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• Yes, I agree with the “Buy in Farragut” motif, but why can’t we use that same thinking when it comes to who’s going to maintain the calming islands? Have a great day.

• In the paper, I noticed you always keep separating the death notices, and I think that’s a little disrespectful. And I was wondering if there’s any way you can work out your paper so you can put them all together, so people don’t have to search through the paper to find it.

• Great article about the Town “Fleet,” but it does not say where it is going to be, Saturday, the 21, from 9 to 11. Just hoping someone could let us know. Thanks.

Editor’s Note: Fun with Farragut’s Fleet will be held from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 21, at Town Hall, 11408 Municipal Center Drive.

• It’s not hard to understand why there is close to 130 empty buildings in Farragut. The other mayor, before Mayor [Ralph] McGill, let some woman at Town Hall put too many “you can” and “you can’t” do’s on the stores that was open [sic], like putting a sale sign up or a buggy sitting outside full of free books … the doors open or close the wrong direction, number of signs in the windows, too many trees, trees too large, trees too small. It all boils down to something just to harass the storeowner. This name of Farragut has got out so many businesses won’t come here. If this woman is still working at Town Hall, her eyes should be opened now. The people who was in business in Farragut [sic] have spread the word that hard times they had doing business here. We was [sic] in a business that was a small chain that was once located in Farragut. I asked the store manager, “Why don’t you move the store back to Farragut?” The manager told me, “We had one there and all the bull we got, we moved out.” Nitpickin’ has spread through several states. Where can you shop in Farragut other than groceries, whiskies, banks, gas stations, restaurants and drug stores? Your drug stores sell cosmetics that are made from Mexico, or made in Mexico, China or Taiwan. I wonder where our prescription drugs come from? I challenge each of you to check if they’re not foreign made. I know the drug stores in Canada sell prescription drugs that come out of China.

• I’m reading the headlines, “BOMA OK’s bailout.” You know, this is a crying shame that the Town lets somebody develop something and doesn’t keep an eye on them to make sure they’re putting in quality equipment and everything when they’re building storm drains. Now it’s going to cost the city of Farragut people $800,000 to fix something that the city of Farragut — and that’s all the Board of Aldermen and everybody else that’s in this — calls a special meeting without the people of the Town being able to comment at this thing and spend $800,000. This is a crying shame, and just like the [President Barack] Obama administration. The only thing that lacks on this headline is an “O,” and it’d be right downtown. This is a crying shame. I hope y’all are proud of yourself. We’ll get rid of you too in November.

Editor’s Note: The special called meeting of Farragut’s Board of Mayor and Aldermen did allow comment from the public and was publicized as to time and date. A resident from neighboring Vista subdivision was there and was given an opportunity to comment.

• I think it’s real strange that we’re having a special meeting called for the Mayor and Aldermen on Thursday, Aug. 5, to vote on spending almost a million dollars of the Farragut community’s money without letting the people of Farragut have comments, or at least having a hearing on spending this money. I mean, it’s not like this just happened overnight. There’s no excuse for this not being in an open meeting and discussed.

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