Local issues with the Missouri Department of Natural Resources are now in the hands of Missouri Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder. Kinder held a forum last night at Osage Beach city hall and heard often about MoDNR and their poor public relations campiagn when it comes to E. coli.
Osage Beach Mayor Penny Lyons addressed the MoDNR’s handling of the quarry issue off of Wood River Road, specifically House Bill 89 which put the burden of proof of potential damage from quarrying on the residents instead of the limestone company. Kinder says he will look at the matter.
Camden County Presiding Commissioner Kris Franken also asked about MoDNR’s slow moving approval system for septics and environmental degredation permits, another issue Kinder says he will look into. He says there may be something that he can do.