Secretary of state Jason Kander announced yesterday that he’s closing the doors of a real estate investment scheme in the Ozarks. According to a release, Secretary Kander says that Renee Goodman and her company Investment Midwest took at least $635,000.00 from investors while promising quick above market returns from the proceeds of various consumer mainstays such as area automobile lubrication shops and local restaurants. Upon further investigation is was discovered that Goodman was not even registered to sell investments in the state and she was commingled investors money with person funds by withdrawing $400,000 in cash and spending the remainder of it on a variety of person expenses. Kander has banned both Goodman and Investment Midwest from continuing their operations in the community and is beginning the process to recover the lost investor’s money while looking at possible penalties.
The Camden County Commission will be meeting today at 10am to discuss the road and bridge department’s appropriations for equipment and salt for the winter. They plan to talk about a bid award and budget amendments followed by a closed session to discuss legal personnel. Today’s meeting of the Camden County Commission will occur at 10am at the Camden County Courthouse and is open to the public.
At last night’s Camdenton Board of Alderman meeting officials announced that the airport’s new taxi lane is nearly complete. The project opens the door for bigger aircraft to visit the lake area and get into some of the hangers on site. Airport Manager Corey Leuwerke says he’s excited:
Leuwerke says now that this portion of the project is about to be finished, they can look forward to the airport expansion:
The plan to finish extending the airport which would allow for similar aircraft allowed to fly into Lee C Fine is expected to be completed in 2016.
Electric Cooperatives across the United States are saying no to the Environmental Protection Agency’s latest controversial rules laid down by President Obama this week. The new rule proposed is requiring electric companies, specifically those burning with coal, to reduce their carbon footprint by 30% by 2030. In Missouri, that is a 21% emissions drop in a state where 79% of electricity is coming from coal fire plants:
That’s John Agliata with COMO Electric Cooperative who is one of several co-ops against the new regulations. Agliata says they’re basing these ideas on machines that don’t even exist:
Agliata worries that Missouri will severely suffer with increased electric rates on an already hurt economy due to the large amount of coal used to power the state. A full interview with Agliata will occur today at 5:40 during The Ozarks Today. Residents who are against the idea can let the EPA know their thoughts by visiting action.coop for details.
Residents living along Highway 7 will get to enjoy less drainage issues in their community after roadway officials have completed nineteen drain pipe projects that were underway. As we announced earlier, the plan to overlay Highway 7 between Highway 5 and Highway 65 is fully underway with contractors making dirt roadbeds on the sides of the highway heading towards Warsaw. All that is remaining once the dirt work is completed on the sides is the actual overlay project that is expected to be completed heading East on 7 from 65 to 5 by the fall.
It’s too high, again. That’s the official word from the Sunrise Beach Board of Trustee’s on the most recent submission of bids to widen Highway 5. This is the second time that the village has come into this issue where contractors bidding on the widening project have come in significantly over the budgeted numbers, leaving the question did the original engineer improperly price out the project? APAC was yet again the lowest bidder coming in over $450,000 dollars over the budget which is $1,136,000. The plan was to widen a stretch of Highway 5 between Jet Ski Road and Lake Road 5-36 going from two lanes to a two lane and a turn lane setup. The program similar to the Osage Beach Parkway Extension is a 50/50 between the Missouri Department of Transportation’s Cost Share Program and the Village of Sunrise Beach. At this time, village officials cannot put any more dollars to the project.
At the last Gravois Fire Protection District Board meeting, Fire Chief Ed Hancock announced the start of a new vehicle in service for the district. Along with the 2014 Pickup now in use, a 2004 Dodge Durango was approved for purchase from the Sunrise Beach Fire District at a cost of $2,200. The board also made adjustments to the points-per-run program, a system that helps volunteer fire fighters recuperate lost costs when assisting the fire department. The district also announced an upcoming barbeque benefit where you can purchase a $20 slab of ribs that go to benefit the Missouri Children’s Burn Camp on July 3rd, 4th and 5th.