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

Village of Mead


Volume 17, Issue 3

MARCH 2024



Saturday, March 30 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Mead Community Building


Dr. Dobesh of Green Acre Animal Clinic 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. The cost to license your pet is $4.00 altered / $6.00 intact.


Vaccinations available will be 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 may also be completed on-site.


All dogs and cats within the village corporate limits are required to be licensed by MAY 1.


NEW DUMP HOURS begin April 1st. The dump will be open Wednesday 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm and Saturday from 8:00 am – 12:00 pm. The only items permitted are weeds, tree branches, leaves, and grass clippings. All items are to be unbagged. There is also a roll-off available to dispose of iron/metal products ONLY! The village dump is available to Mead residents ONLY! REMEMBER – If you abuse it, we could lose it!

Upcoming Events

EASTER EGG HUNT – March 23, 10:00 am, Mead Park

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

MEAD GARAGE SALE DAY – May 4, 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

MEAD CLEAN-UP DAY – June 18, 8:00 am – 11:00 am, Downtown Mead

MEAD DAYS – June 14 & 15, Mead Park

SHINE AND SHOW CAR SHOW – June 16, Downtown Mead




Daylight Savings Time Begins March 10!




402-624-6125, also on Facebook


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


JAMES CATHOLIC 213 E. Eighth St. / 402-624-3555 & on Facebook

4:30 pm – Saturday Mass

9:00 am – Sunday Mass

Weekly Schedule

7:00 am – Tues-Wed-Thu-Fri Daily Mass


ALMA LUTHERAN  219 W. Fifth St.

402-624-3015, also on Facebook

9:30 am – Sunday School for all ages through 8th grade

10:30 am – Sunday Worship


PANERA BREAD FREE TO THE PUBLIC  Saturday following the second Friday every month, 10 am – 2 pm. FREE TO ALL!  This month the church will be open on MARCH 9th.

If you are residing within the corporate limits of Mead and own a dog(s) or cat(s), you are required to license your pet(s) by May 1 annually.  Licenses may be obtained at the Village Office during regular business hours or by mailing your pets information, current rabies shot record and payment to Box 46, Mead.  You may also deliver to the drop box located by the Village front door and your record will be returned along with the receipt and tag via mail or door delivery.  Cost to license your pet is $4.00 altered / $6.00 intact.



If you are planning a construction or demolition project, you must submit an Application for a Building Permit or an Application for a Demolition Permit to the Village Office. The permit will be reviewed by the Building/Zoning Administrator. Once his approval or denial of the permit is received, contact will be made with the application party. If approved, a permit will be typed and a letter sent that the permit may be obtained once payment has been received. Items not requiring a permit are temporary dog kennels, sidewalks, driveways, patios, and concrete slabs. A shed 150 sq. ft. or less does not require a permit, but must meet setbacks and number of buildings required on a lot guidelines. Check with the village office for those guidelines. A permit is required prior to cutting or grinding into a village street. A fence is required for all pools 18” or greater and any spa or hot tub needs to be securely locked when not in use.


If you are residing within the corporate limits of Mead and own a dog(s) or cat(s), you are required to license your pet(s) by May 1 annually.  Licenses may be obtained at the Village Office during regular business hours or by mailing your pets information, current rabies shot record and payment to Box 46, Mead.  You may also deliver to the drop box located by the Village front door and your record will be returned along with the receipt and tag via mail or door delivery.  Cost to license your pet is $4.00 altered / $6.00 intact.


All-terrain Vehicles, Utility-type Vehicles, and Golf Cars driven within village corporate limits are required to be licensed annually by APRIL 1.  Applications and guidelines are available at the Village Office, Police Chief, or online at Insurance coverage, vehicle inspection, and orange flag are among the requirements. Cost is $50.00 for the permit.




A regular meeting of the Village of Mead Board of Trustees was held February 13 at 6:00 pm at the Village Office. In attendance were Chairman Thorson; Trustees Lee, Felty and Simon. Absent was Trustee Wielage. Also present were Clerk Moline and Utilities/Maintenance Superintendent Luetkenhaus. Guests were Dayton Murty, Laurie VanAckeren and Sara Else.


The agenda, January 9 Regular Meeting and January 30 Special Meeting Minutes, Treasurer’s Report and claims were approved.


SCHEDULED GUESTS: Laurie VanAckeren presented the Library’s Annual Bibliostat Report. Dayton Murton discussed a Franchise Agreement with Spectrum Mid-America LLC.


NEW BUSINESS: The following action was taken: Ordinance 827; Franchise Agreement with Spectrum Mid-America, LLC to provide cable-related needs to the village was adopted. Ordinance  823, Non-exclusive Franchise Agreement with Waste Connections to provide trash removal and Ordinance No. 825; Non-exclusive Franchise Agreement with S-2 Refuse and Recycling to provide trash removal were adopted. First reading of Ordinance 824; Non-exclusive Franchise Agreement with Roadrunner Transportation to  provide trash removal took place. Resolution 24-02; Interlocal Cooperation Agreement for a Mutual Finance Organization between certain municipalities and fire districts in Saunders County and Resolution 24-03; Obligating American Rescue Plan Funds in the amount of $7,586.81 were adopted. Street closures during Mead Days on June 14 and 15 and Car Show on June 16 were approved. De-obligating of USDA grant funds was approved. A SDLL to Mead Days Association to serve liquor for Mead PTO Trivia Night on April 6 at the Community Building, Master Agreement Work Order with Olsson to provide professional services for 2024, and attorney involvement for First and Pine Street easements were approved. Discussion was held on EPIC.


REPORTS: Utilities/Maintenance Superintendent – Luetkenhaus presented duties fulfilled during the month. Library – The meeting minutes from February 6 were accepted. Questioned was the appearance and proper lighting of the flag. Zoning/Building Administrator – Building Permit 24-01 to remove a shed at 31 S. Elm was accepted. Clerk – Moline reported cancellation of Application to attend Clerk School due to a conflict. Treasurer’s hours will be obtained through on-line training. NPAIT was noted.


The meeting adjourned at 7:00 pm.

New sewer usage rates will go into effect with your April billing. Sewer usage is based on your average water use during the months of January, February, and March. The rate remains the same for a year.



Village Board:  Tuesday, March 12, 6:00pm

Planning Comm: Monday, March 25, 6:30 pm

Library Board:  Tuesday, March 5, 6:00pm

Fire/Rescue:  Monday, March 11, 6:30pm


The Village Board and Planning Commission meets at the Village Office, 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, Utility/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



SATURDAY, MARCH 23rd – 10:00 AM

MEAD PARK, First and Elm Street, Mead

Ages 0-12

Lots of prizes and candy!!!

Questions to donate contact, Sara Nicola @ 402-277-0073



What is back-siphonage? Back-siphonage is the reversal of normal flow in a system caused by a negative pressure (vacuum or partial vacuum) in the supply piping.

What factors can cause back-siphonage? Back-siphonage can be created when there is stoppage of the water supply due to nearby fire-fighting, repairs or breaks in the city main, etc. The effect is similar to the sipping of an ice cream soda by inhaling through a straw, which induces a flow in the opposite direction.

What is backpressure backflow? Backpressure backflow is the reversal of normal flow in a system due to an increase in the downstream pressure above that of the supply pressure.



Phone: 402-624-6605   E-mail:


Winter Hours:

Monday  330p-8p   Tuesday  9a-12n & 330p-515p   Wednesday  330p-8p   

Thursday  9a-12n & 330p-515p   Friday  8a-1130a   Saturday 9a-12n    

We will be closed on Friday, March 29.


Tuesday, March 5 – The Mead Public Library Board will have its monthly meeting at the Library at 6p. The session is open to the public.


Events for March:

Monday, March 4 and 11 – Participate in Adult DIY Craft Night from 6-8p. Bring your own craft to work on and enjoy visiting with friends.

Tuesday, March 5, 12, 19, and 26 – Join us for Coffee Time and conversation at 10a.

Tuesday, March 12 – We will celebrate early with a Kids’ St. Patrick’s Day Party from 4-5p. Wear green!

Wednesday, March 13 Come at 630p for the Adult Book and Dessert Club.

Monday, March 18 – Make a pretty keychain at the Adult Spring Diamond Art Key Chain Workshop from 6p-8p. Pease RSVP by March 11.  Supplies are limited.

Monday, March 25Join the group that meets for the Library’s Adult Book Club Potluck from 630-8p. Please bring a covered dish to share.

Be sure to check out the Mead Public Library on Facebook and Instagram! 


Join us for the 8th Annual Road To Resurrection Interactive Drama at Encounter Life Ministries  1540 County Road 10, Mead NE.   We will be holding two showings on Wednesday night March 27th at 6:00pm & 7:37pm.   The drama will all take place in one setting where you and your family are invited to the Jerusalem marketplace. There you will be seated in the marketplace; much like you would in a restaurant but Jerusalem style. From your seat the drama of the last week of Jesus’ life will be played out in front of your eyes along with some interactive audience participation.   Come & See the animals, hear the accounts of what happened that week, journey through and relive what Jesus went through from His triumphal entry to His victorious resurrection!   Also, your youth group, small group or  any group will have an unforgettable experience! We look forward to you joining us on the Road to Resurrection!! Sign up today for your free tickets at



March 27th

6:00pm & 7:37pm

An Easter Event for the Whole Family






Palm Sunday Worship Service 24th 10am

Road to Resurrection 27th 6:30 & 7:37

Good Friday Service 29th 7:00pm


Resurrection Morning 9th

Easter Breakfast 8:30 provided by Camp Fund

Resurrection Egg Hunt 9:15 for the Kids

Celebration 10:00 am



My name is Trey Siske and I am working to complete my Eagle Scout. I have decided to help the community in the dugout project at the park by building a new team bench. Part of the project involves raising funds. If you are interested in supporting scouts and my Eagle project, I need to raise a small amount of funds for the supplies to construct the bench. You can Venmo funds to @meadNEballassociation or contact me at 402-936-3962 and I can pick up a check or cash. Any amount is appreciated. Thank you for your consideration in supporting our community and Boy Scouts.