During the Platte County Commission meeting Thursday, the commissioners discussed some issues dealing with the proposed regional transit plan being touted by City Hall in Kansas City–and the current sales tax rate in Platte County became a topic of discussion. Commissioner Jim Plunkett pointed out that Kansas City in Platte County already has the highest sales tax rate in the metro area. Kansas City in Platte County has a sales tax rate of 7.975 percent compared to Kansas City in Jackson County at 7.725 percent and Kansas City in Clay County at 7.475 percent.
The Platte County R-3 School Board on Thursday solicited comments from patrons during a public forum about the board’s search for a new superintendent for the 2009-2010 school year. Dr. Mark Harpst has already announced the upcoming 2008-09 school year will be his last as superintendent. If board members were hoping for a large turnout from the public, they almost certainly were disappointed. Only about three members of the public made comments and two of those had to be prompted by the board president to do so.
Bigger and better. That’s what the Platte City Parks and Recreation Department is hoping for with its annual July 4th celebration this year, in particular when it comes to a 5K Memorial Walk/Run. Meanwhile, the communities of Camden Point and Parkville are also bracing for their annual summer holiday celebrations.