or pay with a debit/credit card.  If you bank with the Bank of Mead you may sign up for automatic payment on the 15th of every month.  You must complete the required paperwork at the village office.  Payments are due on the 15th of every month.  Your payment must be in the office BY 9:00 A.M. THE FOLLOWING DAY to avoid a $10.00 late fee.

 

VILLAGE OF MEAD MEETINGS

Village Board:  Tuesday, November 14, 6:00 pm

Planning Comm.:  Monday, November 27, 7:30 pm

Library Board:  Wednesday, November 15, 5:30 pm

Fire & Rescue:  Monday, November 13, 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.

 

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

 

MEAD PUBLIC LIBRARY NEWS

 Library Hours

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

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

                Thursday        9am-6pm                                            Closed:     Sunday and Monday

NOTE: The Library will be closed Thursday, November 23, through Monday, November 27.  Happy Thanksgiving!

 Monthly Schedule

Coffee Hour is scheduled every Tuesday at 10am.

Story Time for young children is offered every Tuesday at 4pm.

The Mead Public Library Board of Trustees will meet Wednesday, November 15, at 530pm in the Library.  Please consider joining our Board.  See a librarian or a current Board member for information.

Lunch Bunch Book Club will meet Friday, November 17, from 1130am-1230pm.

Special Events

November is Read Aloud Month!  Join us to welcome a Special Guest Reader for Story Time every Tuesday in November at 4pm.  We’ll read a story or two, make a fun craft, and there will be a snack to take home.

Wednesday, November 1, and Wednesday, November 8, from 6pm-8 pm – Come for TWO fun-filled evenings as we learn how to make Fabric Bowls with Jolene Buck.  Please stop by the Library to get the list of materials before Wednesday, November 1.

Saturday, November 4 – We will host a Lego Party from 9:30am-11:30am.

Saturday, November 11 – Join us to make a Thanksgiving Craft. All ages welcome from 10am-11 am.

The Annual Holiday Sale Fundraiser starts on Tuesday, November 28.  Many items will be priced at $1.00. Come do some holiday decoration shopping and support your Mead Public Library.

 

Now Accepting Holiday Decoration Donations

Our Annual Holiday Sale will begin next month and we are seeking donations of holiday decorations. If you have extra Christmas or other winter holiday decorations, please consider donating them to the Library for this fundraiser.  We appreciate your support!