The Camdenton Airport Board will be meeting this afternoon. In new business, the Board will discuss airport operations, the F.B.O. Report and also discuss the Lake of the Ozarks Airshow. A city report will also be given which will include information on the Missouri Conservation Weather Station, economic development and discussion of the airport name. In other business, the board will receive updates on the runway extension and apron construction projects. Today’s meeting of the Camdenton Airport Board begins at four o’clock at the Camdenton Memorial Airport.
A number of bills will be considered during tonight’s meeting of the Osage Beach Board of Alderman. The board will consider a bill that authorizes the city to apply for a FEMA subgrant, discuss a zoning map amendment and an amendment dealing with open meetings and records. In other business the board will consider two bids, one for a sewer pump truck and another regarding chemicals for use by the water and sewer departments. A public hearing for a rezoning request will also be held and the board will discuss renewing a maintenance contract at LeeC.FineAirport. Tonight’s meeting begins at 6:30 in City Hall.
Spring is here and with it comes increased boating activity at the Lake of the Ozarks, and with the boating season approaching, the Missouri State Highway Patrol is reminding those who are permitted to place buoys on the lake to check their condition as the particularly harsh winter may have had adverse effects on them. The Highway Patrol says Marine Operations Troopers will be conducting buoy inspections in the coming weeks. They’re also reminding dock owners that it is a violation of state statute to place an unauthorized buoy on the state’s waterways.
The 2014 Monthly and Fiscal Year-To-Date General Revenue Report for the State of Missouri has been released. State Budget Director Linda Luebbering has the numbers for us.
Leubbering is also reporting the general revenue fund borrowed $200-million dollars from the budget reserve fund for cash flow purposes, bringing the total borrowed to $350-million dollars for the fiscal year. She says the funds will be repaid before the May 15th constitutional deadline.
Despite some reservations from Governor Jay Nixon, State Lawmakers continue to work toward rewriting Missouri’s Criminal Code. Nixon has suggested that the rewrite be broken into sections and passed that way rather than as one bill because of its current length as it stands right now, the rewrite of Missouri’s Criminal Code is over one thousand pages in length in the house version and over 700 pages in the senate version. The Governor is reportedly concerned about the size of the bill and that mistakes could be made. Lawmakers say they’re looking at all options and are still hopeful the legislation can be passed this year.
Missouri U.S. Senator Roy Blunt has released a statement regarding the deadly fort hood shooting. Blunt says this is a terrible tragedy for all Americans, especially for those who are willing to serve and for their families. He also says military bases on American soil should be the safest place possible for the nation’s servicemen and women and their loved ones. A soldier being treated for mental health issues opened fire yesterday at Fort Hood in Texas killing three people and wounding several others before taking his own life.
A former Macks Creek English Teacher has pleaded guilty to Second Degree Statutory Rape during a plea hearing on Monday. 41-year-old Jenner Shaffer was arrested in 2012 following an investigation that alleges he had sex with the student who was fifteen years old at the time and who also allegedly told investigators she gave birth to a baby as a result of the relationship. Shaffer is scheduled for a sentence hearing on June 10th at the Camden County Courthouse.