The city of Lake Ozark is weighing its options in regards to remodeling one of its public works buildings versus constructing a new facility. The big question is whether or not the city has the money needed to build a new structure which is estimated to cost as much as $130 thousand dollars. The total cost for renovation of the existing building is estimated at $68 thousand dollars. The board moved forward with a renovation project on the existing building by approving a contract for repairs to be done to the roof for just over $14 thousand dollars.
In other news the vacation policy for employees continues to be a hot topic of discussion. The Board of Alderman at their last meeting gave first round approval to a revised employee policy and procedures manual after another lengthy discussion on the issue at a recent board meeting. The policy had been reviewed by a specially appointed committee before being submitted to the board for approval. However, not everybody is thrilled with the proposed revisions. Some argue that based on the policy’s wording, a salaried employee could take time off without any authorization from a superior. Others say the revised policy is an improvement and that the committee’s recommendations should be followed.