Presiding commissioner’s wife works for the youth sports group
Monday, Aug. 17, Platte County Commissioners approved 14 more small business grants using federal CARES money that is in possession of the county.
Grants okayed by commissioners this week ranged from a high of $20,167 to a low amount of $348.
Total dollar amount approved this week was approximately $158,000.
Largest award granted on Monday was to the Southern Platte County Athletic Association in the amount of $20,167. Stephanie Schieber, wife of Platte County Presiding Commissioner Ron Schieber, is the paid executive director of the Southern Platte County Athletic Association. Ron Schieber abstained on the approval of this grant.
In addition to the $20,167 to the Southern Platte County Athletic Association, other small business grant approvals this week were given to:
*J. Quinn Boutique, $8,000.
*Platte City Flowers and Gifts, LLC, $8,000.
*Cactus Creek Trading Company, $3,750.
*Orangetheory Fitness, $18,956.
*Weston Red Barn Farm, $15,000.
*Premiere Basketball, $10,469.
*VIP Event Space, $10,000.
*The Farley Mercantile, $16,122.
*Foot Reflexology, $14,781.46.
*Katie Currid Photography, $348.
*Glistrous Limited Company DBA Pure Barre, $15,000.
*Platte City Chiropractic, $3,000.
*Priority Care Pediatrics, $14,500.
Platte County Commissioners have indicated they’ll use most of the $12.2 million in federal CARES money to distribute grants to businesses.
At the time of distribution, the state treasurer had asked the county to pass roughly $6 million on to the City of Kansas City, based on the fact around 50 percent of Platte County’s population resides within the city limits of Kansas City. The Platte County Health Department has also asked the commissioners for some of the CARES funding, in part to assist with providing free COVID-19 testing. Thus far county commissioners have not distributed any of the funds to public agencies.