A proposal to conduct a top-to-bottom assessment of the Osage Beach Police Department both passed and failed at Thursday night’s Board of Aldermen meeting. The motion to approve the evaluation passed by a 3-2 vote with one board member absent. However, state law requires affirmative votes from the majority of elected board members, not just a majority of those present. That means the plan fell one vote shy of the four needed to proceed. Police Chief Todd Davis says, if the plan eventually does get approved, he welcomes the input.
The assessment would cost approximately $47,000 including travel fees for the company conducting it. It’s expected to be back on the agenda at the next board meeting.