Hartzler Calls for New Shoreline Management Plan

5 years 3 months 3 weeks ago Monday, July 30 2012 Jul 30, 2012 Monday, July 30, 2012 12:59:00 PM CDT July 30, 2012 in News
By: Jennifer Long
loading

CAMDENTON - Missouri Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler unveiled a bill on Monday that, if passed, would limit the power of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on decision-making issues involving power generation. Hartzler visited with multiple Lake Ozark residents Monday to answer questions about the bill and how it would help future homeowners in the area.

Hartzler's introduction of the bill comes after a long battle between lake residents, FERC, and Ameren Missouri over a shoreline management plan for the lake. The plan originally included an order to clear homes and other structures built below 662 feet above sea level. This would have meant the moving or destruction of more than 1,200 structures, including docks, barns and homes. 

"This bill will return the power to (residents) to allow them to make the decisions on this lake other than power generation," said Hartzler. "FERC would still maintain control over that but that's where it should be it shouldn't have oversight of such things as aesthetics and recreation and 1100 miles of shoreline that have nothing to do with power generation."

Ameren Missouri released this statement to KOMU in response to the bill. 

"We are aware of the proposed bill; however, we are still reviewing its provisions. During the past year, Ameren Missouri has committed to resolving the Federal Project Boundary issue at the Lake of the Ozarks by working with members of the community, stakeholders, legislators and property owners. We will continue being good stewards of the Lake while maintaining strong relationships with the community. With FERC's decision in June, most issues related to the Project Boundary have been resolved."

Hartzler said Monday she hopes her bill will change the future regarding FERC's power. According to Hartzler's website, House Bill number 3244, entitled the Landowner Protection Act of 2011, would "protect the property rights of Lake of the Ozarks landowners by prohibiting FERC from issuing any plan that requires the tearing down of structures along a hydro-electric lake." 

Some lake residents who spoke to Hartzler on Monday said it's too late to change their fate.

"What she wants to do is stop this from ever happening again," said Patsy Riley. "And that's wonderful for future generations. We don't want them to ever go through this. What we've got to do now is help ourselves."

They said Ameren Missouri still has control over their property and what they can and cannot do with it. However, many did say they hope to see the legislation pass as it may help future homeowners at the lake. 

US Congress 2011 HB3244 Introduced

Related Stories

More News

Grid
List
COLE COUNTY - The Cole County Sheriff's Department said it is investigating a shooting that happened Wednesday night. ... More >>
8 hours ago Wednesday, November 22 2017 Nov 22, 2017 Wednesday, November 22, 2017 9:58:20 PM CST November 22, 2017 in News
COLUMBIA - Missouri basketball star Michael Porter Jr. is recovering after undergoing surgery in Dallas Tuesday. MU said he will... More >>
12 hours ago Wednesday, November 22 2017 Nov 22, 2017 Wednesday, November 22, 2017 6:34:00 PM CST November 22, 2017 in News
BARNETT, Mo - A Morgan County detective is apologizing after shooting and killing a family's dog. He was attempting... More >>
13 hours ago Wednesday, November 22 2017 Nov 22, 2017 Wednesday, November 22, 2017 5:35:00 PM CST November 22, 2017 in News
COLUMBIA - On Wednesday, Columbia police released photos of an October armed robbery at Dash Liquor. On October 29,... More >>
13 hours ago Wednesday, November 22 2017 Nov 22, 2017 Wednesday, November 22, 2017 5:01:00 PM CST November 22, 2017 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - The Missouri Highway Patrol is joining the fight against opioids. The drug has caused a nationwide crisis,... More >>
14 hours ago Wednesday, November 22 2017 Nov 22, 2017 Wednesday, November 22, 2017 4:27:00 PM CST November 22, 2017 in News
COLUMBIA - A Columbia man involved in a deadly shooting in May has been indicted by a federal grand jury... More >>
14 hours ago Wednesday, November 22 2017 Nov 22, 2017 Wednesday, November 22, 2017 4:04:00 PM CST November 22, 2017 in News
JEFFERSON CITY – With Thanksgiving comes a lot more traffic on the roads. In fact, according to AAA there will... More >>
16 hours ago Wednesday, November 22 2017 Nov 22, 2017 Wednesday, November 22, 2017 2:14:00 PM CST November 22, 2017 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley sent a letter to Uber on Wednesday demanding the rideshare take immediate... More >>
16 hours ago Wednesday, November 22 2017 Nov 22, 2017 Wednesday, November 22, 2017 1:51:00 PM CST November 22, 2017 in News
COLUMBIA - City Council voted 4-2 on Monday to postpone a preliminary plat for Columbia Public Schools’ new middle school... More >>
19 hours ago Wednesday, November 22 2017 Nov 22, 2017 Wednesday, November 22, 2017 11:03:00 AM CST November 22, 2017 in News
COLUMBIA - A Boone County judge approved a change of venue request for a man accused in a deadly October... More >>
19 hours ago Wednesday, November 22 2017 Nov 22, 2017 Wednesday, November 22, 2017 10:56:00 AM CST November 22, 2017 in News
COLUMBIA - The Boone County Prosecutor's Office filed more charges Wednesday against a man arrested for two robberies in October.... More >>
21 hours ago Wednesday, November 22 2017 Nov 22, 2017 Wednesday, November 22, 2017 8:47:00 AM CST November 22, 2017 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - Whether it is by car, plane or train, many people will be traveling for the Thanksgiving holiday.... More >>
1 day ago Wednesday, November 22 2017 Nov 22, 2017 Wednesday, November 22, 2017 2:36:00 AM CST November 22, 2017 in News
COLUMBIA - A three-car crash temporarily shut down one of the northbound lanes of Range Line St. around 6:00 Tuesday... More >>
1 day ago Tuesday, November 21 2017 Nov 21, 2017 Tuesday, November 21, 2017 7:00:00 PM CST November 21, 2017 in News
COLUMBIA - The American Farm Bureau Federation conducted a survey on 16 food items from 25 states across the country... More >>
1 day ago Tuesday, November 21 2017 Nov 21, 2017 Tuesday, November 21, 2017 6:19:00 PM CST November 21, 2017 in News
COLUMBIA - Boone County Auditor June Pitchford presented the commission with her proposed 2018 budget Tuesday afternoon. The commissioners... More >>
1 day ago Tuesday, November 21 2017 Nov 21, 2017 Tuesday, November 21, 2017 6:06:00 PM CST November 21, 2017 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - A one-of-a-kind facility is starting to take shape in Jefferson City. At the junction of US Highway... More >>
1 day ago Tuesday, November 21 2017 Nov 21, 2017 Tuesday, November 21, 2017 5:55:10 PM CST November 21, 2017 in News
SEDALIA - Steel giant Nucor announced Tuesday it would build a new facility in Sedalia, bringing 250 new jobs and... More >>
1 day ago Tuesday, November 21 2017 Nov 21, 2017 Tuesday, November 21, 2017 4:04:00 PM CST November 21, 2017 in News
FULTON - Callaway County Humane Society Investigator Sandy Corbet said she's had an increase in phone calls related to missing... More >>
1 day ago Tuesday, November 21 2017 Nov 21, 2017 Tuesday, November 21, 2017 3:37:00 PM CST November 21, 2017 in News
Columbia, MO
Broken Clouds 28°
7am 32°
8am 34°
9am 38°
10am 42°

Select a station to view its upcoming schedule:

Coming Up Next

6:00a
KOMU 8 News Today
7:00a
Today
9:00a
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
6:30a
Cops
7:00a
Maury
8:00a
The Steve Wilkos Show

Tonight's Schedule

7:00p
Football Night in America
7:20p
Sunday Night Football Thanksgiving Special
7:00p
Supernatural
8:00p
Arrow
9:00p
KOMU 8 News @ Nine on The CW
9:30p
Seinfeld