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.
- A 1st
Draft copy of the CDBG compliant NEPA review for the Hale Demolition Project
has been completed. (04/15/14)
- Public Hearing Notice:
City of Green Castle (04/14/2014)
The City of Green Castle will
hold a public hearing on April 24, 2014, at 6:00 P.M. at the Green Castle City
Hall, 24 Front Street, Green Castle, Missouri, to discuss the city's submission
of an application for the Fiscal Year 2014 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)
Program. The City is interested in obtaining all citizens' input on community
development needs within the city. As part of the hearing process citizens will
be asked to verbally assist in the completion of a Needs Assessment document.
The document will detail what the residents feels are the strengths and weaknesses
of the community. The city needs as much local participation as possible in order
to reflect the true desires of the community as a whole, as well as the comments
relating to the proposed project application. The State has established a maximum
application request for each funding category. Activities that are eligible for
funding include the improvement of public works, public facilities, and others
allowed by law. No displacement of persons will be proposed.
is proposing a neighborhood development project, which will address the demolition
of vacant/dilapidated structures within the city limits. All citizens are encouraged
to attend in order to comment on the proposed activities.
information, or if you require special accommodations at the hearing, contact
Kathy Clawson, City of Green Castle, 24 Front Street, Green Castle, Missouri,
660-874-4717, or Ann Hamilton at Green Hills Regional Planning Commission, 1104
Main Street, Trenton, MO 660-359-5636 ext. 20.
- A 1st
Draft copy of the CDBG compliant NEPA review for the Chillicothe Demolition Project
has been completed. (04/09/14)
- A 1st
Draft copy of the CDBG complaint NEPA review for the Jameons Water Project
has been completed. (04/09/14)
- City of Trenton &
Grundy County Residential Collection Event (03/13/2014)
Area Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with the City of Trenton, Grundy County,
and the North Missouri Solid Waste Management District Region B is sponsoring
a solid waste collection event. This event is funded with grants funds from the
Missouri Department of Natural Resources. This is an opportunity for ALL residents
of Grundy County to dispose of special waste items banned from landfills. ABSOLUTELY
NO business or commercial drop offs, residential only.
event will be held at 807 East 7th Street, Trenton, Missouri, which is located
a half mile east of the Grundy County Courthouse, between 9:00 AM and 12:00
Noon on Saturday, May 3, 2014. Questions or comments should be directed to
Ann Hamilton, District Planner at 660-359-5636 ext 20.
must have no rims, and be clean and free of debris. Four standard passenger tires
per licensed driver accepted at no charge.
Additional charges are as follows:
Passenger tires (or smaller) $ 1 each "
Oversized tires (36" +) $ 4 each "
Tractor Tires $10 each
Appliances that will be collected
include washing machines, dryers, dishwashers, ranges, ovens, microwaves, freezers,
refrigerators, air conditioners and hot water heaters. A fee of $5.00 each
will be charged.
Refrigerants will be removed by certified technicians
prior to disposal. The District will collect scrap metal free of charge.
that will be accepted include household batteries, rechargeable batteries, Cell
Phones, Intact Car Batteries and Ink Cartridges (no broken or cracked cases) will
be accepted at no charge.
THIS COLLECTION WILL
NOT ACCEPT ELECTRONIC WASTE OR HOUESHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE. THOSE ITMES WILL BE
COLLECTED ON A SEPERATE DATE.
Forums to be Held (03/31/2014)
Adequate funding for transportation
has been a topic of discussion in Missouri for a number of years. At the Missouri
Transportation Conference in January, MoDOT Director Dave Nichols warned that
funding will continue to drop over the next three years, effectively cutting transportation
funding in half from $685 million to $325 million by 2017. As a result, no new
transportation projects will be added to the state's Statewide Transportation
Improvement Program until additional funding is identified.
Resolution 68 and Senate Joint Resolution 48 have been introduced in the state
legislature as a way to increase transportation funding and ensure care of the
existing system. These resolutions propose a constitutional amendment which:
a 1cent temporary increase in the state sales tax to be used for transportation
* Returns 10% of the proceeds to cities and counties
for local use. "
* Prohibits changes in the gas tax or creation
of toll roads without voter approval.
be approved by the voters and resubmitted every ten years for approval.
* Is estimated to raise approximately $700 million statewide for
* Can be used for
any type of transportation need - roads, bridges, safety improvements,
airports, bicycle/pedestrian needs, and transit.
The final portion of
these resolutions requires the creation of project lists for each district. MoDOT
has chosen to solicit local transportation needs in order to ensure that the most
important needs of each region are addressed. Local input is vital in this process.
The Green Hills Regional Planning Commission has partnered with MoDOT to host
two open house forums in region. All citizens and elected officials of Grundy,
Sullivan, Putnam, Harrison, Caldwell, Daviess, Livingston, Linn, Chariton, Carroll
and Mercer Counties are cordially invited to attend one of the following sessions:
April 16th Brookfield 4:00-6:00pm
Linn County Career & Tech
S Pershing Road
April 18th Gallatin
Daviess County Library
306 W Grand St.
Citizen participation and input
is vital in creating a project list which reflects the needs of Northwest Missouri.
If you are unable to attend, you may send comments or potential projects via email
to Lance Rains ( email@example.com ) or Randy Railsback ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) or call
the Regional Planning Commission office at 660-359-5636.
here to download or print the flyer.
TO BID CITY OF BETHANY (03/31/2014)
The City of Bethany is soliciting
bids from qualified contractors to perform demolitions within the City limits
of Bethany. Davis Bacon or Prevailing Wage DOES NOT APPLY. All demolition work
must start within 10 days of bid award and be completed within 60 days of the
Notice to Proceed. All hazardous material must be transported a certified landfill.
Detailed specifications, general conditions and proposed contracts are available
by contacting Ann Hamilton at Green Hills RPC, 1104 Main Street, Trenton, MO 64683,
and 660-359-5636 ext. 20.
The City of Bethany will bid one (1) commercial
property which contains two structures for demolition. The city reserves the right
to allow for individual house bids should it prove beneficial to the city.
must submit the following items with their bid packets in order to be eligible
for bid award:
* Proof of insurance, or certificate of
intent, to include a minimum of $300,000.00 liability
insurance and workmen's compensation (if applicable) and
list the City of Bethany as an additional insured.
* Each bid
must be accompanied by a bid bond payable to the Owner for five percent
of the total amount of the bid." Performance bond and payment bond required
on contracts exceeding $25,000.
* Bidders are informed that
the Project is subject to the requirements of Section
292.675, RSMo, which requires all contractors or subcontractors doing work
on the Project to provide, and require its on-site employees to complete, a
ten (10) hour) course in construction safety and health approved by the Occupational
Safety and Health Administration ("OSHA") or a similar program approved
by the Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations which is
at least as stringent as an approved OSHA program.
must supply a minimum of three references including all CDBG projects.
* An itemized listing of equipment used to perform demolition
All bids considered for award will be subject to verification
of qualifications. All bid packets must be completed and returned to Bethany City
Hall by Wednesday, April 16, 2014, by 10:00 A.M., and then at said office publicly
opened and read aloud. Bids will be awarded the next Bethany City Council Meeting,
which is scheduled for Monday, April 21, 2014.
The City reserves the right
to reject or accept any bid or waive any irregularities that would be in the best
interest of the City and property owner.
The City of Bethany is an Equal
Opportunity Employer and encourages minority/women contractors to bid.
MUST BE PRESENT AT THE BID TOUR TO BID.
Tour of Properties: Thursday,
April 10, 2014, at 1:00 P.M.
(Meet at City Hall 206 North 16th Street)
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.
Community Betterment Regional Meeting (02/28/14)
1700 Princeton Road
Trenton MO 64683
per person- participation fee
10-10:15 WELCOME & INTRODUCTIONS
10:15-10:45 MCB GUIDELINES-JAN
10:45-11:30 COMMUNITY EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS Tommy Wright, Chief of
Police, City of Trenton
12-12:45 REGIONAL PLANNING COMMISSION
SERVICES Randy Railsback, GHRPC Executive Director
12:45-1:30 USDA COMMUNITY
GRANTS, Neil Miller Area Director
1:30-2:15 NORTHWEST COMMUNITY FOUNDATION,
2:15-3:00 NURTURING SMALL BUSINESSES IN YOUR COMMUNITY, Annette
Weeks, NW Facilitation
PLEASE RSVP, BY APRIL 18TH by email,
email@example.com, or call 660-359-5636 ext. 12
- MoDOT Approves 20 year Long Range Plan
The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission approved
a new long range transportation plan yesterday, but cautioned that without additional
resources the Missouri Department of Transportation has very little chance of
delivering it. That's because MoDOT revenues - largely tied to state and federal
fuel taxes - are falling and MoDOT's available construction budget will soon be
well below the $485 million per year that is needed to keep the state system of
roads and bridges in the condition they are in today.
The federally required
plan is designed to guide transportation decision making for the next 20 years.
It was first presented to the commission in November and has been out for public
review for the past three months. The plan, called "A Vision for Missouri's Transportation
Future," was developed after an intense seven-month public engagement period that
resulted in 12,000 project suggestions and operational priorities.
on the input received, four goal areas were established:
Take care of
the transportation system and services we enjoy today;
Keep all travelers
safe, no matter the mode of transportation;
Invest in projects that spur
economic growth and create jobs; and
Give Missourians better transportation
choices (more viable urban and rural transit, friendlier bike and pedestrian accommodations,
improvements in rail, ports and airport operations).
"Over the past several
months, the public told us we got it right," MoDOT Director Dave Nichols said.
"Eighty percent of the folks we heard from told us they agree with this vision
of transportation in Missouri."
The biggest change from the draft plan
to that approved by the commission was a revised revenue forecast necessitated
by uncertainty at the federal level. Previously it was forecast that distribution
of federal funds would be flat going forward. Now, it's more likely that Missouri
will realize a 19 percent decrease in federal funds. From 2005-2010, MoDOT's annual
construction budget was about $1.3 billion. This year it's $685 million and by
2017 it will have fallen to $325 million - the lowest since 1992. The reasons
for the funding downturn are many. Fuel tax revenues have become a diminishing
revenue stream as cars become more fuel efficient and as people drive less, while
the costs of doing business are increasing. Inflation has decreased MoDOT's purchasing
power by more than 50 percent. What was 17 cents (state fuel tax per gallon) of
purchasing power in 1992 - the last time fuel taxes were increased - is now about
eight cents and decreasing each year. The costs of asphalt, concrete and steel
are as much as 200 percent more than they were in 1992. And employee healthcare
and retirements costs have also steadily risen. The looming insolvency of the
Federal Highway Trust Fund in August or September is a big reason, too.
complete plan can be viewed at www.missourionthemove.org. Hard copies are also
available at MoDOT's Central Office in Jefferson City and at the District Offices
in St. Joseph, Hannibal, Kansas City, St. Louis, Jefferson City, Sikeston and
Springfield. "Transportation is an issue that touches everyone," Commission Chairman
Joe Carmichael said. "Missourians have told us what they want, and it's more than
what they have today. But the reality is that we will not be able to afford it.
We'll continue to look to them for help in sharpening the vision for transportation
in our state and finding ways to deal with our funding challenges."
cities in the Green Hills Region recieve demolition grant funding
Missouri Department of Economic Development (DED) has approved $1,584,115.00 in
Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds to assist 13 communities with demolition
The City of Hale was approved for a Community Development Block
Grant in the amount of $49,250.00 to demolish 10 residential structures that are
vacant and dilapidated. The City is committing to $6,000.00 in cash, $4,413.00
in-kind work, and $5,000.00 in property owner fees for a total project of $64,663.00.
The City of Chillicothe was approved for a Community Development Block
Grant in the amount of $125,000.00 to demolish 41 residential structures that
are vacant and dilapidated. The City is committing to $38,839.00 in cash, $46,116.00
in-kind work, and $20,500.00 in property owner fees for a total project of $230,455.00.
The funds will be used to demolish vacant dilapidated residential 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.
CDBG Demolition Only program has been very successful in the GHRPC region. Since
the program began in 2000, GHRPC has helped 24 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 GHRPC at 660-359-5636.
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.
Environmental - Norborne Water
TRANSPORTATION FORUM MEETINGS
16th in Brookfield
April 18th in Gallatin
(see notice left, for details)
Betterment Regional Meeting
April 23, 2014 (see notice, left,
January 1 (New Years
January 20 (MLKJ Day)
February 17(Presidents Day)
May 8 (Truman's Birthday observed)
May 26 (Memorial Day)
July 4 (Independance
September 1 (Labor Day)
October 13 (Columbus Day)
11 (Veterans Day)
November 27 & 28 (Thanksgiving)
December 25 &