Report: Water rate hike invalid

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May 25, 2018 - 11:00 PM

A water rate hike seemingly approved by Iola City Council members in April must be voted on again in order to take effect.

At issue is a state law that requires all city ordinances be passed by a majority of the eight-member governing body. That means five votes, regardless of absences.

The April 23 vote, meanwhile, was deadlocked, 3-3, before Mayor Jon Wells cast the tie-breaking vote in favor of the hike. Absent were Councilman Mark Peters and former Council member Bob Shaughnessy.

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