A new alderman was named to the Parkville Board of Aldermen during their meeting Tuesday night. James C. Brooks was chosen to replace Jack Friedman, who died June 22 after a bout with cancer. Friedman had served as an alderman in ward one for 20 years. Brooks will serve until the next regular municipal election, which will occur in April of 2007. Brooks was previously the chairman of Parkville Community Land and Recreation Board for two years.
A well-known eyesore at Parkville’s 304 Main Street will soon be converted from residential to office space. The pre-Civil War structure will become an office for an attorney and a psychologist.
Platte County must pay back the Missouri Treasurer’s office a total of $180,000 for use taxes initially distributed by the Missouri Department of Revenue. The state treasurer already recouped the $180,000 by withholding that amount of money from Platte County’s July payment from the state. The payback is necessary because a Platte County vendor overpaid its use tax to the state and that money was then distributed to the county.
Mark Donahoo of St. Joseph and Martin Flinn, a paramedic for the Northland Regional Ambulance District, were named honorary Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers and awarded plaques in a ceremony held in Platte County. They were noted for their heroic efforts at a fiery I-29 crash north of Platte City last summer, helping save the lives of a pair of young women from Nebraska.