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Joplin City Council Elects New Member

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JOPLIN, MISSOURI -

The Joplin City Council elected its newest member tonight after the resignation of Joshua Bard.

The council members selected Anthony Monteleone as the newest member. 

Monteleone says he hopes to fix pay scales across the board, but especially for the police and fire department.

He hopes city departments can keep employees as well as attract new ones with the fixed pay rates.

"I was born here, I was raised here, I moved away for a couple years for college. So I've just always felt this need to serve the city I grew up in. My folks always taught me to bloom where you're planted. This is where I was planted at, this is where I need to help as much as I can."

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