On Aug. 28, 2007, agents of Lebanon businessman Robert Plaster filed a petition with the Stone County Commission to incorporate Plaster-owned property near Table Rock Lake as a village. Until that moment only a handful of people were aware that three months earlier the Missouri General Assembly had passed a law making it possible for a single landowner to declare his property as a village to avoid local land-use restrictions.
Letter: Bad laws could be result of sloppy lawmaking
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