Even though Seymour has an identity and is recognized as a defined area, the community is not currently incorporated as a city like neighboring Sevierville, Knoxville, and Maryville.
However, many feel incorporation for Seymour is possible, if not inevitable.
“Personally I prefer it didn’t get incorporated, but for the community itself I think it would be better,” said Seymour resident Jeff Julian. “We would get more funds for this end of the county. I know in the past it seems like more of the funds go to the upper end.”
One reason Jeff may be weary of the possible incorporation of Seymour is because as a city Seymour would have to impose a property tax not less than the annual revenues derived by the municipality from state-shared taxes.... read the rest of the story by Subscribing now.