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Village of Mead


JULY 2021

Volume 17, Issue 7


The Village Office will be closed July 5th




The Village of Mead Board of Trustees met June 8, 2021 at 6:00 pm at the Mead Community Building.  Answering roll call were Chairman Thorson; Trustees Felty, Lee, Simon and Wielage.  Also present were Clerk Moline and Utilities/Maintenance Superintendent Raver.  Guests were Jody Weible, Maureen Freeman-Caddy, Steve Mossman, Levi Durnal, Jillian Spencer, Anne Hubbard, Emily Humm, John Schnell, John Vogt, and Stacey and Lawanna Subbert.

A Public Hearing was called at 6:01 pm to hear testimony on AltEn’s Conditional Use Permit.  Attorney’s Freemen-Caddy and Mossman, and Weible and Schnell spoke on the subject.  The hearing adjourned at 6:19 pm.

SCHEDULED GUESTSStacey and Lawanna Subbert inquired about storing port-a-pots on Lots 1, 3, and 5, Block 25, Original Town Mead.  Ron Raver addressed the board on “critters” and snakes on the properties north of his rental property.  He expressed concerns of the smell from the port-a-pots if they were permitted to be stored as requested by the Subberts.

NEW BUSINESS:  Action was taken to revoke the Conditional Use Permit with exemptions to AltEn with adoption of Ordinance No. 772.  The resignation of Ricky Miller from the Planning Commission was accepted.  Levi Durnal was appointed to the Board od Adjustment.

REPORTSPOLICE – Resolution 21-05 Nuisance Abatement on Lots 7 and 8, Block 5, Anderson and Carlson’s Addition to Mead was adopted.  UTILITIES/MAINTENANCE SUPERINTENDENT – Raver reported the tractor is no longer operational and training at the Water Treatment Facility.  Discussion was held on a back-up operator for the water system.   PLANNING COMMISSION – Meeting and Hearing minutes from May 3, May 19, and May 24 were accepted along with Building Permits to Jason Lee to construct an addition to his house and Village of Mead to demolish a well house.  Permits approved were to Leland Nygren to install a replacement well and Thomas and Jillian Spencer to place a shed on skids.  Reappointed to the commission were Durnal, Halbmaier and Swartz.  An adjustment to the meeting start time was approved as 6:30 p.m.  LIBRARY – The minutes of the May 5 and June 1 meetings were accepted.  CLERK – Moline reported delinquent water/sewer accounts, street cleaning scheduled for June 14 and 15, accountant on-site July 8 and Clean-up Day June 12.  DUMP – Dumpmaster Vogt inquired as to why the gate to the dump is open during unscheduled hours.

NEW BUSINESS:  Big Red Home Improvement’s bid for concrete work at the water project site for $32,530.00 was accepted, Twisted Thunder Fireworks was granted rental space at the park to sell fireworks at $1,500.00, and approval granted to forward payment and Certificate of Substantial Completion to ME Collins for concrete work on N. Oak Street.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:10 pm.




The Village of Mead Board of Adjustment met June 8 at 7:07 pm.  Present were Thorson, Felty, Lee, Wielage and Durnal.

A Public Hearing was called at 7:07 pm to address an application from Jillian Spencer/Bonsack to place a shed on skids at 703 S. Oak St.  The shed does not meet dimension requirements per District 11-306 B.2.  The hearing was adjourned at 7:17 pm.

Resolution 21-04 Variance to Jillian Spencer/Bonsack to place a storage shed at 703 S. Oak St. was adopted.

The meeting was adjourned at 7:21 p.m.

The Village Board of Trustees met June 21 at 6:00 pm at the Community Building.  Present were Chairman Thorson; Trustees Felty, Simon, and Wielage.  Absent was Trustee Lee.  Also present were Clerk Moline and several guests representing the Cattle Co.  Ordinance No. 771, Conditional Use Permit to Champion Feeders and 21-06, Rate for park rental were adopted.  The meeting adjourned at 6:16 pm



Our shelves are open for browsing!


Coffee Hour: Join us for coffee/tea and conversation, every Tuesday at 10:00am.

Craft Kits To-Go: Every Wednesday, though you can pick up anytime during the week.

Toddler Time: Join us every Friday at 10:00 for stories, songs, and crafts!


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Summer Reading Program: Begins June 1st and ends July 30th. Register at the library! You will receive a bookmark to help you keep track of your reading. Fill in the bookmark and pick a prize! You can also keep track of your reading goal through the ReaderZone website / app that has been made available to us by the Nebraska Library Commission. Sign up for Reader Zone using the code: 398f3


Are you a magazine reader? OverDrive and their Libby app offers magazines, as well as e-books and audiobooks, that you can access with your library card number. Use any device to access!


Ever wonder if we have that book you want to read? Type this link into your internet browser to search our online catalog and browse our shelves:



Tuesday 10a – 5pm Wednesday 2p – 7p Thursday 10p – 6p Friday 9a – 2p Sat/Sun/Mon CLOSED


Phone: 402-624-6605 E-mail:



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

10:30a.m. – Sunday Worship

PANERA BREAD FREE TO THE PUBLIC  Saturday following the second Friday every month, 10AM—11AM. FREE to all!  This month the church will be open on SATURDAY, JULY 10th


MEAD COVENANT  1540 Co Rd 10 / 402-624-6125


10:00a.m. – Sunday Encounter Service


7:00p.m. – REVIVAL Prayer Meeting and Jr./Sr. High Youth Group

6:30p.m. – 8:30p.m. – Kids in Action (elementary age children)


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

4:30p.m. – Saturday Mass

9:00a.m. – Sunday Mass

Weekly Schedule

7:00a.m. – Daily Mass


BUILDING PROCEDURES – If you are planning a building project or removing a building you must obtain a permit from the village.  Items not requiring a permit are concrete (unless it involves cutting into the curb, which requires a permit), building less than 150 square feet (still must meet zoning setbacks), or a temporary dog kennel.  The Planning Commission approves all residential zoning applications, all other zoning district applications must then be forwarded to the Board of Trustees for their action.


The Mead Messenger is part of Mead Public Schools Newsletter which is published monthly except for the July issue.  The July issue of the Mead Messenger will be included with your monthly water/sewer invoice.  To obtain the newsletters, simply log on to and click on “Newsletters” or contact Kris (624-3435) at the school to be placed on the mailing list.  To view a copy of the Mead Messenger only, log on to


Planning Commission Member Wanted

  • Must live inside the corporate limits of the Village of Mead
  • Willing to learn zoning regulations
  • Concerned about the community
  • Term requires a three-year commitment


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


Village Regulations –

  • All-terrain vehicles, utility-type vehicles and golf car vehicles are required to be licensed within the Village of Mead.  A one-year permit may be obtained from Chief Carlson or contact the village office.
  • Garbage and refuge are to be removed from all property.  Weeds and grass growth is to be no more than 12” in heights.  Do not mow grass clippings into the streets.
  • All dogs are to be on-leash if off of the resident’s property.  Pet owners are expected to pick up their animal’s excrement from public property or other homeowner’s property.
  • All vehicles are to hold a current license or be removed from the property.  Vehicles cannot be parked along the streets longer than 48 hours.  Any motor vehicle with trailer, bed or box attached in excess of the gross weight of 5 tons, or any motor home exceeding 20’ in length measured bumper to bumper are not permitted to park on any streets, alleys, public ways or portions thereof, except when delivering or collecting goods and then only for a period of time no longer than necessary.


All swimming pools containing at least 18” of water, spas and hot tubs must be enclosed at ground level by a fence with a minimum height of 4’ and a maximum height of 6’.  There shall be no opening in the fence that permits passage of an object 4” in diameter or larger.  Hot tubs and spas are not required to have fencing if they have locking tops and are kept locked at all times when not in use.  All gates must have locking hardware to prevent access when not in use.  This includes the one-mile zoning jurisdiction of Mead and the required submission for a Building Permit.



April 1 through October 31

Wednesday 5pm – 7pm and Saturday 8am -12pm


November 1 through March 31

First Saturday of the month ONLY 8am -12pm


Only items allowed:  Tree branches, weeds, leaves, unbagged grass clippings.  Iron/Metal Dumpster located on-site.


$2.00 per load – Mead Residents ONLY!


The Village Office will be CLOSED July 22, 23, and 26.  If you are planning to submit a Building/Demolition Permit it must be turned into the Village Office NO LATER than noon on Tuesday, July 20 in order to be put on the July 26 meeting agenda.  If not, the next Planning Commission meeting is August 23.


A special thank you to Dalene Selko and Staci Charles for serving as Co-chairs of Mead Days.  It couldn’t happen without you.  Also thank you to all of the volunteers who so graciously helped make the event happen and as always, a huge success.


Thank you to Board Members Jason Felty, Jason Lee, Dan Simon, Bill Thorson and Rick Wielage, and employees Nick Raver and Bayley LaCroix for helping during Mead Day Clean-up.  Thank you to  the residents who took the time to “spruce” up their outdoor property.


Please note time change for the Planning Commission meetings.  They now meet at 6:30 p.m.



Village Board:  Tuesday, July 13, 6:00pm

Planning Commission:  Monday, July 26, 6:30pm

Library Board:  Tuesday, July 6, 5:30pm

Fire/Rescue:  Monday, July 12, 6:30pm


The Village Board & 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

Nick Raver, Utility/Mnt. Supt.402-443-9688

Jerry Carlson, Police Chief 402-443-6846

Jessica Colabello, Library Director 402-624-6605

Nick Raver, Fire Chief 402-443-9688


Double Down Mead Days 2021

After taking a year off due to Covid, we were excited to bring Mead Days back in 2021. The weekend started off with great polka music by Tom Sladek. Mead Covenant Church held several fun games for kids to do. We had 28 teams in our Beer Pong competition with Brandon Pickworth and Chandler Sorensen as the winners. Second place went to Austin Pickworth and Zach Pickworth. Karaoke was fun with several local singers performing for the crowd. The evening finished with a great Fireworks Show.

Saturday started off with lots of color. A packet was given to each participant to have a kick off color celebration. We had 81 registered participants in our 5K Color Run. The weather was perfect. Each participant was able to receive six stations of color. A special thanks to Mead volleyball and basketball players for being color dispensers. The overall winner was Sam Popken and first female winner was Julia Fries. It was so beautiful and fun. A special thanks to Ariel and Mitch Broekemeier for supplying water for our runners. We continued with Co-ed Sand Volleyball with eight teams. The winner of the tournament

was Scott Selko, Shawn Havelka, Nate Greene, Keshia Havelka and Miranda Koertner. Second place went to Abby Miller, Delaney Patocka, JT Haag and Adam Kuntz. We had nineteen teams for the Horseshoe Tournament with the winners being Tim Petersen and Bob Mesner.

The Parade was led by the Yutan American Legion Club and Mary Hass sang the Star-Spangled Banner. PJ Quinn was our MC for the parade. A special thanks to Eckley Trucking for allowing us to use their business parking lot to lineup and start. This year we had a sanctioned Kiddie Tractor Pull, sponsored by Barnyard Pedal Pull. We had 49 contestants with the top three places qualifying for state.


4 year old female – 1 Cheyanne Glodowski, 2 Ashton Carlson; 4 year old male – 1 Cain Oligmueller, 2 Houston Andersen, 3 Wade Kardell; 5 year old female – 1 Brinley Novotny; 5 year old male – 1 Marshal Glodowski, 2 Luke Wemhoff, 3 Easton Anderson; 6 year old female – 1 Laney Siske, 2 Kirkland Mayer, 3 Mia Larsen; 6 year old male – 1 Blaine Kavan, 2 Eli Kavan; 7 year old female – 1 Mel Nicola; 7 year old male – Easton Kavan; 8 year old female – 1 Charlie Daniels, 2 Amelia Carlson, 3 Lily Wittwer; 8 year old male – 1 Gage Kavan, 2 Cooper Wemhoff, 3 Weston Novotny; 9 year old female – 1 – Mila Volpp, 2 Ainsily Carlson, 3 Brooklyn Kelleng; 9 year old male – Asher Else; 10 year old female – None; 10 year old male – None; 11 year old female – Ansley Degroff, 2 Jade Grasiani, 3 Jersey Siske; 11 year old male – 1 Maxwell Volpp, 2 Aiden Else; 12 year old female – 1 Lilya Bratsburg; 12 year old male – None; 13 year old female – 1 Brianna Else; 13 year old male – 1 Wyatt Bohaty


Big O Bounce provided our kids blowups this year with fun waterslides and bounce houses for all ages. Bingo was a huge event and thanks to the Mead Covenant Church volunteers who help run it. Kids and adults also enjoyed Face Painting, Henna Tattoos, Make-A-Teddy Bear, Kiddie Train Ride and Petting Zoo. Kids also enjoyed being able to dunk a few Mead Public School administrators and teachers in the Cheerleaders Dunking Tank. PJ Quinn auctioned off three name brand purses/bags with an undisclosed amount of cash enclosed in them. A special thanks to all the people bidding on the items as well as those who purchased them.

The afternoon finished with a great Juggling/Magic Show by Steve Russell. Several volunteers were involved in the show. The show was very entertaining.

A special thanks to the Bank of Mead for sponsoring Happy Hour and Pizza Hut Pizza Special. Also, a special shout-out to Roberta Havelka and her staff for providing a great concession stand all weekend.

That evening the band “4 on the Floor” performed a great street dance. In our Bags Tournament we had 24 teams with the winners being Brian Snitily and Jeff Snitily.

Sunday was a beautiful day for a Car Show. Special thanks to members of Stardusters and Euro Bistro for sponsoring the event. We had around 75 car entries and a fun Cornhole Tournament sponsored by Mead Covenant Church with twelve teams, with the winners being Tim Hannan and his son, Alex Hannan.


The Mead Days Committee would like to thank everyone for their hard work and support throughout the weekend. Mark your calendars for Mead Days 2022 June 17-19. We would also like to thank all our donors and volunteers; without your generosity Mead Days would not be as successful as it is.






Bank of Mead, Charles Surveying, LLC, Insulfoam, Konecky Oil, Mead Cattle Co., Nutrien Ag Solution, Raikes Farm Enterprises, R&K Country Store, Rusty Rooster, S2 Roll-offs & Refuse, Saunders County Development, Todd Valley Farms, Twisted Thunder Fireworks, Village of Mead


GOLD DONORS – $100.00 – $299.00

AWS Well Co, Inc., Tammy Bennett – Berkshire Hathaway Real Estate, Bergman Trucking, Big Rig Truck Accessories, Blair Blue Bonnet Boutique, Terral Brabec, Buckmaster Construction, County Drive Golf Course, Double Eagle  Beverages, Eckley Trucking, LLC, Euro Bistro, Feldhaus Ventures, Frontier Co-op, Husker Water Specialists, Inc., Inspro Insurance Inc., Doug & Jeannette Johnson, Jason & Tiffany King, Knuth Iron, Tracy Lihs- Scentsy, Made It Myself Gourmet Shaved Ice, Matan Welding, Mead Corner Storage, Mead Signs, Miller Lawn – Terry Miller, NMC Cat – Alex Carritt, Pfeiffer Insurance Agency, Inc., PJ & Lesha Quinn, Raider Nation Auto Plex, LLC, RMD Promotions, LLC, SECO Electric, Scott & Dalene Selko, Sid Dillon – Wahoo, Subbert Pumping, Subbert Well Service, Wahoo Aquatic Center/Civic Center, Wahoo Auto Parts, Wahoo State Bank, Staci Wiederstein – A Touch of Glass, WL Anderson Livestock & Grain, LLC


Silver Donors – $50.00 – $99.00

Alma Lutheran Church, Bromm Lindahl Freeman-Caddy & Lausterer, Attorneys at Law, BW’S Bar & Grill, Carritt Crafted – Kari Carritt, Bobbie Feldhaus – Rodan & Fields, Marvin & Mary Hass, Roberta Havelka – Scentsy, Pizza Hut, Corey Sorensen – Colby Properties, Mary Sorensen – Nebraska Realty, Moriah Wellman – Mary & Martha


Bronze Donors – $49.00 & UNDER

Bomgaars, Mitch & Ariel Broekemeier, Dairy Queen, Farmers Mutual Insurance, Fud & Tracy’s Plumbing & Heating, James & Bonnie Edins, Judy Rasmus – The Hair Studio, Keshia Havelka – ZYIA, Mead Covenant Church Youth Group, Karen Porter, Simons Says Antiques, Sue’s Creative Confections, Sunmart, Kent & Linda Sweet, Deb Virgl – Doterra Essential Oils, Wahoo Pharmacy, Wahoo Newspaper