Housekeeping items on PTC agenda — your housekeeping
Covered containers would be required for garbage; sprinklers for new homes again up for vote
The Peachtree City Council will consider lowering
the maximum grass height requirement from 12 to eight inches while also requiring the use of covered containers “to the greatest extent practicable” for all garbage, garden trash, rubbish and debris awaiting disposal.
The ordinance would allow the use of paper bags or similar devices for storing yard debris. Staff said the change is intended to discourage rodents from entering trash containers and discourage breeding grounds for mosquitoes and other insects.
Another change would eliminate a 48-hour requirement for violations to be remedied by the owner or occupant in the case of lawn height or trash/rubbish/debris violations. Instead, the time frame will be specified on a case-by-case basis.
Council also will consider a staff recommendation to require automatic fire sprinklers for all new single-family homes.
The ordinance change would also require that existing homes be retrofitted with fire sprinklers if they are used as a day care, health care, lodging or rooming house, any daycare type facility for children and/or adults, assisted care homes and residential boarding and care homes.
Thursday’s meeting begins at 7 p.m. at City Hall, Ga. Highway 54 and Willowbend Road.