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FBMA fields betterment ideas

The Farragut Board of Mayor and Aldermen heard several options for further improvements to the town during the regular meeting Thursday, April 27.

Farragut Mayor W. Edward “Eddy” Ford III told the Board about a year ago he had challenged Sue Stuhl, Farragut leisure services director, and her committees to come up with ideas for the betterment of Farragut.

Ford asked them to reveal the ideas and, at some point in the future, the Board will decide on one of them and allocate funds for it whenever possible.

The heads of the different committees pitched their ideas to the Board. These ideas included a Gary Price statue for a “quiet” park, more banners for the town streets, a veteran’s memorial and a heritage festival.

“All the ideas are wonderful,” said Alderman Dorothy “Dot” LaMarche. “It will be difficult choosing one.”

Town Administrator Dan Olson said from a budgeting standpoint, it would be easier to fund a project that can be paid for in one payment rather than over a period of years.

In other business, the Board approved the first reading of an amendment to the Farragut Zoning ordinance that would allow for the creation of a Planned Commercial Develop-ment district, or PCD.

This is something the town has been working on for weeks and it came at the request of Blanchard and Calhoun, developers of the Kroger Project, said Farragut Community Development Director Ruth Hawk. It allows for multiple owners on one piece of large property.


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