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Volume 15, Issue 8                                                                                                                                           AUGUST 2022




The Village of Mead Board of Trustees met July 12, 2022 at the Mead Community Building at 6:00 pm. Answering roll call were Chairman Thorson; Trustees Felty, Simon, and Wielage. Absent was Trustee Lee. Also present were Clerk Moline and Utilities/Maintenance Superintendent Luetkenhaus.  Guests were Vicky Charles, Bobbie Feldhaus, Craig and Mary Vogt, and Levi Durnal.


UNSCHEDULED GUESTS:  Several guests presented questions on possible street paving project s of E. First Street, Pine Street, and Spruce / Eighth Streets.


NEW BUSINESS:  Discussion was held on the paving of the streets.


REPORTSUtilities/Maintenance Superintendent – Luetkenhaus reported monthly maintenance activities. Planning Commission – Demolition Permit 22-05 to Stacey and LaWanna Subbert to remove a house at 311 S. Cedar Street was accepted, approved Building Permit 22-06 to David Scribner to install a well & septic at 1449 Girmus Drive, and voided Building Permit 21-03 to Greg and Laura Clark to move in a modular house and construct a garage at 421 S. Cedar Street. Action was taken to adopt Resolution 22-08, Rescind Resolution 21-01 Variance at 421 S. Cedar Street. Library – The minutes of the July 5 Library Board meeting were accepted.


NEW BUSINESS:  Action taken to enter Executive Session at 7:02 p.m. for prevention of needless injury to the reputation of an individual for employee evaluations.


The board reconvened in Regular Session at 7:37 p.m.


Action was taken to adopt Ordinance No. 797 Amend wages of the Utilities/Maintenance Superintendent, Library Director, Library Aide, and Dumpmaster.


The meeting was adjourned at 7:38 p.m.



Mead Public School begins classes on August 17th.  Please be aware of additional vehicles, and children riding bicycles and walking to school.  REMEMBER to STOP at all STOP SIGNS.  The speed limit in the business district is 20 mph and 25 mph in the residential district.   School zone speeds are posted.



Phone: 402-624-6605                        E-mail:


Our SUMMER Hours until August 21

Monday       9a-12n                                Tuesday   9a-5p

Wednesday 9a-12n                                Thursday 4p-7p

Friday          9a-1p                                  Saturday  9a-1p


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


Events for August:

*Back to School Craft!  Friday, August 12. Stop by anytime between 10a and 11a.


*Adult Summer Reading Party:  Mon., August 29 at 630p. Join us for our Annual Adult Summer Reading Party!  You just need to read one book to attend.  Lots of prizes, snacks and fun.  Bring your own drinks. Must be 21 or older to attend.


*Last Day of our Summer Reading Program is July 30!


The Library will be closed Wednesday, August 10.


Back to School Hours:

Monday       330p-530p                          Tuesday 9a-530p

Wednesday 330-530                              Thursday 330p-8p

Friday           9a-1p                                 Saturday 9a-1p


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The Board of Trustees is considering paving projects of 1) E. First Street, 2) N. Pine Street, and 3) E. Eighth and S. Spruce Streets. For your input on the projects, please consider offering your opinion by speaking to a member of the Board of Trustees, emailing your comments to, or attending the August 9 Board of Trustees meeting where discussion will be held.



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 Supt 402-616-9204

Thomas Sackett, Police Chief 402-443-6846

Laurie VanAckeren, Library Dir. 402-624-6605

Nick Raver, Fire Chief 402-443-9688



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

Library Board:  Tuesday, August 2, 5:30pm

Fire/Rescue:  Monday, August 8, 6:30pm


The Village Board has been meeting at the Mead Community Building, Library Board at the Library, and Fire/Rescue at the Fire Station.



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!

ST. 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-Thu-Fri Daily Mass

ALMA LUTHERAN  219 W. Fifth St.


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, AUGUST 13.



Come and support the Mead Raiders as they begin their numerous fall activities.  The schedule of events can be found at, click on “calendar”.


Changes in the Building Process ~

After August 1st all Building and Demolition Permits will be considered and approved by the Village Building and Zoning Administrator, Terry Miller.  To begin, you must obtain and submit your application to the Village Office who will then contact Terry for review of your application.  The Board of Trustees approved a five-member and one alternate Planning Commission.  Their duties include reviewing and submitting their recommendation to the Board of Trustees for final action of a Conditional Use Permit, Variance, Zoning Regulations, or amendment to the Comprehensive Plan.  The Board of Adjustment will address Variance requests.


A Steering Committee has been formed to amend the Comprehensive Plan in the near future.  Planning begins with the collection of data to provide a comprehensive picture of the existing community.  Analysis of the data provides the basis for developing forecasts of what the future will be in the planning area for the village.  The plan identifies the tools, programs, and methods of carrying out proposals and recommendations once it is officially adopted by the community.


Thank you to Marilyn Jensen for maintaining the median at the north entrance into Mead.  Marilyn is a dedicated individual who has volunteered to do this for many years.  As always, the median looks beautiful.  A job well done!