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4:53 pm
Mon June 30, 2014

Lake Ozark Approves New Ordinance for Dock Inspections

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  The city of Lake Ozark unanimously passed an ordinance that will take more precautions against electrocutions involving boat docks at the Lake of the Ozarks. Lake Ozark is modeling their new ordinance after Osage Beach's inspection requirements. 

  Osage Beach's approach requires inspections when a new dock is installed, when a dock moves locations, when any addition is made to an existing dock or when electrical upgrades are made.

Lake Ozark City Administrator Dave Van Dee said the Lake Ozark Fire Protection District will carry out the inspections.

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7:15 am
Fri June 21, 2013

Osage Beach Fire Protection District wants to make area safer

Lake of the Ozarks
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After several deadly accidents at Lake of the Ozarks over the last year, The Osage Beach Fire Protection District wants to make safety adjustments. Currently, the district is proposing to expand dock inspection requirements. Osage Beach Alderman and realtor Fred Catcott said the proposal is beneficial to those who use the lake.

“It gets rid of the people that want to go the cheap way out and not get them brought up to date," Catcott said. "[It] will grossly improve the safety of the lake.”

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