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Posted on: January 14, 2022

Short-Term Rentals require permit and license starting January 24, 2022

A reminder to citizens who operate short-term rentals, such as Airbnb’s and VRBOs, that a new City ordinance taking effect January 242022, will require all short-term rentals to be permitted and licensed by the City.

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Posted on: January 11, 2022

City offices closed, Council meeting rescheduled due to Martin Luther King holiday

In observance of Martin Luther King holiday on Monday, January 17, the Joplin City Council’s regularly scheduled third Monday meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 18. The rescheduled meeting will begin at 6 p.m. and will be held in the Counc...

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Posted on: January 10, 2022

Public Meetings set on Jan. 27 to discuss contingency options for public transportation program

The City of Joplin is developing a contingency plan should the need arise to reduce transit services. As part of the contingency plan, four options are being considered to reduce daily service on Metro Area PublicTransit System (MAPS) and the Sunshine Lam...

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City News
Posted on: January 10, 2022

City organization earns Missouri Silver Level Workplace Wellness Award

The City of Joplin recently joined a growing number of Missouri businesses by becoming an awardee of the Missouri Silver Level Workplace Wellness Award. These employers proactively support employees who choose to make decisions to positi...

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Posted on: January 6, 2022

Portions of West 32nd Street closure starts January 10

Starting Monday, January 10, West 32nd Street will be closed from Schifferdecker Avenue to the entrance of Westberry Square neighborhood. Detour routes will be posted and access to local properties will be maintained at all times. This closure is...

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Posted on: January 4, 2022

Joplin City WIC program announces its 2022 contract

Joplin City WIC has announced that a contract to continue to provide WIC services for federal fiscal year 2022 has been signed with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. Under the terms of the contract, the Joplin City WIC program will be...

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City News
Posted on: December 31, 2021

City offers tips to prepare for winter weather conditions

Recent forecasts advise of incoming winter weather and the City of Joplin would like to remind people that cold weather and precipitation can create health and safety risks. As the cold front approaches, it is a good time to review safety tips and make pr...

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Posted on: December 27, 2021

City of Joplin names Gerald Ezell as new Fire Chief

Picture of Fire Chief Gerald Ezell who starts Feb. 7 2022

Joplin City Manager Nick Edwards has announced Gerald Ezell as the new Fire Chief. Ezell brings more than 33 years of fire service to the community, with 20 of those spent in Joplin. He currently serves as Fire Chief for Maumelle, Arkansas.

 

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City News
Posted on: December 23, 2021

Holiday Tree Trail Contest Winners Announced

Christmas tree decorated by PCS Day Program

Joplin Parks and Recreation, in conjunction with Texas Roadhouse, has announced the winners of the annual Holiday Tree Trail Decorating Contest. 

 

The contest was part of the Holiday Tree Trail at Mercy Park featuring 30 decorated trees a...

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City News
Posted on: December 23, 2021

Recycling Center offer drop-off options for discarded Christmas trees

The City of Joplin will have three collection points for discarded, natural (live) Christmas trees starting December 26 and continuing through January 31. Citizens should bring their tree, completely stripped of all decorations, and place it near the &...

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Posted on: December 17, 2021

Utility work on Duquesne Road may cause temporary lane shifts

Beginning Monday, December 20, Parr Electric will begin work along Duquesne Road to the south of Zora Street. Parr Electric is working for Liberty Utilities and will be changing out power poles and lines that run along the east side of Duquesne Road. Most...

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City News
Posted on: November 16, 2021

City Council closes the Response and Recovery Plan developed for pandemic

During the November 15, 2021 Joplin City Council meeting, City Council chose to end the Response and Recovery Plan developed to address the Coronavirus pandemic. The City Council had lifted all restrictions in May this year and has continued to a...

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Posted on: November 16, 2021

Joplin Health Dept. reports two deaths resulting from COVID-19; brings total to 181

The Joplin Health Department is sad to report the deaths of two Joplin residents with coronavirus being a significant condition contributing to the death. This announcement brings the total count to 181 deaths in Joplin. The residents who passed away incl...

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City News
Posted on: November 10, 2021

Sewer rate adjustment begins January 1, 2022

Customers on the City’s wastewater system will experience a 5% increase in their sewer rate starting January 1, 2022. This rate adjustment was announced following the 2020 rate study. Reminders about this adjustment are also posted on t...

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City News
Posted on: July 10, 2021

City of Joplin provides update on network security incident

As you may know, on July 7, 2021, we discovered a network security incident that resulted in an interruption to our internet, email, and phone services. After discovering the incident, we isolated the impacted systems, contacted law enforcement, and launc...

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Posted on: June 21, 2021

City launches webpage focusing on City’s Vision starting with Parks/Stormwater sales tax renewal

On August 3, 2021, Joplin citizens will vote on the question of renewing a ¼ -cent sales tax for parks projects and stormwater improvements. The question is titled “Proposition Renewal” because voters originally passed this ...

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