If at first you don't succeed, try again.
The city of Lake Ozark had to readopt an ordinance involving waterworks revenue bonds for a water main project. The first attempt was made at the Oct. 22 meeting when aldermen agreed to issue $300,000 in water revenue bonds to finance the extension of an existing 10-inch water main from near Baxter's on Bagnell Dam Blvd. to the wooden walkway next to Christ the King Lutheran Church.
City Administrator Dave Van Dee said in a memo to aldermen that the city did not close on the bonds as originally planned Nov. 7 because of a problem with how the funds were to be transferred from UMB bank in St. Louis. The new ordinance indicates the funds will be transferred by direct deposit, and changes the closing date.
The slight delay does not impact the project, and there will be a slight savings since the first interest payment will be slightly less than previously expected.
The water main extension will provide for better water flows to The Strip and will improve fire protection capabilities.
Aldermen approved first reading of changes to the city's Municipal Code.
The Planning & Zoning Commission held a public hearing recently to consider amending sections involving residential low-density and two-family dwelling districts. Added to the prohibited use section for R-1 Residential and R-2 Residential were mobile homes, nightly or weekly rentals, lodging or boarding houses and lodging establishments.
Aldermen also gave first reading to an ordinance adopting the 2012 Building, Fire Property Maintenance, Plumbing, Fuel Gas and Mechanical Codes.
Charlie Misenheimer, deputy director/building official, explained that the codes are the most up to date available, and cities should update codes frequently to stay current with new technologies, construction techniques and building materials.
Most of the changes came after Misenheimer met with local builders and his peers.
"It's our common goal to make buildings in our communities safer while restricting a drastic rise in construction costs," he said in a memo to the board of aldermen.
Second reading of both sets of code changes is scheduled at the regular Nov. 26 meeting of the board.
•The board approved a membership agreement with the Missouri Rural Services Worker's Compensation Trust for the renewal of worker's compensation insurance for the city. The cost is $400 annually, and places the city in a larger pool of cities, which helps keep premiums at a lower level.
•Approved a Special Event Permit for the annual Lake Ozark Christmas Parade starting at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, from Rt. 242, down Bagnell Dam Blvd.