Friday, August 19, 2016

Newsletter September 2016


Village of Mead

MEAD MESSENGER

Volume 11, Issue 9

SEPTEMBER 2016

 

VILLAGE OF MEAD BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEET AUGUST 9 

    A Regular Meeting of the Village of Mead Board of Trustees was held August 9, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. at the Village Office.  Answering roll call were Chairman Havelka; Trustees Felty, Guyle, Wielage and Wimer.  Also present were Clerk Moline, Utility/Maintenance Superintendent Raver, Police Chief Carlson and Library Directors Moseman and VanAckeren.  Guests present were Ed Schroeder, Dick and Joan Swanson, Melissa Konecky, Viki Miller, Jan Behrens, Cheri Else, Paulette Mayfield, Connie Schliffke, Kristin Kavan, Denise Patocka and Jeannette Johnson.

    A Budget Workshop was called at 6:10 p.m.  Accountant Ed Schroeder reported the 10/1/16 through 9/30/17 proposed budget.  Discussion by the board followed.  Public input was heard.  The board reconvened to regular session at 7:16 p.m.

     SCHEDULED GUEST:  Jeannette Johnson provided information about the Mead Community Group.

     REPORTS:  Police Chief / Zoning Administrator / Nuisance Enforcement Officer - Carlson presented the Monthly Police Report, provided a update on an unapproved accessory building, status of nuisance at 410 S. Oak St., status of declared nuisance and condemnation of a building at 420 S. St. and the process to remove wood, debris and metals from a property located at 1020 Co Rd M.  A bid from All Metals was approved to remove the items.  Utility / Maintenance Superintendent - Raver reported water violation, concrete replacement on certain streets, water condition concern at the lagoon site and meter maintenance.  Planning Commission - The minutes of the July 25 Regular Meeting and Building Permits were accepted.  Permits being:  16-09, Leo and Linda Sweet to erect a 6’ privacy fence and 16-10, Mike Maly to erect a 4’ chain-link fence.  Discussion was held on an expired Building Permit issued to Perry Storm.  Action was taken to void Building Permit 15-02 and issue a new permit for an extension regarding the timeline to relocate a house to 518 S. Spruce St.  Library - The minutes of the July 20 Library Board Meeting were accepted.  Clerk - Moline reported the issue of one UTV permit.

     NEW BUSINESS:  The board adjourned to executive session at 8:10 p.m. for the protection of the reputation of an individual — Police Chief.  The meeting reconvened to regular session at 8:17 p.m.

     The meeting adjourned at 8:17 p.m.

 

MEAD PUBLIC LIBRARY NEWS

Library Hours

Tuesdays  10am-1pm and 4pm-7pm                     Fridays  9am-2pm

Wednesdays  4pm-7pm                                          Saturdays  10am-2pm

               Thursdays  11am-6pm                                           Closed: Sunday and  Monday

 

NOTE: The library is in the process of applying for continuing accreditation through the Nebraska Library Commission.

 

Monthly Schedule

Coffee Hour is scheduled every Tuesday at 10am and Story Time for young children is offered every Thursday at 4pm and Saturday at 11am.

The Lunch Bunch Book Club will meet from 1130am-1230pm on Friday, September 16.  All residents are welcome to stop by and enjoy the book discussion, dessert, and coffee.

The Library Board will meet Wednesday, September 21, at 530pm. This session is open to the public and the agenda is posted prior to the meeting inside the library and the Mead Post Office.



Upcoming Special Events

Wednesday, September 14 – Lego Party from 430-630pm. Board games are also available and all ages are welcome.

Tuesday, September 27 – Fall Craft Time from 430-630 pm. Stop by and enjoy fun activities designed for all ages.



Thank You

Thanks to residents who attended the Village Board Meeting on August 9 and patrons who donated books and supplies to the library. Your support is appreciated!

 

CHURCH NEWS

ST. JAMES CATHOLIC  213 E. Eighth St.


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 (begins September 11)

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

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

 

PANERA BREAD - FREE TO THE PUBLIC, Saturday following the second Friday of the month - SEPTEMBER 10

 

SUNDAY SCHOOL RALLY DAY - September 11th

 

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)

 

FUN FACTS ~

  • Editor Bennett Cerf challenged Dr. Seuss to write a book using no more than 50 words.  The result?  Green Eggs and Ham.
  • William Faulkner refused a dinner invitation from JFK’s White House.  “Why that’s a hundred miles away,” he said.  “That’s a long way to go just to eat.”
  • Hawaiian Punch was originally developed as a tropical flavored ice cream topping.
  • During a 2004 episode of Sesame Street, Cookie Monster said that before he started eating cookies, his name was Sid.
  • Dolly Parton once entered a Dolly Parton look-a-like contest—and lost.
  • In Peanuts in 1968, Snoopy trained to become a champion arm-wrestler.  In the end, he was disqualified for not having thumbs.
  • If you open your eyes in a pitch-black room, the color you’ll see is called ‘eigengrau.’
  • During the first Super Bowl in 1967, NBC was still in commercial when the second half kicked off.  Officials asked the Packers to kick off again.
  • See otters hold hands when they sleep so they don’t drift apart.
  • The only numer whose letters are in alphabetical order is 40 (f-o-r-t-y).
  • In 1991, Wayne Allwine, the voice of Mickey Mouse, married Russi Taylor - the voice of Minnie.
     
    VILLAGE OF MEAD UPCOMING MEETINGS

    Village Board:  Tuesday, September 13, 6:00 pm
    Planning Comm.: Monday, September 26, 7:30 pm
    Library Board:  Wednesday, September 21, 5:30 pm
    Fire & Rescue:  Monday, September 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.
    VILLAGE OF MEAD
    312 S. Vine St., Box 46
    Mead, NE  68041-0046
    Telephone 402-624-2495
    Fax 402-624-2024
    E-mail:  meadclerk1@hotmail.com
     
    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
    Lori Moseman, Library Director 402-624-6605
    Laurie VanAckeren, Ass’t Library Director
    Nick Raver, Fire Chief 402-443-9688

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Newsletter August 2016


Village of Mead
MEAD Messenger
 
AUGUST 2016
Volume 11, Issue 8
 
VILLAGE OF MEAD BOARD OF TRUSTEES HOLD MEETING JULY 12
 

A regular meeting of the Village of Mead Board of Trustees was held July 12, 2016 at the Village Office at 6:04 p.m. Present were Chairman Havelka; Trustees Felty, Guyle and Wielage. Absent was Trustee Wimer. Also present were Clerk/Treasurer Moline, Police Chief Carlson and Library Director VanAckeren. Guests were Craig Reinsch, Maureen Freeman-Caddy, Patty Knott, Alice Adams, Bob Hannan, Jim Halbmaier, Levi Durnal and Jeff Barris.
SCHEDULED GUESTS: Attorney Maureen Freeman-Caddy discussed the process for a condemnation. Litigation process was discussed in Executive Session with the board. Motion passed to schedule clean-up of property located at 1020 Co Rd M pursuant to court order. Jim Halbmaier and Levi Durnal expressed their concerns over low water pressure. Raver and Wimer will look into a solution of the problem. Craig Reinsch, Olsson Associates, presented an update on the water project, and annexation and easement processes. Alice Adams and Bob Hannan expressed concern with condition of properties and a drainage issue along Seventh Street from Elm Street to Vine Street. Raver will be directed to contact Subbert Pumping to clean the storm sewer. Jeff Barris addressed a nuisance violation.
UNSCHEDULED GUESTS: Laurie VanAckeren was granted permission to store unused library shelves at the quonset, with Raver moving from the library to the quonset. Patty Knott questioned possible annexation and easement on her property.
REPORTS: Police - Carlson presented the monthly police report, nuisance violations at 410 S. Oak Street and 420 S. Cedar Street and status of an accessory building erected without the required permit. Resolution 16-12, Declared Nuisance Violation and Condemnation Declaration of Property located at 420 S. Cedar Street was adopted. Planning Commission - The minutes of the June 27 Regular Meeting were accepted. Jim Halbmaier was approved as a member of the commission. Library - The minutes of the June 15 Library Board Meeting were accepted. Clerk - Moline reported receipt of a concern with the dump being unlocked during off-hours, IIMC class credits, required meter repairs, peddler permit request, recycling and vacation request.
NEW BUSINESS: Action taken was to adopt Ordinance 685, All-terrain vehicles, Utility terrain vehicles and golf cars permitted and Ord. 685, Amend salary of the Utility / Maintenance Superintendent and Library Directors. Input was presented on budget requests for the upcoming fiscal year.
The meeting adjourned at 9:31 p.m.
 
AUGUST 1 - LAST DAY FOR NON-INCUMBENTS TO FILE FOR OFFICE OF THE VILLAGE OF MEAD BOARD OF TRUSTEES. FILE AT THE SAUNDERS COUNTY ELECTION OFFICE / CLERK’S OFFICE, WAHOO.

Village of Mead
NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
 A Public Meeting will be held Monday, August 22, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. at the Mead Community Building.
 
The purpose of the public meeting is to allow input into the planning of a State Revolving Loan funded water project on the part of the local citizens and any other interested parties, governmental agencies or groups.
 
All persons interested in the design, location and construction of the water facilities and the potential impact to the existing water rates are invited to appear and express their views.

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

PANERA BREAD - FREE TO THE PUBLIC, Saturday following the second Friday of the month - AUGUST 13



Thank you Marilyn Jensen for maintaining the median at the north entrance into Mead. The time you volunteer on this project is greatly appreciated.
Jim Halbmaier is the newest member of the Planning Commission. Thank you for volunteering your services on this important committee.
 
VILLAGE OF MEAD
312 S. Vine St., Box 46
Mead, NE 68041-0046
Telephone 402-624-2495
Fax 402-624-2024
E-mail: meadclerk1@hotmail.com
Web: www.meadnebraska.net
 
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
Lori Moseman, Library Director 402-624-6605
Laurie VanAckeren, Ass’t Library Director
Nick Raver, Fire Chief 402-443-9688

 
 VILLAGE OF MEAD UPCOMING MEETINGS
Village Board: Tuesday, August 9, 6:00 pm
Planning Comm.: Monday, August 22, 7:30 pm
Library Board: Wednesday, August 17, 5:30 pm
Fire & Rescue: Monday, August 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.
MEAD PUBLIC LIBRARY NEWS
Summer Library Hours
Tuesdays 10am-1pm and 4pm-7pm Fridays 9am-2pm
Wednesdays 4pm-7pm Saturdays 10am-2pm Thursdays 11am-6pm Closed: Sunday and Monday
 
PLEASE NOTE: The library will close at 6pm on Tuesday, August 9, for the Village Board Budget Hearing and close at 5:30pm on Wednesday, August 17, for the Library Board Meeting. We will also be closed all day Thursday, August 25, and Friday, August 26, so staff can attend a training conference.
 
Monthly Schedule
Coffee Hour is scheduled every Tuesday at 10am and Story Time for young children is offered every Thursday at 4pm and Saturday at 11am.
The Lunch Bunch Book Club will meet from 1130am-1230pm on Friday, August 19. All residents are welcome to stop by and enjoy the book discussion, dessert, and coffee.
The Library Board will meet Wednesday, August 17, at 5:30pm. This session is open to the public and the agenda is posted prior to the meeting inside the library and the Mead Post Office.
Upcoming Special Events
Saturday, August 6, is Root Beer Float Day. Stop in to cool off and join us for root beer floats from 11:30am-12:30pm.
New Materials
Last month, Mead Public Library received over 100 new books through the Pilcrow Foundation’s Children’s Book Project. This organization supports rural public libraries by partnering with Friends and other local sponsors to provide new hard-bound books for young readers. Stop by and check out the new additions to our collection.
Thank You
Thanks to the Friends of the Mead Library Foundation for providing matching funds for the Pilcrow Foundation Children’s Book Project.
 
The 2016 Summer Reading Program concluded with a party on June 30. Thanks to the following businesses for their sponsorship of our activities: City of Wahoo Parks and Recreation, Creative Hair Works (Yutan), Eckley Trucking, G & L Diner, Pizza Hut (Wahoo), and Subbert Well and Septic. Your donations were greatly appreciated by program participants.
 
Mead Public School begins Wednesday, August 17. Please use extra caution of students walking or riding their bicycles to school.
 
WE WILL BE CLOSED ON LABOR DAY!


STOP at all stop signs in Mead. If not you can expect to be ticketed per village ordinance.


Multi-family Garage Sale to benefit the 2017 Post Prom on August 13 at the Mead Community Building, 8 am - 2 pm.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Newsletter July 2016


Village of Mead

MEAD MESSENGER

Volume 11, Issue 7

JULY 2016


MEAD VILLAGE BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEET JUNE 14

 

     The Village of Mead Board of Trustees held a Regular Meeting on June 14 at 6:00 p.m. at the Village Office.  Present were Chairman Havelka; Trustees Felty, Wielage and Wimer.  Absent was Trustee Guyle.  Also present were Clerk Moline; Utility/Maintenance Supt. Raver and Police Chief Carlson.  Guests were Ben Day and Patty Knott. 

     The minutes of the 5/10 Regular Meeting and Public Hearing were approved as were the Treasurer’s Report and claims.

   SCHEDULED GUEST:  Ben Day, Olsson Associates, presented the process and financial information for a water project, annexation project and condemnation process.

     UNSCHEDULED GUEST:  Patty Knott inquired about possible annexation of her property.

     REPORTS:  Police/Zoning Admin./Nuisance Enforcement Officer:  Carlson presented the Monthly Police Activity Report.  Discussion was held on zoning concerns; satisfaction of a nuisance filed on a property; and conversation regarding allowing ATV’s/UTV’s on the streets of Mead.  Utility/Maintenance Supt.:  Raver requested permission for a farmer to plant soybeans at 309 W. Second St. and updated the board on street repairs.  A request for a “No Trespassing” sign be placed at the dump entrance was approved.  Planning Commission:  The minutes of the 5/23 were accepted.  Permits approved were 16-05, Jon and Amanda Lee - front deck extension; 16-06, James and Linda Malik  - construct a garage; 16-07, Nick Raver - erect a 6’ privacy fence; and 16-08, Gregory Larson - demolish barn.  Melissa Konecky and Connie Schliffke were reappointed to a three-year term.  Library:  The minutes of the 5/18 Library Board Meeting were accepted.  Clerk:  Moline reported on recent attendance at the International Institute of Municipal Clerk’s Conference held in Omaha.

   NEW BUSINESS:  The following action was approved:  proposal from OPPD to install a new one-phase overhead transformer to a building at 309 W. Second St. for $8,843.00; bid from SECO for $2,650.00 to install electrical hook-up to a building at 309 W. Second St.; rental of the tar machine to Mead Public Schools for $100.00 with conditions that they purchase their own product and propane and return the tar machine to the shop nightly; Resolution 16-10, Special Designated Liquor License to Michael Beckman to host a wedding reception at the Mead Community Building on July 30; and Ordinance No. 684, amend Chapter 9, Article 9, Flood Plan.

     Moline reported she has been cleaning the park restrooms and will do so through ball season and that Dan Konecky will perform numerous clean up duties during Mead Days.  Clerk directed to compose and present an ordinance for consideration of approval of ATV’s and UTV’s on Mead streets at an upcoming meeting.  Amendment of the golf cart ordinance will be reviewed in the future.  Budget item considerations were discussed.  Filing deadlines for the Board of Trustees was presented.

     The meeting adjourned at 8:37 p.m.



PRIMARY ELECTION-NOV. 8

 

Dates to file for the Village of Mead Board of Trustees is July 15 for incumbents and August 1 for non-incumbents.  Apply at the Saunders County Election Commissioner’s Office in Wahoo.

 

BUILDING GUIDELINES

Village and One-mile Extraterritorial Residents

 

Prior to beginning any construction or fencing project, an APPLICATION FOR A BUILDING 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.  An application must also be approved if you plan to REMOVE or DEMOLISH A BUILDING.  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, the agenda request must be submitted no later than Friday at 10:00 a.m.

 

POOL - SPA - HOT TUB GUIDELINES

Prior to erecting a swimming pool, you must adhere to the following guidelines:  Any pool, spa or hot tub containing at least 18” of water is REQUIRED to be enclosed by a fence with a minimum height of 4’ and maximum height of 6’ with no opening greater than 4” or larger.  All gates are to be locked when not in use.  Hot tubs and spas are not required to have fencing if they have locking tops and are kept locked when not in use.  All chemicals and supplies must be stored in a secure area.  Pools, spas and hot tubs are not to be drained into the sanitary sewer system.

 

REMINDER -

All grass and weeds are to be maintained at a height no greater than 12”.  Grass clippings are NOT to be mowed into the streets.  Homeowner’s are required to trim tree branches to a height of at least 14’ above the surface of a street or sidewalk abutting their property.

 

 

WATER / SEWER PAYMENT OPTIONS

     Water meters are read the last week of the month with bills then mailed to users.  Payment is expected the 15th day the following month.  If payment is not received the following day or Monday morning after the 15th BY 9:00 A.M. a late charge of $10.00 will be added and letters indicating so will be mailed.  You will be provided ten working days to make payment or your water/sewer will be discontinued.  In order to re-establish service you will need to pay a re-connection/administration fee prior to having your service restored.  The fee is $50.00 or $65.00 if the request is made after hours, weekends or holidays. 

     Your payment in the form or cash or check may be delivered to the Village Office; mailed to Box 46, Mead, NE 68041-0046; delivered to the drop-box located by the Village Office front door; or delivered to the Bank of Mead.

 

DOG OWNERS—Please keep your dogs on leash when off your property.  You are required by village code to remove your dog’s excrement from public / private property other than your own!  DOG AND CAT OWNERS— All dogs and cats are required to be licensed by MAY 1.  If you haven’t licensed your pet in 2016, please contact the village office at 402-624-2495 to do so.  The cost is $6.00 unaltered and $4.00 altered animal

 

WANTED:  The Village of Mead is in need of a member to serve on the Planning Commission.  If you are concerned about the community and willing to learn zoning regulations, please contact the Village Office at 402-624-2495 or a member of the Board of Trustees or Planning Commission.

 

CHURCH NEWS

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 - JULY 9



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

 

CLEAN-UP DAY A SUCCESS!

Thank-you to members of the Village of Mead Board of Trustees: Jason Felty, Gary Guyle, Shawn Havelka, Rick Wielage and Rod Wimer; and Matan Grasiani, Jon Lee, and June Moline for their help during Mead Clean-up Day.   The village collected four dumpsters of discarded items and two dumpsters of iron / metal products.  Good job residents!

 

 MEAD PUBLIC LIBRARY NEWS

Summer Library Hours

Tuesdays  10am-1pm and 4pm-7pm                         Fridays  9am-2pm

Wednesdays  4pm-7pm                                 Saturdays  10am-2pm

                    Thursdays  11am-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 and Saturday at 11am.

The Lunch Bunch Book Club will meet 1130am-1230pm on Friday, July 15. All residents are welcome to stop by and enjoy the book discussion, dessert, and coffee.

The Library Board will meet Wednesday, July 20, at 530pm. This session will focus on strategic planning for the library. It is open to the public and the agenda is posted inside the library and the Mead Post Office prior to the meeting.



Upcoming Special Events

Seed Swap – Wednesday, July 6, from 6-7 pm.  Bring as many seed packets as you’d like to swap. All ages are welcome to participate.

Movie Time – Thursday, July 14, from 1-3pm.  Join us for a PG-Rated movie.

Stuffed Animal (or doll/toy) Sleep Over – Friday, July 22 from 630-730pm.  All ages welcome. Bring your stuffed animal to the library for a bedtime story and tuck him/her in for an overnight at the library.  Be sure to bring him/her a pillow and blanket. Then join us the next morning, Saturday, July 23, at 1030am for breakfast and to pick up your friend.  Please RSVP to the library before 1 pm Friday, July 15, by calling 402.624.6605, emailing meadlibrary@outlook.com, or stopping by 316 South Vine Street. 

Birdhouse Painting – Tuesday, July 26.  Stop by anytime between 530-7pm and paint a birdhouse to take home.  Fun for all ages!  Please RSVP to the library by 5 pm Tuesday, July 19.

 

Thank You

Thanks to Dale Rawson and LaVern Taylor for repairing the library drop box.  We appreciate Kyla Hrdlicka, Edgar Hernandez, Liz Gibney, Connie Schliftke, Jan Behrens, and Melissa Konecky volunteering at Summer Reading Camp June 7-10. 

 

From the Mead Community Group, July 2016

 

     First of all, many, many thanks to Mead Public School for allowing us to use the HS Commons for our Mead Days double feature movie on Saturday.  We also appreciate the youth of Mead Evangelical Covenant Church for their participation in the Friday Night Pop Garden, where free pop and games were offered. We are grateful for the grant that enables us to offer kid-friendly entertainment. We also thank Alma Lutheran Church for including MCG in their fund-raising picnic on June 12. Your show of support for our efforts to help families encourage healthy choices and lifestyles for our young people means the world to us. 

    

     Now, back to the book, “Parenting at the Speed of Teens”, a few thoughts now that summer is upon us.  Back in the old days, when I was young, summer meant being outdoors most of the time, but now we battle the enticements of television and internet that keep our young ones indoors instead.  One thing would be agreed-upon boundaries – this much time indoors = outdoor activities.  Encourage reading, possibly sitting on the porch swing.  Our Mead Public Library has much to offer in books and tapes, as well as activities planned for all ages throughout the summer. Our area abounds in cultural, historical destinations – just read the Thursday Omaha World Herald GO section.  Summer can be such a wonderful time for adventure.  We hope yours is enjoyable.

    

September 6th will be our next meeting, at 6:30 PM in the HS Commons.  Please join us in how to use our almost $9000 grant money for next year.

 

VILLAGE OF MEAD

312 S. Vine St., Box 46

Mead, NE  68041-0046
Telephone 402-624-2495
Fax 402-624-2024

E-mail:  meadclerk1@hotmail.com

Web:  www.meadnebraska.net

 

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

Lori Moseman, Library Director 402-624-6605

Laurie VanAckeren, Ass’t Library Director

Nick Raver, Fire Chief 402-443-9688

 

VILLAGE OF MEAD UPCOMING MEETINGS



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

Planning Comm.: Monday, July 25, 7:30 pm

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

Fire & Rescue:  Monday, July 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.

 

Thank you, Dalene  Selko and  Staci  Charles for co-chairing the Mead Days celebration.  Also, Scott Selko and Jerry Charles and all of the volunteers who helped make this annual event a success.  Your dedication and hard work is very much appreciated.

 

A special shout out to the many who contributed to a successful baseball / softball season.  Thank you to the many coaches, umpires, Lyle Havelka and Nick Raver for field preparation, concession workers, and the members of the Mead Ball Association.  It was a great season!

 

MEAD DAYS HOMEGROWN 2016

 

Sand Volleyball - We had 7 teams entered into our Sand Volleyball Tournament with great entertainment this year.  It was fun for our players as well as our spectators. 

Champions:  Keshia Havelka, Shawn Havelka, Miranda Charles and Scott Selko

Second Place:  Nate Raver, Emily Kmiecik, Tommy Ruzek and Taylor Hansen

 

Chinese Horseshoes - We had 28 teams entered into Chinese Horseshoes with Kurt and Hop Christensen as the winners.

 

Horseshoes - Fourteen teams entered the event with Roger Johnson and Henry Johnson crowned champions.

 

Beer Pong - We had 25 Beer Pong teams enter and the winners were Josh Charles and Alex Carritt.

 

Kiddie Tractor Pull - We had 9 participants in the Kiddie Tractor Pull with winners being:  Ages 4-5 :  Benjamin Popken, Ages 6-7:  Avery VanSlyke and Ages 8-9:  Quinn Carritt.

 

Fun Run - We had 64 participants with Kaleb Weist the overall winner with a time of 17.41 minutes.

0-15 Female                         0-15 Male                                            16-30 Female                       16-30 Male

1st:  Jessica Sjodin              1st:  David Delahoyde                        1st:  Brooke Koehler           1st:  Kaleb Weist

2nd:  Laura Kuhr                 2nd:  Dominic Delahoyde                  2nd:  Maggie Holub            2nd:  Robert Delah

3rd:  Emily Kuhr                  3rd:  Emilio Silva                                 3rd:  Lauren Wielage          3rd:  Darren Kelley

 

31-54 Female                       31-54 Male                                           55+ Female                           55+ Male

1st:  Darsey Zwiener           1st:  Josh Barker                                  1st:  Mary Casey                 1st:  Ken Taylor

2nd:  Nicole Barker             2nd:  Aaron Delahoyde                     

3rd:  Hannah Anderson     3rd:  Shawn Havelka

 

BBQ Contest - A special thank-you to Shawn Havelka (Wham Blasted BarBQue), Lyle Havelka (Sloppy Seconds),  Matan Grasiani (Kosher Pork), Rod Wimer (Git R Done), Casey Zwiener (Smokin’ Bandits), and Jake Hightower (No Clue BBQ).  A lot of time and money goes into preparing the food and providing us with so many delicious entrees.  A special thank you to our judges who donated their time to this event.  They are all professional and certified judges.

 

Pork - Total of 6 entries (scores are in parenthesis)                       Chicken - Total of 6 entries

1st:  Wham Blasted BarBQue - (181)                                             1st:  Git R Done (173)

2nd:  Kosher Pork (173)                                                                     2nd:  Kosher Pork (170)

3rd:  Git R Done (171)                                                                        3rd:  Wham Blasted BarBQue (165)

 

Chef’s Choice - Total of 9 entries                                                    Cooker’s Choice - Total of 6 entries

1st:  No Clue BBQ (184)                                                                    1st Tie:  Wham Blasted BarBQue and Sloppy Seconds (2)

2nd:  Wham Blasted BarBQue (178)                                              2nd Tie:  No Clue BBQ and Git R Done (1)

3rd:  Kosher Pork (175)

 

BBQ Sauce - Total of 6 entries                                                         Side Dish - Total of 7 entries

1st:  Smokin’ Bandits (121)                                                              1st:  Kosher Pork (183)

2nd:  Sloppy Seconds (113)                                                              2nd:  Git R Done (177)

3rd:  Wham Blasted BarBQue (112)                                               3rd:  Smokin’ Bandits (172)

 

Desserts - Total of 3 entries                                                              

1st:  Michelle Kuhr (179)  

2nd Tie:  Michelle Kuhr and Laurie VanAckeren (177)                                                              

 

Report of Mead Days 2016~ by Dalene Selko, Co-chair

 

It may have been hot but we still had a great turnout.  The weekend kicked off with great polka music provided by Dean Hansen, DJ music provided by Wayne Kriefels, and 25 teams participating in the Beer Pong Tournament.  To cap off the evening, fireworks were provided by J and M Display who did an awesome job again this year.  The Mead Community Group provided fun games for middle age children prior to the fireworks.  A special thank you to Mary Linscomb for singing the National Anthem.  Also a nice rain shower capped the night off.  We couldn’t have had a successful Mead Days without rain!

 

Saturday began with the Fun Run with 64 participants.  The weather was great!  A special thanks to the Mead Community Group for providing a water station along the route for the runners.  Continued activities were 7 teams participating in the Coed Sand Volleyball Tournament, 14 Horseshoe teams and over 25 entries in the parade.  Mary Hass sang the Star Spangled Banner and PJ Quinn served as MC for the parade.  Additional activities were kid games, pony rides, movies (sponsored by the Mead Community Group), a Kiddie Tractor Pull, a special show presented by the Real Princesses of Omaha, a Magic Show by Jeff Quinn, and Blow-up games provided by Big Red Bounce House.  We had 28 teams participate in the Chinese Horseshoes contest.

 

A special thanks to Papa Bear Carving for being on-site throughout Saturday demonstrating his talents at carving for all of us to see.  As a fundraiser, we were able to auction off four items created by Papa Bear Carving.  Thank you to everyone who purchased a carving and for your help with the auction.  A special thanks to Tim Dickes and PJ Quinn for serving as our auctioneers.  Also a special thank you to NMC Cat for the use of their generator to help with the kids’ blow ups.

 

Saturday evening we featured a great street dance by the Bucka Ruse.  The dance was sponsored by the Mead Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department.  A special thank you to Kerry Knuth for the use of his trailer for the event.

 

Sunday rolled around and I don’t think anyone left the park hungry due to eating all of the great BBQ food.  A special thanks to all of the contestants.  We had several BBQ contestants with multiple food entries.  We had a blast and the judges commented how much they loved the food.  The backyard games were set up to enjoy while listening to great music by Kevin Johnson.  It was a lot of fun and some great food was shared with the community.  A special thanks to Eddie Couch for setting up a Slip and Slide for the kids to enjoy during the day.

 

Overall the weekend was a huge success for everyone.  We had all-aged visitors from all over.  The Mead Days Committee, Mead Ball Association and Mead Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department would like to thank everyone for participating.  A special thanks to all of the volunteers who made this weekend a success.  Also, a special thank you to the people who live near the park for the use of their electricity and allowing us to have these events at the park.  Without your dedication and donations Mead Days would not be possible.  Thanks again and mark your calendars now for next year’s Mead Days, June 15-17, 2017.  It’s always the third weekend in June.

 

MEAD DAYS 2016 DONORS

We would like to give a HUGE THANKS to all of our Mead Days 2016 Donors!!!

 

GOLD DONORS ($100.00 and Up):  AltEn Operating – Mead Ethanol Plant; AWS Well Co, Inc.; Bank of Mead; Bergman Trucking; Big Red Bounce; Bucka Ruse; Buckmaster Construction; Charles Surveying; Country Drive Golf Course; Crop Production Services, Inc.; Double Eagle Beverages; Dean Hansen; Feldhaus Ventures; Frontier Co-op; John Haag; Lyle and Keshia Havelka; Dan and Roberta Havelka; Hilltop Country Club; Inspro Insurance; Insulfoam, Doug and Jeannette Johnson; Kerry and Angela Knuth; Konecky Oil; Matan’s Welding; Mead Cattle Co.; Mead Community Group; Mead Signs; Miller Lawn Service; NMC Cat; Chuck Parsons; Karen Porter – Oriental Trading; Raider Nation Auto Plex, LLC; Raikes Farm Enterprise; Rusty Rooster; S2 Roll-offs and Refuse; Saunders County Development; SECO Electric; Dalene Selko – Mark Kay; Scott and Dalene Selko; Sid Dillon Chevrolet – Wahoo; St. James Catholic Church; Subbert Well Service; Sun Mart; Todd Valley Farms; Village of Mead; Wahoo Civic Center; Wahoo State Bank; Moriah Wellman – Mary and Martha; Wylee Anderson Livestock Grain

 

SILVER DONORS ($50.00 - $99.00):  Alma Lutheran Church; Big Rig Truck Accessories; Elizabeth Bladt – Jamberry Nails and Hooked on Crocheting by Mslizziebeth; Case Implement; Casey’s General Store; Country Store; Cubby’s Convenience Store; G & L Café; Vera and Ray Huckeby; Makovicka/Sylliaasen Physical Therapy; R-Designs; Svoboda Funeral Home; Kent and Linda Sweet; Vine Street Market; Wanahoo Aviation; Water Engineering, Inc.

 

BRONZE DONORS ($49.00 and Under):  Advantas; Alcapulco Mexican Grill; Anchor Insurance – Erick Hancock; Because Art Studio; Bomgaars; Burger King; Catching Rays; Chip’s Restaurant and Bar; Cindy Reed Photography; Creative Hair Works; Dailey Real Estate; Dairy Queen; Farm Bureau Insurance; Farmers Mutual Insurance; Heavenly Dreams; Hoot and Sadie; Trudy Hrdlicka; James and Bonnie Edins; Jeris’ Café; Edward Jones; Found and Flora; Fud and Tracy’s Plumbing and Heating; Jason Glock DDS; Great Western Bank; Green Acre Animal Clinic; Husker Water Specialists, Inc.; Hy-Vee; Lasting Looks; Lindley Clothing; Loerch’s Jewelry and Gifts; Lucille’s Gift Shop; Merck Animal Health; Mocha K’s; Pay Pal; Pizza Hut; Platte Valley John Deere; Judy Rasmus – The Hair Studio; Runza; Simons Home Store; Studio123; Triple C Storage; Urban Pharmacy; Wahoo Auto Parts/Car Quest; Wahoo Bakery; Wahoo Nails; Wahoo Pharmacy; Wahoo Newspaper; Wahoo Super; Warehouse Surplus; Window Box