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• I just finished reading in your paper the master plan that Farragut’s [Municipal Planning Commission] has for the future. As good as all this sounds, and as beautiful as all these projects would be in the future, most of these things — the parks they have built — are located in the outskirts of our Town, which most people on a daily basis going about their lives and visitors do not see. What people do see is that in the heart of our Town is the barn that recently burnt down and all the pastureland that is being neglected.

This could be a showcase for the Town of Farragut — not an embarrassment, which it is now. I would prefer seeing the Town of Farragut consider purchasing this land from the present owner, after insurance is worked out after the fire, and making that into a showplace for our Town and something to be proud of. Put the amphitheater there, which could be seen and has ample parking all around and make this into something beautiful we all could be proud of to drive by on a daily basis. At the least, the current property owner should be asked to please at least clean up the pastures and the fence line. This area is being neglected. And this should have nothing to do with the barn itself. They should at least keep up the property and all the area around the fences. This has become a huge eyesore, irritating every time we drive by, and most of us who live here drive by it several times a day.