The Board of Directors of the Mid-Missouri Regional Planning Commission (Mid-MO RPC) quarterly meeting was held March 22nd at the Mid-MO RPC office in Ashland. Items discussed at the meeting included approval of a contract with Environmental Research Center, discussion of the FY16 audit, and the budget process for the upcoming year, and hazard mitigation planning.
Ed Siegmund, RPC Director informed the Board of the need to undertake an archaeological study as a requirement for the environmental report for the Boone County CDBG infrastructure project associated with the announcement of the American Outdoor Brands distribution center in Boone County. Siegmund informed the Board the three bids were obtained, with the lowest bid received from the Environmental Research Center (ERC). The Board approved the RPC entering into an agreement with ERC for the archaeological survey.Siegmund also reviewed the FY16 audit report with Board attendees indicating the following financial highlights: the net change in fund balances decreased $18,531 in FY16. Total assets exceeded liabilities by $126,572; with accrued payroll liability of $16,165. The Commission contributed 6.7% to eligible employee wages into the LAGERS retirement program, and the fund is fully funded. The FY17 budget process was discussed with the following date milestones-May 17 draft budget and work program presented to Executive Committee, May 24-Executive Committee budget discussion and comments, June 7 amended budget made available to membership and board members for comment, and discussion and adoption at the June 28 Board of Directors meeting.
Other business discussion undertaken by the Board included a review of the RPC’s current projects, announcement that contracts have been received for the preparation of the Howard, Moniteau, and Callaway County Hazard Mitigation Plans, and a discussion of transportation projects being added to MoDOT’s 2018-20 State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP).