Anderson retires as building inspector
Anderson has served as the village's building inspector for 22 years. He also served as fire inspector. He will retire on Dec. 31.
The board acknowledged Anderson's service to the village.
In other business, the board designated Tammy Jo Berg and Brenda Mazemke as the village's representatives to the Waupaca County Tourism Task Force.
Berg announced that the task force recently received a $40,000 grant and has hired "My Marketing Director" as a consultant. The group meets monthly.
She also noted that the Iola-Scandinavia Area Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations for Outstanding Citizen and Outstanding Business.
The drawdown of Lake Iola will necessitate the re-routing of the snowmobile trail through the village, according to Tracy Ambacher.
"We need to find a way to get into town," he said.
As the representative of the Iola Norsemen Snowmobile Club, Ambacher sought the village board's approval to use portions of Olson Park for the trail.
He noted this is the club's second choice for a trail, and it may not be necessary to use the park if they receive landowner permission for a different route.
Either way, the trail will be along the shoreline of the lake and should not cause noise problems for residents.
Trustee Jim Rasmussen was designated as the board's representative to give final approval for the snowmobile trail.
"If the village designates a trail and the snowmobilers go off of it, they are liable," Rasmussen said.
Trustee Jerry Harvancik, who is also president of the Lake Iola Lake District, suggested the snowmobile club contact the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources before they clear a trail near the shoreline.
"They may consider keeping the lake down for another year," Harvancik said.
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