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Public comment being accepted on Pulaski County Hazard Mitigation Plan until Oct. 23
PULASKI COUNTY—Public comment is being accepted until Oct. 23, 2020, on the Pulaski County Hazard Mitigation Plan. The plan update is available for review on Meramec Regional Planning Commission’s website, http://www.meramecregion.org/publications/. The 2020 plan update is located under the Hazard Mitigation Plans by County along with the county’s approved 2015 plan. A hard copy of the plan is also available at the Pulaski County Courthouse.
The purpose of the plan is to reduce or eliminate long-term risk to people and property from natural hazards. It is required that the county have this plan in place in order to be eligible for several Federal Emergency Management Agency grant programs.
Several entities participated in the planning process to update the plan, including the cities of Crocker, Dixon, Richland, St. Robert and Waynesville, as well as Dixon R-I, Crocker R-II, Swedeborg R-III, Richland R-IV, Laquey R-V, Waynesville R-VI, Waynesville Rural Fire Protection District, Tri-County Fire Protection District, Life Care of Waynesville and SEMA.
The Meramec Regional Planning Commission (MRPC) facilitated focus group meetings and assisted these entities in developing the plan. Following a public comment period, a final draft will be created and sent to FEMA and SEMA for review and approval.
Formed in 1969, MRPC is a voluntary council of governments serving Crawford, Dent, Gasconade, Maries, Osage, Phelps, Pulaski and Washington counties and their respective cities. Gasconade County Presiding Commissioner Larry Miskel serves as chairman of the board. A professional staff of 34 offers technical assistance and services, such as grant preparation and administration, housing assistance, transportation planning, environmental planning, ordinance codification, business loans and other services to member communities.
If you need assistance locating the plan or have questions, please contact Tammy Snodgrass at MRPC at 573-265-2993 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.