The Village Police Marshall is Chief Jerry Carlson at 402-443-6846. If you are in need of immediate police assistance please dial 911 or call the Saunders County Sheriff dispatch at 402-443-1000. This is a part-time position.
FIRE AND RESCUE
Mead Fire Department President is Scott Selko and Fire Chief is Nick Raver. For non-emergency assistance leave a message at 402-624-3610, in case of a fire or rescue emergency dial 911 or call the Saunders County Sheriff dispatch at 402-443-1000. Also nearby is Saunders Medical Center.
WATER AND SEWER
Nick Raver, Utilities Supt., handles water and sewer. For utilities questions, contact Nick at 402-443-9688 or the Village Office at 402-624-2495. To begin service, a deposit of $150.00 is required and is refunded once you have a current payment history for 24 continuous months, or upon moving from the Village. Water and sewer services are billed monthly. Water meters are read the last week of the month. Bills are sent out by the first calendar day of the month. Payment is due the 15th of each month. After this date, water/sewer accounts are considered delinquent and will be assessed a $10.00 late fee and subject to disconnection of service. If service is disconnected, all past due amounts and late fees, plus a $50.00 re-connection fee will need to be paid prior to restoration of service ($65.00 off-duty hours, holidays or weekends).
Utility Connect Form can be found in the Documents page.
Omaha Public Power District (OPPD) supplies electricity at 402-944-3318. Black Hills Energy supplies natural gas at 888-890-5554. Windstream provides local telephone service at number is 800-347-1991.
You have three options concerning garbage disposal. Contact: Waste Connections 800-279-7511 or 402-721-7511, Roadrunner Transportation 402-642-5054 OR S2 Refuse & Recycling 402-727-6806.
Recycling services are available at your door for pick-up at a monthly cost with Waste Connections OR a dumpster is provided by S2 Refuse & Recycling is located north of the Mead Community Building at 220 E. Fourth St. Items permitted are: paper, envelopes, magazines, mail, cardboard, boxes, aluminum and metal cans, empty paint cans, plastic and shrink or stretch wrap. Items NOT permitted: plastic bags, wood waste, styrofoam or packing foam, concrete, food, light bulbs and glass. Things to remember: Recyclables must be clean; remove all rings; caps and lids; flatten or smash when possible; do not place ANYTHING outside the recycling container; and NO TRASH PLEASE! The recycling dumpster is available for use by MEAD RESIDENTS ONLY!
April 1 – October 31 Wednesday 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Saturday 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
November 1 – March 31 First Saturday of the month 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Tree branches, weeds, leaves and grass clippings are the only items allowed. A dumpster is available for approved scrap metal items. All loads will be checked. The dump is open to Mead residents only at a charge of $2.00 per load, payable to the dumpmaster. All items are to be unbagged. A dumpster for metal products is also located at the dump. A list of permitted iron is available from the dumpmaster. PLEASE NOTE: The dump will be closed due to inclement weather (rain, if the road is not passable or snow).
A Building Permit is required to erect, enlarge or alter a structure including houses, garages, storage sheds, porches, fences and decks. You may pick up an application for a Building Permit at the Village Office. The Planning Commission reviews the applications at their regular meeting on the fourth Monday of the month, excluding December. The month of May may call for the meeting to be moved to the third Monday of the month due to Memorial Day. A penalty fee of $100.00 will be charged if any project is started prior to approval of a Building Permit. Please contact the Village Office to be placed on the agenda. The agenda cannot be amended less than 24 hours prior to the meeting. You can obtain an application form at the Village Office or the Building Permit Form can be found on the Documents page.
Terry Miller serves as the Building Inspector and Jerry Carlson serves as the Zoning Administrator and Nuisance Enforcement Officer.
If you plan to relocate or demolish a building, a Demolition Permit is required. The Planning Commission reviews the applications at their regular meeting on the fourth Monday of the month, excluding December. A penalty fee of $100.00 will be charged if any project is started prior to approval of a Demolition Permit. Please contact the Village Office to be placed on the agenda. The agenda cannot be amended less than 24 hours prior to the meeting. You can obtain an application form at the Village Office or find the form on the Documents page.
Trees, which overhang streets and sidewalks, must be kept trimmed. A minimum of a 14-foot clearance over sidewalks and streets is required for proper snowplow and vehicle traffic as well as pedestrian traffic. After a snowfall of 2 inches or more it shall be unlawful to park or stand any vehicle on any street within the Village until the street has been cleared of snow. Any vehicle that is not removed from the street will be ticketed and/or towed. Sidewalks must also be cleared of snow.
All dogs and cats must be licensed with the Village. Dogs must be kept under restraint (leashed or fenced). Accompanied by a current rabies certificate, licenses are purchased at the Village Office. License fees are as follows: spayed females and neutered males $4.00; intact males and females $6.00. Proof of spaying and neutering is also required. New tags are available in April and considered delinquent and subject to a “failure to license” ticket after May 1st. If an animal is impounded for running at large, the owner is responsible for an impoundment fee and boarding fees before the animal is released.
The Public Library is located at 316 South Vine Street. Laurie VanAckeren serves as the Library Director and Lori Moseman serves as the Assistant Library Director. Hours are Tues. 10:00 am - 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Wed. 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Thurs. 9:00 am - 6:00 pm, Friday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm, and Sat. 9:00 am – 12:00 pm. Children's Story Time is Thursday, 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm and Saturday 11:30 am - 12:00 pm. Coffee Hour is held every Tuesday from 10:00 am - 11:00 am. Computers with internet and printer, free public WiFi, and copier are available for the public. The charge per page for copier use is $.10 black and white copy and $.25 color copy. The telephone number is (402) 624-6605.
FACILITIES FOR RENT
The park pavilion may be reserved at no charge. The park is located at 102 W. First St.
Contact the Village Office if you would like to reserve the pavilion for your function. A rental agreement form can be found on the Documents page.
A large hall, kitchen and/or meeting room is available for rent through the Mead Fire Department. For rates and available dates contact Dalene Selko at the Bank of Mead 402-624-2255 or cell number 402-450-3393. The Mead Fire Station is located at 220 E. Fourth St.
Churches include St. James Catholic, Mead Covenant, and Alma Lutheran. Various activities include C.C.D., Sunday School, Choirs and numerous Adult and Youth groups.
The Mead Ball Association sponsors Youth Baseball, Softball, Football, and Volleyball teams. Other organizations include Volunteer Fire/Rescue Squad Department, Mead Athletic Boosters, 4-H, Mead Development Committee, and Mead Ball Association.
The Mead Community Group exists to promote an environment for raising healthy families through positive attitudes, perceptions and behaviors.
MEAD PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Mead Public Schools is a Class D-2 school. It offers a low student to teacher ratio. Known for its academic offerings, they also offer several Fine Arts programs, Career Literacy studies, and several sports programs including Football, Volleyball, Basketball, Track, and Girls Cross-Country. Co-op programs include Softball, Wrestling, Baseball and Boys Golf.
Newspapers received in this area are the local Wahoo Newspaper and Omaha World Herald. The Mead Messenger is also published each month. This is a newsletter from the Mead Village Board. It is distributed with the Mead Public Schools monthly newsletter. To receive the newsletter you may view it online at www.meadpublicschools.org or contact Kris at Mead Jr.-Sr. High School at 402-624-3435 to have an email sent to you notifying you when the newsletter is available for viewing or provide your address and it will be mailed to you. The July Mead Messenger is mailed with utility bills to village residents only.
The Bank of Mead offers two locations to serve customers as well as free online banking. Visit them for more information.
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We welcome your questions, suggestions, comments, or complaints, as we wish to make your stay in the village a pleasant one.
VILLAGE BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Shawn Havelka, Chairman
Jason Felty, Trustee
Gary Guyle, Trustee
Richard Wielage, Trustee
Rodney Wimer, Trustee
VILLAGE OF MEAD STAFF
June Moline, Clerk/Treas.
Nick Raver, Utilities Supt.
Jerry Carlson, Police Chief
Laurie VanAckeren, Library Director
Lori Moseman, Assistant Library Director
Village Of Mead
312 South Vine Street
Post Office Box 46
Mead, Nebraska 68041-0046
Phone (402) 624-2495
Fax (402) 624-2024