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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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Public Announcements

Fire Hydrant Flushing

The semi-annual fire hydrant flushing will begin Monday, October 5th.   Flushing will be done on week days only.  This flushing will be performed by City of Iola Gas, Water, & Wastewater employees. 

Water users are cautioned that the flushing process does stir up some rust particles, and while this is not hazardous to health; its presence may stain laundries.  If you have any questions please feel free to call the Utility Office at 365-4910.

2015 Water Quality Report

Employment Opportunities

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New Ordinances

Ordinance 3452

Ordinance 3451

Ordinance 3450

Next Council Meeting

Regular meeting, October 13, 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.

Iola is a progressive, health conscious community, featuring a modern new water plant which will provide it's citizens with a healthy, trustworthy water source for years to come. Through a cooperative effort between the City of Iola and "THRIVE Allen County", a non-profit organization seeking to improve the quality of life for all Allen County residents, you too, will call Iola "A Town To Come Home To".

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

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