Platte City's aldermen were able to cross off
one of the fiscal year 2005 objectives at last
Tuesday evenings meeting.
The board approved the budgeted lease agreement
with Jack Flemings Ozark Harley Davidson
in Lebanon, Mo., for the acquisition of a police
Harley Davidson Motorcycle.
The lease was figured into the fiscal year 2004-2005
The cost of the lease will total $1,859.92, with
$500 toward the one year lease of the motorcycle
and the remaining cost for the emergency equipment
Officer David Leach, who has had 30 years experience
as a motorcycle officer, will be the sole operator
of the vehicle for the next year. He is also a
motorcycle officer trainer with certification
by Institute of Police Technology and Management
in Jacksonville, FL.
In other matters, according to City Administrator
Keith Moody a decision to amend the city code
for solid waste management was tabled by the board
after concerns were raised regarding the uncertainty
of how the city's refuse utility revenue would
The question that was brought before the board
was whether they wanted to add the option of tipping
a 6 yard dumpster to their current 3 yard dumpster
Platte Citys current rate for tipping a
3 yard dumpster is $14.20 per tip based upon a
four week month. There would be a manhour cost
savings associated with dumping a 6 yard dumpster
versus two 3 yard dumpsters.
According to Moodys report, tipping two
3 yard dumpsters would generate $28.40, if the
city set a fee of $20 per tip for a 6 yard dumpster.
That means a customer could save $8.40 per tip
with four weeks per month, that would amount to
a savings of $33.60 per month.
In other business, Moody advised the board that
he and Mayor Dave Brooks will be meeting with
the Missouri Department of Transportation on Wednesday,
Dec. 2 to get their comments on the traffic study
that was updated by MannRose Development.
"Theyve been studying and reviewing
the traffic study that was updated by MannRose
to consider the improvements that may be needed
at a future date to intersections in Platte Valley
Plaza, said Moody.
The study looks at the traffic volume now
and what it may be at a future date.
Those intersections under study include: Kentucky
and 92 Hwy., Running Horse Road and 92 Hwy., Kentucky
and Platte Falls Road, and Platte Falls Road and
Running Horse Road.