May 27, 2016 – Representatives of the Mid-MO RPC Executive Committee including Gary Jungermann, Mid-MO RPC Chairman, Vice-Chair Kris Scheperle, Secretary Sam Stroupe, and Personnel Chair Les Hudson met on Wednesday, May 25th to review the FY17 draft budget with RPC Director Ed Siegmund and Fiscal Officer Lee Ann Jestis.
Siegmund reviewed the anticipated staff work program for the upcoming year, which includes providing technical assistance for the update of the Centralia Comprehensive Plan, grant administration for CDBG projects in Holts Summit and St. Thomas, and pending funding approval projects in Armstrong, Bunceton, and Russellville; and the update of hazard mitigation plans for Callaway, Cooper, Howard, and Moniteau counties. He indicated that staff will continue its partnerships with the Economic Development Administration, Missouri Department of Transportation, and SEMA- Division of Homeland Security.
May 27, 2016 – Homeowners needing to make improvements to septic and other onsite wastewater systems have a financing option for those projects in a program funded by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources and delivered by Missouri’s Regional Planning Commissions and Council of Governments. The purpose of the program is to provide financing to homeowners seeking to make improvements to, or replace, their on-site wastewater systems.
Eligible applicants include homeowners with a failing or failed on-site wastewater treatment system. Grant eligibility is based on income guidelines outlined by the Department of Health and Human Services. The maximum grant availability is 50% of the project cost. Homeowners will be required to provide evidence of financial need and must have sufficient income to make the loan payment and maintain the system.
Funds can be made for repair or replacement of private wastewater treatment systems for single-family houses and multi-family housing consisting of four units or fewer. Only systems recommended by the County Health Department, Department of Health & Senior Services or the local authority will be funded. Systems must be installed by contractors approved by each county’s respective health department. A list of certified installers can be found here. Costs related to the installation of an approved system (such as soils investigation, engineering services and surveying) are allowable expenses.
The minimum loan amount is $3,000 and not to exceed $25,000 or 10 years per connection. Loan terms will be based on the borrower ‘s financial need and ability to repay. Interest rates will not exceed 5%. Borrowers must certify they will provide appropriate system maintenance over the life of the loan, attend training on operating and maintaining the system and periodically have the system inspected.
Call the Mid-Missouri Regional Planning Commission at 573.657.9779 if you have any questions.
May 11, 2016 – The Mid‐Missouri Regional Planning Commission (Mid‐MO RPC) is seeking an individual to support current staff in providing assistance to its local government membership. The individual will assist in the development of regional and local studies, assisting with grant processes and applications, GIS mapping applications, and the development of local community projects.
May 4, 2016 – Mid-Missouri Regional Planning Commission held its quarterly “luncheon discussion” meeting on April 27th at the Harry B. Pryor American Legion Hall, in Ashland. The luncheon featured key speakers discussing three major projects in the RPC region.
Callaway County Presiding Commissioner, Gary Jungermann reported on a Section 604(b) Water Quality Management grant that Mid-Missori Regional Planning Commission received for the Callaway County project. Thru the RPC, funds from Mo Department of Natural Resources will be used complete a feasibility study for the Cedar Creek Watershed (Millersburg area). The Commissioner sited the wastewater regulatory compliance challenges and overwhelming costs that are facing the local Millersburg residents and businesses. The selection process for hiring a consultant for the project has been completed. Engineering Surveys and Services has been contracted to complete the study that will include alternative strategies for consideration and their costs and financing options available for system improvements.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri celebrates Local Government Week May 1-7, 2016. The week is an ideal time to learn more about how local government serves each citizen in your community every day.
Working together, your cities, counties and schools are the backbone of your community.
Local Government Is…
“Local government is closest to the people,” said Dan Ross, executive director of the Missouri Municipal League. “It makes what you love most about your community happen, such as your schools, parks or local downtown. Local government also ensures your quality of life through services you may not think about, like clean tap water or repaired streets.”
May 30, 2016 – The Mid-MO RPC office will be closed for Memorial Day.
July 4, 2016 – The Mid-MO RPC office will be closed for Independence Day.