Although the village was promised an ice rink, it will not happen this winter.
At its Monday, Feb. 9, meeting, the Iola Village Board announced it is delaying the ice rink project until next winter.
Reportedly, the ice rink the village ordered was smaller than expected.
“So, we’re sending it back,” said Parks Committee Chair Kathy Briquelet. “We will wait until next year and plow an area.”
Briquelet said the ice rink will be located at Sentry Foods, but the village will be required to re-seed any grass damaged by the ice.
A member of the board asked if the Iola Old Car Show benches could be used at the ice rink during the winter. The city attorney will request permission for the village to use the benches.
Briquelet noted the $350 Alliant Energy grant might need to be returned, since it has not been used to pay for an ice rink.
In other business, the board approved an operator’s license application from Betty Aanstad, JD’s Corner Bar, pending police check.
There are no contested village races in the April 7 spring election.
Candidates nominated at the village caucus are: Village President – Joel Edler; Village Trustees, three positions – Kathy Briquelet, Leland Johnson and James Rasmussen.
All of the candidates currently hold the positions for which they were nominated.