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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. 


Lake Ozark to host two Shootout events

Two more major events on The Strip in Lake Ozark have been approved by the board of aldermen.

The back-to-back events dovetail with the Lake of the Ozarks Shootout later next month, but organizers wanted to get a jump start so Lake Ozark residents, area residents and visitors have plenty of time to mark their calendars.

The popular Shootout Meet and Greet will be held Wednesday, Aug. 25.

A new event to The Strip and to the Shootout is a Car, Truck and Bike Show and Dyno Challenge Aug. 26.


Meet and Greet

The Meet and Greet has become an annual event for Lake Ozark and The Shootout. 

The Meet and Greet will be held from noon to 10 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 25. This gives racers and other boat-related groups an opportunity to display to the public their boats, transport rigs and accessories.

As part of the Meet and Greet, boats and rigs will line up on Rt. 242 about mid-afternoon for a parade of boats to The Strip. Bagnell Dam Blvd. will be closed to thru-traffic from School Road to Bagnell Dam from noon to 10 p.m. so boats and their transports can set up for the rest of the day.

Resident passes will be provided by Shootout volunteers prior to the day so residents can access their homes and businesses.

Parking will be available below Bagnell Dam Blvd. with shuttles providing transportation to The Strip. In addition, parking will be available at Christ the King Lutheran Church, Lake Ozark Christian Church and School of the Osage Heritage School. 

Shootout activities begin in full Aug. 20 and conclude with the actual Shootout Friday and Saturday, Aug. 28-29, near Captain Ron’s in Sunrise Beach (34.5 mile marker).

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Car Show, Etc.

The new event will take place from noon to 10 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 26, also on The Strip.

There will be a car, truck and bike show with competitive classes and plaques for class winners. In addition, there will be a Dyno Shootout for cars, trucks and bikes with classes and plaques for class winners. Registration is limited for the dyno runs. 

A dynamometer, also known as a “dyno”, is a device that measures force, torque or power. For chassis or engine applications, a dynamometer is designed to create a load to duplicate various speed (RPM) and torque (Nm or lb-ft) requirements. From this data, power (HP or kW) can be calculated.

The show starts at noon and the awards ceremony is at 8 p.m. There will not be any street closures for this event (the center lane will be blocked off) with vehicles set up for public viewing along both sides of Bagnell Dam Blvd. and the center lane.

Again, parking will be available below Bagnell Dam Blvd. with shuttles providing transportation to The Strip. In addition, parking will be available at Christ the King Lutheran Church, Lake Ozark Christian Church and School of the Osage Heritage School. 

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