Camdenton has just approved a single stream recycling pilot program for the city. This program will consist of three phases and will be done over a 3 month time span. Representatives from Allied Waste presented at the last BOA meeting in Camdenton the 90-day test program. This program will pick up recyclable materials every week for free from an agreed upon area in the City. This area was chosen based upon the willing volunteers. The program will be done in three phases. Phase one will begin with a feasibility study. A letter will be sent to residents explaining the study along with educational material to participating residents. Phase Two will be Allied monitoring participation and volume of recycling and lastly would be a survey. This would gage the willingness to continue.
A juvenile was not injured after he jumped off the Niangua Bridge west of Camdenton. The Child was reportedly at the bridge with two friends when he then jumped into the Lake. Lt. Kelly Luttrell with the Camden County Sheriff’s Office said in a press release that no charges against the juveniles are being filed. After the incident they were released to their parents. The call came in when someone close saw the incident and called 911. The 911 call was placed when the observer didn’t see the child come back to the surface immediately. Initially, the Mid County Dive Team was dispatched to go and look for the boy to recover him. However the divers were quickly called off when the child surfaced and was able to make it to shore.
Camden County Sheriff’s arrested a Camdenton man after over 10 months of investigation for alleged forcible sodomy. Kai L. Seamer was arrested and taken into custody and will be charged with one count of felony forcible sodomy, according to a press release from the sheriff’s office. According to the Missouri Sex Offender Registry, Seamer is listed as a prior offender and was convicted of first degree sexual misconduct in 2006 with a female between 15-17 years old. He is currently being held in the Camden County Adult Detention Facility on $100,000.00 cash.
Members of Missouri’s congressional delegation are weighing-in on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s decision approving Ameren’s redrawn boundaries for the Lake of the Ozarks Shoreline Management Plan.
Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO) says the regulatory agency acted with “common sense” in approving Ameren’s plan. “Limiting FERC requirements will provide more certainty for homeowners and businesses along the shoreline and allow Missourians to continue to benefit from this resource,” Blunt said.
Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) agrees:
McCaskill says FERC’s ruling is good news for the Lake of the Ozarks:
Republican Rep. Vicky Hartzler, whose current congressional district covers much of the land bordering the lake, says “While FERC’s decision is positive, some property rights issues at the Lake remain and I will continue to monitor the situation closely to ensure the rights of Lake-area property owners are not being trampled on.”
Access Camdenton as it is being called is a brand new campaign sponsored by the Camdenton Area Chamber of Commerce to really promote the business community in the Camdenton area by making them more visible. Visitors and residents will begin seeing local businesses advertisers promote their services on particular billboards in the Camdenton coming later in the summer months. The initial project was launched this month and already is booking billboard spots for August. All of the billboards will be split into four sections. Construction on the first billboard will go up on Highway 54 near A Road June 18. Each advertiser is obligated to commit to one four-week cycle at a cost of 160 dollars.
The Sunrise Beach TIFF Commission will hold a public hearing tonight at 6 p.m in the Sunrise Beach Fire Protection District Fire Station. The hearing is an opportunity for the public to ask questions and comment on a request from Associated Grocers concerning a proposed new supermarket development to be located at the corner of Highway 5 and Route F in Sunrise Beach. A full plat review is expected. The purposed building is a 53,000 square foot development with an approximate cost of $16 million is cited to include a Wood’s Supermarket, a fast food restaurant, not currently committed, and a 24 hour gas/convenience store with 10 gasoline pumps is also slated to be built.
Camden County Commissioner Bev Thomas will be able running unopposed. At least for this election season and according to her because of this she will be more focused on helping run the County rather than running a campaign. For eight years Thomas has been elected to Camden County Commissioner. This is the first time she has run unopposed.