City Administrator's Monthly Report
Published December 8, 2017
Current Updates to the Mayor and Board of Aldermen from the Office of the City Administrator
The following City Administrator's Report is respectively submitted to the Mayor and Board of Aldermen as a tool to report highlights from the Office of the City Administrator as well as other department's activities from the month prior as well as looking ahead to the next month. This report is provided and made available to the Management Team, media, general public, and other interested parties to provide information as well.

Be sure to check out the most recent Direct Connection Newsletter for additional information including important dates, notices, and events from the City of Osage Beach published for the citizens and visitors on a bi-monthly basis.

Mayor and Board of Aldermen,

It has been a pleasure working with each of you this past year and serving our wonderful community. I wish you and your family a very, merry Christmas and a happy New year!

Best wishes... Jeana L Woods CPA
Holiday Closings...
City Hall will be closed and other non-essential personnel will be off for the following days for the Christmas and New Year's holidays:
Monday, December 25
Monday, January 1
FY2018 Operating Budget
The FY2018 budget process is coming to a close. The First Reading of Bill 17.80 was approved, as amended, as follows. Request to approve the Second Reading is scheduled for December 21, 2017. Total FY2018 operating expenditures budgeted for the City are $28,571,180, down 6.7% from FY2017.

Governmental Funds:
General Fund $ 7,355,523
CIT Fund $ 2,521,000
Transportation Fund $ 5,559,315
Enterprise Funds:
Water Fund $ 4,740,161
Sewer Fund $ 3,280,759
Ambulance Fund $ 623,465
Lee C Fine Airport Fund $ 919,462
Grand Glaize Airport Fund $ 555,495
Component Units:
Prewitt's Point TIF Fund $ 2,309,000
Dierbergs TIF $ 707,000

As stated in City Code and dictated by State Statutes, a balance budget shall be adopted by the Board of Aldermen prior to the first day of the fiscal year, January 1.
Sales Tax Update
Sales Tax Revenue represents a majority of the City's revenue source, 57% projected in the FY2018 overall budget, with Fees & Service Charges coming in second, 35% projected in the FY2018 overall budget.

Sales Tax collections for FY2017 have come in at 4.2% above FY2016 collections and at $4,793,024, is just 0.1% shy of coming in at budget. This year's Sales Tax collections trended a bit better than the overall Sate's sales tax which showed an increase of 2.7% over the previous year (source: Jim R Moody & Associates, Consultant).

For FY2018 we are projecting a conservative increase of 2.0%.

View the latest report HERE.
Economic Development
There are many aspects of economic development that the City is involved, from assisting developers with project planning, event support, efforts to attract and retain business, incentive program design and maintenance, infrastructure development, along with activities which embraces a regional approach through our partnerships with our other community groups including the active involvement with LOREDC (Lake of the Ozarks Regional Economic Development Council) and the LOCLG (Lake of the Ozarks Council of Local Governments). The City has many initiatives that make Osage Beach a great place to visit and live.
(Lake of the Ozarks Regional Economic Development Council)
Visit the website HERE.

Annual Meeting - Thursday, January 25, 8AM, at Tan Tar A; Keynote Speaker - Rob Dixon, Missouri Director of Economic Development
(Lake of the Ozarks Council of Local Government)
Visit the website HERE.

With an annual planning grant from EDA, the LOCLG worked closely with their Economic Development Advisory Committee (EDAC) to identify priorities and projects that will be implemented from the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) each year. The CEDS covers the region's economic strategies.

The City has been asked to identify actions within the different strategies that we will assist in implementing. The strategies and those identified actions will be presented to the Board of Aldermen along with a resolution of support in January.

View the final document - CEDS 2017
Department Highlights
Leaf Pick Up Team
Leaf Team 1
  • For a complete view of Public Works Projects, view the Project Status Report HERE.
  • LEAF PICK UP - Leaf pick up began on November 27 on both sides of town and the department estimates they are approximately 25% into the annual project. Citizens are encouraged to use the recyclable Brown Bags available at no cost. Curbside pick up of the bags will take place all season as needed. Bags are available at Public Works and at City Hall for citizens. In the meantime, city crews will continue to move through the city with the leaf vac trucks. Continuous updates will be posted on Facebook as to the status of the project.
  • HOLIDAY LIGHTS - Holiday lights are not just IN the park, but also along the Osage Beach Parkway. The Public Works Department has installed 49 displays along the parkway in collaboration with our businesses who supply the space and the power.
  • DUDE RANCH ROAD SIDEWALKS - Work on Dude Ranch Road sidewalks began the first week of December.
  • STORM DRAINAGE WORK - Two storm drainage projects will be started soon; Cedar Village Lane and Stonebrook Subdivision.

  • Destruction of approved records will be taking place by an outside company on December 5. Several employees from Public Works will be on hand to assist with some heavy lifting.
  • View the Project Overview Report HERE.

  • The Holiday Light Park is open! The park is up and bright with thousands of lights and we expect over 3,000 visitors this season. So far, vehicle count it up over last year by nearly 100. Matt and his crew has done a wonderful job but not without the help from other departments. Employees from other departments have been more than willing to assist Matt from the beginning!
  • The final piece of the most recent LWCF Grant Project at Peanick Park has been completed. The water fountain has been completed, which will be winterized and ready to go for the spring of 2018.
Shop with a Cop 2017
Shop with a Cop 2017
  • SHOP WITH A COP - The first of two Shop with a Cop events took place this week. Several Osage Beach officers and other Osage Beach police employees will be accompanied by Conservation Agents and Highway Patrol Officers to not only make Christmas a bit brighter for a group of kids in our community but to create a long-lasting positive relationship with law enforcement. These two events would not be possible without the generous donations from the community through the Special Police Projects, the wonderful partnerships with Target and Walmart, the dedicated men and women of the PD, and the collaborative working relationships with our surrounding agencies.
  • Testing for four open positions in the 911 Comm Center will take place next week and testing for two open positions in the PD will take place the first week in January.

  • Total value of construction permitted in through November 2017 is $26.26 million, up from $10.16 million this time last year.
  • View the Valuation of Construction Permitted Report HERE.

  • Candidate filing begins December 12 and continues until January 16. The following are up for election on April 3: Mayor Olivarri, Alderman Rucker Ward 1, Alderman Marose Ward 2, Alderman Walker Ward 3, and City Collector Berry.

  • Currently there are 7 full time and 1 part time position open at various stages in the process. We are confident these will be filled in a timely manner.
  • Several employee activities are upcoming. Department Christmas decorating contest is underway along with various snack days and a city wide gift exchange. The departments, some have joined together, have created themed offices for the Christmas and will be judged by the Mayor in the upcoming week. Please stop by the offices and check out our creativity!
  • MARK YOUR CALENDARS - Employee Appreciation Dinner will be held at Tan Tar A, Friday, January 19!
Employee Service Awards
We recognize 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, and 30 year service awards. Congratulations to all those committed to serve!

In DECEMBER ~ Congratulations to Sgt. Travis Morley
for 10 Years of Service!