by Janet Dabbs
Public works employee Brian Scheiter Tuesday, May 9 told Sunrise Beach board of trustees the recent severe rain and flooding event caused $900 in damage to city roads.
Both Jet Ski and Lake Shadow roads sustained water damage.
Scheiter also reported a new 20-mph sign was installed on Bear Bottom Road, and the city grass would be mowed in time for Memorial Day.
The city has received two applications for the position of a 24-hour a week, part-time public works employee. A tentative decision and hire date for the position may be announced as soon as Monday, May 15.
The board approved bidding out to put siding on the city hall building and garage.
Planning and zoning
The board also approved the re-appointment of Ken Gerardy to the Sunrise Beach Planning and Zoning Commission.
Sunrise Beach business owners Kent and Tricia Morris attended the meeting to discuss a request they made of the board in April. They asked that a road on their property, the Deepwater Inn, be vacated.
The road is listed on the county map, which shows a portion of the road running straight through a building.
Village Attorney Greg Williams said the village had no jurisdiction on the decision, and it was up to Camden County. Fourth-class cities such as Osage Beach have the authority to vacate roads, but since Sunrise Beach is a “village,” such action is prohibited.
After a recent public hearing, the board approved a recommendation by the P&Z commission for a variance request by Greg Gustafson, who owns property on Weems Point in Sunrise Beach.
Gustafson had requested the variance so he could build an addition on his property. Since the planned addition would encroach on the lot lines of Lot 4, Weems Point, which does not conform to city zoning, the variance was necessary to allow the construction.
The Sunrise Beach Police Department responded to 164 calls for service in April. The calls included 23 motorist/medical assists, 19 outside agency assists, 16 calls to watch/report/locate a suspicious vehicle/person, 14 school bus traffic assists, 10 warrants served/verified, nine follow-up investigations, eight calls to outside agencies, eight court/official duty/reports/trainings, six animal complaints, five arrests/assists, five stolen or recovered property/money/scams/fraud, four calls to remove debris, four alarm calls, three calls to assist outside agencies at an accident, three well-being checks, two calls each for abandoned vehicle/property, disturbing the peace/emotionally disturbed person, open doors found, property disputes, security patrol requests, traffic events, construction zone safety monitoring, and quarry blasting, and one each for assaults/fights/disorderly conduct, business closures, domestic disturbance, drug seizure/report/investigation, keep the peace, lock out assist, trash dumping/nuisances, and threat/stalking.
In the traffic division, the department issued nine warnings and 16 tickets. The tickets issued were nine for speeding, two for stop sign violations, two for following too close, and one each for careless and imprudent driving, driving while suspended/revoked, and no proof of insurance.
The village board’s next meeting is scheduled 6 p.m. Monday, June 12 at Sunrise Beach City Hall.