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

Village of Mead


Volume 13, Issue 2




Saturday, April 7, 2018

Mead Community Building

1:30 – 3:00 p.m.


Dr. Dobesh of Green Acre Animal Clinic, Wahoo, will be present to administer pet vaccinations and the Village Clerk will be available to issue dog and cat licenses with proof of current rabies vaccination.   Cost to license your pet is $4.00 altered, $6.00 intact.  All dogs and cats within the village limits are required to be licensed by MAY 1.


Vaccinations available are:  DOGS – rabies, distemper, parvo and kennel cough.  CATS – rabies and distemper.   Blood tests for heartworm can also be completed on-site.  Products available to purchase will be Heartgard and Frontline. 


Questions can be directed to the Village Clerk at 402-624-2495 or


FOUNDin Mead.  Ring, please contact the Village Office to identify and claim with the person who has found it.





Saturday, February 17, 2018

Mead Community Building

Begin serving at 6:00 P.M.


Good Food, Prizes and Music



All proceeds to Mead Volunteer Fire Department


Experience Pietra Fitness®…

A fitness class that stretches and tones the body while refreshing the soul with prayer.  In only one hour you will feel calmer, stronger, refreshed and renewed!  Gentle Class for Women is currently on Tuesday mornings 6-7 a.m. at the elementary school.  Contact Mary Miller, Certified Pietra Fitnes Instructor at 402-432-4731.



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

7:15p.m. – Kids in Action (elementary age children)


JAMES CATHOLIC  213 E. Eighth St. / 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. / 402-624-3015

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

  9:15a.m. – Sunday School for all ages

10:30a.m. – Sunday Worship – All other Sundays


PANERA BREAD AVAILABLE FREE TO THE PUBLIC – FEBRUARY 10 (the Saturday following the second Friday of the month).



Water rates will increase March 29 following three readings of Ordinance No. 703 per requirements by the USDA.  Rates will increase by $15.00 per month flat fee.  The increase will show on your April 23 statement. Your annual sewer usage will also be adjusted on the April 23 statement  based on average gallons of water used during the months of January, February and March.


Water rates will be amended to $50.00 per month for residents with 5/8” – 1” meters; $60.00 to non-residents with 5/8”-1” meters; $60.00 for 1” meter multiple family residents; $75.00 for  1” multiple family dwellings of non-residents; 1 1/2” or larger meters $80.00 resident; 1 1/2” or larger meter $105.00 non-residents; and $60.00 + $20.00 thousand gallons for bulk sales.  All customers other than bulk sales are billed $1.75 per thousand gallons usage.


Sewer rates are 5/8” – 3/4” $40.00 resident; 5/8” – 3/4” $50.00 non-resident; 1” $50.00 resident; 1” $65.00 non-resident; 1 1/2” or larger $70.00 resident; and 1 1/2” or larger $95.00 non-resident.  All customers are billed $1.10 per 1,000 gallons usage.



The Village of Mead Board of Trustees met January 9 at the Village Office at 6:00 p.m.  Answering roll call were Chairman Havelka; Trustees Felty, Wielage and Wimer.  Absent was Trustee Guyle.  Also present were Clerk Moline and Utility/Maintenance Superintendent Raver.  Guests were Ron and Angie Sladek.


REPORTS:  Police Chief/Zoning Administrator/Nuisance Enforcement Officer – Carlson presented updates on nuisance abatements.  The board closed abatements on properties located at 25 N. Oak St., 204 W. Eighth St., Lot 7, and 620 S. Elm St.


UNSCHEDULED GUESTS:  Ron and Angie Sladek sought an extension on a nuisance abatement on property a 307 S. Cedar St.   Havelka presented a verbal request from Jeff Barris seeking an extension on a nuisance abatement on 410 S Oak St.  The board approved extensions on the properties until April 10, 2018.


REPORTS:  Utility/Maintenance Superintendent – Raver reported a well concern and requested amendment to the water code.  Delinquent water / sewer accounts were presented. The color coded map and projected water project timeline for the water project were reviewed.  The board approved the color coded map showing rights-of-way on village property.  Clerk – Moline reported process of the website design, recent release of lien on a property, and upcoming meetings.


NEW BUSINESS:  No action was taken on a request to amend Code 6-202, Animals banned from the community.  Review of the One and Six Year Street Plan for Improvement Project took place.  Action was taken to approve first reading of Ordinance No. 703, amend water minimum rates and Ordinance No. 702, 2.9% wage increase to the Clerk/Treasurer.


The meeting adjourned at 7:10 p.m.


 What can you do to prevent cross connections and keep your drinking water safe.

1. Check your faucets to be sure that all faucet endpoints are above the flood level of the sink, tub, basin or other apparatus they supply.

2. Protect faucet extensions by installing proper backflow prevention devices (i.e. hose bib vacuum breakers) on all faucets capable of having a hose or other extension attached.

3. Check drain lines (refrigerator drink dispensers, water softeners, heat exchangers, etc.) to be sure there is an adequate air gap between the drain line and the floor drain or sewer line into which they discharge.

4. Never use unprotected faucets to fill non-drinking water containers (i.e. water beds, wading pools, stock tanks, hot tubs, etc.)


Following these guidelines and using common sense will help to eliminate the possibility of you contaminating your drinking water, your neighbor’s drinkingwater and your community’s drinking water.  This not only affects the residents of your community, but their visitors and those people who are passing through.



Library Hours

Tuesday       10am-1pm and 4pm-7pm                       Friday   9am-1pm

Wednesday   5pm-8pm                                      Saturday   9am-12noon

              Thursday      9am-6pm                                         Closed:  Sunday and Monday


NOTICE:  Beginning in January 2018, regular meetings of the Mead Public Library Board of Trustees will be the third Monday of each month at 5:30pm at the library.


Monthly Schedule

Coffee Hour is scheduled every Tuesday at 10am.

Story Time for young children is offered every Tuesday at 4pm.  We read a book or two, make a craft and receive a take home snack.  Join us!

The Mead Public Library Board of Trustees will meet Monday, February 19, at 530pm in the Library.  Please consider joining our Board.  See Library staff or a current Board member for information.

The Lunch Bunch Book Club will meet Friday, February 16, 2018, from 1130am-1230pm.    


Special Events

Mardi Gras Party!  Join us on Tuesday, February 13 from 4p-5p!  We’ll make a fun craft and decorate your own King’s Cake to take home!  All ages welcome!  Starting at 4pm.

Thank You

Thanks to everyone who attended the Annual Spaghetti Feed on January 20.  Special Thank You to all the volunteers and Friends of the Mead Library for hosting this fundraiser.



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

Mead, NE  68041

Phone:  402-624-2495

Fax:  402-624-2024



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/Maint. Supt.402-443-9688

Jerry Carlson, Police Chief 402-443-6846

Laurie VanAckeren, Library Director 402-624-6605

Lori Moseman, Ass’t Library Director

Joel Konecky, Fire Chief 402-443-9659



Village Board:  Tuesday, February 13, 6:00 pm

Planning Commission:  Monday, February 26, 7:30 pm

Library Board:  Monday, February 19, 5:30 pm

Fire & Rescue:  Monday, February 12, 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.

                             SUNDAY NIGHT FEBRUARY 11TH, 6:00 PM
@ Mead Covenant Church
Sunday Night Variety Show
brought to you by Student Ministries’ Players
Our students will entertain you while you dine on fine Italian cuisine
(Spaghetti, Breadsticks, Salad and Desserts)


Talent is given by God, our Gift to Him is fulfilling it!

Reserve your seats online at 
FreeWill Offering taken for Saunders County teens for retreats, conferences and mission trips.