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Notice Regarding Recent Resignations: At the end of an executive session held at the October 25, 2022 City of Lake Ozark Board of Aldermen meeting, it was announced that letters of resignation had been accepted from both Municipal Judge Richelle Christensen and City Administrator David Mitchem.   Christensen’s resignation, effective December 31, was given in anticipation of her uncontested election to serve as the Camden County Prosecutor.  The letter was given in advance of this date so that a suitable replacement as municipal judge could be nominated and have ample time to prepare for the job.  It is anticipated that a nominee will be provided at the November 8 Board of Aldermen meeting, with work to begin for the new judge on January 1, 2023.   Administrator Mitchem had presented the Board of Aldermen with his letter of resignation, effective November 14, on October 12, with the Board formalizing the action at this meeting.  His notice references several successful projects from his year in the office, including identification of new revenue streams for the city, making amendments to building height restrictions to allow for development at an increased scale, and performing an assessment of employee recruitment and retention strategies.  He also cited his appreciation for the Board’s commitment to making the city more attractive for outside investment, while praising the professional staff’s skills and desire to be good public servants.  A successor to the position is expected to be named prior to Mitchem’s final day.   Of both Christensen and Mitchem’s announcements, Mayor Dennis Newberry stated “their time with the city, while different in length and workload, have transformed the way we deliver justice and do our key functions as a government.  Our board has appreciated working with both of them, and wishes them both the best in their next chapters while we welcome new team members to those roles.”

TEST TW WEATHER

General Municipal Election voting Tuesday, April 6

City of Lake Ozark voters will be going to the polls Tuesday, April 6, to consider three races and two special ballot issues in General Municipal Election voting.

Polls are open from 6 a.m.-7 p.m. Miller County voters will cast ballots at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church near W. Road and Bagnell Dam Blvd. Camden County voters will vote at the Lodge of Four Seasons Exhibition Hall on Horseshoe Bend Parkway.

A Ward Map is available at https://bit.ly/3cttDpT for anyone unsure in which ward they live.

 

Races are:

Mayor

Gerry Murawski (incumbent)

Johnnie Franzeskos

Dennis Newberry (write-in)

 

Ward I

Judith Neels (unopposed)

 

Ward 2

Larry Giampa (incumbent)

Dale Hicks

 

Ward 3

Vernon Jaycox (incumbent)

Matthew C. Wright

 

Ballot Issues

Question 1

Shall the term of the Aldermen of the City of Lake Ozark, Missouri be set at Four (4) years and until his/her successor is elected and qualified commencing with the first election for said office following adoption of this term of office? 

Yes or No

 

Question 2

Shall the term of the Mayor of the City of Lake Ozark, Missouri be set at Four (4) years and until his/her successor is elected and qualified commencing with the first election for said office following adoption of this term of office? 

Yes or No

 

If approved, the change would not take place until the regular General Municipal Election in April 2022.