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.
- Livingston County Waste Collection Event
The City of Chillicothe and Livingston County in conjunction
with the North Missouri Solid Waste Management District Region B is sponsoring
a solid waste collection event. This is event is funded with grants funds from
the Missouri Department of Natural Resources. This is an opportunity for ALL residents
of Livingston County to dispose of special waste items banned from landfills.
ABSOLUTELY NO business or commercial drop offs, residential only.
collection event will be held at City of Chillicothe, Old Pellet Building, 200
Brunswick, Chillicothe, Missouri, between 9:00 AM and 12:00 Noon on Saturday,
June 1, 2013. Click
here for details.
Questions or comments should be directed to Ann Hamilton,
District Planner at 660-359-5636 ext 20.
- Carroll County
Waste Collection Event (05/28/2013)
The City of Carrollton and
Carroll County in conjunction with the North Missouri Solid Waste Management District
Region B is sponsoring a solid waste collection event. This is event is funded
with grants funds from the Missouri Department of Natural Resources. This is an
opportunity for ALL residents of Carroll County to dispose of special waste items
banned from landfills. ABSOLUTELY NO business or commercial drop offs, residential
The collection event will be held at the Old Places Building located
at 901 South Main Street, Carrollton, between 9:00 AM and 12:00 Noon on Saturday,
June 15, 2013. Click
here for details.
Questions or comments should be directed to Ann Hamilton,
District Planner at 660-359-5636 ext 20.
- Annual Funds
Available for Northwest Transportation Safety Programs (05/20/13)
grants to improve safety on our Northwest Missouri roads will soon be available
for regional transportation safety programs from the Northwest Region Coalition
for Roadway Safety. This is the third year the funds have been available for interested
applicants to help reduce injuries and fatalities in Missouri's Northwest 20 counties.
"We have had a lot of interest in various groups improving safety on our
roads and these grant funds help us make a difference all over the region," says
Jackie Spainhower, director of the coalition's Northwest Region. "We hope to further
identify local safety efforts and needs to ensure more Missourians Arrive Alive
Organizations eligible to apply for these funds include schools,
community groups, law enforcement, health departments, and others. Online grant
applications are available at www.savemolives.com/northwest/index.html.
Completed applications are due by DATE, with awards announcements in July. All
awarded funds must be spent by June 15, 2014.
To be eligible for the grants,
programs must address at least one of the Blueprint-identified emphasis areas
including serious crash types, high-risk drivers and occupants, special vehicles,
vulnerable roadway users, and special roadway environments. The more widespread
the impact the program has, and the longer it lasts, the better chance it has
to receive some of the limited funds. Further information on these emphasis areas
is available in the Blueprint for Safer Roadways available on www.savemolives.com.
In the past two years, more than $50,000 has been awarded. For fiscal
year 2014, approximately $68,000 will be available to award. A combination of
groups applied and received the awards in past years.
For more information,
contact the Missouri Department of Transportation at 888-ASK MODOT (888-275-6636)
or your local regional planning commission.
submitted to CDBG for the City of Hamilton. (05/17/03)
in MoDOT's No MOre Trash Bash (04/04/13)
You can help make Missouri
a cleaner, more beautiful place during April's No MOre Trash! Bash, a month-long
annual event sponsored by the Missouri Department of Transportation and the Missouri
Department of Conservation.
No MOre Trash! began as an educational campaign
aimed at youth but has expanded to a statewide initiative involving Adopt-A-Highway
groups, volunteer organizations and civic groups who plan roadside clean ups,
stream clean ups or educational activities. Each group's coordinator then can
report the activity to MoDOT who will recognize each volunteer's work with a commemorative
Earth Day is celebrated each year on April 22. MoDOT's Northwest
District would like to encourage community groups, city betterment organizations
and other volunteer groups to get involved to make this year's Bash a success
and to promote cleaner roadsides and communities. If your group would like to
participate, MoDOT will provide safety vests and trash bags for your clean up
activity or can provide a speaker for an educational activity.
MoDOT spends more than $6 million to clean litter from Missouri highways. In addition,
Adopt-A-Highway volunteers provide another $1.5 million worth of litter pick up.
Major types of litter found include fast-food waste, paper, aluminum and glass.
During the 2012 No MOre Trash! Bash, more than 12,000 bags of litter were picked
up off Northwest Missouri roadsides. Litter is a serious problem that's getting
worse. It's a problem we can solve.
If your group is looking for more
than a one day commitment, please consider adopting a section of one of our state
For more information about No MOre Trash! Bash, to request a
speaker or to adopt a highway, call 1-888-ASK-MODOT (888-275-6636) or visit www.modot.org/northwest.
- Show Me Your Seatbelt Contest (04/01/13)
JOSEPH - Traffic crashes are the leading cause of death for people 15 to 20 years
old, but it only takes a couple of seconds to buckle up and arrive alive! Besides
being the safest thing to do, teens in Northwest Missouri can win great prizes
now just by buckling up.
"Seat belts save lives and we want to encourage
teens to make the right choice and buckle up," says Jackie Spainhower, coordinator
for the Northwest Region Coalition for Roadway Safety. "That one small decision
can mean the difference between life and death."
The Show Me Your Seat
Belt contest is one way teens can show they are making the right choice and possibly
win big. Teens just send a photo showing themselves wearing their seat belt and
enter it online in the contest. Winners will be picked from all the photo entries
received for great prizes. Teams of seat belt spotters also have been out at local
high schools checking for actual seatbelt usage. If students are buckled up, they
can win. So get in the habit - buckle up and arrive alive! Get more information
These contests are part of the youth seat belt campaign that kicked off
earlier this month. The campaign includes a combination of education and enforcement.
Law enforcement has been out in full force since March 15 through the end of the
month to crack down on unbelted teenage drivers.
The stats on Missouri
teens show the seat belt message just isn't clicking. Three out of four teens
(13-19) killed in 2011 traffic crashes were not wearing a seat belt. And only
67 percent of Missouri teens wear their seat belt. Additionally, one in four 2011
Missouri traffic crashes involve a young driver (under the age of 21).
the Graduated Driver License Law, teens are required to wear their seat belt and
it's a primary offense, meaning they can be pulled over solely for not wearing
their seat belt. Teen seat belt use in Missouri is only 67 percent, much lower
than state (79 percent) and national (85 percent) seat belt use.
www.kjo1055.com or www.myqcountry.com
for more contest information, or saveMOlives.com.
Buckle Up and Arrive Alive.
- NOTICE OF FUNDING
AVAILABILITY REGION B DISTRICT GRANTS (01/28/2012)
Missouri Solid Waste Management District - 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 district's 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 District's grants committee will review and rank applications to be sent to
the Missouri Department of Natural Resources for final approval.
application, along with any additional information about a specific project should
be returned to the North Missouri Solid Waste District, 1104 Main St., Trenton,
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 downloaded here.
Please contact Region B Project Manager Ann
Hamilton for more information or assistance with project development.
- The North Missouri Solid Waste Management District -
Region B votes unanimously to take an official position opposing Senate Bill 13
The bill, proposed by Senator Kurt Schaefer (R-Columbia)
would eliminate the 20 solid waste districts in the state and reduce disposal
fees at landfills by the amount that is used by waste management districts for
administration and operating costs. According to the bill, that would lower fees
from $2.11 to $1.71 per ton at sanitary landfills and from $1.41 to $1.20 per
ton at demolition landfills.
The North Missouri Solid Waste Management
District (Region B) is the largest district consisting of 11 counties in north
central Missouri including Caldwell, Carroll, Chariton, Daviess, Grundy, Harrison,
Linn, Livingston, Mercer, Putnam, and Sullivan. Region B is a minimally-funded
district receiving $95,000.00 per year. Region B uses 50% for district grants
in the region and 50% for district operation, plan implementation, and hosting
The Region B's Board is made up of representatives
of local city and county governments. The District board believes that SB13 will
have a negative impact on waste reduction and recycling, which has many environmental
benefits and improves the quality of life in our state. The Region B also believes
that SB 13 would reduce the growth of recycling especially in rural Missouri.
With the elimination of the Districts, the local control of District
funds would be eliminated and moved to Missouri Department of Natural Resources
(MDNR). The local control of awarding grants to our cities, counties, non-profits
and other organizations in our District would also be eliminated and moved to
MDNR. With administration and plan implementation funds ($47,500.00), the District
provides solid waste management planning to our 11 counties and the 75 cities
and villages in our region. The district provides education and information on
recycling, waste reduction, and composting; and provides technical assistance
to citizens, schools, businesses, and local governments. The District also conducts
recycling programs and special/banned items recycling events including household
hazardous waste (paints, oils, pesticides, herbicides, cleaners, etc), tires,
appliances, batteries, and electronics. "Without the Solid Waste Districts, many
of these items that are collected would wind up back in our road ditches where
they use to go", said Carroll County Commissioner Nelson Heil, Chairman of the
Recycling has grown in Missouri because there are local
districts established to implement programs tailored to meet local needs
across the state. When the solid waste law was passed over 20 years ago, the intent
was to place responsibility for solid waste planning and implementing of solid
waste programs at the regional and local level.
You can read
the full text of SB13 here.
The North Missouri Solid Waste Management District is available to provide
any additional information needed, and is also available to discuss any of the
issues presented in this response: Letter
sent to Senator Schaefer Resolution 2013-1
Those who wish to support
the Solid Waste Management Districts and the work that they do in their local
communities are urged to contact their Missouri
State Senators and Representatives regarding this issue.
- FY 2013 Solid Waste District Grant Application available
The latest Solid Waste District Grant
Application Form is now available as a pdf. Click the link to download.
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January 21 (MLKJ Day)
February 18(Presidents Day)
May 8th (Truman's Birthday observed)
May 27 (Memorial Day)
July 4 (Independance
September 2(Labor Day)
October 14 (Columbus Day)
11 (Veterans Day)
November 28 & 29 (Thanksgiving)