(Updated September 14, 2017)

Two bills fail, smoking ordinance debated again

OSAGE BEACH – It’s unusual that the Board of Aldermen will say no to a bill that is brought before them but last week they did just that – twice – and neither bill had a chance.

The first failure came with Bill Number 17-64: “An Ordinance of the City of Osage Beach, Missouri, authorizing the Mayor to execute contract OB17-018 with Vance Brothers for the Parkway West Micro-Surfacing.”

Nicholas Edelman, Public Works Director, explained the project in his report to the board.

“This project is to Micro Seal Osage Beach Parkway West of the Grand Glaize Bridge…The City has been trying to improve the maintenance of Osage Beach Parkway after accepting it from MoDOT. The citizens and business owners commented during the Osage Beach Parkway West Study that they would like the roadway maintained. We have increased the mowing on the parkway this year. This project is the next step we planned on taking in terms of maintenance. Microseals generally last 5 to 7 years. We have had good luck with seal coats in the past.”

A discussion began on the difference in micro-sealing and slurry seal with micro-sealing a step above a regular slurry seal, a city spokesman told the board.

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MSHP: No fatalities over holiday

LAKE OF THE OZARKS – The Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP) has released the traffic and boating figures for the Labor Day Weekend period and there were no drownings during that holiday.

Troop F troopers participated in Operation C.A.R.E. (Crash Awareness & Reduction Effort) from Friday, September 1, 2017, through Monday September 4, 2017, meaning every available officer was on the road enforcing traffic laws and assisting motorists.

Troop F investigated 50 traffic crashes that included eight injuries and one fatality. Troopers made 11 DWI arrests and 12 drug arrests.

The patrol did work four boating accidents during the counting period.

Troopers assigned to Lake of the Ozarks worked extended shifts -12 hours - during the Labor Day weekend. There were zero boating fatalities over the 2017 Labor Day holiday period in Troop F.

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Sign ordinance may change

CAMDENTON - The city has once again addressed the issue of a sign ordinance.

Dennis Croxton, the city’s Building Official/Zoning Inspector explained to the board in his report why the changes were necessary.

“On June 18, 2015, the United States Supreme Court decided the case of Reed, et al. vs. Town of Gilbert, Arizona and determined when municipalities may impose content-based restrictions on signage. The decision also clarified the level of constitutional scrutiny that should be applied to content-based restrictions on speech. Gilbert, Arizona’s sign ordinance imposed greater restrictions on signs advertising religious services than signs that displayed “political” or “ideological” messages. The Supreme Court found that this ordinance did not pass strict scrutiny and was imposing content-based restrictions on free speech. This is illegal.

“Therefore, the City of Camdenton finds it necessary to revise our sign ordinance to be as content neutral as possible. This revision should also bring our sign ordinance into alignment with our comprehensive plan ‘Destination Camdenton’ and hopefully it will be more user friendly…”

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Chamber seeking nominees for 2017 Chamber Awards

LAKE OZARK - Do you know a business, organization, or individual that goes above and beyond to contribute to our community?
Then consider recognizing their efforts by nominating them for one of the Lake Area Chamber of Commerce’s 2017 Chamber Awards.

The Lake Area Chamber will recognize individuals, businesses, and organizations in five categories: Distinguished Citizen of the Year, Young Professional of the Year, Small Business of the Year, Large Business of the Year, and Non-Profit of the Year.

Nominees for the Small Business, Large Business, and Non-Profit categories must be a Lake Area Chamber member in good standing.

Nominees for the Young Professional of the Year must be part of the Lake Area Chamber’s Young Professionals at the Lake, and must represent a Lake Area Chamber member business in good standing.

Nominees in the Distinguished Citizen category must live or work in the Lake area, and show commitment and outstanding service to the community through the contribution of ideas and initiation and completion of projects for the betterment of the community.

The winners of the 2017 Chamber Awards will be recognized during the Lake Area Chamber Annual Fall Dinner on Friday, October 27, at the Lodge of Four Seasons. All nominations must be submitted by no later than Friday, September 15.

For more information, or to submit a nomination, visit their website at www.lakeareachamber.com, or call the Chamber office at (573) 964-1008.

Sponsors needed for October CADV brunch

LAKE OF THE OZARKS - The 16th annual Citizens Against Domestic Violence Brunch will be held October 17, 2017 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at The Lodge of Four Seasons Campana Hall in Lake Ozark.

Business and individual sponsorships, and restaurants to serve food are needed to make this event a success.

The theme this year is “Favorite Sports Team.” About 400 people are expected to attend the event which includes a buffet of what the best Lake-area restaurants have to offer.

Each year, table sponsors go all out to decorate tables according to the theme. The program includes victim testimonials and information about how CADV helps victims in the Lake of the Ozarks community.

Mike Clayton, of Mike & Stacy in The Morning on Mix 92.7, will EMCEE the event. The Brunch coincides with October's Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
Sponsorships for the brunch are available. A $1,000 Platinum Sponsorship level includes a reserved table (eight tickets), access to being first in line for the food and a bottle of wine.

Platinum Sponsors will be recognized in pre-event promotions, will have a logo displayed at the brunch as well as be recognized prominently at the event.
A $500 Gold Sponsor will receive a table at the brunch (eight tickets), have a logo displayed at the brunch as well as be prominently recognized at the event and in pre-event releases to local media.

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