City raises pay 5.9%

Iola Council members approved a cost of living adjustment for employees, mirroring the same increases Social Security recipients will receive next year. Next year's raise is the largest in the past 20 years.

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October 26, 2021 - 10:01 AM

Christmas came early for Iola city employees Monday night.

Council members approved a 5.9% cost of living adjustment to employee paychecks next year, mirroring the same increases Social Security recipients will receive next year.

The city traditionally has tied its COLA to the Social Security Index.

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