No, were not talking about
the Ford Motor Corporation here.
Quality is the buzzword
that defines Platte City Mayor Dave Brookss
vision of Platte City development and improvement,
the mayor said.
Elected earlier this month to
his third term, Brooks said he is proud of what
he accomplished in his first four years as mayor
but has great plans for the next two years.
I need to thank the citizens
of Platte City again for their confidence and
support in electing me for a third term. The past
four years of deeds and accomplishments speak
for themselves, Brooks said.
On the plate for the next two
years are some ambitious projects.
Brooks plans to see the tax increment
financed (TIF) project known as Shoppes at North
Gate get rolling--and get finished--at I-29 and
Main Street. Hes also looking forward to
the Heartland Health medical clinic opening on
Running Horse Road.
Brooks also said a big project
he will be involved in is a city pocket
park at the extreme west end of Main Street
next to the Platte River. Brooks was instrumental
in getting some land donations and grant money
to get that park project started, he said. He
also noted that the area used to be a city dump.
"Were going to build
a city park where a dump used to be, Brooks
said, not unmindful of the symbolism of transforming
what was once not into something really attractive.
Brooks noted that the TIF project
is projected to bring in 75-125 new jobs to Platte
City. The project is estimated to cost $17.6 million
and will be located on 7.5 acres.
The mayor is also pleased at the
progress of the citys capital improvements
plan, passed with a bond issue about eight years
ago. About 52 percent of the citys streets
currently have been improved from the plan. Brooks
said that 95 percent of the city streets will
be improved by the time the bond expires in four
Brooks is also very happy about
Platte Citys draw to new business interests.
Were proud of that.
Were consistently working on bringing new
businesses to town, Brooks said.