City Council of Peachtree City
<br />Meeting Minutes
<br />Thursday, April 21, 2022
<br />6:30 p.m.
<br />The Mayor and Council of Peachtree City met in regular session on Thursday, April 21, 2022. Mayor
<br />Kim Learnard called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m. Council members attending: Gretchen Caola,
<br />Frank Destadio, Mike King, and Phil Prebor.
<br />Announcements, Awards, Special Recognition
<br />Public Comment
<br />Mike Murtaugh said he wanted to volunteer to help develop regulations for short-term rentals. He
<br />explained that he had been active in the community for many years. He purchased a home in 2017
<br />and used it as an Air BnB until they moved in a year later. They owned some long-term rentals and
<br />also a movie studio house. He was concerned that they were taking an extreme measure in
<br />regulating short-term rentals.
<br />Vendella de Moors said she had lived in Peachtree City for 16 years and owned rental property. She
<br />had run an Air BnB in the past and screened her guests, as well as followed Air BnB's process. Her
<br />neighbors knew about it and had no problems. Now the City was talking about regulating these
<br />types of rentals. They needed to focus on the people or businesses that owned the homes that were
<br />causing problems.
<br />Garret Merkley said, as a business owner, he had learned to examine issues to see if they were really
<br />problems. In the case of these short-term rentals, they had the same issues as long-term rentals. He
<br />did not feel the City should pursue this ordinance. They needed to help citizens earn money and use
<br />their property as they saw fit.
<br />Suzanne Brown reminded everyone that the primary election was May 24. The last day to change
<br />anything on voter registration was April 25. Early voting started May 2, and the Peachtree City Library
<br />was one of four sites in the County. She urged everyone to check the Secretary of State's website to
<br />learn about changes in legislative districts.
<br />Agenda Changes
<br />1. April 7, 2022, Special Called Work Session Minutes
<br />2. April 7, 2022, Council Meeting Minutes
<br />3. April 7, 2022, Executive Session Minutes
<br />King moved to approve the April 7, 2022, Special Called Work Session minutes, April 7, 2022, Council
<br />Meeting minutes, and the April 7, 2022, Executive Session minutes. Destadio seconded. Motion carried
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