At last nights Board of Alderman meeting city Administrators David Mitchem and Harrison Fry asked the Board to pass a resolution paving the way for the city to ask residents to allow the city to allocate capital improvement tax revenue to Streets as well as Sewer and Water. At present time the City of Lake Ozark has restrictions on the capital improvement revenue going to waste water due to an EPA violation a decade ago. Currently, capital improvement revenue is aprox. $1.3 million with a debt service of around $640k that will be paid off over the next two years.

Now that the city is compliant with the EPA and Missouri DNR consent judgement, it is a must to get the tax dollars going where they are needed. Mayor Newberry stated, “to continue letting the revenue build up in our sewer fund deprives our citizens of better quality streets. We met our compliance for waste water, now it is time to fix our roads. It needs to be made clear to our residents we are NOT asking for a tax increase we are simply asking that our citizens say yes to this question on the November Ballot, giving the city the flexibility to use discretion on directing some of the tax revenue to our much needed road repairs”.

Mayor Newberry is asking Lake Ozark residents to engage their neighbors and let them know how important this Ballot Question is on this November’s General Election. The Mayor also stated that he would be asking the new advisory committee to be getting the word out.

A second agenda item was also passed that approved a resolution for the city to seek R.F.P. for street sealing and micro paving on numerous streets within the city extending their life by many years. The board agreed to allocate 100% of the cities ARPA money and an additional $350k in reserves from the use tax for these street improvements. The June 28th BOA meeting is likely the single most impactful meeting to the city of Lake Ozark’s road infrastructure in over a

This is really BIG news for Lake Ozark!