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The Mead Planning Commission met Monday, October 27, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.

Present were Jody Weible, Levi Durnal, Rick Miller, and Jennie Grasiani. Steve Kadavy, Melissa Konecky, and Connie Schliffke were absent. Guests present were Tanner Shaw and Gary Hollst.

Levi motioned, and Rick seconded, that we adopt the amended agenda, with meeting time at 7:30 p.m. and guest Gary Hollst included. We also approved the minutes from the September 22, 2014 regular meeting and public hearing, also October 1, 2014 special meeting. All approved.

We adjourned to a public hearing at 7:35 p.m. to discuss the application for conditional use permit from AltEn. Tanner Shaw was present to represent AltEn. They request to operate a 24 million gallon anaerobic digestion facility to be located at 1344 County Rd 10, Mead, NE. Jody had some concerned citizen questions. Will the facility have a wet or dry milling process? Tanner stated it is a dry milling process. Tanner was asked if they have a thermal oxidizer. They do not. Tanner was then asked if output of Voc’s will be monitored to prevent vapor build up. Tanner said the stack and voc output will be monitored. The citizen asked if Tanner had a cell phone number to contact if the facility becomes odorous. Tanner offered to give a land line number when Windstream sets up the phones. There was no public input. The Planning Commission’s recommendation to the Village of Mead Board of Trustees is to approve AltEn’s request. The public hearing was adjourned at 7:45 p.m.

We returned to the regular meeting at 7:46 p.m. We then discussed Gary Hollst demo permit to remove a sun porch located at 618 S. Spruce St. He is putting 2 steps and a cement patio in place of the porch. Rick made a motion to approve the demo permit. Levi seconded, and all approved. Jody mentioned Gary will not need a building permit to put down a cement patio. Gary then asked about setbacks for a future garage addition. He wants to expand his existing garage. Jody mentioned setbacks are 35 ft. Jody said he may look into a variance if he does not meet setbacks.

We then discussed our unfinished business of zoning concerns at the Wild West Trading Post. Gabriel wishes to move in a semi box trailer for storage. We were unable to find any regulations preventing this. We do wonder how he will get the semi box onto his property and where it would be placed. Many concerned citizens have commented that the property is beginning to look like a junk yard.

We were unable to discuss new business concerning a fence for Mead Days. We have no permits.

At 8:05 p.m. Jennie motioned to adjourn the meeting. Rick seconded and all agreed.

Jennie Grasiani, Recorder