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Road closures announced


Farragut’s Board of Mayor and Aldermen approved two road closures for upcoming 5K runs at its meeting, Thursday, Aug. 27.

The first was the Farragut West Knox Chamber of Commerce 5K run and pet walk, to be held Saturday, Sept. 19.

“We want to thank you, the town of Farragut; you have been absolutely essential in this event for our Chamber for 13, 14 years,” Marianne Morse, Chamber representative, said.

“It’s been a great event for our Chamber and just an incredible community event,” she added.

This year, the Chamber 5K will be certified and sanctioned by the U.S. Track and Field Association.


Watt Road, Sedgefield Road, Sweet Gum Drive and Maple Tree Drive will be closed from 7:50 a.m. to 8:45 a.m.; Harrison Road will be used as detour for Watt.

“I just want to acknowledge what a great job the Chamber does; it’s a top-notch event every year,” Alderman Bob Markli said.

The Board unanimously approved the road closures.

The Mercy Hot to Trot 5K will be held Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 26, replacing the Baptist Turkey Trot. Parkside Drive will be closed from about 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. that day.

The race will begin at JCPenney and runners will head east to the second to last entrance to Turkey Drive, where they will turn and head back to JCPenney. 10K runners will complete the loop twice.

The 5K and 10K races are certified and will be timed; the 5K fun run and stroller push is not certified and will not be timed.

The Board unanimously approved the road closure in Farragut town limits.

In other business, the Board:

• Set dates for its November and December meetings: at 6 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 5, and at 7 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 10

• Approved a cost sharing agreement with First Farragut United Methodist Church for a box culvert extension, in the amount of $4,730.

• Approved Resolution R-09-06, which allows the Town to participate in the TML risk management pool “safety partners” loss control matching grant program.

The grant matches money the Town spends on safety equipment for its employees, up to $1,000. Human Resources Manager Janet Curry said the money would be spent on steel-toed boots, safety vests and other items.

• Approved, on second reading, an ordinance to amend Farragut Municipal Code to allow for circular drives on residential streets if that drive meets certain requirements

• Approved, on second reading, an ordinance to amend Farragut Zoning Ordinance to eliminate the minimum lot size requirement for elderly housing

• Approved, on second reading, an ordinance to amend Farragut Zoning Ordinance to clarify minimum clear paths on sidewalks and other pedestrian facilities

• Approved, on second reading, an ordinance to amend Farragut Municipal Code, to amend the charter of the Personnel Committee, allowing a chairman-vice chair-secretary organization, and increasing the quorum from three to four

• Approved, on second reading, an ordinance to amend Farragut Municipal Code, as it applies to tenure of the Town Administrator.

 

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