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Town hires engineering assistant

Town engineer Darryl Smith announced town staff is expanding with the addition of an assistant town engineer at the regularly scheduled meeting of the Farragut Board of Mayor and Aldermen Sept. 22.

Casey Wood will report to Smith, beginning Monday, Oct. 3.

Town administrator Dan Olson told farragutpress, in a telephone interview, that as assistant town engineer Wood would perform civil engineering work in the field, outside of and in the office, relating to public works projects.

“That work includes planning, organizing, reviewing, directing and inspecting overall activities of our engineering and public works services,” Olson said. “Darryl will oversee everything.”

Wood comes to the town of Farragut from Jordan, Jones & Goulding, Inc. where he has been working as a civil engineer, “doing a lot of the types of things that we’ll have him do,” Olson said.

Wood is from Illinois and received a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from Iowa State University. Wood worked for the city of Peoria, Ill., as an engineering intern and is certified in erosion and sedentary control practices by Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation and the University of Tennessee.

“He should be a good fit,” Olson said.

In follow up to the Development Review Process Evaluation Committee Report, Olson presented the Board with a job description for an assistant town administrator. However, the Board postponed discussion of the position until all Board members are present. (Alderman Joel Garber and Alderman Dot LaMarche were absent.)

Also in follow up to the DRPEC Report, Olson announced Teresa Willis, administrative assistant to the engineering department, will begin taking minutes for the Farragut Municipal Planning Commission in place of Ruth Hawk as of the Oct. 6.

In business, the Board:

• was presented with 2006 Leisure Services Committees goals.

• unanimously elected Ford as voting delegate and Garber and LaMarche as alternate voting delegates to the National League of Cities Conference at the Congress of Cities in Charlotte, N.C., Saturday, Dec. 10.

• unanimously agreed to cancel the Nov. 24 meeting for the Thanksgiving Holiday and reschedule the Dec. 8 meeting to Monday, Dec. 12.

• unanimously approved a lighting contract with Holley Electric Construction Company, Inc. in Louisville for $94,469 to replace lighting on soccer field no. 2 at Mayor Bob Leonard Park.

• unanimously approved a contract with K. Kimmey Design for $14,757 to publish the 2006 Farragut Annual Report, a 32-page, four-color booklet similar to the 2005 Annual Report.

On second reading, the Board:

• unanimously approved the second reading of ordinance 05-17 to rezone 11235 West Point Drive, parcel 5, tax map 143HE, located behind Taco Bell, 1.13 acres, from C-1 to O-1.

• unanimously approved the second reading of ordinance 05-18 to rezone parcel 88 and a portion of parcel 89, tax map 151, 104 and 106 S. Hobbs Road, approximately 5.5 acres, from R-2 to C-1.


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