Aldermen question bills
sent to city
A couple of bills to the city were questioned by members
of the Platte City Board of Aldermen at their Tuesday
One bill from Platte-Clay Electric Cooperative for $24.40
was brought to the board's attention by Alderman Lee Roy
The bill was for the land recently acquired by the city
for the new park on Hwy. 371. Van Lew asked why the city
was being billed for electricity to the property.
"We haven't stared doing anything and we are getting
a bill," Van Lew said.
According to Dannie Stamper, director of Platte City
Parks and Recreation, the bill was to power a heat source
for a well located on the property so the well wouldn't
freeze over during the winter months.
Stamper said he was unsure where the well was on the
property and he would talk to the previous owners to locate
Aldermen Gary Brown also questioned a web site fee of
$108.75. The money, according to City Administrator Keith
Moody, is for the city's hosting fee.
Economic Development Committee goals were also discussed
According to a letter sent to aldermen by Moody, the
chairman of the Economic Development Committee for the
Chamber of Commerce's Team Platte City Program, goals
have been developed for the EDC.
The goals were developed by the committee of Mark Harpst,
Pete Fullerton, John Ingleman, Stan Palmer Mayor Dave
Brooks and Karen Wagoner, director of the Chamber of Commerce.
Three goals were outlined by the EDC:
1. Provide financial incentives for the extension of
infrastructure east of I-29.
The committee said by providing incentives for the extension
of infrastructure to the east side of I-29, because the
area does face hurdles that it must clear in order to
be developed, would be a great advantage.
2. Create a balance of use and self sufficiency within
3. Planning for the expansion of corporate limits.
The goals ride on the heels of the EDC meeting with property
owners east of I-29 last week.
Platte City Police Chief Joe McHale said during a meeting
last week with Captain Mark Owen of the Platte County
Sheriff's Department that a mutual aid agreement between
the city and county was met.
A mutual aid agreement between the city and county was
necessary for emergency resources and to recoup any emergency
funding through the Federal Emergency Management Agency
or the State Emergency Management Agency in the event
of a disaster.
Aldermen voted to table the appointment of John Minyard
to the Park and Recreation Board.
Aldermen wanted to be allowed to meet Minyard before
they approve his appointment.