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Topeka Town Council to expand by two

 

The Topeka Town Council will be growing after voters there approved a measure Tuesday that will expand the council from three members to five.

Nearly 62 percent of Topeka voters approved of the idea, with around 38 percent against. The vote tallies were 151 for and 94 against.

At the Nov. 12 council meeting, the current members will pass an ordinance that will make the change official.

Following that, the council will consider appointees for the two new seats. The current council members will then make the appointments at a future meeting.

The two new council members will be sworn in and take their positions at the first of the year.

The new terms will be staggered with the current members, so that not all will be up for reelection at the same time.