A judge who presided over the case of John Q. Hammons and Four Seasons Lakesites officially takes charge of the case of Lazy Gators and Camden County.


On Wednesday, Judge B.C. Drumm was officially assigned to an injunction case over the zoning of the Lazy Gators property at the end of Sweet William Road on Horseshoe Bend.


A judge who presided over the case of John Q. Hammons and Four Seasons Lakesites officially takes charge of the case of Lazy Gators and Camden County.

On Wednesday, Judge B.C. Drumm was officially assigned to an injunction case over the zoning of the Lazy Gators property at the end of Sweet William Road on Horseshoe Bend.

Lazy Gators opened in 2009, in spite of the Camden County Planning and Zoning Commission ruling that the property next to Shady Gators, an on-the-water bar and grill, remain residentially zoned. Lazy Gators customers are considered guests at private parties that operate under Shady Gators’ catering license.

The Camden County Commission is seeking an injunction against Glacier Park Investments, Lazy Gators’ development company controlled by developer Gary Prewitt. The original judge, Stan Moore, recused himself from the case on April 13. On the same day, Prewitt attorney Christine Hutson filed a motion to shorten the time of the case and a motion to dismiss the case.

Lazy Gators will still open as scheduled for the summer. Glacier Park Investments, LLC may apply for rezoning and go through a hearing with the Camden County Planning and Zoning Commission again. A period of one year has expired since it last applied to have the property rezoned from residential to commercial.

Contact Lake Sun reporter Rance Burger at rance.burger@lakesunonline.com.