December 22, 2014 – The Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) is a reimbursement program that provides designated transportation funding for enhancement projects.
The Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC) held a special meeting on December 10th to review and score TAP projects from the Mid-MO RPC region. Applicant communities gave a brief presentation on their projects and the scoring committee ranked them as High, Medium, or Low. These rankings were forwarded to MoDOT Central District staff to be used as part of the process to make recommendations to the Missouri Highway and Transportation Commission for funding approval in January 2015.
The scores received by each community at the special TAC meeting were:
December 9, 2014 – TAP (Transportation Alternatives Program) is a reimbursement program that provides designated transportation funding for enhancement projects such as:
November 21, 2014 – The Mid-Missouri Regional Planning Commission held its annual dinner on Wednesday, November 19th at the Southern Boone County Senior Center. Over 50 community leaders representing local governments and planning partners within the Mid-MO RPC region of Boone, Callaway, Cole, Cooper, Howard and Moniteau counties were in attendance. Mid-MO RPC represents more than 40 local governments within this region. The organization focuses on the promotion of community and economic development, transportation planning, regional collaboration and initiatives, and advocacy for the region.
The focus of this year’s annual dinner was on the organization’s 15 year anniversary and the hard work that members have put into creating an organization that can provide assistance to local governments. Since 2005, the RPC has worked on 40 community and economic development projects that have provided linkage to over $11.5 million in public grant assistance. The organization has also completed approximately 50 planning studies, including both regional plans and environmental assessments.
The highlight of the evening was the recognition of four departing board members that have been active with the organization since its inception in 1999 and have played key roles in creating and growing the organization over the last 15 years. The outstanding RPC board members recognized were Eddie Brickner, Cooper County Presiding Commissioner; Lowell Eaton, Howard County Presiding Commissioner; Pat Cunningham, recently retired New Franklin City Administrator/City Clerk; and Darrel King, retired Moniteau County Assessor.
The RPC also presented certificates of achievement to individuals representing excellence in the core RPC focus areas of economic development, transportation planning and homeland security. This year’s award recipients were Ken Johnson, Co-Mo Electric Cooperative General Manager/CEO; Sonny Sanders, Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO) Senior Transportation Planner; and Andi Rice, Osage County Emergency Management Director.
October 29, 2014 – The Region F Regional Homeland Security Oversight Committee (RHSOC) held its Annual Meeting on October 21, 2014. The committee honored and thanked Bill Farr for two years of service as Committee Chairman and welcomed Mike Rackers (previously serving as Vice Chair) as the new Chair for a term of two years (October 1, 2014 to September 30, 2016). Discipline Representatives with terms ending were also thanked and honored: Andrea Rice (911), Chuck Massengill (Agriculture), Jason Turner (Fire), Rich Green (Industry/Utilities), Brian Crane (Municipal Governments), and Greg White (Sheriff Agencies). The committee also elected Doug Westhoff with Boone County Fire Protection District as their new Vice Chair for a term of two years and then two years as the Chair.
October 29, 2014 – The Region F Regional Homeland Security Oversight Committee (RHSOC) recently selected projects for funding allocations within the State Homeland Security Grant Program (SHGP) for Fiscal Year 2014. The State Homeland Security Grant Program is an assistance program that provides funds to build capabilities at the state, regional, and local levels, to implement the goals and objectives included in the State Homeland Security Strategy and initiatives in the State Preparedness Report, and narrow capability gaps in the Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment for the region and state.
December 25, 2014 – The Mid-MO RPC office will be closed for Christmas Holiday.
January 1, 2015 - The Mid-MO RPC office will be closed for New Year’s Day.
January 19, 2015 – The Mid-MO RPC office will be closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.