The Camden County Commission will meet this Wednesday at 10am to discuss bid openings for sign material along with bids for scheduling software for the Sheriff’s office. They also plan to hold a public comment session at 11:30am followed by a meeting with AT&T at 1pm. All meetings take place at the courthouse in Camdenton.
The Camden County Planning and Zoning Commission had a tough way to go this month in making recommendations to the county commission on several rezoning cases that were incorrectly zoned in the initial zoning process and that could be legally grandfathered in as non-conforming conditional use properties. One such case is R & M plastics, which has been incorrectly rezoned for 18 years. P & Z recommended rezoning the property from R-1 to B-2 general commercial with a conditional use permit. The commission tabled a request to rezone a development known as bass cove from R-1 to R-4, but did approve a request to rezone lot 4 of the harbor ridge first amended plat from B-2 general commercial to R-1 low density residential.
Two people were arrested over the past week by the Osage Beach Police Department. 17 year old Ryan McDaniel of Osage Beach was arrested for possession of marijuana while 24 year old Kenneth Bachtel of Lake Ozark was picked up on a warrant for failure to appear. Police also responded to over 130 calls between October 13th and the 19th.
The Missouri Department of Transportation continues to prepare for the winter months. However, right now MODOT is also focusing on getting the grass cut. Area Engineer Bob Lynch says they have implemented a new plan when it comes to mowing.
Lynch says they’re concerned about the brush growing back in those areas where they don’t mow all the way to the “right of way” line and are attempting to manage that with chemical control.
Several department reports will be given during Tuesday meeting of the Camdenton Board of Alderman. The board will hear reports from the City Administrator, Chief of Police, Public Works, Administration, airport board, building department and the Fire Chief. Other topics of discussion include a minor subdivision within the Camdenton center subdivision, a lease termination request for an airport hangar, and the board will consider an ordinance amending a portion of the city code. Tuesday’s meeting begins at seven o’clock at City hall.
It took a year of negotiations but it looks like home care attendants have reached a tentative agreement with the state for an increase in pay. The new contract will raise the minimum hourly rate from $8.58 an hour to $10.15 for home care attendants belonging to the Missouri consumer directed services program. The contract outlines a wage increase for workers but also gives home care consumers the option to choose their workers and the wages they receive which could be higher than $10.15 an hour. The agreement must be voted on and finalized by the Missouri home care union and the Missouri quality home care council within 45 days before the changes can take effect.
One of the three people charged in the death of 15 year old Khighla Parks plead guilty Friday to two of the three counts against him. According to reports, Larry Warner of Springfield was one of the 3 individuals arrested following a body being discovered on Truman Lake in 2012, which turned out to be Parks. Police say that Parks had become friends with another person involved in the case, Anthony Balbirnie, and Warner had taken them both to a home of Amy Hartley in Buffalo. There Parks, Warner and Balbirnie spent time watching pornography and had sex with each other until Warner left. Reports show that Parks possibly died from asphyxiation during an encounter with Balbirnie and then Balbirnie and Hartley proceeded to dump Parks into Truman Lake with weights, but her body floated to the top. Hartley had a court date back in October and Balbirnie has one in March 2015. Warner did not plead guilty to charges of 2nd degree murder.