New sewer line further discussed

Jonathan Wright - [email protected]

BROOKSVILLE — Questions about the new wastewater treatment line was discussed at Bracken County Fiscal Court Wednesday.

With Judge-Executive Earl Bush absent on vacation, Magistrate Scotty Lippert Jr. served as judge execeutive pro tem for Bush’s position. Among those topics discussed was one brought up by a citizen during the open floor session of the meeting.

In a sort of continuation of the public hearing regarding the Augusta Regional Sewer Authority, Kenny Weiss, state road department supervisor, came before the court to inquire about the required one acre of land needed for a homeowner to install a sewer system. If the sewer line being built negates the need for a sewer system, Weiss asked, can multiple homes or trailers be put on the same property?

“Right now it’s a regulation by the health department and a county ordinance that, to put a house up or double-wide in, you’ve got to have one acre to put a septic system in,” Lippert said. “(Weiss) brings a good point, if you get this centralized sewer system, is that going to stay an acre, or could you put a house on less ground?”

Lippert said he would check with the planning and zoning committee Thursday night to determine the subdivision policies and look into the regulations preventing people from putting multiple homes on their property.

The court also approved an agreement for a rubberized asphalt grant, which will pave 1.4 miles of Old Dover Road. The grant, Lippert said, was free to apply for.

“It’s a grant Judge Bush applied for,” he said. “It’s an asphalt mixture, and 10 percent of it is from recycled tires.”


Jonathan Wright

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