Two Public Meetings Remain For Residents Affected By Open-flame Cooking Restrictions In Osage Beach

The first of three chances for patrons in the Osage Beach Fire District to make their voices heard on a proposed ban on all open-flame cooking devices on decks of multi-family residences has come and gone.

Chief Paul Berardi says the proposed ordinance, if ultimately adopted, will remove an exception from the past which allowed certain LP gas devices to be used.

“We had made some exceptions in allowing some LP Gases, with greater capacity than 2 1/2 pounds of LP, but we’re no longer making that exception.”

The next meeting to take public comments in person begins at 4:00 on Wednesday, June 7th, with the final chance to meet in person on July 5th.

The meetings are being held at the Osage Beach Firehouse on Bluff Drive.

Comments can also be sent via email to info@obfire.net.

The fire district board of directors is expected to act on the ordinance on July 18th.

Reporter Mike Anthony

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