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McFee Road to close
FBMA votes to close road for pipe repair in early 2006

Closing McFee Road to all thru traffic for “five to seven days” sometime in early 2006 for pipe-laying purposes received unanimous approval from the Farragut Board of Mayor and Aldermen among new business at its meeting Monday, Dec. 12, in Town Hall.

In order to reduce costs approximately 30 percent for Plantation Pipeline to reinforce lines along McFee Road, the Board voted unanimously to follow town staff recommendations as laid out by town engineer Darryl Smith. A detailed estimate cost of the project is $137,012, according to a report presented to the board by Smith.

In other new FBMA business:

• Unanimously approved a 100-foot variance for access to Concord Road at 810 Concord Road.

• Unanimously approved the 2005 snow removal schedule as presented by Bud McKelvey, town public works director (See street list plowing schedule, page 5)

• Unanimously approved a resolution for an occupational safety and health program.

• Unanimously approved three variance requests for access to Kingston Pike for a new John Deere dealership, located on the north side of Kingston Pike at the Knox/Loudon County line.

• Unanimously approved a Tennessee Department of Transportation contract for the Old Stage Road sidewalk project. As Smith detailed in a memo to the Board, “this contract provides for an eighty-twenty split in Federal/local funding, with a total construction cost estimate of $260,776.” The project includes construction of a sidewalk along the south side of Old Stage Road, from Lawton Boulevard to the Wentworth walking trail, in addition to a cantilevered section of bridge added to the existing bridge over Little Turkey Creek.

On first reading, the Board:

• Unanimously voted to amend Ordinance 05-24 and amend the text of Farragut Municipal Code concerning sign ordinance to require the installation and removal of signs to comply with all adopted building and fire codes.

During the mayor’s report:

• Announced that Tennessee Parks and Recreation Association presented its Four Star Program Award to the Images and Imagination Arts and Flower Show, a June 2005 event presented by the Dixie Lee Highway Garden Club with assistance from Farragut Arts Council, Farragut Folklife Museum and the town’s Leisure Services Committee.

During the engineer’s report:

• Smith estimated the Campbell Station road connector to Concord Road would be open sometime in July 2006 “at the earliest.”

The next FBMA meeting will be held beginning at 7 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 12.

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