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Attempt to Limit Access to Corp Land

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    Fellow yakkers, hunters, hikers, mushroom seekers and others:

                    The attached article is a well written letter to the editor of Stockton's local newspaper (I assume) written by Wayne Terrell.  The letter discusses his displeasure with a new local landowner who has requested to the Cedar County courthouse that a portion of County Road 1774 be closed.  If the County Commissioner upholds this request a bad precedence will be established.  As a kayakker the final decision will not effect my access to the lake.  However, if this landowner has his way which County Road is next?  It appears on the surface that this landowner is trying to turn his/her 180 acre plot of land into their own personal 680 acres.  Pretty greedy in my opinion!  I would suggest that you take Wayne Terrell's advise and call the County Commissioner and the Corp of Engineers to state your opinion on this matter.  Wayne also mentioned that there is a public hearing on September 9th at the courthouse.  I personally cannot attend and therefore I have already talked to a representative for the Corp and the Commisssioner Marlin Collins.  Both calls were quite pleasant.  The Commisssioner asked me to send him an e-mail discussing my disapproval so that he could display it at the hearing.  He will problably ask you to do the same.  Thanks for your time and hope to continue meeting more of the Ozark Anglers members out on the water! 

                                                                                                                   YakAttack

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If it has been maintained by the county for ten years and is used regularly by the public he can't close it, per Mo. statutes and Court precedents.  has the county been grading it at least annually?  The mere fact that he might get it closed won't affect any other roads because any closures would also have to meet the standards of abandonment set by statutes.  Get a lawyer involved.

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Yakattack,

  I would like to have some email addresses to send in my two cents worth. We have enough problems with public access and don't need to start anymore.

  I always think of Kansas and what has happened to the ability to float a creek or river......................  disaster.................

Walcrabass

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8 hours ago, Walcrabass said:

Yakattack,

  I would like to have some email addresses to send in my two cents worth. We have enough problems with public access and don't need to start anymore.

  I always think of Kansas and what has happened to the ability to float a creek or river......................  disaster.................

Walcrabass

Walcrabass:

                    The Cedar County Commissioner is Marlon Collins and his e-mail address is Commission@CedarCountyMO.gov.  He was very pleasant to talk to on the phone.  I do not have e-mail addresses for anyone at the Corp.  They were also very pleasant to talk to!

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There has been a 180 acre farm for sale on 1774 over looking Price Branch. I wonder if this is the landowner we are discussing.  Years ago I was able to drive into the back of Googer off of Y highway ( county rd 131) but the last time I tried that road was blocked (I believe the corp quit maintaining that road)

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All roads to the lake that were open when the lake was built  should be open. Years ago MDC tried to close some but they were opened by the county commissors.. They ruled that should not be closed at any time.

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