City Council of Peachtree City
<br />Meeting Minutes
<br />Thursday, March 3, 2022
<br />6:30 p.m.
<br />The Mayor and Council of Peachtree City met in regular session on Thursday, March 3, 2022. Mayor
<br />Kim Learnard called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m. Others attending: Gretchen Caola, Frank
<br />Destadio, Mike King, and Phil Prebor.
<br />Announcements, Awards, Special Recognition
<br />Public Comment
<br />Suzanne Brown stated that the district lines for the State House of Representatives had been redrawn
<br />due to population changes, and Peachtree City's districts had been affected. The primary elections
<br />were in May, and she urged residents to become familiar with the candidates before it was time to
<br />vote. The southeastern part of the city would be moving from District 72 to District 74, while District 72
<br />would add voters from other parts of the city and become District 73. District 68 would get the far
<br />northeast corner of Peachtree City, and it included areas of south Fulton County. Updated
<br />information was available through the Georgia Secretary of State's website.
<br />Keith Larson said the City and Southern Conservation Trust (SCT) formalized the creation of the Flat
<br />Creek Nature Area with a lease in 1997 with no requirement for the City to reimburse the Trust for any
<br />services provided. Now, SCT had announced it was ending the lease due to an impasse on
<br />reimbursement from the City. The Trust's initial stewardship of 513 acres had increased over the years
<br />to 623 acres without financial compensation.
<br />In 1992, the Comprehensive Plan established the objective of developing a nature area and
<br />boardwalk trail in the Flat Creek wetlands. The SCT was organized in 1993 to operate the Flat Creek
<br />Nature Area and provide education programs. The Trust obtained funding from Fayette County as a
<br />condition of its permission to build Lake Horton. The SCT had worked to meet the Comprehensive
<br />Plan's goals by providing services the City could not provide in 1992, nor today, Larson continued. The
<br />Trust could no longer balance revenues and expenses and could no longer provide services to the
<br />City for free. Green spaces were top priorities for residents, and he urged Council not to be penny
<br />wise and pound foolish and come to an acceptable agreement with SCT.
<br />Agenda Changes
<br />King moved to approve the February 17, 2022 Council Meeting and Executive Session minutes.
<br />Prebor seconded. Motion carried unanimously.
<br />Consent Agenda
<br />1. FY -22 Budget Amendment- Donation for Father/ Daughter Dance
<br />2. FY -22 Budget Amendment - Convention and Visitors Bureau
<br />3. L.O.S.T. 2023 Certificates of Distribution
<br />4. Motor Grader Replacement and LeeBoy Brand Name Approval
<br />5. Storage Replacement (Production and Backup)
<br />Destadio moved to approve Consent Agenda items 1-5. Prebor seconded. Motion carried