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City Council of Peachtree City <br />Meeting Minutes <br />Thursday, January 6, 2022 <br />6:30 p.m. <br />The Mayor and Council of Peachtree City met in regular session on Thursday, January 6, 2022. <br />Councilman Mike King called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m. Others attending: Kim Learnard, <br />Gretchen Caola, Frank Destadio, and Phil Prebor. <br />Oath of Office Mayor and Council <br />Georgia Supreme Court Justice Carla McMillian administered the oath of office to new Mayor <br />Learnard and Council members Caola and Destadio. <br />Election and Oath of Office of Mayor Pro -Tem <br />Prebor nominated King to serve as Mayor Pro -Tem. Destadio seconded. Motion carried unanimously. <br />Terry Ernst, the former Mayor Pro -Tem Ernst, administered the oath of office. <br />Learnard said she wanted to acknowledge the service and accomplishments of former Council <br />members Ernst and Kevin Madden, along with former Mayor Vanessa Fleisch. Madden served on <br />Council for four years, she noted, with deep heart and love for the community. Ernst served for eight <br />years and was also retired from the military and the Peachtree City Police Department. She stated <br />that he never separated his beliefs regarding what do and who you are and brought deep personal <br />commitments to what he did. Fleisch was Mayor for eight years after serving four years as a member <br />of Council. Learnard pointed out that they could see the results of Fleisch's work every time they <br />looked at Drake Field or noted a rise in their property values. Learnard asked the audience to thank <br />them all for a job very well done. <br />Learnard also stated that municipal elections were non-partisan in Georgia, and that she was not <br />endorsed by any political party. Her election, she said, showed that the views of most Peachtree City <br />residents were not for right or far left, but in the middle. She requested that they work past the <br />divisiveness of the campaign and move toward responsible, forward -thinking governance. They all <br />wanted a safe and prosperous community with a culture of trust and respect where they looked after <br />one another. <br />The Mayor went on to say she looked forward to working with this knowledgeable Council, noting <br />that Caola brought useful skills and that Destadio served many years on the Planning Commission. <br />She stated she had worked with King and Prebor when she was on the Council and respected both <br />as community leaders and as friends. The new Mayor said this was a highly qualified group with <br />integrity, and she foresaw that they could overcome divides and nurture a community where their <br />children and grandchildren would want to live. <br />Announcements, Awards, Special Recognition <br />None <br />Public Comment <br />Suzanne Brown called for Council to open their meetings with a one -minute prayer, stating that if it <br />was suitable for the U.S. House and Senate, it should be the practice in Peachtree City. <br />