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Village of Mead


Volume 16, Issue 4

APRIL 2023


The Village of Mead Board of Trustees held their regular meeting on March 14 at the Village Office. The meeting was called to order at 6:00 pm with the following board members answering roll call: Chairman Thorson; Trustees Felty, Simon and Wielage. Absent was Trustee Lee. Also present were Clerk Moline and Utilities/Maintenance Superintendent Luetkenhaus. Guests were Julie Ogden, Adam Miller, Laurie VanAckeren, Mary Mayfield and Andrew Jackson.

SCHEDULED GUEST: Street Superintendent Julie Ogden with JEO, reviewed the First Street and Pine Street Improvement Plan.

UNSCHEDULED GUESTS: Adam Miller, representing the Mead Ball Association, reported that at this time Matthew Marshall is interested in only renting the baseball field, but may be interested in renting the softball field for league play in the fall. Library Director Laurie VanAckeren presented the 10/1/2021 – 9/30/2022 Annual Statistical Report.

NEW BUSINESS: The following action was taken: approved an Amendment to Owner-Engineer Agreement No. 02 with JEO for First and Pine Streets Improvement; approved purchase of an Actuator Assembly and Handheld UPG Archer 3; Adopted Resolution 23-03 Obligating American Rescue Plan Funds for the purchase of a Handheld UPG Archer 3, adopted Resolution 23-04 Fee Schedule; and approved an Interlocal Agreement with Mead Hay and Lawn to bale alfalfa at the lagoon site.  SDLL Application from Mead Days Association to sponsor Trivia Night on April 15 at the Mead Fire Hall and SDLL Application from Karen’s Spirit’s and Smokes to sponsor Jake Richard Educational Fund Fundraiser on March 19 at the Fire Hall were accepted.

REPORTS: Police – Thorson reported Sackett has been dealing with dog issues.  Utilities/Maintenance Superintendent – Luetkenhaus reported meter maintenance and Water Treatment Plant daily schedule and requested purchase of new swings at the park and summer help. Building and Zoning Administrator – Accepted were Building Permits 23-02 Girmus Investments to move in a pole building; 23-03 William Thorson to erect a shed, and 23-04 Michael Kuehl to construct a wood deck.  Library – The minutes of he February 7 and March 7 board meetings were accepted. Clerk – Moline reported a delinquent water/sewer account and future monthly meetings with the Planning Commission to amend zoning regulations and subdivision regulations.

The meeting was adjourned at 7:00 p.m.



All-terrain vehicles, utility-type vehicles and golf car vehicles are required to be licensed within the Village of Mead. You need to complete an application and provide proof of insurance prior to inspection by the Police Chief. Cost is $50.00 annually. Licenses expire annually on March 31.

All dogs and cats within the village limits are required to be licensed by MAY 1. Cost is $4.00 altered animal, $6.00 intact animal. To license you must provide proof of a current rabies vaccination.



ALMA LUTHERAN  219 W. Fifth St.

402-624-3015, also on Facebook

9:30 am – Sunday School for all ages through 8th grade.  No Sunday School the first Sunday of the month.

10:30 am – Sunday Worship

PANERA BREAD FREE TO THE PUBLIC  Saturday following the second Friday every month, 10 am – 11 am. FREE TO ALL!  This month the church will be open on SATURDAY, APRIL 15th.



402-624-6125, also on Facebook


9:15 am – 9:45 am Coffee Hour

10:00 am – Sunday Service

Every third Sunday evening 6:30 pm Sunday Night Service


6:30 pm – Kids in Action Grades 1st-6th

7:00 pm – Encounter Life Youth 7th – 12th

7:00 pm – Worship and Prayer with the Word

Every last Wednesday of the month is a FREE Community Meal 6:00 pm-6:45 pm

JAMES CATHOLIC 213 E. Eighth St. / 402-624-3555 & on Facebook

4:30 pm – Saturday Mass

9:00 am – Sunday Mass

Weekly Schedule

7:00 am – Tues-Wed-Thu-Fri Daily Mass


Palm Sunday Celebration April 2nd 10:00am

Road to Resurrection April 5th 6:00pm & 7:37pm

Good Friday Service April 7th 7:00pm

Resurrection Sunday, April 9th

8:30am Breakfast for All! Provided by the Camp Fund

9:20am Resurrection Egg Hunt for kids up to 6th grade

10:00am Resurrection Worship with Kids Choir & Baptisms


Maundy Thursday Service, April 6th 7:30pm

Good Friday Service, April 7th 7:30pm

Easter Sunday, April 9th Breakfast 9:30am, Easter Egg Hunt prior to church service

Easter Worship Service, April 9th 10:30am

Upcoming Events

MEAD GARAGE SALE DAY – May 6, 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

MEAD CLEAN-UP DAY – June 10, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

MEAD DAYS – June 16, & 17



312 S. Vine St., P.O. Box 46

Mead, NE  68041

Phone:  402-624-2495

Fax:  402-624-2024 



William Thorson, Chairman

Jason Felty, Trustee

Jason Lee, Trustee

Daniel Simon, Trustee

Richard Wielage, Trustee

June Moline, Clerk/Treasurer 402-624-2495

Shannon Luetkenhaus, Utility/Maintenance Superintendent 402-616-9204

Thomas Sackett, Police Chief 402-443-6846

Laurie VanAckeren, Library Director 402-624-6605

Nick Raver, Fire Chief 402-443-9688


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

Library Board:  Tuesday, April 4, 6:00pm

Fire/Rescue:  Monday, April 10, 6:30pm

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




April 5th

6:00pm & 7:37pm

An Easter Event for the Whole Family!


Join us for the 7th Annual Road to Resurrection Interactive Drama at Encounter Life Ministries, 1540 County Road 10, Mead, NE. We will be holding two showings on Wednesday night, April 5th at 6:00pm and 7:37pm. The drama will all take place in one setting where you and your family are invited to the Jerusalem marketplace. There you will be seated in the marketplace; much like you would in a restaurant but Jerusalem style. From your seat the drama of the last week of Jesus’ life will be played out in front of your eyes along with some interactive audience participation. Come and see the animals, hear the accounts of what happened that week, journey through and relive what Jesus went through from His triumphal entry to His victorious resurrection! You, your youth group, small group or any group in your church will have an unforgettable experience! Sign up today for your free tickets at



The Saunders County Sheriff’s Office will set off the firemen’s pagers if they receive a watch for this area. The fire siren will go up and down a few times. This is only to alert the 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/electronic device 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 immediately. For those residents or businesses without basements, seek shelter at the Alma Lutheran Church basement, 219 W. Fifth Street. A fireman will have the door open if we are in a storm warning.


The Village dump is available for use by Mead residents only. The only items permitted are weeds, tree branches, leaves, and grass clippings. All items must be unbagged. There is also a roll-off available to dispose of metal/iron products. Dump hours change April 1st. They are Wednesday 5:00 pm—7:00 pm and Saturday 8:00 am—12:00 pm.



If you are planning a construction or demolition project, you must submit an Application for a Building Permit or an Application for a Demolition Permit to the Village Office. The permit will be reviewed by the Building / Zoning Administrator.  Once his approval or denial of the permit has been received contact will be made with the party making the application.  If approved a permit will be typed and a letter sent that the permit may be obtained once payment has been received. Items not requiring a permit are temporary dog kennels, sidewalks, driveways, cement patio’s, and concrete slabs. A shed 150 square feet or less does not require a permit but does need to meet setbacks.  Check with the Village Office for those setbacks. A permit is required prior to cutting into village streets to create curbs. A fence is required for any pool, spa, or hot tub containing at least 18” of water. Zoning and subdivision regulations apply to all property owners within one-mile of village limits.


Saturday, May 6, 2023

8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Maps 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, NO LATER THAN MONDAY, MAY 1.


Phone: 402-624-6605   E-mail:

Spring NEW Hours 

                                Monday       3:30p – 5:30p                Tuesday   9a – 5:30p

                                Wednesday 1:30p – 5:30p                  Thursday 3:30p – 8p

                                Friday        9a-12n                              Saturday 9a-12n

Coffee Hour: Join us for coffee and conversation, every Tuesday at 10a.

Events for April:

Saturday, April 1 – After the Mead Easter Egg Hunt at the Park in the morning, come in for Kids Craft Time and take home your craft and a treat. All ages welcome.

Wednesday, April 5 – The Library’s Adult Book Club meets at 6:30p, the second Wednesday of each month.  All adults are welcome!

Thursdays April 6, April 13, April 20, and April 27 Join us for an Adult Do-It-Yourself Craft Night.  Stop in anytime between 6p-8p and bring any craft you are working on. We’ll have the coffee on!

Wednesday, April 12 – Make a Spring Craft at 4p. Come and enjoy a cute craft and watch Miss Roberta create a cloud using a bar of soap. Best for ages 4 and up.

Tuesday, April 18 – Participate in a Charcuterie Workshop. The session starts at 630p and seats are limited. Cost is $3.00 per person (nonrefundable) and a RSVP is required by April 10. Please bring your own covered drink. (Adults only).

Saturday, April 22 – Celebrate at the Library and make an Earth Day Craft at 10a. Best for ages 5 and up.

We are celebrating National Library Week with these events:

Monday, April 24 – Stop in to check out a movie and pick up Free Popcorn to enjoy at home. One bag per family while supplies last.

Tuesday, April 25 Drop in after school for a Kids Craft To Go. Offered while supplies last.

Wednesday, April 26 – Kids Free Book Day. All ages are welcome to visit the Librarian and pick up a coupon for a free book.

Friday, April 28 – Adult Free Book Day. Stop and see the Librarian to get a coupon for a free book.

Stay tuned for more program and event information by following us on our new Facebook page:

Or, search Mead NE Public Library on Facebook!