Wright City Mayor David Heiliger
Boonslick Regional Planning Commission is incredibly sad to hear of the loss of Wright City Mayor David Heiliger who passed away on July 6, 2017. Aside from his job as mayor, Mr. Heiliger was a business owner and an active member of the community. Accounts from many individuals who have had the pleasure of working with him have been posted and shared. It is obvious that he was an individual who stepped up to serve. He was one of those individuals who has truly touched the lives of others and tried to make his community a better place for residents who call it home. Mayor Heiliger will be missed. BRPC is sorry for Wright City’s loss and would like to convey deepest sympathy to the family of Mayor Heiliger.
In Memoriam…Mayor Murray Bruer
It is with great sadness that we share the news that former Boonslick Regional Planning Commission Chairman and current City of Truesdale Mayor Murray Bruer passed away on July 1, 2017.
Mayor Bruer played an active role in serving not only the interests of his community of Truesdale, but also in working to improve the region as a whole. He became a member of the BRPC Executive Board in 2009 and served as Chairman from January 2013 – December 2016. Following his role as Chairman, he continued to serve on the Executive Board as a member. His commitment to Boonslick Regional Planning Commission membership and staff is greatly appreciated. At its annual meeting in 2016, the organization took a moment to recognize his contributions as Chairman and BRPC Executive Director Chad Eggen presented him with a plaque for distinguished service. Mayor Bruer made some comments which can be seen on the video below:
Mayor Bruer was a member of the Greater Warren County Economic Development Board and was an active supporter of the Warrenton Area Chamber of Commerce. He was also a very active member of the Knights of Columbus.
It is said that the best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others. Mayor Murray Bruer did just that. He not only served, but made it seem as if it were his pleasure to do so. He truly cared about the people of his community and those in the region. His dedication, his willingness to help, and his warm smile will be missed by all who had the pleasure of working with him. Our heartfelt sympathy to his family.
State Representatives Speak at Boonslick RPC General Membership Meeting
BRPC was happy to have our elected officials in the Missouri General Assembly as guest presenters for the organization’s June 12, 2017 general membership meeting. They gave a presentation recap of the legislative session, discussed pertinent issues related to the Boonslick region, and provided an overview of what is expected in Missouri moving forward.
Representative Korman shared that the budget was the primary focus for this session. He also discussed several bills that had been passed. HB93 provides a boost to the state’s small businesses, including many in rural areas, by expanding eligibility for Missouri Works workforce training benefits. Small businesses that don’t meet all of the program’s criteria may pool together with businesses that do in order to receive benefits. Representative Korman provided an end of session report for those in attendance.
Representative Bryan Spencer spoke about the need for more opportunities for technical training in Lincoln, Montgomery, Warren and western St. Charles counties. Several area employers have indicated they have jobs available for skilled individuals. Representative Spencer has been working with Representative Randy Pietzman to address this issue. They have scheduled a meeting on June 22 with key stakeholders including local government officials, businesses, and educators.
Following their presentations, the representatives answered questions from the BRPC membership. A special thanks to Representative Korman and Representative Spencer for sharing information and their time with us!
Flooding in Southern Warren County
BRPC Project Coordinator Chuck Eichmeyer captured footage of recent flooding in southern Warren County. Check out the video below!
Improvements to Hickory Lick Road in Warrenton Underway
The City of Warrenton is removing the surface and rebuilding Hickory Lick Road. The project is made possible through Community Development Block Grant Re-use of Neighborhood Stabilization funds. BRPC Project Coordinator Chuck Eichmeyer has been on site and made the video below which shows some work in progress. He also took photos.
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, contact Executive Director Chad Eggen at (636) 456-3473 or email@example.com .