During a recent special called board meeting, Brian Johnson, superintendent, Cherokee County Schools, noted that the Spring Garden project has been on hold on hold for several months now, because the Spring Garden campus is in a “landlocked” situation.
Johnson said he met with a landowner onsite last week about the Spring Garden project.
“With the addition of the existing field lines and sewer system, we are unable to handle the new flow of sewage,” said Johnson. “There are several options we can pursue.”
According to Johnson, the landowner has agreed to let Spring Garden School use his pasture across the road from the school for placing of field lines, for $30,000. The school would need approximately seven to 10 acres for this purpose, Johnson said.
“I have found out that the land, although it is used for field lines, can still be used for hay and grazing of cattle,” said Johnson. “It will not be able to be used for row cropping and that is not the type of farming he does anyway, so he was very supportive.”
If for any reason the school relocates, Johnson, said, the landowner would like for the property to revert back to the current landowners. The Cherokee County Board of Education would be responsible for repairing the pasture to its original state before the lines were placed.
The board will discuss the issue further in the near future