Helper City Councilmen listened Thursday to a proposal aimed at transforming a section of the Price River and river path into an entertainment and amusement area for white water kayaking.
Jason Carey stood before the council to make his case.
вЂњYouвЂ™ve got 40,000 people that drive through Helper, and I think about 10-percent have some type of boat attached to their cars,вЂќ Carey said.В вЂњThe river would become more of a front door instead of a back door. With these projects, itвЂ™s easy to start a coalition; itвЂ™s easy to get people to come together and say вЂthereвЂ™s something that can be done there.вЂ™вЂќ
вЂњThe question is: what do we want Helper to be in five or 10 year?вЂќ Helper City Mayor Dean Armstrong said. вЂњDo we want it to be a destination city?вЂќ
Armstrong said he was confident the City could obtain State funding to complete such a project.
Councilmen wanted to further investigate the river restoration process and possible impact it might have. Councilmen said they would likely make a final decision regarding the project at the next Council meeting.