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Village of Mead



Volume 15, Issue 11




The Village Office will be closed November 24 & 25 to observe Thanksgiving.  Happy Thanksgiving!




The Village of Mead Board of Trustees met October 11 at 6:00 p.m. 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 Luetkenhaus.  Also present were Julie Ogden, Jay Spearman, and Connie Schliffke.


SCHEDULED GUEST:  Street Superintendent Julie Ogden reported that since no written or verbal comments had been received from property owners, the Pine Street project will be pursued.


A Budget Hearing was called at 6:09 p.m.  The purpose of the hearing was to hear input regarding the paving of Pine Street.  There being none, the hearing was adjourning at 6:10 p.m.


NEW BUSINESS:  The following action was taken:  Adopted Resolution 22-14 Intent to incur indebtedness for street improvements; Resolution 22-16 Notice provided on Creation of Street Improvement District No. 2022-1, Resolution 22-15 Amend Employee Handbook, and approved installation of a water line and hydrant at the WTP using USDA grant dollars.  Annual review of the Conditional Use Permits and possible workmen’s comp case were discussed.


REPORTS: Utilities/Maintenance Superintendent – Luetkenhaus reported repairs to 8th Street by Big Red Home Improvement, tarring of streets south of the railroad tracks by Bader’s Highway and Street, repair of the polmer system by Velodyne, and lagoon management.  ZONING ADMINSTRATOR – Building Permit 22-13 to Scott Morin to construct a wood deck was reported. LIBRARY – The minutes of the September 6 meeting were accepted.  CLERK – Moline reported upcoming audit, comments from St. James for Pancake Feed drive-up route, and Appreciation Dinner.


The meeting was adjourned at 7:41 p.m.




We’ve been busy ~ the Village of Mead has completed several infrastructure projects the last few years and are continuing to do so.  The wastewater lagoon system was completed in 2014.  We are just completing the water project that included a new 150,000 gallon water tower, wells and water treatment plant.  N. Oak Street was paved last year and we are in the process of beginning a new paving project along First Street and Pine Street.  We are working on updating our Comprehensive Plan, have approved a water/sewer system GIS mapping project to locate water/sewer lines, taps, manholes, etc., and will have new light fixtures installed at the ballfield at the park in the near future.  The streets south of the railroad tracks have recently had crack-filling completed.


Phone: 402-624-6605                      E-mail:



                                Monday        3:30p – 5:30p                           Tuesday   9:00a – 5:30p

                                Wednesday 3:30p – 5:30p                            Thursday 3:30p – 8:00p

                                Friday         9:00a- 1:00p                             Saturday 9:00a –  1:00p


Coffee Hour:  Join us for coffee and conversation, every Tuesday at 10a.

Story Time: every Tuesday at 3:30p.  (Best for ages 4-8).


Events for November:

*Galaxy Bottle, Saturday, November 5 at 10a.  Come and make a fun space age bottle.  RSVP by November 2 (best for ages 5 & up)

*Bow Making Class, Tuesday, November 8 at 11a. RSVP by November 2 (best for Adults)

*Ornament Class, Wedneday, November 9 at 4p. Join Jenna from the 4-H Extension Office & make an ornament.  (Best for Kdg & up)

*Diamond Painting, Thursday, November 17 at 6p.  It’s all the rage.  If you haven’t tried it, now is your chance. $3 deposit to hold your place, will be refunded the night of class.  Seats are limited.  (Best for ages 12 & up) RSVP by November 14.


The library will be closed November 11, 21, 23, and 25.


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





Thank you to  the members of the Mead Fire and Rescue Department for sponsoring the Annual Halloween Party.  Thank you to all who provided treats at  Trunk and Treat.


Daylight Savings Time ends.  Set your clocks back one hour on November 6.



Village Board:  Tuesday, November 8, 6:00pm

Library Board:  Tuesday, November 1, 5:30pm

Fire/Rescue:  Monday, November 14,  6:30pm


The Village Board has 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


Shannon Luetkenhaus, Utilities/Maintenance Supertintendent


Thomas Sackett, Police Chief 402-443-6846

Laurie VanAckeren, Library Director


Nick Raver, Fire Chief






402-624-6125, also on Facebook


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


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

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.

402-624-3015, also on Facebook

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, NOVEMBER 12.


KIDS IN ACTION Grades 1-6, Wed. 6:30-8:15


Nov. 2 – Pack a Shoebox!, Nov. 9 Unwrap It!,

Nov. 16 Let’s Be Thankful!, Nov. 23 NO CLUB,

Nov. 30 Parachute Fun


The Village Dump Hours will change effective November 1 through March 31.  They will be the FIRST SATURDAY OF THE MONTH ONLY 8am – 12pm.

Current dump hours run April 1 through October 31.  Hours being Wednesday 5pm – 7pm and Saturday 8am – 12pm.


The only items allowed are tree branches, weeds, leaves, and unbagged grass clippings.  An iron/metal dumpster is also located on-site.  The dump is to be used by Mead residents only!



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.  5-311, 5-311.1

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.  8-201