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City will
change traffic
court rule

by Ivan Foley
Landmark editor

A recommendation from the public safety subcommittee would add another city prosecutor for Platte City.

Andrew Coulson would become a new assistant city prosecutor, joining Jennifer Snider and Jennifer Fain. All are with the law firm of Witt, Hicklin and Snider. Coulson currently serves as city prosecutor for Parkville.

In addition, the committee recommends approval of a proposed ordinance that specifies speeding over 19 miles per hour above the posted speed limit, speeding in construction zone, speeding in a school zone as offenses that require a mandatory court appearance. If adopted the new ordinance results in two classifications of speeding offenses with each classification subject to different court appearance requirements.

Offenses charged under the current speeding ordinance will be classified as “minor traffic violations” and offenders cannot be required to make a mandatory court appearance. Offenders will have the option of paying online or may voluntarily choose to appear in court.

Offenses charged under the proposed ordinance provisions will not be considered “minor traffic offenses,” cannot be paid online and do require a mandatory court appearance.

All the recommendations were made by the subcommittee at its meeting Monday night. The recommendations next go before the full board of aldermen later this month.