Mike Sutherland Selected
as BRPC Executive Director
The Boonslick Regional Planning Commission Executive Board is pleased to announce that Mr. Mike Sutherland has been selected to fill the position of executive director for the organization. Many residents within the region served by BRPC will be familiar with Mr. Sutherland who served as a State Representative for the area from 2002 through 2010.
Mr. Sutherland will officially begin his new role on April 14th. Welcome, Mike!
FirstNET Dedicated Broadband Network Meeting Scheduled
The Missouri Department of Public Safety (DPS), in conjunction with the Boonslick Regional Planning Commission (BRPC), is planning a series of meetings with regional public safety and first responder agencies to explore how a dedicated public safety broadband network; FirstNET, could benefit their mission.
The first meeting is scheduled from 10am to noon on April 8 at the BRPC offices in Warrenton and is open to the public. DPS representatives will facilitate the meeting, provide information about FirstNET public safety broadband, and collect information about how a network could best serve first responders in protecting the region’s citizens. The information gathered from these meetings will help Missouri create a specific proposal for the FirstNET governance team.
The network would be dedicated to public safety users and would be used initially to send data, video, images and text. Unlike current commercial wireless networks, a dedicated broadband network would allow for priority access among public safety users.
First Responder and Public Safety personnel in the Boonslick region should be receiving invitations via email soon. 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
BRPC Annual Meeting – December 5, 2013
The BRPC membership held its annual meeting on Thursday, December 5th. City of High Hill Mayor Floyd Weeks was recognized for his years of service on the BRPC Executive Board. Mayor Weeks was elected to the board in 2003 and chose to step down this year. BRPC Chairman Murray Bruer presented Mayor Weeks with a token of the organization’s appreciation.
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.
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
Services Available for Local Businesses
Businesses will find helpful information on the Business USA website. A variety of available services and resources are provided.
Wheels to Work is a program designed to help individuals who need transportation to their current job or to a job that would be available to them if they had a car. Boonslick Regional Planning Commission has partnered with United Way and will provide low interest loans for this purpose. Loans are available up to $5,000 with a 3 year fixed rate of no more than 5 percent interest. Please contact BRPC or the Missouri Career Center at (636) 456-3473 if you have questions about this program. Loan Application
Missouri Department of Natural Resources Awards Funding for On-Site Wastewater Improvements
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