WHEREAS, pursuant to Section 251.160, RSMo, the Governor has determined there is a need for a regional planning commission in the area which includes the Meramec Region; and
WHEREAS, the Governor has received and reviewed a petition requesting that Pulaski County be included in the Meramec Regional Planning Commission (MRPC); and
WHEREAS, all the governing bodies of the commission within the MRPC have consented to the inclusion of Pulaski county as a member; and
WHEREAS, Pulaski county has withdrawn from its membership in a Regional Planning Commission of which it was previously a member; and
WHEREAS, appropriate notice was provided to the public and local community governing bodies in accordance with section 251.370, RSMo; and
WHEREAS, the Office of Administration is charged with providing the Governor with its recommendation in many of his duties and has recommended that Pulaski County be included in MRPC; and
WHEREAS, this order is in the public interest.
NOW THEREFORE, I, Matt Blunt, Governor of Missouri, by virtue and authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the State of Missouri do hereby create and amend the MRPC to include Pulaski County.
As a member of the MRPC, Pulaski County shall have all the privileges, authority and power that any member of a regional planning committee maintains under section 251.160 to 251.440, RSMo.
There shall be a regional planning commission to be known as the Meramec Regional Planning Commission and the boundaries of the Commission shall coincide with the counties of Crawford, Dent, Gasconade, Maries, Osage, Phelps, Washington and Pulaski.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused to be affixed the Great Seal of the State of Missouri, in the City of Jefferson, on this 22nd day of August, 2005.
[Matt Blunt's signature]
[Robin Carnahan's signature]
Secretary of State