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FBMA updated on town committee goals for FY2005


Plans for the upcoming year from the town’s four major committees highlighted the regularly scheduled meeting of the Farragut Board of Mayor and Aldermen Thursday, Sept. 9.

Leisure Services Director Sue Stuhl, speaking on behalf of Farragut Arts Council chair Joan Giffen, announced that the council would revive the Art and Flower Show in conjunction with the Dixie Highway Garden Club.


“[The Show] was very popular, a few years back.” Stuhl said, “The Art and Flower show is in June of 2005. We are in the planning process and will be working with the Dixie Highway Garden club again. It is just an amazing show, we will be putting out a call for artists … detailed applications will be available in January of 2005 for any artist of two- or three-dimensional art that might want to be part of this. It is a juried show and we will be calling for the art in March to come into the town hall and be juried, and then those pieces selected would be brought back June of 2005” for the Art and Flower Show.

Stuhl said that the council, along with updating the town Artist’s Directory, has taken over the crafts portion of Happy Days in Farragut.

“Happy days in Farragut, which is coming up in September (6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 24),” Stuhl said, “[The council] has taken over the crafts, which is wonderful. It’s a free event, lots of kids come, and [the council] has six different crafts scheduled for this year. It’s a great way for kids to become experienced at and have a little bit of experience with art.”

Stuhl also reminded the Board that Freaky Friday Fright Night in Farragut is scheduled from 5 to 7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 29, in conjunction with the Farragut Parks and Athletics Council.

Farragut Decorating Committee chair Linda Ford announced that the committee would again decorate for the holidays and announced that the Farragut Town Hall Holiday Open House would feature the Farragut High School Madrigal Singers.

“We have missed them for several years, and it just seemed like they set the stage for the holiday season,” Ford said.

Ford added, “Here in the building we’re having two children’s handbell choir’s from local churches.”

Farragut Folklife Museum Director Doris Owens reported that the museum was continuing its efforts documenting the history of Farragut residents and said the museum would compile a list of subjects to include.

Happy Days in Farragut was the event most touted by Farragut Parks and Athletics Council chair Pat Sloan.

“The happy days event,” Sloan said “[is slated] for Sept. 24. Before we have had it in August and it kind of passed by because of people getting ready for school. It kind of came and went before anybody knew it was going on. Moving it to September, we’ll hopefully have cooler weather, and hopefully there won’t be any rain. It’s a really great event. The men can stand and ogle cars. The kids can have fun with crafts, everybody can eat hot dogs. Even if you’re going to the ballgame, you can stop by the park first.”

The event is scheduled from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 24, at Mayor Bob Leonard Park on Watt Road.

“Bring your family, dance and listen to music of the fifties, sixties and seventies,” Sloan said.

On second reading the Board:

• Approved 5-0, Ordinance 04-28, an amendment proposed by Sallie H. Ralston to Ordinance 86-16, Farragut Zoning Ordinance, as amended, is hereby amended by rezoning Parcel 38.01, Tax Map 153, 1109 Concord Road, located on the west side of Concord Road just north of Second Drive, 2.1 Acres, from A Agriculture District to R-1 Rural Single-Family Residential District.

• Approved 5-0, Ordinance 04-29, an amendment proposed by Sarah Ralston to Ordinance 86-16, Farragut Zoning Ordinance, as amended, is hereby amended by rezoning a portion of Parcel 37.03, Tax Map 153, located on the west side of Concord Road on the north and south side of the First Utility District access drive, 18.53 Acres, from A Agriculture District to R-1 Rural Single-Family Residential District and OSR Open Space Residential Overlay District.

• Approved 5-0, Ordinance 04-30, an amendment proposed by Anne Ralston to Ordinance 86-16, Farragut Zoning Ordinance, as amended, is hereby amended by rezoning Parcel 38, Tax Map 153, 1117 Concord Road, located on the west side of Concord Road between Second Drive and the Norfolk Southern Railroad tracks, 5.01 Acres, from A Agriculture District to R-1 Rural Single-Family Residential District and OSR Open Space Residential Overlay District.

On first reading the Board:

• Approved 5-0 Ordinance 04-33, Amendment to Ordinance 03-11, FY2004 Budget to increase the town road budget by $23,665.

Under unfinished business the Board:

• Approved a TDOT Traffic Signal Coordination Contract for the retiming of eight traffic signals in town.

In New Business the Board:

• Approved a request to close Streets for the Farragut/West Knox Chamber of Commerce Annual 5K Run to be held at 8 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 25.

• Approved bids from Ted Russell Ford for the purchase a 2-wheel drive pick-up truck for $15,418, a 4-wheel drive pick-up truck for $19,998 and a passenger van for $19,380.

• Approved a bid for Street Sweeping Contract from Husky Vacuum for $1,100 for roads and $250 for parking lots.

During the Attorney’s Report, town attorney Tom Hale requested a closed meeting for the Board.

 

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