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Austin Bottom to get additional patrols
Activity at boat ramp concerns residents
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The Putco boat ramp is shown at the left side of the photo
In answer to concerns recently voiced by Austin Bottom Community residents, the sheriff's department will increase patrols in the area through the end of the summer season. Members of the community met with the Corps of Engineers and local officials at their fire station on Aug. 18 to try and find a solution to the problem of visitors to the Putco boat ramp, where a man was recently injured in a shooting, engaging in unlawful and undesirable activity including camping, blocking of the boat ramp, public intoxication, noise, drugs, and litter. Center Hill Lake Resource Manager Kevin Salvilla attended to answer questions and take comments from residents.