County lists recipients
of outreach grant money
Sixteen local agencies were awarded 2003 Outreach Grants
Thursday during the Platte County Commissioners meeting.
The following organizations were awarded grants for park
and recreational facility and program projects:
Friends of Amity Woods Nature Park, trailhead, $39,755.70.
Camden Point Athletic Association, park improvements,
Clay-Platte Baseball, Inc., shelter house, $7,000.
City of Edgerton, concession/restroom, $8,885.
Northland Symphony Orchestra, free concert, $1,500.
Park Hill School District, playground, $39,371.20.
City of Parkville, playground, $21,311.
Park University, soccer field, $25,000.
Platte City Park Board, historic park phase 1 of pocket
park on Main Street, $11,120.
PC Board of Services, recreation equipment, $446.
Platte County R-3 School District, batting cages, $3,750.
Southern PC Athletic Association, shelter house, $11,100.
Southern PC Athletic Association, bleachers, $5,120.
City of Weatherby Lake, playground, $15,910.
Weston Park Board, playground, $5,366.
Weston Sports Association, bleachers, $8,000.
According to Brian Nowotny, director of Platte County
Parks and Recreation, there were 24 applicants for the
A total of $210,994.90 in grant money was awarded.
"There was no lack of quality in the projects,"
Nowotny added that double the amount of grant money was
given this year as compared to previous years.
"It seems like a lot of needs are being met with
this," Presiding Commissioner Betty Knight said.
The grants are awarded using money from the county's
half cent sales tax for parks.
Commissioners also approved a contract for the Platte
County Sheriff's Department to offer animal control services
to the City of Dearborn.
An agreement was also made appointing UMB Bank as paying
agent and bond registrar for Platte County Missouri Neighborhood
Improvement District, also known as the Parkville Commons
Several bids were awarded for county offices during Thursday's
A bid was awarded for four wheel drive vehicles for Planning
and Zoning. The bid was awarded to Roberts Auto Plaza
for a four wheel drive Chevrolet Blazer.
A bid was awarded to GW Van Keppel, Kansas City, Kan.,
for a motor grader for the Public Works department.
According to Dale Thomas, the bid was not the lowest
bid, but it was the best bid. Total bid price, including
a five year warranty was $88,325.
American Equipment Company, Kansas City, Kan., was awarded
a bid for dump trucks and related equipment. The request
was made by public works.
County commissioners also signed an agreement with the
Navy for loan of the USS Platte bell featured in a recent
article in The Landmark.
According to Cheryl Thorp, Convention and Tourism director,
arrangements are being made to house the bell Platte County
recently required from the USS Platte.
Thorp also said there are a few crew members who are
planning on being on hand for the dedication of the bell.