rates, tax rate going up in Platte City
Residents of Platte City will be paying
more for refuse pickup.
Platte City's Board of Aldermen raised many trash rates
at their regular meeting last week.
Rates that didn't increase were residential curbside
collection fees, which will remain at $10.60 per month.
Also, commercial curbside service will remain at $25
per month for each business without a dumpster.
Fees seeing an increase include:
Curbside fees for those with a dumpster will go
from $8.50 per tipping up to $10 per tipping.
Yard waste collection was $5 and now is $7.50 per
Fees for items such as appliances and air conditioners
that contain freon will increase to $35, up from $15.
Tires are $5 per tire if the regular size, larger
tires such as truck, tractor or other unusually large
tires are $15 each. Rims up to 17" are $10 each.
Furniture such as bed springs, water heaters and
lawn mowers are $15.
For items which include but not limited to: carpet,
mattresses, console TV's and heating units. $25.
Mayor Frank Offutt said: "The rates had been the
same since 1987. It's harder to dump some of these items
due to the freon content and the tires."
In other business at last week's meeting, the board:
Voted to annex property in the South I-29 corridor.
The city is annexing right of ways adjacent to Interstates
29 and 435. This annexation will make it easier to proceed
with plans to provide services to incorporated land east
of I-29. This will also make the city limits more uniform
and give Platte City a more contiguous boundary.
Heard that Sunday, Oct. 14 is the dedication of
the new Civic Center (old Platte City High School), which
will eventually house all city offices. There will be
more information closer to the dedication. The public
will be invited to this ceremony.
Approved a lease agreement with Jack Wennen for
the use of the civic center gymnasium area. Wennen plans
to run karate classes there two nights a week. Monthly
rental fees begin at $200 in September and increase monthly
to $500 in February.
Heard that the Highway 92 and 4th Street project
should be completed around Sept. 15. No word on when the
stoplight will be installed.
Approved raising the property tax levy by 10 cents,
with the new rate being $1 per $100 assessed valuation
within the Platte City limits. The amount previously was
.90 per $100 assessed valuation. The increase comes in
the debt service portion of the levy and will help pay
for the city's ongoing capital improvement projects.