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

Village of Mead

Volume 16, Issue 3
March 2020



Saturday, March 28
Mead Community Building
1:30 – 3:00 PM

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.

Available will be vaccinations for rabies, distemper, parvo and kennel cough for dogs and rabies and distemper for cats. Products available to purchase will be Heartgard and Frontline. Blood tests for heartworm can also be completed on-site.

All dogs and cats within the village limits are required to be licensed by May 1. If you have questions please contact the Village Office at 624-2495 or

A dog is the only thing…that loves you more than he loves himself.
Spring Forward! Daylight Savings Time begins March 8.

A plumbing cross connection is defined as the actual or potential connection between a public water supply and a source of contamination or pollution.
In other words, a cross connection is the link through which it is possible for a contaminating material to enter the drinking water supply system. Such links, or possible links, pose a serious public health hazard. Because of the hazards of cross connections, you and every other customer of the public water supply system have a responsibility to help safeguard your system and the public water supply system from cross connections.
When a cross connection exists, it is possible for a contaminant to enter the drinking water system when the pressure of the polluted source exceeds the pressure of the potable source. This may result in either a back siphonage or backflow. Basically, either is a reversal in the normal direction of the water flow. Such situations can be produced through a variety of circumstances within plumbing systems, generally a drop in water pressure.

Library Hours
Tuesday 10am-1pm & 4pm-8pm Friday 9am-2pm
Wednesday 4pm-8pm Saturday 9am-12noon
Thursday 9am-3pm Closed: Sunday and Monday
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, March 20, from 12noon-1pm. Join us for discussion of this month’s book and a St. Patrick’s Day Pot Luck. Corned beef and cabbage, table service, and coffee will be provided. Guests are asked to bring side dishes with serving utensils so we can share and enjoy favorites.
The next regularly-scheduled meeting of the Mead Public Library Board of Trustees will be Monday March 16, at 530pm in the Library. The public is invited to attend and participate in the session.
Special Events
Friday, March 6 – There is no school today. We will have Movie Morning beginning at 11am. Bring a covered drink and popcorn will be provided.
Friday, March 13 – School is out, so come join us at 11am for a Shamrock Suncatcher Craft Session.
Thursday, March 19 – After early school dismissal, we will have Movie Time at 215pm. Bring a covered drink and popcorn will be provided.
Wednesday, March 25 – We will host an Adult Craft Session from 6-730pm and make Plate Tiers. Crafters age 16 and over are welcome to attend this free workshop. Please RSVP by March 18.
The flag outside the library will be flown in memory of Edward (Bud) Wenninghoff during March. If you would like to donate a flag and have it flown in honor of your loved one that served or currently serves in the military, please contact the library.
Be sure to “like” our Face Book page for updates and details of programs and events.

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

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, MARCH 14th.

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)

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 402-443-9688

Village Board: Tuesday, March 10, 6:00 pm
Planning Commission: Monday, March 23, 7:30 p.m.
Library Board: Monday, March 16, 5:30 p.m.
Fire/Rescue: Monday, March 9, 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.


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.


MAY 2 – MEAD GARAGE SALE DAY, 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
JUNE 13 – MEAD CLEAN-UP DAY 9:00 am – 12:00 pm in front of the village office, 312 S. Vine St.
JUNE 19 and 20 – MEAD DAYS at the Mead Park


The Village of Mead Board of Trustees met February 11 at 6:00 pm at the Village Office. Answering roll call were Chairman Thorson; Trustees Felty and Guyle. Absent were Wielage and Wimer. Also present were Clerk Moline and Utility/Maintenance Superintendent Raver. Guests were Craig Reinsch, Austin Partridge, Rick Miller, Jeff Ballard, Steve Mayfield & Laurie VanAckeren.
SCHEDULED GUESTS: Laurie VanAckeren presented the Annual Library Statistical Report. Austin Patridge, First National Capital Markets, presented a proposal to refund General Obligation Sewer Bonds 2015. Jeff Ballard, Maquire Iron, sought approval of Change Order #2 of the Water Project.
UNSCHEDULD GUEST: Steve Mayfield delivered a sample of his water and inquired as to the status of the Water Project.
REPORTS: Police – The Monthly Police Report was reviewed. Utility/Maintenance Superintendent – Raver reported on replacement of the lights/poles at the softball field, lagoon grinder, wellhouse pump, and house condition. Planning Commission – The minutes of the January 27 regular board meeting were accepted. Library – The January 20 Library Board meeting minutes were accepted. Mary Mayfield was approved as a member of the Library Board. Clerk – Moline reported the need for a park restroom custodian, Angie Miller will handle liming the ballfields and consider amending the Municipal Code.
NEW BUSINESS: The following action was taken: Approve first reading of Ordinance 741 Waste Connections, 742 Roadrunner Transportation; and 743 S-2 Refuse and Recycling for a Non-exclusive Franchise to dispose of garbage; adopt Resolution 20-01 Mutual Finance Organization; and adopt Ordinance 746 Municipal Water; Bills. No action on a request to share the cost to place pile-on’s in the front of the post office, although permission was granted to allow the pile-on’s to be placed on the public sidewalk.
The meeting adjourned at 7:30 p.m.

Mead ‘s Annual Easter Egg Hunt Saturday, April 11th
10:00 am – Mead Park
Ages 0-12

Questions or donations can be forwarded to Sara Nicola at 402-277-0073

Partial funding provided by Saunders County Lodging Tax