Lake Ozark’s Board of Aldermen will be dealing with a rezoning request from a quarrying company and an eminent domain issue tonight. Magruder Limestone wants to relocate their quarry located along Highway 54. They’ve got a rezoning request pending before the Lake Ozark Board of Aldermen.
That’s City Administrator Dave Van Dee. The site Magruder is looking at covers 370 acres. The Planning & Zoning Commission recommended denial of the request, but Van Dee said some of their concerns have been addressed since they held that discussion. The Board of Aldermen has three options on the request – they can uphold the planning and zoning recommendation and deny the request, they can overrule P&Z and approve it, or they can send the issue back to planning for further consideration.
They’ll also discuss the possibility of using eminent domain to take some property they need for access to the Twin Oaks lift station. As the city upgrades their system, they need to come into full compliance with code. Currently that site does not have a permanent, all-weather access road. Ongoing negotiations with the property owner have not been successful so far.
City Administrator Dave Van Dee says the site has 111 steps and a concrete ramp for access – both down a very steep incline. The city currently has a five-foot easement on the land in question for sewer lines. They want to expand that to put in the access road.
Tonight’s meeting begins at 6pm in Lake Ozark City Hall.