City Council of Peachtree City
<br />Meeting Minutes
<br />Thursday, February 17, 2022
<br />6:30 p.m.
<br />The Mayor and Council of Peachtree City met in regular session on Thursday, February 17, 2022.
<br />Mayor Kim Learnard called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m. Others attending: Gretchen Caola,
<br />Frank Destadio, Mike King, and Phil Prebor.
<br />Announcements, Awards, Special Recognition
<br />Public Comment
<br />Bill Ross stated he believed in God and the Ten Commandments, and that we were "One Nation
<br />Under God." He said a recent survey showed 80% of Fayette County did, as well. He said he believed
<br />God always answered prayers for wisdom. Council was constantly in need of wisdom, and, therefore,
<br />in constant need of prayer.
<br />Agenda Changes
<br />King moved to approve the February 1, 2022, Council Workshop minutes, February 3, 2022, Council
<br />Meeting minutes, and February 5, 2022, Town Hall Meeting minutes. Prebor seconded. Motion carried
<br />Consent Agenda
<br />1. Purchase Five Zero -Turn Mowers from Fayette Mower
<br />2.2022 Walmart Local Community Grant
<br />3. Revision of Defined Benefits Pension Plan Document for Police Shift (2184 hrs) Employees
<br />Destadio moved to approve Consent Agenda items 1-3. Caola seconded. Motion carried
<br />Old Agenda items
<br />New Agenda items
<br />02-22-06 Citizen request to reinstate prayer at the opening of each meeting
<br />Destadio moved they accept the citizen request to reinstate prayer with the stipulation that it not be a
<br />formal prayer, but a moment of silence. Caola seconded.
<br />Destadio stated that he had given this considerable thought and wanted to make some comments to
<br />the people who brought this up. He said he had been a devout Catholic all his life. Prior to retiring, he
<br />worked for several engineering firms in the Atlanta area, the final one being CH2M Hill, and was the
<br />engineer of record for the Fayette County Water Department. In this position, he often attended
<br />Fayette County Commission meetings.
<br />Destadio recalled that the Commissioners instituted a prayer at the beginning of their meetings. He
<br />thought that was interesting and a progressive move. The first meeting started with a Christian prayer,
<br />while the second began with a prayer from a Jewish rabbi. The variety of prayers went on from there,
<br />Destadio related, saying they got "strange and different." Some were in different languages; some