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The No-Wake Proposal……

Posted by Cindy Spee on Thursday, May 18th, 2017 at 11:11am.

The Jupiter no-wake zone extension passed but the next step is to request the Palm Beach County Board of Commissioners to support the plan. The most recent controversy is about a plan to extend the no-wake zone for boaters about one mile north of Cato’s Bridge, which goes from Tequesta to Jupiter Island. Boaters now can go up to 25 mph in the 125-foot-wide, 10-foot-deep. A no-wake zone would limit boaters to about 5 mph, increasing the one-mile trip to the north end of Coral Cove Park from two minutes to about six minutes. Saying fast-moving boaters are endangering swimmers, paddle boarders, snorkelers, the Jupiter council voted Tuesday night unanimously to support a plan to extend a no-wake zone. Opponents say more law enforcement to prevent speeding boats, not a no-wake zone, is a better response. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has the final say. No dates have been set for public hearings or a vote by FWC. 

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