Fields planned for MBL ParkOpened last November, town of Farragut’s synthetic turf rectangular field, in the upper northern-most end of Mayor Bob Leonard Park, has been a hit with youth lacrosse and soccer organizations.A projected $1.5 million expenditure for fiscal year 2017 by town of Farragut, as outlined in its Capital Investment Program, includes converting the park’s other two rectangular fields into synthetic surfaces.
Judging by the reaction of two of its main users, Farragut Youth Lacrosse and FC Alliance youth soccer, fiscal year 2015 wouldn’t be soon enough.
“They would all three be very well used,” said Jon Schneider, director of operations for FC Alliance youth soccer who has an estimated 30 “U11 to U18” teams booking the current synthetic field for $30 per hour. “It would be very popular. They just wouldn’t sit there, I can assure you of that.”
Moreover, Schneider said having three synthetic fields would bring more youth soccer tournaments to Knox County, and more revenue to the Town.
Drew Carson, president of Farragut Lacrosse Club and a member of Farragut Parks and Recreation Committee, said “everybody loves it, everybody wants to practice on it. There’s a lot of competition for the field.” read more
FHS hosts Hoops For HopeTrinity Fitch finally “came of age,” at 10 years old, to participate in Seventh Annual Hoops For Hope in Farragut High School’s Lynn E. Sexton Gymnasium.
“Basketball is Trinity’s favorite sport, and this is just right up her alley,” Amanda Fitch, Trinity’s mother, said during this annual fundraising and basketball event for children and young adults with Down syndrome, held Saturday morning, Aug. 23. read more
Fox Den’s Moran wins 3rd TPC title in sudden deathWith a new putter and new putting stroke working well on the challenging greens of Holston Hills Country Club course, Scott Moran won his third Tennessee Professional Championship during the past six year.
“I’ve got more confidence in my putting right now than I’ve ever had my entire life,” said Moran, PGA head golf professional at Fox Den Country Club, who nailed a five-foot birdie putt on No. 18 sudden death playoff hole to edge Loren Personett of Mt. Juliet during the final of three rounds Wednesday, Aug. 20. “It was a combination of just physically feeling really well, a good mental focus and a putter that I have a lot of confidence in.” read more
BOMA, FMPC hold joint ‘land use plan’ meetingAn application for a car wash at the corner of South Campbell Station Road and Kingston Pike left Town officials revisiting their Land Use Plan and vision for a downtown center.
Farragut Board of Mayor and Aldermen and Farragut Municipal Planning Commission members met for a workshop Wednesday, Aug. 13, to discuss the application in regard to the Town’s Land Use Plan.
Mark Shipley, Community Development director, said Rocky Chambers with Chattanooga Engineering Group is looking at the former Silver Spoon property, which is owned by a bank, and has submitted plans for the car wash at that site. After receiving the application, Shipley said Chambers was notified his plans “would not be appropriate” at that location. read more