A conversation on trash pickup services in Osage Beach will continue. The board of aldermen voted 4-2 to continue discussing and researching a single-provider system. Aldermen Jeff Betherum says there are a LOT of unanswered questions that, right now, they just don’t have the information on. He says they owe it to the city’s residents to pursue their options.
The motion passed by the board Thursday night directs staff to prepare a resolution for the next meeting that would start the two-year clock, giving the city time to continue to research the issue.
That’s Mayor John Olivarri. Lake Ozark, Camdenton, and Eldon all utilize a single-provider system. Starting the two year clock is no guarantee of a switch. The city can kill the proposal at any time during or after that window.
Osage Beach is moving forward with improvements to Mace Road. The board of aldermen gave final approval to a contract for engineering services on phase two of the project. The improvements will include sidewalks, curb and gutter upgrades, and enclosed storm drainage. Phase 1 is still in the bidding process. The board also voted to approve a budget amendment, moving just over $11,000 from 2017 to 2018 to finish installation of firewall upgrades. The overall cost of that project was nearly $75,000 including hardware and installation.