The next League meeting will be held at Black Jack City Hall, 12500 Old Jamestown Road. Black Jack, MO 63033; (MAP). Refreshments will be served at 6:30 pm. The meeting will begin promptly at 7:15.
The main agenda item will be the election of officers and board members for the 2019-20 year. The slate of candidates recommended by the Nominating Committee will be forwarded in advance of the meeting.
Program: We will also hear from Jennifer Vuitel of East-West Gateway Council of Governments (EWG). Since 2004, East-West Gateway Council of Governments has worked with the city of St. Louis and the Missouri counties of St. Charles, Franklin, Jefferson, and St. Louis to create, revise, and update the St. Louis Regional Hazard Mitigation
Plan. Hazard mitigation activities are actions that can be taken to protect people and property from natural hazards such as floods, severe storms, and extreme temperatures.
The Plan is updated every five years, and EWG is currently seeking input on the 2020-2025 Plan. The goal of the planning process is to identify the key actions and opportunities for each jurisdiction, but implementation of the plan is voluntary. The benefit to cities and school districts that adopt the plan is eligibility for hazard mitigation grants that can help pay for flood buyouts, tornado safe rooms, retrofitting infrastructure, and even generators.
Jennifer will explain in more detail how your municipality could benefit from participation in the program.