©2013 NPT PHOTO BY RICK HOOPER
Jamie Williams addresses members of the Cocke County Legislative Body Monday evening
about damage to roads being caused by logging operations.
|Published: 7:07 AM, 08/20/2013
||Last updated: 7:07 AM, 08/20/2013
Author: Rick Hooper
Source: The Newport Plain Talk
NEWPORT-Not only will Cocke County receive funding for
road repairs from the National Resource Conservation Service, the county will
also receive the funds at a 90 percent cost-share rate.
Cocke County Mayor Vaughn Moore made the announcement to
members of the Cocke County Legislative Body during Monday's regular meeting.
Strong storms packing heavy rains caused more than a
half-million dollars in estimated road damages in the Del Rio and Cosby areas
on July 19. Roads damaged by the storm included Punkton Road, Bull Mountain,
Black Branch, Midway, Seay Hollow, Bug Branch, John's Creek, Strange Hollow and
Chavis Road. Of 40 sites listed with damages, only three will not be funded for
repairs by NRCS. In addition, most, if not all, of the county's 10 percent
match is expected to be in-kind.
"They upped the amount they will pay from 75 percent
to 90 percent and that's really good to hear," said Moore.
For more details, see Tuesday's edition of The Newport Plain Talk.
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