A status report on some of Joplin's sales taxes and a proposed traffic calming policy that could be used for neighborhoods will be discussed by the Joplin City Council at a work session Monday.
City staff will provide a report on the projects completed with the parks and stormwater and the capital improvements sales taxes. The public safety sales tax also will be part of the discussion.
Mayor Gary Shaw said a report will be given on the status of streetlight installations that have been funded by the half-cent public safety sales tax. Shaw said council members wanted to know how many lights have been put in by Liberty Utilities under an agreement with the city.
"In the past we didn't know where we stood with the streetlights (installation) but my understanding is Liberty has given us a number and we want to see what has been accomplished and what needs our attention," the mayor said.
Finance director Leslie Haase said many of the projects voters were told would be done with the quarter-cent parks and stormwater sales tax and the three-eighths-cent capital improvements sales tax have been completed.
"We felt like it was a good time to put an update together and go through the projects voters approved and what we have spent on them," she said.
Council members also will continue a discussion of a proposed traffic calming policy forwarded to it by the city's Traffic Commission.
City staff wrote the policy, and the commission reviewed it. The policy follows a request by residents of the Sunnyvale neighborhood for city help addressing speeding on 36th Street.
The staff has proposed installing three speed humps or speed tables, which are shorter than speed bumps but tend to slow motorists, and the traffic commission endorsed that idea.
The traffic calming policy defines how city staff can assess the need for action based on residents' complaints or requests and outlines measures that can be taken to reduce traffic problems in neighborhoods.
One of the issues with the policy is whether residents should be charged for traffic control construction or mechanisms and, if so, how much. City staff proposed charging residents 75% of the cost, but the traffic commission recommended 25% with the city picking up 75%.
The Joplin City Council will meet at 5:45 p.m. Monday on the fifth floor of City Hall, 602 S. Main St.