A lake area man is behind bars after a methamphetamine pipe was allegedly found on his person following an early Friday traffic stop. A Lebanon police officer reports that at about 2:48 a.m. he witnessed a truck driving westbound on elm street pass into the wrong lane, so he conducted a traffic stop then asked and was given permission to search the truck. As an occupant was exiting the rear passenger side of the truck, the officer reports that he heard what sounded like a hard glass object hitting the ground. According to a probable cause statement, 20 year old Brandon Dewayne East allegedly admitted that he had a synthetic form of marijuana, and had placed a pouch in the front seat that contained a glass pipe. East was charged with a Class C Felony of possession of a controlled substance. He is being held in the Laclede County jail in lieu of a $25,000 cash or surety bond.
There are many construction projects in progress for the Camdenton R-3 School District. Superintendet Dr. Tim Hadfield says the Hurricane Deck and Osage Beach Elementary buildings are on schedule to open next year:
The district has also begun construction of the safety entry areas at Hawthorn and Oak Ridge.
While the construction of the new lodge at Old Kinderhook continues, at Tuesday’s Camden County Commission meeting, Commissioners discussed two issues they had. Old Kinderhook had still owed around $44,000 dollars in impact fees and according to Third District Commissioner Cliff Luber they also didn’t have a building permit:
Following this week’s meeting, representatives from Old Kinderhook made a connection with the Commission and cut the check for the money owed. Officials say there was a communication error due to the former Planning and Zoning Administrator leaving during the process. Construction is set to continue with hopes of completing the project in January.
The Osage Beach Fire Protection District is relocating their fireboat and will be saving the district a decent amount of change. Since last year the department has been searching for a new location to place their fireboat away from where they are currently located at Formula Marine. Fire Chief Jeff Dorhauer says there is nothing wrong with the relationship they have with Formula, they just want to have more safety for patients:
The footprint in which the fire boat can be placed is a very small section due to the strategic placement of the fireboats on the lake. Dorhauer explains the new deal they struck with Ameren Missouri to make the move into their own dock:
Dorhauer says now that they own the dock the cost savings to the district will be around $15,000 for the next 15 years and they are expecting to get that new location ready for operation within the next 30 days
A new $900 thousand dollar fire station in Lake Ozark is opening its doors this week. The new 60 by 80 foot facility on Welsh Road will feature four truck bays along with offices, bedrooms, a kitchen and a work out room. The new station will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and will be manned by two personnell. Voters gave the Lake Ozark Fire Protection District the green light to build the new station as part of a $5.3 million dollar bond issue that was passed back in 2012.
Two new courses may soon be available to students in the Camdenton School District. At its meeting tomorrow, the District’s Board of Education will consider approving a journalism and creative writing course for the Middle School and an additional year book course at the High School. In other business, the board will hear an update on the District’s Elementary Construction Project and will consider approval of the 2014-2015 administrative budget. The board is also expected to take a look at bids for playground materials at Hurricane Deck Elementary and will also consider bids for an HVAC system at the Lake Career and Technical Center. Tomorrow’s meeting begins at 7:30 am at the Camdenton Middle School.
A Gravois Mills man is among 28 people arrested this week across mid-Missouri on separate drug related charges following a thirty month investigation. 19 Year Old Trevor Kenneth Moon was arrested for distribution of marijuana near a Secondary School. His bond has been set at $200 thousand dollars. Several law enforcement agencies throughout the region have been working with the Missouri State Highway Patrol during the lengthy investigation that included arrests for distribution of heroin, methamphetamine, and prescription drugs.