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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 />None <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 />None <br />Minutes <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 <br />unanimously. <br />