FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Boone County "Week in Review"

For week ending Saturday, July 24

Columbia, Mo. (July 23, 2010)

THINGS YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED...

New Land Disturbance Manuals Aid Citizen Understanding of County Construction, Development: To help the public understand Boone County's stormwater ordinance, Stormwater Educator Nicki Fuemmeler has created a series of pamphlets that answer frequently asked questions. The small guidebooks feature information on development greater than one acre, development less than one acre and best management practices for residential construction. Citizens are encouraged to pick up the pamphlets at the Boone County Government Center, Planning and Building Department, Rm 210, 801 E. Walnut, Columbia, Mo. 65201 or at the Boone County Public Works Department, 5551 Hwy 63 S, Columbia Mo, 65201.

Keep Cool this Summer in Columbia and Centralia: Cooling Center locations are open to the public during regular business hours and provide air-conditioning and/or drinking water. Cooling Centers are not equipped to handle residents in need of medical treatment and should only be used for relief from the heat. For a full list of Cooling Centers go to http://gocolumbiamo.com/Health/CoolingCenterLocations.php.

Schedule a County Expert for Your Next Meeting: To provide citizens with well-informed speakers and more information about county government, the Public Information Office offers the Boone County Speaker's Bureau.

The Speaker's Bureau is an opportunity for civic groups, clubs, organizations, homeowner's associations, schools or senior groups to invite county elected officials and staff to speak at their meetings. There are a variety of topics to choose from, and topics may be tailored to meet specific needs.

To schedule a speaker, citizens can call the Office of Public Information at 573-886-4312 Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Assistance will be provided to choose a topic that will be most beneficial for a particular group. Speakers must be requested at least two weeks in advance.

COMING UP...

Commission Meeting Agendas: http://showmeboone.com/clerk/Agendas/NOTICEOFREGULARMEETING.pdf

Meetings involving the Boone County Commission for July 25 to August 2, 2010 : http://showmeboone.com/commission/meetingcalendar.asp

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Media Contact:
Porcshe Moran
Tel. 573-886-4312
pmoran@boonecountymo.org

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