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Council votes to dissolve tiny SE Iowa city of Mount Union

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MOUNT UNION, Iowa (AP) -- The City Council in Mount Union has voted to dissolve the tiny southeast Iowa city, giving residents 30 days to seek a special election or watch as the community officially disappears.

The Burlington Hawk Eye reports the council acted Tuesday night to proceed with disincorporation. Unless enough residents sign a petition calling for a special election, the state will work with Henry County to eliminate Mount Union's debts and sell its assets.

The decision to disincorporate follows failed lawsuits filed by the city against an organization that built and operates the city's sewer system.

Mayor John Marek says he thinks most residents favor disincorporation, though some residents spoke against the move at Tuesday's meeting.

The 100-person city is about 20 miles northwest of Burlington.

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