More than two years after being shut off by city building code enforcement, the status of the lakeside decks and patios of two buildings at an Osage Beach condominium complex are still in flux.

More than two years after being shut off by city building code enforcement, the status of the lakeside decks and patios of two buildings at an Osage Beach condominium complex are still in flux.

Occupancy of the decks and patios at Buildings 6 and 7 of Mystic Bay Condominiums was revoked due to reportedly dangerous and unsafe conditions. Condo owners, operators, managers and occupants were officially notified by a letter from the City of Osage Beach Building Department in a letter October 23, 2015. The condominium complex is at the 2 mile marker of the Grand Glaize Arm of the Lake of the Ozarks.

The Lake Sun contacted the City of Osage Beach Building Enforcement Department recently for an update on the status of the situation. Brook Cason responded that the city had no further comment at this time as the case was still not settled.

According to the 2015 letter, the notice from the city was issued following an investigation by a third party engineer. The engineering report at that time found that structural components had deteriorated or had been damaged due to apparent infiltration of stormwater over time. The extent of damage was such that safety could be compromised.

The order discontinued all use of the lakeside decks and patios until necessary repairs were completed to restore structural integrity.

The Mystic Bay Condominium Owners Association website includes a notice to all unit owners warning them against using their lakeside decks after a second engineering report found “great concern” about the potential for the decks to collapse if used.

“The engineer for the Association has advised, that as constructed, the decks do not comply with the building code requirements for load capacity. The Association’s engineer has observed multiple construction deficiencies, deviation from the engineered building plans and water infiltration throughout the lakeside decks,” the website notice states.

According to the website, it is up to the Association and unit owners to police and patrol the use of these decks to prevent use. If the decks are used, the Association notice stated that all unit owners could lose their right to occupy the units.

“This is a very serious situation which is being handled by the Association’s Board through mediation and litigation,” it states, then concludes in red lettering, “DO NOT USE YOUR DECK!!!!”