The Osage Beach Board of Aldermen Thursday night will consider first reading of an ordinance that would allow a zoning change at Dog Days for construction of a swimming pool with an outdoor bar and new structure that will house a kitchen, restrooms and a gift shop.

Yet another waterfront restaurant swimming pool could be coming to the Lake this spring.

The Osage Beach Board of Aldermen Thursday night will consider first reading of an ordinance that would allow a zoning change at Dog Days for construction of a swimming pool with an outdoor bar and new structure that will house a kitchen, restrooms and a gift shop. Second reading and final approval are expected at the March 2 meeting.

A public hearing will be held Thursday night as requested by applicant Iowa Friends for land use and facility alterations and additions. The meeting begins at 6 p.m. The request is for a revision to the existing E-3 Entertainment Overlay as part of the C-1 Commercial zoning for the area.

If approved at the March meeting, Dog Days would join at least nine other waterfront restaurants that have pools. Backwater Jacks in Osage Beach was the most recent waterfront entertainment facility to gain approval for construction of a pool.

The pool would be located approximately in the middle outdoor dining area/dance floor/stage area. The existing stage would be relocated to near the outdoor bar area that overlooks the lake.

According to City Planner Car Patterson, there are pressing issues facing properties and facilities such as the one under consideration.

"The main issue is being able to provide a safe, accessible, and quality environment from which to provide their particular services," he said. "As the Lake of the Ozarks and these facilities become more family focused, most if not all have had to do substantial improvements on their facilities from a building code perspective to provide for the safety needs of the customer and employee as well as providing required and necessary improvements for accessibility for those who are protected by the American with Disabilities Act." 

Other agenda items

Also on the agenda are:

•Possible purchase of a tractor and mower for the Transportation Department, $34,190.

•Possible purchase of Microsoft Office licensing for $17,557.

•Possible purchase of two utility patrol vehicles for the Osage Beach Police Department for $59,336.

•Possible purchase of 30 portable radios for the OBPD at a cost of $69,859.