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Posted on: April 24, 2019

Fire Department to host graduation ceremony to recognize new hires

The Joplin Fire Department would like to invite the public and the news media to a New Hire Graduation and Badge Pinning as seven new personnel start their careers with the department. The event will be held at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 25 at ...

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Posted on: April 18, 2019

Annual Tire Drop Off at Recycling Center set for May 3 and May 4

The Annual Tire Drop-Off Event will be on Friday, May 3 and Saturday, May 4 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Joplin Recycling Center, 1310 West A Street.  Automotive passenger tires, with or without rims will be accepted at no charge from Joplin resi...

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Posted on: April 12, 2019

Illicit discharge in stormwater drains discussed during Newsmakers show

An upcoming Newsmakers program will discuss stormwater issues within the Joplin and how illicit discharge affects the system.

Host Judy Stiles talks with Mary Anne Phillips, stormwater education coordinator for the City, to learn about keeping storm drains...

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To view the program.... City News
Posted on: April 11, 2019

Open House sessions set to discuss Joplin Smart Cities initiative

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Smart Cities is an initiative the City of Joplin is exploring. City and community leaders would like to talk with our citizens about this and get their input during upcoming open house meetings later this month.

“Smart City planning is a proactiv...

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Posted on: April 11, 2019

Public Library’s Teen Department seeking summer volunteers

Applications are now available for Joplin Public Library's Teen Summer Volunteer Program. This program takes place during the Library's summer reading program featured in June and July. Training sessions for volunteers will be offered in the latter part o...

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Posted on: April 2, 2019

Illinois Avenue closure extended to three weeks for waterline replacement

The work of the stormwater repairs and improvements along Illinois Avenue, as part City’s disaster recovery program, is being extended. During the initial work of relocating their waterline, Missouri America Water determined that due to the age ...

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Posted on: March 29, 2019

City begins 2019 resurfacing program

The City’s resurfacing program for 2019 will begin next week. This will include asphalt overlay as well as micro-surfacing. As milling and paving operations along city roads begin April 1, the City encourages citizens to watch for postings in th...

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Posted on: March 28, 2019

MAPS service expands into Oronogo

The City of Joplin is happy to announce its MAPS (Metro Area Publictransit Service) is expanding into Oronogo. Residents in this community can now schedule rides to Joplin and surrounding area for their errands, doctor’s appointments and other n...

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Posted on: March 26, 2019

City completes tree trimming of urban forest through MDC TRIM grant

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Joplin’s urban forest is shaping up through the assistance of the Tree Resource Improvement and Maintenance (TRIM) Grant offered by the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC).

In partnering with MDC and attaining the TRIM Grant, more than 700 ...

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Posted on: March 25, 2019

Joplin Recycling Center changes the recycling user fees for Waste Electronics

Old electronic equipment (e-waste) has been accepted at the Joplin Recycling Center for many years---either at no charge, or for a $10 fee per television, computer monitor, and microwave oven.  The cost of recycling the e-waste has been borne by ...

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Posted on: March 22, 2019

Council selects Cortez to fill general seat vacancy

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During the March 18, 2019 meeting of the Joplin City Council, members elected Keenan Cortez to fill the vacant General Seat on the Council. He will serve until the next City Council election in 2020. Cortez has volunteered for the City, serving on numerou...

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Posted on: March 20, 2019

Bonds issued for Recovery TIF expected to pay off early

Redevelopment efforts following the 2011 disaster have been strong and will help close the Recovery TIF (Tax Increment Financing) created in 2013 to stimulate Joplin’s rebuilding.

A TIF District was set as part of Joplin’s redevelopment plan, following the...

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To view Recovery TIF area... City News
Posted on: March 20, 2019

MoDOT announces Westbound I-44 On Ramp from Main Street in Joplin (Exit 6) CLOSED Until August 1

Missouri Department of Transportation - Southwest District Office sent the following information about this upcoming closure:

Where: Ramp from Main Street (Missouri Route 43) to westbound I-44 in Joplin

When: ‘Round the clock beginning 6 ...

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Posted on: March 18, 2019

Annual residential trash rate and curbside recycling rate to increase 2%

The City of Joplin has a franchised contract with Republic Services for residential trash and curbside recycling services for all single-family houses and duplexes.  The contract allows for a 2% price increase on April 1, 2019. 

Starting ...

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Posted on: March 15, 2019

New flights to Chicago highlighted during Joplin Insider program

In the next program of Joplin Insider, viewers will learn more about the additional air service coming to the Joplin Regional Airport in June. Earlier this year, the City announced that American Airlines will begin daily flight service to Chicago, startin...

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Posted on: March 14, 2019

Officials break ground on Joplin Bungalows project for veterans and seniors begins

Community and housing officials kicked up their heels a bit as they broke ground today on a project that will provide homes for Joplin’s veterans and seniors. Located at 26th Street and McCoy Avenue, The Joplin Bungalows will add 20 new, afforda...

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Posted on: March 12, 2019

City Council accepts City Manager Anselm’s resignation

The Joplin City Council unanimously accepted the resignation of City Manager Sam Anselm during the closed session of the Special Council Meeting held March 11, 2019.  Mayor Gary Shaw reassures the citizens that the City is moving forward, and wor...

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Posted on: February 4, 2019

City launches new customer service app for improved citizen engagement

Citizens can now easily connect with the City of Joplin through the free SeeClickFix mobile app. With this new app and web tools, residents can now quickly report local issues to City staff along with pictures, videos, specific descriptions, locations, an...

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To view new program or to report a problem.... City News
Posted on: January 7, 2019

Joplin Regional Airport to offer service to Chicago starting in June

2019 is beginning with great news for travelers from Joplin and the surrounding area. Starting in June, Joplin Regional Airport will begin offering service to Chicago!

American Airlines recently announced the upgrade of their service in Joplin to include t...

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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...

To view the interactive website... City News