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Alternate scope of work okayed for Jones-Meyer

by Dave Kinnamon
Landmark reporter

Platte County commissioners approved the county roads master plan engineer’s request to present an alternate scope of work for phase 2 of the Jones-Meyer Road improvement project.

Brian Scoville, the engineer, will come back to the commission later with specifics of the revised plan.

The commissioners approved Scoville’s request at their regular Thursday afternoon meeting last week.

The revised scope will deviate significantly from the project presented to voters in a 2003 sales tax increase vote.

The alternate scope on Jones-Myers Road became necessary because of inaccurate tax revenue forecasts and significant underestimations on project costs, as previously reported by The Landmark.

In other business, the commission:

•Heard a detailed presentation from the Parks and Recreation Director about the strategic plan of Shiloh Springs Golf Club

•Unanimously approved a motion to send five bids for a skid steer loader to public works for their recommendation

•Authorized the Sheriff’s Department to apply for a Missouri Highway Safety grant that would fund overtime reimbursement and a traffic officer

•Unanimously approved a bid award for work on Humphrey’s Road at North Farley Road

•Approved 2006 storm water grants

Agreed to lease for $1 various plots at Bean Lake to people to garden and farm.