The Shoreline Mismanagement Plan -- Dave Gresham Hardy, VA

posted Dec 6, 2014, 10:30 AM by Site administrator   [ updated Dec 8, 2014, 4:39 AM ]
    Many local folks don’t understand why the Shoreline Management Plan is having such a negative impact on our property values, even catastrophic in some cases. With that in mind, here is an explanation of a few of the many problems. Keep in mind that none of this addresses the fact that AEP and FERC had no right to dictate what we do with our property in the first place. That oversight belongs to state and especially local authorities, who were doing an excellent job of using common sense and comprehensive zoning when the “plan” was unleashed on us.

 ... I’ll summarize as follows: To create the Lake, AEP purchased the right to store water on our properties. This is all they bought. Forty years went by and then they essentially took our property rights and started telling us what we can or cannot do with our shorelines.  It’s over 10 years since they implemented this fiasco and the results are crystal clear: Life changing financial losses for some property owners and sorely diminished real estate values for everyone else. Enough is enough. Repeal the Shoreline Management Plan. 

Read the remainder of Dave's Commentary attached below:
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Dec 6, 2014, 10:30 AM