Village of Mead
Volume 12, Issue 12
Santa Claus will visit the students at Mead Elementary School on December 15 at 10:00 a.m. Following his visit to the school, he will be transported by members of the Mead Fire/Rescue Department to the Village Office at approximately 11:00 a.m. He will be at the Village Office until 11:30 a.m.
VILLAGE MEETING MINUTES - The Village of Mead Board of Trustees met on November 14 at 6:00 p.m. at the Village Office. Present were Chairman Havelka; Trustees Felty, Guyle, Wielage and Wimer. Also present were Clerk Moline, Utility/Maintenance Supt. Raver and Police Chief Carlson. Guest was Ed Schroeder.
The minutes of the October 10 Regular Meeting and October 26 Special Meeting/Hearing were accepted. The Treasurer’s Report, claims and Certificate Payment #1 to Grosch Irrigation for $45,465.43 for well drilling were approved.
SCHEDULED GUEST: Accountant Ed Schroeder presented the 10/1/16 - 9/30/17 Audit Report. The report was approved.
REPORTS: Police/Zoning Administrator/Enforcement Officer - Carlson presented the monthly police report, an update on current nuisance abatements and reported several properties with nuisances. Utility/Maintenance Superintendent - Discussion was held on delinquent water/sewer bills, shut-off process and a well concern. Action was taken to approve abandonment of a test well and Well #69-1. Planning Commission - The minutes of the October 23 meeting/hearing were accepted. Action on amendments to the Zoning Regulations was tabled. Action was taken to waive the penalty fees to Lee Feldhaus for removing and placing two trailers at C&L Villa. Clerk - Moline reported the Appreciation Dinner for board members and employees and their spouses/guests will be January 7 at G&L Café.
NEW BUSINESS: A report from DEQ on the October 1 inspection of the dumpsite was reviewed. Resolution 17-15, Nuisance abatement on property described as 204 W. Eighth St., Lot 7, Mead, was adopted. The meeting adjourned at 7:37 p.m.
MEAD PUBLIC LIBRARY NEWS
Tuesday 10am-1pm and 4pm-7pm Friday 9am-1pm
Wednesday 5pm-8pm Saturday 9am-12noon
Thursday 9am-6pm Closed: Sunday and Monday
NOTE: The Library will be closed Saturday, December 23.
Coffee Hour is scheduled every Tuesday at 10am.
Story Time for young children is offered every Tuesday at 4pm. We read a book or two, make a craft and receive a take home snack. Join us!
The Mead Public Library Board of Trustees will meet Wednesday, December 20, at 530pm in the Library. Please consider joining our Board. See Library staff or a current Board member for information.
Lunch Bunch Book Club will meet Friday, December 15, at 10am for a Holiday Potluck and Christmas Movie.
Thursday, December 7 – Join us for a Children’s Holiday Picture Craft Event. Children can drop by between 3pm and 530pm to pose for a photo and make a holiday frame for it. This photo would make a nice gift for someone special.
Tuesday, December 19 – Youth of all ages are invited to our Welcome Winter Party starting at 4pm. We will read stories, decorate cookies, do crafts, play games, and win prizes.
Friday, December 22 – Come participate in the Cupcake Wars. The annual competition for ages 10 and older will begin at 10am. Stop by the Library before 7pm Tuesday, December 19, for official rules and registration form. Pre-registration is required.
The Annual Holiday Sale Fundraiser runs until close on Friday, December 22. Winter holiday items can be purchased for a free will offering. Come finish decoration shopping and support your Mead Public Library.
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January 20, 2018 – Mead Library Friends of the Foundation will host the Annual Spaghetti Feed at Mead High School. Come support the Library during the Mead vs. Malcolm basketball games. Dinner includes spaghetti with meat sauce, salad, breadstick, choice of homemade dessert, and beverage. Preschoolers eat free, K-6th graders will be charged $4.00, and 7th grade through adult will be charged $6.00. Free will donations to the Library will also be accepted.
Thank you to the Selko Family and the Bank of Mead for providing snacks for the Kids’ Coding Camp on Thursday, October 26.
SNOW REMOVAL GUIDELINES
Any vehicle parked in violation of any traffic regulations or parked so as to obstruct the free movement of traffic or to cause a traffic hazard, or parked on any street or alley obstructing the removal of snow may be immediately removed upon order of the Police Department. 5-304
Following a snowfall of two (2”) or more, it shall be unlawful to park or stand any vehicle on any street within the Village of Mead until the street has been cleared. 5-311
All sidewalks within the municipality shall be cleaned within twenty-four (24) hours after the cessation of the snow. 8-201
JAMES CATHOLIC 213 E. Eighth St.
www.sjamescatholicchurch.com / 402-624-3555
5:30p.m. - Saturday Vigil
9:00a.m. - Sunday Mass
7:00a.m. - Daily Mass - Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
8:00a.m. - Daily Mass - Saturday, when scheduled
ALMA LUTHERAN 219 W. Fifth St.
www.almalutheran.com / 402-624-3015
8:30a.m. - Sunday Worship - First Sunday of the month
9:15a.m. - Sunday School for all ages
10:30a.m. - Sunday Worship - All other Sundays
PANERA BREAD AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC -
DECEMBER 9 (the Saturday following the second Friday of the month)
MEAD COVENANT 1540 Co Rd 10
www.covmead.org / 402-624-6125
10:00a.m. - Sunday Encounter Service
6:00p.m. - We’d like to treat you to a FREE meal!
7:00p.m. - Adult Groups, Jr & Sr High Youth Group
7:15p.m. - Kids in Action (elementary age children)
Trustees Hold Special Meeting and Public Hearing
The Village of Mead Board of Trustees held a Special Meeting and Public Hearing on October 26 at 6:00 p.m. at the Village Office. Answering roll call were Guyle, Wielage and Wimer. Absent were Havelka and Felty. Also present was Clerk Moline. Guests were Layla Giorgakopoulos, Alice Adams and Robert Hannan.
Wimer was elected Chairman Pro-tempore.
A public hearing was called at 6:03 p.m. to discuss an application from G&L Café for a Liquor License. Resolution 17-14, Recommendation to the NE Liquor Control Commission to approve a Class C Liquor License to G&L Café was adopted. The hearing adjourned at 6:06 p.m.
A nuisance abatement issue was tabled until November 14. Adams and Hannan brought concerns to the board.
The meeting adjourned at 6:33 p.m.
VILLAGE OF MEAD MEETINGS
Village Board: Tuesday, December 12, 6:00 pm
Planning Comm.: NO MEETING
Library Board: Wednesday, December 20, 5:30 pm
Fire & Rescue: Monday, December 11, 7:30 pm
The Village Board & Planning Commission meet at the Village Office, Library Board at the Library and Fire/Rescue at the Fire Station.
VILLAGE OF MEAD
312 S. Vine St., P.O. Box 46
Mead, NE 68041
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Shawn Havelka, Chairman
Gary Guyle, Trustee
Jason Felty, Trustee
Richard Wielage, Trustee
Rod Wimer, Trustee
June Moline, Clerk/Treasurer 402-624-2495
Nick Raver, Utility/Maint. Supt.402-443-9688
Jerry Carlson, Police Chief 402-443-6846
Laurie VanAckeren, Library Director 402-624-6605
Lori Moseman, Ass’t Library Director
Nick Raver, Fire Chief 402-443-9688
The Village Office will be closed December 25 and 26, part of December 28 and 29 and January 1 and 2.
CONGRATULATIONS to the Mead Lady Raiders Volleyball Team for qualifying for the Class D2 State Volleyball Tournament. We are very proud of you!
Come and support the Mead Raiders Basketball teams as they kick off their seasons. The Junior High boys first game was at Cedar Bluffs on November 14. The Junior Varsity girls, Varsity girls and Varsity boys teams play Johnson County Central at home beginning at 4:30 on December 1. The Junior Varsity boys play their first game on December 8 at 4:30 p.m. at Palmyra. The Junior High girls play Cedar Bluffs at home on January 15 at 4:00 p.m.
Thank you to members of the Mead Fire Department and Rescue Squad for hosting Santa Claus during his visit to the children in Mead.
The Bank of Mead is sponsoring the Annual Christmas Coloring Contest for kids through grade six. The pictures that need to be colored and submitted to the Bank of Mead by 10:00 a.m., FRIDAY, DECEMBER 22nd for judging. The Christmas Present sheet will be colored by Pre-K through grade 2 and the Fireplace sheet by grades 3-6. There are four age groups: Pre-K through grade K, grades 1-2, grades 3-4 and grades 5-6. Prizes will be awarded.
You can pick up the color sheet at the Bank of Mead or the Village of Mead office. Please include your name, phone number and age on the BACK of the coloring sheet.
The bank will be providing cookies and treats from December 20 - 22 at the Main Bank. YUM!