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Published May 27, 2020

Camdenton purchases 1.6 acres for city park

CAMDENTON – The city will be expanding their park with the recent purchase of 1.6 acres.

The purchase of the property was approved by the Board of Aldermen at last week’s meeting where both readings of the proposal were passed.

The 1.6-acre tract of land adjoining the city park became available for sale and once the city found out about it, they entered into negotiations to purchase the property and add the land to the city park.

The city was able to get the land for $32,000. The property is located almost directly across from the tennis courts and the skate park.

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

• Approved an agreement with Lake Aviation Center LLC for a Fixed Base Operator (FBO) for the Camdenton Memorial Lake Regional Airport. Lake aviation is the current FBO at the airport.
• Approved a contract with Capital Paving for the 2020 Street Overlay Project. The city received only the one bid for $99,156.75.
• Approved an easement agreement with Dickerson Building, LLC. This will allow the occupants of the Dickerson Building to park on city owned property. The city explained the situation to the board.

“This easement is for the area behind the old ‘Jack’s Sporting Goods’ building next to our ‘Night Hawk Building’. We acquired the area behind Jacks, as well as behind the Night Hawk when we purchased the Night Hawk Building from the Fosters. Jack Dickerson believed he had purchased the area behind his building from Buford Foster several years ago, but the legal description may have been messed up. Jack Dickerson wanted us to give him this area, but we do not think that is in our interest. The Dickerson family and their attorney have been discussing this situation with us and our attorney for several months. In an effort to resolve the situation and assist the Dickerson’s, we believe an easement to be a good solution. We still retain ownership of the property and they can use it for parking.”

• Re-adopted Ordinance 2625-17 which deals with zoning. Basically this cleaned up some of the language in the old ordinance.

Like many meetings these days, the Board of Aldermen meeting was broadcast live on the city’s Facebook page so those who fear to go out can still “attend” the meeting and hear what the city is doing.

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