Single apartment generating most complaints
The Iola Village Board adopted a new public nuisance ordinance at its July 10 monthly meeting.
“Bob Prahl (police chief) recommended we adopt this as primarily a means to deal with nuisance complaints about excessive noise,” said Bruce Meagher, village attorney.
Under the new ordinance, if a premise has three complaints over a 12-month period of time, the property owner and complainant would be brought before Prahl, who would then fashion an appropriate response.
“If somebody gets in trouble over this, they’ve asked for it,” Meagher said.
Prahl could issue a citation, and the party who receives it would be able to challenge it in court if they deem it necessary.
“This happens to be an apartment that has a lot of parties,” said Joel Edler, village president. “That’s what this is all about.”
In other news, the board approved the hire of Ryan Langman to take over for Herb Trinrud as director of public works.
Trinrud will retire in early August after more than 20 years with the village.
“I feel Glen (Teztlaff, public works operator) did a real thorough interview of these four candidates, and he’s recommended a young man that’s very excited about coming to work for the village,” Edler said.