date on county building purchase moved
An amendment for a real estate contract was made by Platte
County Commissioners during Thursday's meeting.
Commissioners approved to extend the closing date for
the National Federation of State High School Association
building to Jan. 31, 2003.
First District Commissioner Michael Short said the extension
was due to water damage that was found during the county's
inspection. The extension was made to allow for the repairs
to be completed.
The commission announced it plans to buy the 40,000 square
foot building to house various government agencies.
Also during Thursday's meeting, the commissioners entered
into an intergovernmental agreement with Clay County.
In 1984 an agreement between Platte and Clay counties
was made for road maintenance. The agreement was that
each county would be responsible for a mile section of
a road that bordered the two counties.
Dale Thomas, Platte County public works director, said
the former agreement was confusing. A new agreement was
made allowing Platte County to take over maintenance of
Hornbeck Road, allowing Clay County to assume the remaining
A request for bids was approved to purchase courthouse
furniture. The furniture will complete an upgrading project
imposed seven years ago to the courthouse. The furniture
would be placed in the front lobby of the courthouse near
the security system.
According to Jane Henry, director of administration,
the furniture would need to be constructed, not purchased.
Henry added bids would need to be in by 1:30 p.m. Dec.
"One of our goals is to free up space of that building,
especially for historical purposes," Short said.
Several bid openings were accepted by commissioners and
sent for review.
One bid opening for printing and mailing of 2002 assessment
lists for the assessor's office was accepted.
Four bids were opened for convention and tourism's 2003
calendar of events and three bids were accepted for the
2003 visitor's guide.