to seek grant
for trail near Weston
Brian Novotny, director of Platte County Parks and Recreation,
informed the county commission of the department's decision
to apply for a grant through the Lewis and Clark Challenge
Cost Share Program.
The 50 percent matching grant program will be used for
a trail project along the Lewis and Clark trail located
by South Bluff Road south of Weston. Nowotny stated they
will be requesting $54,850, with Platte County matching
the funds if the parks and recreation department receives
In other action, county commissioners put their signatures
on two right-of-way certification letters from the Missouri
Department of Transportation stating that all of the necessary
right-of-way acquisitions have been received for the Sharp's
Station Bridge Project.
According to Dale Thomas, director of public works, this
now allows the county to submit itsfinal plans for the
project for review to MODOT. The submission of plans will
then move them one step closer to requesting bids for
Commissioners also approved a $10,000 agreement between
Platte County and Children's Mercy Hospital. The budgeted
funds are given to the hospital for parents in Platte
County who are financially unable to pay their bills or
who can only fund partial payment.
A contract for $105,000 in services was also signed between
Platte County and the Platte County Economic Development
Commissioners also signed a contract for services with
Conklin Consulting, a legislative lobbying firm. The service
will place a person in Jefferson City to watch issues
and bills that concern Platte County on a local level.
A contract presented for approval at last week's commission
meeting, was presented again with an amendment for services
between Northland Health Care Access and Platte County.
The county commissioners voted to allocate an additional
$1,300 in funds for additional services provided by Northland
Health Care Access to the county.
Commissioners also voted to re-enter into a contract
with SYS-Tech for services to ensure no loss of power
to the county's emergency management center, which includes
the 911 system. The seven-day a week, 24-hour corrective
maintenance contract was for $2,822.50.
The contract between Platte County and GC Construction
was also approved for the construction of the bridge on
Bid requests were asked for the following items: the
county's annual supplies, which will be due by Feb. 28;
the removal of two underground storage fuel tanks on the
east side of the courthouse in the parking lot, due Feb.
14 at 1:30 p.m.; rear-wheel drive police pursuit vehicles,
due Feb. 14 at 1:30 p.m. and two dump trucks with snow
plows and sand spreaders, due by Feb. 21 at 1:30 p.m.
Bid awards were also granted during the commission meeting.
Roberts Auto Plaza received the bid award for a 4-wheel
drive pick-up. The bid was for $17,512 for a Chevy Silverado
1500. A bid was also awarded for a reclaimer from Fehr's
Equipment of Kansas City for $158,571.