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Village of Mead

Volume 16, Issue 4
APRIL 2020

Village of Mead Board of Trustees Meetings
The Board of Trustees of the Village of Mead met in a Special Meeting on February 19 at 6:00 p.m. at the village office. Present were Chairman Thorson; Trustees Felty, Wielage and Wimer. Absent was Trustee Guyle. Also present were Clerk Moline and Utility/Maintenance Superintendent Raver. Guests were Craig Reinsch with Olsson, John Hassett with Advanced Gaming Technologies, and Melissa Burke.
Bids were reviewed for Phase II of the Water Project. Bid was awarded to Neuvirth Construction, contingent upon USDA financial support. Discussion was held on financing the additional cost of the project. No action was taken to approve Change Order #2 of Phase I of the water project to Maquire Iron. Action was tabled to reissue the village’s General Obligation Sewer Bonds, Series 2015.
John Hassett presented a request received from Melissa Burke to place Keno at her establishment. Resolution 20-03 was adopted authorizing the placement of the issue of establishing and conducting the operation of a Keno Lottery System within the boundaries of the Village of Mead on the May 12 Primary Election Ballot.
The meeting adjourned at 7:04 p.m.
A regular meeting of the Village of Mead Board of Trustees was held on March 10 at 6:00 p.m. at the village office. Answering roll call were Chairman Thorson; Trustees Guyle, Wielage, and Wimer. Absent was Trustee Felty. Also present was Clerk Moline. Guest was Rick Miller.
A Public Hearing was called at 6:04 p.m. to hear testimony to amend zoning regulations. The hearing was adjourned at 6:11 p.m.
Action was taken to adopt Ordinance No. 744, amend the Zoning Regulations to read “Alcohol manufacturing and/or use of stockpiling of any treated seed grains, processed or unprocessed, is prohibited.” within the Agricultural, Light Industrial, Heavy Industrial and Agricultural Industrial Districts; approved second reading of Ordinance No’s. 741, 742, and 743, Non-exclusive franchises to collect and dispose of garbage to Waste Connections, Roadrunner Transportation and S-2 Refuse and Recycling; approved the Amended Letter of Conditions for additional financial support of the water project; and approved the Notice of Award to Neuwirth Construction for $1,868,145.00 to complete Phase II of the water project. First reading of Ordinance No. 747, Parking of certain vehicles; prohibited and exceptions and Failure to pay within five days and Ordinance No. 748, Fireworks; Timeline; and Baling Agreement for 2020 with Terry Miller were approved.
REPORTS: Police – The monthly Police Report was reviewed. Utility/Maintenance Superintendent – A letter received from Maquire Iron seeking a winter stop work order was discussed. No action was taken. Action was taken to approve a bid from Electric Pump to repair a pump at the sewer plant for $2,500.00. Planning Commission – The minutes of the February 24 meeting and public hearing were accepted. Library – The February 17 Library Board meeting minutes were accepted. Clerk – A letter that will be mailed to community members was reviewed.
The meeting adjourned at 6:40 p.m.

Dump Guidelines ~

The only items permitted are weeds, tree branches, leaves, and grass clippings. All items are required to be unbagged. There is also a roll-off available to dispose of metal/iron materials ONLY. Everyone please abide by these guidelines to insure that the dump will remain open 24/7 and dumpster provided. The dump is available for use by Mead residents ONLY!

Sadly, the Mead Annual Easter Egg Hunt has been cancelled due to the Coronavirus. Enjoy your Easter and stay safe.

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 tv channel/radio station if we are in a watch area. Residents can also receive updates and follow the storm’s path on their cell phones, laptops, or computers.
If a funnel is actually spotted, the Fire Department will sound 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 member of the Fire Department will have the door open if we are in a storm warning.


The following events have been CANCELLED by the Village of Mead Board of Trustees due to the Coronavirus.

Mead Annual Easter Egg Hunt – April 11

Dog & Cat Vaccination Clinic and License Day – March 28

Garage Sale Day – May 2

Mead Clean-up Day – June 13

To license your dog or cat, please drop the paperwork and payment in the drop box located by the front door of the village office or email the information. The document must include current rabies vaccination. If your pet’s information is current with the village’s record, you may make payment via credit/debit card. I will deliver the paperwork and tag to your front door. Contact information is 402-624-2495 or
All dogs and cats residing within village limits are required to be licensed by MAY 1. Cost is $4.00 altered animal, $6.00 intact animal. If you have not licensed your pet with the village in the past, you will need to provide the alteration record.

MEAD DAYS – JUNE 19 and 20

The Planning Commission will meet Monday, May 18, due to the fourth Monday falling on Memorial Day
Thank you, Melissa Konecky for your many years of service on the Mead Planning Commission.


1) Must live inside the corporate limits of the Village of Mead

2) Willing to learn zoning regulations

3) Concerned about the community

Term expires June 1, 2022

Please contact the Village Office at 402-624-2495 or, a member of the Mead Board of Trustees, or a member of the Mead Planning Commission if you are interested in filling this position.

Mead Covenant Church Resurrection Events
Palm Sunday Worship April 5th at 10:00 am
Good Friday Drama Service April 10 at 7:00 pm
Resurrection Morning April 12 Easter Breakfast 8:30 am, Resurrection Egg Hunt 9:30 am for the kids, Celebration 10:00 am

Local church services are live streamed every Sunday on FACEBOOK. Join Alma Lutheran services at 10:30 am and Mead Covenant Church at 10:00 am.

ALMA LUTHERAN 219 W. Fifth St. / 402-624-3015
9:30a.m. – Sunday School for all ages (second, third, and fourth Sundays of the month)
10:30a.m. – Sunday Worship

PANERA BREAD FREE TO THE PUBLIC Saturday following the second Friday every month, 10AM – 11AM. This month the church will be open on SATURDAY, APRIL 11th.

MEAD COVENANT 1540 Co Rd 10 / 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
6:30p.m. – 8:30p.m. – Kids in Action (elementary age children)

ST. JAMES CATHOLIC 213 E. Eighth St. / 402-624-3555
5:30p.m. – Saturday Mass
9:00a.m. – Sunday Mass
Weekly Schedule
7:00a.m. – Daily Mass

All-terrain vehicles, utility-type vehicles and golf car vehicles are required to be licensed within the Village of Mead. Contact the village office or the Police Chief to obtain or renew your permit by APRIL 1. The permits expire annually on March 31.


Library Hours
Tuesday 10am-1pm & 4pm-8pm Friday 9am-2pm
Wednesday 4pm-8pm Saturday 9am-12noon
Thursday 9am-3pm Closed: Sunday and Monday

The Library will be closed on April 2 and 3

Monthly Schedule
Coffee Hour is scheduled every Tuesday at 10am. Come for coffee and conversation.
Story Time for young children is offered every Tuesday at 430pm. We will read a book or two, make a craft, and have a take-home surprise.
The Lunch Bunch Book Club will gather Friday, April 17, from 12noon-1pm. Join us for discussion of this month’s book.
The Friends of the Mead Library Foundation will meet at the library on Wednesday, April 15, at 515pm. The group will be planning for the Book and Bake Sale, its annual spring fundraiser. Please consider joining our fun, little group! The Book and Bake Sale is scheduled for Saturday, May 2 at 8am.

The next regularly-scheduled meeting of the Mead Public Library Board of Trustees will be Monday April 20, at 530pm in the Library. The public is invited to attend and participate in the session.

Special Events
Thursday, April 9 – School is out! Kids are encouraged to stop by the library any time from 130pm-3pm for a Spring Craft Activity.
Friday, April 10 – There is no school today so come in at 10am for a Bunny and Chicks Craft. All ages are welcome.
Wednesday, April 29 – We will host an Adult Game Night from 6pm-8pm. You are welcome to bring your favorite board game or card game. 21 and over only please. Snacks will be served. Please bring your own beverage.
SAVE THE DATE! The Summer Reading Program will kick off with a party on May 22 at 10a-11am. Join us for a Sheep Spectacular Time!

Building Procedures –
If you are planning a building project or removing a building you must first obtain a permit from the Village of Mead. The only items not required are concrete work (unless it involves the street curb), accessory building less than 150 square feet (must meet zoning setbacks), or a temporary dog kennel. Please contact the village office to obtain an Application for a Building Permit or Application for a Demolition Permit. The Planning Commission must approve the application. In zoning districts other than residential, permission must also be approved by the Board of Trustees.

Village Board: Tuesday, April 14, 6:00 pm
Planning Commission: Monday, April 27, 7:30 p.m.
Library Board: Monday, April 20, 5:30 p.m.
Fire/Rescue: Monday, April 13, 7:30 p.m.

The Village Board & Planning Commission meets at the Village Office, Library Board at the Library and Fire/Rescue at the fire station.

312 S. Vine St., P.O. Box 46
Mead, NE 68041
Phone: 402-624-2495
Fax: 402-624-2024
Bill Thorson, Chairman
Jason Felty, Trustee
Gary Guyle, Trustee
Richard Wielage, Trustee
Rod Wimer, Trustee
June Moline, Clerk/Treasurer 402-624-2495
Nick Raver, Utility/Mnt. Supt.402-443-9688
Jerry Carlson, Police Chief 402-443-6846
Laurie VanAckeren, Library Director
Lori Moseman, Ass’t Library Director
Nick Raver, Fire Chief

Don’t Flush These Items!
Wipes, Paper Towels, Diapers, Feminine Pads, Moist Towelettes, Cloths

Why you should care.
Sewer blockages can cause:

• Plugged and overflowing toilets
• Poorly draining sinks and showers
• Raw sewage backing up through your drain
• Manholes overflowing onto the ground
• Health hazards and nuisance odors
• Increases in the village’s maintenance cots
• Costly maintenance and repair bills for you!

Even when these items make it through the drainage pipes in a person’s home, they can wreak havoc with the filtering and cleaning system at the village’s wastewater plant.

March 20 – through the Pandemic

We want to be a HELPING HAND during this crisis!

If you are 65 or older
We are available to help with

• Needed items
• Groceries
• Shopping Trips
• Meals

Let us know –

Mead Covenant Church
Saunders County – Long Term Recovery Group
1538 Co Rd 10
Mead, NE 68041