JOPLIN, MO.--- The Joplin Area Transportation Study Organization met today to discuss how they will prioritize future construction projects. At the meeting, a presentation on the city of Joplin's Capital Improvements Sales Tax was made. The 10 year sales tax expires at the end of this year.
A renewal committee of citizens has been appointed to recommend whether or not the council should place the tax on the August ballot for Joplin residents to vote on again. If the tax is renewed in a public vote, it means the sales tax rate will stay the same for the next 10 years.
"We've done Schifferdecker widening, the widening of 26th Street, Maiden Lane widening project that's getting ready to get started. These are projects that were identified back in 2004," said
Since 2004, the tax has provided the city with more than $45 million in transportation construction projects. The renewal committee will meet next Tuesday evening at Joplin City Hall.
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