Ongoing efforts to bring new life and commercial activity to the Bagnell Dam Strip in Lake Ozark took another step forward. The board of aldermen, Tuesday night, gave its approval to a couple of resolutions and an ordinance putting into place a voluntary demolition program. Administrator Dave Van-Dee says the steps taken allow the city to apply for a community development block grant which, in turn, secures most of the funding needed for the program.
Included in this round of demolition, which will run about $80-thousand, are nine residential structures and one commercial building. The block grant is administered by the Missouri Department of Economic Development and will cover 80-percent of the costs. Guidelines for the voluntary demolition program stipulate that nobody will be forced or displaced from their homes or businesses.