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Chapter 253

< > Effective - 26 Apr 1982, see footnote    bottom

  253.500.  Disapproval of conveyance by United States to state of land related to Meramec Park Lake Project, exceptions — restrictive covenants, exceptions. — The general assembly of the state of Missouri, pursuant to authority granted by the provisions of an act of the Ninety-seventh Congress of the United States known as Senate Bill No. 1493, PL 97-128, does hereby disapprove the general conveyance to the state of Missouri by the federal government or any agency of the federal government of any lands, and any interests in lands, related to the Meramec Park Lake Project, but expressly accepts the following conveyances:

  (1)  The state of Missouri is hereby authorized to accept conveyance of fee title interests in lands consisting of no more than five thousand one hundred twenty-two acres, with those lands further described by a map titled "Meramec Land Map (Reference to amended H.B. 1539, 81st General Assembly)", dated March 1, 1982, and on file with the Missouri department of natural resources, parts of which are accepted for the department of transportation, the department of conservation, and the department of natural resources as indicated on said map;

  (2)  The state of Missouri is hereby authorized to accept a conveyance of restrictive covenants on certain lands presently owned by the United States government, such lands to be in addition to those identified in subdivision (1), and which shall consist of those lands which lie within six hundred feet of either side of a center line of the Meramec River, Huzzah and Courtois creeks within lands referred to in PL 97-128, as part of the Meramec Lake Project, or if necessary to comply with PL 97-128, to the minimum distance from the normal high water mark established by said law.  Such center line shall be established by the state land surveyor prior to the conveyance;

  (3)  Such covenants shall only restrict the erection, placement or maintenance of structures on said lands, the depositing of any trash or foreign material which is unsightly or offensive, and the cutting, destruction or removal of any living timber which occupies the banks of said river and creeks within the designated area.  Farm buildings, including farm residences, and livestock fences shall not be considered structures for the purposes of this authorization, and presently existing buildings or structures shall not be affected by this restriction.  The state of Missouri is hereby restricted from using any authority granted by PL 97-128 to use lands within the areas affected by such covenants for the development of the Ozark Trail.


(L. 1982 H.B. 1539 § 1)

Effective 4-26-82

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