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MEAD MESSENGER                                                   SEPTEMBER 2022

Volume 15, Issue 9



Board of Trustees Meeting held August 9th ~


A regular meeting of the Village of Mead Board of Trustees was held August 9th at 6:00 p.m. at the Mead Community Building.  Answering roll call were Chairman Thorson; Trustees Felty, Simon and Wielage.  Absent was Trustee Lee.  Also present were Clerk Moline and Utilities/Maintenance Superintendent Luetkenhaus.  Guests were Ed Schroeder, Mary Mayfield, Jennifer Lee, Laurie VanAckeren, Andrew Jackson, and Levi Durnal.

A BUDGET WORKSHOP was called at 6:05 p.m.  Accountant Ed Schroeder reviewed the 10/1/22 – 9/30/23 fiscal year budget.  Discussion was held on completing a street project utilizing Debt Service funds.  The workshop was adjourned at 6:47 p.m.

REPORTSUtilities/Maintenance:  Luetkenhaus reported monthly duties, increase in backwashing at the water plant, and chemical leaks at the chemical room.  Discussion was held on removal of the bomb carts from the Quonset.  Planning Commission:  The minutes of the June 27 regular meeting were accepted.  Planning and Zoning Administrator:  The board accepted permits issued by Administrator Miller.  Permits being:  Building Permit 20-07, David Scribner to erect a fence at 1449 Girmus Drive and 20-08, David and Tasha Trost, 509 S. Vine St. to erect a wood fence.  Noted was extension issued on Building Permit 21-20 Outback Fence Co. to erect an 8’ chain-link, covered fence at 1054 Sunburst Lane for Yong Construction.  The project is currently being completed.  Clerk:  Moline reported receipt of several complaints and ARPA funding to support undating the Comprehensive Plan.  Thorson reported on pole inspection and light replacement at the park ballfield.

NEW BUSINESS:  Discussion was held on the One- and Six-Year Plan for Street Improvement Program previously presented at the July 12 meeting, adoption of Resolution 22-12, Recognize the official incorporation for the Village of Mead as April 23, 1877, storm sewer maintenance along Cedar Street, temporary help during the Utilities/Maintenance Superintendent’s absence, purchasing of equipment in the future, and repair of a manhole/street on Eighth St.  A thank-you card will be sent to Greg Lavigne of Security Fence Co. for repairing the fence at the park ballfield.  The board approved locking in a fixed price of $1.12602/therm with Constellation for year 11/22 – 10/23.

The meeting was adjourned at 7:28 p.m.




The Village Office and Utilities Department will be closed Monday, September 5 to observe Labor Day!




Phone: 402-624-6605                E-mail:



Monday              330p-530p       Tuesday   9a-530p

                                           Wednesday         330p-530p       Thursday 330p-8p

                                           Friday                  9a-1p              Saturday  9a-1p

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

Story Time:  We’ll read a book or two, make a cute craft & you’ll take home a treat!  Every Tuesday at 330p.  Best for: ages 4-8

Toddler Time: The second Saturday of each month at 10a. Best for: children ages 1-4



Events for September:

*Kids Movie Morning!  Saturday, September 17 at 10a Best for: ages 4 & up

*Have you ever wanted to learn the game Cribbage?  Hope to see you September 29 at 6p!  Bring a friend!  Best for: adults


The Library will be closed September 5,7, & 8.


Thank you to the following who sponsored our Summer Reading Program this year:


Friends of the Mead Public Library                      Subbert Well

Bank of Mead                                                    Vala’s

Pizza Hut (Wahoo)                                             AWS Well

Wahoo Aquatic Center                                       R & K Country Store

Lauritzen Gardens                                             Village of Mead


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




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, SEPTEMBER 10.



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


4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Bread of Life Pantry.  ALL ARE WELCOME!


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!


The Village of Mead Board of Trustees is planning on discussion and possible action at their September 13 board meeting.


  • Creation of a Gap Paving District that would allow for pavement of E. First Street between Co Rd 10 and N. Spruce St.
  • Proposing a Street Improvement District that would allow for pavement of Pine Street, north of E. First Street and ending at the school property line.



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, Utilities/Maintenance

Supt 402-616-9204

Thomas Sackett, Police Chief 402-443-6846

Laurie VanAckeren, Library Dir. 402-624-6605

Nick Raver, Fire Chief 402-443-9688



Village Board:  Tuesday, Sept. 13, 6:00pm

Planning Comm:  Monday, Sept. 26, 6:30pm

Library Board:  Tuesday, Sept. 6, 5:30pm

Fire/Rescue:  Monday, Sept. 12, 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.