by Vicki WoodPolice Department Report
Laurie Police Chief Mike Nienhuis reported May statistics as follows: 165 calls, 72 stops, eight citations, 64 warnings, nine lockouts, one arrest, five assists, with one cited for driving while intoxicated.
The Wastewater Department report showed two customer shutoffs, both were restored; nine red-light alerts flagging problems for the department, with repairs completed.
The Bullock off-load station is now receiving waste from around the lake area, bringing more revenue to the city economy. They received a total of 12,000 gallons in May for a total price to customers of $720. The passing of City Ordinance 2020-07 made the off-load station available for grease and other waste from restaurants in Osage Beach including Tuckers Shuckers, Neon Taco, and Malted Monkey. The fee schedule starts at $75 for 1 to 1,000 gallons, and increases by $15 for an additional 1,000 gallons, and $10 for any dump above 3,000 gallons.
City Clerk Cathy Daniels applied for a Missouri DNR grant for wastewater and drinking water system improvements.
In other grant news, the board approved resolutions related to applying for Transportation Alternative Program (TAP) grant funds from the Missouri Department of Transportation.
The Laurie Beautification Award for May was given to St. Patrick’s Church.
Financial Report
The City of Laurie sales tax collected in May was $34,580.68. Public transportation tax total was $16,914.21. Capital improvements tax total was $17,290.40. The year-to-date general fund balance is $399,248.31.
Mayoral Candidates
Interested mayoral candidates for the open position were being taken through June 15. The city has not released who the prospective candidates for appointment are.
Laurie’s new city mayor is to be officially appointed at the July Board of Alderman meeting scheduled 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 12 at City Hall in Laurie.