A ruling by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ends the concerns for Lake of the Ozarks property owners about some of their buildings around the Lake. The Commission has accepted a shoreline boundary plan from Ameren UE that lowers its boundaries to a pool elevation of 662 feet, and lower for existing dwellings and commercial structures.
Shoreline Management supervisor Jeff Green says this means none of the more than 1,500 structures built around the Lake that infringe on Ameren’s property will have to be removed. “We’ll be notifying the over 1,500 property owners in the coming weeks regarding the recording of this Estoppel Certificate.”
The Estoppel Certificate is a document that will be filed with the Recorder of Deeds Offices in Camden, Miller, Benton and Morgan counties that clarifies ownership and confirms that structures outside the boundary line are not in danger.
Green says aside from helping property owners understand the new plan, the situation regarding those properties is now over. He’s also confident that it prevents any similar issues from arising in the future, regarding properties around the Lake.
“Absolutely. We’re razor focused on making sure that we put a stake in the sand today and make sure that this doesn’t happen in the future, and certainly lowering the project boundary is a significant step towards us not having this problem in the future.”
Read more about the Ameren shoreline plan here.