McNichols had to leave her post on the city council when Circuit Judge Dennis Foust made a ruling voiding the ordinance that annexed the subdivision Wyandot Village, where McNichols resided. At the July 3 council meeting, McNichols said she was planning to take steps to get the neighborhood back in the city with the support of many of her neighbors.
Mayor Lyn Bailey said that McNichols had expressed to him an interest to get back on the council and that she had begun to lease a bed and breakfast apartment at 159 Main St. from Paul Fourshee. He said that City Attorney Allen Wilson had told him that as long as McNichols is living within the city limits, the council could lawfully appoint her as a member.
Bailey presented a rental agreement signed by McNichols. She began a three-month lease for the furnished apartment on July 10. The agreement states that the tenant will pay $250 per month, which includes the cost of electricity, gas, water, satellite television and garbage collection. At the end of the three-month term, the lease would be automatically renewed unless either party notified the other of its intention to terminate the lease at least one month before the expiration date.
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