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serving the missouri meramec area.

Public meeting scheduled Dec. 11 for Maries County Hazard Mitigation Plan update

For immediate release

For more information, contact
Ryan Dunwoody

MARIES COUNTY – City and county officials, school leaders, emergency management agencies and interested residents are invited to attend a public meeting Dec. 11 to discuss updates to the Maries County Hazard Mitigation Plan. The meeting will be held at 10 a.m. in the conference room in the basement of the Maries County Courthouse, 211 Fourth St., Vienna, Mo 65582.

The county must have an approved hazard mitigation plan in order for Maries County schools, cities, agencies and others to access state hazard mitigation grant funds. The plan includes an assessment of natural hazards, showcases past accomplishments and sets goals and action items to reduce the impact of natural hazards in the future.

In addition to the planning meeting, a public survey is available on-line at www.meramecregion.org, starting Nov. 27, or via MRPC’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/meramecregion. If you wish to provide input into the planning process, but are not able to attend the planning meetings, please complete the survey no later than Dec. 7. All survey responses will be submitted to the planning group for review and inclusion into the plan update.

Meramec Regional Planning Commission (MRPC) is updating the plan in partnership with the Maries County Commission. The latest version of the Maries County plan from 2014 is available online at https://www.meramecregion.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Maries-Co-HMP-2014-1-1.pdf.

Questions may be directed to MRPC Environmental Programs Specialist Ryan Dunwoody at rdunwoody@meramecregion.org or 573-265-2993.

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. A professional staff of 25, directed by the MRPC board, 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.

To keep up with the latest MRPC news and events, visit the MRPC website at www.meramecregion.org or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/meramecregion.