- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 19, 2015

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. (AP) - A one-year pilot project needs state parks officials to sign on before Rogue River interpretive jet boat trips can be run by a commercial user.

The Mail Tribune reports (https://bit.ly/1Jx7Us9) the Oregon State Parks Department is considering signing a contract with Rogue Jet Boat Adventures manager Taylor Grimes to run a maximum of four tours a day with no more than 10 customers at a time out of TouVelle State Park.

Grimes has been running trips already through a conditional use permit that was recently extended.

In exchange for allowing Grimes to build a temporary gangplank and a small customer check-in office, Rogue Jet Boat Adventures will pay 3 percent of its gross receipts to the parks department.

Greg Layton lives nearby, and said he’s concerned with the impact the large jet boat has had on the area and will continue to have if parks officials sign off.

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Information from: Mail Tribune, https://www.mailtribune.com/

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