Job Fair in Lincoln County a Success!
The Division of Workforce Development and Missouri Job Center/Boonslick Regional Planning Commission, along with the Lincoln County Veterans Commission, organized a job fair which took place in Lincoln County on April 14. The event was a success with seventy-two employers in attendance.
Many individuals expressed how pleased they were with the job fair and gave it very positive reviews. While ninety-one job seekers were in attendance, it is hoped that even more will participate in future events as they become aware of the strong participation by area employers.
The Lincoln County Marine Corps League Detachment 1405 opened the job fair with a ceremony to honor veterans. Those in attendance shared their appreciation for the ceremony. Members of the Missouri Chapter of Glory Riders provided assistance in the parking lot. In addition to job opportunities, veterans were also made aware of other resources available to them.
As is always the case with such an event, many organizations and businesses provided a great deal of help and support. Their assistance in making the job fair available for the residents of the region is greatly appreciated. Please see this list of organizations and businesses to which we would like to say “Thank you!”
Free Pesticide Collection for Missouri Households & Farmers
The Missouri Department of Natural Resources worked with the Region I Solid Waste Management District to identify a site to hold a pesticide collection in Montgomery County. The collection is free for Missouri households and farmers. Pesticides from businesses will not be accepted. Check out this flyer for more information.
Lincoln County Hazard Mitigation Planning
The Lincoln County Emergency Management Agency, in association with Boonslick Regional Planning Commission, is beginning the process of updating the county’s Natural 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 hazard events. This approach will ensure that the county’s local governments remain eligible for all possible disaster recovery assistance.
A Hazard Mitigation Planning Committee kick-off meeting will be held at the Lincoln County Fire – Training Room, 700 East Cherry Street, Troy, from 11am to 1pm on May 18th.
All incorporated municipalities and school districts within the county must participate in the planning process and formally adopt the updated plan. The general public is invited as well.
Title VI Program Update
Boonslick Regional Planning Commission is in the process of publishing a Title VI Program and is seeking public comments and suggestions on the proposed standards. The Title VI Program is based on the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which provides that “no person in the United States shall, on the ground of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program of activity receiving Federal financial assistance.” A full copy of the document can be reviewed at 111 Steinhagen Drive, Warrenton, MO 63383.
Written comments on the Title VI Program update should be addressed to Boonslick Regional Planning Commission, Attention Chad Eggen, Executive Director, PO Box 429, 111 Steinhagen, Warrenton, MO 63383 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org must be received by 4:00 p.m. June 3, 2016.
Boonslick Regional Planning Commission will hold a public Hearing on its Title VI Program on June 7, 2016, at 11:00 a.m. in the BRPC Conference Room, 111 Steinhagen Drive, Warrenton, MO 63383
FS Leasing – Public Sector Financing Presentation
Terry Luetkemeyer, Donna Martin and Peggy Rodgers of First State Community Bank attended the Boonslick Regional Planning Commission general membership meeting Monday, March 28, 2016. They presented information about lease purchase financing.
A tax-exempt lease-purchase agreement is an installment purchase with an option to purchase for a nominal value. Such leases are available for political subdivisions in the State of Missouri, which includes cities, counties and other government entities. Tax exempt financing is typically utilized for equipment; however, it may also be used for implementation of a specific project, to purchase property or to expand existing facilities. Benefits of using a tax-exempt lease include saving capital dollars for projects when leasing is not an option. improvement of cash flow, and spreading the cost of an asset over its useful life.
If you are interested in more information about FS Leasing, you may contact Peggy Rodgers, president of the Warrenton branch at (636) 456-6176 or Brad Schuster, president of the Wright City branch at (636) 745-3337.
BRPC also has extra copies of the information presented. Contact the office at (636) 456-3473 if you would like a copy. View the PowerPoint presentation here.
City of Truesdale Clerk Receives Award from Missouri Rural Water Association
City of Truesdale Clerk MaryLou Rainwater received the 2016 Outstanding Service Award from the Missouri Rural Water Association at its annual conference in Branson, Missouri earlier this month. According to information from the organization, the outstanding service award is given only when someone has performed exemplary work. MaryLou earned the award due to her extraordinary efforts regarding drug take-back programs.
MaryLou has been dedicated to seeing that unused or unwanted medication is disposed of properly. Many people flush these medications, not realizing that they harm our water supply. Proper disposal will also reduce the possibility that the drugs are abused or cause accidental poisoning.
The City of Truesdale had participated in drug take-back events in the past. Upon finding out that these events would no longer be offered, staff went to work writing letters about their importance. Mary Lou shared that our Federal legislators, including the office of Senator Roy Blunt, were very supportive. As a result, the city will hold a drug take-back event on Saturday, April 30, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at City Hall. This event is open to all area residents.
Truesdale also has a permanent collection box for unused medication at City Hall. Area residents are welcome to drop off items during the city’s business hours. For information, please call (636) 456-3166.
MaryLou stresses that the work in dealing with this important issue is a team effort which involves the support of City of Truesdale Mayor Murray Bruer, the board of aldermen, the police department and the Missouri Rural Water Association. We thank them for their efforts and offer our congratulations to MaryLou on receiving this prestigious award!
Current Unemployment Rates
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 .