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Community should support Gathering Place

Peachtree City’s website stresses that it is a “planned community” and people are encouraged to “plan to stay.” After all, Peachtree City has been voted one of the “Ten Top Places in the Nation to Retire.”

Right now, if you are an older adult in Peachtree City, you might not agree that the city stands behind all that.

The main recreational facility for older adults, The Gathering Place, is overcrowded and it is only expected to get more crowded because of the rise in the senior population.

The city recognized that need in 2007 when it allowed a question for expansion to be placed on the November ballot. It was defeated by a narrow margin.

Plans have been reviewed and revised and there is a new option that will allow an expansion of the Gathering Place for a one-time tax increase of $35 for an average household.

Our City Council has put that question on their annual survey which is available only during the month of February.

Please let the city know that you support this expansion. The seniors in our community need a place to meet and engage in activities designed for them. Families also use the facility for party and event rentals, for civic group meetings and for weekend classes.

We should support the expansion of this recreational facility for all citizens. We are all a part of this community.

If you have not completed a survey, please do so today. The survey is available online at the Peachtree City website www.peachtree-city.org or on paper at City Hall, the library and the Gathering Place. It can be returned to any of those sites.

One can complete the entire survey or part #1 General Information and then part #6 Leisure Services if they only want to express their opinion on those issues. We, the seniors, need your help.

Bonnie Mullikin

Peachtree City, Ga.

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