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City Services To Be Bid: At the June 29 Board of Aldermen meeting, Lake Ozark’s elected officials authorized two bidding processes that will have a significant impact on local residents. The first of these opportunities discussed is related to improving city streets. In April, the Board of Aldermen hired Miller Companies to establish a list of road maintenance projects to be paid for utilizing the city’s ARPA funds, and the road improvements reserve fund.  Over thirty roads throughout the community have been identified for the micro-paving project, given their current condition.  Miller Companies representative Ethan Shackelford states, “This type of project is designed to maintain and sustain the life of roads that are not yet in need of significant repair.  For some higher traffic streets, this can expand the life of the street for two or three years, but lower traffic residential streets may not need to be addressed for another eight years.”  After receiving this project report, the Board unanimously voted to issue an RFP for the project.  Bidding will open on July 4 and close on July 27.  City staff will begin crack sealing streets soon to prepare for the project. The city’s current solid waste contract with GFL Environmental was originally set to expire in 2022, but the contractor and Board of Aldermen elected to extend the contract through March of 2023 in their December 2021 meeting.  The Board of Aldermen opted on Tuesday to issue an RFP for a new solid waste contract to begin at the termination of the existing contract.  Among other items, bidders will be expected to identify operational plans, an ability to perform consistent routes throughout Lake Ozark, and what annual rate increases will look like for consumers.  Mayor Newberry commended Derrick Standley, a local resident with expertise in solid waste management, for his work in helping city staff and the Board determine what the bidding process and documents should entail. As the bidding process for both of these items closes, the Board of Aldermen will be expected to make a decision on who to award each of these contracts to, based on qualifications, ability, and pricing. 

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Site plan for ALDI approved for Eagles’ Landing

On the heels of Casey’s coming to Eagles’ Landing in Lake Ozark, it appears the prospects of an ALDI grocery store is back on the agenda for the popular shopping district.

The Lake Ozark Planning & Zoning Commission approved a site plan for a store to be located on Bus. 54 northeast of the proposed area for Casey’s. The store would be located on Bus. 54 and Krestel Lane.

The site plan for this location was originally approved by the P&Z on Sept. 5, 2018. Revisions to the original plan were resubmitted to meet city requirements, and the P&Z signed off to allow the project to proceed. A spokesman for ALDI said they hope to begin construction documents and “move full speed” on the design and permitting processes.

The store and adjacent parking would cover about 19,200 square feet with the actual store about 12,700 square feet with about 109 parking spaces. The ALDI store would have two entrances to provide easy access from Bus. 54 or Krestel Lane.  

ALDI also has stores in Lebanon, Jefferson City and Columbia among the 110 stores in Missouri.

 

About Aldi

For more than 40 years, ALDI US has stuck to the same guiding principle: Great quality shouldn’t come at a high price; rather, great quality should come with everyday low prices.

Founded by the Albrecht family, the first ALDI store opened in 1961 in Germany, making ALDI the first discounter in the world. Headquartered in Batavia, Illinois, ALDI now has more than 2,000 stores across 36 states, employs over 25,000 people and has been steadily growing since opening its first US store in Iowa in 1976.

The no-frills grocery shopping experience focuses on customers first – delivering high quality food, responsive customer service, everyday low prices and a quick-and-easy shopping experience with only four to five aisles and all the essentials.

ALDI also proudly serves as a Feeding America Leadership Partner, donating 30 million pounds of food each year in an effort to end hunger in America. 

For more information about ALDI, visit www.aldi.us

Other business

•The commission re-elected Margaret Davis as chairman and named Rick Hasty as vice-chairman and secretary.