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As of Monday afternoon, the Platte County Health Department reported 105 cases in Platte County, up from 85 last week and 69 the previous week. Forty eight cases are outside the City Limits of Kansas City and 47 inside the City Limits of Kansas City in Platte County
Between April 21 and May 17, the Health department has administered 452 tests and 10 positive and 17 pending.
The Zip Code breakdown outside Kansas City:
64079 - 13
64152 - 18
64150 - 13
Other zip codes - 9
35 cases Deaths - 0
Cases by Cases
Decade of Age Recovered
0-19 0 NA
20s 6 1
30s 5 3
40s 19 13
50s 3 2
60s 8 3
70s 7 4
80+ 5 1
Self-testing website https://www.plattecounty healthdept.com/newsview.aspx?nid=10432
The growth of the Coronavirus and resulting Covid-19 Pandemic delayed Municipal Elections this year. The elections were moved from April 7 to June 2.
In our area, there are two contested races and one tax issue:
West Platte School Board, in which five people are running for three spots on the board (see at right).
Village of Farley Trustees, in which voters have a choice of six candidates for three spots -
Roger W. Sullins
Roger J. Verschraegen
Weston Special Road District Additional Tax renewal
The wording on the ballot would lead you to believe this is a new tax, but it is not.
The Special Road District has a base levy tax of approximately 25¢. In addition, every four years the voters of the Special Road District are asked to support an additional levy of 35¢. The base levy brings in approximately $188,000.00 in revenue for the road district.
The additional 35¢ levy brings in approximately $272,000.00 of additional money for the operation of the road district. If the voters of the road district reject the continuation of that additional levy, the road district will lose approximately $272,000.00 in annual revenue for the maintenance and upkeep of the roads within the district.
Polls will be open June 2 from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. The locations are listed in the Notices of Election on Pages 10 & 11.
There will be hand sanitizer and surface cleaner at the poll sites. Additionally, the State is providing masks for poll workers to wear throughout the day, and signs to encourage and facilitate social distancing. Poll workers are asked to sanitize surfaces after each voter.
Polls will be Open Tuesday June 6 from
6:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.