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Village of Mead


Volume 15, Issue 5         MAY 2022

Village of Mead Board Meeting

A regular meeting of the Village of Mead Board of Trustees was held April 12 at 6:00pm at the Mead Community Building.  Present were Chairman Thorson; Trustees Felty, Lee, Simon and Wielage.  Also present were Clerk Moline and Utilities Superintendent Luetkenhaus.  Guests were Andy Jackson and Levi Durnal.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:  Ord’s. 784 Waste Connection, 785 Roadrunner Transportation and 786 S-2 Refuse and Recycling were adopted on third reading for Non-franchise Agreements for garbage disposal.

NEW BUSINESS:  Action was taken to adopt Resolution 22-01 Sale of Surplus Equipment and Resolution 22-03 Obligating American Rescue Plan Funds, approved Baling Alfalfa Agreement with Miller Property and Lawn Service for 2022; agreed to place notice to bid on the sale of the 2000 Ford Crown Victoria vehicle, approved Contract for Services with Marvin Planning Consultants, and approved projects at the shed at the Water Plant using USDA funding.  Appointed to the Steering Committee:  William Thorson, Jason Felty, Levi Durnal, James P. Hannan, Scott Selko, P.J. Quinn, Eeric Johnson, Jessica Miller and June Moline to update the Comprehensive Plan.  Tabled were proposal from Johnson Service Co. for storm sewer services and Master Agreement Work Order #4 with Olsson for water and sewer studies including GIS mapping of water and sewer utilities using ARPA funding.  A letter will be sent to property owners along E. First St. seeking their interest in a future paving project.

REPORTSPolice – Discussion on permit for handicap scooter resulted in no permit necessary.  Utilities/Maintenance Superintendent – Luetkenhaus reported duties completed, siren battery replacement, park restrooms and was approved to purchase a mulching kit for the lawnmower.  Planning Commission – The minutes of the 2/28 Regular Meeting and public hearings (2) and March 28 Regular Meeting and permits approved 22-02 and 22-03 to David Scribner to remove a house, sunroom and garage from one lot to another and lot replat to Lee and Bobbie Feldhaus were accepted.  Library – The minutes of the April 5 Library Board Meeting were accepted.  Clerk – Moline reported a request from NDEE for security at a 4/27 meeting at the high school, eight hours of training completed for Treasurer’s requirement, work on Safety Manual and responded to the Library board minutes.

The meeting was adjourned at 6:58pm.



8:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M., Rain or Shine 

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 2.



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!

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-Thur-Fri Daily Mass

ALMA LUTHERAN  219 W. Fifth St.


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 14.


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 fire department to be on the watch.  It is also a good idea to keep tuned to a local TV channel / radio station 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, go to the Alma Lutheran Church basement, 219 West Fifth Street.  A fireman will have the doors open if we are in a storm warning.



If you are planning a building project or removing a building, you must submit an Application 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.


Thank you to everyone for coming out to the Easter Egg Hunt!  The weather was beautiful.  A HUGE THANK YOU to all who volunteered and donated:

Bank of Mead, Village of Mead, Todd Valley Farms, Stacy Luetkenhaus, Jeannette Johnson, Fun Express/OT, Mead Public Schools – Connie Weiss and students!, Staci Charles, Andrea Daniels, Carley Parsons, Kate Wagenknecht, Denise Patocka, and Jenny Carritt.


Sara Nicola, Chair, Mead Easter Egg Hunt Committee

Thank you, Sara for Chairing the event!


Congratulations, to the 2022 graduates.  Mead High School ceremony is May 14th with Baccalaureate at 1:00 pm and Commencement at 2:00 p.m.

The Village Office will be closed Monday, May 30, Memorial Day.



¨ Must live inside the corporate limits of the Village of Mead

¨ Willing to learn zoning regulations

¨ Concerned about the community

Please contact the Village office at 402-624-2495 or email, or a member of the Board of Trustees or Planning Commission.


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!


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, May 10, 6:00pm

Plan Commission:  Monday, May 23, 6:30pm

Library Board:  Tuesday, May 3, 5:30pm

Fire/Rescue:  Monday, May 9, 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.


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.


The event is open to MEAD RESIDENTS ONLY! 

Trustees will be present to check resident identification.


All-terrain vehicles, utility-type vehicles and golf car vehicles are required to be licensed within the Village of Mead.  Contact the Village Office or the Police Chief  (402-443-6846) to obtain an application or


Phone:  402-624-6605                   E-mail:


Monday 1:30pm – 5:30pm           Tuesday 9:00am – 5:30pm            Wednesday 3:30pm – 8:00pm

Thursday 3:30pm – 5:30pm          Friday 3:30pm – 5:30pm                Saturday 9:00am – 1:00pm

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

Craft Kits To-Go:  Available every Wednesday after 3:00pm while supplies last.  One kit per person.   Kids, please come inside to get your kit.

Storytime:             Join us every Monday at 4:00pm for stories and crafts.