30-Day Public Comment Period
Updated Montgomery Co. Hazard Mitigation Plan
The public is invited to comment on the updated Montgomery County Hazard Mitigation Plan. The purpose of the plan is to reduce or eliminate long term risk to the people and property of the County from the effects of natural and some man-made hazard events. This updated plan will ensure that the County and its local governments remain eligible for all possible disaster recovery assistance. The plan covers all incorporated municipalities and school districts within the County.
Beginning on Dec. 24th, DVDs of the Hazard Mitigation plan will be available at the following:
- Montgomery County Emergency Management Agency
- City Halls of Bellflower, High Hill, Jonesburg, Middletown, Montgomery City, New Florence, Wellsville, McKittrick, and Rhineland
- Gasconade County R-I, Wellsville – Middletown R-I, and Montgomery County R-II school districts
- Boonslick Regional Planning Commission (BRPC)
Printed copies will also be available for review at BRPC and at the office of Emergency Management in the Montgomery County Courthouse. In addition, the plan can be viewed on the BRPC website, Montgomery County Hazard Mitigation Plan June 2015 / Appendices
Comments should be made in writing to the Boonslick Regional Planning Commission, 111 Steinhagen Road, PO Box 429, Warrenton, MO 63383 by close of business on January 22, 2015.
BRPC Receives Grant from USDA Rural Development
USDA Rural Development staff visited Boonslick Regional Planning Commission on December 15th 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.
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 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.
Click on the photo at left to see a short video clip.
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.
Current Unemployment Rates
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 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
Wheels to Work is a program designed to help individuals who need transportation to their current job or to a job that would be available to them if they had a car. Boonslick Regional Planning Commission has partnered with United Way and will provide low interest loans for this purpose. Loans are available up to $5,000 with a 3 year fixed rate of no more than 5 percent interest. Please contact BRPC or the Missouri Career Center at (636) 456-3473 if you have questions about this program. Loan Application
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
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