The Lake Ozark Board of Aldermen voted unanimously Tuesday night to “intervene” in the lawsuit filed by Relaxation, Inc., against RIS, Inc., regarding the Shoppes at Eagles’ Landing.


 

The Lake Ozark Board of Aldermen voted unanimously Tuesday night to “intervene” in the lawsuit filed by Relaxation, Inc., against RIS, Inc., regarding the Shoppes at Eagles’ Landing.

The board’s decision came during a 20-minute closed session as part of the group’s regular meeting. A short news release was issued Wednesday morning without additional details. City Attorney Roger Gibbons was in court Wednesday and could not be reached for further explanation.

Relaxation, Inc., owned by Mike and Linda Craig, is plaintiff in a lawsuit against RIS, Inc., owned by Gary Prewitt. The issue involves a small piece of property owned by RIS that also is part of a parking easement to adjacent property owned by the Craigs where a flea market is located.

The parties involved have failed to reach an agreement despite negotiations. An April 15 court ruling was not favorable toward RIS, and the Lake Ozark Board of Aldermen voted to pursue acquisition of the property through either eminent domain or purchase.

RIS maintains that the potential of the shopping center could be in peril if it is required to restore two parking easement areas to their original grade and dimensions.