Friday, February 17, 2017

Newsletter March 2017


Village of Mead

MEAD MESSENGER

Volume 12, Issue 3

 

VILLAGE OF MEAD BOARD MINUTES - FEBRUARY 14

 

     A regular meeting of the Village of Mead Board of Trustees was held Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.  Answering roll call were Chairman Havelka; Trustees Guyle and Wielage.  Absent were Trustees Felty and Wimer.   Also present were Clerk Moline, Utility/Maintenance Superintendent Raver and Police Chief Carlson .  Guest was Craig Reinsch.

     PUBLIC HEARING:  A Public Hearing was called at 6:04 p.m. to act on the One and Six Year Street Improvement Plan.  Discussion was held, followed by a call for public input.  The board reconvened to regular session at 6:15 p.m.

     SCHEDULED GUEST:  Engineer Craig Reinsch discussed the status of the Water Project.

     REPORTS:  Police - Carlson presented the Police Report.  Discussed were unlicensed cats, nuisance concern and parking concern along Elm Street.  Utility/Maintenance Superintendent - Raver reported tree removal, future replacement of water mains, future installation of sewer lines and management of recycling bins.  Planning Commission - The minutes of the January 23 Regular Meeting were accepted.  Library - The minutes of the January 18 Library Board Meeting were accepted.  Clerk - Moline report 7th and 8th Street concerns, speed limit in school zone, upcoming demolition of the house at 420 S. Cedar Street and park restroom custodian advertisement.

     The following action was approved:  Resolution 17-01, One and Six Year Street Improvement Plan; Legal Services Agreement with Maureen Freeman-Caddy for the water project; permit to the Mead Days Committee to close First Street from Elm Street to Vine Street during Mead Days; Resolution 17-03, Interlocal Cooperation Agreement for a Mutual Finance Organization; and 2017 Baling Agreement with Terry Miller.

     Items of discussions were Alternative Investment Tool with NPAIT to be presented at the March 14 meeting; approved Cedar Bluffs Legion Baseball use of baseball field for part of the summer with them being responsible for field preparation; park improvements; and Mead Clean-up Day.  A thank-you for the Appreciation Dinner was acknowledged.

     The meeting adjourned at 7:30 p.m.

    

SPRING AHEAD MARCH 12!

 

UPCOMING DATES TO REMEMBER

May 6 - Garage Sale Day

May - Mead Clean Up Day

June 16, 17, 18 - Mead Days

 

DOG and CAT VACCINATION CLINIC and LICENSE DAY

 Saturday, April 8, 2017

1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Mead Fire Station
 Dr. Dobesh will be present to administer vaccinations for rabies, distemper and parvo for dogs and rabies and distemper for cats.  Heartgaard and Frontline will be available to purchase, along with blood tests for heartworm.  Licenses may be purchased from the Clerk.
 All dogs and cats are to be licensed by MAY 1.

Cross Connections Questions and Answers
What are typical applications for an Air Gap?
Because today’s complex plumbing systems normally require continuous pressure, air gap applications are actually in the minority.  It should be remembered, however, that whenever a piping terminates a suitable distance above a contaminant, this itself is actually an air gap.  Air Gaps are frequently used on industrial processing application, but care should be taken that subsequent alterations are not made to the piping which would result in a direct connection.
What are typical applications for Atmospheric Vacuum Breakers?
Atmospheric Vacuum Breakers can be used on most inlet type water connections which are not subject to back-pressure such as low inlet feeds to receptacles containing toxic and non-toxic substances, valve outlet or fixture with hose attachments, lawn-sprinkler systems and commercial dishwashers.

What are typical applications for Hose Bibb Vacuum Breakers?
Hose Bibb Vacuum Breakers are popularly used on sill cocks, service sinks and any threaded pipe to which a hose may potentially be attached.

VILLAGE OF MEAD PART-TIME SUMMER CLEANING
The Village of Mead is currently seeking someone to clean the restrooms at the park from April 1 through September 1.  You can pick up an application from the Village Office, or if requested that an application be forwarded to you call 402-624-2495 or email meadclerk1@hotmail.com. This position is open until filled.
 The Village of Mead is an equal opportunity employer, who does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, origin, or creed.
Pancake Feed and Craft Fair
Sunday, March 12
7am - 1pm
Mead Fire Hall
Sponsored by KC's
In Support of Cancer Research

VILLAGE OF MEAD UPCOMING MEETINGS
Village Board:  Tuesday, March 14, 6:00 pm
Planning Comm.:  Monday, March 27, 7:30 pm
Library Board:  Wednesday, March 15, 5:30 pm
Fire & Rescue:  Monday, March 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
 
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/Maintenance 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

CHURCH NEWS
ST. 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. - MARCH 11

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 PUBLIC LIBRARY NEWS
Winter Library Hours
Tuesday: 10am-1pm and 4pm-7pm, Wednesday:  4pm-7pm; Thursday:9am-6pm; Friday:  9am-1pm; Saturday:  9am-12pm
 
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, March 17, for a St. Patrick’s Day Party.

The Mead Public Library Board will meet Wednesday, March 15, at 530pm in the library.

Special Events
Thursday, March 2:  A Dr. Seuss Story Time Party will be held at 4pm.

Saturday, March 4:  A Saturday morning family movie (a cartoon movie about a surfing penguin and his friends) will be shown at 10am. Popcorn will be provided, and attendees should bring their own covered drinks.  This is a great movie for Adults and for Kids!

Thursday, March 16:  St. Patrick’s Day will be celebrated with a Story Time Party at 4pm. The party will be hosted by the Mead Public Library Teen Advisory Board (TAB).

Saturday, March 18:  Join us for Books for Bingo!  1030a – 1130a   Each winner will receive a gently used book.  All ages welcome!

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. 

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
A special thank you to Maybelle Tweedy for her hard work on the Library Spaghetti Feed in January. She made this annual library fundraiser a success.






Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Newsletter Feb 2017


Village of Mead

 MEAD MESSENGER

 

Volume 12, Issue 2

FEBRUARY 2016

 

 

 VILLAGE BOARD OF TRUSTEES MINUTES

A Regular Meeting of the Village of Mead Board of Trustees was held January 10, 2017 at the Village Office.  Present were Chairman Havelka and Trustees Felty, Wielage and Wimer. Absent was Trustee Guyle. Also present were Clerk Moline and Utility/Maintenance Superintendent Raver.  Guests were Julie Ogden, Craig Reinsch, Jody Weible, Rick Miller and Melissa Konecky.

 

GUESTS:  Street Superintendent Julie Ogden presented an overview of the One and Six Year Street Improvement Plan.  Engineer Craig Reinsch presented a cost analysis for the water project.  Discussion was held on the well capacity and water treatment plant.  The future timeline for the project was presented.

 

Action was taken to adopt Resolution 17-02, Loan Agreement with the USDA and Grant Agreement with the USDA.  Future implementation of a rate structure for water usage was discussed.

 

REPORTS:  Utility/Maintenance - Superintendent Raver reported burning of a garage at 410 S. Oak St. and discussed a sewer line connection between N. First and N. Second St. along N. Vine Street. Police/Zoning Administrator/Nuisance Enforcement Officer - The Monthly Police Report was reviewed.  Planning Commission - The 2016 Building Permit Report was presented.  Clerk - Moline reported receipt of a $30.00 scholarship from NE Municipal Clerk’s Association to offset cost for Clerk’s attendance at NE Clerk’s Institute in March.  Thank-you’s were expressed on behalf of the Appreciation Dinner.

 

Felty exited the meeting at 7:31 p.m.

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:  Ordinance No. 689, 8-401 Curb and Gutter; Cutting Curb, was adopted on third reading.

 

NEW BUSINESS:  Action was taken to approve the purchase a radar speed sign from Elan City for $2,690.00.  Mead Public Schools will contribute half of the cost for the system.  The board entered Executive Session at 7:44 p.m. for evaluation of the job performance of the Clerk/Treasurer.  The board reconvened to Regular Session at 7:54 p.m.  Action was taken to approve a 2.88% wage increase to the Clerk/Treasurer.

 

The meeting adjourned at 7:55 p.m.

 

VILLAGE OF MEAD UPCOMING MEETINGS



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

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

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

Fire & Rescue:  Monday, February 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.

 

MEAD LIBRARY NEWS

 Winter Library Hours

Tuesdays  10am-1pm and 4pm-7pm                                         Fridays  9am-1pm

Wednesdays  4pm-7pm                                                 Saturdays  9am-12noon

     Thursdays  9am-6pm                                                                   Closed:  Sunday and Monday

 

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, February 17.

The Mead Public Library Board will meet Wednesday, February 15, at 530pm in the library.

 

Special Events

Saturday, February 4-A Saturday morning family movie will be shown at 10 am. The movie will be rated PG. Popcorn will be provided, but attendees should bring their own covered drinks. 

Thursday, February 9-The Teen Advisory Board (TAB) will meet at 445 pm. This group is open to any student in grades 6-12.

June Summer Reading-Planning has started for the Library’s Summer Reading Program. Parents of young children and community volunteers are needed to help with preparations and events. If you would like to be part of this program serving Mead’s children, please contact library staff at meadlibrary@outlook.com or 402.624.6605. 

 

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.

 

Library Updates

Mary Mayfield has been hired as Library Aide. Please stop and say hello to the newest member of our public library services team.

As a result of work by many in the community, the Library has successfully completed its re-accreditation through the Nebraska Library Commission. Mead Public Library is now accredited at the Silver Level through September 2019.

 

Thank You

Thanks to the Friends Foundation of the Mead Public Library for its work on the annual Spaghetti Feed, and to all who ate spaghetti and contributed to this fundraiser. Also, thank you to Dalene Selko, Jan Behrens, and Melissa Konecky for judging the Cupcake Wars event where nine teams competed to earn a Kindle Reader. Congratulations to the winning team of Timmy Hunt and Mason Christensen and to everyone that participated.

 

VILLAGE OF MEAD PART-TIME SUMMER CLEANING POSITION

 

The Village has a cleaning position available to clean the restrooms at the park from April 1 through September 1.  You can pick up an application from the Village Office or call 402-624-2495 or email the office at meadclerk1@hotmail.com and if requested, an application will be forwarded to you.   This position is open until filled.

 

The Village of Mead is an equal opportunity employer, who does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, origin, or creed.

 

 

 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)

 

ST. 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. - FEBRUARY 11

 

Village of Mead

312 S. Vine St., PO Box 46

Mead, NE  68041

Phone:  402-624-2495

Fax:  402-624-2024


Web:  www.meadnebraska.net

 VILLAGE OF MEAD

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

 

From the Mead Community Group

 

First of all we want to thank so many of you who helped with many of our projects – Marsha Lamberson and the Elementary School Student Council during Red Ribbon Week; Valerie Reiman for coordinating the DARE program beginning in January at Mead Schools; Randy Siske and Terry Hickman will again be taking a large group of youth to the Red/White Tailgate event in Lincoln on April 15, 2017; Roxanne Schnell for after-school mentoring; and those who participated in the Halloween Trunk or Treat at the Fire Hall, including Jennifer Getzschman who won the door prize.  Thank you to the Mead Fire & Rescue Department for again letting us partner with them to bring a fun and safe event for little ones on October 31st.  Also, a big thank you to PJ Quinn and Dr. Rawson for always being so very supportive of our group and helping us find ways to help bring all of these things and more to the Mead Public Schools.  Our most recent addition to our school system was $1100.00 for the Second Step curriculum for two classes in the elementary school and $500.00 to be used for character building material for use in all grades.  Over the past six years Mead Community Group has through grant funding been able to contribute almost $14,000.00 to the Mead Public Schools for curriculum, speakers, programs and events. We will be requesting more funding for the 2016-2017 grant year to provide the Second Step behavioral health program to more grade levels.

 

The MCG will be changing a bit at the first of the year.  After over six years at the helm, writing grants, doing all the bookwork, attending coalition meetings in Lincoln and almost single-handedly keeping the MCG productive, Jeannette Johnson is retiring from being “Chief” and would like to continue in a supporting role, letting someone else call the shots and helping as she can.  The MCG will continue to function as a part of the Saunders County Prevention Coalition, with Mary Hanson agreeing to coordinate, especially with projects for our schools.  Our community owes many thanks to Jeannette and Mary for tirelessly working to provide healthy lifestyle choices for our young people.  If we are to continue receiving grant money to continue these community activities (since its inception in 2008 almost $53,000), we need more participation by community members.  MCG meetings are held at the High School on the first Tuesday each month and everyone is welcome to attend and provide input.  Attending every meeting is not necessary.  Being available to help with projects such as the Valentine Day Dance is always welcome.  We just need community support to continue.  If you are willing to help in any way with just one of our projects or have other ideas to support the youth of our community, please attend one of our planning meetings or give PJ Quinn your contact information and MCG will get in touch with you. 

 

From the Mead Community Group, we wish you all a safe and healthy New Year!

 

MEAD VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT WILD GAME FEED

 

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Mead Community Building

 

Start serving at 6:00 p.m.

GOOD FOOD, PRIZES AND MUSIC

 

Free Will Donation

Cash Bar

All proceeds to MVFD