Lieutenant Governor Kinder
to host a town hall meeting on proposed state park
Public, Governor Nixon invited to session at West Plains Civic Center
JEFFERSON CITY – Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder will conduct a “Town Hall Meeting” at the West Plains Civic Center on Monday, October 26. The meeting will be an opportunity for interested citizens to provide input about the state’s plan to purchase land along the Eleven Point River for a new state park in neighboring Oregon County.
The proposed acquisition of the Frederick Creek Ranch is part of the “Southeast Missouri Regional Restoration Plan,” a project administered by state and federal conservation agencies. The plan is the result of a settlement requiring mining companies to provide compensation for past environmental contamination.
Lieutenant Governor Kinder called this meeting in response to concerns from area residents and officials that they have had insufficient opportunity for input on this major project involving the transfer of 2,463 acres of private land to the state’s control.
“Citizens in the Oregon County area have legitimate questions about this proposal. We hope to give all interested parties an outlet to voice their concerns, and I also invite Governor Nixon to join me at this event,” Kinder said.
WHO: Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder
WHAT: Town Hall Meeting on the proposed Frederick Creek Ranch land acquisition
WHERE AND WHEN:
- 2:00 p.m., Monday, Oct. 26
West Plains Civic Center (west side of building)
110 St. Louis Street