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Board of Aldermen
Upcoming Board of Aldermen Meetings:

July 5 ~ 6:00 p.m.
July 19 ~ 6:00 p.m.
August 2 ~ 6:00 p.m.
August 16 ~ 6:00 p.m.

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Recent Board Meeting Highlights:

  • Mayor and Board of Aldermen held a special workshop – their annual Advanced Session – to discuss what goals and strategic items to set for the upcoming year. The meeting began with discussion on the results from last year’s session, review of our form of government, the roles of the Mayor, Board of Aldermen, City Administrator, Department Managers, City Staff, and the Community. Goals and strategic topics for the upcoming year included Economic Development, Taxing Options and other City Growth Strategies involving Annexation, Communication to the Mayor and Board of Aldermen, Citizen Input and Engagement, and Department Metrics.

  • Awarded $3,000 from the Event Support Program to Benne Media for the annual Aquapalooza event to be held July 21st.

  • Executed an agreement reappointing William Washburn as the City Municipal Judge.

Click here to see a complete list of Board actions on our website.
The City hit its mid-year point for FY2018 on June 30th at approximately 40% overall budgeted revenues and expenditures realized to date. The City’s total expenditure budget for FY2018 is $28.5 million. Timing differences do occur in both revenues and expenditures as incoming and outgoing monies do not materialize equally over the fiscal year. Historically, more revenues are collected in the second half of the year due to several factors, one example is the seasonality of our sales tax and other user fees.

Sales tax is monitored monthly as it represents much of the revenue for the City. For the FY2018 budget, sales tax represents 57% of budgeted revenues with Fees & Services representing 35%; which include water fees, sewer fees, just to name a few. As of June 1st, sales tax collection was 3.6% less than FY2017 collections for the period of January – June. We also compare our collections to that of State activity. According to a State Sales Tax Revenue update in May 2018, the State of Missouri Sales Tax YTD gross increase was 1.9%. Comparing the same July 2017 – May 2018 period our gross YTD increase was 3.6%. This is positive news! As stated above, historically for the City the last half of the year collections are increased due to several factors.

The FY2017 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) has been completed and we are pleased to report the City received a clean or unmodified report! The audit states that “the financial statements present fairly, in all material aspects, the financial position of the activities and funds of the City as of December 31, 2017, and the respective changes in its financial position and cash flows for the years then ended in conformity with GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles).” The financial statements and information presented in the report is the responsibility of City Management. Williams Keepers LLC audited the financial statements in accordance with GAAP for all the City’s governmental activities as well as the business-like activities, which include our water and sewer systems, the ambulance service, and both airports.

Each year the City Treasurer’s Office submits the City’s CAFR to the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) of the United States and Canada for participation in the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting program. The City has once again received this achievement award for the 2016 CAFR. We are proud to state that this was our 18 th award for excellence in financial reporting!

This is a true statement to the highly educated and professional staff the City employs!

My office is dedicated to effectively managing the City’s day to day operations and to the responsible management of our budget. Please do not hesitate to contact me for further information.
New Businesses, New Locations or New Owners of Existing Businesses
Listing from east to west City limits:

*Pessada Holdings, LLC ~ 4051 OB Pkwy

*Colette Home Redesign/Staging ~ 4306 OB Pkwy

*Encore Hair & Nail Salon ~ 1060 OB Rd

*Jersey Dogs ~ 4540 OB Pkwy

*Friends Doin' Taxes ~ 1005 Jeffries Rd, Unit 3

*J Bruners Restaurant (New Owners) ~ 5166 OB Pkwy

* DEM-n-I Salon, LLC ~ 5175 OB Pkwy

*Releve Dance Academy, LLC ~ 5746 Cobblestone Dr
GET TO KNOW YOUR
CITY EMPLOYEES...
Kimberly Ingham
Civil Engineer
Mackenzie Rielly
Communications Officer
Russ Hogan
Paramedic
10 Years of Service
Russ is a part-time Paramedic for the City. Russ was awarded his 10 year service pin by Mayor John Olivarri, City Administrator Jeana Woods, Ambulance Supervisor Floyd Handy and Police Chief Todd Davis.

Fun Facts ~

My favorite thing about working for the City: I know I am helping the community and I enjoy that.

One thing about me people may not know: I work 3 jobs as a Paramedic, I work for the City of Osage Beach, I work as a Flight Paramedic at Staff for Life, and I work as a Paramedic at Lake Regional Emergency Room.
Kevin Rucker
Alderman
10 Years of Service
Kevin has proudly served the City of Osage Beach for 10 years as an Alderman for Ward I. Kevin received his service award from Mayor John Olivarri.
Building Department News!
4th of July Safety Tips!
The start of summer is the perfect time to gather with family and friends for good food and fun times. This year, celebrate the adoption of the Declaration of Independence in a safe way. Our 4th of July safety tips cover a few key summer safety topics to keep you and your family safe this holiday.
Sparkler & Fireworks Safety
More than 50,000 fires are caused by fireworks every year. Take the proper precautions when operating fireworks.

• Never disassemble or try to make your own fireworks.

• Don’t point sparklers, or fireworks at yourself or others, especially while they’re being lit.

• Only light fireworks on the ground and in areas that are dry and fire resistant.

• Don’t attempt to light multiple devices at the same time.

• Never allow young children to handle fireworks or sparklers.

• Always keep a portable fire extinguisher and a water hose or buckets of water nearby in case of fire.
Water Activity Safety
As July is one of the hottest months of the year, many families turn to water activities to beat the heat. However, even fun water activities have serious risks if the proper precautions aren’t taken.

• Review safe boating practices.

• Never consume alcohol while driving a boat.

• Before boating, always check that there are enough life preservers on hand for every passenger.

• Set water safety rules for your family.

• Pools should be enclosed completely with a fence to restrict access to the area. Consider installing wireless outdoor sensors that will alert you via phone or with a chime inside your home if the sensors are activated.

• Keep a first aid kit near the pool.
Grilling Safety
July is one of the peak months for grilling fires. Enjoy grilling your favorite meals this summer while also keeping your family safe.

• Check gas grill hoses for cracks, holes and leaks.

• Keep children away from grills. Gas leaks, blocked tubes, and propane tanks can be a cause of grill fires and explosions.

• Never grill indoors, in the garage, in any enclosed area or on a surface that might catch fire.

• Keep the grill at least two feet away from decks, siding, branches and any outdoor equipment that can catch fire quickly.
If you follow these simple 4th of July safety tips, your entire family will be sure to have a safe and memorable holiday.
Updates From Your Public Works Department
Public Works Busy with "Ground" Work
Public Works continues to mow and weed eat along our City streets. If you notice an intersection that needs to be trimmed, please contact us at 573.302.2020.
  • Striping of Three Seasons Road and Nichols Road will begin within the next few weeks.

THANK YOU CAMDEN COUNTY ROAD & BRIDGE DEPARTMENT
FOR THE OVERLAY PROJECT ON THREE SEASONS ROAD!

  • Columbia College water tower is currently being painted. There should not be water issues due to this; however, if you are experiencing a water issue, contact Public Works.
  • Bentwood Drive sidewalk improvements are completed. Asphalt replacement has gone out for bid.
  • We will be overlaying from Highway 54 to a location near OB Elementary. This project has also gone out for bid.
  • Sewer Department has finished moving the sewer line in preparation for the next phase of the Mace Road roundabout project.
  • Sewer station maintenance and preventative measures are currently in progress.

COURT CLERKS COMING TOGETHER
TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
In May, the Missouri Association of Court Administration held their annual Professional Development Conference at Tan Tara. Each year MACA members form a Civic committee and chose an organization to be the recipient of their fundraising efforts. American Cancer Society was chosen this year. American Cancer Society representative, Seth Freeman, was on hand to give information to the 400+ court clerks/administrators and prosecutor clerks regarding sun protection, cancer detection and prevention. The clerks statewide participated in creating and donating raffle baskets which were drawn for on the final day of conference. In total, the group generated a donation of $1,966.00 in just 2 ½ days. Below is a photo of the Civic Chairperson, Osage Beach Municipal Court Clerk Michelle Taylor presenting Seth Freeman from American Cancer Society- Jefferson City with the donation.
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Elected Officials:

Alderman Greg Massey ~ Ward I
Alderman Kevin Rucker ~ Ward I
Alderman Jeff Bethurem ~ Ward II
Alderman Phyllis Marose ~ Ward II
Alderman Richard Ross ~ Ward III
Alderman Tom Walker ~ Ward III

Management Team:

City Administrator ~ Jeana Woods
Asst. City Administrator ~ Mike Welty
Building Official ~ Ron White
City Attorney ~ Edward Rucker
City Clerk ~ Cynthia Lambert
City Planner ~ Cary Patterson
City Treasurer ~ Karri Bell
Police Chief ~ Todd Davis
Public Works Director ~ Nick Edelman
Airport Manager ~ Ty Dinsdale
Human Resource Generalist ~ Cindy Leigh
IT Manager ~ Kellie Atkins
Parks & Recreation Manager ~ Matt Vandevoort
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