KINGSTON — The city’s plan to get in the boat slip rental business has hit some roadblocks, including a resident questioning whether the proper permits were obtained, but the project is moving forward, officials said.

Using $90,000 of the remaining funds from a TVA payoff to local governments for a massive ash spill from TVA’s Kingston Fossil Plant in December 2008, the city recently purchased 18 boat slips from the Preserve at Clinch River, a resort community formerly known as Rarity Ridge.

The plan is to move the covered slips to the former site in the city of a long pier that jutted out into Watts Bar Lake that was used when a riverboat operated there.

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