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Village of Mead


Volume 15

Issue 3

MARCH 2022

SPRING FORWARD MARCH 13 – Set your clocks ahead one hour – IT’S DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME!


The Village of Mead Board of Trustees met February 8 at the Mead Community Building at 6:00pm.  Answering roll call were Chairman Thorson; Trustees Felty, Lee, Simon and Wielage.  Also present were Clerk Moline & Utilities/Maintenance Superintendent Luetkenhaus.

Action was taken to approve Certificate of Payment #13 to Neuvirth Construction for $89,091.21 for remaining projects at the WTP, Certificate of Payment #6 for Final pay for project services at the WTP to Kurita America for $27,939.70, & final completion letter for the Water System Improvements Phase 2 – Water Treatment Facilities.

     REPORTSPolice – The Dodge Charger is ready for pick-up & Thomas Sackett hired as Police Chief.  Utilities/Maintenance Superintendent – Luetkenhaus reported on tasks completed & workings at the WTP.  Planning Commission – The minutes of the 11/22/21 Regular Meeting were accepted.  Discussion was held on duties of the Planning Commission, Building Inspector & Zoning Administrator, & proposed amendments to Zoning Regulations.  Library – The minutes of the 2/1 Library Board Meeting were accepted.  Clerk – Moline reported the need to update the Comprehensive Plan.

NEW BUSINESS:  Action was taken to approve Ord. 783, Sale of 1976 John Deere 4630 tractor; approve first reading of Ord’s. 784 Waste Connection, 785 Road Runner Transportation & 786 S-2 Refuse & Recycling for Non-exclusive Franchise Agreement for garbage disposal; approve application from Mead Days Committee to close multiple streets during Mead Days June 16, 17 and 18; and application from Robert Hannan to close S. Spruce St. from S. Third St. to S. Fifth St. during Mead Days Show and Shine Car Show on June 19.

Discussion was held on generator placement from NMC; well abandonment; floor replacement on trailer; consider purchase of fuel tank to mount on trailer; and condition of the salt/sand spreader.

EXECUTIVE SESSION was called at 6:48pm. to prevent needless injury to a person’s reputation for annual review of Clerk/Treasurer.  The board reconvened in Regular Session at 7:03pm. Ord. 782 Set wage for Clerk/Treasurer was adopted.

The meeting adjourned at 7:08pm.


Dates to Remember 

EASTER EGG HUNT – April 9, 10:00 am—Mead Park

PET LICENSE AND VACCINATION DAY – April 9, 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm, Community Building

MEAD GARAGE SALE DAY – May 7, 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

MEAD CLEAN-UP DAY – June 11, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm, Vine St. from Third St. to Fourth St.

MEAD DAYS – June 17 and 18, Mead Park

SHINE AND SHOW CAR SHOW – June 19, Vine St. from Third St. to Fifth St.





  1. JAMES CATHOLIC 213 E. Eighth St. / 402-624-3555

4:30 pm – Saturday Mass

9:00 am – Sunday Mass

Weekly Schedule

7:00 am – Tues-Wed-Thur-Fri Daily Mass

ALMA LUTHERAN  219 W. Fifth St.


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, MARCH 12.


ENCOUNTER LIFE MINISTRIES 1540 Co Rd 10 / 402-624-6125


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


4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Bread of Life Pantry.  ALL ARE WELCOME!

DOG AND CAT VACCINATION CLINIC AND LICENSE DAY will be held Saturday, April 9 at the Mead Community Building from 1:30 pm – 3:00pm.  Dr. Dobesh will be present to administer vaccines and blood tests.  Clerk Moline will be available to issue pet licenses that are due May 1.  Cost is $4.00 altered animal, $6.00 in-tact animal.  Proof of rabies vaccination is required.


Wednesday 5:00pm – 7:00pm

Saturday 8:00am – 12:00pm

Items permitted are weeds, tree branches, leaves and grass clippings ONLY!  All items must be unbagged.  There is also a roll-off for metal/iron products ONLY!  Dump use is for Mead residents ONLY!


Phone: 402-624-6605                        E-mail:


Our Hours:

            Monday       130p-530p                                                           Tuesday   9a-530p

            Wednesday 330p-8p                                                               Thursday 330p-530p

            Friday         330p-530p                                                            Saturday 9a-1p


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

Craft Kits To-Go:       Available every Wednesday after 3p while supplies last. One per person

                                    Kids: Please come inside to get your kit.

Storytime:                  Join us every Monday at 4p for stories and crafts.


Events for March:

*Our Annual Mardi Gras Party on March 1 at 4p til 5p.  All ages welcome!

*Join us to do crafts on March 16.  Stop in anytime between 530p-630p.

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


A pamphlet was mailed with your January 25 water/sewer invoice regarding completion of a survey on the type of service line that delivers water into your house/building.  If you have not done so, please do so as soon as possible and return to the Village Office, Box 46, Mead or deliver to the office or drop box located by the front door of the office.  If you cannot locate the document let the office know and a new form will be provided to you.  Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.

Annual Reporting on Cross Connections ~

What are typical applications for Double Check Valve Assemblies?

Briefly, Double Check Valve Assemblies may be used where the degree of hazard is low, meaning that the non-potable source is polluted rather than contaminated.  The degree of hazard is oftentimes determined by local inspection departments and, therefore, such departments should be questioned in order to comply with local regulations.

What are typical applications for Reduced Pressure Principle Backflow Preventers?

This type should be used whenever the non-potable source is more of a contaminant than a pollutant.  Basically, they are applied as main line protection to protect the municipal water supply, but should also be used on branch line applications where non-potable fluid would constitute a health hazard, such as boiler feed lines, commercial garbage disposal systems, industrial boilers, etc.


APRIL 9th – 10AM

Mead Park, 1st & Vine Streets

Ages 0-12

Lots of prizes and candy!

For questions or to donate, contact Sara Nicola at 402-277-0073

Partial funding provided by Saunders County Lodging Tax


Village Board:  Tuesday, March 8, 6:00pm

Plan Commission:  Monday, March 28, 6:30pm

Library Board:  Tuesday, March 1, 5:30pm

Fire/Rescue:  Monday, March14, 6:30pm

The Village Board & Planning Commission have been meeting at the Mead Community Building, Library Board at the Library and Fire/Rescue at the Fire Station.


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, Utilities/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

I found this as I was gathering Jerry’s belongings:

My Dad works hard to keep me safe, like lots of Daddy’s do.

It think he looks so handsome in his uniform of blue.

My Dad is very popular, like other Daddy’s are.

Everybody knows him when they see him in his car.

My Dad does lots of things for me, like other Daddy’s do.

He tickles me, and talks to me, admires what I drew.

My Dad is even more special than other Daddy’s are.

It’s not just me he’s keeping safe while driving in his car.

I know I have to share my Dad, so you will be safe too.

Just please be sure to keep him safe, cause Daddy…I love you.

Patricia Kay Carlson  (written with his children in mind) 1/21/04

Jerry Carlson served as the Village of Mead Police Chief from 4/9/2002 – 1/19/2022.  Thank you, Jerry for your service!

Thomas Sackett has been hired as the Police Chief for the Village of Mead.

Fun Water Facts

  • The average human body is made of 55% to 65% water, while newborn babies have even more at 78%.
  • Approximately 400 billion gallons of water is used each day in the United States.
  • In a year, the average American residence uses over 100,000 gallons of water.
  • A running toilet can waste up to 200 gallons of water each day.
  • At one drip per second, a faucet can leak 3,000 gallons in a year.
  • A bath uses up to 70 gallons of water, a five-minutes shower uses 10 to 25 gallons.
  • A new dishwasher uses 4 gallons of water total; compared to doing dishes in the sink uses 4 gallons every two minutes.
  • It takes 2.6 gallons of water to make a sheet of paper.
  • It takes 6.3 gallons of water to make 27 ounces of plastic.
  • It takes 2,641 gallons of water to make a pair of jeans.