City of Lufkin hopes to improve Kurth Lake boat ramp

Lufkin city council will be voting to pass a proposal that would allow for the city to apply for a grant that would improve the boat ramp and other facilities including the parking lot, restrooms and a new pier at Kurth Lake during their council meeting Tuesday night at 5 PM.

If the city were to receive the grant, the city would only have to pay for 25 percent of the project while the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department would pay for the rest.

It's a project that Lufkin's assistant city manager believes is needed.

"We have some issues at certain times, depending on lake levels with launching boats, particularly larger boats, so we're going to try and improve that launch," said assistant city manager Keith wright.

Wright says the paper work must be filed by the end of the month.

He's not sure when a decision will be made, but if the city is awarded the grant, the project should take 3-4 months to complete.

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