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June 17, 2013

Joplin to proceed with $130 million recovery plan, recycling election

JOPLIN, Mo. —  The Joplin City Council on Monday night agreed to go forward with formal consideration of a $130 million recovery plan and revived a bill to hold an April vote of the people on the question of whether to institute curbside recycling.

 A packed audience stayed with the council through lengthy discussions on the two issues. The meeting lasted 2 1/2 hours.

The council voted 9-0 for the city staff to present the $130 million plan, which includes a $40 million field house proposal, as an action plan for formal vote.

The council vote was 8-1 to resurrect the curbside recycling measure after it failed at the council’s June 3 meeting by a 4-3 vote. Council bills require a majority of five.

The council killed a motion to amend the bill for the council to pass curbside recycling without a citywide advisory election. A motion to pass the bill with an April election passed 6-3. Councilmen Michael Seibert, Morris Glaze and Mike Woolston voted against it. Seibert and Glaze said they wanted the council to go ahead and enact it so it could start soon rather than waiting until next year.

 

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