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Camden County Lake Area Planning & Zoning
Revision of Unified Land Use Code
By: Kimberly Willey, Administrator
August 24, 2015
The Camden County Commission and Planning & Zoning Commission pursuant to Article 1400 of the Unified Land Use Code (the “Code”) are moving forward with revisions to the Code. Camden County Planning & Zoning Department will be hosting three public forum/workshops to hear from residents within the Lake Area Planning & Zoning District, surveyors, engineers, realtors, title companies, and other interested parties. At the conclusion of the three workshops, the Planning & Zoning Administrator and the County’s Planning & Zoning Attorney will prepare a draft of the revised Code. The Planning & Zoning Commission will hold Public Hearings and make a recommendation on the revised Code to the County Commission for final approval or disapproval.
The initial public forum/workshops will be held on the following dates:
Wednesday, September 9, 2015 (5:00 PM to 7:00 PM)
Tuesday, September 22, 2015 (1:00 PM to 3:00 PM)
Saturday, September 26, 2015 (10:00 AM to Noon)
The public forum/workshops will be held at the Courthouse in the 3rd Floor Hearing Room.
The History of Camden County...
Camden County lies in the south central part of the State of Missouri, and is bordered by Morgan; Miller; Pulaski; Laclede; Dallas; Hickory; and Benton Counties. Camden County encompasses 655.2 square miles, or 419,330 acres.
The County was created by an act of the Legislature, and originally named "County of Kinderhook" after President Van Buren's residence. The Act was approved by Gov. Thomas Reynolds on January 29, 1841.
Accordingly, on the first Monday of March, 1841, Laban Ivy, David Fulbright and Miles Vernon, the county court justices met at the house of Thomas M. Pollard, and organized their court by electing Laban Ivy president. James N. B, Dodson was then appointed clerk of the court, and Martin Fulbright received his Commission from the governor of the State authorizing him to perform functions of the office of sheriff of the county, and William A. Pope was appointed assessor of revenues. The County organization was complete.
On February 23, 1843, the General Assembly of the State of Missouri changed the name of County of Kinderhook to the County of Camden.