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  • Ameren, OBFPD will share dock near Grand Glaize Bridge

  • The Osage Beach Fire Protection District is looking to save money over the next several years by partnering with Ameren Missouri to share a dock on the Grand Glaize Arm of Lake of the Ozarks.
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  • The Osage Beach Fire Protection District is looking to save money over the next several years by partnering with Ameren Missouri to share a dock on the Grand Glaize Arm of Lake of the Ozarks.
    The two agencies will share a dock at the northwest end of the Grand Glaize bridge.
    The district has been searching for a location, near the bridge, to place a dock for their fire boat for several years. Fire Boat locations are coordinated among the various districts on the lake.
    OBFPD Chief Jeff Dorhauer said it was critical for this boat to stay near the mouth of the Glaize Arm to minimize response times in the Osage Beach area.
    Ameren Missouri Shoreline Supervisor Jeff Green said the utility company is glad to be able to work with the fire district.
    "We feel this will be a great location for both organizations; and we are very happy that the fire department is partnering with us on our dock at the Grand Glaize Bridge," Green said.
    Fire district representatives initially approached Ameren Missouri regarding the possibility of leasing property at the northwest end of the Glaize Bridge to place a dock. Ameren Missouri had also been looking to place a dock in a more central location in Osage Beach. The fire district will be adding a slip to a pre-existing Ameren Missouri shoreline management dock that will be moved to the northwest side of the Grand Glaize Bridge near their existing electrical line tower.
    The partnership is estimated to save the Fire District $15,000 in the coming years while adding a more secure location for the fire boat.

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