1. What is the Joint Land Use Study?
The Joint Land Use Study (JLUS) is a cooperative planning effort between Camp Crowder and the surrounding communities that examines the way the Fort operates and the way the lands surrounding the Camp are growing.  The study’s purpose is to ensure the National Guard training missions can continue without degrading the public health, safety, and welfare or the qualify of life of its neighbors, while ensuring that compatible economic development continues to in the region.
 
2. Why is the JLUS Important?
The military is undergoing an important transformation to face today’s new mission and training. The JLUS helps to support this transformation by ensuring that new growth in the areas around Camp Crowder does not interfere with the ability to carry out the National Guard’s critical training mission here.
 
3. Will the Joint Land Use Study result in new or additional zoning requirements?
The JLUS does not result in any new or additional zoning or land use requirements.  It simply identifies the range of tools the community may wish to consider after the Study is complete.  Some communities do use traditional zoning techniques, like overlay zones or limited military zoning.  This technique was adopted in Johnson County, for example, but only in close proximity of Whiteman Air Force Base.  Others communities, however, wish to consider less restrictive tools like non-binding coordination agreements, signage indicating areas of noise or impact, or real estate disclosures to protect their community’s military or National Guard installations.  What tools, if any, are implemented in this community are entirely up to this community and the elected local government leaders, and are not dictated by the JLUS.
 
4. How can I participate and stay informed?
First, we welcome any and all input.  Comments can be submitted to the consultant team at any time.  Second, we are collecting citizen surveys through November 15, 2013.  These can be filled out and submitted online by clicking on the Survey link on the Home Page.  In addition, you may contact Jason Ray, the JLUS Project Manager for the HST Coordinating Council at (417) 649-6400 to receive a hard copy survey.  Third, public input sessions are being held throughout the JLUS process.  The first was held at Neosho High School on October 1st.  The “What’s Next” announcement on the Home Page will be updated as these are scheduled.
 
 
5. What is the nature of training and overall operations at Camp Crowder?
Camp Crowder has provided the following information describing its current training environment - CLICK HERE.