BRPC Hires New Executive Director
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 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.
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
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.
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
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.