presstalk 671-TALK• I wanted to comment on [a business’s] new building in Farragut. This building is certainly an indication of a need for architectural standards in Farragut. This building is ugly, it has no architectural significance at all and is going to turn out to be an eyesore in what’s a reasonably looking area to this point. Anyway, I’d like to know when we’re going to get those standards? I suppose after all of Farragut is built out.
• I was wondering: is it absolutely necessary that the off-duty [Knox County] Sheriff[‘s] Officers that are hired by [a Farragut church] have to block two lanes of traffic heading west on Kingston Pike on Sunday mornings? I don’t have a problem with them parking one of their vehicles, with their flashing lights, in the turning lane. But they are also blocking the left-hand lane heading west. Now they don’t block either lane heading east, which of course might have something to do [with] where all the church traffic is turning out of. But for those of us who live in [adjacent Farragut subdivisions] this is a significant problem for when we are trying to get out of our subdivisions for those of us who have to work on Sundays; for those of us who are trying to go to our churches; those of us who might have an emergency, or just perhaps would like to run an errand. I think that this is something that needs to be addressed, if not by the town of Farragut by [the church] and by the Sheriff’s department [sic]. This is not being a good neighbor, and [the church] keeps saying they want to be one. Well, pony up people. read more