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Public input being accepted on Phelps County Hazard Mitigation Plan until May 15
PHELPS COUNTY—Public input is being accepted until May 15, 2020, on the Phelps County Hazard Mitigation Plan. The public survey is available on Meramec Regional Planning Commission’s website at http://www.meramecregion.org/surveys/.
The federal government requires all states and local governments to have hazard mitigation plans approved by the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) that are consistent with the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000. Approved mitigation plans are required to maintain eligibility for certain types of federal Hazard Mitigation Assistance Grants.
One of the key components of a hazard mitigation plan is public input during the planning process. The planning committee, comprised of representatives from the Phelps County Commission, the incorporated cities, emergency response agencies, utility providers and public school districts, will be evaluating information on the hazards that impact each jurisdiction within Phelps County.
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 have questions, please contact Tammy Snodgrass at MRPC at 573-265-2993 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.