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Village of Mead


Volume 14

Issue 12



Happy Holidays from the Village of Mead Board of Trustees and Staff


Village of Mead Board of Trustees holds Special Meeting …


The Village of Mead Board of Trustees met October 26 at 6:00pm at the Mead Community Building.  Present were Chairman Thorson; Trustees Felty, Simon and Wielage.  Absent was Trustee Lee.  Also present was Clerk Moline.  Guest was Shannon Luetkenhaus.


Action was taken to hire Shannon Luetkenhaus as the Utilities/Maintenance Superintendent and adopted Ord. 781, Set Utilities/Maintenance Superintendent Wage.


The meeting was adjourned at 6:45pm.



A regular meeting of the Board of Trustees was held November 9 at 6:00 pm at the Mead Community Building.  Answering roll call were Chairman Thorson; Trustees Felty, Lee, Simon and Wielage.  Also present was Clerk Moline. Guests were Lisa Flesner, Pam Adams, Levi Durnal and Ed Schroeder.

The October 12 regular meeting minutes, October 12 Board of Equalization special meeting minutes, and October 26 Special Meeting minutes were accepted.  The Treasurer’s Report and claims were approved.

SCHEDULED GUESTS:  Accountant Lisa Flesner presented the 10/1/20-9/30/21 Audit Report.  The report was approved.  Pam Adams, American Broadband, reported application has been made to NE Public Service Commission for approval of installation of broadband within communities.

UNFINSHED BUSINESS:  Second reading of Ord. 778, Amend Municipal Code Section 5-502 and 5-509 All-terrain Vehicles and 5-601 Golf Car Vehicles was approved.

NEW BUSINESS:  A $300 stipend in-lieu of health insurance was approved for full-time employees; adopted Resolution 21-18, Amend Employee Handbook; adopted Resolution 21-19 Amend Ord. 777 Sale of tractor and dump truck due to top bidders backing out on the purchase of the tractor; adopted Resolution 21-20, Approve sale of tractor at Purple Wave Auction on November 30; approved application from C&H Construction to cut the curb at St. James Catholic Church for driveway approach; and authorized the purchase of a MFC printer for the village office.  Discussion was held on pursuing insulation and portable heating unit at the water shed with USDA grant dollars.  Felty reported recent meeting with Congressman Bacon in which discussion was held on AltEn clean-up.  Letter was read from Street Superintendent Ogden reporting six months left on warranty for N. Oak St. paving project.

REPORTSPolice – A letter was read from Chief Carlson, with discussion following review of duties.  Planning Commission – The minutes of the October 25 Regular Meeting and Building Permits approved were accepted.  Building Permit to New Fields to install two earthen pools at AltEn was approved.  Library – The minutes of the October 5 and November 2 board meetings were accepted.

The meeting adjourned at 7:32 p.m.



Phone: 402-624-6605                        E-mail:


Our Fall/Winter 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 Wed. 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 December: 

*Our annual Welcome Winter Party will be held on Dec. 11 with games, crafts and snacks!  Be sure to attend this fun event. 11a-Noon  All ages welcome!

*Back by popular demand!  CUPCAKE WARS! December 17 at 3p. Prizes include gift cards and cash!  Stop in the library before Dec. 14 for a registration form.  Ages 10 and older, teams of two.


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


The library will be closed on December 18, 24, 25 and 31.


Happy Holidays from your librarians, Roberta and Laurie


WELCOME, Shannon Luetkenhaus, as the new Utilities/Maintenance Superintendent for the Village of Mead.  Shannon will be pursuing accreditation for her water / wastewater license.  During this period the City of Wahoo will continue with operating the water treatment facility.



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

4:30 pm – Saturday Mass

9:00 am – Sunday Mass

Weekly Schedule

7:00 am – Daily Mass


ALMA LUTHERAN  219 W. Fifth St. / 402-624-3015

9:15 am – Sunday School for all ages, except 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, DECEMBER 11


ENCOUNTER LIFE MINISTRIES (formerly Mead Covenant Church) 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!





9AM– 12PM

Kids Ages Preschool to 6th Grade – FREE TO THE COMMUNITY


Making Gingerbread Houses and enjoy a treat while mom and dad enjoy time to Christmas shop & relax!


Encounter Life Church (formerly Mead Covenant Church) 1540 Co Rd 10







8:00 am – 12:00 pm

If inclement weather the dump will not be open.



Upon a snowfall of two (2”) inches or more, it shall be unlawful to park or stand any vehicle on any street within the Village of Mead until the street has been cleared of snow.  Any vehicle parked on any street or alley obstructing the removal of snow may be ticketed or immediately removed upon order of the Police Department.

Occupants of any lot or lots or the owner of any vacant lot or lots within the corporate limits shall not allow snow, sleet, mud, ice, or other substance to accumulate on the sidewalks or to permit any snow, sleet, ice, mud, or other substance to remain upon said sidewalk.  All sidewalks within the Municipality shall be cleaned within twenty-four (24) hours after the cessation of the storm.



The Bank of Mead and Mead Public Schools are working together to offer gift assistance to local families in need this holiday season.  If you need assistance with providing your family with gifts, contact Dawn Moser at Mead Public Schools at 402-624-3435 or email her at  Your family’s request will be kept confidential; however, you will need to provide individuals’ ages, genders, and sizes, as well as any special requests.  The Bank of Mead will have a Christmas tree in their lobby with tags containing family’s wish items that can be adopted by patrons.  If you would like your family to be “adopted”, please contact Dawn Moser before November 22 with your family’s information


Individuals who wish to “adopt” a family member — please stop by the bank and grab a tag from the tree after November 29.  You will need to have your purchased item(s) returned to the Bank of Mead by December 14 so they can ensure everyone receives a wrapped gift and that it can be given back to the school for delivery.  If you would prefer to make a monetary donation rather than shop, please turn that in to the Bank of Mead by December 6 so we have time to purchase gifts with it.


“Giving pays the highest interest rate, and has the longest term, of any investment available.” Jeffrey K. Wilson




The Village is still looking for two residents to fill the positions as members of the Planning Commission.


Qualifications are:

1) Must live inside the corporate limits of the Village of Mead;

2) Willing to learn zoning regulations;

3) Concerned about the community.


Contact the Village Office, Board of Trustees Member, or Planning Commission member.


The Village Office will be closed December 25 and January 1 and at various times during the holiday season.



Village Board:  Tuesday, December 14, 6:00pm

Plan Commission:  NO MEETING

Library Board:  NO MEETING

Fire/Rescue:  Monday, December 13, 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, Utility/Mnt. Supt.

Jerry Carlson, Police Chief 402-443-6846

Laurie VanAckeren, Library Director


Nick Raver, Fire Chief 402-443-9688