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Fox Run resurfacing gets ‘thumbs up’ from FBMA

Good news regarding Fox Run subdivision was a highlight at the Farragut Board of Mayor and Aldermen meeting last Thursday, Sept. 23.

Darryl Smith, town engineer, reported that progress was being made in the Brochardt Boulevard resurfacing project. Greenback Asphalt Company was hired by the town to resurface the subdivision’s main thoroughfare up to Comblain Road and was asked to add a “crown” to help with future drainage. The crown will add slope to the previously flat surface and assist with water runoff helping to prevent puddling.

Gary Bishop, a Fox Run resident who has been outspoken throughout his subdivision’s flooding woes, reported, “[Greenback] really jumped on it … they are really doing a good job.” He added, “The state of Tennessee needs to hire them to do I-40.”

Smith also reported that the extension of Campbell Station Road is set to begin pending the completion of one outstanding TVA permit. “We may actually see some movement on that project in the next two to three weeks,” Smith said.

In the mayor’s report, Mayor Eddy Ford announced that the next “Mayor’s Night In” would be held from 5 to 7 p.m., Monday, Nov. 1. Ford extended an open invitation to anyone wishing to discuss issues regarding the town.

In other business:

The board unanimously (4-0) approved Ordinance 04-33 to amend the 2004 budget. Town administrator Dan Olson explained the need for an increase of $23,666 in order to cover expenses from the Watt Road and Old Stage Road projects. Olson said the extra funds were needed primarily because invoices were not submitted in time to make payments in fiscal year 2003. The additional funds were available in the road fund.

The board unanimously approved on second reading Ordinance 04-22, an amendment to Ordinance 86-16, as amended to rezone Parcel 89.01, Tax Map 151, from R-2 to O-1, 5 acres; located at the end of Deadwood Road, adjacent to Old Stage Hills Subdivision; requested by Myers Bros. Holdings.

The board unanimously voted to approve on second reading Ordinance 04-23, as amended to rezone a portion of Parcels 63, 63.02, and 63.03, Tax Map 151, from R-2 to C-1, approximately 4 acres; located on the south side of Kingston Pike, west of Way Station Trail adjacent to Old Stage Hills subdivision; requested by Myers Bros. Holdings.

In unfinished business, the board approved a cost sharing agreement, amended to include time limits, with Landstar Development to widen Evans Road from the entrance of The Farm at Willow Creek east to the intersection with Virtue Road.

Ford was elected as the town’s voting representative for the National League of Cities Conference scheduled to begin Dec. 4. Vice Mayor Mike Haynes and Alderman Joel Garber were elected as alternates. Ford also announced his candidacy for the NLC board of directors.

Ford proclaimed the week of Sept. 17-23 as Constitution Week recognizing the 217th anniversary of the framing of Constitution and asked that citizens reaffirm its ideals and vigilantly protect its guaranteed freedoms.

As is custom, the board canceled its second November and December meetings to observe the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays.


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