Deer feeding ordinance to take effect
The deer feeding ordinance was given final approval by the Iola Village Board at its Sept. 12 meeting.
The new rules will take effect as soon as the ordinance is officially published. No motion was required because the ordinance had previously been approved and was only being reviewed at this meeting.
The board discussed the state’s concealed carry ordinance that will be in effect starting Nov. 1. It was noted that the statute, as written, covers all municipal buildings in the state.
The State Street project will be completed by Dec. 15, according to information handed out prior to the meeting. Placing of sidewalks, preparation for asphalt paving and paving is scheduled to be finished by Sept. 20. Then Murphy Concrete and Construction will work on the finishing touches, which include placing top soil, seed, fertilizer and mulch.
Don Loken, chair of the Public Property and Streets Committee, said repairs are needed to the alleyway behind the Iola Community Building. “It’s broke up and in bad shape,” he stated.
Loken recommends install curbing from Iola Street up to the library entrance, then place blacktop. He said the extent of the reconstruction will depend on how much money is available in the 2011 budget.
Brian Tucker, the board’s liaison to the Library Committee, reported that the Iola Village Library has used surplus funds to upgrade its facility. The next step is to replace the bathroom fixtures. Tucker reported that the library is asking the village to contribute to the bathroom upgrades.
The board agreed to delay a decision until they receive estimates.