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More rafting ramps proposed

Published: 9:17 AM, 03/12/2013

Author: Rick Hooper
Source: The Newport Plain Talk

NEWPORT-The Finance Committee of the Cocke County Legislative Body on Monday discussed the possibility of adding ramps to better service rafting companies on the Pigeon River.

In a packet created by County Clerk Janice Butler's office, which handles rafting fees, two ramps are being proposed. Due to a meeting in Nashville, Butler was unable to attend Monday's meeting. Cocke County Fire/Emergency Service Coordinator, David Cody, however, presented the packet and discussed the proposal.

"We're looking at two new put-ins," said Cody. "One would be for rafters and the other would be for private individuals."

The costs for the proposed ramps would total $118,400. The first ramp would be for rafting companies and would be 16 feet wide and cost an estimated $64,000, while the private ramp would only be 12 feet wide and cost $54,400.

For more details, please see the Tuesday edition of the Newport Plain Talk.

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