SILVER CREEK, MO -- Silver Creek city leaders say combining with the City of Joplin could save home owners in the village nearly $800 a year on property taxes and city services.
Joplin officials say it would allow the city to grow into another area, and would provide more access along Range Line road.
Village Of Silver Creek Mayor Pat Worley says the village is running short on resources to run the town properly. "I think it's just plain common sense, good financial judgment." Worley explained. "It'll make Silver Creek a much better place."
City of Joplin Finance Director Leslie Jones says it's a good opportunity for Joplin to grow, and it won't have an impact on current residents. "We looked at the volume of calls for police, animal control, street maintenance, we looked at all of that." Jones explains. "We compared expenses to the revenues, it's basically a wash for us."
A simple majority of voters from Silver Creek and Joplin will have to vote yes on the measure for it to pass on the August 7th election ballot.