The Camden County planning director couldn’t have stated it more plainly, but we’ll try.


The Camden County planning director couldn’t have stated it more plainly, but we’ll try.
“Public participation is crucial to developing a long-range plan for growth and development in the lake area,” Chris Hall said in a story in Tuesday’s paper. “This is the opportunity to get involved and plan for the future of the Lake Area Planning and Zoning District.”
There are a number of residents, developers, builders and others who have complained vociferously about the rules and regulations of the current Camden  County Master Plan. Chances are, they were silent the first time the plan was developed.
So we say to them – and all other residents with concerns about development from the shoreline back (read that as not?about wakes on the water) – this is your chance to vocalize your opinions.
The volunteers who make up the Camden County Planning Commission don’t volunteer their time because they have nothing better to do, they do it because of a deep-rooted concern for their neighborhoods and yours, the lake and its entire environment.
There will be a number of meetings held around the county over the next few months where residents, second homeowners and others can tell the commission the direction they want it to proceed.
The first was yesterday in the Camden County Courthouse. On Wednesday, Aug. 27, the meeting will move to the Osage Beach/Lake Ozark area. The meeting will start at 7 p.m. at Christ the King Lutheran Church on Bagnell Dam  Blvd.
We encourage you to attend and speak up or forever hold your peace.