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County's assessed value up $86 million
by Jalana Robinson
Landmark reporter

The final assessed valuation reports are in by the county's Board of Equalization, since taxpayer appeals have been heard.

Platte County's assessed valuation has grown more than $86 million dollars since last year according to the report given by County Clerk Sandy Krohne at Thursday's Platte County Commission session.

The final assessed valuations for Platte County compared to last year are as follows:
•County of Platte: $1,239,663,143, an increase of $86,396,134.
•Road and Bridge District No. 1: $178,089,431, an increase of $13,677,633.
•Drainage Ditch District No. 1: $1,740,583, a decrease of $30,503.

The commission also approved a request from the Platte County Board of Services to set its levy at $.13, which was approved by Platte County voters and is the same as last year.

A request for bids was approved for a new Windows 2000 Digital Communications Recorder for the Platte County Sheriff's Department.

Cpt. Bill Taylor said the current recorder is a two piece older style tape system, and the department needs a more reliable system.

The recorder is a budgeted item at approximately $27,000.

In other business, the commission:
•Approved a bid award of $24,600 for a heavy duty pickup truck for the Platte County Public Works Department from Thoroughbred Ford in Kansas City.