The Reporter covers Miller, Morgan and Camden County in Central Missouri's Lake of the Ozarks and is published once per week on Wednesdays.


Published February 12, 2020

County changes weather policy

CAMDEN COUNTY - The county commissioners have announced a change to its inclement weather policy concerning courthouse employees.

According to a release from the Camden County Commission, the past policy took into consideration the approximately 1,000 miles of winding lake roads that traverse steep hills and some potentially dangerous creek crossings.

In addition to that, the difficulty the County Road and Bridge Department faces in plowing and clearing these roads along with concern for the safety of non-essential county employees, the administration building would close when the Camdenton R-III Schools closed.

This system generally functioned well until this year, the commission said. The unpredictable nature of mid-Missouri weather has caused the practice to become unwieldy and cumbersome.

Due to those reasons, the county has changed its inclement weather policy.

The Camden County Administration Building will no longer close due to inclement weather, regardless of whether the Camdenton R-III schools close or not.

Future closures will only result from a specific directive from the Camden County Commission.

The new policy took effect last Monday, February 3.

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