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07-08-1994 Special Called Meeting - PEACHTREE CITY AIRPORT AUTHORITY MINUTES OF MEETING July 8, 1994 A special called meeting of the Peachtree City Airport Authority was held in the Authority's office, 1130 Echo Court on July 8, 1994, at 5 p.m. Those present were: Chairman David M. Good; Members Michael E. Amos, Daniel E. Carr, Robert B. Patterson and Vivian R. Brigham; Airport Manager James H. Savage and Recording Secretary Shirley R. Comer. I. OLD AGENDA ITEM 94-07-02 Consider request from City to review the impact of a proposal to re-zone 110 acres on South 74 to residential. ,..... Member Michael E. Amos advised the Authority that due to his professional status as a real estate broker, he would abstain from any discussions or vote on this item due to a possible conflict of interest. A motion was made by Mr. Patterson and seconded by Chairman Good, that the resolution attached to and made a part of these minutes, be adopted as amended. The motion passed with four voting in the affirmative, and one voting to abstain. There being no further business to consider, at 5:57 p.m. a motion to adjourn was made by Chairman Good and seconded by Mr. Patter,on. The motion Pa"ed unanimou,'Y. _ ~ Do~ David M. Good, Chairman I Attested by: ,--. ".... -- k f"'"'\ t ~t:~.:c.c__"c.:;::":.c;:;:;.~':::':" "F'-",-- .'._.;"...".,....,. .. .J,".......,...,...,',.,'..__..,. -,- ........,.. ',' ,....... .. .', ..,' . _._"___~__._,__-.,-_.~~____._u~~.___""'_._.____. RESOLUTION CONCERNING ~ROPOS.ED. RE-ZONING OF 110 ACRE TRACT OF LAND IN THE INDUSTRIAL PARK FOR RESIDENTIAL USE July 8, 1994 Whereas, the City of Peachtree City has one of the most comprehensive land use plans of any community in the united States; and, Whereas, that land use plan was developed with considerable effort from information provided by the general public, the Peachtree City Planning Commission, the Development Authority of Peachtree City, the Peachtree City Airport Authority, the Mayor and Council and the major land developer, Peachtree City Development Corp., and others; and Whereas, the distance from the approach/departure path for the runway at Peachtree City-Falcon Field Airport to the nearest residence in the proposed 110 acre Sub-division, would be approximately 1,400 feet; and Whereas, normal operating altitudes for aircraft flying along that path would be 300 - 400 feet above the ground; and Whereas, it would be virtually impossible to alter those flight paths, which were established and approved in 1990, because of their impact on neighboring communities, which have used Peachtree City'S land use plan and the airport's noise abatement procedures for their own future planning; and Whereas, the Peachtree City Council created the Airport Authority and charged it with developing a general aviation airport for the primary purpose of attracting new industry to the community; and Whereas, it is counterproductive to the city'S own stated interests to reduce prospective industrial lands; and Whereas, that land use plan, as approved, placed Peachtree city- Falcon Field Airport in the center of an industrial park because that area would be of compatible use and therefore, less sensitive to airport noise; and, Whereas, the Peachtree city Airport Authority has relied on that land use plan to develop the airport; and Whereas, that development includes spending more than $8 million in federal, state and local funds; and, Whereas, the acquisition of a portion of those funds was contingent upon the existence of such a land use plan; and, r-" ~ , ,,-..,. Whereas, based on a recent study conducted by the state of Georgia, the positive economic impact of Peachtree City-Falcon Field Airport on the local community is $22 million annually; therefore, Be it resolved, that the Peachtree City Airport Authority is strongly opposed to zoning changes and land development in the Industrial Zoning district that would place residential housing in areas previously planned for industrial development; and, Be it further resolved, that the Peachtree city Airport Authority supports a strong industrial base in Peachtree City and therefore believes that the Industrial Zoning district should be protected from future reductions, whether those reductions are through re- zoning or non-industrial use of the land; and, Be it further resolved, that the Peachtree city Airport Authority recommends that the city Council follow the current land use plan and deny the request to re-zone the 110 acre tract in question or any other request that would reduce the size of the existing Industrial Zoning district; and, Be it further resolved, that this resolution be presented to the Mayor and Council of Peachtree City at the re-zoning hearing for the property in question~ now scheduled for July 21, 1994. Adopted this eighth day of July, 1994. ~ Attested by: .Doof Cha~rman