The Lake Ozark Board of Aldermen is being asked to approve an ordinance at Tuesday’s regular meeting that would retain Regional Strategies, LLC to “assist the City's economic development team and further explore potential interest with local developers, regional developers and national developers and help to facilitate communication between these developers and local stakeholders in the furtherance of the City's economic growth and development.”

The proposed ordinance also states that Regional Strategies, LLC would be paid $4,900 for its services. City Code Section 140.070 Formal Contract Procedure states that contractual services are required to go to bid only when the estimated cost exceeds $5,000. Because the offer of services was $100 less than the City Code requirement, Regional Strategies was able to avoid the city's bid process.