Easement Passed For Development

Overton County Commissioners met in a Highway and Property Committee meeting last Wednesday and approved a water and sewer easement for a potential housing development behind the Highway Department.

Overton County Executive Ben Danner explained that he along with Town of Livingston Mayor Curtis Hayes has been meeting with a company—who wishes to be unnamed at this time—that is looking at purchasing a tract of land to build a 64-unit apartment complex that is to be used as “workforce housing.”

“It will be based on income for people that are working,” Danner said. “There may also be units available for students at TCAT and Vol State… It is something that is really needed for the county.”

According to Danner, the company is currently putting in its applications for the complex with the state and an easement for water and sewer access has to be available.

The motion for the easement passed unanimously.

In other business, Highway Superintendent James Norrod provided an update on the BRZ Project.

BRZ bridge project over Carr Creek is federally funded through the Tennessee Department of Transportation’s (TDOT) High Priority Bridge Replacement Program. The new bridge will be a 220 feet long free stress, three-span bridge made of concrete.

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