Board eliminates pet licenses. Aldermen approved an amendment to the animal control ordinance that eliminates pet dog and cat licenses in the city. These licenses only generated about $550 annually, and Aldermen felt the expense of staff time and implementation of the licenses exceeded the revenue. The amended animal control ordinance will require all dogs, cats and ferrets to wear a rabies tag. Ferrets have been added to the ordinance since a rabies vaccine has been developed for these pets.
Portion of Fall Creek Road Narrowed to One Lane
Fall Creek Road south of Highway 76 will be reduced to one lane of traffic starting this afternoon, February 24. To help manage the traffic and reduce delays, a temporary traffic signal is being installed on the south end of the construction activities. The traffic signal will regulate traffic through the one-lane portion of the road. Motorists should obey the traffic signal as any normal signalized intersection and comply with all traffic regulations.
City Conducts First Alcohol Education Classes
The city of Branson Finance Department held two liquor training classes on February 20 for servers, cashiers and bartenders. This training is required of all businesses selling liquor in the city of Branson or businesses that are in the process of obtaining a liquor license. More than 225 people attended the morning and afternoon sessions at Branson City Hall, which were conducted by the Community Partnership of the Ozarks.
Nine Community Members Honored
It was a festive evening Friday at the 62nd Annual Black Tie Celebration where nine of Branson’s finest citizens were recognized for their contributions to the community by the Branson/Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce and Convention & Visitors Bureau. About 520 people attended the reception and dinner at the Chateau on the Lake Resort, Spa & Convention Center. Many generous Chamber members made the elegant evening possible.
City Institutes Emergency Notification System
The city of Branson has contracted with Emergency Communications Network, Inc, of Ormond Beach, Florida, to provide its “CodeRED” high-speed telephone emergency notification services. The CodeRED system gives city officials the ability to deliver pre-recorded emergency telephone messages to all or targeted areas of the city in case of an emergency situation that requires immediate action. Examples of times when the CodeRED system could be used include tornado or flood warnings; utility outages, evacuations, missing persons, hostage situations; chemical or sewage spills and other emergency incidents where rapid accurate notification is essential for life safety.