report to commissioners
At the Sept. 20 meeting of the Platte County
Commissioners, Paul White, director of the Mid-Continent
Library, presented the commissioners with the annual audit
White reported that the library has seen a 9.4 percent
increase in usage of non-book materials (such as CD's
and videos) and has maintained steady usage from the public.
The library has also updated its system to 118 electronic
databases. This allows patrons to gain access to the electronic
databases from their home computer, as long as they have
a current library card.
The Mid-Continent Library is the 26th largest library
system in the state of Missouri and is the largest summer
reading program in the nation, donating 58,771 free books
to children in the district.
Following the report from White, the commissioners received
The first bid opening, for a power ditcher, received
two bids. The first from Hurricane Ditcher Company of
Vincennes, Ind. for $27,350. With the second bid from
Maddock Corporation of Bloomington, Ind. for $54,500.
The commissioners also heard two bids for snow plows.
The first was from Scherer Truck Equipment of Riverside,
for $3,159 per snow plow, and the second from Trim Right
Equipment of Kansas City, MO for $6,750 for both snow
Two bids were also received for a hydraulic excavator.
Both bids were from Fehrs Equipment Company of Kansas
City, with the first bid not stating a total bid price
and the second totaling $259,879.
Finally, commissioners heard a bid for sidewalk replacement
from Platte Valley Construction of Platte City for $10,678.
Jane Henry, director of administration, requested proposals
for the codification and publication of ordinances, subdivision
regulations and zoning orders.
The request came as a part of a project to input all
ordinances and regulations into an electronic format.
"This is a valuable tool for all of the citizens
of our county, if they have questions regarding the governing
ordinances of county," said Commissioner Michael
Short, who has headed the project.
Henry said the county will solicit four companyies for
proposals, as well as other companyies who want to bid
on the project. Bids will be accepted through Oct. 11.
Commissioners approved Roberts Roofing, who's currently
repairing the roof of the courthouse, to repaint and fix
the decorative boards around the roof of the courthouse.
Roberts Roofing bid the additional repairs at $4,850,
bringing the total cost of the project to $63,278.
In recognition and support of the healing ceremony at
Frank Vaydik Park, the Platte County Commission passed
The resolution recognizes the historical significance
of the Indigenous Cultures who once occupied the Platte
County land known as Frank Vaydik Park.
The next commission meeting is scheduled for 2 p.m.,
Thursday, Sept. 27.