Wed. Feb 21st, 2024
A proposal to amend the zoning code in the City of Lake Ozark to allow more short-term rentals drew dozens to a Planning and Zoning Committee meeting this week.
In the end the panel decided table the proposal at the Wednesday night meeting after most in the crowd voiced opposition to allowing nightly rentals in districts designated as R-One and R- Two Residential.
The idea of allowing more such rentals had support from Mayor Dennis Newberry and some members of the city’s Transportation Committee who say it could yield much needed fee and tax revenue to the city which needs funds to better maintain and, in some cases, overhaul roads.
But all but one member of the public commenting voiced strong opposition to the change citing horror stories about damages and nuisances caused by short term renters in other parts of the city.
That one speaker supporting the change blamed bad management for such problems.