The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

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September 8, 2012

Joplin City Council asks about street signs

JOPLIN, Mo. — Joplin street signs to replace those lost in the 2011 tornado could be installed within three months.

Mayor Pro Tem Bill Scearce asked the city’s public works department this week for the status of the street sign project at a council meeting on Monday.

Jack Schaller, the assistant public works director, said the contractor that won the bid for the work started on Aug. 6 and has until February to complete it, but likely could be done within 90 days.

Schaller said that the inserts that are installed in the ground to hold the sign poles have been ordered and are due to arrive this week. He said that part of the work is expected to start next week.

The signs are being labeled with the street names now, Schaller said.

There is a delay in receiving the sign poles, though. Schaller said the manufacturer did not have enough in stock and those are being made. It could be about six weeks before the poles are delivered.

Businesses that have placed signs on their pre-tornado locations will be asked to remove them and Empire District Electric Co. will be asked to remove broken utility poles that remain.

Councilman Benjamin Rosenberg asked who has the responsibility for removing the broken poles. City staff said it is up to the electric company. The city’s compliance officers could be assigned to record locations of broken poles and refer them to the utility for removal, Rosenberg was told.

Councilman Gary Shaw asked whether signs that were placed on business locations apply to the city’s sign regulations. He was told they do apply. He asked if the signs could be removed because they had been in place for a year or more. City staff agreed that a compliance officer could ask owners to remove the signs.


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