Blunt, McCaskill, Hartzler Comment on FERC Decision

Members of Missouri’s congressional delegation are weighing-in on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s decision approving Ameren’s redrawn boundaries for the Lake of the Ozarks Shoreline Management Plan.

Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO) says the regulatory agency acted with “common sense” in approving Ameren’s plan. “Limiting FERC requirements will provide more certainty for homeowners and businesses along the shoreline and allow Missourians to continue to benefit from this resource,” Blunt said.

Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) agrees:

McCaskill says FERC’s ruling is good news for the Lake of the Ozarks:

Republican Rep. Vicky Hartzler, whose current congressional district covers much of the land bordering the lake, says “While FERC’s decision is positive, some property rights issues at the Lake remain and I will continue to monitor the situation closely to ensure the rights of Lake-area property owners are not being trampled on.”

New Bilboards in Camdenton

Access Camdenton as it is being called is a brand new campaign sponsored by the Camdenton Area Chamber of Commerce to really promote the business community in the Camdenton area by making them more visible. Visitors and residents will begin seeing local businesses advertisers promote their services on particular billboards in the Camdenton coming later in the summer months. The initial project was launched this month and already is booking billboard spots for August. All of the billboards will be split into four sections. Construction on the first billboard will go up on Highway 54 near A Road June 18. Each advertiser is obligated to commit to one four-week cycle at a cost of 160 dollars.

Sunrise Beach TIFF Meeting Tonight

The Sunrise Beach TIFF Commission will hold a public hearing tonight at 6 p.m in the Sunrise Beach Fire Protection District Fire Station. The hearing is an opportunity for the public to ask questions and comment on a request from Associated Grocers concerning a proposed new supermarket development to be located at the corner of Highway 5 and Route F in Sunrise Beach. A full plat review is expected. The purposed building is a 53,000 square foot development with an approximate cost of $16 million is cited to include a Wood’s Supermarket, a fast food restaurant, not currently committed, and a 24 hour gas/convenience store with 10 gasoline pumps is also slated to be built.

Bev Thomas Runs Uncontested

Camden County Commissioner Bev Thomas will be able running unopposed. At least for this election season and according to her because of this she will be more focused on helping run the County rather than running a campaign. For eight years Thomas has been elected to Camden County Commissioner. This is the first time she has run unopposed.

Iberia Man Gets DWI #6

43-year old Paul Humphrey of Iberia’s gotten his sixth DWI. The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office says one of his deputies assisted Crocker Police with a sobriety check early Friday morning. The deputy observed a driver break several traffic laws, then pulled the driver over. Officers tried to administer several sobriety tests, but couldn’t because the driver was allegedly too impaired. Humphrey refused a breathalyzer. He’s being held on $100,000 bond, charged DWI- chronic offender,and one charge of driving while revoked.

Synthetic Marijuana Seized in Raid on Laurie Smoke Shop

Morgan County sheriff’s deputies have served a search warrant on Veda’s Discount Cigarettes & Tobacco on Route 5 in Laurie, and reportedly seized more than 50 packages of so-called ‘K-2,’ synthetic marijuana. After an eight week investigation, an undercover officer purchased a synthetic smoke product from the shop. A sample was sent to the Mid-Missouri Drug Task Force laboratory and the , which is an illegal Schedule 1 narcotic. The raid was executed this afternoon. Officers detained one person for questioning, but no formal charges had been filed.

FERC Approves New Boundries for Lake of the Ozarks Shoreline Management Plan

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has approved Ameren’s re-drawn project boundry plan for the Lake of the Ozarks, placing all homes and other structures built on the shoreline outside the project boundary. The new boundry follows the 662 foot elevation, lower in some cases to allow for existing structures. The plan aopproved today was the one submitted to FERC on January 31st. At that time, Ameren said it would ensure that most of the 1,600 homes along the Lake of the Ozarks shoreline are not threatened with removal.