Public Transit – Human Service Transportation Coordination Plan Update
Boonslick Regional Planning Commission (BRPC) is hosting first meeting to update the Public Transit – Human Service Transportation Coordination Plan (PTHSTC Plan) for the Boonslick region, which serves Lincoln, Montgomery & Warren Counties.
The PTHSTC Plan is a five-year plan; this will be an update to our existing plan originally approved in 2008 and updated in 2013. The 2013 plan can be found at http://boonslick.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/Boonslick-PTHST-2013-Plan.pdf.
This plan is important to many organizations within our region that offer transportation options to the elderly, disabled and low-income populations. With the approved and adopted plan in place, eligible organizations can apply for grant funding to improve and support their transportation efforts.
The meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, September 19, from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. The meeting will be held in the Boonslick RPC conference room located at 111 Steinhagen Road, Warrenton, MO. At the meeting, we will review the planning process, discuss your involvement and assistance, and begin the service inventory and needs identification.
We look forward to working with you in developing a comprehensive and effective PTHSTC Plan for our region. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (636) 456-3473.
Total Solar Eclipse August 21, 2017
A total solar eclipse was visible in Missouri on August 21. The center of the eclipse’s path followed a diagonal line crossing Missouri from the northwest to the southeast. A good part of the Boonslick region was a prime spot to view this incredible event. BRPC Project Coordinator Chuck Eichmeyer put together the video below which also includes a couple of photos taken by BRPC Planner Mark Cunningham. We hope you enjoy watching how the event looked from our vantage point!
Missouri Job Center of Warrenton Outreach
The Missouri Job Center of Warrenton is a valuable resource for both residents and employers in the Boonslick region. Offering a wide variety of services, the Job Center’s mission is to empower individuals to become productive members of society and to assist businesses and communities in gaining access to a trained and skilled workforce. Recognizing that some individuals in need of services find it difficult to travel to Warrenton (particularly if they have no transportation), Job Center staff has decided to go out in the region to serve them.
On July 1, 2017, the first stop was Montgomery County. Several Job Center staff members went to Reach Church in Montgomery City. Reach Church provides assistance to people in the county and the surrounding area. One of the services they provide is a food pantry. Job Center staff were on hand during this initial visit to provide information and let people know that they would be coming back to offer assistance with job search and workforce training opportunities. Approximately 200 packets of information were handed out.
Also attending this initial reach out effort was BRPC Mobility Manager Kelly Anders. She was able to provide information about the Mo RIDES program which is a transportation referral service.
Job Center Functional Leader Janet Hickey reports that the return visit to Montgomery County was very successful! Nine individuals took advantage of the opportunity to register on MoJOBS and receive assistance in searching for jobs. Janet shares, “We are trying to reach the customers who can’t get to us. We’re trying to get to them and let them know the resources we have.”
Opportunities for youth and young adults were also shared. Job Center Youth Workforce Specialist Cindy Schwada provided information about the Summer Jobs program to four youth. She plans to conduct a Youth workshops at the site, making it easier for young people in the area to attend.
This outreach has been so successful that staff plan to return to Montgomery County on September 5. Veterans Representative Lon Little will be attending to provide assistance to veterans in the area. Staff would like to reach out to the residents of Lincoln County as well, and will be working to set up a site visit there soon.
A special thanks to the people at Reach Church who have partnered with Boonslick Regional Planning Commission to provide services to those in our region!
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 .