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FBMA deadlocks on committee head

The Farragut Board of Mayor and Aldermen adopted a winter banner for the town during the Sept. 28 meeting.

Sue Stuhl, town Leisure Services director, said the banner would be blue with a white winter moon and a white, ice-covered tree on it. The banners are expected to be available for deployment by the time winter rolls around.

The Board deadlocked on the appointment of the chair for the new Leisure Services Master Plan Advisory Committee. Committee members include Nancy Glasgow, Mike Karnitz, Marie Leonard, Sherae Patterson, Tom Rosseel, Pat Sloan and John Williams.

Rosseel and Patterson were nominees for the chair. Aldermen Rosseel and Dorothy “Dot” La Marche voted for Rosseel with Vice Mayor Mike Haynes and Mayor W. Edward “Eddy” Ford III voting for Patterson.

Alderman Joel Garber was absent from the meeting.

The decision was postponed until the next meeting when Garber would be present to break the deadlock.

The Leisure Services Master Plan Advisory Committee requires a commitment to attend monthly meetings through December 2007 as well as a willingness to perform outside research.

 The Leisure Services Master Plan Advisory Committee is expected to accomplish certain objectives, including reviewing current data from the Leisure Services Survey, census demographics, facility and program inventories, etc.; conducting a public hearing to invite community comments; completing a needs assessment; and developing a Leisure Services Master Plan.

Stuhl said the goal is to have the master plan completed by December of next year.

In other matters, Ford praised town engineer Darryl Smith and Bud McKelvey, public works director, for the work they did in handling resident complaints during recent heavy rains.

McKelvey said there were several areas in town that had problems from heavy water. One of the more serious areas for problems was out at the Farm at Willow Creek development.

“We had pipe failures out at the Farm at Willow Creek,” he said. “The pipe failure is part of the drainage system in the


He said the pipe failures caused a hole about 14 feet deep in one road in the subdivision. Another hole opened

up in another area of the


“We haven’t accepted these roads yet, have we?” Haynes asked.

Smith said the roads remain the responsibility of the developer and the developer and contractor are working out the details of the repair.

The Board:

• approved a resolution memorializing former Farragut Municipal Planning Commis-sion member Fred Jones, who died Sept. 18.

• heard Leisure Service committee goals for 2007.


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