Welcome to Boonslick Regional Planning Commission!

 

BRPC Hires New Executive Director

Chad New

Boonslick Regional Planning Commission is pleased to announce that Mr. Chad Eggen has been hired as the executive director for the organization.  He will begin working in this position on April 16th.  Welcome, Chad!       Press Release

 

 

MO Rides Working to Help Those with Transportation Challenges

MO Rides Logo

MO RIDES referral service works with transportation providers to coordinate affordable rides for people with transportation challenges.  Visit the new website morides.org for information

 

BRPC Receives Grant from USDA Rural Development

USDA Rural Development staff visited Boonslick Regional Planning Commission on December 17th to announce that BRPC has been awarded a Rural Business Enterprise Grant in the amount of $25,000.  The funding will pay for a Food Hub Feasibility Study.

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Left to right: Allison LeBlanc, Donna Martin, Phyllis Minner, Jay Gourley, Hubert Kluesner, Janie Dunning, Murray Bruer, Krishna Kunapareddy, Mike Sutherland, Dan Hampson

 

Janie Dunning USDA

USDA Rural Development State Director Janie Dunning makes comments during the announcement.

 

 

Pedestrian BridgeA Look Back…City of Warrenton Pedestrian Bridge Project

Approximately 5 years ago a new pedestrian bridge was placed over the railroad tracks on Steinhagen Road in Warrenton.  Click on the photo at left to see a video shot by BRPC Program Coordinator Chuck Eichmeyer.

 

Hopewell Hill Photo Hopewell Hill on Hwy 47

Hopewell Hill is very well known to those who have driven on Highway 47 in Warren County over the years.  Sharp curves and a lack of shoulders made many feel the road was extremely unsafe.  MoDOT recently completed a project to address these issue.  BRPC Program Coordinator Chuck Eichmeyer drives this stretch of highway to get to work.  Click on the photo above to see a video of a driver’s view of the “new” Hopewell Hill.

Painting of Hawk Point Water TowerCity of Hawk Point Water Tower Gets Painted

Click on the photo at left to see a short video clip.

BRPC Newsletters

In an effort to keep BRPC’s membership up to date with projects on which staff members are working and activities for the region, we have decided to publish a newsletter.  Initial plans are to publish it monthly; however, we will evaluate the process and make adjustments as deemed necessary.  We hope you find it to be informative!  Please feel free to share your thoughts.

November 2014 Newsletter

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December 2014

November 2014

October 2014

September 2014

August 2014

Current Unemployment Rates

The unemployment rate for the U.S. dropped slightly from January to February 2015.  Rates for the State of Missouri and the three counties in the Boonslick Region, however, had a slight uptick.

February 2015 Unemployment

 

 

Services Available for Local Businesses

Businesses will find helpful information on the Business USA website.  Click the link below to check out a variety of topics.

Business USA

 

Business Continuity Planning

Will your business survive a disaster?  Twenty five percent of businesses never re-open following a natural disaster.  Ninety percent of businesses that are affected by a significant event are forced to close within two years.  Boonslick Regional Planning Commission can help you with each step of creating a business continuity plan.  There is no cost to you except the time it takes to complete the form.  Click here for more information

 

FirstNET

For additional information including specific meeting times, dates and locations, you may contact the Boonslick Regional Planning Commission at (636) 456-3473 or click here to go to our FirstNET page.  Information on the Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network (FirstNET) may be found at http://FirstNet.gov

 

Strategies for Community Relocation

Boonslick Regional Planning Commission has had the experience of moving three towns – Rhineland, Silex and Winfield, Missouri – as the result of floods.  Below is the link to a publication which was developed as a guide to help communities recover from such a disaster.

 

Missouri Department of Natural Resources Awards Funding for On-Site Wastewater Improvements

Missouri DNR has awarded a $1,000,000 grant to the Missouri Association of Councils of Government for the creation of a revolving fund. The program will provide loans to homeowners seeking to make improvements to, or replace their on-site wastewater systems. Information and loan application packets are available on-line at Missouri Association of Council of Governments, or you may contact Boonslick Regional Planning Commission at (636) 456-3473.

Services

Boonslick Regional Planning Commission takes an active role in community and economic development issues. For further information on any of our services, or to send comments regarding this website, call Interim Director Chuck Eichmeyer at (636) 456-3473 or send an email to chucke@boonslick.org  .
Boonslick Regional Planning Commission is an equal opportunity employer with equal opportunity programs.  Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.  Missouri TTY Users can call (800) 735-2966 or dial 7-1-1.

MISSION STATEMENT

To improve the quality of life in the Boonslick Region (Lincoln, Montgomery & Warren counties) through community, economic and workforce development initiatives; conserving and protecting natural resources; protecting the citizens through emergency planning and preparedness activities; promoting efficiency in governmental programs through sound planning practices; and promoting collaborative approaches to regional challenges.

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