PTC looking into cart crossing trouble on Parkway

Thu, 08/09/2007 - 3:47pm
By: John Munford

A group of Peachtree City residents is asking the City Council for help with problems golf cart drivers are having crossing Peachtree Parkway between the Peninsula to the Stoneybrook subdivisions.

Anthony DiNota, representing the group, spoke to council last week, asking for a new path and bridge to be built across Lake Kedron to give residents a way to go south and reach the cart path system at the lake’s boat dock area.

DiNota said the area is unique because it cars approach the intersection from downhill in both directions, which naturally adds the element of speed to the area. While speed enforcement is a good idea, it’s not a permanent solution, DiNota said.

DiNota said he got a price quote of $91,000 to build the cart path bridge at 12 feet wide, the city’s current specifications.

“We don’t really know what the answer is,” DiNota said, adding that his group wants to suggest solutions instead of just airing problems.

City Engineer David Borkowski later said it would probably cost about $300,000 to build such a bridge because it would need to be made of steel and not wood as suggested.

Council agreed to have city staff work with the group to study the area, with a report due back to council at its October 4 meeting.

“Your issues are real,” said Mayor Harold Logsdon, noting that he recently drove in the area. “You’re not just standing there crying wolf.”

City Manager Bernie McMullen said the engineering staff is currently busy working on the project for repairing the moisture and mildew problems at the city’s police station, which is the main reason for needing more time than usual to investigate the matter.

“We’ll be happy to talk to the homeowner’s association,” Borkowski said.

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Submitted by bladderq on Thu, 08/09/2007 - 9:16pm.

That crossing doess seem to be a problem. For alot less money, I would think you could put an "activated" light w/ a flashing light for the cars north & south. You know, the cart pulls up, pushes the button, flashing amber lights signal the cars that there is about to be a RED light. Carts cross.

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Submitted by Spear Road Guy on Thu, 08/09/2007 - 4:05pm.

He set us up. Don't you just love it when Mayor Logsdon of all people uses the phrase, “You’re not just standing there crying wolf.”

The mayor will probably build the $300,000 bridge. The guys is great at heaping on the expenses.

A really fine gentleman and a Korean war veteran told me he and his wife are moving because they can’t afford the tax increases on their fixed income. They’ve lived here for 20-plus years. He was totally disgusted with the mayor.

Vote Republican

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Submitted by mudcat on Thu, 08/09/2007 - 6:53pm.

You diverted a little from the real question as you normally do. Nevertheless the answer is why in the world would we spend $300,000 or even $91,000 to allow the entitled rich to drive their expensive golf carts across the road we working stiffs have to speed upon in order to get to our menial blue-collar job on time?

Let them take their Lexus to cross the road and give the money to us as a "transportation supplement" since we need it more than they do.

So, how was that? I'm trying to think like a Democrat now since I know Hillary is going to be elected and I just want to fit in after that. Otherwise she may have me executed.

Back to my old picture, so I can say "I don't have a dog in this fight" with real feelings.

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