<br />City Council of Peachtree City
<br />Meeting Minutes
<br />Thursday, March 17, 2022
<br />6:30 p.m.
<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 />Announcements, Awards, Special Recognition
<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 />Learnard told O'Neal someone from the City would get in touch with her.
<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 />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 />Agenda Changes
<br />King moved to approve the March 3, 2022, Council Meeting and Executive Session minutes. Caola
<br />seconded. Motion carried unanimously.
<br />Consent Agenda
<br />1. FY-22 Budget Amendment- Tree Removal Contractual Service Expense
<br />2. FY-21 Budget Amendment- KPTCB & Hotel/Motel