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<br /> <br />City Council of Peachtree City <br />Meeting Minutes <br />Thursday, March 17, 2022 <br />6:30 p.m. <br /> <br />The Mayor and Council of Peachtree City met in regular session on Thursday, March 17, 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 /> <br />Announcements, Awards, Special Recognition <br />None <br /> <br />Public Comment <br />Chrissy O'Neal said she owned an estate sale business and saw a notice on Facebook that she would <br />no longer be allowed to put signs out to advertise sales. Much of her business was drive-by, and this <br />would hurt her. She said it seemed to randomly come from nowhere and wanted to ask what <br />happened and was it permanent? They paid for the signs and removed them themselves, and it <br />seemed harmless. <br /> <br />Learnard told O'Neal someone from the City would get in touch with her. <br /> <br />Suzanne Brown wanted to dispute comments that she had heard over the past few months about <br />the aging population of Peachtree City. The 2020 Census showed 24% of the populat ion of <br />Peachtree City age 18 and younger, and 18.6% 65 and older. The percentage of children in <br />Peachtree City was higher than in the County and the State as a whole. They had a lower <br />percentage of senior citizens in Peachtree City than in Fayette County. That left 56% between ages <br />19 and 64, and they needed to encourage young people who grew up here to stay and raise their <br />families. That could be done by encouraging high-paying career jobs to locate here. <br /> <br />Keith Larson said the Georgia Legislature was working on HB 1009, which would authorize the use of <br />personal delivery devices to transport cargo. Those were robotic vehicles that utilized automated <br />driving systems. The bill enabled the operation of these devices on any public highway with a speed <br />limit of 45 mph or less, including bike lanes, sidewalks, and shared use paths. The devices were <br />classified as pedestrians, with pedestrian rights. Operators did not have to be trained or licensed, and <br />there were no requirements for safety inspections. Local authorities would not be allowed to enact <br />ordinances limiting the operation of these devices other than around schools, hospitals, sports arenas, <br />or after sunrise or sunset. This bill had crossed over from the House to the Senate and was in the <br />Transportation Committee, Larson remarked, urging Council to ask the Georgia Municipal Association <br />and local legislators to ask for changes or vote ''no.'' <br /> <br />Agenda Changes <br />None <br /> <br />Minutes <br />King moved to approve the March 3, 2022, Council Meeting and Executive Session minutes. Caola <br />seconded. Motion carried unanimously. <br /> <br />Consent Agenda <br />1. FY-22 Budget Amendment- Tree Removal Contractual Service Expense <br />2. FY-21 Budget Amendment- KPTCB & Hotel/Motel <br />