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The mask ordinance is now set to expire April 22nd, 2021 at 11:59 PM after careful consideration of declining cases, vaccination efforts of the Christian County Health Department, and the wishes of Ozark's residents. The new expiration date will lift the mask ordinance across the City of Ozark and its businesses. However, Ozark businesses can still require customers to wear masks when on store property if the business so chooses. The City of Ozark implores residents and visitors of Ozark to be respectful of a business’s decision to require or not require masks.
This is the first phase of a major revitalization effort in the Historic Downtown. Over eight thousand feet (8,000’) of water main and three hundred feet (300’) of sanitary sewer main are being installed to replace the aging infrastructure located in our Central Business District. The goal is to provide better service and fire protection, while at the same time preparing the Downtown for future revitalization.
Phase I of the project will consist of replacing the existing water and sewer infrastructure. The project started August 17th and is set to be completed by early February 2021.
Crews will typically not be working during weekends, or downtown special events. Some night work will be required to mitigate negative impacts and avoid prolonged disruption of service. Any weekend work or night work will be communicated to the public in advance.
Your utility service will only be affected when switching over to the new infrastructure. All new utility services will be performed in coordination with owners and residents to avoid service interruptions. Some of this work may need to take place after hours to accomplish.
City Staff has been working with the contractor in an effort to minimize the negative impacts that does occur during the construction project. Progress comes with a price, and sometimes that price does cause some headaches. However, we have a contract that limits the amount of parking spaces that will be obstructed during construction. We structured this contact in this manner because we understand the importance of maintaining available parking. Additionally, we will be working closely with the Historic River District, local business owners and community stakeholders to ensure that as construction moves forward we mitigate any unnecessary parking issues.
Once the water and sanitary sewer improvements are completed, the City will begin working on major roadway and pedestrian improvements. Final plans for Phase II will go out to bid in April of 2021.
The City of Ozark's budget is cyclic in nature and begins January 1 through December 31. Departments budget a year in advance, and the budget is updated quarterly to ensure proper administration. The next year's budget must be planned by department heads and the city administrator, accounted for, and approved by the Board of Aldermen a year in advance.
The current tax rate for the City of Ozark is 8.35%. The City of Ozark receives a total of 2.375% from that percentage.
To request a copy of an incident report you can come by the Ozark Police Department, located @ 201 E Brick St, Ozark Mo.,or call us @ 417-581-7914, Fax us @ 417-581-8804, or email us @ firstname.lastname@example.org. The following information is necessary: your name, telephone number, address, location of the incident, date of the incident, case number of the incident if you have it and a valid email address.
At any given time there are officers on the street, available to respond to calls for service. The Police Department counts on the citizens of Ozark to alert us to unusual situations. Any time someone calls, a dispatcher will take the information, ask questions, decide what or whom to send, and assess the urgency of the call. Each call for service will be handled, though obviously the higher priority calls may be taken first. If you have an emergency, call 9-1-1. For non-emergency calls, please use (417) 581-6600. The Ozark Police Department encourages all neighborhoods to form neighborhood watch groups. Watch groups provide extra eyes and ears in our neighborhoods. Contact one of our Crime Prevention officers for further details on starting a watch in your neighborhood.