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Village of Mead


Volume 16, Issue 7

JULY 2020


The Village of Mead Board of Trustees met via teleconference on June 9 at 6:00 p.m.  Answering roll call were Chairman Thorson; Trustees Felty, Guyle, Wielage, and Wimer.  Also present were Clerk Moline and Utilities/Maintenance Superintendent Raver.  Guest was Rick Miller.

The following action was taken:  Discussion on requests to place a bee hive on a property and to sell shaved ice this summer within the village.  Action was taken to waive the Peddler’s Permit Fee for the applicant selling shaved ice due to it being in support of the children during the pandemic; approved Change Order #1 to Vrba Construction to remove seeding from the contract and add removal of the leaking 6” shut-off valve to the existing tower and cap the lines; and approve a Special Permit to Twisted Thunder Fireworks to sell fireworks from June 25 through July 4 within the village.

REPORTSPolice – The Monthly Police Report was reviewed.  Utility/Maintenance Superintendent – Raver reported A&M Pumping Service cleaned the storm sewer at Sixth and Cedar, scheduled street cleaning, removal of the old water tower is completed and fish have died at the lagoons.  Thorson reported inspection of the poles and lights at the park ballfield is scheduled for June 11.  Planning Commission – The May 18 meeting minutes were accepted.  Discussion was held on amending  Section 11-412 Sign Regulations.  Clerk – Moline reported scheduled vacation, filing deadlines for the General Election, and Accountant Schroeder will be in-house on July 15 to complete the nine-month review and upcoming budget.

The meeting adjourned at 6:28 p.m.

The Village Office will be closed Friday, July 3.

Wanted – Planning Commission Member

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

2) Willing to learn zoning regulations

3) Concerned about the community

4) Terms are for three years

If interested please contact the village office at 402-624-2495 or meadclerk1@hotmail. com, a member of the Board of Trustees or a member of the Planning Commission.


ALMA LUTHERAN  219 W. Fifth St. / 402-624-3015

10:30a.m. – Sunday Worship

Upcoming worship schedule:  6/28 and 7/5 Outdoor Worship by the Prayer Garden, 7/12 Indoor Worship with social distancing measures in place

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

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)

  1. 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




NOTICE:  Due to Covid19, Mead Public Library is closed until further notice. Please watch our Facebook page for updates regarding library services.

Curbside Pick-up and Home Delivery of Materials

While we are closed to the public, Mead Public Library is offering curbside pick-up and home delivery of collection materials at no charge.

Curbside Pickup:               TuesdaysSaturdays (call or email for times)

Home Delivery:                 Thursdays after 3pm (materials will be left on your front porch)

Library Staff will prepackage and check out up to ten (10) items per library card for Mead residents. Please call 402-624-6605 or email: with your requests and let us know what time you will come by to pick them up. You can also reserve items using our online catalog: (items are not guaranteed to be available for immediate check out as all returned items will be quarantined for 4 days).

Please include your full name, address, and phone number when requesting items from the collection and allow at least 1 hour for staff to prepare your materials.


Don’t forget about Overdrive-our free online source for books and audiobooks:

All you need to use Overdrive is a library card.  If you have questions, please email us:


Summer Reading Program (SRP) for All Ages

This summer we are happy to announce readers will have two ways to track their progress as part of the Summer Reading Program.  Email or call the library if you would like to use the paper form (which we have used in the past) or you can now download the Reader Zone App to track reading.  The program code is 398f3.

SRP Rules:  All participants in Mead Public Library SRP must have a Saunders County Library card and be in good standing.  All materials used for the program need to be checked out from Mead Public Library or downloaded using the Mead Library Overdrive App. The program will begin June 1 and end July 24, 2020. Lots of awesome prizes will be awarded at the end of the program.

The MEAD MESSENGER is published monthly in Mead Public School’s monthly newsletter.  You may view and print the school’s newsletter which includes the Mead Messenger at  If you wish to receive a paper copy of the newsletter please contact Kris Schutt at the Jr.-Sr. High School, 402-624-3435, and she will place your name on the mailing list.  The newsletter is generally placed on the school website at the end of each month.  The Mead Messenger is also available at  The newsletter is placed on the village website the last week of the month.


*Get your ATV’s, UTV’s, and Golf cars licensed today to be in compliance with Mead Code.

*License your dogs and cats at the village office – $4.00 altered animal, $6.00 intact animal. If off of your personal property or on public property you are required to pick up your pets excrement.

*Grass and weeds are to be maintained at a height no greater than 12”.  Grass clippings are NOT to be mowed into the streets.

*A fence is required to surround all pools/spas/hot tubs containing at least 18” of water.  If the spa/hot tub has a lock attached this will forgo the fence requirement but the spa/hot tub must be locked at all times when not in use.  A permit for the fence must be approved by the Planning Commission prior to erection of the pool/spa/hot tub.  This encompasses the one-mile zoning jurisdiction of Mead.

The deadline to file as a candidate for the Village of Mead Trustee position is July 15 for incumbents and August 3 for all other candidates.  You will need to contact the Saunders County Election Commissioner to file your candidacy.


Village Board:  Tuesday, July 14, 6:00 pm

Planning Commission:  Monday, July 27, 7:30 pm

Library Board:  Monday, July 20, 5:30 pm

Fire/Rescue:  Monday, July 13, 7:30 pm

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

The July 14 meeting of the Board of Trustees will be held at the Community Building, 220 E. Fourth St.


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

Gary Guyle, Trustee

Richard Wielage, Trustee

Rodney  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 402-624-6605

Lori Moseman, Ass’t Library Director

Nick Raver, Fire Chief 402-443-9688

The old water tower was dismantled on June 8.  It has served the village since 1914.  Phase I of the water project is nearing completion and Phase II is scheduled to begin. Thank you for your patience during the water improvement project for the Village of Mead.  The estimated completion date is June 2021.


Friday, July10th 8:00am to 7:00pm

Saturday, July 11th   8:00am to 2:00pm

Mead Covenant Church

1538 Co Rd 10 Mead

All proceeds go to support Student Ministries

Have a safe and happy 4th of July!

The time frame to discharge fireworks is 8:00 AM until 11:00 PM June 25th through July 3rd except July 4th 8:00 AM until 12:00 MIDNIGHT.”