(Updated February 21, 2018)

 

Work continues at Lee C. Fine

OSAGE BEACH – Work is progressing on improvements at the Lee C. Fine Memorial Airport with the approval of a State Block Grant Agreement with the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission (MHTC)

Phase 1 of the reconstruction of the taxiway at the airport has been completed and at the February 1 Board of Aldermen meeting a contract for the engineering services for Phase 2, with Crawford, Murphy & Tilly, Inc. (CMT) was approved.

CMT will do the design services only. Actual construction, along with bids for the work will take place in the future.

The overall project will include:

• Demolishing and reconstruction of Taxiway Alpha between Taxiway Bravo and Taxiway Charlie.
• Demolishing and reconstruction of Taxiway Alpha between Taxiway Bravo and Taxiway Alpha 1.
• Demolishing and reconstruction of Taxiway Alpha 1 in a new location, coincidental with the end of Runway 22.

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Hazard Mitigation meeting Feb. 26

MORGAN COUNTY – The Lake of the Ozarks Council of Local Governments (LOCLG) will be hosting the third meeting of a series of public meetings to gain public input into the local multi-jurisdictional hazard mitigation plan for Morgan County.

The meeting is planned for Monday, February 26, 2018 at 6 p.m. at the Morgan County Justice Center 211 East Newton Street Versailles, MO.

Mitigation actions from the current plan will be evaluated along with discussions about any new mitigation actions.

Missouri has experienced twenty-three natural disasters declarations in the past twenty years. These natural disasters can lead to loss of life, property damages, loss of essential services, loss of critical facilities and economic disruption.

The time and money spent on recovering from a natural disaster can also exhaust additional resources both personally and community wide.

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Auditor section added to county website

CAMDEN COUNTY - Camden County Auditor Jimmy Laughlin has added an Auditor’s section to the county’s website.

“I feel like the people of Camden County need to have access to information about this important office,” Laughlin said. “Those who pay taxes deserve to know how their money is spent.”

Included is a mission statement and short summary of the responsibilities of the office.

“The mission of the Camden County Auditor’s Office under the direction of Auditor Jimmy Laughlin is to promote and provide transparency in the government financial processes, in addition to monitoring appropriate expenditures and providing financial accountability of tax dollars to the citizens of Camden County.”

A list of the responsibilities of the office is also on the page along with links to past audit reports (2014, 2015, 2016) and the county budgets for 2016 and 2017.

The 2018 budget will be posted soon as well as the most recent audit report, Laughlin said.

“My goal is to provide information and encourage anyone with questions or suggestions to give me a call at the courthouse,” said Laughlin.

The county website can be found at www.camdenmo.org
 

DNR: No TCE present in city’s active wells

CAMDENTON - The Missouri Department of Natural Resources (DNR) recently released its report concerning all three currently active public wells serving the City of Camdenton.

The report notes that the city’s water meets safe drinking water standards.

Multiple years of sampling has demonstrated TCE is not present. Results of all sampling back to 1997 can be found on the department’s Drinking Water Watch website at https://dnr.mo.gov/DWW/

All public drinking water systems in the state of Missouri have trained system operators who collect samples and send them to the Missouri Department of Natural Resources’ laboratory in Jefferson City for analysis.

Annually in April, the City of Camdenton collects samples from the three active public drinking water wells serving the city of Camdenton (Blair Heights, Hickory and North Rodeo).

The department analyzes these samples for volatile organic compounds.

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