City leaders in Mount Sterling, IA started exploring the idea of discontinuing the small town in southern Van Buren County after no one ran for public office last fall.
Mayor Tom Allen says the incumbents were not interested in remaining in office and there was no one there to replace them.
If Mount Sterling is discontinued, it will remain on all maps of Iowa.
The changes would be that the city council would be disbanded and services like snow removal and dust control would be handled by Van Buren County.
Mount Sterling, Iowa will try again when it comes to un-incorporating itself.
Mayor Tom Allen says Mount Sterling has been operating for years under the assumption that its city council has just three members. The current roster is Tonya Putnam, DiAnna Allen, & Judy Ash.
That is why no one questioned it when Putnam and Allen voted to discontinue the town of roughly 40 people in rural Van Buren County on April 11.