After tabling the issue at its June 7 meeting, the request by the Neosho School District to have the property housing the future junior high school annexed into the city of Neosho was stricken from Tuesday’s Neosho City Council agenda.

After tabling the issue at its June 7 meeting, the request by the Neosho School District to have the property housing the future junior high school annexed into the city of Neosho was stricken from Tuesday’s Neosho City Council agenda.
Council tabled the annexation request two weeks ago with the realization that the school district does not have city building permits and it was determined that construction on the school would have had to come to a grinding halt with passage.
It was placed on Tuesday’s agenda but then removed prior to the meeting by request of school officials, according to Mayor Charles Collinsworth.
“It was to try to find a way to satisfy both sides,” Brett Day, school board president, said.
“It keeps us from having to pay the permit fee, which pursuant to their ordinance would have been just under $43,000,” he said. “It also keeps their building inspector from being tied up at that project during that time, he’s got other things to do as well.”
At the completion of the junior high project, Day said the school district will re-submit the annexation request, and the project engineer will certify to the city that the new school was built to specifications.
“It was just a way to accommodate both sides,” he said. “It’s a win-win for both sides.”