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The City of Iola is making an effort to expand our ability to get the word out on various issues such as notification on power outages, water leaks affecting service, or street repairs to utilities customers, and residents of our city. 

To make this program successful, please provide up-to-date contact information by entering it on our form.

The City agrees that this information will be used for internal purposes only and will not be provided to third parties.

Council Meeting Video

Council Meeting videos will  begin playing on Cox Cable channel 6,  at 11 am on the second day following the meeting.  The video will play continuously for approximately 48 hours.  This includes special called meetings. 

Council Meeting Video now on YouTube

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K-State Allen County Extension

Public Announcements

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Community Video Project

Leaf Pick-up

To assist the citizens of Iola this fall, ONE Leaf Pick-Up will be provided.  The City will provide the service starting Monday, November 30th and will pick up leaves based on the following criteria:

No call-in is necessary.

Leaves must be bagged.

Loose leaves or leaves in other containers will not be picked up.

Leaf bags will be picked up from the street side of all residential properties (at the curb).  No alley pick-up will be provided.

Limbs and other debris will not be picked up.

Will only pass through town once.

Bags must be out by Monday morning at 6:00 am, November 30th.

Inclement weather will cancel.

2015 Water Quality Report

Employment Opportunities

Police Officer


New Ordinances

Ordinance 3453

Next Council Meeting

Regular meeting, December 14, at 6 PM at the New Community Building, Riverside Park. The tentative agenda link below will be underlined when activated.

View Tentative Agenda

The link to the Tentative Agenda is only available when underlined.

Regular meeting of the City Council at the New Community Building in Riverside Park, every second and fourth Monday of each month.


Welcome to Iola, Kansas

Located in Allen County, Kansas at the US 54 Hwy. and US 169 Hwy. junction, Iola provides a number of opportunities for its citizens. The city is known for the rich community life and deep traditions created by its friendly residents. Iola has one of the largest town squares west of the Mississippi. Population approximately 5704 in the year 2010.

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Along with a beautiful town square, Iola boasts of modern, affordable housing, a nearby county airport, a community college, five public parks, including a brand new zero-entry swimming pool facility at it's largest park, Riverside Park. The Recreation Department sponsors various year round activities to fulfil the needs of citizens of all ages.

The City of Iola has been working in conjunction with CGI Communications to create a new promotional video to replace the video above. Iola needs the participation from area merchants interested in supporting this program to become involved in the creation of this video, which is expected to not only promote the City of Iola, and it's amenities and attractions, but also to serve as promotion of local businesses. Representatives of CGI Communications will be coming to Iola and contacting our local merchants for their support. If you have any questions, contact the Administration Office of the City of Iola.

We invite you to further explore the choices Iola offers by browsing this site.

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