Lake of the Ozarks residents have been waiting to hear about the new Camden County master plan. On February 23 and 24, the county will host two "Community Visioning Workshops."
The County began a series of public meetings last summer as part of the whole revising process. The first meetings were held back in August of 2008. This second round of public meetings will begin this month with visioning workshops.
Anyone attending the visioning workshops will get to take part in a series of exercises that are intended to prioritize many major issues that impact the whole lake area. They will get to provide feedback to the draft committee and discuss what will define the future of planning and zoning in the county district.
The workshops will be facilitated by MACTEC Consulting Company Planners. They will oversee small group discussions about the unique characteristics of the Lake of the Ozarks. They will also discuss the area's corridors, rural communities, neighborhoods and natural resources. The workshops will be held to incorporate the findings of the earlier meetings from August and the information from the surveys that have been collected by the planning department.
Having a good comprehensive plan will promote rational and orderly development so that the Lake of the Ozarks will remain physically attractive while its natural and historic resources are preserved. Planning will help the lake area make wise decisions about which infrastructures to invest its money into, such as schools, roads, green space, parks, water & sewers and other facilities needed for a great quality of life.
Meetings will be Monday, February 23th from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Camden County Courthouse on the 3rd floor and Tuesday, February 24th from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Christ the King Lutheran Church at 1700 Bagnell Dam Blvd.