Quantcast

Joplin Library Lease - KOAM TV 7

Joplin Library Lease

Updated:

     Business as usual, tonight, for "Joplin City Council" members despite this Monday being part of what many are enjoying.
     That's a long holiday weekend.
     Part of tonight's agenda...the new public library on 20th and Connecticut.
Council met tonight to approve an emergency ordinance -- to lease the building at 1901 East 20th Street to the Joplin Public Library.
You may be thinking -- why does the library need to lease their own building from the city?  Mayor Seibert -- has the answer.
Seibert: "According to the EDA grant, the city must maintain possession of the library.  After the point that that time frame has been satisfied, then, the library will be owned by the library group."
It seems simple -- but it can get complicated.  The library is required to pay a lease of $1 per year -- for the next 17 years.
At that time -- the lease has an "option to buy" for the library -- at a total cost of -- $1.
The lease agreement also includes a key element for the city -- the deed to the old library must be transferred to the city.
Meaning now, the options can open up for the future of the building down on Main Street.
Seibert: "At this point, we're just beginning that process, so I'm sure in the weeks and months ahead we will be hopefully looking at some options for that location."
While the old library awaits it's future -- the new one is working to build a future -- not just for the site -- but for the East 20th Street corridor.
Seibert: "You know, Range Line, there are not a lot of options on Range Line, that's why we looked at that corridor and decided to give us another option for another commercial corridor, I think that things are falling in place that those options, I think, will begin to open up."
Options that continue to expand -- with Joplin's growing population.
     Along the 20th Street corridor...council members also approved re-zoning some of the residential areas to allow for duplexes to be built...allowing more families to take advantage of the new developments.
 

MORE TOP NEWS

Chris Warner
Reporter

A Joplin native, Chris first started in broadcasting at age 16 at KSNF-TV in 2004..

Chris joined the KOAM team in 2017 as an Associate Producer. In April, he moved into a full-time reporter position. He spent time from 2008 to 2016 in various retail roles around the region before returning to his passion at KOAM. Chris is excited to continue telling the stories of the four states. Chris and his wife Amber live in Joplin and have three amazing children.

Follow Chris:
On Facebook
On Twitter

Contact Chris:
417.624.0233 or 620.231.0400
cwarner@koamtv.com

  • Chris WarnerMore>>

  • One Carthage Neighborhood Makes Big Plans For Maple Leaf

    One Carthage Neighborhood Makes Big Plans For Maple Leaf

    Friday, October 19 2018 10:00 PM EDT2018-10-20 02:00:13 GMT

        It's that time of year again, the fall smells, pumpkin spice everything, and most importantly, the annual Maple Leaf Parade in Carthage and for as much preparation that the city puts in for the big event, there's one neighborhood that puts in even more, for their friends, family, and in between.  Brandi Ensor and her friends put the final touches on the outdoor decorations along Grand Avenue.

    More >>

        It's that time of year again, the fall smells, pumpkin spice everything, and most importantly, the annual Maple Leaf Parade in Carthage and for as much preparation that the city puts in for the big event, there's one neighborhood that puts in even more, for their friends, family, and in between.  Brandi Ensor and her friends put the final touches on the outdoor decorations along Grand Avenue.

    More >>
  • Update On Block 22 Restaurants

    Update On Block 22 Restaurants

    Thursday, October 18 2018 10:03 PM EDT2018-10-19 02:03:24 GMT

        The long awaited Block22 in Pittsburg opened to students recently to allow them to move in to the newly created lofts.     However, restaurants were expected to be opened by now, but, they're not, leaving some wondering what's going on.   When you look at the Block22 restaurant space, there's not much to look at.  Even though, originally, residents were told, they'd be ready by now.

    More >>

        The long awaited Block22 in Pittsburg opened to students recently to allow them to move in to the newly created lofts.     However, restaurants were expected to be opened by now, but, they're not, leaving some wondering what's going on.   When you look at the Block22 restaurant space, there's not much to look at.  Even though, originally, residents were told, they'd be ready by now.

    More >>
  • Public Safety Pay, "Panhandler Ordinance" On Joplin City Council Agenda

    Public Safety Pay, "Panhandler Ordinance" On Joplin City Council Agenda

    Monday, October 15 2018 10:21 PM EDT2018-10-16 02:21:47 GMT
        The Joplin City Council facing a packed agenda at tonight's meeting, on that list, two major items an increase for public safety employees, and a reconsideration on the so-called "panhandling ordinance" passed earlier this year.  Since the start of this year the salary issues of police and fire personnel has been on the center stage for the city.     That's caused some council meetings to become heated, and a number of residents vo...More >>
        The Joplin City Council facing a packed agenda at tonight's meeting, on that list, two major items an increase for public safety employees, and a reconsideration on the so-called "panhandling ordinance" passed earlier this year.  Since the start of this year the salary issues of police and fire personnel has been on the center stage for the city.     That's caused some council meetings to become heated, and a number of residents vo...More >>
Powered by Frankly

KOAM - Licensed to Pittsburg, Kansas
Send tips, ideas and press releases to: tips@koamtv.com
Send newsroom questions or comments to: comments@koamtv.com
Phone: (417) 624-0233 or (620) 231-0400
Web comments or questions: webmaster@koamtv.com
Newsroom Fax: (417) 624-3158

Powered by Frankly, Inc. All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 KOAM. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.