De-annexation leaves McNichols off council
by Alan Reed
Jul 04, 2007 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend | print
According to the Kentucky Revised Statutes, members of a city council must maintain their primary residence within the limits of the city they govern for the duration of their term of office. Former Councilwoman Donna McNichols found her home on Osage Street in Wyandotte Village de-annexed and outside city limits, and her seat on the city council gone.

“As of today, I am a common citizen,” McNichols said. “I am going to concentrate on my street and getting back into the city.”

City Attorney Allen Wilson said that state law requires the city council to designate a replacement within 30 days of a vacancy. During the next scheduled election, the seat must be on the ballot for voters to elect a permanent member to serve the duration of the term of office.

“A lot of people supported the city, paid their taxes and did not have a say in the matter,” said McNichols. “Right now, I am looking at an effort to have the city consider re-annexing Osage Drive and Wyandotte Village. The two other subdivisions will have to take the lead in their own efforts.”

Learn about McNichols' plans by reading your latest Cadiz Record.
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