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Posted on: January 19, 2018

Voters to decide five seats during April 3 City Council election

Citizens will have an opportunity to decide on five City Council seats of the nine-member board during the April 3, 2018 election. Six people have been certified as candidates for three general seats open this spring; two candidates are running for one Zo...

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Posted on: January 17, 2018

Library’s 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program provides reading incentives for families

Literacy starts as soon as a child is born. To encourage reading, the Joplin Public Library (JPL) will launch an exciting new program at 9:15 a.m. on Friday, January 19 designed to get parents involved with reading to their babies, toddlers and young chil...

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City News
Posted on: January 17, 2018

Residential trash service to run Thursday and Friday and resumes normal schedule next week

Republic Services, the Joplin residential trash provider, has announced that the regular weekly trash schedule for residential trash customers will resume on Thursday, January 18. Republic will run the Thursday and Friday routes this week.

Customers on the...

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City News
Posted on: January 17, 2018

Public comment period opens on Fiscal Year 2018 Action Plan for CDBG and HOME funds

Citizens throughout the Joplin area are encouraged to submit comments regarding the Fiscal Year 2018 Action Plan which identifies how the Joplin region intends to allocate Community Development Block Grant Entitlement and Joplin Area Consortia HOME Invest...

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Posted on: January 9, 2018

Recycling Center offers new Self-Serve Document Destruction Service

Unnecessary personal papers often clutter homes due to residents’ fear of identity theft and fraud if these sensitive documents are put into trash or recycling bins.

The Joplin Recycling Center has recently improved their process to help people w...

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City News
Posted on: January 9, 2018

Gollhofer promoted to City Clerk position upon Hogelin’s retirement after 24 years

Gollhofer Barb

After 24 years of coming to Joplin City Hall, City Clerk Barbara Hogelin has the day off. Actually, she has every day off from now on - she retired from her position on Tuesday, January 2, 2018.Hogelin’s last act at the January 2 City Council me...

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City News
Posted on: January 8, 2018

Upcoming Council Meetings rescheduled due to observed holidays

The Joplin City Council’s regularly third Monday meeting in January (January 15) will be held on Tuesday, January 16. This date change is in recognition of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.  The rescheduled meeting will begin at 6 p.m...

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City News
Posted on: January 5, 2018

Joplin City WIC program announces its 2018 contract

WIC - Missouri logo

Joplin City Women, Infants and Children program (WIC) has announced that a contract to continue to provide WIC services for federal fiscal year 2018 has been signed with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. Under the terms of the contrac...

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Posted on: January 4, 2018

Joplin Fire Department releases 2017 Statistics

As the new year begins, the Joplin Fire Department (JFD) has compiled their final statistics for 2017. Highlights include:

  • 8,431 Responses made (An increase of 162 calls in comparison of 2016);
  • JFD averaged 23 responses per day;
  • JFD responded to 83 reported ...
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City News
Posted on: December 26, 2017

20th Street closed at Main to complete FINAL PHASE of construction

Starting
this week 20
th Street at Main will be closed while the decorativeconcrete work is being completed within this intersection.  This work will
take approximately six weeks, allowing three weeks per each side of the street.<_o3a_p>

Main
Street...

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City News
Posted on: December 20, 2017

Give a gift of recycling - Recycling Center continues to distribute free Compost Bins

Got
leaves?  Want to turn those leaves intocompost?  While supply lasts, Joplin
residents may pick up a welded-wire compost bin and instructional brochure atthe Joplin Recycling Center,
1310 West A Street.<_o3a_p>

Mary Anne
Phillips, Jopli...

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City News
Posted on: December 19, 2017

City offers three locations for natural Christmas tree recycling

After the presents are
unwrapped and the candy canes are stripped from the tree, what do you do withthe Christmas tree? Recycle it!<_o3a_p>

The City of Joplin will
have three collection points for discarded,natural (live) Christmas trees starting December 26...

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City News
Posted on: December 1, 2017

Shared lane markings posted along rebuilt portion of Main Street

Have you seen
the new shared lane markings on Main Street? <_o3a_p>

A shared lanemarking - or "sharrow" - is a road marking used to indicate a shared
lane environment for bicycles and automobiles. This is not a marking toindicate a bike-exclusive l...

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City News
Posted on: July 13, 2016

Interactive website allows residents to check work of multiple recovery projects in neighborhoods

Earlier this year, the City launched project snapshots on its website, www.joplinmo.org/cdbg-list, providing an overview of all the recovery work being completed in Joplin. Users can easily scroll through each project, noting their description, timeline o...Read on...

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