Due to the fact that both the value of surrounding property and development interests are largely shaped by how county land is zoned, the Sevier County Commission had a serious decision on their hands July 10.
The rezoning issue centered on a piece of land located off of Knob Creek Rd. which is owned by Barry Schular and his request to have the property classified as R2M as opposed to R2.
A R2M zone is almost identical to a R2 zone with the exception that a R2 zone must have a city sewer system or use sand filtration whereas a R2M zoned parcel can use a septic system.
“Things have changed from five years ago,” Schular said at the meeting. “It’s not feasible to upgrade the sewer system for 25 acres.”... read the rest of the story by Subscribing now.