Several things were discussed during last night’s (Tuesday) meeting of the Lake Ozark board of alderman. An ordinance was approved that allows the city to address changes in state law that limits the city’s regulation of wireless communication facilities. The ordinance will insure that structures are built to code and are consistent with zoning and proper land use requirements. In other business, the board passed a motion to reschedule the public hearing on the closure of fish haven road for March 10th, approved a resolution allowing the city administrator to execute a qualified reimbursement certificate to generate payment for certain public improvements within the eagles landing community improvement district and approved the first reading of a bill that amends the engineering agreement regarding sewer improvements.
Another mistrial has been declared in the case against a Columbia man that led authorities on a manhunt across the lake area in 2013. A judge declared a mistrial yesterday (Tuesday) for Brian Adkison who is charged with kidnapping his ex-girlfriend, domestic assault and violation of protection order in Caldwell County. The case had been moved to Livingston County on a change of venue request. The judge has not yet explained why a mistrial was declared. In January, Adkison received a mistrial in Boone County on two of the three counts he faced which included rape, burglary and deviate sexual assault. Authorities allege Adkison kidnapped his ex-girlfriend, raped her and escaped from jail. He then fled to Ohio where he was apprehended and brought back to Missouri.
Reaction continues to come in regarding this year’s Lake Area Mardi Gras pub crawl. Event organizer Jeff Carroll says attendance was down a little due to the weather, but overall it was a great time for participants.
Carroll says they’re already looking forward to next year’s event.
A fundraiser for this year’s passport to the parkway for the west end of the Grand Glaize bridge is taking place tomorrow (Thursday). That’s according to passport to the parkway committee member Phyllis Marose who says they’re excited about this year’s big event scheduled for spring.
Tomorrow’s fundraiser for this year’s event is being held at J. Bruners from 5 to 8 pm.
The Highway Patrol’s Troop “F” which serves the lake area is releasing the results of a DWI saturation operation conducted over the weekend in Camden County. A total of 30 vehicles were stopped with 13 citations issued including one felony, one DWI, two for drugs, one for a hazardous moving violation, five for no insurance, two for no seat belt and one non moving violation. A total of 38 warnings were also issued during Saturday’s operation.
A new study from the University of Missouri finds senior citizens might want to think twice before they give up driving. According to the study older people could face negative consequences including the loss of independence as well as social connections and the ability to work. Their emotional well being can also decrease. If the need to stop driving arises, researchers recommend seniors discuss with their spouse and adult children ways to get assistance with transportation needs. Safety concerns should also be considered when determining whether its time to hang up the keys.
The City of Lebanon is looking to bring Mid-Missouri into a new level of service for children with developmental issues. The City is working with the Lebanon School District, The Laclede County Health Department and the Head Start organization to put together a developmental program for kids at the age of 3 Months to 5 years old. Early detection for children has been found to be the key in helping children across the United States and no place needs it more than Rural cities. The official proclamation from the Mayor Lyle Anderson took place at 2 O’clock on Tuesday afternoon at City Hall, giving the green light to get started.