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Village of Mead


Volume 16, Issue 6

JUNE 2020



The Village of Mead Board of Trustees met in a regular meeting on May 12 at 6:00 p.m. via teleconference.  Answering roll call were Chairman Thorson; Trustees Felty, Guyle, Wielage and Wimer.  Also present were Clerk Moline and Utility/Maintenance Superintendent Raver.  Guests were Jordan Spatz, Austin Partridge and John Trecek.

SCHEDULED GUESTSJordan Spatz requested changing the meters at his apartment complex.  No action was taken.  Austin Partridge, First National Bank Capital Markets and John Trecek, Ameritas Investments, both presented options to refinance the sewer bonds.   Action was taken to adopt Resolution 20-02, Authorizing Ameritas to call the General Obligation Sewer Bonds, Series 2015, in the outstanding principal amount of $415,000.00 and Ordinance No. 745, Authorizing the issuance of General Obligation Sewer Refunding Bonds in the amount of $420,000.00 by Ameritas.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:  Action was taken to adopt on third reading Ordinance No. 747, Parking of Certain Vehicles; Prohibited and Exceptions, and Failure to Pay Within Five Days; Notice, and Ordinance No. 748 Fireworks; Timeline.

NEW BUSINESS:  Thorson reported on recent conversation with the village attorney regarding timeline of Phase I of the water project.  The Interlocal Agreement with the City of Wahoo to spray mosquitoes in 2020 was approved.

REPORTSPolice – The Police Report was reviewed.  Utility/Maintenance Superintendent – Raver reported on manganese levels in the water, awaiting word from NDHHS on water samples from new water tower, street cleaning, and inspection and replacement of light poles at the softball/baseball field at the park.  Planning Commission – The minutes of the April 27 meeting and permits approved were accepted.  Action was taken to approve permit 20-09 to Konecky Oil to reface an existing cabinet and re-appoint Jim Halbmaier, Rick Miller and Robert Morin to the Planning Commission.  Clerk – Moline reported Marilyn Jensen has volunteered to maintain the median for 2020.

The meeting adjourned at 7:14 p.m.



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.


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 Police Chief Carlson to obtain or renew your permit.  Permits were due APRIL 1.  The permits expire annually on March 31.


The new water tower was put into service on May 14.


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 will continue to be provided.  The dump is available for use by Mead residents ONLY!


All dogs and cats residing within village limits are required to be licensed annually by May 1.

Please provide the document with your pet’s recent rabies vaccination along with the required fee of $4.00 altered or $6.00 in-tact animal.  You may leave this in the drop box located by the office front door or mail to Box 46, Mead, NE 68041.  I will deliver the tag and return the paperwork to your house.



  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


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

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, JUNE 13.


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)


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.

Thank you Matt Bratsburg for serving on the Mead Planning Commission.



All swimming pools containing at least 18” of water, spas and hot tubs must be enclosed at ground level by a fence with a minimum height of 4’ and a maximum height of 6’.  There shall be no opening in the fence that permits passage of an object 4” in diameter or larger.  Hot tubs and spas are not required to have fencing if they have locking tops and are kept locked at all times when not in use.  All gates must have locking hardware to prevent access when not in use.  This includes the one-mile zoning jurisdiction of Mead and the required submission for a Building Permit.


BUILDING PROCEDURES ~ If you are planning a building project or removing a building you must obtain a permit from the Village.  Items not requiring a permit are concrete (unless it involves the street curve), building less than 150 square feet (still must meet zoning setbacks), or a temporary dog kennel. The Planning Commission approves all residential zoning requests, all other zoning district requests must also be approved by the Board of Trustees.



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



Village Board:  Tuesday, June 9 6:00 pm

Planning Commission:  Monday, June 22, 7:30 pm

Library Board:  Monday,  June 15, 5:30 pm

Fire/Rescue:  Monday, June 8 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.


At the May 12 meeting of the Board of Trustees the board approved the following amendment to Village Code.  “It shall be unlawful for the owner or operator of a semi-tractor-truck with trailer attached or unattached, any trailer unattached, any other motor vehicle with trailer, bed or box attached, which exceeds nine (9’) feet in length, or in excess of the gross weight of five (5) tons, or any motor home exceeding twenty (20’) feet in length measured bumper to bumper, except emergency vehicles, to park on any streets, alleys, public ways, or portions thereof, within the Village, except when being used for the purpose of delivering or collecting goods, wares, merchandise, or materials and then only for a period of time no longer than is necessary for the expeditious delivery or collecting of goods, wares, merchandise or materials to and from residences and/or businesses within the Village”.

Also approved was the addition to Village Code:  “The time frame to discharge fireworks shall be 8:00 AM until 11:00 PM June 25th through July 3rd except July 4th 8:00 AM until 12:00 MIDNIGHT.”


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 pickup and home delivery at no charge.

Curbside Pickup:         Thursdays from 10a-2p

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 materials 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 Young Readers

This summer we are happy to announce families will have two ways to track young readers’ 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 always 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.