City Administrator's Monthly Report
Published November 3, 2017
Current Updates to the Mayor and Board of Aldermen from the Office of the City Administrator
The City Administrator's Report is a tool to report to the Mayor and Board of Aldermen 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.

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.

FY2018 Operating Budget
The first of four FY2018 Operating Budget Workshops is complete. I am very pleased with the progress made at the first workshop and the positive engagement between staff and the elected body. The next three meetings will take place on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, November 6-8, at 6 PM at City Hall.

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. The first reading of the FY2018 Operating Budget Bill, following a public hearing, is scheduled for December 7, 2017. The second and final reading will follow on December 21, 2017.
Sales Tax Update
Sales Tax Revenue represents most of the City's revenue source (56% projected in FY2018 overall in all funds). Collections through October 2017 are 2.4% more than last year. We are estimating to end FY2017 as projected in the budget. For FY2018 we are projecting a conservative increase of 2.0%.

View the latest report HERE.
October 2017 Sales Tax Chart
LOREDC Housing Study
A synopsis of the City of Osage Beach's data from the Lake of the Ozarks Regional Housing Study was presented to the Mayor and Board of Aldermen at the November 2 Board meeting. LOREDC is currently active in the implementation of the plan. To view the entire plan document 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.

Project Updates: Currently that are two new TIF projects, and potentially a third, in the works that will be great additions to not only our economy but the quality of life Osage Beach and the Lake area has to offer.

  • Arrowhead TIF - A $385 million, 226 acres, 8 phase project. Overall this project includes 120,000 sq. ft. of assisted living and skilled nursing facilities as well as various retail, entertainment, and residential components. Phase 1 is in progress with the planning of Phase 2 in the works. Construction has started and the new road is nearly completed. See the video below taken last month of the progress.

  • Osage Beach Commons TIF - A $30 million, 13 acres project. This is a retail project that has recently been approved by the TIF Commission and the Board of Aldermen. The agreements and planning documents are in place with the first reading of the project ordinance recently adopted. Demolition on site of existing structures should take place this fall, public improvements (parking, roads, water, sewer, etc.) will begin in 2018 with stores opening in 2019-20.
Check it out HERE!

A big SHOUT OUT to Matt M., Stevie, April, Lisa, Mike, Kellie, Dorothy, Dililexie, Caitlin, Michelle, and Brook for all the tireless hours spent creating a wonderful, up-to-date site! A special thank you to Angel for organizing the team!
Fall Festival Video by LakeTV
The Fall Festival was big success again this year with a record crowd attending and the new date in October proved to be a keeper!
Department Highlights
Water Department in Action
  • View the Project Status Report HERE
  • The department will begin acquiring easements for the Mace Rd Reconstruction
  • Work on Nichols Road to repair some sub-grade failure.
  • Leaf pickup will begin by November 27, depending on weather and the status of the fallen leaves. The Brown Bags will be promoted again this year. Bags are available at Public Works and at City Hall for citizens.
  • Snowflakes will go up immediately after Veteran's Day and will be completed by Thanksgiving along with the other holiday lights to be installed along Osage Beach Parkway.
  • The Water Master Plan is in the final review. The Mayor and Board will be presented with the final document in the near future.
  • We welcomed a new Water Foreman last week.
  • The sewer department continues to work on the Sands Lift Station.

  • The Holiday Light Park at the Osage Beach City Park will be open beginning the Saturday of Thanksgiving weekend.
Park Maintenance
Police Department
  • We welcomed Officer Lowe to the department recently.
  • Storm Siren on KK will be completed by year-end. Quarterly bug spraying has now been scheduled to avoid the insect infestation that occurred at another site.
  • Veteran's Day Parade is November 11, 1 PM. The parade starts at City Hall and travels to Winn Road.
  • Officers will be participating in Shop with a Cop in December.

  • Total value of construction permitted in through October 2017 is $26.17 million, up from $9.8 million this time last year.
  • View the Valuation of Construction Permitted Report HERE.

  • Candidate filing begins December 12.

  • 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.

  • A time management system is being requested in the FY2018. This assists us in our move to s paperless process as well as provides a savings in errors which equates to monies saved, saves several thousands of dollars in manpower, and provides the required data on requested time off and schedules that we lack with our paper/manual system.
Employee Service Awards
We recognize 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, and 30 year service awards. Congratulations to all those committed to serve!

There were no service awards in October or November.