The minutes for meetings that occurred between Jan. 9, 2017 and April 4, 2017 can be accessed at camdenmo.org on the left side of the website under the quick links tab, along with meeting minutes from previous years. For the year 2016, minutes are available for meetings that took place between Jan. 4, 2016 and June 3, 2016.

Minutes for Camden County Commission meetings in 2017 are now available online.

The minutes for meetings that occurred between Jan. 9, 2017 and April 4, 2017 can be accessed at camdenmo.org on the left side of the website under the quick links tab, along with meeting minutes from previous years. For the year 2016, minutes are available for meetings that took place between Jan. 4, 2016 and June 3, 2016.

In early March, private citizens of Camden County met with the commission regarding a state audit and also questioned the commission on the lack of information available at the time, specifically the posting of minutes.

The commission said they were currently working with Huber & Associates, as well as a private citizen, on updating the website after a suspected security breach in September 2016 had shut down most of the courthouse networks for several months when state and federal investigators seized computer equipment and servers.

Some sections of the website have still not been updated since June 2016.

In a Facebook comment on a post on the Lake Sun’s page in mid-March, Second District Commissioner Don Williams said, “regarding the county’s website, I have spoken to a person who is willing to get it back in operation and back up to date as soon as possible - for free.”

The commission is currently attending the Missouri Association of Commissioners Conference.

Local engineer, James Rericha, also pitched the commission on publishing information on its website regarding water and sewer district information, connection fees, sets of standards and information for potential developers, which the commission is still mulling over.

On March 27, 2017, the commission voted to approve all minutes from Feb. 16, 2016 until present, after an apparent back log of minutes had been reviewed, but never officially approved by a vote. The commission has since voted to approve minutes as late as April 4, 2017.

Also in March, the commission voted to remove the clerk’s office as the minute meeting taker, instead appointing a member of the Human Resources department which falls under the commission’s purview. The commission has also voted to hire Lowther Johnson, LLC, a Springfield law firm, to handle all Sunshine Law requests and services on behalf of the executive office.