MOUNT VERNON — The revamping of subdivision regulations with concern to stormwater management and sediment control was the purpose of a public hearing Thursday morning between the Knox County Commissioners and Knox County Regional Planning Director Darrell Severns.
Verbiage in the current regulations for subdivisions states that any earth-disturbing activity on commercial non-farm property needs to incorporate stormwater management and sediment control practices. Initial regulations were drafted many years ago, and additional items were later added as amendments. Severns explained that Appendix A in the regulations had become obsolete, and that Appendix F was very similar, only updated and more detailed. “There really is no change in the regulations,” said Severns, who added that he did discover the original regulations were crafted for municipalities and not necessarily counties.
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