The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

Local News

July 24, 2012

Webb City panel OKs bonds for prospective industry

WEBB CITY, Mo. — Members of the City Council on Monday night authorized the issuance of bonds for Bemis Co., a packaging company that has announced its intent to come to the Joplin-Webb City Industrial Park.

Mayor John Biggs said the company would create 75 new jobs. It would be part of the Joplin School District and would be on Joplin water and sewer service.

Missouri law authorizes municipalities, counties, towns and villages to issue such bonds to finance industrial development projects for private corporations, partnerships or individual companies. Eligible projects for the bond financing include warehouses, distribution plants, research and development operations, office industries and manufacturing plants.

On first reading, council members also approved rezoning three properties owned by the city from R-1 residential to C-2 commercial. The properties are north of Webb City High School on North Madison Street, near the new public works area.

The council gave final approval to the last council bill necessary for the Canyon Trails development, and approved a request by Crowder College to build a driveway across the nearby walking trail during construction of an addition to the school’s local campus.

The council recognized the Old Urban Downtown Committee as an official committee appointed by the mayor. The committee is composed of volunteers who coordinate Springtime on Broadway, the Polar Bear Express and the Easter egg hunt, among other activities.


THE WEBB CITY COUNCIL approved continuing membership in the Joplin Regional Prosperity Initiative at an annual cost of $12,000, citing the value of being among those considered for commercial development when the group is at regional and national meetings.

Text Only
Local News
  • Pseudoephedrine sales in Pittsburg to require prescription

    Starting Friday, those who purchase pseudoephedrine and related products in Pittsburg will need a prescription to do so.

    July 22, 2014

  • Cherokee County Commission accepts general counsel's resignation

    Kevin Cure, who has served as general counsel for the Cherokee County Commission since 2005, submitted a handwritten resignation to the board on Monday in the aftermath of a landfill controversy.

    July 22, 2014

  • Mike Pound 2010.jpg Mike Pound: Parents can get help with school supplies

    I don’t know much about demographics other than the fact that I no longer belong to a “targeted demographic.” When I was younger, I was bombarded by commercials and ads from companies that were trying to sell me things that I not only needed but wanted.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Jasper County Commission reviews traffic plans

    The Jasper County Commission will hold public hearings today and Thursday on a number of traffic changes proposed in the county. No one spoke when the first hearing was held Tuesday as part of the regular commission meeting, according to Jim Honey, Eastern District associate commissioner.

    July 22, 2014

  • Joplin school board reviews audit procedures

    A team from the Missouri State Auditor’s Office has begun requesting documents in its task to audit the operations and management of the Joplin School District, the audit manager told the Board of Education on Tuesday.

    July 22, 2014

  • Joplin man to stand trial in accident case

    A passenger accused of causing an accident on Interstate 44 in Joplin that injured three others as well as himself was ordered bound over for trial Tuesday on three felony counts.

    July 22, 2014

  • r072214soroptimist3.jpg Volunteers spend week providing camp experience to foster youths

    Karen McGlamery is a massage therapist. Terri Falis-Cochran is a finance manager. Jane McCaulley is a retired art teacher. But for a week each summer, the three are among dozens of area residents who become camp counselors.

    July 22, 2014 2 Photos

  • Neosho school board hires company to manage substitutes

    Citing its hopes of shifting health care costs and utilizing more time from retired teachers, the Neosho Board of Education granted a contract Monday to a temporary employee company to manage its substitute teacher program.

    July 22, 2014

  • Main Street TIF district study to begin

    A measure that allows the city to charge its $15,000 in administrative costs for studying a proposal to create a tax increment financing district on South Main Street was approved Monday by the Joplin City Council.

    July 21, 2014

  • Carthage man pleads guilty in sexual abuse case

    A Carthage man pleaded guilty Monday to sexual abuse of a 12-year-old girl in a plea agreement that would cap the length of his prison term at no more than 15 years.

    July 21, 2014

Must Read


A state lawmaker who is one of two doctors in the Oklahoma Legislature is insisting that unaccompanied immigrant minors being housed at Fort Sill be quarantined. Do you think those kinds of measures should be taken?

A. Yes.
B. No.
     View Results
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter