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There are many safe remedies in deterring pesty wildlife and the internet is a good source of information. Sites like www.doityourself.com/scat/wildlifec and www.livingwithwildlife.org offers a lot of information on a variety of topics regarding the wildlife. Specific plants can be protected by sprinkling them with Epsom salts (needs re-application after every rain) or covering them with fabric or gallon milk jugs with the bottoms removed. Or try placing rags soaked in ammonia on posts placed at intervals around the perimeter of the garden. The odor is enough to deter most unwanted visitors. The rags must be re-soaked when the smell of ammonia fades. Read more: www.doityourself.com/scat/wildlifec.
Racoons and opossums do NOT make good pets and per City code, DO NOT feed our furry friends! It can become difficult at times to live in the Ozarks and share our lives with the wildlife, so when the wildlife become pests call the City's Animal Control Officer.
The City will come out and attempt to trap most small pests, as in racoons, opossums, etc. and displace them to the another area for suitable habitation.
Sites like www.doityourself.com/scat/wildlifec and www.livingwithwildlife.org is a great resource for remedies for pesty wildlife.
The City has limited facilities to house animals for any length of time, therefore, if a lost or stray animal is not claimed by the owner or the owners can not be found in a reasonable time, the City will place the animal in an available shelter in the area.
City Animal Control Officer, Bob Chatham - (573) 302-2000 ext. 223
The City works with several shelters located in the surrounding area, but the City only has one shelter within the City, Dogwood Animal Shelter - (573) 348-4411.
Office hours are Monday - Friday, 8 AM - 5 PM. After hours call the City's Police Dispatch for animal assistance at (573) 302-2010, or 9-1-1 FOR EMERGENCIES.
Call the City's Animal Control Officer. The City will come and pick up the cat(s), at NO cost to you. If the cat has an identifying collar or chip ID, an attempt will be made to find the appropriate owner.
The Animal Control Officer contact - (573) 302-2000 ext 223, officer hours are Monday - Friday, 8 AM - 5 PM.
After hours call the City's Police Dispatch for animal assistance at (573) 302-2010, or 9-1-1 FOR EMERGENCIES.
If you take an animal home from the shelter, spaying or neutering is most often covered in the adoption fee. If you did not adopt your pet from the shelter, there are many veterinarians who perform the surgeries.
If you have any questions or need help finding a veterinarian to spay / neuter your pet, please call Animal Control Officer at (573) 302-2000 ext 238.
Miller County does NOT currently have an animal control division. Property owners OUTSIDE Osage Beach City limits, but within Miller County must be self reliant in issues regarding animal control.
A building permit is required for new construction, adding on to pre-existing structures, and for major renovations. Generally, the inspection of projects must be made during construction and after completion to ensure compliance with the City's adopted building codes. Failure to obtain a permit can result in significant fines and penalties, and even demolition of unauthorized construction if it cannot be made to meet code.
The City has adopted various construction codes to reduce potential hazards of unsafe construction and therefore ensuring public health, safety, and general welfare. We rely on the safety of structures that surround us in our everyday living and the need for protection from disaster due to fire, structural collapse, and general deterioration accentuates the need for more modern building codes and the administration of such codes.
The Osage Beach Municipal Code contains all ordinances for the City of Osage Beach. The Municipal Code is organized by chapters and a Table of Contents is provided to facilitate location of specific chapters. The Code of Ordinances are updated as new ordinances are adopted by the Board of Aldermen.
COLUMBIA: Mid-Missouri Legal Services Corporation 205 E Forest Ave Columbia, MO 65203-4302 Phone: (573) 442-0116 (800) 568-4931 Fax: (573) 875-0173
SPRINGFIELD Legal Services of Southern Missouri 2872 S Meadowbrook Ave Springfield, MO 65807 Phone: (417) 881-1397 (417) 881-0533 Fax: (417) 881-2159
The Missouri Bar Lawyer Referral Service, located in Jefferson City, MO, provides referrals to attorneys on a statewide basis, excluding St. Louis and Springfield. Contact: (573) 636-3635
To obtain a business license from the City of Osage Beach you should submit a completed Business License Application along with payment of $35 (renewed annually), a copy of your Retail Sales Tax License, and a Statement of No Tax Due from the State of Missouri.
License applications may be downloaded from our website, and are also available at City Hall. Please contact the Office of the City Clerk for more information.
Contact the Missouri Department of Revenue at 573-751-9268 for more information.
To obtain said license submit to the City a completed Contractor License Application, payment of $35 (renewed annually), and a Certificate of Insurance for workers' compensation insurance, if applicable, or a signed affidavit that states you are not required to have such insurance.
License applications may be downloaded from our website or are available at City Hall. Please contact the Office of the City Clerk for more information.
The base rate for sewer is less than the base rate for water; however, the sewer volumetric rate is higher than the water volumetric rate. Therefore, with increased usage the total sewer charge will become higher than the total water charge. The capital and maintenance expenses associated with safely and adequately transporting sewage from homes and businesses to the sewage treatment plant are significantly higher than transporting water to homes and businesses. Click HERE for the most recent water and sewer rates.
The City of Osage Beach accepts cash, checks, and money orders via mail or at City Hall. The City also now accepts credit/debit cards at the City Hall window or online. In addition, the City offers direct debit as an electronic alternative by automatically drafting the utility payment out of a checking or savings account every month on the due date. Click HERE for the Direct Debit Authorization Form.
Yes, after these documents are audited, they are made available to the public. Copies are available for review at City Hall, electronic copies can be accessed by clicking HERE, and a copy is mailed to both the Osage Beach Public Library and the Camdenton Public Library for public viewing each year.
For a detailed breakdown of the sales tax rates for various areas within the City, refer to the Office of the City Treasurer webpage within the City's website or visit the Missouri Department of Revenue (MoDOR) for further information on City and County taxes. MoDOR
The Lake Area Chamber of Commerce and the Lake of the Ozarks Convention and Visitors Bureau (LOCVB) are great places to start when it comes to the happenings in Osage Beach and around the Lake.
Visit www.lakeareachamber.com or the CVB at www.funlake.com for more information. Cut and paste either web address to your browser to access.
The Lake Area Chamber of Commerce may also be contacted at 573-964-1008 and is located at Wilmore Lodge, 1 Wilmore Ln, Lake Ozark, MO (physically located off Business 54 in Lake Ozark, MO by the Bagnell Dam). Lake Area Chamber of Commerce
MoDOT's website is www.modot.org, for Route 54 Expressway project specifically is available at http://www.modot.org/central/major_projects/camden.htm. MoDOT Major Projects-Camden County
City applications for a firework permit are processed by the Chief of Police, issued by the City Clerk, and are required to be submitted at least seven (7) days in advance of the date of display. Application may be downloaded from the website or picked up at City Hall from the Office of the City Clerk.
PRIOR to applying for the City Fireworks Permit, a permit from the State Fire Marshal or the Osage Beach Fire Protection District (OBFPD) must be obtained and a copy provided with the City's Fireworks Permit Application. For more information contact the OBFPD.
To check burn conditions and/or to obtain a burn permit call the Lake Area Burn Line at (573) 365-6407. OBFPD
The interview and selection process is tailored to each specific job and may include, but not limited to, oral interviews, written tests, physical ability tests, pre-employment criminal history, and drug screen. In addition, Police Department positions may include polygraph examinations, psychological and medical evaluations, and background investigation.
To be employed as the City Administrator for the City of Osage Beach, an individual must be at least twenty-four (24) years of age and to be a police officer for the City of Osage Beach (required by Missouri State Statutes) an individual must be at least twenty-one (21) years of age.
The City Administrator, along with all elected officials, must live in and be a resident of the City of Osage Beach.
City of Osage Beach Municipal Court is held at City Hall, 1000 City Parkway in Osage Beach.
The parks are open to the public every day; however, sports fields may be closed for maintenance starting mid-December through February and periodically throughout the year, as determined by the Parks Manager.
For example, if you want to hold a birthday party at one of the pavilions on a particular Saturday at 2 PM you should submit a park use application with payment to the Parks and Recreation Department prior to your event to ensure that the requested pavilion will be reserved just for your party on the specified date and time.
What to do:
1) Call first. It is always a good idea to call or check the park calendar to verify your preferred date and time is available for your event. For reservations, contact Parks Department at 573-302-2000 x294 or x254. For all other park inquiries contact the Parks and Recreation Department directly.
2) Download and complete the appropriate form(s) and return to City Hall with payment. Forms may also be picked up at City Hall.
Reservations are made (confirmed with payment) by submitting a Park Use Application for Permit - Appendix A with payment, if applicable, by mail or in person at the Osage Beach City Hall, Attn: Parks Reservations, 1000 City Parkway, Osage Beach, MO 65065, during normal business hours, preferably at a minimum of 10 days prior to the event.
When an event is canceled due to inclement weather PRIOR to the start time, user fees will be reimbursed in full. If an event is shortened due to inclement weather, user fees will be charged based on time used.
However, an Alcohol on Public Property Permit may be obtained under certain circumstances. A person seeking permit shall file an Alcohol on Public Property Application for Permit with the City Administrator and pay the permit fee of $50 at least thirty (30) days prior to your event.
Contact Utility Billing at Osage Beach City Hall at (573) 302-2000, extension 222 to have water and/or sewer service set up in renter or new homeowner name.
Residential streets within Osage Beach City limits are swept two times per year. For more information, please call Public Works at (573) 302-2020.
Please call your local provider at the number provided on your monthly bill.
The City of Osage Beach is willing to help utility customers when possible leak issues are suspected by checking the meter to ensure it is working and reading properly, by assisting in determining whether water usage is normal, and by shutting off the water, if necessary. However, in most cases, the City is not responsible for leaks on private property and City employees are not allowed to enter a private residence to assist in locating or repairing a leak. Any leak on private property is the sole responsibility of the homeowner and may require the homeowner to hire a private contractor or plumber to handle repairs.