KRMS has received several emails concerning the dispute about the Mack’s Creek Park and the interview with Camden County Presiding Commissioner Greg Hasty and Second District Commissioner Cliff Luber. We have included them here. The text has been edited slightly for punctuation or spelling errors and to enhance the readability of the emails. Additions of words and/or spelling changes have been enclosed in brackets [like this].
The first is from Camden County Commissioner Cliff Luber:
I texted BevThomas this:
I told the guys on the job site at [Macks] Creek to pull up the pad so everything is level and take out the pad and fill the tank in with gravel and dirt so when they’re done it’ll just be smooth dirt and then we can seed it in the spring it’ll just be grass there, are you OK with that[?]
Meeting just got out. Yes, I am fine with that.
The next email is from Jerry Palmer:
Well we listened yesterday in amazement once again to an interview that 2nd District Comm[issioner] Cliff Luber did on KRMS with New[s] director [Kelley Ray]. Once again his method [of] throwing others under the bus [is] something he does quite well. [He] mentioned (3) peoples name[s], Leslie Kohn Chamberlin Paul Sheppard.and myself on this interview. [He ran] down the little Community of Macks Creek [and the] people that live here. [He] mentioned it seems no one uses the Community Park because he is out here quite often and no one is there. [He] lied [ab]out re bar and safety concerns with [the] concrete pad he had removed [thus] destroying property. Said Insurance Company said it was a safety issue. Funny Luber, Paul Sheppard was there the day Insurance person was there with you and [the] Merry go round was [the] only thing [he] mentioned that day. There you go with another one of your dreams you have. Oh and mention[ing] myself as not paying any money toward the Park. Reminder. $500.00 was given by me years ago, when [the] land was purchased. Oh and like 5 times mowing [the] park with [my] own equipment and fuel. Get your head out of the Sand 2nd District Comm[issioner] Cliff Luber. Oh, [and] according to him, we only need (1) Comm[issioner]. Him and not the other 2 it seems.
The Freedom of Information Act request from Leslie Chamberlin to Camden County:
I am beyond upset at the shenanigans going on regarding this bathroom. This is yet another example of a subject we are paying more for elected officials to discuss and argue over than to build the bathroom. I will be intensely public about this. Consider this a Chapter 610 request for text messages between First District Commissioner Beverly Thomas and 2nd District Commissioner Cliff Luber. I would like all correspondence and meeting minutes regarding Macks Creek Community Park. Please fulfill the text request as soon as possible. I can wait briefly for the correspondence.
Here are my I’s dotted and T’s crossed regarding a 610 request:
This is a request for records under the Missouri Sunshine Law, Chapter 610, Revised Statutes of Missouri.
I request that you make available to me the following records:
- Text messages in the month of January between 1st District Commissioner Beverly Thomas and 2nd district Commissioner Cliff Luber
- Any correspondence between any commissioners, road and bridge department, and anyone else regarding Macks Creek Community Park from the past year.
I request that the records responsive to my request be copied and made available for pick up. Please contact me via email or at 573-xxx-xxxx when complete.
I request that all fees for locating and copying the records be waived. The information I obtain through this request will be used to inform the public of the details regarding Macks Creek Community Park. I have no personal interest in this park anymore with the except to educate the public of how government can be improved.
Please let me know in advance of any search or copying if the fees will exceed $100.00.
If portions of the requested records are closed, please segregate the closed portions and provide me with the rest of the records.
Citizens for a Better Camden County