Welcome to the Green Hills Regional Planning Commission.

The Green Hills Regional Planning Commission is one of nineteen organizations operating as a sub-state planning and development agency serving the State of Missouri. The Commission is organized as a voluntary association of local governments, and retains a staff of professionals who work on projects intended to foster improved quality of life throughout the 11 county "Green Hills" region.


News and Events:

  • OUR MISSOURI WATERS INITIATIVE

    Missouri has been traditionally blessed with abundant and diverse water resources like few other states in the nation. The quality of life for each Missourian is closely tied to the health of our stateís natural resources. Ensuring we are able to enjoy our Missouri waters today as well as ensure the same for future generations is the essence of the Missouri Department of Natural Resourcesí mission. Creating a rich legacy for our stateís waters can be a daunting task, which is why they simply canít do it alone. Missouriís waters belong to all of us. Missouir DNR's "Our Missouri Waters" effort brings together an engaged local citizenry and good science to provide the perfect balance to create the best path forward to improve and maintain healthy waterways.

    This initiative is not about regulation. The focus is on sharing information and building the relationships and understandings necessary to maintain healthy watersheds for future generations of Missourians. The goal is to engage local residents in the identification of priorities and ideas for solutions to issues within their watersheds, resulting in a plan that will help guide local leadership and future planning for water quality and quantity in the area.

    For more information on the Statewide "Our Missouri Waters" watershed initiative please visit the MoDNR website here.

    For more information on the watersheds and planning efforts in the Green Hills Region, contact:

    Randy Railsback
    Executive Director, Green Hills Regional Planning Commission
    Phone : 660-359-5636 ext. 11
    Email: randy@ghrpc.org

    or

    Mary Culler
    Missouri Department of Natural Resources
    Phone: 660-385-8000
    Email: mary.culler@dnr.mo.gov


    Lower Grand Watershed

    The Green Hills Regional Planning Commission is partnering with the Missouri Department of Natural Resources to form a Watershed Advisory Committee for the Lower Grand Watershed. The majority of the area of the watershed includes Putnam, Sullivan, Linn, Chariton, and Carroll counties (Click here for a map of the Lower Grand Watershed).


    On November 12, 2015 an introductory meeting about the creation of a healthy watershed plan for the Lower Grand Watershed was held at the MU Research Farm in Linneus MO. This meeting was intended to be informative and to begin to establish the foundations and relationships on which a useful watershed plan will be based. The power point presentations can be viewed by clicking the links below:

    Lower Grand Watershed: The Purpose of this [introductory] Meeting
    Lower Grand Watershed 101
    Managing Fish in the Grand River Basin


    On January 21, 2016 a second meeting was held at the MU research farm in Linneus.

    The packet that was provided to attendees and the PowerPoint presentation they saw can be viewed by clicking the links below:

    Meeting Packet
    PowerPoint presentation "Missouri Climate Trends"


  • Lower Missouri - Crooked River Watershed

    The Green Hills Regional Planning Commission is partnering with the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, Mid America Regional Council, and Pioneer Trails Regional Planning Commission to form a Watershed Advisory Committee for the Lower Missouri - Crooked River Watershed. The Lower Missouri - Crooked River Watershed encompasses Caldwell, Carroll, Cass, Clay, Chariton, Clinton, Jackson, Lafayette, Ray, and Saline counties.

    On December 10, 2015 the first in a series of meeting was held at the Public Library in Carrollton, Missouri.

    You may view the powerpoint that was shown at the meeting here.

    Another of these initial meetings was held on December 17th at City Hall in Lexington, Missouri.

    On January 12, 2016 the second meeting of the serieswas held at the Carrollton Public Library.

    For more information on the watersheds and planning efforts in the Green Hills Region, contact:

    Randy Railsback
    Executive Director, Green Hills Regional Planning Commission
    Phone : 660-359-5636 ext. 11
    Email: randy@ghrpc.org

    For more information on the Lower Missouri - Crooked River Watershed area outside the Green Hills Region please contact:


    Ruth Anne Parrott, Community Development Planner
    Pioneer TrailsRegional Planning Commission
    Phone : 660-463-7934
    Email: ruthanne@trailsrpc.org

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  • CITY OF KEYTESVILLE PUBLIC HEARING

    The City of Keytesville will hold a public hearing to discuss conflict of interest issues on Tuesday, January 12, 2016, at 6:00 PM at the Keytesville City Hall. The City is interested in obtaining citizen input in order to resolve the conflict of interest issues that may arise during the course of the Community Development Block Grant Project that was awarded August, 2015. Activities include the demolition of vacant, dilapidated structures within the City.

    Mayor Littleton is first cousin to property owner Shirley Lewis who owns the properties at 300 N Mulberry, 301 N Mulberry and 207 N Water. Mayor Littleton is second cousin to John P. Lewis who owns the property located 401 West Finnell Drive. Mayor Littleton is the father to the property owner Ryan Littleton who owns property at 118 East Bridge. Councilman Jimmy Shannon, Sr is a cousin to Dale Linneman who owns 209 South Cherry. Councilwoman Carson is sister to Gerald Brown who owns property located 105 South Walnut. Councilwoman McKenzie is first cousin to Henry and Patti Straub whom is listed as probable heir in the estate of Jean Pennington, deceased, for the property located 801 S Grand.

    All citizens are encouraged to attend in order to comment.

    For more information, or if you require special accommodations at the hearing, contact City Clerk DeLaina Sommerfeld at 660-288-3745 or Ann Hamilton at 660-359-5636 ext. 20.



  • Keytesville, Missouri awarded demolition grant

    The Missouri Department of Economic Development (DED) has approved the City of Keytesville for a Community Development Block Grant in the amount of $210,150.00 to demolish 19 residential structures and 11 commercial structures that are vacant and dilapidated.

    The City is committing to $10,000.00 in cash, $9,823.00 in-kind work, and $29,600.00 in property owner fees for a total project of $259,573.00.

    The funds will be used to demolish vacant dilapidated residential and commercial structures throughout the community. In addition to demolition activities, funds will pay for asbestos inspection, demolition inspection, asbestos abatement, and administration.

    The grant application was prepared by Green Hills Regional Planning Commission (GHRPC) and the city has pre-selected GHRPC to administrate the program. The CDBG Demolition Only program has been very successful in the GHRPC region. Since the program began in 2000, GHRPC has helped 26 communities received CDBG funds to demolish dilapidated structures. Demolition projects remove dilapidated structures to provide space for in-fill housing and remove blight from residential areas.

    Green Hills Regional Planning Commission provides Community and Economic Development assistance to an 11 county region. For more information on demolition projects please contact Ann Hamilton at 660-359-5636 ext. 20.



  • New Green Hills Rural Development Pamphlet Available
    The GHRDI has designed a new pamphlet explaining it's role in economic development and the services it offers. Download your copy here.


  • NOTICE OF FUNDING AVAILABILITY: REGION B DISTRICT GRANTS 03/17/2014

    The North Missouri Solid Waste Management District Ė Region B has begun the process of accepting applications for district waste reduction and recycling grant projects within the 11 county Green Hills area.

    Tipping fees imposed on landfills and transfer stations within each districtís solid waste management region generates funds for these district grants.

    Grant proposals must address state and district goals, including waste reduction, reuse, education, recycling and composting projects.

    The Districtís grants committee will review and rank applications to be sent to the Missouri Department of Natural Resources for final approval.

    Completed applications, along with any additional information about specific projects should be returned to the North Missouri Solid Waste District, 1104 Main St., Trenton, MO 64683.

    Applications will be accepted on an open cycle basis with ranking done quarterly.

    Applications may be requested by contacting the District office for an application packet at 660-359-5636 or can be downloaded by clicking the following link: Grant Application Form . Please contact Region B Project Manager Ann Hamilton for more information or assistance with project development.

    Applications will be accepted on an open cycle basis with ranking done quarterly.
 

Upcoming Meetings

Lower Missouri - Crooked River Watershed Meeting

January 12, 2016
10:00 am- Noon

Carrollton Public Library: North Folger Street, Carrollton, MO 64633


Holiday Closings 2015

January 1 (New Years Day )
January 18 (MLKJ Day)
February 15 (Presidents Day)
May 9 (Truman's Birthday observed)
May 30 (Memorial Day)
July 4 (Independance Day observed)
September 5 (Labor Day)
October 10 (Columbus Day)
November 11 (Veterans Day)
November 24 & 25 (Thanksgiving)
December 26 (Christmas break)

 

Partner Agencies

U.S. Economic Development Administration

Missouri Office of Administration

Missouri Department of Transportation

Missouri Department of Natural Resources

Missouri State Emergency Management Agency

Missouri Office of Homeland Security

MACOG

 

GHRPC Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy

GHRPC Annual Report: 2012

GHRPC Transit Study: 2012 Update

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