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Sparta Sewer Moratorium Impacting Local Property Deals

/ The Upper Cumberland's News Leader
Sparta Sewer Moratorium Impacting Local Property Deals

A Sparta citizen voiced concerns to the Mayor and Board of Aldermen Thursday night over the city’s imposed sewer moratorium

Former Mayor Jeff Young allegedly signed the moratorium without the Board’s knowledge before he left office.

Resident Ken Bullis said he has a piece of property that he cannot sell since he can not cannot to the sewer system.

“He is not going to be interested if we don’t get some sewer,” Bullis said, “With the tap thing that we are talking about now, I know you can’t make a firm commitment, but in my mind, are we talking about six months before we can get back on a tap?”

Mayor Jerry Lowery said he agreed with the resident’s complaint. Lowery said the city is working to correct the issue to lift the ban as soon as possible.

‘We are going to try and correct it,” Lowery said. “It shouldn’t have happened like this, but it did. (…) I can promise you this, and I think I speak for the board. We are going to be committed to getting off this moratorium, so we can allow businesses and homes to come in.”

Public Works Director Dillard Quick said the city is continuing to work with the state to get its system in compliance.

“Until we get with our engineer and TDEC to find out what we can do, that’s where we are at,” Quick said.


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