Commissioner’s wife is executive director of SPCAA
outh sports and activities grants to various youth sports/activities organizations have been awarded by the Platte County Commission, using revenue from the county’s half cent sales tax for parks and recreation.
The largest award scheduled to be approved by county commissioners is for the Southern Platte County Athletic Association (SPCAA), where Stephanie Schieber, the wife of Platte County Presiding Commissioner Ron Schieber, is employed as the executive director.
Ron Schieber was set to abstain on the vote for the SPCAA grant at Tuesday’s commission meeting, which would still allow the approval to pass 2-0 with second district commissioner John Elliott and first district commissioner Dagmar Wood in favor.
But Wood had an unexpected absence come up and didn’t attend Monday’s commission meeting, therefore there were not enough commissioners present to approve the award if Schieber abstained.
Schiber said the SPCAA’s award would be tabled and would be placed on the agenda at a future meeting, likely at the next session.
At an April 6 commission meeting, Schieber did not abstain and voted yes on a $20,000 outreach grant to SPCAA for softball field upgrades. His wife’s signature is among the signatures on the organization’s application for funds.
The complete list of youth sports and activity grant awards that either have been approved or are set for approval at a future meeting are:
*SPCAA, uniforms for 2020-2021 year, $37,500
*Aplomb Martial Arts of Parkville, scholarships, $12,000
*Beatniks Dance Studio, COVID compliance, scholarships, $9,000
*Club North Volleyball, COVID compliance, equipment, $5,000
*Edgerton Pioneer Days, various parking signs, barricades, PPE supplies, $3,620
*Elements Dance Academy, COVID compliance, equipment purchases, $9,000
*Harper Haus Music Company, Scholarships, $8,601.35
*K.C. Premiere/MAYB LLC, PPE program equipment/office equipment, $6,840
*Lone Wolf Martial Arts, curriculum, scholarships, equipment, $12,000
*Midwest Adaptive Sports, MAS ARE school program, $7,400
*Midwest Adaptive Sports 2, AOW Camp, $5,400
*MOKan Girls Hockey Foundation, supplies/scholarships/rental fees/ equipment, $15,514
*North Platte Cross County and track, equipment, $6,398.92
*North Platte Youth Cheer, safety equipment and niform purchase, $2,100
*Northland Sports LLC – P.A.C., COVID compliance, $22,566.20
*Northland Swim Conference, COVID expenses, $9,300
*Northland United Swim Team, equipment, $5,096.51
*Northland Wrestling Club, wall mats/painting/cleaning material/sprayer/scholarship, $10,530
*Premiere Basketball INC, scholarship/equipment/uniforms, $13,000
*Unified FC Foundation, scholarship program, $13,857.02
*University of Missouri Extension, scholarships and programming, $20,276
*YMCA, Northland Sports scholarship, $15,000