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FBMA tinkers with town sign ordinances

The Farragut Board of Mayor and Aldermen approved two amendments to the town’s sign ordinance at the request of Myers Brothers Holdings during the regular Feb. 23 meeting.

Town Community Develop-ment Director Ruth Hawk told the Board these requests are coming in regards to Renaissance development. The primary parking areas for these developments are facing the rear of the building. The sign ordinance as it stands would require the signs to face the rear of the building, which means they would not be visible from Kingston Pike.

The Board approved another sign ordinance amendment that would allow Renaissance development to place ground-mounted signs at 400-foot intervals.

In other business, the board approved a payment of $29, 370. 77 for the construction costs on Evans Road. Town Administrator Dan Olson said the board had entered into an agreement to pay a one-third of the cost of construction. The developer paid almost $100,000 for the project and the total cost to the town, minus a 10 percent retainage, resulted in the payment of a little more than $29,000.

In unrelated matters, the board approved sponsorship of the Knoxville Open golf tournament, which runs June 12 through June 18 at Fox Den Country Club. Olson told the Board this is the seventh year the tournament will be held in Farragut. The sponsorship cost is $10,000 and the proceeds benefit the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley.

Mayor W. Edward Ford III suggested the town run a contest for seats in an elevated grandstand on the 18th green. Twenty seats will be available, five per day, from June 15 through June 18. Candidates for the drawing, which will take place at the May 25 meeting of the FBMA, must be at least 21-years old and residents of Farragut. Applications need to be at Town Hall no later than 5 p.m., Monday, May 22.

In other matters, the FBMA:

• Approved the appointment of Barbara Beeler to the Farragut Folklife Museum Advisory Committee.

• Approved a contract with TDOT for improvements to Campbell Station Road from Jamestowne Boulevard to Parkside Drive.


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