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BOMA listens to 5G opposition

Board puts into record several residents’ e-mails at meeting

Farragut Board of Mayor and Aldermen continues to hear from residents opposing the 5G deployments.

During the Board’s “second Thursday” meeting July 23, Town recorder Allison Myers read into record several residents’ e-mails opposing the 5G deployments throughout Town.

In one such e-mail to the Board, Theodora Scarato, executive director of Environmental Health Trust, asked for equal time at Farragut Municipal Planning Commission’s Aug. 20 meeting to contest Professor Christopher Davis’ earlier presentation to FMPC.

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‘Very large influx’

from other states to Farragut: SF/FBA

People from across the United States, especially New York, are moving to Farragut as observed by a few Town business leaders.

“I’ve noticed, at the restaurant every weekend, there seems to be a very large influx of people from other states. People are moving here,” said Candace Viox, chair of Shop Farragut/Farragut Business Alliance, about a trend at Water into Wine bistro & lounge, 607 N. Campbell Station Road, which she owns.

She and other Alliance members spoke about this influx into Town during the SF/FBA virtual meeting Thursday morning, July 16.

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‘Emotions running high’ as KCS ’20-21 school year to start

Susan Horn summed up Farragut and Knox County parent COVID-19-era frustrations in four words: “emotions are running high.”

Horn, chair of Knox County Board of Education representing District 5 (including Farragut), acknowledged the difficulty of Knox County Schools attempting to create a successful in-person/on campus return to school Monday, Aug 17, while also accommodating a little more than 25 percent of families and students choosing the new KCS Virtual Learning Program. (See our Back to School section inside this issue)

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Gibson-McFee zoning change fails BOMA 3-2 vote

Farragut Board of Mayor and Aldermen votes were split, 3-2, on allowing the rezoning of the Gibson farm property along McFee Road, with the motion for approval failing on first reading during its virtual meeting Thursday, July 23.

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KCSO police reports

• At 2:40 p.m., Sunday, July 26, a complainant called Knox County Sheriff’s Office Teleserve Unit to report her items stolen from Campbell Station Mini Warehouse, 11825 Snyder Road. Complainant advised the witness opened her storage unit with permission at 4 p.m., Wednesday, July 22, for the suspect. Suspect was buying items from the complainant and was advised to send a picture of the items she wanted to purchase. Complainant advised the picture was sent and she agreed to accept $10 dollars for the items in the picture only.

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Closing section of Concord Road

7 p.m. to 6 a.m., Aug. 5-6, Aug. 9-10

A section of Concord Road (state route 332) near the roundabout at Northshore Drive will be closed from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m., Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 5-6, and from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m., Sunday and Monday, Aug. 9-10, as part of Tennessee Department of Transportation's widening of the road. The closure will allow for drilling required to obtain borehole samples.

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