Wallace Bajjali has left the building. As of Friday afternoon, the group hired as Joplin's Master Developers to redevelop the city since the May 2011 tornado has cleared out their offices in the Gryphon Building and disconnected their phones. News Talk KZRG asked Mayor Mike Seibert what's going on.
"The city has not received an official notice or confirmation, so without that
Another Joplin school has a tornado safe room. Royal Heights Elementary cut the ribbon on its safe room Friday. It will also serve as a gymnasium. Joplin School Superintendent Dr. CJ Huff tells News Talk KZRG two safe rooms were dedicated this week.
"We also opened up Kelsey Norman's safe room this week as well as Royal Heights. Again, it's just another opportunity to provide shelter for members of this community community and the surrounding area to have access to that storm shelter 24/7."
Safe rooms are still under construction at West Central and Columbia Elementary Schools, as well as the Performing Arts Center at Joplin High School. Huff says those should be ready this spring.