Overnight parking to be banned on city property

Platte City is addressing vehicles being parked overnight on city property.

During the July board of aldermen meeting unanimous approval was given to ban overnight parking at city hall, the police department, public works, the Civic Center or city-owned parking lots.

Issues have risen with commercial vehicles parking overnight in the Harrel Ferrel parking lot.

There are exceptions to the new ordinance under emergency or contingent situations. The city administrator and police chief can also allow two overnight periods under limited circumstances.

The change is after an ordinance has been issued the vehicle can be considered abandoned and can be towed.


The construction project on Baker Ridge Court had a change order in the amount of $24,600.51 approved.

With money still in the fund, the final amount for the city will be $18,532 for two items.

Freeman Concrete, of Shawnee, Kan., was awarded the bid in April for $281,696, part of the 2019 capital improvement project.

The changes will resolve draining and settlement issues with mill and overlay and concrete wedging between the gutter and existing asphalt edge.

This was the cheapest option, documents said, rather than going onto private property and cutting out portions of the existing driveways and fixing those.

The original plan was for the city public works to hand place concrete but an increase in street elevation meant the gutter edge was higher than the street surface.

This was deemed the ‘least intrusive’ and ‘least expensive’ option for the city.

With the change order, the cost of the project is now $246,032.


A special event permit was issued for the Ronald McDonald House Charities for a 5K fundraiser on Aug. 24. The event will begin at Platte Valley Bank and will use the city and county trail system for the route, which will require intersection control. The applicant will provide traffic guards and there will be no full closure of any city streets.

The first Cops and Kids event will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Aug. 13, along Main Street. This free, family-friendly event will have local emergency and law enforcement agencies on hand to answer questions and provide tours of equipment. This event will be similar to National Night Out events the department has done in the past.

The Harrel Ferrel sunshade project was delayed due to the scheduling of the skate park expansion, but will be completed in August/September.

Officer Michael Baker will go to Arizona for DRE (drug recognition expert) training at the Maricopa County Jail. He was one of 12 officers selected who attended training in Jefferson City the last week of July.

SRF Architecture will release findings from their online survey this month. However, there appeared to be little support for a splash pad at the former Rising Star Elementary School property the city owns.

A public hearing will be set for September for an amended the canine breed/dangerous dog ban.