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Hearing Hearing Date: September 23, 2016 9:30 am 2247 Rayburn HOB

Reviewing the Tennessee Valley Authority’s Prohibition on Houseboats

Subject
Reviewing the Tennessee Valley Authority’s Prohibition on Houseboats
Date
September 23, 2016
Time
9:30 am
Place
2247 Rayburn HOB

PURPOSE:

  • To review the Tennessee Valley Authority’s (TVA) proposed policy on houseboats, including the impact of the policy on houseboat owners and surrounding communities.
  • To evaluate the purported water quality improvements TVA contends will result from the policy.

BACKGROUND:

  • TVA’s Board of Directorsapproved a policy to prohibit new floating houses on all of its reservoirs and to require the removal of all floating houses after a 30 year sunset.
  • The policy would affect 1,800 houseboats and impact local tax revenue, property investments of houseboat owners, and the Southeast’s tourism and recreation industry.

 

 

Witnesses and testimonies:

Mr. Michael Butler

Chief Executive Officer
Tennessee Wildlife Federation

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Mr. William (Bill) D. Johnson

President and CEO
Tennessee Valley Authority

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Mr. David Moneith

Vice Chairman
Swain County Board of Commissioners

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Ms. Laura Sneed

Founder
Fontana Families for Floating Houses

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Mr. Michael Wilks

President
Tennessee Valley Floating Home Alliance

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