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Farragut goes ‘green’

The town of Farragut is going green.

The Farragut Board of Mayor and Aldermen unanimously voted to accept bids by Ted Russell Ford for the replacement of two Town vehicles with new hybrid models at its Thursday, Dec. 13, meeting at Town Hall.

In a memo to the Board Wednesday, Dec. 5, director of Public Works Bud McKelvey said the following bids were received from Ted Russell Ford:

$20,014 for a 2008 2-wheel drive SUV hybrid with a trade-in of a 2000 S-10 Chevy 2-wheel drive pick-up truck.

$19, 981 for a 2008 4-wheel drive SUV Hybrid with the trade-in of a 2000 S-10 Chevy 4 wheel-drive pick-up truck.

A bid also was accepted from Ted Russell Ford in the amount of $13,593 on a traditional 2008 2-wheel drive pick-up truck.

The Board commended McKelvey for his initiative in suggesting the Town switch as many vehicles as possible to hybrid models.

The Board received good financial news in the form of the presentation of the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for Fiscal Year Ended June 30.

The report, presented by Mark Lund from Ingram Overholt &Bean, P.C., is available for public viewing at Town Hall, the Farragut Branch of the Knox County Library and will be available on the Town’s Web site,, within the next few weeks.

Lund said Ingram Overholt & Bean P.C. has given the town of Farragut “the most favorable opinion that can be presented on a financial statement.”

Farragut Mayor W. Edward “Eddy” Ford III said, “The town of Farragut has received its Certificate for Excellence in Financial Reporting ending June 2006.”

The certification, which is from the Government Finance Officers Association, is the 16th such certificate received by the Town.

In other business the Board:

• Approved a bid from Del Mar Lighting in the amount of $31,779 for 521 LED replacement traffic signal modules.

• Approved a contract in the amount of $11,757 with Municipal Code Corporation for Laserfiche services.

• Approved the 2007/2008 snow removal schedule.

• Approved an ordinance to rezone parcels 142 and 18, Tax Map 142, 11500 Kingston Pike, located on the south side of Kingston Pike across from Village Green Shopping Center, to Town Center District, 27.51 acres.

• Approved amendment to the text of Farragut Zoning Ordinance, Chapter 3, Section XII. General Commercial District and Section XV. Regional Commercial District, to allow coffee shops with drive-through service lanes as the principal means for service and to remove the outdoor seating percentage based on indoor seating, and Chapter 4, Section XX. Parking and Loading to require parking for outdoor seating areas.


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