Letters to the Editor

Fatal junction close to school = asinine

As a parent of a student at Bennett’s Mill Middle School, I am all too familiar with the treacherous intersection at Ga. Highway 54 and Huiet Road. It was already frighteningly risky to make a left hand turn onto Hwy. 54 BEFORE construction began on the West Fayetteville Bypass.

The condition of that intersection when school started prompted me to say prophetically to another mother at Bennett’s Mill just two weeks ago, “Someone was going to be killed there.” Read More»

Now what, Frady, Horgan and Hearn?

A public appeal to commissioners Frady, Horgan and Hearn:

For years, neither Jack Smith nor Eric Maxwell ever responded substantively to Letters To The Editor or LTTE comments regarding the West Fayetteville Bypass. We are supposed to have open government. The West Bypass and SPLOST have been disguised under exhibits and general classifications in order to avoid being specifically identified in the voting booth. However, many projects appear in the same package that are actually needed. Read More»

Imker: PTC taxpayers will end up paying less this year than last year

The result of the budget discussions over the past seven months, culminating with the decisive tax rate vote last Thursday, unfortunately resulted in the Peachtree City tax rate being increased.

Yes, I voted to increase it by 1.25 mills. I will not hide or disguise my vote. This means the average home with a value of $260,000 will be taxed $108 more for the services provided by Peachtree City government. Read More»

PTC right to regulate nuisance gas golf carts

Your tiresome screed against the ban of gas-powered golf carts misses the point. I generally agree that government ought to leave people to their own devices and stay out of people’s private affairs (such as who they choose to marry, if they choose to own a gun, where they choose to build a church or mosque, where they choose to live and work, etc.). Read More»

Actual data shows complainers are wrong

The recent letter of Mr. Schultz screaming like Chicken Little was filled with a lot of innuendo but little fact. Mr. Schultz is apoplectic about the carbon monoxide emissions of a golf cart.

Guess what, Mr. Schultz, the PTC police motorcycle on the front page produces more CO per mile than any golf cart, as it has no emission devices either.

Mr. Schultz wails about the smell and the CO in the tunnels. I decided to replace Mr. Schultz’s innuendo with a data set. I took my battery powered CO detector and my 1991 Yamaha to a tunnel. Read More»

We should remember, honor WWII sacrifices

Golly, I hate to leave this astute conversation we’ve been having about the rights of gas-powered golf cart owners to continue spewing their half-burnt hydrocarbons and filling our otherwise bucolic paths with their amazingly loud symphonic engine noise. I see that Terry Garlock was just warming up to some libertarian rant about giving choice to his neighbors. How about Harleys on the golf cart paths? No problem getting up hills with a hog and I wouldn’t want to limit my neighbor’s choices to merely the road. Read More»

Help Fayette Hospital keep fragile Fayette newborns in Fayette

Dear Fayette Community Friends and Neighbors:

We need your support! Piedmont Fayette Hospital recently filed an application with the state of Georgia to expand our existing five-bed Level II neonatal unit and to establish a Level III neonatal service, ensuring our capacity to care for those fragile newborns who are born in our community.

Unfortunately, Southern Regional Medical Center has opposed our request to expand these services, which could result in the continued need to separate delicate newborns from their mothers and families. Read More»

EPA would ban gas carts from roads

Peachtree City is currently considering a plan that will not allow new registrations of gas-powered carts and in 10 years will ban all gas-powered carts from the cart path system.

A vocal minority is expressing the view that this is government interference and an infringement of their rights.

There is a different perspective. This is an example of government acting on behalf of the citizenry and attempting to correct a long-ignored problem. Read More»

City Council’s new clothes: power abuse

Our leaders have just unveiled their new line of clothing for the upcoming season, and it is see-through, but they would have us believe that it is the wardrobe of democracy.

In reality it is nothing short of a raw and deliberate abuse of power. Sadly, however, they have also found many willing tailors amongst Peachtree City residents to perform this pantomime with them. Read More»

Imker: Finally, plan in place to solve PTC’s long-term budget shortages

Finally, Peachtree City’s long-developing budget problem will be addressed in earnest at this Thursday’s council meeting. Years of dodging the problem with no real solutions other than kicking it down the road will come to an end, one way or another.

I can pretty much guarantee the solution chosen will not be to my liking. Over the last seven months I’ve advocated $2 million in solutions, including expense reductions in certain areas that would NOT reduce services. I’ve also advocated future revenue generating ideas of equal importance. Read More»

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