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Village of Mead


Volume 16

Issue 11





The Village of Mead Board of Trustees held their regular meeting on October 10 at 6:00 pm at the Village Office. Answering roll call were Chairman Thorson; Trustees Felty, Lee, Simon, and Wielage. Also present were Clerk Moline and Utilities / Maintenance Superintendent Luetkenhaus. Guests were Greg LaVigne and Sara Else.


SCHEDULED GUEST: Greg LaVigne expressed concern of a property.


REPORTS: Utilities/Maintenance – Luetkenhaus reported water main break, repair of lagoon pump, tarring of streets, and winterizing park restrooms. Library – The October 3 Library Board meeting minutes were accepted. Zoning Administrator/Building Inspector – Permits issued were 23-15 Greg & Laura Clark, 421 S. Cedar – install 6’ chain-link fence and 23-16 Jeff Barris, 410 S. Oak – install 4’ chain-link fence. Planning Commission – The September 14 Special Meeting minutes and split of Lots 10-12, Block 16, Anderson & Carlson’s Addition to Mead were accepted. Clerk – Moline reported a delinquent water/sewer account, consider resolution for payroll and recurring monthly expenses, and appreciation dinner.


NEW BUSINESS: The following approvals took place: Interlocal Agreement with Saunders County for replacement of a culvert under Co Rd 10, Angie Siske as a member of the Park Committee, closing of Fourth Street from Vine Street to Cedar Street on December 2 to the Mead Days Committee for a Mead Holiday Event, and fixed price for natural gas 11/23 – 10/24 with Constellation. Discussion was held on a possible Cooperative Agreement of a salt/sand spreader with Mead Public Schools.


The meeting was adjourned at 7:00 p.m.


The Village Office will be closed November 23rd & 24th for the Thanksgiving holiday.



The Board of Trustees met in a special meeting October 19 at 5:30 pm at the Community Building. Answering roll call were Chairman Thorson; Trustees Felty, Simon, and Wielage.  Absent was Lee. Guests were Mason Herrman and Keith Marvin.

The board discussed final wording of the Land Use Categories/Matrix and Subdivision Regulations.

The meeting was adjourned at 6:20 pm .


REMEMBER TO FALL BACK NOVEMBER 5th. Remember to move your clocks back one hour!


Phone: 402-624-6605   E-mail:


Fall/Winter Hours:

Monday  330p-8p   Tuesday  9a-12n & 330p-530p   Wednesday  330p-8p  

Thursday  9a-12n & 330p-530p   Friday  8a-11a   Saturday 9a-12n   

The library will be closed on Thursday, November 23; Friday, November 24; and Saturday, November 25

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

Tuesday, November 7 – The Mead Public Library Board will have its monthly meeting at 6p. The session is open to the public.

Events for November:

Wednesday,  November 1, 15, 22, and 29 – Join guest readers from 6p-6:45p for a Special Story Time celebrating Nebraska Read Aloud to a Child Month. Best for ages 3-7, but all are welcome.

Thursday,  November 2, 9, 16, and 30 – Join guest readers from 3:30p-4:15p for a Special Story Time celebrating Nebraska Read Aloud to a Child Month. Best for ages 3-7, but all are welcome.

Monday, November 6, 13, 20, and 27 – Participate in an Adult DIY Craft Night from 6p-8p. Bring your own craft to work on and enjoy the conversation.

Wednesday, November 8 – Join the group that meets for the Library’s Adult Book Club from 630p-8p.

Saturday, November 18 – Just in time for the holiday, have fun and make a Fall Adult Craft with Roberta. The session starts at 10a.


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

Or, search Mead NE Public Library on Facebook!




New dump hours  begin November 1—March 31

First Saturday of the Month ONLY 8am—12 noon


Tree branches, weeds, leaves, and grass clippings are the only items allowed. All items are to be unbagged. A metal/iron dumpster is also on site for disposal of these types of items.




REMINDER FOR SNOW REMOVAL – 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

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




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


S.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 – 2 pm. FREE TO ALL!  This month the church will be open on SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 11.


Thank you to the Mead Fire/Rescue Department for hosting the Annual Halloween Party and those that participated in Trunk or Treat!









The Junior High boys begin their season at Cedar Bluffs on November 13. Varsity and Junior Varsity boys and girls play Johnson County at Mead on December 1. The Junior High girls will play their first game on January 11 at Trinity Lutheran, Fremont.

Come and support these athletes!



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

Planning Comm: Monday, November 27, 6:30pm

Library Board:  Tuesday, November 7, 6:00pm

Fire/Rescue:  Monday, November 13, 6:30pm

The Village Board and Planning Commission meet 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

Shannon Luetkenhaus, Utility/Maint. Supt.402-616-9204

Thomas Sackett, Police Chief 402-443-6846

Laurie VanAckeren, Library Director 402-624-6605

Nick Raver, Fire Chief 402-443-9688



The Mead Days Committee is looking for individuals or businesses to sponsor a craft or activity station at the Mead Holiday Event planned for the evening of Saturday, December 2. Contact Dalene Selko at 402-450-3393 or at work 402-624-2255.



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 your family needs assistance with gifts during the holiday and would like to be “adopted”, please contact Dawn Moser by 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 27. You will need to have your purchased item(s) returned to the Bank of Mead by December 16 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 8 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




Activities include:

Crafts and Activities for Youngsters                           4pm – 6pm           Mead Fire Hall                  Free


Soup Supper sponsored by Alma Lutheran              4pm – 7pm           Mead Fire Hall                  Freewill Offering

For National Youth Gathering


Caroling/Christmas Music                                            6pm – 6:30pm     South of Bank of Mead


Cookies & Hot Chocolate                                                6pm – 6:30pm     South of Bank of Mead    Free


Snow Ball Drop by Mead Fire Department               6:15pm                  Fourth St between Vine & Cedar Sts


Lighting of the Christmas Tree                                     Following the     North of Couch Training Center

Snow Ball Drop


Come and join the fun! We are hoping this can be an annual event in Mead. Thank you to the community for your support! Organized by Mead Days Committee.

Just a reminder as you ponder how you are going to decorate for the holidays this year. The Bank of Mead will once again be sponsoring an Outdoor Holiday Decorating Contest, Further details will follow in the December Newsletter.





Alma Lutheran Church Backpack Ministry Program is requesting donations to help fund our backpack program to purchase food and supplies for the backpacks. The backpack program provides food and snacks over the weekends for kids (K-12) in need at Mead Public Schools. The purpose is to make sure that no child in Mead Schools goes hungry when school is not in session. Currently for the 2023-24 school year the program is providing 25 bags each week to Mead students, which is approximately 9% of the students at Mead Public Schools.


Alma Lutheran Church would appreciate any donation that you could provide to help keep this program funded for these kids in need. Donations can be mailed to:


Alma Lutheran Church

219 W. 5th St.

P.O. Box 88

Mead, NE 68041


Any questions regarding the program please reach out to Pastor Quinlan Koch at 641-750-3640.


Thank you for your support!


Konecky Oil is partnering with Encounter Life Ministries

again this year for the Christmas Closet Outreach.


Our goal is to buy clothing for teenagers this Christmas season!


Konecky Oil is donating 10% of ANY service between October 15 – November 15 to the Christmas Closet!


Please consider supporting this outreach by having your vehicle serviced at Konecky Oil.