ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC)- The City of Abilene is making moves to begin selling city-owned land around Lake Fort Phantom Hill.
The Abilene Planning and Zoning Commission may recommending city council members amend an ordinance to allow on-site sewage facilities (septic) on property that does not meet minimum size requirements to allow for on-site sewage. The current ordinance only allows on-site sewage on property that is a minimum half-acre lot.
Six city-owned properties around the lake were informally established long before this ordinance outlining septic systems requirements was made, and now the lack of City sewage is impeding the sale of these properties to some who are now leasing the small lots – all that are well under half an acre.
The Abilene Planning and Zoning Commission is recommending that the proposed amendment to the ordinance “creates a regulatory framework for Grandfathering the size of these six lots and their continued use of on-site sewage facilities for wastewater disposal.” (Section 22.214.171.124)
If the ordinance amendment is passed by the Abilene City Council, the City of Abilene may then proceed with offering the six home sites for sale to leaseholders.
The Abilene Planning and Zoning Commission is going to discuss the issue in their next meeting.