The Camdenton Planning and Zoning Commission will be holding a public hearing tomorrow. The commission is being asked to consider a conditional special use permit that has been submitted by new Cingular wireless doing business as AT&T wireless. The company is requesting to install wireless facility equipment along with antennas, amplifiers and an AT&T shelter. Tomorrow night’s meeting begins at 5:30 in city hall.
The Lake of the Ozarks Big Bass Bash took place this weekend with a chance for amateur fisherman to walk away with huge cash pay outs. Over 160 places were paid out throughout the weekend, totaling more than $165,000 in cash. Including more than $72,000 in guaranteed cash prizes for the 20 largest bass caught during each bi-hourly weigh-in period. The unofficial top three places were
3rd place – Shain Dollar 7.25 lbs
2nd place – Jim Banks 7.28 lbs
1st place – Jeff Debus 7.96 lbs
All the official results including the women’s and children’s divisions can be found at www.midwestfishtournaments.com once they become available.
After heavy rains in August 2013 caused severe flood damage to the Osage Beach City Park parts of the park are finally starting to reopen and repairs are progressing. The use of the pond, the pavilion by the pond, the damaged parking lot, and access to the lake will not be opened for some time as construction and cleanup will begin this summer. But as of this week baseball fields #1 and #3, as well as the playground and all soccer fields have been reopened. The three-phase restoration project is expected to be complete sometime in 2015 with the next steps including dam repair, pond rehab, baseball field #2 rehab, and culvert reconstruction. The final part of the restoration will be the filling and stocking of the park pond.
The Key Largo Road ramps are set to close next week in Osage Beach. Work to improve the intersection of eastbound Route 54 at Key Largo Road has been going on for about a week now and will cause the closure of the entrance and exit ramps beginning April 7th. The ramps will be closed for 30 days. MODOT appreciates the patience of travelers during the work. Grading, paving and drainage enhancements at the intersection will realign the Route 54 Expressway ramps to Osage Beach Parkway. A left turn from Key Largo onto westbound lanes will still be prevented, but a left-hand turn from the Expressway onto Key Largo will still be allowed. Intersection lighting improvements will be made as well. All work is expected to be completed before Memorial Day.
A Macks Creek man was left with serious injuries after a single car crash Friday evening in Camden County. 49 year old Jeffery Cook was traveling on Dockridge Way Drive 1.5 miles east of Route U in his 2010 Ford Fusion when he failed to negotiate a curve, over corrected, ran off the left side of the roadway, and struck a tree. According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol Report Cook’s car was totaled and he was taken by ambulance to Lake Regional Hospital with serious injuries.
With yesterday’s severe storm activity one of the questions that comes to mind is what should I do when dangerous weather is in the area? Sergeant Arlyne Page with the Osage Beach Police Department says there are specific things residents can do.
Page says it’s also important to have a battery operated radio to listen for severe weather information and to make sure pets are safe and secure as well. Governor Jay Nixon declared a State of Emergency yesterday in response to the storm activity that hit a large portion of the state including the KRMS listening area.
State lawmakers are looking to repeal a law that has put big businesses on the defensive in tax disputes in Missouri. Current law places the burden of proof on the department of revenue in tax disputes with individual citizens and most businesses. However, current law has shifted responsibility to the taxpayer when that entity is a business worth more than $7-million dollars and employs more than 500 people. Some say the law is a double standard that presumes big businesses are guilty until proven innocent. The senate passed legislation yesterday that would treat big businesses the same as other taxpayers in disputes. A similar bill recently passed in the house.