Small Town Living
Village Of Mead Office
(402) 624-2495
Non-Emergency Fire & Rescue
(402) 624-3610


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.


Mead Fire Department President is Scott Selko, Rescue Captain is Jodi Ruhe, 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.


The City of Wahoo handles our 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.  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.  Cable, internet, and cell phone service is up to the individual.


You have three options concerning garbage disposal. Contact:  Waste Connections at 800-279-7511 or 402-721-7511, Roadrunner Transportation at 402-642-5054 or S2 Refuse & Recycling at 402-727-6806.



Recycling services are available at your door for pick-up at a monthly cost with Waste Connections or S2.   Please contact your provider to make arrangements.


Tree branches, weeds, leaves and grass clippings are the only items allowed.  The dump is open to Mead residents ONLY.  All items are to be unbagged.   A dumpster for metal products is also located onsite.

Dump Hours:  April 1 – October 31: Wednesday 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Saturday 8::00 am – 12:00 pm.  November 1 through March 31:  First Saturday of the month ONLY 8:00 am – 12:00 pm.


A Building Permit is required to erect, enlarge or alter a structure including houses, garages, storage sheds, porches, fences and decks. Buildings less than 150 square feet and sidewalks are excluded.  You must meet setbacks for buildings less than 150 square feet so please contact the village office to find the guidelines for the zoning district. 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. Upon 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.  Please check with the library (402-624-6605) for library hours. Coffee Hour is held every Tuesday from 10:00 am – 11:00 pm.  Story Time for young children is held every Tuesday at 4:00 p.m.  A book or two is read, craft completed, and a snack is sent home with the children.  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.


The Community Building is available for community rentals. Rentals are handled through the Mead Fire Department.  Contact Dalene Selko at the Bank of Mead (402-624-2255) or cell (402-450-3393) for rates and future rental dates. A large hall, meeting room and kitchen are available. A deposit is required and is refunded after inspection of the building. The park pavilion may be reserved at no charge. Contact the Village Office if you would like to reserve the park pavilion for your event.

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 Group, Mead PTO, 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 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, Girls Golf, 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 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.


We welcome your questions, suggestions, comments, or complaints, as we wish to make your stay in the village a pleasant one.


William Thorson, Chairman
Jason Felty, Trustee
Jason Lee, Trustee
Daniel Simon, Jr., Trustee
Richard Wielage, Trustee


June Moline, Clerk/Treasurer
_________Utilities/Maintenance Superintendent
Jerry Carlson, Police Chief
Laurie VanAckeren, Library Director