show continued growth
by Kim Tiefenthaler
A report from Platte County Planning and Zoning shows
increased building growth within the county compared to
the figures in September of 2000.
At Thursday's county commission meeting, Gale Cantu of
planning and zoning reported issuing 17 single family
housing permits in September with 48 building permits
issued total for the month.
From January to September 2001, there have been 176 single
family permits issued, up 38 compared to last year's figures
Total permits issued for the year stand at 422, compared
to last year's total in September of 391.
Cantu stated the assessed valuation of the permits issued
in September of this year totals $28,274,268.
The Platte County Commission heard from planning and
zoning regarding Platte/Clay Electric Cooperative building
a communication tower at 16250 HH Highway. The issue of
approving a $26,000 bond was brought to the attention
of the commission by planning and zoning in the event
that the tower is no longer used.
The Platte County Zoning Order requires the owner to
remove the structure, all equipment and restore the site
back to normal. In case the site isn't restored back to
normal and the tower disposed of properly, the county
is able to use the bond money to restore the area to its
previous condition. Following discussion, the commission
passed the site restoration bond for Platte/Clay Electric
In other business, the commission accepted a lease agreement
to purchase a large heavy duty lawn mower for Shiloh Springs
Golf Course. The 54-month lease with American Equipment
Leasing Company will commence immediately, with the final
lease payment in March of 2006. The lawnmower leased by
the county is a Toro Greenmaster 3100.
The commission heard from Jane Henry, director of administration
for Platte County, regarding an addendum to the 911 interlocal
The cooperative agreement was agreed upon by the counties
in June of 1995. The county commission was approached
with an addendum stating present needs for updates to
the 911 system. Each county involved in the agreement
was asked to approve and be responsibe for the revisions
and costs for the system in their county. The commission
voted to accept the addendum of the existing agreement.
Commissioners approved this year's employer's and employee's
delegates to attend a meeting regarding local government
employees retirement system. The annual meeting to be
held Oct. 25-26 is a learning session for delegates regarding
the government retirement system program. The elected
employer delegate is LeAnna Fannon from the human resources
department and employee delegate is Shelle Browning of
the sheriff's department.
Dale Thomas, public works director, told the commission
of preparing a transportation task force to look at the
road conditions of the county roads. The task force will
look at the current road conditions, as well as the future
plans for the roads in Platte County.
This year's Platte County Clean-Up will be held from
8 a.m.-4 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 25 - Saturday, Oct. 27.
People can drop off items at the Platte County Public
Works Department at 15955 Highway 273 in Tracy. If you
have any questions you may call (816) 858-2223. They will
not accept hazardous waste, household or farm chemicals
or liquid paint. Due to an increase in the costs of handling
recyclables, there will be a fee for the following items.
Passenger tires without wheels - $1 per tire,
passenger tires with wheels - $5 per tire.
Trucks or tractor tires - $5 per tire, truck or
tractor tires with wheels - $15 per tire.
Stoves, washer, dryers, refrigerators, air conditioners,
freezers, microwaves, tv's, computers, hot water heaters
- $5 per item.
All fees must be paid in cash only. Proof of Platte County
residency such as receipt from personal property tax payment
or real estate tax payment is required.