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Village of Mead


Volume 14, Issue 9




A regular meeting of the Village of Mead Board of Trustees was held August 13 at 6:00 p.m. Present were Trustees Felty, Thorson, Wielage, and Wimer.  Absent was Chairman Guyle.  Also present were Clerk Moline, Utility/Maintenance Superintendent Raver, and Library Director VanAckeren.  Guests were Patty Knott, Leonard Bouc, Viki Miller, Jennifer Lee, Ricky Miller, Roberta Kisling, Greg Lavigne, Josh Girmus, Jody Weible, and Jason Schutes.  Wimer presided over the meeting as Chairman Pro-tempore.

BUDGET WORKSHOP:  A budget workshop was called at 6:06 p.m.  Accountant Ed Schroeder reviewed the status of the current budget and proposed budget for the 10/1/19-9/30/20 fiscal year.  The workshop adjourned at 6:39 p.m.

PUBLIC HEARING:  A public hearing was held at 6:39 p.m.  Josh Girmus sought an amendment in zoning to Lots 4, 5, and 6 at Girmus Subdivision from Light Industrial to Suburban Residential.  The hearing adjourned at 6:50 p.m.

Ordinance No. 732 was adopted to approve amending the zoning districts at Lots 4, 5, and 6 of Girmus Subdivision from Light Industrial to Suburban Residential.

A Board of Adjustment Meeting/Hearing was called at 6:51 p.m.  The board returned to regular session at 7:06 p.m.

SCHEDULED GUESTS: Patty Knott discussed replacement of the culverts at her property. Leonard Bouc issued a complaint of dogs running at large. Jody Weible discussed a “stop order” issued by the Department of Agriculture to prevent removal of the stack at AltEn.

REPORTS: Police – The monthly police report and recent vandalism were discussed Utility/Maintenance Superintendent – Raver reported timeline and fines that may be incurred on the water project, amending water and sewer connection code, and drainage issue. Planning Commission – The minutes of the July 22 regular meeting and public hearing, single-lot subdivision replat of Lots 1 and 3, East Park View Subdivision and the West Half of Lot 1 C. Wilson’s Subdivision from John and Marlene Vogt, and Building Permit 19-11 to Carlos and Victoria Charles were accepted.  Action was taken to approve Building Permit 19-12 to Josh Girmus to mount a sign at 999 Co Rd M, Mead; 19-13 to Security Rental to construct a well and septic system at 1048 Sunburst Lane; and 19-14 to Jason Schutes to erect a 6’ privacy fence at 603 S. Cedar Street. Library – The minutes of the July 15 meeting were accepted. Clerk – Moline reported delinquent water/sewer accounts and consideration to amend timeline for fireworks and vacant structures.

NEW BUSINESS:  Action was taken to approve Certificate of Payment No. 4 to Maquire Iron for fabrication/steel delivery for $48,870.00.  Approved were documents for Permit to Construct/Replace/Repair Wells and Septic Systems and permits, and amend the Building Permit Application form;  No. 733, amend Building Regulations of Plumbing Code, Building Code and Electrical Code; and application to serve alcohol to the Mead Days Committee to host a Dueling Pianos Fundraiser on October 26 at the Mead Community Building.

The meeting adjourned at 8:20 p.m.

A meeting/hearing of the Village of Mead Board of Adjustment was held on August 13 at 6:51 p.m. Answering roll call were Felty, Thorson, Wielage, Wimer, and Planning Commission Chairman Ricky Miller.

A hearing was called at 6:51 p.m.

Jason Schutes requested a variance to erect a 6’ privacy fence on his corner lot which would not meet setbacks.

The hearing was adjourned at 7:05 p.m.

Resolution 19-12, variance to Jason Schutes to erect a 6’ privacy fence at 603 S. Cedar St was adopted.

The meeting was adjourned at 7:06 p.m.



NEW Library Hours (effective August 5, 2019)

Tuesday     10am-1pm & 4pm-8pm                               Friday       9am-2pm

            Wednesday  4pm-8pm                                                            Saturday 9am-12noon

Thursday     9am-3pm                                                      Closed:     Sunday and Monday


Note: The Library will be closed Friday, September 20.

Monthly Schedule

Coffee Hour is scheduled every Tuesday at 10am. Come for coffee and conversation.

Story Time for young children is offered every Tuesday at 430pm. We will read a book or two, make a craft, and have a take-home surprise. Story Time is geared toward children ages 3-7 but all ages are welcome.

The Lunch Bunch Book Club will gather Friday, September 13, from 12noon-1pm. Bring a sack lunch and a sense of humor and join us for discussion of this month’s book.

The next regularly-scheduled meeting of the Mead Public Library Board of Trustees will be Monday, September 19, 2019, at 530pm in the Library. The public is invited to attend and participate in the session.

Special Events

Tuesday, September 3 – We will start Story Time with a special Movie at 430pm. Popcorn will be provided. Please bring your own covered drink.

Tuesday, September 17 – Come at 630pm to make a T-Shirt Tote Bag. Bring your own T-shirt and staff will help transform it into a cute tote bag. This event starts at 630pm and everyone age 8 and up is welcome. Please RSVP to the library by 8pm Tuesday, September 10.

Be sure to “like” our Face Book page for updates and details of programs and events.


Village Board:  Tuesday, September 10, 6:00 pm

Planning Commission: Monday, September 23, 7:30 p.m.

Library Board: Monday, September 16, 5:30 p.m.

Fire & Rescue: Monday, September 9, 7:30 pm

The Village Board & Planning Commission meets at the Village Office, Library Board at the Library and Fire/Rescue at the Fire Station.

The Village Office will be closed September 2 to observe Labor Day

If you are interested in having us email your utility statement to you please let the village office know. If you would like to have your payment withdrawn from your account with the Bank of Mead (or in the near future, any financial institution), please come to the office to sign the appropriate paperwork to do so.  Payment for utilities can be made in cash, check, automatic payment, or debit/credit card.  Payments may be mailed to Box 46, Mead, NE  68041, delivered to the village office, dropped in the drop box by the front door of the office, or delivered to the Bank of Mead.

Long Term Recovery Group Seeks Volunteers 

Five months after devastating floods hit the area in March, the Center Street bridge has just recently been repaired. However, it’s not the last place still needing repair. Over 170 individuals or families in Saunders County have unmet needs. Many volunteers and organizations continue to provide assistance. A new Saunders County organization is forming to help provide a network to coordinate resources:  

Saunders County – Long Term Recovery Group (SC-LTRG).  

SC-LTRG coordinates Christ-centered services and community support to those affected by disaster. We strive to assist with unmet disaster related needs (spiritual, emotional, physical and financial) to promote healing and wholeness. The group will coordinate with FEMA to address remaining unmet needs once an applicant has received all federal assistance or insurance payments for which they are eligible. The group has developed bylaws and set up a 501c3 after learning how similar groups in neighboring counties have developed. Meetings are held at the Mead Covenant Church on Monday’s at 7:00pm. 

The group is seeking volunteers to help coordinate resources.  It is also wanting to connect with representatives from organizations and individuals currently involved in flood recovery efforts. The committee would like to recruit individuals with experience in volunteer coordination, grant writing, donations/fundraising, spiritual/mental health care, construction coordination, and construction project cost estimating. If you are interested in more information, or if you may consider joining or helping the committee, please contact SC-LTRG Chairman, Mike Kelly at: 402.625.2491, or Secretary, Deb Virgl at 443.6702. Also contact us if you would like to coordinate your organization’s efforts with our organization and resources; or offer assistance to those that are still in need.  

IF YOU ARE STILL RECOVERING from the disaster, please contact us.  

Monetary donations to help those with unmet needs can be sent to: SC-LTRG Treasurer, Kyle Kelly, 209 Itan Drive, Yutan, NE 68073 

Construction material and appliance donations: Contact Mike Kelly at 402.625.2491. 

(SC-LTRG will help coordinate resources for those affected regardless of race, creed, color, gender, sexual orientation, disability, or religious preference). 


 JAMES CATHOLIC 213 E. Eighth St. / 402-624-3555

5:30p.m. – Saturday Vigil

9:00a.m. – Sunday Mass

Weekly Schedule

7:00a.m. – Daily Mass

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

9:30a.m. – Sunday School for all ages (second, third, and fourth Sundays of the month)

10:30a.m. – Sunday Worship

PANERA BREAD FREE TO THE PUBLIC, Saturday following the second Friday every month, 10AM – 12PM. There is always plenty of bread, rolls, coffee cake, bagels, and cookies.  This month the church will be open on SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14.


MEAD COVENANT 1540 Co Rd 10 / 402-624-6125

10:00a.m. – Sunday Encounter Service


6:00p.m. – We’d like to treat you to a FREE meal!

7:00p.m. – Adult Groups, Jr & Sr High Youth Group

6:15p.m. – 8:30p.m. – Kids in Action (elementary age children)

Hunter Safety Education Class for all 6th graders and all youth 11 years of age and older @


Monday, September 9, 5:30pm – 9:00pm

Monday, September 16, 5:30pm – 9:00pm

Monday, September 23, 5:30pm – 9:00pm


426 County Road C

Ashland, NE 68003

Contact:  Chuck Schulte, Head Coach of Ashland 4H Trap Club

Phone: 402-658-1955 or


312 S. Vine St., P.O. Box 46

Mead, NE 68041

Phone: 402-624-2495

Fax: 402-624-2024



Gary Guyle, Chairman

Jason Felty, Trustee

Bill Thorson, Trustee

Richard Wielage, Trustee

Rod Wimer, Trustee

June Moline, Clerk/Treasurer 402-624-2495

Nick Raver, Utility/Maint. Supt.402-443-9688

Jerry Carlson, Police Chief 402-443-6846

Laurie VanAckeren, Library Director

Nick Raver, Fire Chief 402-443-9688


Lori Moseman, Ass’t Library Director