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• Concerning the problem that The Farm at Willow Creek is having with their drainage, who approved the developer’s installation of their drainage? Was it the County, was it Farragut? Was it both? These two entities have responsibility here. This was not done in a vacuum, was it? I cannot believe that the [leaders of Farragut are] just sitting on this after it’s been more than two years [since] this problem has come to light and they’ve been trying to work through this problem. I want The Farm at Willow Creek advocates to find out who approved the developer’s plans.

• Congratulations to the Bearden High School Dance Team who placed second in the state championships in pom in Murfreesboro [weekend of Dec. 6-7].

• To the mean girls who keep toilet papering and vandalizing our property, we know who you are and you will be caught.

• Via e-mail: I currently live in the Kingsgate subdivision and am also completely puzzled by the “No right on red” sign at the Kingston Pike intersection on Peterson Road. When I drive I take a common sense approach, within the reason of the law, and since this intersection has no cameras (or police around usually), if I’m the one at this light and there are no cars coming I just go on and make the right turn like its a stop sign, which is exactly what it used to be and yes I’ve patiently or impatiently waited as the case may be behind our fellow law abiding citizens that are intent in following the letter of the law regardless of how stupid or lack of sense that it may make. I’ll not say much more except that I hope that a person with good reasoning and common sense will go ahead and get rid of the “No right on red” sign.

Editor’s Note: As of presstime, the signage at the intersection of Kingston Pike and Peterson Road has been changed. Turns on red are now allowed.

• Via e-mail: I would like to remind residents that the speed limit on Northshore Drive in Farragut is 40 mph. My 15-year-old daughter is learning to drive. Northshore is a narrow winding road, and I emphasize staying the speed limit. However, numerous times we are passed in no passing areas (this past Sunday a black Honda van, passed us on the bridge), we are followed way too close, have bright lights flashed on us, and even one person passed and then tried to cut her off. Please be a courteous driver and do not get angry with people who feel it necessary to drive the speed limit. I have also forwarded this complaint to the Sheriff, who states they will monitor speed more carefully in this area.

Editor’s Note: Please be reminded that no portion of Northshore Drive falls within the boundaries of Farragut. Northshore Drive is situated in the City of Knoxville and Knox County.

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