Lake cleanup was discussed by the Iola Village Board at its July 12 meeting.
Village Trustee Jerry Harvancik, representing the Lake Iola Lake District, reported on the drawdown of Lake Iola. He noted the lake was at its lowest level with six feet set for the maximum drawdown.
“Now that the lake is down, it’s time to clean up the whole shoreline,” stated Steve Fleckenstein, a lake district resident.
He told how he had put a mesh fence in the water to help keep geese off the shoreline, and suggested that other residents could come see how he did it. He also offered other suggestions for sprucing up the residential shoreline.
The board agreed to look into costs and develop a plan for some shoreline cleanup in the beach area.
Harvancik noted that the drawdown will take care of most of the weed problem. “They are water weeds. If they don’t get water, they are going to die,” he explained.
In other business, it was noted that work has been delayed on Town Line Road because the village is waiting for approval of bridge plans.