Short-term rental approved in Joplin, new ordinance in the works

The Joplin city council at their meeting Monday night approved a special use permit for a short-term rental, at the same time city officials are working on a new ordinance for such properties. KRPS’s Fred Fletcher-Fierro has more.

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At city council meetings in the past month or so council members have heard from outspoken Joplin residents who are against furthering opening up the city to short-term or AirBnB style rentals. By a 6 to 3 vote council members did just that Monday night with tighter restrictions than previous short-term rentals.

The rental located at 416 S. Florida was granted a year special use permit. Councilman Gary Shaw spoke Monday night, he’s skeptical about opening up more short-term rentals in Joplin. “I think we need to draw the line somewhere. I think these BnB’s not only intrude into neighborhoods I think they also take business away from our hotels and motels who have invested in our community.” No more than four people can stay at the residence for a period of up to 90 days. For 89 9 KRPS, I’m Fred Fletcher-Fierro

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