Special City Council Meeting Called for Monday 5 p.m.

Over the weekend Peachtree Corners city leaders scheduled the Special Called meeting; a property purchase is the only item listed on the agenda.

On the City of Peachtree Corners website, you'll find a newly scheduled City Council meeting to be held on Monday, Feb. 18, 2013 at 5 p.m.

The agenda is short with only one action item listed. It reads:

"Authorization of the Mayor, City Manager and City Attorney to enter into a contract for the purchase of property as identified by the Mayor and Council."

As this is a Special Called Council Meeting, there is no period on the agenda for Public Comment but the council and mayor will be available to speak and answer questions after the meeting.

A PDF copy of the agenda is included with this story. Click on the icon on the right to open the PDF then select the option to print.

The agenda is also posted on the city's website.

Are you planning on attending the City Council meeting?

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Mim Harris February 18, 2013 at 01:00 PM
In my opinion they do not want the public there. They allow no time for public comment, they schedule it on a holiday at 5pm and they give very little notice. This is so disappointing but unfortunatly I wish I could say I was surprised. The Mayor and Council ignored each resident that spoke out against the budget and they seem to want to run the City the way they see fit without concern to what the citizens want.
Bob February 18, 2013 at 01:31 PM
Well, I guess we get to hold them accountable during the next election and vote them out. That's one of the advantages of having a city. These are our neighbors. They wouldn't do any land deals behind our backs like the county. Oh wait.
Harry Dorfman February 18, 2013 at 01:54 PM
The closet racists have lost their minds
Ground Chuck February 18, 2013 at 03:08 PM
Harry, you are dropping the "R" word like so many other mindless idiots who manage to get air time in the liberal media. Care to expand on your accusations with facts? Are you using this accusation against those who don't want apartments across from The Forum? Care to show me your degree in Urban Planning and Infrastructure? And I don't even live in Peachtree Corners. Just interested in quality of life in the general area and boosting property values and to keep out those who would do otherwise.
Mama jones February 18, 2013 at 03:26 PM
"Racist"has no meaning anymore. It gets thrown out anytime anyone disagrees with something. Its not even used in the correct context anymore.
Cathy Freeman February 18, 2013 at 03:27 PM
It does seem like the process easily locks out their constituents, especially anyone who might disagree with them!
Mama jones February 18, 2013 at 03:32 PM
Btw, if it is the land across from The Forum, can someone tell me the elementary school these kids, if any would go to? Peachtree is overcrowded and I believe Simpson would be upset adding "apartment kids" to their roster, even though they are under capacity.
Duluth2 February 18, 2013 at 03:58 PM
@Mama, earlier articles about the property across from the Forum indicated Simpson. I personally have not verified that by looking at the cluster maps on the Gwinnett County Public Schools website. I'm sure that possibility is creating a great deal of angst amongst the Simpson parents.
Judy Putnam (Editor) February 18, 2013 at 04:38 PM
The property across from the Forum is in the Simpson Elementary School district, GCPS headquarters confirmed the information.
Mama jones February 18, 2013 at 09:29 PM
I bet Simpson folks are squirming. Apts would totally mess up their demographics and ruin their white middle class rosters . Why is it that Peachtree is overcrowded with almost 1700 kids and trailers and Simpson is under capacity?
ACB February 19, 2013 at 12:54 AM
The property is zoned for Simpson.
ACB February 19, 2013 at 12:57 AM
Because redistricting doesn't happen overnight.
Byron February 19, 2013 at 04:12 AM
They voted to buy it. Get out your check books. Let's say there are 22,000 voters and 11,000 households. To buy the said property for $10-12 million and build a city hall for say $30-40 million how much is each household responsible?


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