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Posted on: January 11, 2024

Ozark Police begins MPCCF reaccreditation process

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Ozark, Mo - The Ozark Police Department was evaluated today to receive its accreditation from the Missouri Police Chiefs Charitable Foundation for the third time.

Two assessors from the foundation paid an on-site visit to OPD to examine patrol operations, ...

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Posted on: December 18, 2023

Public Works crews prepare for winter events, remind citizens of policies

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Ozark, MO. -- Although it might not quite feel like it outside on certain December days, it is winter indeed. And it’s only a matter of time before we have a snow event in Ozark. With that in mind, Public Works would li...

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Posted on: December 15, 2023

Onward Ozark virtual open house now available

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OZARK, Mo. — The City of Ozark is in the midst of Onward Ozark: Planning Our Corridors, an innovative project aimed at shaping the future growth, development, transportation, and aesthetics of three pivotal corridors within the city: North State Highway N...

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Posted on: January 4, 2024

City of Ozark hires interim city administrator

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OZARK, Mo. -- The City of Ozark has hired an interim city administrator to aid in carrying out city operations while the process of hiring a permanent city administrator is in progress.

The search committee, headed by Mayor Don Currence, selected Ben DeClu...

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Posted on: December 6, 2023

Protecting Our Parks: City of Ozark awarded MDC grant to remove dead trees at local parks

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OZARK, Mo. — The City of Ozark is thrilled to announce it was awarded a?Community Forestry Cost-Share Grant through the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) to remove green ash trees under threat from emerald ash borer (Agrilus planipennis). &nbs...

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Posted on: October 4, 2023

McCracken Road Project Completed: Unveiling the Restored Historic Mill Pond Bridge

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Ozark, Mo -- After months of hard work and dedication, the highly anticipated McCracken Road Project has reached its completion, marking a significant milestone in the community's commitment to infrastructure improvements. We ex...
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Posted on: October 2, 2023

City Administrator visits third graders to talk about local government

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Ozark, Mo. --  On Wednesday, September 27, City Administrator Steve Childers took a proactive step in fostering civic education by visiting third graders at South Elementary School. 

The conversation followed the classes’ lesson...

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Posted on: September 29, 2023

A message from the mayor: A privilege to serve Ozark

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Ozark, Mo -- We all have heard this many times before, but I cannot believe it has been six months since I was elected to serve as the Mayor of Ozark. People ask me all the time if I am enjoying being mayor. For me, it is a privilege to serve the...

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Posted on: September 1, 2023

Protecting Our Trees: Battling the Emerald Ash Borer Beetle

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Ozark, Mo. - As the gentle breeze carries the sweet scent of nature, our picturesque town of Ozark, Missouri, continues to thrive with its abundance of lush greenery and beautiful trees. However, hidden within the tranquil beauty of our surroundings lurks...

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Posted on: September 1, 2023

Pedestrian, driving path installed at Garrison Springs

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Ozark, Mo - Construction at The Community Forest at Garrison Springs is making significant headway.

A pedestrian path and driving path have been laid down across the creek, with rocks thoughtfully placed along the stream to help with eros...

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Posted on: August 30, 2023

3rd St. Intersection to be closed

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Ozark, Mo - A temporary road closure is scheduled for a portion of 3rd Street at the intersection with W. McCracken Rd. and Riverside Rd., starting on Thursday, Aug. 31 from 9:00 a.m. until Friday, Sept. 1 at 5:00 p.m. Please see the map images b...

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Posted on: August 30, 2023

Street Resurfacing Begins in Oak St. & West Downtown Project

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Ozark, Mo - The City of Ozark Public Works is in the final phase of the Oak St. and West Downtown Project, which involves the resurfacing of streets and the demolition of some streets for curb and gutter construction.  

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Posted on: August 23, 2023

Be Water Wise: City requests customers conserve water

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The City of Ozark Utility Department is requesting its customers to conserve water. Due to the lack of recent rainfall,  the groundwater supply has dropped to a level where we need to ask customers to begin to conserve water before some ...
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Posted on: August 21, 2023

Republic Services announces new routes

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The City of Ozark understands there have been some difficulties with trash collection service for Republic Services customers in Ozark recently. We want to inform you that Republic Services is implementing new routes for trash collection in Ozark. If you ...
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Posted on: August 17, 2023

Welcome to the City of Ozark

Welcome to the City of Ozark

Discover Ozark: Unveiling the All-New Welcome Packet for Newcomers and Long-Term Residents!

Welcome to the vibrant and captivating city of Ozark, where the past seamlessly blends with the present, and opportunities for adventure are boundless. Whether you&...

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Posted on: August 4, 2023

City establishes storm debris drop-off site

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OZARK, Mo. -- The City of Ozark understands the challenges faced by our citizens following the recent storm. In an effort to provide assistance in the cleanup, the City has established a temporary yard debris drop-off site.This site is ready and open to c...

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Posted on: July 31, 2023

Beating the Buzz: Mosquito Management Tips

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Ozark, Mo -- As we enjoy the warm embrace of summer in our charming town of Ozark, Missouri, the season also brings with it an unwelcome guest - the mosquito. These pesky insects not only disrupt our outdoor activities but can also pose health risks due t...

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Posted on: July 28, 2023

Crews closer to reconstructing streets on Oak Street & West Downtown

Water Improvements for Oak Street 100% Done

The City of Ozark Public Works is happy to report that the water main improvements portion of the Oak St. & West Downtown project have been completed, while the sewer main improvements are now at an impressive 85% completion. This si...

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Posted on: July 27, 2023

Indoor Aquatic Facility to reopen on Aug. 10

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Ozark, Mo. - Improvements to the Indoor Aquatic Facility at the Ozark Community Center (The OC) are moving along swiftly and efficiently. The new Dectron unit has been successfully installed and the indoor pool has been freshly painted. With the ...
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Posted on: July 25, 2023

McCracken Road being prepared for asphalt

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Ozark, Mo. -- Contractor crews are currently working on the excavation of McCracken Road for the construction of a trail and asphalt road, as well as a concrete deck pour. 

In the upcoming phase of the project, contractors plan to remove the blank...

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Posted on: July 21, 2023

Work begins on Garrison Springs culvert project

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Exciting news from the City of Ozark Environmental Division! The Garrison Springs Project is moving forward. Starting on Monday, July 24, work will commence on the Garrison Springs culvert project.As crews begin work on-site, safety is of the utmost conce...

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Posted on: July 18, 2023

Scam Alert

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Scam Alert!

The Ozark Police Department has been notified about fraudulent calls being made using the department's phone number.

What is Spoofing?

"Spoofing," a technique to deceive by displaying a false caller ID, is being employed to ext...

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Posted on: June 30, 2023

Bridge rehabilitation and intersection project nearing completion

McCracken Road Project 2022-2023

Progress continues at the 3rd and McCracken St. intersection with crews completing over 75 percent of the project. Crews will pour the bridge deck after the holiday and do some miscellaneous cleaning up throughout the project area.

The end bents have been ...

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Posted on: June 29, 2023

The benefits of composting and how to get started

Benefits of Composting

Composting is a natural process that involves the decomposition of organic materials, such as food scraps, yard waste, and leaves, to create nutrient-rich compost. Compost can be a valuable addition to your garden, providing numerous benefits. First and f...

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Posted on: February 27, 2024

Annual Ozark Limb Pick-Up

Annual Ozark Limb Pick-up

Annual Ozark Limb Pick-Up

March 25 - 29

Register by March 22 at 5 pm

Register today! Call City Hall at 417-581-2407

Only tree trimmings that meet the criteria below will be picked up.

  • Limbs must be curbside before 7 a.m. March 25. 
  • Limbs must be stacke...
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Posted on: February 22, 2024

City of Ozark adopts 2024 Strategic Plan

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Ozark, Mo. -- The City of Ozark's staff leaders and elected Board of Aldermen came together to chart a course of action for their community and develop specific focus areas in the fall of 2023. After considerable time and thought, the re...

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Posted on: January 30, 2024

Notice: Republic Services customers to see rate increase

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Ozark, Mo. -- Ozark residents who are Republic Services customers will notice a monthly rate increase starting February 1, 2024. 

If you're a Republic Services customer, your current monthly trash fee of $12.85, which has been in effect s...

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Posted on: January 29, 2024

Ozark Police adds donated motorcycles to fleet

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Ozark, MO. -- The Ozark Police Department is enhancing its fleet with its first-ever addition of motorcycles. The Manteca, California Police Department donated three Harley-Davidsons to OPD for police operations. Manteca PD was no longer...
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Posted on: January 26, 2024

Parks & Recreation: City plans to replace removed trees

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Ozark, Mo. -- The Parks & Recreations Department plans to plant new trees at Finely River and Neil Grubaugh parks after a tree company removed 24 trees in the Fall of 2023.

"We are looking forward to Spring when our Parks Maintenance team can work...

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Posted on: December 28, 2023

Message from the Mayor

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As we come to a close of the year 2023, the last nine months have been a busy but rewarding time for me as your mayor. I have been able to meet a lot of my fellow citizens at many events in the city of Ozark. I have come to appreciate the great staff we h...

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Posted on: December 6, 2023

Ozark Conducts Regular Maintenance on Water Towers to Ensure Clean and Safe Drinking Water

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Ozark, Mo. -- If you drove around Ozark in the last few days and noticed water flowing out of the city's water towers, you might wonder what's happening—no need to worry. Crews are doing regularly scheduled maintenance on the city's elevated storage tanks...

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Posted on: November 30, 2023

City reminds residents to avoid placing signs on utility poles, right-of-way

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Ozark, Mo -- The City of Ozark would like to remind its residents about the rules and regulations surrounding signs. This time of the year, you might notice signs in the grass or hanging on power poles advertising a business or event. While we understand ...

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Posted on: October 31, 2023

How to prepare your home for colder weather

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Keep your home at least 65 degreesThe temperature inside the walls where the pipes are located is substantially colder than the walls themselves. A temperature lower than 65 degrees might not keep the inside walls from freezing.Close vents and seal up you...

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Posted on: October 9, 2023

Onward Ozark: City of Ozark launches corridor plan with emphasis on public input

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OZARK, Mo. — The City of Ozark has launched the first phase of Onward Ozark: Planning Our Corridors, an innovative project aimed at shaping the future growth, development, transportation, and aesthetics of three pivotal corridors within the city:...

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Posted on: July 10, 2023

Ozark Police Department Announces its 8th Citizen's Academy

Ozark Police Citizens Academy

Ozark, Mo -- The Ozark Police Department is proud to announce its 8th Annual Citizen’s Police Academy starting on August 22. 

This 10-week program provides an overview of the fundamentals of police operations&am...

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Posted on: June 8, 2023

OPD Chief Graduates from FBI Course

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Chief Justin Arnold graduated from the FBI National Command Course (NCC) Session #4 on May 19, 2023, in Woodbridge, Virginia.
The NCC is part of the FBI's strategic leadership program, which services law enforcement agencies with 50 or fewer sworn...
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Posted on: June 5, 2023

Energy Efficiency: Saving Energy and Money

Energy Efficiency: Saving Energy & Money

June in Ozark, Missouri presents an excellent opportunity to save both energy and money through energy efficiency practices. As temperatures rise and air conditioners work harder, implementing these strategies can help minimize energy consumption and redu...

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Posted on: June 5, 2023

Ozark Police Department welcomes new officers

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The Ozark Police Department welcomed two new police officers, Jennyfer Ramirez and Micah Rodgers, on May 30 and 31, respectively. Both Ramirez and Rodgers recently graduated from the Drury University Law Enforcement Academy. 
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Posted on: April 17, 2023

Chadwick Flyer Trail Expansion

The City of Ozark awarded ARPA funds to support the Chadwick Flyer Trail expansion.

The City of Ozark, Missouri, is pleased to announce it has been selected to receive $1.179 million in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds for local tourism projects from ...

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