Iola will pay the architectural firm advising USD 257 with its ongoing bond referendum $3,000 to help map out repairs to the flood-damaged Recreation Community Building at Riverside Park.
Mayor Jon Wells cast the tie-breaking vote in favor of hiring Schaefer Johnson Cox Frey Architecture of Wichita after City Council members were deadlocked, 3-3, on whether to offer the contract.
The rec building has been closed to the public since floodwaters inundated the building Oct. 9.
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