Ameren will ask FERC if they can lower the project boundary to 662 feet and remove most residential structures from Ameren property.
About 200 people gathered at the Camdenton Middle School Saturday to listen to representatives from Ameren detail their propsal. Jeff Green from Ameren spoke about carve outs.
Green says Ameren is asking for 662 lakewide but FERC may only allow the change in areas where residences are on Ameren property. Regardless, if the plan is approved, the boundary line move will be the first step followed by some sort of land conveyance.
Ameren plans to map the lake, address all homes on Ameren property, and then submit the 662 plan with maps to FERC and all resource agencies by the first quarter of next year.
Jeff Douglas, manager of real estate from Ameren, said on Saturday that this whole process has been very transparent.
“I will say that there were some comments made, people say that we misrepresented the situation, I think an official in Camden County actually said that we committed fraud. I’ll tell you what, fraud is a criminal act. We did not commit fraud,” Douglas said. “We are good stewards of the shoreline, I’d be happy to debate that issue with anybody. I can say I am proud of our record on shoreline management.”