Tiny Town Faces Uncertain Future

The future of a tiny central Kansas town is uncertain after no one ran in an election to pick its leaders or apparently even voted.

With no mayor or city council, the town of Frederick was unable to submit a budget that was due Tuesday to Rice County officials.

County Clerk Alicia Showalter says no one in the town of about 10 residents has made an attempt to meet about the situation.

More than a dozen states have passive dissolution laws that would take effect when a town fails to elect or appoint officers or levy and collect taxes. Kansas isn’t one of them.

Showalter says it could take legislative action to dissolve the town.

Associated Press information from: The Hutchinson News