My question involves real estate located in the State of: MO
I own a boat slip on Table Rock Lake. The slip is part of a 16 slip boat dock, owned by the Association, or the combination of the owners.
This dock was licensed by the Army Corps of Engineers and is attached to a housing subdivision that I do not own property in.
The owner of the subdivision has recently gated the access road into the subdivision as it is a privately owned road.
The owner is now "taxing" all parties who own property within, and parties who simply own a slip in the dock, in the form of maintenance for the private road.
The land owner is not the owner of the dock as it is owned by the association. He is simply the owner of the land and private road into the subdivision.
The owner obviously intends to enforce this "taxation" by gating the road with a key card pass.
The boat dock is obviously anchored in the lake and not a part of the subdivision property.
I access the boat dock from the other side of the cove, so I have no reason to use the private subdivision road.
My question is: Is this legal for him to force me to pay for use of the road to get to my slip whether I use the road or not?
Any help would be appreciated.