Town enters into branding program agreementFarragut Board of Mayor and Aldermen voted to approve a professional services agreement with North Star Destination Strategies of Nashville to provide research for branding and marketing the Town during its Thursday, Feb. 13, meeting.
The contract with North Star is for $62,000 plus expenses not to exceed $2,000.
Town administrator David Smoak said Town officials have been talking about a brand for the Town for a few years as part of its strategic plan.
“We’re trying to sit down and think about what our brand is and what is unique about the town of Farragut for those people who live here, those people who have businesses here and those people who come to visit our Town from outside areas,” he said.
The Board has never embarked on a full-scale branding and marketing campaign with a comprehensive system of research, which is expected to take 36 weeks to complete, he said. read more
Exodus hosts ‘Son of God’ premierWhile the owner points to Exodus Chiropractic’s far-reaching national and international clientele that includes a handful of world-class athletes traveling to Farragut, Dr. Pete Sulack has an even bigger and far more important outreach.
Sulack is a worldwide evangelist looking to win souls to Christianity, traveling as far away as India and Africa yet as close as Parkside Drive during the past 10 years.
“I’ve had an opportunity to do 10 crusades around the world … in excess of 130,000 people on a given night,” Sulack, whose latest evangelical mission was in fact along Parkside Drive in Knoxville, said. “Through our ministry called Matthew 10 Ministries, I’ve had the opportunity to preach to three million people in person. And now our radio show is in 12 cities across six states.”
Continuing a years-long arrangement with Regal Cinemas, Sulack secured a Pinnacle 18 theater to promote viewing of the premier release of “Son of God” Thursday evening, Feb. 28. read more
Shipley named new Town Community Development directorFarragut Interim Community Development director Mark Shipley has been promoted to full-time Community Develop-ment director, the Town announced.
The announcement of his promotion came during the Board of Mayor and Aldermen meeting Thursday, Feb. 27.
“We did hire and Mark Shipley, I’m happy to say, he accepted the position of Community Develop-ment director of the Town,” Town administrator David Smoak said.
“Mark’s been here for 17-plus years now in various capacities as a planner, assistant Comm-unity Development director and, obviously is taking on the new challenge of being a director, so we are excited about having him on board, heading the department and going forward,” Smoak added. read more
FMPC postpones Enterprise road improvementsEnterprise Rent-A-Car received approval from Farragut Municipal Planning Commission to postpone building a cross access drive and nine parking spaces on its property at 12019 Kingston Pike during the FMPC meeting, Thursday, Feb. 20.
The approval passed unanimously with Commissioner Noah Meyers adstaining.
As part of Enterprise’s site plan, approved Sept. 19, 2013, and consistent with a plat recorded in 2009, Commission approved a cross access drive to be constructed on the north end of the parking lot north of the Enterprise building. That access was supposed to be built when abutting property at 12027 Kingston Pike, belonging to Edna and Hobert Bailey, was developed.
“This would provide an access way connecting parking lots so that someone could more easily travel from one property to the other without having to re-enter Kingston Pike,” Mark Shipley, then interim Community Development director, said.
Shipley said the Enterprise project provides more parking spaces than it required. Enterprise asked if it could delay constructing the cross access drive and extra parking spaces until a later date because of budget issues and since those parking spaces are not required and the access drive will not be needed until the adjacent property is developed.
Also, Shipley added the Bailey property might not be developed for many years. read more
Big Kahuna Wings coming to former Ott’sThe former Ott’s Barbeque at 12828 Kingston Pike is expected to house a new business, Big Kahuna Wings, since its owner, Matt Beeler, has received Farragut Planning Commission’s approval to expand the property and modify access to the property off Kingston Pike.
Beeler said he struck the deal this month for the lease pending the Commission’s approval and plans to be open in May.
Commissioners voiced no objections to the expansion but discussed concerns over modifying access off Kingston Pike during its Thursday, Feb. 20, meeting.
Beeler, who is leasing the property from MBH Incorporat-ed, wants to provide more dining space and make the building more usable. He also wants to convert the access from a right in/right out configuration to one that would also permit a left in access for westbound traffic, but no left-out access.
Mark Shipley, then interim community development director, said the Board of Zoning Appeals approved the expansion request Dec. 18, 2013; however, Shipley saw a conflict in modifying the access. read more
Legal NoticesORDER IN THE MUNICIPAL COURT FOR THE TOWN OF FARRAGUT, TENNESSEE, Pursuant to Title 3, Chapter 1, Section 3-101 of the Code of Ordinances for Farragut, Tennessee, it is ORDERED that the Town of Farragut Municipal Court will convene on the second Monday of every Month beginning at 6:00 PM in the Board Room of Farragut Town Hall for the purpose of conducting hearings on any citations issued for Automated Traffic Enforcement and Code violations. This will be the regularly scheduled monthly court date for the Town of Farragut beginning August 9, 2010. read more
police reports• Feb. 22: A Wyndham Hill Lane woman reported to police an unknown suspect took two packages from her front porch. Postal service confirmed leaving the packages. One of the packages contained the complainant’s parent’s will and deed to their house. Estimated loss was about $1,050.
• Feb. 21: Police arrested a 24-year-old male after Kohl’s department store in Farragut employees observed him attempting to steal a computer tablet. The suspect was stopped in the parking lot where it was discovered he was driving on a suspended license and had a warrant out on him for failure to appear on a shoplifting charge. Estimated loss was about $200.
• Feb. 20: Police were advised JCPenney staff watched as two suspects drove off in a navy blue Chrysler four-door sedan after having observed the pair of black women fill shopping bags with various clothing items and walk out of the store without paying. Estimated loss is about $300. read more