Last week I wrote about the importance of knowing Ameren's boundary line if you own or are thinking of buying lakefront property here at the Lake of the Ozarks. Many of you have been asking if there is a "use" easement for the property owner between the take line and the water's edge?
There are Ameren (Union Electric) easements for many lakefront properties, in fact, in some areas Ameren only holds easements rights. Typically there are easement rights that are conveyed to property owners in areas where Ameren holds fee title. Those rights are subject to the Federal FERC license, shoreline management policies and guidelines and the ordinances and policies of appropriate state and federal agencies. For instance, the easement may state that landowners have the right to construct improvements, however, they could not do that without a permit from Ameren or other applicable agencies. Boat docks, seawalls/riprap, patios, boat ramps are some of the improvements allowed through UE's permit process.
Applications and forms for improvements can be found at www.amerenue.com.