Joplin City Council Votes Tomorrow for a New Senior Center

JOPLIN, Mo. - A vote at tomorrows Council meeting could bring Joplin one step closer to a new senior center.

Tomorrow, the Council will determine if the city and 'R.E. Smith Construction' will enter into an agreement for the roughly 3.7 million dollar Senior Center project.

City Council approved the project as part of the Capital Plan adopted in July of 2015 in the first round of the Community Development Block Grant Program.

The proposed senior center will be approximately 14,400 square feet and go up on the South side of 26th Street, East of Mercy Park.

It is meant to benefit the low to moderate income population by providing senior citizens with access to services like meals, exercise classes, wellness checks, and counseling.

The Council will also be looking at a potential agreement with 'Price Waterhouse Cooper' for consulting services regarding ongoing and upcoming C.D.B.G. Projects.

The meeting will be held in the Council Chambers at City Hall tomorrow at 6 P.M.


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