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Deer safety, stop signs, annual report top FBMA agenda

Preservation of deer, other wildlife and installation of stop signs highlighted the Farragut Board of Mayor and Aldermen meeting following a lengthy debate on impact fees Thursday, Sept. 27, at Town Hall.

Larry Doss represented himself during public forum asking the Board if there were plans to install a stop sign at the corner of McFee and Evans roads.

“If there is not, I would like you to put one there,” he said. “The road is not even complete yet and already there is so much traffic out there its not even funny and they are flying down that road,” he added.

Town administrator Dan Olson spoke on behalf of absent Town engineer Darryl Smith saying it was his understanding that there would be a stop sign at the


Doss also requested signage that would help protect the wild deer and turkey that live around his home from traffic.

“I know that sounds funny but we live in a rural areas and we’d like to keep it that way,” he said.

Mayor W. Edward “Eddy” Ford III suggested that the Town look into procuring wildlife crossing signs for that area.

Under old business, the Board was asked to approve by-laws for the Arts Council, Decorating Committee, Folk Life Museum Committee, and the Parks and Athletics Council, which were amended at the last Board meeting Thursday, Sept. 13. The amended by-laws were unanimously approved.

The Board also unanimously approved a request from Town Leisure Services to award a contract for the 2008 Farragut Annual Report to K. Kimmey Designs in the amount of $15,214 .In the contract sent to the leisure services department, Klair Kimmey said the project would include a 32-page, 4-color 8 1/2-by-11-inch booklet, consisting of text and photos promoting the Town and the services it offers to its citizens. The contracted price would include 9,000 booklets and all labor and materials.

The Town would be provided three opportunities to proof the project. The preliminary layout proof would be at the designer’s office or sent via e-mail by the designer. Laser proofs would be provided on two separate occasions for extensive and final approval.

Olson said Town staff recommended approval of the contract.

The motion was made, seconded and approved unanimously.

The Buy in Farragut campaign received the go-ahead to move forward with the program.

Vice Mayor Michael “Mike” Haynes advised the Board about changes from last year that were requested at the official kick-off meeting held earlier in September.

“Basically instead of being three days it is now going to be a month long, the month of December,” Haynes said.

Haynes added business owners suggested there needed to be something special about the campaign and the Leisure Services department proposed the Town create a special events permit allowing participating businesses to have sidewalk sales and special signs throughout the campaign.

The motion to approve the campaign was supported


Representatives from the Parks and Athletics Council, the Farragut Folklife Museum Committee, the Beautification Committee and the Arts Council presented fiscal year 2008 goals for their committees.

Pat Sloan, representing the Farragut Parks and Athletics Council read the Councils goals.

To participate in the Freaky Friday Fright Night in Farragut Halloween event, to assist in the planning and implementation of a volleyball tournament called “Break the Chill” to be held in march 2008, to assist in the planning, organization and implementation of the Bob Watt Youth Fishing Rodeo, to assist in the selection of the grand Marshall for the 2008 July 4th parade, to serve as a jury for field allocations in January and June of 2008 and to research smoking ordinances banning smoking in public parks.

In the absence of Doris Owens, Linda Ford presented the goals for the Farragut Folklife Museum.

To make an additional update to exhibit facilities in Gallery III (Special Collections), to retire damages screens and replace them with commercially built screens, to design and produce an audio visual program on the museum, to train each member of the museum committee and select members of the volunteer docent pool to conduct tours, to have special programs to correlate with the special evens, to take additional steps in preparing a book in photographs of Concord/Farragut.

Linda presented the goals of the Beautification Committee as well.

To decorate Town Hall for the Holidays on Nov 19., to plan an present the 14th annual Town of Farragut December Celebrate the Season event, to Coordinate the Banner program, the Light up Farragut campaign, to judge the TOF Beautification Awards, to recommend landscape improvements for TOF Town Hall and other TOF properties, to replace four seasonal floral designs under the Battle of Campbell Station painting [in Town Hall].

The goals for the Arts Council were presented by Sandy Garber.

To continue ongoing projects including the Artist Directory, Artist of the Month, acquisition of art for Town Hall and membership in the Knowledge of Tennessee art groups.

To participate in town projects such as freaky Friday and supporting art classes for Farragut citizens.

To plan the Storytelling Festival/Book Signing for children, the art show and reception for Farragut High School, the establishment of a beautification fund and to begin the preliminary planning for a professional art show in 2009.

The goals for each committee were unanimously approved.

Doris Owens, director of Farragut Folklife Museum sent a letter to the Board requesting they honor former exhibits designer and gift shop manger Bill Dunlap and Frances Abel by placing nameplates above the doors to the special collections gallery and the museum gift shop.

The request was unanimously approved.


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