The saga between Gary Prewitt and the Camden County Planning and Zoning Commission will have to wait another month to be concluded. At Wednesday night’s meeting, the commission listened to residents who felt as if they had been brushed aside in the comment period and wanted their thoughts to be known about the project that Prewitt wanted to complete. The project would allow for the building of a convenience store and rental housing near the Shady Gator’s complex in Lake Ozark. Chairman Jeff Carroll says they need time to think it over.
Among the packed house of residents was the attorney for Andy Prewitt, Lewis Bridges, who noted during a public comment period that the P & Z was operating outside their authority in this case and that they were not suppose to be looking at this but rather the Camden County Board of Adjustments should be hearing the case. Earlier this year the attorney mentioned a lawsuit may be filed if this portion does not get approved as it had already been approved and according to Camden County law shouldn’t have been sent back at all. Planning and Zoning will meet again in September to make a final decision.