The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

May 19, 2013

Council to consider condemnation measures for widening projects

From staff reports

JOPLIN, Mo. — The Joplin City Council on Monday night will consider ordinances for proposed condemnation proceedings on five pieces of property that are needed for three street widening projects.

Before the council will be ordinances calling for the city to acquire, by condemnation, three tracts on Maiden Lane, and one each on 26th Street and on Schifferdecker Avenue.

The council also will consider ordinances that would authorize agreements with the Missouri and Northern Arkansas Railroad for easements on property for the Maiden Lane widening project.

The street widening projects are among those to be paid for with the $12 million Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery grant awarded to Joplin last year by the U.S. Department of Transportation.

An addendum to the grant also is proposed for council action.

The council, in a special meeting a week ago, approved construction contracts for projects to widen 26th Street from Schifferdecker Avenue to Maiden Lane, and Schifferdecker Avenue from Seventh Street to 32nd Street.

Also proposed for council action during the session are ordinances allowing the city to seek state funding to assist in operations of the Metro Area Publictransit System, and authorizing a contract with Emery Sapp and Sons for construction of a stormwater project at Fourth Street and Tyler Avenue at a cost of $161,915.


THE COUNCIL SESSION is set for 6 p.m. Monday in council chambers at Joplin City Hall, 602 S. Main St.