The Meramec Regional Planning Commission will hold a public meeting on Thursday, February 16, 2017, at its office, located at 4 Industrial Drive, St. James, Missouri. The meeting schedule is as follows:

4:00 p.m................................................................................ TAC (Small Conference Room)
6:00 p.m...................... External Relations/Membership Committee (Small Conference Room)
6:00 p.m.................................... Operations Committee (Large Conference Room - East Side)
6:00 p.m..................................... Planning Committee (Large Conference Room – West Side)
7:00 p.m.................................................................................................................... Dinner
7:30 p.m............................................................................. MRPC (Large Conference Room)

Agenda

  1. Pledge of Allegiance

  2. Welcome: Ray Schwartze, chairman

  3. Consent Agenda
  4. The consent agenda is intended to group several items of a routine nature upon which the commission agrees to accept a committee or staff recommendation.  Listed below are the items on the consent agenda.  A motion may be made to acceptall the items listed, or if a commissioner wishes to consider any item(s) separately, then a motion would be in order to approve the consent agenda with the exception of the item(s) to be considered separately.  Any item to be considered separately would then be taken up immediately after the consent agenda is adopted.

    The following consent agenda items are presented for approval:
    a. Minutes – Jan. 12, 2017

    b. Local Review
    None 

    c. Statewide Grant Applications
  1. Missouri Department of Natural Resources, Jefferson City, MO
    66.034 – VA Grants for Adaptive Sports Programs for disabled Veterans and Disabled Members of the Armed Forces
    Fine Particulate Matter Ambient Air Monitoring Network
    Federal: $573,154
    Other: $66,272
    Total: $639,426 

  2. Missouri Department of Social Services, Jefferson City, MO
    93.671 – Family Violence Prevention and Services/domestic Violence Shelter and Supportive Services
    Federal: $1,917,928
    Total: $1,917,928

  3. State of Missouri, Jefferson City, MO
    93.270 – Adult Viral Hepatitis Prevention and Control
    State of Missouri viral hepatitis surveillance
    Federal: $242,857
    Total: $242,857

  4. State of Missouri, Jefferson City, MO
    93.521 – The Affordable Care Act: Building Epidemiology, Laboratory, and Health Information Systems Capacity in the Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity for Infectious Disease (ELC) and Emerging Infections Program (EIP) Cooperative Agreements; PPHF
    PPHF 2016 Epidemiology, Laboratory and Health Information Capacity for Infectious Disease
    Federal: $767,297
    Total: $767,297

d.   Contracts

    1. Dent County Fire Protection District
      Permission is requested for MRPC’s chairman and/or executive director to enter into a contract for technical assistance for a grant application for Dent County Fire Protection District to upgrade the fire station, and to sign all related documents.

    2. Rolla Housing Authority
      Permission is requested for MRPC’s chairman and/or executive director to enter into a contract for technical assistance with the Rolla Housing Authority for completion of a HUD statutory checklist, and to sign all related documents.

    3.  Delta Regional Authority
      Permission is requested for MRPC’s chairman and/or executive director to enter into a memorandum of agreement with Delta Regional Authority to serve as the Local Development District, and for MRPC’s chairman and/or executive director to sign any necessary documents.

  1. Presentation:  Richard and Sherry Hashhagen, Camp Brim Shire

    Richard and Sherry Hashhagen will provide a presentation on Camp Brim Shire, a camp located in Phelps County that was established in 1980 to serve disadvantaged youth.

  2. Board and Committee Reports:

    a. Relations Committee: Darrell Skiles, chairman

    The External Relations/Membership Committee will meet at 6 p.m. to discuss the at-large positions that are still open: for-profit for Dent County and labor. Staff and participating members will share information on the trip to the Capitol and issues that were discussed with state legislators. Staff will report on the NADO conference and trip and provide a draft of the Federal Priorities report. As part of MRPC’s outreach activities, staff would like input from the committee on scheduling meetings around the region to meet with local elected officials, not-for-profits and other local partners to discuss issues and ways the MPRC can assist. Recommended changes to the MACOG bylaws will be presented by staff. Committee will also perform its annual review of the MRPC bylaws. Staff will also review and present any recommend changes for consideration. Staff will provide a planning schedule for the annual dinner. Staff will provide an update on legislation currently being considered that is of interest to local governments. The committee will need to review any nominations received for the at-large positions and present to the board for approval.

    b. Operations Committee: Marvin Wright, chairman

    The Operations Committee will meet at 6 p.m. to discuss MRPC/MRB and MRPC/MRDC-RLF and IRP program financial statements for the period ending January 31, 2017. Staff will present options for personnel policy and pension plan amendments regarding introductory period and pension plan eligibility criteria as well as discuss options to fund corrections to individual accounts as a result of vesting errors. Also to be discussed is the upcoming procurement process for selecting an audit firm and timeframe for the audit committee to conduct interviews. Committee vote needed on the financials and on the personnel policy and pension plan amendments.

    c. Planning Committee: James Morgan, chairman

    The Planning Committee will meet at 6:00 p.m. Staff will provide an overview of dates for the upcoming CEDS Advisory Group meetings and discuss a new outreach effort to gather input on community needs and CEDS. The U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration (EDA) provides MRPC with a planning grant each year to develop and carry out the CEDS and assist local governments with community and economic development assistance. President Trump has targeted EDA for elimination. Staff will discuss information that can be shared and will ask board members to reach out to congressional leadership. Missouri Association of Councils of Governments was awarded a disaster resiliency planning grant through the Missouri Department of Economic Development CDBG. As part of the grant, each RPC in the state is conducting an asset inventory and 3-4 planning projects. Staff will discuss the disaster resiliency planning projects MRPC will be working on.

    d. Housing Advisory Board: Leo Sanders, chairman

    No report will be given.

    e. Transportation Advisory Committee: John Casey, at-large representative for    transportation.

    f. Environmental: Tammy Snodgrass, Assistant Director

    Tammy Snodgrass will report on solid waste activities.

    g. Meramec Regional Emergency Planning Committee: Kraig Bone, at-large representative for emergency management.

    Kraig Bone will report on MREPC activities.

    hBusiness Loans:  Marla Stevenson, at-large representative for banking.

    Marla Stevenson will report on business loan activities.

    i.  Workforce Development: T.R. Dudley

    T.R. Dudley will report on workforce development activities.

    j.  Meramec Community Enhancement Corporation (MCEC): Marvin Wright, chairman

    Marvin Wright will provide a report of the MCEC conference call meeting.

    k. Meramec Regional Community Foundation (MRCF):  Bonnie Prigge, Executive Director

    Bonnie Prigge will report on MRCF activities.

    l. Chairman and Director’s Report:

    Ray Schwartze and Bonnie Prigge will report on issues of interest.       

  3. Adjourn

  4. Informational Agenda

Contracts signed by the Executive director as amount was under the $3,000 threshold:

The following staff members have prepared handout reports: