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New ZIP begins July 1


Farragut town administrator Dan Olson made it official — Farragut will have its own ZIP Code beginning July 1.

Olson announced the news at the regularly scheduled meeting of the Farragut Board of Mayor and Aldermen Thursday, March 24.


Olson said, “Residents and businesses located within the boundaries of Farragut will receive the new ZIP Code and be notified by mail no later than Wednesday, June 1.”

The new ZIP will save the town money, Olson said, especially when it comes to sales tax revenue and identifying businesses located in the town of Farragut rather than those in Knoxville or Knox County.

Currently, in order for the town to receive credit for town-based businesses from the Internal Revenue Service “It takes several days of work to go through several hundred pages of businesses,” Olson said.

The ZIP Code, he said, will “save man hours and make sure that we’re always getting credit for things that are here.”

It will also make it easier to conduct a new town census set to begin this summer.

Some people who think they live in Farragut actually aren’t, Olson added.

Olson has been through this process before when he worked in a suburb of Des Moines, Iowa, about 15 years ago.

The Board passed on first reading:

Ordinance 05-06 to accept Confederacy Way, the private road located within Shiloh Subdivision, as a public road.

Ordinance 05-07 Request to amend the text of the Farragut Municipal Code to define sport fields sponsorship message boards for St. John Neumann School.

 

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