latte City does not automatically plan to extend or increase the selection of utilities nor the accessibility of them to the county areas on the city’s list of proposed annexation areas. The issue will be voted on by local voters this coming November. “The city utility franchise does not control utilities but we permit them to operate in the area,” said Keith Moody, city administrator for Platte City, at the city’s quarterly managers meeting.
Platte County recently invested $20,000 to have the steps on the south side of the Platte County Courthouse refurbished. Problem is the job was “completed” without meeting several areas of codes. One particular deficiency actually makes the new stairs not compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, according to Gale Cantu, county codes enforcement officer. The very top concrete stair h as more than a two percent slope to it. The slope on the stair is four percent. ADA mandates the slope must be two percent or less.
Parkville’s annual Fourth of July festival included a carnival and a parade while it drew more than 20,000 people from across the region. This five day celebration culminated in a fireworks display over the Missouri River.
Velma Wallingford Davidson was honored at the Dearborn High School reunion recently. She is a member of the 1924 graduating class and celebrated her 100th birthday in March. Her daughters are Dixie Davidson and Myrna Lamar.