secures option to
Platte City land
be site for center
A couple of weeks after a potential partnership with
the school hit a deadlock, Platte County Commissioners
have taken another step toward the building of a community
center in Platte City.
This week the commission signed an option to purchase
a tract of land in Platte City that potentially could
serve as the site for such a center.
The option is for a five acre tract of land in Platte
City owned by A. Reed Kline and James and Norma Laderoute.
The piece of land is described in the signed agreement
as "all of Lot 58, Oak Creek Subdivision Second Plat."
It is "off Running Horse Road at Running Horse Terrace,"
according to Michael Short, first district county commissioner.
A potential partnership between the county and Platte
County R-3 School District hit a snag recently when the
county determined the financial commitment from R-3 was
not sufficient to proceed with a community center that
would include an 8-lane swimming pool, six tennis courts
and other amenities. That center would have been located
on land near the Northland Career Center along Hwy. 92
in Platte City.
According to Short, the option agreement signed this
week states that the sellers of the property will "hold
the land and take it off the market for the duration of
the agreement, which is 90 days."
The commissioners will decide within 90 days if the land
will be the site of a future community center. A price
for the land has not been specified, Short said.