ink pact for water line
In a $70,000 agreement with the City of Kansas City,
Mo, the Platte County Commission approved the citys
intent to fund the installation of a water main on the
Sharp's Station Bridge.
After negotiations between the two entities, the City
of Kansas City submitted an agreement stating it would
fund the installation of a 16" water main transmission
pipe on the bridge, located on Interurban Road in Platte
The agreement states that the city will pay the county
for all the rights involved in the project including the
countys cost of the bridge construction oversight
and the citys contribution for the countys
cost to resurface Interurban Road.
With the agreement now in place between Platte County
and the City of Kansas City, the construction is expected
to be started as soon as possible.
The water line is expected to serve various northern
Platte County water districts as well as the cities of
Dearborn and Camden Point.
In a report presented to the commission by parks and
recreation director Brian Nowotny, he updated the commission
of the development of two parks within the county.
Platte Purchase Park, located in the eastern central
portion of the county, is a 140-acre tract of land recently
purchased for future parks development. One section of
the land currently contains ball parks operated by the
Clay/Platte Baseball Association. For the first time with
this project, Nowotny presented a probable timetable for
the projects implementation.
According to the timetable and Nowotnys presentation,
Platte County is currently working with the City of Kansas
City to develop an inner-local cooperative agreement.
The timetable outlines contract negotiations, development
of the schematic design of the park, bid projects, ground
breaking and phase one of construction. The timetable
currently estimates July of 2003 as the final completion
date for phase one of the project.
Nowotnys presentation also outlined the Green Hills
Wildlife Preserve, a 45-acre tract of land located in
the south central unincorporated portion of Platte County.
The probable timetable includes contract for a master
plan, public meeting to share plans and feedback, finalize
conceptual plan, construction development process, phase
one construction, and implementation of WCR grant restoration.
The project, which will start with the contract for master
plan in June of 2002, is estimating a completion date
for phase one of project in July of 2003.
In other business, the commission approved a resolution
proclaiming May 17, 2002 as USS Platte Day in Platte County.
Commissioners also heard from the sheriffs department
regarding their approval to submit several grant applications.
The sheriffs department will look to receive funding
from the Missouri Division of Highway Safety for DWI enforcement.
If received, the 100 percent grant from the Missouri Division
of Highway Safety would fund $21,666 in current personnels
overtime pay for DWI enforcement.
The department is also applying for a grant from the
Missouri Division of Highway Safety for the funding of
full-time traffic officers. The amount to be requested
by the grant is $29,661, with Platte Countys obligation
A third grant, totaling $9,936, is also being submitted
by the department for funding of overtime salaries for
hazardous moving violations. The grant has no local matching
The final grant in pursuit by the department is for funding
of educational materials and the funding of overtime salaries
for the presentation of materials to younger drivers.
The grant is for $1,210, with no local funding requirements.
In January, the commission granted Platte/Clay Electric
Cooperative a temporary certificate of occupancy until
certain requirements had been met for their location on
HH Highway. As of May 9, the location was found to be
in compliance with county ordinances. Due to the compliance
being met, the commissioners approved the release of $13,000
in funds back to Platte/Clay Electric Cooperative.
Commissioners also approved a $112,000 performance and
maintenance bond for storm sewer improvements to Weatherby
Highlands III Plat. $469,654 was approved for a performance
and maintenance bond for street improvements to Weatherby
Highlands III Plat and North Childress Ave., as well as
a $24,170 bond for storm sewer improvements for North
Childress Ave. All improvements must be completed within
The commission approved a bid request by public works
for a computerized traffic sign graphics system. The system
will be used as a cooperative effort between public works
and the parks and recreation department to design their
own signs instead of the need to purchase them. The bids
are due by 1:30 p.m., May 30.
Sam Tucker was reappointed as representative to the Industrial
Development Authority for a six-year-term effective immediately
and expiring April 1, 2008.