Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Newsletter March 2018


Village of Mead

MEAD MESSENGER

March 2018

Volume 13, Issue 3

 

VILLAGE OF MEAD BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEET FEBRUARY 13

     The Village of Mead Board of Trustees met February 13 at 6:00 p.m. at the Village Office.  Answering roll call were Chairman Havelka; Trustees Felty, Guyle and Wimer.  Absent was Trustee Wielage.  Also present was Clerk Moline.  Guests were Ben Day and Jody Weible,

     A Public Hearing was called at 6:03 p.m. to review the One and Six Year Street Plan for Street Improvement..  The hearing adjourned at 6:06 p.m.  The board approved Resolution 18-01, One and Six Year Street Plan for Street Improvement Program.

     GUESTS:  Ben Day, Olsson Associates, presented an update on the water project.  A Letter Agreement Amendment #3 was presented but tabled until answers were received from Engineer Reinsch.  Planning Commission Chairperson Jody Wieble presented amendments to consider to the zoning regulations.

     Executive Session was held from 6:43 p.m. - 6:48 p.m. for protection of public interest.  Felty exited the meeting at 6:48 p.m.

     REPORTS:  Police - The Monthly Police Report was reviewed.  Planning Commission - The minutes of the January 29 regular meeting were accepted.  Library - The minutes of the January 15 Library Board meeting were accepted as well as Jennifer Lee as a member of the Library Board.  Clerk - Moline reported the Dog and Cat Vaccination and License Day will be held April 7 and Mead Garage Sale Day to be held May 5.  Discussion was held on occupation taxes and webpage design.  92West was approved to design the village website at a cost of $1,500.00.

     Action was taken to approve second reading of Ordinance 703, amend Municipal Water Department; Minimum Rates; introduce and accept first readings of Ordinances 704, 705 and 706, Non-exclusive franchise to collect and dispose of garbage to the residents of Mead to Waste Connections, Roadrunner Transportation and S2 Recycling and Refuse; and adopted Resolution 18-02, Interlocal Cooperation Agreement for a mutual finance organization for municipalities and fire protection districts in Saunders County.  A permit was approved to Mead Days Committee to close First St. from Elm St. to Vine St. during Mead Days on June 15, 16, and 17.  Discussion was held on summer positions and scheduling of Mead Clean Up Day.  The meeting adjourned at 7:17 p.m.

 

 

DOG AND CAT

VACCINATION CLINIC AND LICENSE DAY

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Mead Community Building

1:30 - 3:00 p.m.

 

Dr. Dobesh of Green Acre Animal Clinic, Wahoo, will be present to administer pet vaccinations and the Village Clerk will be available to issue dog and cat licenses with proof of current rabies vaccination.   Cost to license your pet is $4.00 altered, $6.00 intact.  All dogs and cats within the village limits are required to be licensed by MAY 1.

 

Vaccinations available are:  DOGS - rabies, distemper, parvo and kennel cough.  CATS - rabies and distemper.   Blood tests for heartworm can also be completed on-site.  Products available to purchase are Heartgard and Frontline. 

 

SPRING AHEAD – MARCH 11

 

UPCOMING IMPORTANT DATES

May 1—Pet Licenses Due

May 5—Garage Sale Day

May ?—Mead Clean Up Day

June 15, 16, 17—MEAD DAYS

 

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 open from 9 am-12noon on Thursday, March 22.

 

Monthly Schedule

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

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 Monday, March 19, at 530pm in the Library. 

The Lunch Bunch Book Club will meet Friday, March 16, from 11am-1230pm (note new time) and hold a potluck.  Author Mary Conley will be here to discuss her new book, First Cousins at the Farm.   


Special Events

Friday, March 2 – We will be celebrating Dr. Seuss’ Birthday! Check out a Dr Seuss book on March 2 or 3 and get a prize (one per person).

Saturday, March 17 – On St Patrick’s Day come and do a craft. The activity will be available from 10am-1130 am.

Sunday, March 25 – J.R.R. Tolkien Reading Day (author of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit).  Read of book of Tolkien’s this month & receive a prize (one per person).

Tuesday, March 27 – Join us for Bingo for Books from 6pm-7pm. All ages are welcome.


Welcome

The Mead Public Library Board of Trustees welcomes Jennifer Lee to the Board. She joins members Viki Miller, Paulette Mayfield, Marty Hagemann, and Layla Giorgakopoulos in service to the Library and the Village of Mead.



Thank You

The annual Spaghetti Feed Fundraiser was held January 20. The Friends of the Mead Library Foundation and Library staff appreciate everyone who attended. A special thank you goes out to Mead Public Schools for hosting the Spaghetti Feed and Maybelle and Karla for working with the Friends on this event.

 

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

Joel Konecky, Fire Chief 402-443-9659

 

UPCOMING MEETINGS

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

Planning Commission:  Monday, March 26, 7:30 pm

Library Board:  Monday, March 19, 5:30 pm

Fire & Rescue:  Monday, March 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.

 

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 FREE TO THE PUBLIC - MARCH 10, 10-11 a.m. (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)

 

Alma Lutheran Holy Week Services

3/30 7:00 p.m. - Good Friday Services

4/1 10:30 a.m. - Easter Worship preceded with breakfast served by Alma youth from 9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.  COME AND WORSHIP WITH US!

 
All-terrain Vehicles—Utility-type Vehicles and Golf Car Vehicles are required to be licensed within the Village of Mead.  Contact the village office to obtain or renew your permit by APRIL 1.  The permits are good for 1 year.

 

Mead Ball Association Pancake Feed

April 22, 2018

7:30am - 11:30am

 

Mead Fire Hall

Pancakes, eggs, sausage, juice and coffee - $6

($3 for 8 and under)

 

Made to order Fresh Orange Julius for $1

 

Your support helps park and field improvements and all Mead youth sports!

 

Reminder:  April 29th Community Park Clean Up  1pm - 3pm

 

 

EASTER EGG HUNT

SATURDAY, MARCH 24th – 10:00 AM

 

MEAD PARK

1st and Elm, Mead, NE

 

LOTS OF PRIZES AND CANDY!

 

Ages 0-12

For questions or to donate contact Sara Nicola at 402-277-0073

Partial funding provided by Saunders County Lodging Tax

 

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Newsletter February 2018


Village of Mead

MEAD MESSENGER

Volume 13, Issue 2

FEBRUARY 2018

 

DOG AND CAT VACCINATION CLINIC AND LICENSE DAY

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Mead Community Building

1:30 - 3:00 p.m.

 

Dr. Dobesh of Green Acre Animal Clinic, Wahoo, will be present to administer pet vaccinations and the Village Clerk will be available to issue dog and cat licenses with proof of current rabies vaccination.   Cost to license your pet is $4.00 altered, $6.00 intact.  All dogs and cats within the village limits are required to be licensed by MAY 1.

 

Vaccinations available are:  DOGS - rabies, distemper, parvo and kennel cough.  CATS - rabies and distemper.   Blood tests for heartworm can also be completed on-site.  Products available to purchase will be Heartgard and Frontline. 

 

Questions can be directed to the Village Clerk at 402-624-2495 or meadclerk1@hotmail.com.

 

FOUND in Mead.  Ring, please contact the Village Office to identify and claim with the person who has found it.

 

MEAD VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT

WILD GAME FEED

 

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Mead Community Building

Begin serving at 6:00 P.M.

 

Good Food, Prizes and Music

 

FREE WILL DONATION - CASH BAR

All proceeds to Mead Volunteer Fire Department

 

Experience Pietra Fitness®…

A fitness class that stretches and tones the body while refreshing the soul with prayer.  In only one hour you will feel calmer, stronger, refreshed and renewed!  Gentle Class for Women is currently on Tuesday mornings 6-7 a.m. at the elementary school.  Contact Mary Miller, Certified Pietra Fitnes Instructor at 402-432-4731.

 

 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 FREE TO THE PUBLIC - FEBRUARY 10 (the Saturday following the second Friday of the month).

 

VILLAGE OF MEAD WATER/SEWER RATES ~

Water rates will increase March 29 following three readings of Ordinance No. 703 per requirements by the USDA.  Rates will increase by $15.00 per month flat fee.  The increase will show on your April 23 statement. Your annual sewer usage will also be adjusted on the April 23 statement  based on average gallons of water used during the months of January, February and March.

 

Water rates will be amended to $50.00 per month for residents with 5/8” - 1” meters; $60.00 to non-residents with 5/8”-1” meters; $60.00 for 1” meter multiple family residents; $75.00 for  1” multiple family dwellings of non-residents; 1 1/2” or larger meters $80.00 resident; 1 1/2” or larger meter $105.00 non-residents; and $60.00 + $20.00 thousand gallons for bulk sales.  All customers other than bulk sales are billed $1.75 per thousand gallons usage.

 

Sewer rates are 5/8” - 3/4” $40.00 resident; 5/8” - 3/4” $50.00 non-resident; 1” $50.00 resident; 1” $65.00 non-resident; 1 1/2” or larger $70.00 resident; and 1 1/2” or larger $95.00 non-resident.  All customers are billed $1.10 per 1,000 gallons usage.

 

VILLAGE OF MEAD BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEET JANUARY 9

The Village of Mead Board of Trustees met January 9 at the Village Office at 6:00 p.m.  Answering roll call were Chairman Havelka; Trustees Felty, Wielage and Wimer.  Absent was Trustee Guyle.  Also present were Clerk Moline and Utility/Maintenance Superintendent Raver.  Guests were Ron and Angie Sladek.

 

REPORTS:  Police Chief/Zoning Administrator/Nuisance Enforcement Officer - Carlson presented updates on nuisance abatements.  The board closed abatements on properties located at 25 N. Oak St., 204 W. Eighth St., Lot 7, and 620 S. Elm St.

 

UNSCHEDULED GUESTS:  Ron and Angie Sladek sought an extension on a nuisance abatement on property a 307 S. Cedar St.   Havelka presented a verbal request from Jeff Barris seeking an extension on a nuisance abatement on 410 S Oak St.  The board approved extensions on the properties until April 10, 2018.

 

REPORTS:  Utility/Maintenance Superintendent - Raver reported a well concern and requested amendment to the water code.  Delinquent water / sewer accounts were presented. The color coded map and projected water project timeline for the water project were reviewed.  The board approved the color coded map showing rights-of-way on village property.  Clerk - Moline reported process of the website design, recent release of lien on a property, and upcoming meetings.

 

NEW BUSINESS:  No action was taken on a request to amend Code 6-202, Animals banned from the community.  Review of the One and Six Year Street Plan for Improvement Project took place.  Action was taken to approve first reading of Ordinance No. 703, amend water minimum rates and Ordinance No. 702, 2.9% wage increase to the Clerk/Treasurer.

 

The meeting adjourned at 7:10 p.m.

 

 What can you do to prevent cross connections and keep your drinking water safe.

1. Check your faucets to be sure that all faucet endpoints are above the flood level of the sink, tub, basin or other apparatus they supply.

2. Protect faucet extensions by installing proper backflow prevention devices (i.e. hose bib vacuum breakers) on all faucets capable of having a hose or other extension attached.

3. Check drain lines (refrigerator drink dispensers, water softeners, heat exchangers, etc.) to be sure there is an adequate air gap between the drain line and the floor drain or sewer line into which they discharge.

4. Never use unprotected faucets to fill non-drinking water containers (i.e. water beds, wading pools, stock tanks, hot tubs, etc.)

 

Following these guidelines and using common sense will help to eliminate the possibility of you contaminating your drinking water, your neighbor’s drinking water and your community’s drinking water.  This not only affects the residents of your community, but their visitors and those people who are passing through.

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

 

NOTICE:  Beginning in January 2018, regular meetings of the Mead Public Library Board of Trustees will be the third Monday of each month at 5:30pm at the library.

 

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 Monday, February 19, at 530pm in the Library.  Please consider joining our Board.  See Library staff or a current Board member for information.

The Lunch Bunch Book Club will meet Friday, February 16, 2018, from 1130am-1230pm.    

 

Special Events

Mardi Gras Party!  Join us on Tuesday, February 13 from 4p-5p!  We’ll make a fun craft and decorate your own King’s Cake to take home!  All ages welcome!  Starting at 4pm.



Thank You

Thanks to everyone who attended the Annual Spaghetti Feed on January 20.  Special Thank You to all the volunteers and Friends of the Mead Library for hosting this fundraiser.

 

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

Joel Konecky, Fire Chief 402-443-9659

 

UPCOMING MEETINGS

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

Planning Commission:  Monday, February 26, 7:30 pm

Library Board:  Monday, February 19, 5:30 pm

Fire & Rescue:  Monday, February 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.



SM’s


                             SUNDAY NIGHT FEBRUARY 11TH, 6:00 PM
@ Mead Covenant Church


Sunday Night Variety Show


brought to you by Student Ministries’ Players


Our students will entertain you while you dine on fine Italian cuisine
(Spaghetti, Breadsticks, Salad and Desserts)
 


Talent is given by God, our Gift to Him is fulfilling it!




Reserve your seats online at www.mccdinnertheater.eventbrite.com 


FreeWill Offering taken for Saunders County teens for retreats, conferences and mission trips.