New businesses on the verge of officially being announced

New businesses coming to Webb City seem to be general knowledge, but there’s no official announcement from City Hall yet.

In fact, there are plans for two new businesses at the public works department for staff review, but the building permits haven’t been filed yet. 

Generating the most excitement is the new grocery store that’s to be built on the southeast corner of East and Daugherty streets. That will put it north of the new Flat Creek restaurant, which is expected to open in January or February.

Otherwise, the council agenda on Monday was short. And there will only be one meeting in December, on the 12th. The council typically only meets once in December because of the holidays.

City Administrator Carl Francis mentioned that public works will resume overlaying streets as weather allows. The decision was made early this year to hold off in hopes that the price of asphalt would go down.

First on the list are four projects that were slated to have been done last summer:

To be milled and then paved are:

  • Lakeview Drive from Fountain Road south to Mt. Hope Road.
  • Avondale Avenue, from Lakeview east to the dead end.
  • Mylinda Way, the business alley between 13th and 14th streets, which is behind X-Treme Powersports, Zips Car Wash and Commerce Bank.
  • Roane Court, in Alpine Estates (just a small section).

The council’s agenda included:

• First-reading approval of a council bill reflecting the higher rates charged by the Joplin Humane Society under a new agreement. Owners will have to pay the city clerk $63.07 and $9 per day of boarding before retrieving their pets.

• Approved an agreement with the state regarding distribution of funds received in connection with the national opioid addiction settlements. Francis said Webb City’s share is expected to be approximately $48,000.

• Approved the budgeted purchase of a work truck for the parks department. It is a 2019 Chevy Colorado with 80,000 miles to be purchased from X-Treme Powersports for $17,000 ($21,500 minus a $4,500 trade-in). Two other bids were received.