Bridge Cleanup in Lincoln County
Due to flooding caused by heavy spring rains, the counties of Lincoln and Montgomery qualified for funding through a national emergency grant. Funding will allow for the cleanup of debris which collected under a number of bridges. BRPC staff worked with each county and received a prioritized list of bridges where cleanup is needed. Staff then mapped the bridges and formulated a work plan.
Missouri Job Center staff advertised the need for workers and interviewed potential candidates. A crew of six individuals, including one supervisor, was hired and began working on the project in mid December. The crew is working on its 7th bridge now. Unfortunately, heavy rains at the end of December once again caused flooding around the state. At this point, additional funding has been requested.
Photos of the cleanup sites were taken by BRPC Project Coordinator Chuck Eichmeyer. View a photo gallery and video clips below:
Montgomery County Designated a “County in Progress” in its Goal of Being Designated as a Work Ready Community
Congratulations to Montgomery County for being designated a “County in Progress” in its goal of being designated as a Certified Work Ready Community! In 2012, Missouri was selected as one of the first seven states to participate in the Certified Work Ready Communities (CWRC) initiative. This is a voluntary initiative guided by key leaders in each county. Achievement of CWRC status recognizes that:
A county can provide and deliver a quality workforce with the skills employers need to be “work ready”
- Goals have been met for individuals in the workforce earning a National Career Readiness Certificate
- Goals have been met for local business engagement
If you have any questions about this initiative, please feel free to contact BRPC Business Outreach Coordinator JoAnn Toerper at (636) 456-3473 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
OATS, Inc. Offers Two New Routes in Warren County
OATS, Inc. is pleased to announce additional service for riders in Warren County. Beginning in February 2016, two new routes will be added to the schedule. This will allow more opportunities for medical appointments and business needs which take residents out of the county. To view the schedule, see the press release.
Information provided by MO RIDES was instrumental in the decision to add the routes. MO RIDES is a grant-funded program to increase public transportation options for people to travel in and between Franklin, Lincoln, Montgomery, St. Charles and Warren counties. Visit morides.org or contact BRPC Mobility Management Coordinator Deana Dothage at email@example.com for more information.
Current Unemployment Rates
The unemployment rates for the Boonslick Region, as well as the State of Missouri and the United States, continue to decline. Rates for December 2015 were under 5%.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org .