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Volume 14, Issue 10



The Village of Mead Board of Trustees met September 14 at 6pm at the Mead Community Building.  Answering roll call were Chairman Thorson; Trustees Felty, Lee, Simon and Wielage.  Also present was Clerk Moline.  Guests were David Scribner, Greg LaVigne, Andrew Jackson, David MacDonald, Josh Girmus, Brian and Danelle Degner, Rod and Peggy Wimer, and Levi Durnal.  The minutes of the 8/10 Regular Meeting, Budget Workshop and Public Hearing were accepted.  The Treasurer’s Report and Claims Report were approved.


PUBLIC HEARING:  A Public Hearing was called to hear testimony on the One-and Six-Year Street Improvement Plan.


PUBLIC HEARING:  A Public Hearing was called to hear testimony to amend Fiscal Year 10/1/20 through 9/30/21 budget due, to exceeding expenses for the Water Project.


UNFINISHED BUSINESS:  Action was taken to approve second reading of Ordinance 776, Required:  Performance Bond.  Discussion was held on a petition from David Scribner to change the zoning from Light Industrial to Suburban Residential at 1450 Girmus Drive.  Addressing the petition were David Scribner, Greg LaVigne, David MacDonald, Josh Girmus, Andrew Jackson, and Brian and Danelle Degner.  The petition was denied.


NEW BUSINESS:  Action was taken to approve the following:  amend 20-21 budget; amend proposal from Roll Door for replacement of two doors on the shed at the WTP from 6,944.00 to $7,075.26; quote for sewer pump from Electric Pump for $23,882.84; Change Order #6 to Neuvirth Construction for -$33,335.12 for items at water plant; Pay Certificate #2 to Vrba Construction for $3,870.15 for water line; SCADA On-call services with Olsson not to exceed $10,000; and contract with Ed Schroeder to complete the audit for USDA funding of the water project.  Adopted were Resolution 21-13, One- and Six-Year Plan for Street Improvement Program; Resolution 21-14, Signing of the Municipal Annual Certification of Program Compliance 2021; and Resolution 21-16, Sale of tractor and dump truck.


SCHEDULED GUESTSRodney Wimer discussed abandonment of Well 92-1.  Peggy Wimer requested golf cars, all-terrain vehicles and utility-type vehicles be permitted on streets of Mead after dark.  Josh Girmus spoke on usage of a 10-acre property he recently purchased.


REPORTSPlanning Commission – The minutes of the 8/23 Regular Meeting were accepted.  Action was taken to approve Building Permits to Scott Subbert, 1012 Co Rd M – erect a 12’ x 40’ addition to a building and Yong Construction, 1054 Sunburst Ln – erect an 8’ covered chain-link fence.  Library – The 9/7 board meeting minutes were accepted.  Clerk – Moline reported Mead Clean-up Day is scheduled for 6/11/22 and inquired about interest of gathering for Appreciation Dinner.

The meeting was adjourned at 7:27 p.m.


A Budget Hearing was called at 6:00 p.m. on September 15, 2021 at the Mead Community Building.  Answering roll call were Chairman Thorson; Trustees Felty, Lee, Simon and Wielage.  Also present was Clerk Moline.  Thorson stated the purpose of the hearing was to hear testimony for the proposed 10/1/21 through 9/30/22 budget.  There was no public input.

The hearing adjourned at 6:03 p.m.


A Special Meeting was held on September 15, 2021 at 6:03 p.m. at the Mead Community Building.  Answering roll call were Chairman Thorson; Trustees Felty, Lee, Simon and Wielage.  Also present was Clerk Moline.

Thorson stated the purpose of the meeting was to adopt the upcoming fiscal year budget and set the final tax levy request.

Action was taken to approve the 10/1/21 through 9/30/22 budget, an additional allowed 1% growth increase, and adopt Resolution 21-15 Final Tax Levy of 50.5025 per one-hundred dollars of actual valuation for the 10/1/21 through 9/30/22 fiscal year.

The meeting was adjourned at 6:10 p.m.




ALMA LUTHERAN  219 W. Fifth St. / 402-624-3015

9:15 am – Sunday School for all ages, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Sundays 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, OCTOBER 9th.


ENCOUNTER LIFE MINISTRIES (formerly Mead Covenant Church  1540 Co Rd 10 / 402-624-6125


10:00 am – Sunday Encounter Service


7:00 pm – REVIVAL Prayer Meeting and Jr./Sr. High Youth Group

6:30 pm – 8:15 pm – Kids in Action (1st through 6th grade)




  1. 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


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.



Board:  Tuesday, October 12, 6:00 pm

Planning Commission:  Monday, October 25, 6:30 pm

Library Board:  Tuesday, October 5, 5:30 pm

Fire/Rescue:  Monday, October 11, 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.


The Village of Mead is selling a 1976 John Deere 46.30 Tractor and 1985 Ford F700 Dump Flatbed Truck on-line with Purple Wave Auction.  The final day to bid is September 28.

FAMILY FESTIVAL—A free event for the entire family! 

OCTOBER 24, 2021, SUNDAY, Noon – 4PM

1540 Co Rd 10, Mead, NE @ Encounter Life Ministries (formerly Mead Covenant Church)


Activities include Barbeque, Inflatables, Live Music,

Games and Prizes, Hay Rack Rides, Pumpkins and LOTS of fun!



Alma is sponsoring a Member/Community Yard Clean Up on October 23rd @ 1pm.  If you are in need of sprucing up your yard, please contact Pastor Koch at 402-624-3015 to get on the list.


November 6th—Turkey Trot 5k Walk/Run @ 10am—Entry is a canned food item.  More information will be provided at a later date.


Thank-you, Nick Raver, for serving the village as Utilities/Maintenance Superintendent for the past 11 years.  Good luck on your next venture.



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/Maintenance Superintendent

Jerry Carlson, Police Chief 402-443-6846

Laurie VanAckeren, Library Director 402-624-6605

Nick Raver, Fire Chief 402-443-9688



Saunders County Lost Pets




OCTOBER 3, 2021 – 4pm

Placek Park, Wahoo




Questions? Contact Debora Wilcox: 402-432-2814




The Village of Mead is currently seeking to fill the position of Utilities/Maintenance Superintendent.  The ideal candidate for this position will possess the ability to be a self-starter, work with little supervision, goal oriented, and be able to meet deadlines.  Essential skills required:  dealing with the public, operating snow removal equipment, skid loader, mowing equipment, ability to make repairs to village owned buildings and equipment as needed, and operate village owned drinking water wells and waste water lagoon system.  The individual selected for this position must obtain State of Nebraska Water/Waste Water Lagoon certifications.  Contact the Village Office 402-624-2495 or or Village of Mead, Box 46, Mead, NE 68041-0046 for an application.  EOE



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!


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