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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 />None <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 />None <br />Minutes <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 />unanimously. <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 />unanimously. <br />Old Agenda items <br />None <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 <br />