No Joplin Curbside Recycling Vote

It looks like there won't be an election next April on curbside recycling in Joplin after all. Monday night, the Joplin City Council voted 4-3 to approve the election next April 8th. But because two council members were absent, the measure didn't have a majority of the nine member Council to pass. City Attorney Brian Head explains.

"According to the city charter, any resolution or ordinance of the council requires five votes of the council or an absolute majority of the council.  This measure received only four yes votes."

Bill Scearce and Trisha Raney were absent from the meeting. Michael Seibert, Morris Glaze and Jack Golden voted against the ordinance. The curbside recycling issue now goes back to square one.

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Topics : Politics
People : Bill ScearceJack GoldenMichael SeibertMorris GlazeTrisha Raney
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