Check out the PTC retreat schedule

This is the published agenda for the annual PTC Council retreat that is underway today at City Hall. The meeting will be open to the public.

TODAY: 8:00 – 8:30 Review 2010 Budget, Year to Date
8:30 – 8:50 2010 Resident & Business Survey Results
8:50 – 9:10 2010 Streets and Cart Path Resurfacing Update
9:10 – 10:00 SPLOST Project Update
10:00 – 10:15 BREAK
10:15 – 10:45 Stormwater Utility Update
10:45 – 11:05 Kedron Field House & Aquatic Center - Outsourcing
11:05 – 11:20 Kedron Field House & Aquatic Center - Options for Replacing Bubble
11:20 – 11:35 Kedron Field House & Aquatic Center - Proposed Rental Fee and Open Gym Proposal
11:35 – 11:45 Glenloch Tennis Court Maintenance
11:45 – 12:00 Interaction with the Constituency
(Forums, Blogs, etc.)
12:00 – 1:30 LUNCH ON YOUR OWN
1:30 – 2:10 State of the Fire Department
2:10 – 2:35 Fire Sprinkler Systems – The Next Step
2:35 – 2:50 Outdoor Burning Ordinance
2:50 – 3:05 BREAK
3:05 – 3:45 Police Department Update
3:45 – 4:00 Alarm Ordinance Proposal
4:00 – 4:15 Lake Peachtree Siltation/Water Study

Saturday, March 13
8:00 – 8:10 PCTA 2010 Budget Update
8:10 – 10:15 Discuss Mission Statement, Goals, Objectives for
Commissions, Authorities, PCTA Commission & Authority Rep.
10:15 – 10:30 BREAK
10:30 – 11:05 Peachtree City Inter-Agency Collaboration
10:45 – 11:05 Comprehensive Plan
11:05 – 11:15 Amendments to Zoning and Land Use Maps
11:15 – 11:40 Growth Boundaries and Potential Annexations
11:40 – 12:00 Multi-use Path System Master Plan Review
12:00 – 1:30 LUNCH ON YOUR OWN
1:30 – 1:45 Economic Development Update
1:45 – 2:00 Enhancing the Village
2:00 – 2: 15 Re-imaging the Village
2:15 – 2:30 Review of 2011 Tentative Budget Calendar and
Budget Guidance from Council – 2010/2011

Bonkers
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Retreat?

What does that mean?
A legal way to discuss us without us hearing it all?

dolphn528
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property taxes

I think that you should absolutely raise property taxes to balance the budget.
More people will get their homes foreclosed.
Which will then cause them to sell at a much lower price.
Bringing down the price of the other homes in the neighborhood and city.
However, then only people who budget their money carefully like me and my husband will still be standing.
Sounds like a good plan to me.
Then after the budget crises is over and people start buying again our home values will come back up.
That way we will be rid of the people that are house poor and depend on budgeters to make up the difference.
I am tired of helping others who turn around and go spend 100 dollars on a pair of shoes, make fun of you for wearing a 50 dollar pair and then ask you for money again.

Robert W. Morgan
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I wold hope that the $26 could be handled

It is a big step from a $26 tax increase to foreclosure. Not sure it is logical either.

As stated before, raising taxes and keeping essential and aesthetic services maintain and even increase property values. Letting those services go decreases everyone's property value and that actually can lead to foreclosure after a few years.

Want to keep your $250,000 house value? Then support the $26 tax increase.

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To Morgan: illogical nonsense

When one vulture feasts upon the carcass of a water buffalo, he never gets it all eaten, but if 50 vultures swarm in it doesn't take long. Fight the little wars one at a time and the big war might not happen!

Insurance costs are way up; orange juice has doubled; cereal has doubled; tomatoes have tripled; services have doubled; gas is nearly $3 per gallon; sandwich Han is $9-10 per pound; even bologna has doubled; bread has gone up 25%; forget buying most fruit; good lawyers are $4-500 an hour and they say how many hours; cop tickets have quadrupled---even for rolling stops; court costs have doubled; home insurance has doubled; and don't even mention bank charges!

Had it not been for poor ham buying what houses were built, you would have seen this depression much sooner! Don't worry, they are going to lose them.

Robert W. Morgan
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Should being called "illogical" by Bonkers hurt my feelings?

I'm thinking maybe not, but before I decide for sure I want to completely understand the parable of the water buffalo and of course the 50 vultures. And if possible see how that relates to PTC raising taxes by $26.

Bonkers
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Morgan: toned down a little

so that you can understand. If the water buffalo and vultures threw you try this easy one:

The government takes 10% of your earnings for taxes in year one; they take another 10% the second year--compounded; the third the same, all the way to year nine.

No one year is too bad, but year nine and forward leaves you how much? You can throw in a 1% raise each year if you want to do so. Assume no inflation.

idk_revisited
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Is the Retreat being televised?

...just wondering...

John Munford
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IDK: yes, sort of...

It'll be on the Internet live if you dare...

There's a link somewhere at the city's website: www.peachtree-city.org

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Good, I'll be watching Saturday at 1:30

Even if I have to miss the opera on NPR. I'd love to know how these newbies are going to handle economic development.

I don't think one of them understands how important that economic development is. This Tourism foolishness with the motel and hotel tax needs to end and some professionals need to be hired.

You all do know we need employment and economic development is the key to that. Small business as well. Or would you rather wait for Rahm Emanuel to solve our problems in his spare time?

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