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Village of Mead



Volume 16

Issue 9






The Village of Mead Board of Trustees held their regular meeting on August 8 at 6:00 pm at the Village Office. Answering roll call were Chairman Thorson; Trustees Lee, Simon, and Wielage. Absent was Trustee Felty. Also present were Clerk Moline, Utilities/Maintenance Superintendent Luetkenhaus, and Police Chief Sackett. Guests were Lisa Flesner, Dustin Marvel, Cara Simon, Jennifer Lee, Mary Mayfield, Kylee Hickman, Laurie VanAckeren, Roberta Kisling, J.P. Hannan, Andrew Jackson, and Sara Else.


A BUDGET WORKSHOP was called at 6:03 pm. Lisa Flesner presented the 10/1/23-9/30/24 proposed budget. The workshop adjourned at 6:24 pm.


SCHEDULED GUESTS: Dustin Marvel, OPPD, presented programs offered by OPPD. James P. Hannan questioned moving the fireworks stand from the park.


NEW BUSINESS: Review of the One- and Six-Year Street plan was held. Discussion was held on formation of a Park Committee, and PTO overtime for emergencies. A letter was read from the Mead Days Committee regarding the Holiday Lighting Event to be held December 2. The bid of $3,650 from A.B. Sprinkler & Repair to install a sprinkler system at the outfield of the park ballfield was approved.


REPORTS: Utilities/Maintenance Superintendent – Luetkenhhaus reported mowing, weed eating, daily duties, and removal of a broken tree branch at the park. The tree needs to be removed in the near future as do several other trees in the park. Library – The minutes of the August 1 Board Meeting were accepted. Building / Zoning Administrator – Building Permit 23-10, AltEn, to erect a 6’ galvanized chain-link fence to encompass the property was accepted. Planning Commission – The minutes of the June 26 Regular Meeting and July 10 Special Meeting were accepted. Police – Sackett reported on-duty activities, tickets, and recent employment accepted at his church/school.


Discussion was held on activities at AltEn and safety concerns at the Frontier Coop construction site.


The meeting adjourned at 7:33 pm.




A Special Meeting of the Board of Trustees was held August 9 at 5:35 pm at the Mead Community Building. Answering roll call were Chairman Thorson; Trustees Lee and Wielage. Absent were Trustees Felty and Simon. Also present was Clerk Moline. Guests were Mason Herrman and Planning Commission member Andrew Jackson.

Simon entered the meeting at 6:00 pm.

Mason led discussion on the Future Land Use Map and Executive Summary of changes of zoning regulations.

The meeting was adjourned at 7:12 pm.


If you are interested in making a card payment to the village you may do so by signing on to this site: The village will be notified via email of your payment. Please remember that water and sewer bills are to be paid on the 15th of every month. Payments received after 9:00 am the following day will be considered late and a $10.00 late fee will be added to the account so please plan accordingly to avoid the late charge.



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, beginning September 10 Rally Day

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 9th.



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



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,

Utility/Maintenance Superintendent


Thomas Sackett, Police Chief


Laurie VanAckeren, Library Director


Nick Raver, Fire Chief




Village Board:  Tuesday, September 12, 6:00pm

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

Library Board:  Tuesday, September 5, 6:00pm

Fire/Rescue:  Monday, September 11, 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.


17th Annual Walk for Paws

Sunday, October 8th

Placek Park, Wahoo


Check-in at 3pm, Walk begins at 4 pm

$25 individual, $250 team of 6 (your teams name will be on the shirt)


T-shirts are included, however your shirt may be delayed if you are not registered by September 20th.


Information, contact Debora at or 402-432-2814.




The Village of Mead is creating a Park Informational Committee. The committee will consist of six members plus one member of the Board of Trustees and the Village Maintenance Superintendent. This committee is not limited to Mead residents only.


The purpose of the committee will be to provide information and suggestions to the Board of Trustees for improvements, purchasing of equipment, and fundraising. All suggestions will be approved by the Board of Trustees.


If you are interested in joining this committee, please submit your name to the Village Clerk at 402-624-2495 or or any member of the Board of Trustees.


REMINDER – All payments made by check or ACH that are returned due to insufficient funds will be charged a $20.00 fee.



Phone: 402-624-6605   E-mail:

NEW Back to School Hours:

   Monday       3:30p – 8p    Tuesday   9a – 12n & 3:30p – 5:30p

          Wednesday         3:30p – 8p           Thursday  9a – 12n & 3:30 – 5:30p

          Friday          8a –11a   Saturday  9a –12n


The Library will be closed on Saturday, September 2, and Monday, September 4, for Labor Day weekend.


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


Events for September:

Tuesday, September 5 – The Mead Public Library Board will have its monthly meeting at 6p. The session is open to the public.

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

Monday, September 11 – The Library is hosting a Puzzle Power Competition at 6:30p. Be the first to complete a jigsaw puzzle and win a prize. All ages welcome.

Wednesday, September 13 – Join the group that meets for the Library’s Adult Book Club from 630-8p.

Monday, September 18 – Come make a necklace and bracelet at the Adult Jewelry Workshop at 6:30p. This event is for adults only and requires an RSVP to the Library by Monday, September 11.

Wednesday, September 27 – Stop by the Library anytime and have fun doing a Scavenger Hunt. Ages 0-14 welcome.

Thursday, September 28 – We are showing a new release at PG Movie Time. The film starts at 10a. Bring your own covered drink and we will provide the popcorn. If you would like more information about the movie title, please call or stop by the Library.


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

Or, search Mead NE Public Library on Facebook!