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Village of Mead


Volume 15, Issue 6

JUNE 2022

Meeting Minutes ~

The Village of Mead Board of Trustees met Tuesday, May 10 at 6:00pm at the Mead Community Building. Present were Chairman Thorson; Trustees Felty, Simon, and Wielage.  Absent was Trustee Lee.  Also present were Clerk Moline and Utilities/Maintenance Superintendent Luetkenhaus.  Guest was Angel Lowery.

SCHEDULED GUESTAngel Lowery, Olsson, reviewed the Master Agreement for Water and Sewer Studies, including GIS mapping of utilities.

The following action was taken:  Adopted Resolution 22-04, Seek bids for sale of police cruiser; adopted Ordinance No. 789, Amend Zoning Map; and presented life-insurance policy for Luetkenhaus.  Thorson expressed interest in bidding the project at the Water Treatment Facility and has completed NADC Form 3.  Bids were opened to insulate, add lighting, and widen and replace door at the shed at the water plant.  Bids being:  TSR Construction $42,800.00, Buckmaster Construction $29,952.69 and Big Red Home Improvement $24,500.00.  The bid from Big Red Home Improvement for $24,500.00 to complete the project was approved.

      REPORTSPolice Report – Ordinance No. 790, Amend Wages – Police Events was adopted. Simon inquired on the ordinance of Off-road vehicles limiting the driver and one passenger.  Amendment to the policy will take place at the June 14 meeting. Utilities/Maintenance Superintendent – Luetkenhaus reported duties completed and inquired about items stored at the Quonset.  Action was taken to notify person in charge that the items must be removed from the Quonset within thirty days.  Planning Commission – The minutes of the April 25 regular meeting and Building Permit 22-04, Brian Degner to install an in-ground swimming pool were accepted.  Connie Schliffke was reappointed to the Planning Commission.  Reduction of the commission from 7 members + 1 alternate member to 5 members + 1 alternate member was discussed and approved to amend.  Clerk – The T.I.F. Report, sale of dog/cat licenses and Mead Clean-up Day on June 11 were reported.

The meeting was adjourned at 7:00pm.



SATURDAY, June 11, 2022

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

312 South Vine Street


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.   This event is specifically geared to outdoor items to allow residents to clean-up their properties.


Open to Mead residents ONLY!  Resident’s identification will be checked.



If you are planning a building project or removing a building, you must submit an Application for a Permit to the Village.  The permit will be placed on the Planning Commission’s agenda at their monthly meeting.  If you reside anywhere other than a residential district, the permit will also require approval by the Board of Trustees at their monthly meeting.  The Planning Commission meets the fourth Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m. and the Board of Trustees meets the second Tuesday of the month at 6:00 p.m.  Items not requiring a Building Permit are temporary dog kennels, sidewalks, driveway (permit required if cutting into street curb), and cement patio’s.  A shed 150 square feet or less, does not require a permit but does need to meet setbacks so application must be made to the Village Office.  There are guidelines set for fire pits and number and size of sheds/outbuildings/garages on a property.  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.  These guidelines also apply to property owners within the one-mile jurisdiction of the village.


Wednesday 5:00pm – 7:00pm

Saturday 8:00am – 12:00pm

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


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

Plan Commission:  Monday, June 27, 6:30pm

Library Board:  Tuesday, June 7, 5:30pm

Fire/Rescue:  Monday, June 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, 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


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, JUNE 11.


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!


Mead Days is approaching –

Mead Days 2022 is planned for June 17 – 19.  There are many activities planned for all ages.  Fireworks are planned on Friday evening, a parade will be held Saturday, Pancake Feed on Sunday morning, and Show N’Shine Car Show on Sunday.  Come and join the fun!


  • 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 Sackett or contact the Village Office.  The application form is also available online at
  • Garbage and refuge are to be removed from all property. Weeds and grass growth is to be no more than 12” in height.  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 ton, 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.



Phone: 402-624-6605                        E-mail:


NEW SUMMER HOURS begin May 23:

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 June:

*May 23 – Our Summer Reading Program Begins!  Stop in for a form…all ages!


*Our Summer Reading Camp for kids entering grades K-6th will be held on May 31 through June 3 from 10a-1130a. UNL Extension will be here!  Lots of fun, prizes and a take home snack!  Please stop in to sign up.

*We will have two Monday Morning Movies in June: 6th and 27th.  Please bring your own covered drink, we’ll supply the popcorn.  Check out our Facebook Page for hints on which movie will be shown.

*Read and Feed: Participants will be given ingredients to take home in order to further practice literacy skills while cooking supper with their grown up.  We are looking for children ages 5-10 to attend.  We will read a few books and a craft centered around the supper theme.  Each family will receive ingredients for a home cooked meal to make that evening.  One Take and Make kit will be given to each family, not per child, however, children from the same family are welcome to attend.  Registration is required at least 7 days prior to each program.  Seats are limited!


*Magician Keith West will be at the Mead Fire Hall on Thursday, June 23 from 10a-11a. All ages are welcome to attend this amazing, magical hour of grand illusion. Thank you to the Friends of the Mead Library for hosting this presentation in part.

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The Mead Messenger is part of the Mead Public School Newsletter which is published monthly.  The July issue will be included with your monthly water/sewer invoice.  To obtain the newsletter log on to and click “Newsletters” or contact the High School Secretary to be placed on the mailing list.  You may also view the Mead Messenger at under “Documents”.