A good turnout is expected in Osage Beach to make their voices known on several proposed changes to fire safety building codes. The public hearing was scheduled after a fire at the Compass Pointe
Condominiums killed four people in early August of 2015. The proposed changes, according to the Osage Beach Fire Protection District, deal with stricter enforcement of current code requirements in
multifamily occupancies. Among the changes being proposed include: providing emergency lighting and exit signs, public education for property managers, and putting a fire alarm system in each dwelling unit.
Other recommendations for required enforcement by the local HOA and POA’s include posting evacuation plans in each unit for less than 30 day rentals, creating smoking restrictions and areas, having all
sprinkler and fire alarms maintained by qualified contractors, and providing for carbon monoxide detectors and alarms in all dwelling units. The public hearing will be to take comments only with no action to be
taken by the fire district’s board of directors. The public hearing will take place in the School of the Osage High School Auditorium beginning at 6pm on Monday, Junbe 6th.