BOMA to consider annexing site of new school

Jan. 07, 2013 @ 10:10 AM

When the Board of Mayor and Aldermen meets in the Sevierville Civic Center Monday night, it will consider an ordinance annexing the property occupied by Northview Academy.

Currently under construction, Northview, for grades 7-12, is set to open in August. It will ease crowding at existing Sevier County schools.

The school is at the intersection of Winfield Dunn Parkway (Highway 66) and Swaggerty Road. The westernmost portion of the property already is within city limits. The ordinance would annex the rest of the property.

"There's advantages to being within the city," said Sevierville spokesman Bob Stahlke. The city's fire rating is lower than that of the county, and water and sewer rates are lower, he noted.

"They also would receive city police services," he said.

The Sevierville Planning Commission approved the annexation proposal in November.

In other business tonight, the board will consider:

n Second reading of an ordinance amending the fiscal year 2012 budget for items that exceeded the budget

n Second reading of an ordinance rezoning a Village Drive property from R-1 to C-3

n Replacing Bowling Center software

n Removing electric trolleys from the city fleet for surplus