Loda official seeks records from village

Loda official seeks records from village

LODA — A Loda village trustee has filed two Freedom of Information Act requests seeking paperwork from the village's clerk. Trustee Carol Arseneau said it was the only way to get information from clerk Sandy Zalaker.

Arseneau, the previous mayor who did not seek reelection in 2013, wants Zalaker to search all old village ordinances to see if there is an old ordinance on the books banning solicitation.

She also wants copies of all the documents that have been assembled to comply with the receipt of a federal grant administered by the state that paid for drainage work in the village.

The village has been unable to access the grant money to make the final payment to the drainage contractor because the state said Loda has not complied with all the paperwork requests. The drainage work was completed early this year.

Since Zalaker took over as clerk, Arseneau has criticized her minute-taking during the regular meetings. This week, she told Zalaker her minutes do not conform to municipal guidelines.

Last month, Arseneau asked about the existence of the ordinance because she had been approached by several elderly residents who were concerned about solicitors coming to their doors.

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