- Associated Press - Monday, September 22, 2014

PIERSON, Iowa (AP) - Voters won’t be able to fill the empty City Council seats until December in northwest Iowa’s Pierson.

The Woodbury County town of 366 people lost its mayor and three council members when they resigned last week, leaving only two council members, the Sioux City Journal said (https://bit.ly/1qmlBfy ).

Former Mayor Max Dunnington said he’d grown tired of the amount of work his office required.

“Did it for 19 years. I just decided to throw it in. Didn’t know everybody would bail behind me,” Dunnington told the newspaper.

Iowa League of Cities director of membership services Mark Tomb said city clerks have emergency powers to pay bills whenever city councils don’t have a quorum to approve the payments.

Woodbury County Auditor Pat Gill said ballots for the Nov. 4 election have already been printed for early voting, so the special election must wait until Dec. 2.

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Information from: Sioux City Journal, https://www.siouxcityjournal.com

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