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Mayors Council show support for road tax

by Shana Haines
Landmark reporter

Platte County Commissioners met Tuesday morning and accepted a resolution concerning the 3/8 cent transportation tax.
Commissioners adopted a resolution from the Mayors Council of Platte County endorsing the 3/8 cent sales tax that would improve roads and bridges in the county.

The resolution was signed by Charles Kutz, Parkville mayor, Gene Bollings, Village of Ridgely chairperson, Pauli Kendrick, Weatherby Lake mayor, Dave Brooks, Platte City mayor, and Brenda Ferguson Tracy mayor.

Commissioners also approved a addendum to a real estate contract with Charles and Marjorie Johnston of Platte City.

The addendum was a survey of the physical boundaries of the property.

The property, 97.36 acres located just south of Platte City along N Hwy., will be used for the Larger Prairie Greenway Project. Cost for the property was $205,429.60.

Two bids were accepted for four wheel drive vehicles for planning and zoning. Bids from Roberts and All Pro Ford were referred to planning and zoning for review.

The Platte County Stormwater Committee held a meeting to review the 2003 stormwater grant applications on March 12.

The following grants were offered to: Walnut Creek South Homes Association, $12,500; ParIV Homes Association, $6,595; Misty Woods Neighborhood Association, $9,005; Lake Waukomis Association, $19,900; City of Parkville, $16,035; City of Weatherby Lake, $41,629; City of Platte City, $55,000.

Commissioners also approved a resolution commemorating the significance of the Louisiana Purchase to Platte County.

Platte County was a part of the land transferred in the Louisiana Purchase.

In April will be the 200th anniversary of the purchase.