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Posted on: July 19, 2018

Results of East Town Historic Resources Survey topic of upcoming public meeting

As part of a historic preservation effort, the City of Joplin is working with Rosin Preservation, LLC of Kansas City, to learn more about East Town in Joplin relating to this area’s historical buildings, sites, and events.

This past spring, the E...

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Posted on: July 18, 2018

Health Collaborative seeking feedback through community survey

A variety of organizations working across the spectrum of health in our region have again come together to better understand the health status, behaviors and needs of the populations they serve.

And now they need your help.

The Jasper and Newton Counties Co...

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To take survey.... City News
Posted on: July 13, 2018

Night closures of East 20th start Wednesday, July 18 due to stormwater work

Due to stormwater work in the area, 20th Street from Range Line to Highview Avenue will be closed for night work for stormwater work in the area.

Starting Wednesday, July 18, D & E Plumbing will begin work to replace a large stormwater pipe that crosse...

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Additional Info... City News
Posted on: July 13, 2018

Public meeting set to meet with citizens about recovery projects in their neighborhood

The City will host an open house public meeting from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, July 20, at the Joplin Public Library Community Room, located at 1901 East 20th Street, to review plans for a neighborhood recovery project in an area from Main Street to Ohi...

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Posted on: July 10, 2018

Use Tax placed on August ballot; Citizens Task Force members available to speak

During their May 21, 2018 meeting, the Joplin City Council voted unanimously to put a question to the voters asking if they would approve a local use tax. The measure will be on the August 7 ballot, as City of Joplin Proposition A.

A use tax is a tax that ...

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Posted on: June 13, 2018

Citizens serving community by volunteering for City’s Boards and Commissions

Citizens looking for a way to help their community can get involved by serving on various Boards, Commissions and Committees offered through the City.  These groups serve in diverse roles, including assessing needs; review of plans and policies; ...

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Posted on: June 6, 2018

State publication's article highlights Joplin's Main Street project and the teamwork involved

Main Street -MML May 2018

Teamwork highlighted as important aspect of Joplin's Main Street project in feature article of Missouri Municipal League's publication!

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To view article.... City News
Posted on: June 5, 2018

Financial Sustainability Report presented to City Council

A financial sustainability report for the City of Joplin was presented at Monday’s City Council meeting. 

For those who missed it or seeking more details, the report is listed at

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To view Financial Sustainability Report.... City News
Posted on: May 23, 2018

Council selects Monteleone to fill general seat vacancy

Anthony Monteleone

During a Special Meeting of the Joplin City Council, members chose Anthony Monteleone to fill the vacant General Seat on the Council. He will serve until the next City Council election in 2020. Monteleone ran in the April 2018 election, and received the n...

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Posted on: May 22, 2018

New Operating Hours for Joplin Aquatic Centers announced

2018 Pool Schedule

Memorial Day weekend marks the kickoff of the summer swim season at Joplin’s aquatic centers. On Saturday, May 26 Schifferdecker and Cunningham Aquatic Centers will be opening to the public from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, May 27 Schifferdecker...

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Posted on: May 14, 2018

Murphy Boulevard to close between 15th and 20th Streets for realignment work

Starting Monday, May 21, Murphy Boulevard will be closed from 15th to 20th Street for crews to work on realignment of the road as well as completion of sidewalks in the realignment portion. Message boards will be placed in the area to notify motorists of ...

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Additional Info on Joplin's Recovery Projects.. 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,, 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...

To view the interactive website... City News