Mayor Johnnie Franzeskos proclaimed Tuesday, May 14, as Peace Officers Memorial Day at Tuesday's Lake Ozark Board of Alderman meeting. Police Chief Gary Launderville became emotional as he accepted the proclamation.

Mayor Johnnie Franzeskos proclaimed Tuesday, May 14, as Peace Officers Memorial Day at Tuesday's Lake Ozark Board of Alderman meeting. Police Chief Gary Launderville became emotional as he accepted the proclamation.

"This means a little more to us this year and it strikes close to our hearts with the loss of Officer Shoemate," said Launderville. "He wasn't on our team, but we worked pretty darn close with him."

The proclamation also observes the week of May 13-19 as Police Week. The Mayor stated that he hopes all citizens join in commemorating police officers, past and present, who preserve the rights and security of all citizens. Launderville also announced the rehire of returning officer Cory Anderson.

Public Works Director Matt Michalik announced an open house which will take place at Heritage Elementary School on Saturday, May 19, to celebrate National Public Works Week. The event will feature equipment show and tell; as well as hot dogs and drinks.

The first reading of Bill No. 2018-17 was approved for the City of Lake Ozark to enter into a contract with SES Infrastructure LLC of Alaska to paint the interior and exterior of the South water tower.

A Resolution was also discussed regarding work performed by Ace Pipe Cleaning for the relining of the Flynn Road Lift station.

Other business included the approval of two special event applications for Lake Race Powerboat Races (June 1-2); and a Lake Race 5K set for June 9.

Liquor licenses were approved for High Noon Pub and the Rusty Rooster Cafe, both located on Bagnell Dam Blvd. An outdoor consumption permit was also approved for J. Wayne's and Lucky's for June 1.