Keep Non-navigable Houseboats and Floating Houses on TVA Reservoirs!
Please sign this petition in support of the rights of all non-navigable and floating house boat owners on Fontana Lake as well as on all TVA reservoirs.
Recently TVA recommended dramatic changes to the regulations concerning these houses. The unreasonable proposed changes most notably include a twenty-year sunset period that requires the removal of all homes at the cost of their respective owners. This removal even applies to the pre-1978 grandfathered homes!
These changes are unfair and we are asking for your support in requesting the TVA Board to reject the proposed regulations, to grandfather in all existing compliant non-navigable houseboats and floating houses and also to find more common sense solutions in the regulation of these family-friendly floating communities. Many families use these floating homes as a way to spend quality time with their loved ones, while also enjoying the great outdoors.
In addition to the effect on individual homeowners, local marinas depend heavily on the business generated by these floating communities. These changes will clearly have a devastating effect on economies associated with these marina operations. An economic affect that is in conflict with the original intent of TVA's charter and mission.
Please don't stand idly by while TVA's new regulations negatively impact regional communities, the livelihood of marina operators and the quality of life of families who enjoy and appreciate these beautiful lakes. Join us and sign the petition today. Thank you!