money will aid
DWI enforcement effort
by Kim Fickett
The Platte County Sheriff's Office announced the receipt
of a $6,667 grant from the Division of Highway Safety
at the commission meeting Thursday.
The funds received from the grant will be used by the
DWI enforcement unit of the sheriff's department. $5,000
of the funds will be used to purchase an in-car video
camera, with the remaining $1,667 of the grant money used
toward the funding of PBT's (portable breath testers).
The sheriff's department also requested the approval
of an addendum to the cooperative agreement, High Intensity
Drug Trafficing Area, between the board of police commission
of Kansas City, Missouri and Platte County, Missouri.
The drug enforcement program is a continued effort between
the two entities.
Bid awards were announced by the sheriff's department
for mobile hand held radios and portable breath testing
machines. The bid for the hand held radios was awarded
to Motorola Radio Products and Bendix King Radio Products
for $6,000. Intoximeters, Inc. was awarded the bid for
the breath testing machines for $12,240.
The county commission announced the bid award for codification
services to Sullivan Publications for $9,500.
Bid requests were also heard from the juvenile office
for their annual program, 'Don't Choose Crime'. The request
is for screening and printing of 1,000 t-shirts with the
winning design. The program involves students across Platte
County designing t-shirts for the program. The winning
design will then be printed on t-shirts. Bids are due
on Dec. 13 at 1 p.m.
Public works also announced its request for bids for
the construction to replace the River Road bridge. River
Road bridge has been designated a deficient bridge by
Platte County. The project will involve the construction
of a 32 foot single span pre-cast slab bridge. The project
is estimated to cost $80,000. Bids for the project will
be due by 1 p.m., Dec. 13.
Commissioners approved the acceptance of a $20,000 bond
to ensure street grading and storm sewer improvements
would be made at Lakes at Oakmont Estates. They also accepted
a $16,423.44 bond for improvements to the storm sewer
at Thousand Oaks 8th Plat. Both projects must be completed
within one year of acceptance of the bond.
Commissioners approved 12 county holidays for the 2002
Platte County holiday schedule.
There is no commission meeting scheduled for this week
due to the Thanksgiving holiday.
The next meeting is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 29 at