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

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Newsletter January 2017


Village of Mead

Mead Messenger

Volume 12, Issue 1

JANUARY 2016

 

Village of Mead Board of Trustees

The Village of Mead Board of Trustees met December 13, 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 and Police Chief Carlson.  Guests were Craig Reinsch, Jeff Hanson, Jody Wieble, Connie Schliffke, Melissa Konecky, Levi Durnal and Jim Halbmaier.

   Action was taken to approve second reading of Ord. No. 689, Curb and Gutter; Cutting Curb and Resolution 16-19, Miscellaneous Expenditure Act.

   The Oath of Office was administered to Trustees Guyle and Wimer.  Clerk Moline was appointed Chairman Pro Tempore.  Moline called for nominations for Chairman.  Havelka was elected Chairman. 

    The following  appointments were made:  Police Chief - Jerry Carlson; Clerk/Treasurer - June Moline; Utilities/Maintenance Superintendent - Nick Raver; Attorney - Maureen Freeman-Caddy; Accountant - Ed Schroeder; Engineer - Olsson Associates; Street Superintendent - Julie Ogden; Building Inspector - Terry Miller; Zoning Administrator - Jerry Carlson; Nuisance Enforcement Officer - Jerry Carlson; Hearing Officer - Alberto Silva; Official Depository of all village funds - Bank of Mead; Insurance Carrier - Inspro Insurance, 401k Administrator - Retirement Plan Consultants; Official Newspaper - Wahoo Newspaper; method of posting of meetings - posting at the Bank of Mead, U.S. Post Office and Village Office; and manner in which Planning Commission and Library Board are chosen - by appointment.  The following committees were established:  Common Facility Board - Wielage and Wimer; Municipal Board of Health -  Havelka, Police Chief Carlson and Mary Miller; and Board of Adjustments –Havelka, Felty, Wielage, Wimer and Jody Weible; Alternate Guyle.  A retainer with Bromm, Lindahl, Freeman-Caddy, Lausterer Law Firm at $350.00 per year for December 2016 — December 2018 was approved.

   SCHEDULED GUESTS:  Jeff Hanson, Alma Lutheran Church Council member, sought permission for an extension of Building Permit 15-09 and to cut the curb for the garage driveway.  The requests were approved.  Craig Reinsch, Olsson Associates, sought direction on the test well and updated the board on the water project.   Discussion was held on adjustment of the loan from USDA and interim financing for the water project.  AWS was hired to drill a test well at a cost of $19,900.00.

   UNSCHEDULED GUESTS:  Jody Weible spoke on behalf of the Planning Commissions duties and a request for an amendment to the Comprehensive Plan that will be on the January 10 Board of Trustees agenda.

   REPORTS:  Utility/Maintenance Superintendent - Discussion was held on outdoor Christmas decorations  and water project and approved Raver’s attendance at the Annual Rural Water Conference in Kearney on March 13-15.  Police - The Monthly Police report was presented and reported addition of Eyewitness Identification and Body-worn Camera policies to the Police Policy Book.  Planning Commission - The minutes of the November 28 Regular Meeting were reviewed.  Library Board - The November 16 Library Board meeting minutes were accepted.  Mary Mayfield as a Library Aide and Paulette Mayfield and Adrienne Miller as members of the Library Board were approved.  Clerk - January 8 was the date set for the Appreciation Dinner.  Attendance at Clerk Academy in Kearney on March 22 and 23 was approved.

   New Business:  The purchase of a Radar Speed Sign was tabled.  Special Designated Liquor Licenses for 2017 to the Mead Fire/Rescue Department were approved.  Permits being:  Game Feed - February 18 at the Firehall; Alumni Basketball Tournament - March 17 and 18 at the Firehall; and Mead Days - June 16, 17 and 18 at the Mead Park.  Clerk to contact All-Sweep regarding cleaning of the streets twice a year.  A complaint was addressed.

The meeting adjourned at  8:25 p.m.

 

Gary Guyle and Rod Wimer were re-elected to the Village of Mead Board of Trustees. Congratulations!

 

Thank you, Jill Leise and Mary Mayfield for serving on the Library Board. Welcome, Mary Mayfield as the Library Aide and Paulette Mayfield and Adrienne Miller as members of the Library Board.

 

Thank you to the Mead Fire/Rescue Department for sponsoring Santa’s recent visit to Mead Elementary School and Village Office to greet the preschoolers!

 

CHURCH NEWS

ALMA LUTHERAN  219 W. Fifth St.

www.almalutheran.com / 402-624-3015

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

  9:15a.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. - JANUARY 14



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

 

VILLAGE OF MEAD UPCOMING MEETINGS



Village Board:  Tuesday, January 10, 6:00 pm

Planning Comm.:  Monday, January 23, 7:30 pm

Library Board:  Wednesday, January 18, 5:30 pm

Fire & Rescue:  Monday, January 9, 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

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

Laurie VanAckeren, Library Director 402-624-6605

Lori Moseman, Ass’t Library Director

Nick Raver, Fire Chief 402-443-9688

 

GUIDELINES FOR SNOW REMOVAL

Any vehicle parked in violation of any traffic regulations or any vehicle parked so as to obstruct the free movement of traffic or to cause a traffic hazard, or any vehicle 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”) inches 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 storm. 8-201

 

Due to a snowstorm or accumulation of heavy snow, please be aware that the dump may be closed.  The dump is open the first Saturday of the month from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m., November 1 through March 31.

 

MEAD PUBLIC 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

NOTE: The Library will be closed Thursday, January 19, so staff can attend a training.



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 meet from 11am-1230pm on Friday, January 20.

The Library Board will meet Wednesday, January 18, at 530pm in the library.

 

Special Events

Summer Reading Program Meeting – We are starting to prepare for our Summer Reading Program. If you would like to be part of this program serving Mead’s children, please attend our first meeting on Tuesday, January 3, at 6pm at the library. 

 

Library Spaghetti Feed FundraiserFriday January 6. Please stop by Mead High School during the basketball games for a spaghetti dinner with all the trimmings. This fundraiser is organized and hosted by the Mead Library Friends Foundation, and all profits go to your Mead Library.

 

Homebound Library Delivery Service

If you, or someone you know, are 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 which will begin in January 2017, call Mead Public Library at 402-624-6605 or email MeadLibrary@outlook.com

 

Thank You

Thanks to patrons who donated books and supplies and purchased items at the holiday decorations fundraiser sale. Also, thank you to Paulette Mayfield for offering the embroidery craft session in December.