Monday, March 20, 2017

Newsletter April 2017


Village of Mead

MEAD MESSENGER

 

Volume 12, Issue 4

APRIL 2017

 

DOG AND CAT VACCINATION CLINIC AND LICENSE DAY

SATURDAY, April 8

1:30 - 3: 00 pm

Mead Fire Station

     Dr. Dobesh from Green Acre Animal Clinic will be present to administer pet vaccinations.  Available will be vaccinations for rabies, distemper/parvo for dogs and rabies and distemper for cats.  Heartgaard and Frontline will also be available to purchase.  Bloods tests for heartworms can also be conducted.  Clerk Moline will be present to issue dog and cat licenses with proof of current rabies vaccination.    Cost to license your pet is $4.00 altered and $6.00 intact.  The clinic is NOT limited to Mead residents only. 

     If you can’t attend the clinic, please provide proof of current rabies vaccination at the Village Office to purchase your license.  All pets are to be licensed by May 1.

 

VILLAGE OF MEAD BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING MINUTES - MARCH 14

   A Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees was held March 14 at 6:00 p.m.  Present were Chairman Havelka; Trustees Felty, Guyle, Wielage and Wimer.  Also present were Clerk Moline, Utility/Maintenance Superintendent Raver and Library Director Laurie VanAckeren.  Guests were Candi Sanders and Craig Jones.

    A PUBLIC HEARING was called at 6:14 p.m. to review a recommendation from the Planning Commission to consider amendment to Municipal Code 11-306 and 11-404.  The hearing was adjourned at 6:17 p.m. 

   Action was taken to adopt Ordinance 688, amend Chapter 11, Zoning; Article 3, Districts; Section 11-306, Single Family Residential; and Article 4, Additional Regulations; Section 11-404, Rear Yard Depth.

   SPECIAL GUESTS:  Candi Sanders, NPAIT, addressed the board regarding cash management of interim funds for the water project.  Laurie VanAckeren presented the 2016 Library Report.  Craig Jones, First National Capital Markets, presented options for cash management and funding of interim funds for the water project.

   REPORTS:  Utility/Maintenance Superintendent - Raver reported on the test well and pumping stations.  Discussion was held on invoice payments for the water project. Police—The monthly report was presented. Planning Commission - The minutes of the February 27 Regular Meeting and Public Hearing and Building Permit 17-01, Colby Properties to construct a house/garage were accepted. Library—Unofficial minutes from the February 15 meeting were reviewed.  The resignation of Adrienne Miller from the Library Board was noted.  Marty Hagemann was appointed to the Library Board. Clerk - Moline reported scheduled attendance of Clerk Academy, requested vacation in June, receipt of the deed for E. Seventh Street and purchase of a copier.

   Park improvements were discussed with request for bid from SECO to replace 8 GFCI receptacles at the park and plan to repair fixtures in the park restrooms.  Havelka and Felty will address erection of a fence to surround the recycling bins.  The board agreed not to provide ballfield preparation to the Cedar Bluffs Legion Baseball team, flyers will be posted seeking someone to prepare the ballfields and noted receipt of a letter from NDEQ stating answers to residents’ concerns with reissue of AltEn’s permit.  Consideration to vacate N. Third Street and alley between N. Second St. and N. Third St. will be held at a future board meeting.

   Action was taken to approve payment for 1/2 of the $1,271.09 claim to Kids Corner Day Care for replacement of the furnace; approved claim of $17,250.00 to AWS Well Co. for drilling of test hole; approved first reading of Ordinances 692, 693 and 694 to Waste Connections, Roadrunner Transportation and S2 Refuse and Recycling for garbage services; and accepted the $175.00 per roll-up bid from S2 Refuse and Recycling for Mead Clean Up Day.

   The meeting was adjourned at 8:04 p.m.

 

LIBRARY BOARD CHANGES!

Thank you Adrienne Miller for serving on the Library Board.  Marty Hagemann has been appointed to the Mead Library Board.  Welcome!

 

VILLAGE OF MEAD

2017 PART-TIME SUMMER POSITIONS

 

Cleaning the Park Restrooms

Preparing the Baseball / Softball Fields

 

Stop by the Village Office for an application form.

 

DUMP HOURS CHANGE APRIL 1

 

Dump hours will revert to the April - November schedule on April 1.  The dump will be open Wednesday's from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm.  Saturday hours are 8:00 am - 12:00 pm.  Items permitted are tree branches, weeds, leaves and grass clippings ONLY!  All items are to be unbagged.

 

A dumpster is also available on-site for disposal of metal and iron products.

 

Cost to dispose of items is $2.00 per load, payable to the Dumpmaster.  All items will be checked.  Dump use is for Mead Residents ONLY!

 

Village of Mead

Storm Warming Procedures

 

     In case of severe weather, the fire siren will be sounded and go up and down a few times.  This is only to alert members of the Fire Department to be on the watch.  It is also a good idea to keep tuned to a local channel / radio station if we are in a watch area.

     If a funnel is actually spotted, they will blow a steady blast on the siren.  This is your signal to take cover at once.  For those residents or businesses without basements, go to the Alma Lutheran Church basement, 219 W Fifth Street.  A fireman will have the doors open if we are in a storm warning.

 

Congratulations to the Mead Raiders Boys Basketball Team on finishing runner-up in the Class D-2 State Basketball Tournament.

 

MEAD BALL ASSOCIATION PANCAKE FEED

Sunday, April 23, 8am - 2pm

Mead Fire Hall

 

Pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, juice and coffee

$6.00, $3.00 age 8 and under

 

The Mead Ball Association will also be hosting a used baseball/softball clothing and equipment sale.  If you have anything that your child has outgrown and would like to donate it to the Mead Ball Association, please bring it to the pancake feed.  The Mead Ball Association will then sell these items for a small fee with proceeds going to the Mead Ball Association.

           

MEAD’S ANNUAL COMMUNITY-WIDE GARAGE SALE

Saturday, May 6

8:00 am - 2:00 pm

 

Maps will be available at local businesses.

 

If you wish to be placed on the Village Garage Sale Map please contact the Village Office at 402-624-2495 or meadclerk1@hotmail. com NO LATER THAN FRIDAY, APRIL 28.

 

Community Action Partnership

Emergency Services Available in Lancaster and Saunders County

 

Community Action’s Emergency Services Program provides emergency financial assistance with past-due rent and utility bills, as well as security deposit assistance.

 

Call Community Action today for assistance:  531-289-8364

 

Additional Programming:  Head Start, Financial Education, Matched Savings, Weatherization, Tax Preparation and Filing Services, Health Insurance Enrollment, Tenant Support Services

 

 MEAD CLEAN-UP DAY

SATURDAY, MAY 27, 2017

312 S. VINE STREET

 

Example of Permitted Items:  tires (disposal fee required), appliances, bicycles, batteries, beds, dressers, grills.  Exampled of Items not Permitted:  wood, grass clippings, construction refuse, tree limbs, garbage.

 

This event is for MEAD RESIDENTS ONLY!

 

CHURCH NEWS

 

ALMA LUTHERAN  219 W. Fifth St.

www.almalutheran.com / 402-624-3015

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

  9:00a.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. - APRIL 15

 

EASTER WEEK SCHEDULE

April   6   7:00 pm - Maundy Thursday

April 16   9:00 - 10:15 am - Breakfast served by Youth

              10:00 am - East Egg Hunt

              10:30 am - Easter Worship

 

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

 

JOIN US ON AN AMAZING JOURNEY!

 

At Road to Resurrection you’ll step back in time and follow Jesus’ footsteps through the week leading up to his death and resurrection.   Along the path you’ll encounter people who’ve met Jesus and become part of an incredible experience.

 

Wednesday, April 12th, 6:30 PM

Mead Covenant Church

1540 Co Rd 10, Mead, NE

402-624-6125

 

Road to Resurrection begins at 15-minute intervals during our event.  Please call the church to choose a time that is available for your family or group so you can join in this adventure!

 

VILLAGE OF MEAD UPCOMING MEETINGS

Village Board:  Tuesday, April 11, 6:00 pm

Planning Comm.:  Monday, April 24, 7:30 pm

Library Board:  Wednesday, April 19, 5:30 pm

Fire & Rescue:  Monday, April 10, 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

 

 Library Hours:  Tuesday 10am-1pm and 4pm-7pm, Wednesday 4pm-7pm, Thursday 9am-6pm, Friday 9am-1pm NOTE: The Library will be closed Saturday, April 15.

 

Monthly Schedule

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

The Lunch Bunch Book Club will gather from 1130am-1230pm on Friday, April 21.

The Mead Public Library Board will meet Wednesday, April 19, at 530pm in the library.

 

Special Events

Saturday, April 1- A Saturday Morning Movie (rated PG) will be shown at 10am. Popcorn will be provided, and attendees should bring their own covered drinks.

Tuesday, April 4-The Mead Friends of the Library Foundation will meet from 6-7 pm.

Saturday, April 8-Bingo for Books will begin at 10:30am. All ages are welcome. Each winner receives a gently used book. 

Tuesday, April 11-A Family Board Game Night will be hosted from 5:30p-7pm.  All ages welcome!

Thursday, April 20- Mead Public Library Teen Advisory Board (TAB) will meet at 445 pm.

 

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. 

The state-wide theme for the 2017 Summer Reading Program is “Build a Better World.” Events planned at the Library include:

May 26:    The Kick Off Party begins at 10am!  Special Guests: Raptors from Fontenelle Forest!

June 6-9:  Summer Reading Camp 10am-11am each day!  Different presenter daily, including Madeleine Rheinheimer, teen author of the children’s book UNDEFINED, on June 7. 

July 6:      Coding Workshop for children entering grade 4th through 9th, 10am-1pm.  Mark your calendar now as space will be limited.

Aug. 11:    End of Summer Reading Party 4pm-6pm  Party with the Parrots from NE Parrot Rescue!

 

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.

 

GARY ELSE BENEFIT

To Help Defray Medical Expenses

 

Sunday, April 2, 2017

5:00 P.M.

Mead Fire Hall

 

FREE WILL DONATION

 

Food, Auction and Raffle - There will be many Silent Auction Items!

 

A few months ago Gary wasn’t feeling well and went to the doctor to find out that he had a brain tumor.  Gary has had two brain surgeries to remove the tumor.  At this time Gary is doing well but has a long road to recovery.  Please come and help us support Gary!

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.