TDK for dummies

1. Extending TDK was never about relieving traffic. Steve was right.

2. Some of the same Fayette County developers and their Chamber of Commerce mouthpiece promoting TDK are the same people wanting to load it with houses and big boxes.

3. Coweta County gets all the taxes (over $1 billion) and Fayette County gets all of the traffic and headaches.

4. The monster shopping center in Coweta on TDK will take a severe bite out of our retail community in Fayette County.

5. Mayor Harold Logsdon is not on our side. He actually negotiated land deals for his developer friends at Pathway with TDK. He doesn't care that we don't want the road.

6. Our commute to I-85 will be ruined.

7. The officials in Coweta County don't care about us either.

8. The mayor's June 19 future growth seminar has the same people from #2 above who used to promise #1 above but ended up giving us #3,4 and 6 above which proves that #5 and 7 above are completely true.

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Submitted by the_assassin on Fri, 05/25/2007 - 10:09am.

First off johenry, the land deal Logsdon got in the middle of was for Falcon Field Airport so TDK wouldn't run along the airport border. It gave the airport a larger safety area off the end of the northern runway.

Second: if you'd stop drinking Steve Brown's koolaid long enough to do research, you'd see that Pathway already owns enough land to connect itself to the current TDK and Dividend Drive. Check out the maps; they're public record.

Third, it's Fairburn/South Fulton that's going to ruin your commute at I-85. You chose to work in Atlanta, so suck it up!

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Submitted by bad_ptc on Fri, 05/25/2007 - 9:33pm.

First off the_assassin, the airport authority got the money from the FAA to purchase this land. TDK will still run along the border even after the runways are extended.

The deal Logsdon crammed down the City Council throats, "has to be done tonight", took an additional three weeks because the city attorney the Mayor and City Council didn't read the 140 page closing document. (should have had a sign) BTW, Lodsdon admits this.

Second: If you stop drinking Logsdon's kool-aid long enough to do research, you'd see that Pathway is now getting a free road to their property that will border the new lake. They would have had to pay for their own road without this deal. Oh by the way, if this deal goes south PTC is still on the hook for the road or the land reverts back to Pathway. (a little clause that was overlooked by the Mayor and city attorney, got-a lov it)

Third: those of us that work in Atlanta pay for Peachtree City. Do you honestly think that the menial jobs that are available here in PTC pay enough for someone to actually live here?

Try this:
Peachtree City, GA
Median Household Income $74,747.
Cost of Living Index 110.2
Average Household Total Consumer Expenditures $53,758.
Average Household Retail Expenditures $24,688 per year.

Yahoo Real Estate

Please tell me where the 40,000 residents of PTC can make this kind of money without working in Atlanta.

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Submitted by the_assassin on Sat, 05/26/2007 - 10:42pm.

Such a great deal that the TDK extension STILL ISN'T underway.

No clearing.
No grading.
No paving.
One lawsuit gumming it all up.

Yeah, Logsdon really rammed that down everyone's throat. What a master manipulator!!!

You folks are so gawdarned delusional! Cut your meds back or take a long vacation or something.

Steve Black and company could pay for its part of the road out of the petty cash box BTW.

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Submitted by bad_ptc on Sun, 05/27/2007 - 9:08am.

Did you forget this?

"Fayette County Public Works Director Lee Hearn said it might take a year or more for construction to start since the three new golf holes at Planterra Ridge Golf Club must be ready to play on before crews can begin grading and other related work."

Submitted by johenry on Fri, 05/25/2007 - 9:10pm.

Blind and ignorant is a bad combination "the_assassin" and you have dribbled the developer koolaid down the front of your shirt.

Submitted by MIKEK on Fri, 05/25/2007 - 9:26am.

Sadly, Johenry you are right. They do not care as long as the purse strings of the city are in their control. Over three years ago, our Mayor announced his candidacy to the amazement to his friends who loyally supported him. With the exception of a few, this support is lost.
Personnally, he is a far more qualified and effective mayor than his predessor, in my opinion. His problem lies with his inability to back up the promises made on his campaign trail. The TDK issue was a non starter prior to his election and now we have gone from two lanes to perhaps four, having our traffic priorities dictated by neighboring governances, and developers dictating density on annexation. Simply put, his stance on smart growth has become a stance of disregard of the city ordinance of "big box" and higher density and placing an ever increasing strain on city resources.
It was my belief during the campaign that he placed himself in the race to improve and protect the lifestyle in Peachtree City first and foremost. The past twelve months have proven that he has become a lackey for developers and their ilk with no concern for the long term betterment of our city inless it benefits him personnally.
I am but one vote cast of many, but my memory of promises made is sharp. Integrity to me is still a personal value, and when violated, I may forgive, but forget-I will not.

Submitted by TDK Foe on Fri, 05/25/2007 - 8:13am.

I did not know about this...what land?

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Submitted by CCB on Fri, 05/25/2007 - 9:24am.

Johenry is probably talking about deal with the airport authority buying the Pathway land which allowed for TDK right of way. First of all city funds were NOT used to purchase that land. The funding came from the federal government.

Yes Mayor Logsdon was heavily involved in the transaction. Yes Pathway owner Doug Mitchell contributed heavily to Mayor Logsdon's campaign. Yes it was probably a stupid idea for the mayor to get in the middle of that deal.

But all of that is water under the bridge anyway.

Submitted by TDK Foe on Fri, 05/25/2007 - 9:52am.

I have a brother-in-law that is a US attorney (University of Virginia grad) and I will ask him about situations like this. I also have an uncle that is a deputy attorney general in another Southeastern state. I'll ask them both, and get back with you.

If a law has been broken, believe me, I will not stop until something is done about it. I need to find out more information about the federal money, where it came from, and what capacity the mayor acted in. What do you mean by the campaign support?

BTW, please read my blog to you from a couple of days ago. Using The Gipper as your avatar is just plain wrong. I am from a long line of Republicans, and we don't appreciate RINOs like you that use public funds (our tax money!) to enrich private interests, whether they are welfare queens or Fayette land speculators that bought east Coweta farm land!!

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Submitted by Paul Perkins on Fri, 05/25/2007 - 10:00am.

My understanding (from a source I trust) is that the Federal money is from a FAA provision that enables grants to move an existing runway.

While not illegal, you can bet Doug is playing this choke-hold on the property of every dollar possible.

Submitted by TDK Foe on Fri, 05/25/2007 - 10:27am.


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Submitted by stevens770 on Fri, 05/25/2007 - 7:31am.

Excellent observations.
One last point needs to be made.
Last of all. TDK developers opt to sell land for a $50 million+ quick profit and move to Florida.This shows it pays to have friends in political office. Then a new group of national builders moves in and build 3000 new "affordable " ie cheap homes due to the housing slowdown. We in Peachtree City now get to see our traffic congestion go up as our property values go down.

Thanks Mr Mayor.

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Submitted by CCB on Fri, 05/25/2007 - 9:15am.

It's pretty darn clear the public at large doesn't like TDK into Coweta. My question is what would you accept? How many house are acceptable on the Coweta side and how much retail would you accept over there?

There might be a compromise that would work.

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Submitted by stevens770 on Fri, 05/25/2007 - 1:08pm.

What I would like is the 1.6 acre lot zoning which Coweta has had for so long and still has for the rest of the county.

I would also like to have a little more honest and open dialogue. Remember that bomshell of the new city with 3000 or so homes on small lots etc was not shown to us until AFTER the chamber had help push this TDK thing through. You have to admit that the developers and their friends in high elected office did a good job of keeping things secret until they got what they wanted,ie, a government funded road and bridge that made multimillionares out of the new Coweta landowners.

Submitted by johenry on Fri, 05/25/2007 - 9:07pm.

Oh boy some of you poor souls are hilarious. The developers didn’t keep the whole thing a secret. Steve Brown did everything but write personal letters to everyone in Peachtree City to tell us TDK was a scam. Unfortunately, the voters were too dense to realize Steve actually looked out for the average citizens.

Harold Logsdon has done nothing positive so far and his major accomplishments are trying to bring more big boxes, ignoring the locals, ramming TDK down our throats, killing employee morale, raising taxes, annexing useless property and paying off the development authority thieves. Oh yeah, we did have a bike race that we paid for instead of raising the base pay for our police.

I agree with Stevens770 that Coweta needs to go back to 1.6 acre lots like they promised. No CCB, we shouldn’t compromise and create another Ga. Highway 85.

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