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Public Notice

February 14, 2007

Proposed action

Request for deed modification and recreation easement

Location

Tellico Reservoir, Monroe County, Tennessee

Description

TVA has received two requests, one from Monroe County and the other from the Town of Vonore, to cooperatively develop an 86-acre city/county public park. The property is located on the Tellico Reservoir in Monroe County, Tennessee, within the city limits of the Town of Vonore near the Vonore Municipal Building and the new Vonore Middle School in Niles Ferry Industrial Park.

Monroe County has asked TVA to approve a deed modification in Niles Ferry Industrial Park for approximately 58 acres to be used for public recreational purposes. The land is currently restricted to industrial purposes and is undeveloped. Monroe County proposes to sublease approximately five acres of the 58 acres to the Boys and Girls Club of Monroe County for construction of a facility to serve local youth.

The Town of Vonore’s request for a 30-year easement over approximately 28 acres of adjacent TVA property will complete the park project. This 28-acre area is currently managed under revocable licenses to the Town of Vonore (14 acres) and an easement to the Tellico Reservoir Development Agency (14 acres) for public recreation purposes. Per the TVA Land Policy, these 28 acres will be surveyed by TVA to determine that the site remains suitable for recreational uses and a continued need exists for such use prior to the easement being granted.

TVA is interested in your comments on the potential of the proposed action to affect the environment or historic properties, and would like to identify any other issues associated with this proposal. These comments will be used to help TVA reach a decision on the proposed action.

Please note that any comments received, including names and addresses, will become part of the administrative record and will be available for public inspection.

All written comments on this proposed action must be received by March 16, 2007, and should be directed to:

Pamela Washburn, TVA
Little Tennessee Watershed Team
260 Interchange Park Dr.
Lenoir City,TN 37772
Phone: 865-632-1303
Fax: 865-632-1313
E-mail: plwasbburn@tva.gov

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