As promised, the city of Osage Beach is keeping the Key Largo/West End issue alive by placing it on Thursday night’s regular board of aldermen agenda.
The board wants to continue discussing the controversial interchange until a permanent solution is found. The tug-of-war between the city and MoDOT developed last year when business and property owners from the west end of Osage Beach Parkway approached the city for help in revamping the dead-end parkway. The city and MoDOT have tossed around several ideas for opening up the Parkway and interchange, but MoDOT’s most recent response for help did not sit well with the board of aldermen, which insisted the issue be an agenda item this week.
The board and property owners are becoming more and more vocal about their wish for a full interchange in the area, citing the city’s interest in expanding its commercial and residential base to the west and southwest.
Other agenda items include:
•Further discussion of PACE/Missouri Solar Applications
•Public hearing on a Special Use Case Permit No. 362 to allow extended stay rental units in a commercial district
•Approve findings of fact for Special Use Case No. 362.
•Vote on Special Use Case No. 362
•Presentation of GFOA Award
•An amendment to Human Resources System rules and regulations regarding pay and compensation.
•A bill authorizing the mayor to execute transportation enhancement funds agreement with Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission for constructing sidewalks.
•An Amendment to an ordinance involving evaluation of certain appointed officials
•A bill prohibiting funeral protests.
•A bill re-establishing the Union Electric Company d/b/a Ameren Missouri Utility Franchise Tax.
•Authorize the placement of a street light on a portion of Nichols Road formerly known as Old State Park Road.