We feel compelled to send you our thoughts on the recently addressed waterfront noise issues at the lake. We have been seeking help from any agency that would listen for five out of our last seven years as full time Lake of the Ozarks residents. County Commissioner, Mr. Cliff Luber, stated that he felt the noise issue at the lake was a minor problem since only two establishments have been sited recently. This is far from the reality of this issue. We will only speak to our own community which has tried to resolve the noise issue amiably with the waterfront bar in our cove.
We live in Standing Rock Cove and have tried to lessen the noise from the outdoor entertainment at Bulldog’s Beach House for five out of seven years. (Yes, we were here first.)
Our first attempt was to talk directly with the owner to try to see if we could find some middle ground on this issue. This was unsuccessful. Following several communications with the County Commissioners, Sheriff’s Department and Water Patrol, we have come to the realization that no one has put this issue in their top agenda items.
Many of your recent articles dealing with the current legal battles being waged at the lake on this topic have addressed matters such as property values, residential rights, business concerns, etc. and we would like to let you know that we also have those same concerns.
It seems that only those matters that end up in court are publicized, however, we feel that we are the silent majority who would do anything to make this problem go away.
We feel that every summer weekend should not only be for the local establishments but for the property owner’s enjoyment as well. When you have to hide inside your own home to carry on a conversation and entertain your guests, let alone try and go to sleep, you are being held hostage to the unrestricted noise pollution of local outdoor entertainment venues. Since years have gone by without any results from any agency, one has a tendency to give up. We believe there are many residents like ourselves who have spoken up for so long without being heard that there is a feeling of defeat.
It is our hope now that this issue is gaining momentum something will be done.