Meteorologist Don Harmon of Fox 4 News educated a crowd of 750 children Thursday in Platte City where he presented tornado footage and answered weather questions from inquisitive elementary students. “This is one of the largest groups of kids I’ve spoken to,” Harmon said.
The northern entrance to Riverside will soon take on a new look. Demolition of the longstanding Skyline Inn began on Monday afternoon. It was the first physical step toward a project known as the Village of Gatewoods, a development that is scheduled to create 150 residential units near the 5100 block of NW Gateway, just off of Interstate 29.
Deborah Hammond has been hired to fill a new position at Parkville’s City Hall. Board members unanimously voted at last week’s meeting to create the position titled assistant to the city administrator. Hammond’s job will include researching legal matters, being a backup for the city clerk, reviewing the city attorney’s billings, and other duties assigned by the mayor and city administrator. The job was advertised in three publications and had 34 applicants. Joe Turner, Parkville’s city administrator, recommended Hammond to the board of aldermen.
Salary for Amy Hubbard, now the city clerk for Platte City, has been set at $17.50 per hour. Hubbard formerly served as city collector until replacing Tanya Bates as city clerk. She and her husband reside in rural Platte County near Smithville.