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Despite fielding fire from some residents of Knox County for not making its fair share of contributions to Knox County Schools, the town of Farragut has been recognized for doing some things right.

The town was recognized for its outstanding planning with an Achievement Award from the Tennessee Municipal League. The award was presented Sunday, June 13, during TML's annual conference in Chattanooga.


The league noted in its presentation that “during the last decade, Farragut, a residential suburb west of Knoxville, has almost tripled in size. The town's focus on community planning and aesthetics has made the town's growing spurt go smoothly rather than overwhelmingly chaotic.

“Incorporated in 1980 with a population of 6,279, Farragut grew to 17,720 by 2000, making it the 29th largest of Tennessee's 347 municipalities. With 160,000 persons living within a 10-mile radius of Farragut Town Hall, anything could have happened.”

Ron Darden, management consultant with the University of Tennessee' Municipal Technical Advisory Service, said, "The focus of the young town has been on community planning. The town's ordinances and development review process promotes aesthetics and protects property values."

The town was noted for its major features of planning efforts that include:

• Involving citizens, town government committees, and department heads in the development review process.

• Implementing planning ordinances and regulations that include zoning, signs, tree preservation, subdivision regulations, and the major road plan.

That’s pretty good for a town that’s only 24 years old, with no property taxes and no debt.

 

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