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Hagerman clarifies ...; D.A.R.E. group offers thanks

Hagerman clarifies ...

Please allow me to clarify a statement attributed to me in the story headlined “Aquatic Buffer takes heat” in the May 12 issue of the farragut press.

The City of Knoxville’s regulations take a multi-prong approach to addressing the specific concerns for a city of our density, age, and size. The City’s current regulations are not lax by any means. When the City first received our mandate, our watersheds were much more urbanized than Farragut is today. Therefore, our current approach, which was best for Knoxville, may not be the best model for Farragut to use at this point in its development. Although Farragut faces similar challenges, the town has a distinct advantage by starting its protective regulations much earlier in its urbanization and should not limit its regulations to simply mimic Knoxville.

David Hagerman, P.E.

City of Knoxville Stormwater Management

400 Main Street, Suite 480

POB 1631, Suite 480

Knoxville, TN 37902

865 215 3251 ofc

865 215 2631 fax

D.A.R.E. group offers thanks

On behalf of the Farragut Intermediate School 5th grade D.A.R.E. Committee, we would like to express our appreciation for the amazing support we received in putting on the “D.A.R.E. To Be Out Of This World” celebration on May 6, 2005.

This party was the culmination of many weeks of Drug Resistance Education taught by Officer White. He did a fabulous job working with our fifth graders helping them understand the dangers of drugs and alcohol. The children really bonded with him as was demonstrated by all the hugs he received the night of the party.

In addition, we had about 70 parent volunteers helping with our food, decorations, games, photography and acquisitions committees. The parental support was overwhelming. We thank our volunteers for the countless hours they gave to making this event a huge success. We especially appreciate our committee chairs: Cindy Holt, Terri Clark, Rose Ann Pemberton and Yvonne Kidder

Finally, our community was generous and supportive as usual. A special thank-you goes out to our five Gold Sponsors with a donation of $500 dollars or more.

These are: Fort Sanders Health and Fitness Center Parkwest; Target; LogoPros; and Buddy’s Barbecue.

We also wish to thank our other sponsors who donated money or food to this special event: Papa Johns; Mario’s Pizza; Pizza Hut; Johnny Carino’s; Dominos Pizza; Gondolier; Ste-fanos Pizza; Clark Consulting; Mellow Mushroom; Dr. Christ-opher O’Rourke; Edward Jones Investments; Jim Dyer State Farm; Southeast Orthopedic; Proffitts Benefit Sale; and SAIC.

Once again, the Farragut community and parents have supported our students in a Drug Free Life! Thank-you for your generosity.


Eileen Menestrina

Cindi Altshule



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