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McGill rebuts Markli

After reading Farragut Alderman Bob Markli’s very harsh letter to the editor last week about practices in the town of Farragut I feel compelled to rebut his charges with this letter to you.

Markli’s main complaint with our practices is that we require developers, when developing new subdivisions, to participate in bringing substandard roads up to suitable standards if a traffic impact study warrants such improvements.

It is true that we have some roads in our Town that surely date back to the 18th Century as nothing more than paths at that time. Since then those paths have grown into roads to accommodate cars and modern equipment for farming in those areas, but still not up to the standards that are needed if the farm land becomes a new housing subdivision.

That is the situation that we have right now — farms turning into housing subdivisions.
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