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Published December 29, 2021

Board approves school request for one-way street

CAMDENTON – A section of Oklahoma Street is now a one-way street.

Last week the Board of Aldermen voted to approve a request from the Camdenton School District to make the street one-way from South Highway 5 to Minor Street.

The change was made because the school district said congestion is becoming a problem so they came up with a plan to help alleviate the congestion and part of that plan is to make that small part of Oklahoma Street one-way. 

A plan was also released to parents to show them where they need to go to pick up and drop off a student.

Dogwood families will use either the one-way Oklahoma Street or Minor Street to enter the school’s “shared parking lot” and will use the middle of the lot and exit from the top of the parking lot onto Minor Street.

Middle School families will enter from South Business Route 5 onto Oklahoma Street and into the shared parking lot (bottom section) and exit back onto South Business Route 5 via Laker Drive.

The School is attempting to create a smooth traffic flow and eliminate the congestion that now takes place. This new plan will begin on January 4, 2022.

In other business at last week’s Board of Aldermen meeting:

The city received seven bids to paint the tower with MaGuire coming in below the city’s estimate.

The company will clean, repair and paint the tower.

The city has been advertising to fill the position since July of this year.

Etheridge has been in law enforcement in the past but is not currently up to date on his POST License due to continuing education training.

The city agreed that his past experience in law enforcement and the military would make him a good fit for the Community Service Officer.

Once in the position the city will assist him in obtaining the POST training needed to re-activate his Class A Peace Officers License.

The Board of Aldermen also discussed the idea of redistricting the wards due to uneven populations.

After the recent published census numbers it appeared the city’s three wards were not equally divided by population. This redistricting would make the populations of the three wards more equal.

The board agreed with the idea for the city will move forward on the process to redistrict, which will include a published notice and then will be brought back to the board for final approval.

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