The borders for Platte City have expanded by nearly 70 acres.
During the board of aldermen meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 25, the board approved a request from Benny Hoy for a voluntary annexation of 69.61 acres of property located south of Highway 92 and west of Bethel Road for Windmill Creek East.
The northern border of the property is adjacent to Aberdeen Development, while the western boundary is next to the eastern boundary of the city at the Windmill Creek subdivision.
The only difference is the property is now considered incorporated rather than unincorporated. It is zoned agricultural until the property owner decides what to do with it.
In other news, the city declared two items for surplus sale — a 2010 18-foot Doolittle enclosed cargo trailer and a 2002 Maclander 20-foot flatbed trailer.
Madget Demolition of St. Joseph will handle demolition of the former Rising Star Elementary School at 109 Second Street for $84,300. It should start on Monday, Oct. 8.
In his August monthly report, police chief Carl Mitchell – now temporarily reassigned — provided numbers showing crime is down 31 percent this year compared to last year even with an increase in vehicle theft of 300 percent — 3 in 2017 to 9 this year.
Mitchell also noted the National Night Out on Aug. 7 cost $5,000 and had nine volunteers and 20 city employees working the event held by police departments throughout the U.S. He added that the city received donations totaling $1,220 from area businesses.
An appeal hearing was held for recently fired parks and recreation director Danny Stamper during closed session at the Tuesday meeting, but Stamper didn’t show up. That meant the earlier decision to terminate him stands.