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Joplin City Council Approves a Voluntary Annexation

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Nine Joplin City Council members voted in favor of bills 2013-279 and 2013-280.

The city is one step closer to extending its boundaries outwardnear Interstate 44 and Highway 66.

The annexation was initiated as part of a sewer agreementwith Downstream Casino.

"Part of that processis standard language in any agreement we have with sight entities is to annexthe property when that times comes." says Joplin's Planning and CommunityDevelopment Manager Troy Bolander.

The Quapaw tribe still owns the land and would of liked thecity to table the vote for 2 more weeks.

"We really love working with the cities we just want to maybeopen up some communication a little bit and talk about how we can make thisannexation work best for everyone." says Chairman of the Business Committee ofQuapaw Tribe John Berrey.

"Part of the reason why it was delayed according to the  agreement 3 years after the agreement was signedwe have the ability to annex the  propertyand of course the agreement was signed of 2008, and we all know what happened in  May of 2011." says Bolander.

The Quapaw Tribe is in favor of the annexation and seeks mutualagreements in the future, but wants questions answered before an approval.

"How do we deal withsewer police and fire those sorts of things?" says John Berrey.

"That's correct when it becomes the city of Joplin it willbe afforded all the fire protection police protection and collect city salestax as well." Bolander said.

The city will revisit the annexation at the nextmeeting. 

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