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Fairview, Tennessee
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Tuesday, March 17, 2015
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TUESDAY » MARCH17,2015 »FAIRVIEWOBSERVER.COM50¢ VOL. 26, NO. 40| © 2015GANNETT CO., INC. | ALL RIGHTS RESERVED | SUBSCRIBE: 1-800-520-9286 What’s inside WHAT’S ON THE AGENDA? See what’s on the City meeting agendas for this week. » A2 WILL FHS GET THEATER? Read latest on proposed FHS t heater. » A5 YOUR CHILD READY FOR K INDERGARTEN? Discover what you need to do to r egister your child. » B3 WANT TO MAKE A REAL DIFFERENCE IN FAIRVIEW? See how you can volunteer with t he Chamber. » B6 THIS YEAR STRIVE FOR Progress NOT PERFECTION 615.799.0200 THANKS F OR A J OB WELL DONE PHOTOS BY HENRIETTA HALL Members of the Fairview fire, police and public works d epartments are treated to a Thank You Luncheon on March 9 at the City's main fire station. Friends of Fairview, a citizens group formed in November through social media, decided to say "Thank You" to all the men and women who serve Fairview citizens daily, and especially for their efforts during the recent snow and ice events in February and March. With concerns over density and sewer, the Fairview Municipal Planning Commiss ion deferred a rezoning application last Tuesday night for 32 acres, located on Cox Pike just west of Hall Road. The proposed r ezoning from RS-40 residential to RM-8 P UD (planned unit development) also included a concept plan for a 125-lot subdivi- s ion. SEWER SYSTEM What first took over the discussion was the proposal to use an effluent sewer sys- t em, also known as a STEP system (Septic Tank Effluent Pumping) to service the development. Commission member Matt Beata stated, “It’s a little hard to approve a 125-lot development not knowing if we could provide the sewer on that site.” City engineer Will Owens explained,”The applicant has expressed the de- sire to have a direct discharge, not drip irrigation.” In both systems, the affluent from the s eptic tanks would go through a sand filter, then go through an ultraviolet disinfectant w hich is a proven system that Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) regularly permits. The diff erence is, with the proposed STEP sys- t em, instead of being drop irrigated in lines that are underground in an open field, t he applicant desires to utilize the lands top ography and allow gravity to directly discharge effluent into an adjacent stream. R epresenting the project owners Denny, Proctor & Welch at the meeting was the developer Tom Smythe. He stated a STEP S ystem was installed in Wadkins Creek in 2002 after a four-year process to gain state and county clearance which included double redundancy for an emergency back-up plan. Smythe shared, “We have running blue lines (streams)…it’s down hill to either side so we are superimposing the subdivision on a ridge top that’s natural to the lay of the land - and the irrigation would simply flow down by gravity. The cleansed water…could then discharge clean, ultravio- l et-treated, potable water into the blue lines. That’s the ideal.” Also noting his desire to provide midlevel housing to grow the Fairview community, Smythe said, “Fairview needs lots t hat can be sold efficiently to builders who can then locally build homes, good design s tandards, for people who can afford a $225,000 to $250,000 house.” He agreed with the city engineer that there is a lot of d iscussion that is going to have to take p lace with TDEC. Beata agreed, “To hear that we are look- i ng at maybe discharging into creeks a gain, I would think that probably a little bit of an uphill battle.” Density, sewer defer rezoning request Cox Pike application for 32 acres also included aconceptual site plan for 125-lot subdivision Nancy Stephens The Fairview Observer » REZONING, 5A Concerns were raised during last Thursday’s City Commission meeting about the possible editing of public meetings prior to being posted to the City’s website. Both recordings of the City’s Finance Review Committee (FRC) meetings held in January and February are not posted in their entirety on the City’s website link City TV. T he January meeting included a briefing on the City’s current debt situation which was not part of the online video posted. The FRC’s February agenda was also not posted online, leaving some uncertainty in determining what parts of the meeting are missing in the video post, but the recording clearly does not include the meeting from beginning to end. With approximately $100,000 invested City technology issues Still no Channel 19, meeting edits questioned Nancy Stephens The Fairview Observer » CITY, 5A The Fairview Community Action Partnership is excited to announce they will be co- s ponsoring a Hiring Event in F airview on Tuesday, April 7. T he event will be held at the Fairview Recreation Center, 2714 Fairview Boulevard, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. W orkForce Essentials and T ennessee Career Centers a re also serving as co-sponsors for this community-wide j ob fair – where over 30 employers are expected to participate. They invite all area employers who are actively r ecruiting new employees to come be a part of this event. T he Tennessee Department of Labor’s Career Coach will be on hand to help with resume, make copies of resume, c onduct job search, and apply online for companies at the j ob fair. Participants to date: Workforce Essentials A merican Home Design R andstad Sitters and More Goodwill Industries of Middle Tennessee Alder S partan Staffing C aregivers by WholeCare S MX Staffmanagement Dickson County Schools TruGreen P edestal Foods Aid & Assist At Home Waffle House L abCorp The Ranch Re west N HC Healthcare Franklin TrueBlue Hospitality Wiliamson County Schools Middle Tennessee Lumber Two Men And A Truck R ogers Group Inc. Civil Constructors, LLC T wice Daily Convenience Stores Office Pride of Nashville C VS/Caremark R egister for this event at www.workforceessen- t or call 6157 90-3311. Job Fair coming April 7 For The Fairview Observer • (615) 441-6002

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