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As a safety precaution, county revokes all valid Tired Creek activity permits

Grady County commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday night to revoke all valid permits for activities permitted at the proposed 960-acre Tired Creek lake property and refund the money on a prorated basis.
County Attorney Kevin S. Cauley recommended the action in advance of the opening of hunting season.
“We are getting to the point in the project where work is taking place at the site. By allowing hunting and other activities we could actually be jeopardizing the public health and safety,” Cauley said.
There are currently 114 valid permits with the majority of them being for operating ATVs on the property and the remainder being permits for hunting on the property. Five dual-purpose permits for ATV use and hunting are in effect as well as the lone permit issued on May 28 of this year for a hiker, according to county records.
The county attorney noted that no new permits had been issued since the 404 permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for the construction of the lake was awarded to the board of commissioners.
These 114 permits that have been revoked were the only ones remaining valid. Costs of permits were $25 or $50 for the dual-purpose permits.
Commissioner Bobby Burns asked if there was any work to be done at the site between now and the end of the year.
Both Cauley and County Administrator Rusty Moye briefed the board on the work that is already taking place and will continue to take place through the end of the year.
“This really needs your immediate attention,” Cauley said.
Burns offered a motion to revoke the valid permits and Commissioner Charles Norton seconded. The motion passed unanimously.

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