Wed. Sep 27th, 2023
As expected, the Osage Beach Fire District Board of Directors moves forward with an ordinance banning open-flame cooking devices from being used on decks of multi-family dwellings.
Chief Paul Berardi says, after a series of public hearings on the issue and delaying action on the proposed ordinance for a month to allow a new board member to get up-to-speed on it, the board Tuesday afternoon unanimously approved adopting the ordinance.
Berardi also says that the district had received mixed reaction to the ordinance throughout the process.
A public awareness campaign will now begin with the open-flame ban to officially become effective on March 1, 2025.