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City Council Minutes <br />February 3, 2022 <br />Page 1 <br />City Council of Peachtree City <br />Meeting Minutes <br />Thursday, February 3, 2022 <br />6:30 p.m. <br />The Mayor and Council of Peachtree City met in regular session on Thursday, February 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 />Presentation <br />Peachtree City Post Office Concerns <br />Billy Posey said he was retired from the Post Office as a postal inspector investigating mail fraud. He <br />was there to request the assistance of all Peachtree City in getting the mail drop box in front of the <br />Peachtree City Post Office reopened. It had been closed and the openings taped up since October, <br />2020, Posey said. The Post Office stated it was because there had been a collections box break-in. <br />Posey went on to say there had been a reduction in the number of collection boxes nationwide <br />because there was not a need for them. However, he said he believed Peachtree City had fewer <br />drop boxes per capita than most cities. <br />He said there were ongoing problems at the Peachtree City Post Office. Many business owners went <br />outside of Peachtree City to do their mailings because of the issues. He filed an open records request <br />and learned there were 72 complaints. Posey recalled attending a meeting at City Hall in 2017 <br />regarding the post office to address late mail complaints, poor delivery service, and low staffing. <br />The outside collection box was needed, Posey continued, relating how he saw a man in a <br />wheelchair struggle inside to drop off a bill payment. He went on to say he had written to U.S. Rep. <br />Drew Ferguson but was disappointed in his office's reply. It explained that the box had been <br />vandalized, and the Post Office would not reopen it without a review. He pointed out that the break- <br />in occurred a year and a half ago. <br />Posey closed by recalling that Coach Kirby Smart and the Georgia Bulldogs lost to the University of <br />Alabama in the Southeastern Conference Championship Game in December, but Smart changed <br />his playbook, and UGA beat Alabama for the National Championship just a few weeks later. <br />Peachtree City needed to change its playbook and work with the Post Office to get the box <br />reopened. <br />Public Comment <br />Suzanne Brown called for Council to begin each meeting with a one -minute prayer after the pledge <br />of allegiance. She said the United States Congress began each session with a prayer. Brown stated <br />the country was founded with Judeo-Christian ethics, and the Constitution preserved our rights. The <br />prayer should ask for guidance to help elected officials make the right decisions and act in the best <br />interests of the citizens, Brown said, adding if anyone did not want to pray, they could silently <br />meditate. She closed by praying that Council start the practice of prayer at each meeting. <br />Keith Larson reflected that two months had passed since the Multi -Use Path System Advisory Group <br />presented its findings and recommendations to Council. In her State of the City address, the Mayor <br />said path safety would be a priority. The first step, Larson said, should be adopt a formal path safety <br />