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  • City, TCLA makes tourism partnership official

  • It’s officially official.

    The city of Osage Beach and the Tri-County Lodging Association are in partnership to further promote the city and the Lake of the Ozarks.
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  • It’s officially official.
    The city of Osage Beach and the Tri-County Lodging Association are in partnership to further promote the city and the Lake of the Ozarks.
    The board of aldermen approved a 2014 budget adjustment May 1 that authorizes a $2,000 contribution to the TCLA as part of a matching funds Promote Missouri Fund Program grant application. The ordinance allocates the money from unrestricted funds in the General Fund for community promotions.
    The board approved a motion in April to support the project, and then voted earlier this month to authorize the funds.
    If the application is approved, TCLA will receive $255,000 in matching funds from the Division of Tourism for fiscal year 2015.
    Jim Divincen, TCLA executive director, pitched the idea to the board April 17. He pointed out the digital billboard has 421,657 impressions per week in an area just south of downtown KC. Osage Beach will be among the commercials flashed to motorists in the I-35/K-635 area during July and August this year, and May and June next year.
     
    City Park
    With some of the flood-damaged City Park reopened in early April, there are other improvements that need to be made including adding electricity to the park storage building as part of Phase II.
    The board authorized the mayor to sign a contract with low bidder C.J. Electric of Eldon in the amount of $9,075. Cost for Ameren Missouri to add a transformer is $3,722.74, bringing the total project cost to $12,797.74.
    The other bid received was from Radlund Construction, LLC, of Camdenton in the amount of $10,606.05.
    The project was budgeted at $8,100, which leaves a deficit of $4,697.74, which will be transferred by the end of the year. City officials are confident there will be savings from other line items to offset the difference.
     
    Security upgrades
    The city voted to spend $55,550 for the installation of eight security cameras at Public Works Department buildings and two security cameras for City Hall, along with the installation of seven keyless entry locks for Public Works and upgrading six locks at City Hall.
    Beisher Lock and Security of St. Louis was the only bidder.
    Two cameras will be placed on the outside of the main Public Works building and on Public Works Building No. 2. Three cameras will be placed inside the main building and one inside Building No. 2. Two cameras will be place on the outside of the City Hall.
    Budgeted amount was $58,310.
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