Brian Kelly

ST. LOUIS (KMOX)-Ameren Missouri believes it has come up with a plan that will save private shoreline property around the Lake of the Ozarks.

The new plan would establish the ‘project boundary’ at 662 feet elevation with carve-outs for structures below that level.

Ameren’s Shoreline Supervisor Jeff Green says that means the homes that had been threatened, would be spared, “The 662 revision will take most of those structures, those dwellings out of the projects. The carve-outs below the 662 will address the balance of those structures.”

Green says the plan also provides for other structures along the shoreline, “If they’ve been permitted in the past then they’re fine, they’re grandfather, or if they met the guidelines at the time they were constructed, we can permit those as well.”

Click here to see the proposal.

The public and resource agencies can give their input at two public meetings.

The first is January 3, at the Inn at Grand Glaize in Osage Beach, from 6 to 8 pm.  The second is January 5 at the Lake West Christian Academy in Sunrise Beach, also from 6 to 8 pm.

You can also weigh in at the link above, by email at  or by calling 573-365-9203. Deadline for submitting comments is January 15, 2012.

Green says Ameren hopes to submit the plan to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission early next year and get approval well before the June deadline.



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