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Rusk County court OKs new subdivision plat

By Angela Ward
July 19, 2012 at 11 p.m.

HENDERSON - The Rusk County Commissioners Court on Thursday approved the plat for the Vincent Cordosa Subdivision that will be in Pct. 2.

Pct. 2 Commissioner Mike Pepper said the 54-acre subdivision will increase the housing options for people who want to live in the Northeastern part of the county, near Lake Cherokee, but don't want large tracts of land.

"The plans are to divide it into 13 lots, which will mean most houses will be on four or five acres," Pepper said. "I realize that sounds like large lots to many people, but it's usually difficult to find land for sale in my precinct in less than 20-acre parcels."

The subdivision will be off CR 2116 . Roads within the subdivision will be privately built and maintained, not requiring the use of county funds or equipment, Pepper said. The land is in the Tatum Independent School District.

County Judge Joel Hale said any time new housing is made available in the county, it's a good thing.

"New housing means more residents and an expanded tax base," Hale said. "It's always good to have people moving into a county, rather than moving out."

Cordosa is building the roads, installing the utilities and subdividing the lots, Pepper said. Individual buyers will be responsible for the construction of their own homes.

In other business, Henderson Independent School District Superintendent Keith Boles used the public comments section of the meeting to thank the commissioners and county judge for their support of the district.

"We've completed several projects during the past few months that wouldn't have been possible without assistance from the county," Boles said. "I believe the entire community benefits when entities like the school districts and the county work together."



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