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Posted on: September 21, 2018

Stormwater work to close 15th Street at Michigan Avenue for three days

Weather permitting, stormwater work next week will close 15th Street and Michigan Avenue to through traffic. Closure will begin at 8:30 a.m. Monday, September 24 and is expected to take three days while the contractor places pipe across 15th Street.

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Posted on: September 20, 2018

Comments accepted Sept. 22-29 on proposed amendment to JATSO’s Transportation Improvement Plan

The Joplin Area Transportation Study Organization (JATSO) is seeking a seven-day public comment period for the third amendment to the 2018 through 2021 Transportation Improvement Plan (TIP). The public comment period will begin at 8 a.m., September 22 and...

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To view documents.... City News
Posted on: September 19, 2018

City to hold annual auction on Saturday, October 13

The City of Joplin will hold its annual Auction on Saturday, October 13, 2018, beginning at 9 a.m. The Auction will be held in the Street Maintenance Barn located northwest of the Public Works Center, 1301 West 2nd Street. Parking will be available at the...

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To view auction list.... City News
Posted on: September 14, 2018

Scott ‘Stormin’ Norman to demonstrate pumpkin carving at Library

Just in time for the Halloween season, extreme pumpkin carver Scott “Stormin’” Norman will demonstrate his art and share tips, tricks, and techniques at the Public Library on Wednesday, September 26. This program begins at 4 ...

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Posted on: September 14, 2018

Jackson Avenue closed near Mohaska Avenue for stormwater work

Starting Monday, September 17, Jackson Avenue will be closed near Mohaska Avenue. This closure is for Storm Project #19 – Mohaska Water Quality Improvements and allows the installation of an additional concrete box culvert near Mohaska Avenue.

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City News
Posted on: September 14, 2018

Citizens addressing Council have various options during regular meetings

At the top of City Council meetings, City Council members welcome citizens who have indicated they would like to address them regarding an issue. To help with this process, City Council developed protocols to follow, which vary depending on the topic, whe...

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To view Request to Address City Council form .... City News
Posted on: September 11, 2018

Environmental Task Force awards scholarships to area college students

ETF Scholarship Award Group 2018

The Environmental Task Force of Jasper and Newton Counties has awarded the Bob Nichols Memorial Environmental Scholarship to two local area residents.  The $500 scholarship is granted to students who are current residents of Jasper or Ne...

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Posted on: August 30, 2018

New lending service at Library provides access via mobile devices

Joplin Public Library is excited to introduce hoopla, a brand new, revolutionary library lending service! Patrons can now borrow thousands of videos and music albums right from a smartphone, tablet or web browser. This easy-to-use digital lending platform...

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Additional Info... City News
Posted on: August 22, 2018

Local businessman to be recognized for supporting 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program

Joplin Public Library and Economic Security Corporation will recognize the contribution a local business has made to Joplin’s early literacy community during an award ceremony at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, September 5.

Jim Adams, General Manager of Fr...

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More info about 1000 books before kindergarten... City News
Posted on: August 20, 2018

Joplin Public Library to Accept Passport Applications

Joplin Public Library is pleased to announce that effective September 4, 2018 it will accept passport applications on behalf of the U.S. Department of State.  U.S. citizens planning international travel may apply for their passports seven days pe...

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Additional Info about Passports.... City News
Posted on: August 16, 2018

Step Plan Adopted for City Employees

Effective August 4, the City of Joplin has adopted a new step plan for city employees. The plan was approved by the City Council on July 16, 2018 to address some concerns brought forth by City Manager Sam Anselm about the current pay system.

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Posted on: August 16, 2018

Crowd gathers for official opening of Senior Center

sr ctr rib cutting 8-1618

Area seniors, City officials and representatives from the Area Agency on Aging celebrated the official opening of the new Joplin Senior Center at an Open House and Ribbon Cutting ceremony today.

The crowd attending had plenty of room in the 14,400 square f...

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Posted on: July 30, 2018

Joplin Public Library changes to a “Fine-Free” format, effective August 1

Beginning Wednesday, August 1, 2018, Joplin Public Library patrons can borrow items from JPL without accruing overdue fines.  In addition, JPL will erase overdue fines patrons currently owe.

Library Director Jacque Gage noted that this change shou...

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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...

To view the interactive website... City News