Welcome to the Green Hills Regional Planning Commission.
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
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.
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:
Executive Director, Green Hills Regional Planning Commission
: 660-359-5636 ext. 11
Missouri Department of Natural Resources
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:
Grand Watershed: The Purpose of this [introductory] Meeting
Grand Watershed 101
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:
presentation "Missouri Climate Trends"
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.
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,
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:
Director, Green Hills Regional Planning Commission
Phone : 660-359-5636 ext.
more information on the Lower Missouri - Crooked River Watershed area outside
the Green Hills Region please contact:
Ruth Anne Parrott, Community
Pioneer TrailsRegional Planning Commission
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
OF FUNDING AVAILABILITY: REGION B DISTRICT GRANTS 03/17/2014
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
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.
be accepted on an open cycle basis with ranking done quarterly.
- Crooked River Watershed Meeting
January 12, 2016
Carrollton Public Library: North Folger Street, Carrollton, MO
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