Fluoride Action Network

Yutan City Council puts fluoridation to the vote of the people

Source: WahooNewspaper.com | July 16th, 2008 | By DeManda Arkfeld
Location: United States, Nebraska

The question of fluoridation will appear on the Nov. 4 general election ballot.

In April, the Nebraska Legislature passed a bill that requires communities with populations over 1,000 to add fluoride by June 1, 2010.

There is an opt out clause if a majority of voters say no to it.

At the July 15, council meeting the council voted unanimously to let the people decide on the issue.

“This issue is happening across the state and many cities are putting it to a vote,” said Yutan Council member Rick Fisher.

According to Yutan City Clerk Gary Duncan, the bill has a resolution that states if the city’s water has a reading of .7 parts fluoride naturally then additional fluoride is not needed.

“Our water is at .45 parts,” Duncan said.

He added that it would cost the city between $45,000 and $100,000 to put a fluoridation system in Yutan.