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Village of Mead


Volume 14, Issue 10





A regular meeting of the Village of Mead Board of Trustees was held October 12, 2021 at the Mead Community Building at 6:00p.m.  Answering roll call were Chairman Thorson; Trustees Felty, Lee and Wielage.  Absent was Trustee Simon.  Also present was Clerk Moline.  Guests were Julie Ogden, Lola Swanson, Terry and Kylee Hickman, John Vogt, Mary Vogt, Karen and George Robertson and Levi Durnal.  The board adjourned at 6:00pm to a Board of Equalization meeting.

BOARD OF EQUALIZATION:  A special meeting of the Board of Equalization was called at 6:00 pm. Street Superintendent, Julie Ogden, presented a summary of District 2018-1 paving project of N. Oak St.

Public input was called with several property owners presenting objections to the proposed assessments for improvements.

Resolution 21-17, Levy Special Assessment against property located in District No. 2018-1 of the village was adopted.

The meeting reconvened to regular session at 6:34 p.m.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:  The board adopted Ord. 776, Required: Performance Bond, on third reading.

NEW BUSINESS:  Ord 780, Authorized the issuance, sale and delivery of General Obligation Bonds, Series 2021, in the amount of $150,000 to finance improvements in Paving District 2018-1 was adopted.  The following action was taken:  adopted Ord. 777, Sale of 1976 John Deere F46.30 Tractor and 1985 Ford F700 Dump Flatbed Truck;  approved first reading of Ord. 778, Amend Municipal Code 5-502 and 5-509 All-terrain Vehicles and 5-601 Golf Car Vehicles; adopted Ord. 779, Legislative Updates 2021, approved an Interlocal Agreement with the City of Wahoo to provide water and wastewater services; adopted Res. 21-08 Release lien on property located on Lots 6 and 8, Block 26, Original Town Mead; approved bid from AWS to abandon Well 92-1; and approved Master Agreement Work Order #3 with Olsson for consulting services and WTP assistance.

UNSCHEDULED GUESTKaren Robertson inquired as to who is responsible for the paving cost at the intersection of First and Oak St.

REPORTSPlanning Commission – The minutes of the September 27 Regular Meeting and Building Permit 21-22, Mark and Lora Koelmel to construct a garden shed were accepted.  Action was taken to approve a Building Permit to Ray Kucera to install an irrigation well at Bal E 1/2 SE 26-15-8, Mead and approved six-month extensions on Building Permits to Scott Morin, Security Fence, Thomas Ellis, and Greg and Laura Clark and voided Building Permit and Demolition Permit to Chandler Sorensen.  Clerk – Moline reported the accountant is completing the October 1, 2020 – September 30, 2021 audit and Appreciation Dinner is scheduled for January 9, 2022.  The meeting was adjourned at 7:16 p.m.


November 7 – Daylight Savings Time Ends

The Village Office will be closed November 25 and 26 for Thanksgiving weekend.


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!


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 – 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, NOVEMBER 13th.




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





Phone: 402-624-6605               E-mail:

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 10:00a

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!


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


 Thank you to the Mead Fire/Rescue Dept for sponsoring the Annual Halloween Party and Trunk or Treat for the community.


ARE YOU CONSIDERING A BUILDING OR DEMOLITION PROJECT?  November 22 will be the final meeting of the Planning Commission in 2021.  The first meeting of the new year will be January 24.  Please submit your permit to the village office by Wednesday November 17.


When the snow starts to fall please keep in mind these village regulations

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.





8:00 am – 12:00 pm

If inclement weather the dump will not be open.


Thank you, Bayley LaCroix, for serving as Summer Employee.  We appreciate your service to the village.


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

PlanCommission:  Monday, November 22, 6:30 pm

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

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


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

_________, Utility/Mnt. Supt.

Jerry Carlson, Police Chief 402-443-6846

Laurie VanAckeren, Library Director


Nick Raver, Fire Chief 402-443-9688




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