TDOT fills ‘cavity’

With support from Town, Zaveri’s new dental office clears big hurdle

The “cavity” in Dr. Dhiren Zaveri’s dealings with Tennessee Department of Transportation, which stared with TDOT’s denial of his plans to build a dental office to house Knox Valley Dental at the corner of Kingston Pike and Chaho Road, apparently have been resolved to the Farragut dentist’s approval.

After meeting with Zaveri Monday, Aug. 13, TDOT has rescinded an earlier veto of an emergency turnround planned for the new business, according to a Town of Farragut press release.

Farragut Town administrator David Smoak stated in the press release he received an e-mail from TDOT Tuesday, Aug. 14, reporting its staff met with the dentist Monday and “reversed their denial of access based on emergency access as long as certain conditions are met.”

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Center input sought

The public is invited to share programming ideas for Farragut’s new community center, 239 Jamestowne Blvd., during a public meeting beginning at 6 p.m., Monday, Aug. 20, in Farragut Town Hall.

For those who can’t attend the meeting, an online survey will be available Thursday, Aug. 16, through Sunday, Aug. 26, on the Town’s website,

The future community center is said to have “ample classroom space, a gymnasium and a commercial kitchen, and the former sanctuary will be a rental space,” a Town press release stated.

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BOMA muses over wall repair

Farragut Board of Mayor and Aldermen mused over solutions to repair the wall off North Campbell Station Road during a workshop Thursday, Aug. 9.

“Obviously, the Board’s aware of the Campbell Station wall, and the fact that some of the manufactured (podium) stone that was on there — that was part of the (Tennessee Department of Transportation) project many years ago — started delaminating probably about a year ago or so,” Town administrator David Smoak said. “So, Bud (McKelvey, Public Works director) and his crew took all of (the stone down).

“We had an engineering firm go out and review the wall,” Smoak added. “Structurally, the wall looks great. It’s doing exactly what it’s supposed to do — hold the dirt up there.

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Andover-Everett Road connection a BOMA workshop feature

The Town of Farragut has been looking for the best solution to connect Andover subdivision to Everett Road with a greenway or sidewalk.

During a Farragut Board of Mayor and Aldermen workshop Thursday, Aug. 9, Board members favored a hybrid plan of the Town’s options combined with Andover residents’ requests.

Still, Alderman Louise Povlin said she would like Andover’s HOA notified and get its input before the Board takes action.

“In this hybrid plan, a pedestrian facility would extend through the (Homeowners Association) property adjacent to its entrance, thereby saving the trees along Smith Road, and then it would be situated along Smith Road and extend to Everett Road,” Povlin said. “The BOMA, Town staff and the Andover HOA board members agree that running a trail between the existing homes in Andover and the detention basin was a great concern and should be avoided.”

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