‘Bubble’ costs, ‘walking signs’ on PTC’s Thursday night agenda
Peachtree City officials are expected to reveal Thursday night whether the cost of replacing the “bubble” over the Kedron pools will skyrocket.
Labeled the “air support structure” on the council agenda, the sole bid for the project came in $96,000 over budget already, but there is the potential for a larger cost overrun depending on whether additional work is needed to secure the structure. The total bid came in at $346,000.
The matter will be discussed at the City Council meeting, which starts at 7 p.m. Thursday at City Hall.
Also up for discussion are the proposed regulations on hand-held or “walking” signs.
City staff has determined that civic clubs would also be subject to the restrictions of the ordinance, but they also could apply for a special event permit just like businesses will be able to.
Expected to feel the hit the hardest are businesses like The Picnic Basket, which has been using walking signs along Ga. Highway 74 even though its location is not contiguous to the highway. The new ordinance limits hand-held signs to being used on the property where the business being advertised is located.
The ordinance would limit the walking signs to as many as five consecutive days, but for only four times a year and with a 30-day break between the issuance of walking sign permits. That too will also hurt businesses, several proprietors have said in recent meetings.
Other regulations include a limitation on the sign’s size to six square feet, and those holding such signs must be at least 25 feet from the back of curb or edge of the street.
Also on the table is an ordinance that instead would completely ban the use of hand-held and walking signs, should council choose to go that route instead.