Plans for Lake Race 2013 in June were updated during the regular meeting of the Lake Ozark Board of Aldermen Tuesday night.
Jeff Carroll, representing the Bagnell Dam Strip Association, the organizing entity for the race, told the board that plans are progressing on schedule for the Offshore Super Series (OSS) June 6-9 near Bagnell Dam. The race will feature international powerboat teams and will bring some of the fastest boats in the world to the lake.
Beavers at the Dam is the local host headquarters.
"Everything looks good so far," Carroll told the board.
The BDSA has applied to the Missouri State Highway Patrol Water Division for regatta permit, and also is working with MoDOT and Ameren Missouri to close Bagnell Dam to thru traffic during the race.
"Getting approval of the regatta permit is key to holding the race," Carroll said.
BDSA officials are touting the race as a premier family event.
The racecourse area will begin at about 1,200 feet off Bagnell Dam and run to about the 4-mile mark.
Alderman Tony Otto praised the BDSA for bring the race to Lake Ozark.
A concerted effort will be made to address traffic, parking and communication concerns.
Objectives of the race include:
•Generate new tourism revenue to the Lake of the Ozarks area economy before the bulk of the summer season begins
•Conduct a world-class race event that will attract teams, support operations and thousands of spectators from all over the world
•As a charitable event, remaining funds after financial obligations are met will designated for local charities including the Historic Bagnell Dam Beautification Project, local fire/rescue and police departments and local organizations that volunteer for the event
The board voted to accept two wastewater pump stations on Palm Ridge Road into the city's inventory at the request of a local development company. The city will become owners of the stations and will provide maintenance as well.
Matt Breuer and Shawn Walters of Revelation Construction and Development have been building single-family and multi-family properties in Lake Ozark, and asked the city to take over maintenance of the pump stations they installed in their development on Palm Ridge Road.
The stations were installed according to city specifications and ordinances, and all inspections have been made.
There are several smaller privately owned pump stations that are not in the city's inventory, but the city wants to establish a policy of taking over larger pump stations to better control the wastewater process within the city.
Attorney Roger Gibbons will draw up ownership and easement agreements involving the Revelation request.
•The board adopted an ordinance amending an existing city ordinance regulating the purchase and possession of alcohol by a minor. City Attorney Gibbons said this was merely bringing the city into compliance with changes in the state statutes.
Page 2 of 2 - •Approved a letter of intent on behalf of The Jetty Club to the Missouri State Liquor Control Commission for a city liquor license. The Jetty Club, located in Monarch Plaza, is owned by Robert Benenick.