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

Village of Mead



Volume 16, Issue 5

MAY 2023


The Village Office will be closed Monday, May 29 in observance of Memorial Day.





Saturday, May 6th

8am – 2pm



Maps available at local businesses.


If you wish to be placed on the Village Garage Sale Map, please contact the Village Office at 402-624-2495 or, NO LATER THAN MONDAY, MAY 1.




SATURDAY, June 10, 2023

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

312 South Vine Street

(downtown in front of village office)




Tires                      Wood                    Pallets            Construction Refuse

Grass Clippings           Tree Limbs              Trash

Trash is termed as any item that can be disposed of with your regular garbage service collector.  TRASH WILL BE RETURNED WITH THE RESIDENT. NO TIRES, PALLETS, OR WOOD OF ANY KIND WILL BE COLLECTED.   We accept most other items:  large household items such as couches, tables, chairs, dressers, desks, tv’s, microwaves, computers, bicycles, grills, lawnmowers, etc.

The event is open to MEAD RESIDENTS ONLY! 



Phone: 402.624.6605   E-mail: 


Winter/Spring Hours 

                        Monday       3:30p – 5:30p     Tuesday   9a – 5:30p

                        Wednesday 1:30p – 5:30p     Thursday 3:30p – 8p

                        Friday          9a –12n               Saturday 9a –12n


NOTE: The Library will be CLOSED on Saturday, May 27, and Monday, May 29, in observance of Memorial Day Weekend.


Events for May:

Tuesdays May 2, May 9, May 16, and May 23 Drop by our 10a Coffee Hour for a cup of coffee and conversation.

Thursdays May 4, May 11, May 18, and May 25 – Join us for Adult Do-It-Yourself Craft Night.  Stop in anytime between 6p-8p and bring any craft you are working with. We’ll have the coffee on!

Saturday, May 6 – Purchase yummy treats and used books at the Annual Book and Bake Sale. The fundraiser begins at 9a at the Library with all proceeds going to support work of the Mead Library Friends Foundation.

Monday, May 8 – Make a gift for your mom at Mother’s Day Craft at 4p. Best for Kindergarten and up.

Wednesday, May 10 – Come to the Library’s monthly Adult Book Club gathering at 6:30p.

Saturday, May 13 – Make a gift for your mom at Mother’s Day Craft at 11a. Best for Kindergarten and up.

Tuesday, May 30, and Wednesday, May 31 Kick off summer at the Library! The UNL Extension Service will offer activities from 10a-11:30a each day for Mead children entering Kindergarten through 6th grade. Please RSVP to the Library by May 23.


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

Or, search Mead NE Public Library on Facebook!



Cost to license your dog or cat is $4.00 altered, $6.00 intact. Please deliver your payment and pet’s proof of rabies, and then a license will be issued. If not in person, you may leave in the drop box located by the office front door or mail to Box 46, Mead, NE 68041. The paperwork you delivered and the license will be mailed or delivered to your door!


All UTV’s, ATV’s, and Golf Cars driven on village property are required to be licensed by ordinance.  An application is available from the Village Office or at under “documents”. Complete the form, provide a  certificate of insurance and $50.00 payment. The Police Chief will come and inspect your vehicle. A permit and sticker will then be issued by the Village Clerk. The permits are due annually on April 1.



The Saunders County Sheriff’s Office will set off the firemen’s pagers if they receive a watch for this area. The fire siren will go up and down a few times. This is only to alert the 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/electronic device if we are in a watch area.


If a funnel is actually spotted, they will blow a steady blast on the siren. This is your signal to take cover immediately. For those residents or businesses without basements, seek shelter at the Alma Lutheran Church basement, 219 W. Fifth Street. A fireman will have the door open if we are in a storm warning.




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


  1. 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.  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, MAY 13th.



Wednesday 5:00pm – 7:00pm

Saturday 8:00am – 12:00pm

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


On behalf of the Village of Mead, a special thank-you to Sara Nicola for chairing the Annual Easter Egg Hunt. Your dedication to this event is very much appreciated by many.

A huge thanks to everyone who helped with the Easter Egg Hunt this year. Cash donations – Bank of Mead, Village of Mead, Dunaway Trucking. Candy and eggs – Jessica Miller, Kylee Hickman, Kim Thorson, Carley Parsons, Denise Patocka, and Megan Dworak’s family and Consumer Science class.


Thank-you to everyone who came to the village Dog and Cat Vaccination and License Day on March 25. This is a good way to get your pet vaccinated and licensed all at one time. We are lucky Dr. Dobesh has been willing to participate in this annual event for over 20 years!


Congratulations to all of the Graduates of 2023! Mead High School’s Baccalaureate is at 1:00 pm with Commencement at 2:00 pm on May 13th.




The Village of Mead Board of Trustees met April 11th at 6:00pm at the Village Office. Answering roll call were Chairman Thorson; Trustees Lee, Simon, and Wielage. Absent was Trustee Felty. Also present was Clerk Moline. Guest was Andrew Jackson.  Felty entered the meeting at 6:02 pm.


Action was taken to approve Master Agreement with Olsson for SCADA services for 2023; adopted Ordinance 810, Rescind Ordinance 542, Municipal Dump Rates and Ordinance 911, Rescind Ordinance 564 Equipment Rental Fees; approved waiving a golf car permit to Ed Ruhe in-lieu of services; approved Luetkenhaus to hire summer maintenance personnel, set rate for summer maintenance at $15.00 per hour, 20 hours minimum per week; and approved SDLL to Mead Days Association for Car Show Shine and Glow on June 18 at 302 S. Vine St.


REPORTS: Utilities/Maintenance – Written report from Luetkenhaus detailing monthly duties completed: flushing hydrants, playground equipment replacement, locating curb stops, and daily tasks at the Water Treatment Plant. Future tasks listed were completing work at the park, painting parking lines, and locating curb stops. Reported was the condition of several hydrants in town requiring maintenance and installation of a waterline at the shed located at the Water Treatment Plant. Building and Zoning Administrator – Building Permit 23-05 to Rodney and Peggy Miller, 28 N. Oak Street to install a roof over a patio was accepted. Library – The minutes of the April 4 Library Board Meeting were accepted. Clerk – Moline reported on the Dog and Cat Vaccination and License Day held on March 25, Marilyn Jensen will care for the median, and contact with the City of Wahoo for mosquito control. Noted was the April 12 joint meeting with the Planning Commission to review zoning and subdivision regulations as part of our Comprehensive Plan update.


The board discussed addition of a shelter on the west side of the concession stand at the park, power being supplied to the batting cage, replacement of ballfield lights, and boards at the service table at the park pavilion to be replaced. Future building project by Frontier Cooperative and need to address buffers at the Frontier storage shed were discussed. Thorson will address a need for a fence with a homeowner.


The meeting adjourned at 7:00 pm.



A Special Meeting of the Board of Trustees was held April 12 at 5:30 pm at the Community Building. Present were Trustees Lee, Simon and Wielage. Absent was Chairman Thorson and Trustee Felty. Also present was Clerk Moline and Planning Commission members Durnal, Morin, Hannan and Schliffke. Guests were Mason Hermann and Andrew Jackson.


Simon was elected Chairman Pro Tempore.


Hermann, with Marvin Consulting, reported the purpose of the meeting was to discuss zoning and subdivision regulations for the Comprehensive Plan update. Discussion was held between the two boards.


The meeting was adjourned at 6:17 p.m.



Village Board:  Tuesday, May 9, 6:00pm

Planning Commission: Monday, May 24, 6:30pm

Library Board:  Tuesday, May 9, 6:00pm

Fire/Rescue:  Monday, May 8, 6:30pm

The Village Board meets at the Village Office, Planning Commission at the Village Office, Library Board at the Library, and Fire/Rescue at the Fire Station. THE MAY MEETING OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES WILL BE HELD AT THE MEAD COMMUNITY BUILDING.



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