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Posted on: March 22, 2019

Stormwater work to close Illinois Avenue from 14th to 15th Street for three days

Weather permitting, stormwater work next week will close Illinois Avenue from 14th Street to 15th Street to through traffic. Closure will be in effect Tuesday, March 26 through Friday, March 29. This closure is for work associated with the stormwater work...

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Posted on: March 22, 2019

Council selects Cortez to fill general seat vacancy

Keenan Cortez

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 21, 2019

Special Titanic exhibit opens March 26 at Joplin Museum

titanic exhibit Museum

“Relics of the Titanic” is a special exhibit opening on March 26 at the Joplin History and Mineral Museum. The exhibit will run through April 20, with a special reception being held from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 30.

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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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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 of Joplin monthly tree limb drop off to reopen for the 2019 season

The City will reopen the tree limb and brush drop-off site every third Saturday, starting on Saturday, March 16 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the 2019 season.  This program is open the third Saturday of the month from March through ...

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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 8, 2019

Kindergarten Immunizations now available; Clinics set for Feb. 20 & 21

Now is the perfect time to get your “little eagle” prepared for school! The Joplin Health Department will immunize children who reside within Joplin city limits, or who attend Joplin schools.

The Health Department can also issue birth c...

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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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Additional info on flights.... 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