Harman: PTC-Tyrone sewer deal off

Thu, 10/11/2007 - 2:56pm
By: The Citizen

Talks about extending Peachtree City’s sewer service into Tyrone have been broken off, City Council candidate and Post 1 incumbent Mike Harman said at the Rotary Candidate Forum Tuesday night.

Harman, who previously served on the city’s independent Water and Sewer Authority, said after he was appointed to council he asked council members if they would consider the proposal if the city could have control over the development Tyrone would use it for.

Harman said he got the OK for talks to continue based on those conversations, but Tyrone officials ultimately balked at giving the city that kind of control.

At that point, Harman spoke again to council members before calling up WASA General Manager Larry Turner and notifying him council wanted to break off the talks based on Tyrone’s stance.

This recent development has not been discussed at a public meeting of neither the Peachtree City nor Tyrone city councils.

Tyrone officials wanted 500,000 gallons a day of capacity, which would have allowed the town to abandon its current 250,000 gallons a day of capacity that’s sent to a Fulton County wastewater treatment plant.

The issue was considered fairly urgent when it was first brought up at at WASA meeting in August, as Turner referenced the pending construction of sewer infrastructure to the newly annexed West Village land just south of the Tyrone city limits. Those pipes could be upsized to handle Tyrone’s needs if necessary, Turner said at the time.

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Submitted by mudcat on Wed, 10/17/2007 - 6:55pm.

It looks like Thursday night is Mr. Harman's audition to see if he's ready for prime time. Lot's of things to vote against, but the Kohl's project with the city making it easier by selling the roads is by far the worst.

If Harman sides with Stuart and Cindy and votes to kill off that idiotic project I will vote for him, campaign for him and donate as much as I can to his campaign because he will have shown himself to be a stabilizing force on council.

If he votes for Kohl's - same thing with my support except it would be for either the professor or the new guy. I have concerns about the professor because he started trashing his opponents in today's paper (so did Smola, bad example to follow). Even if we get the new guy, it would be better than someone who sides with the Logsdon/Boone pact and turns it into a majority voting bloc - that would truly be horrible.

I really think those who share the view that Thursday is an audition for Harman e-mail or call him with their thoughts - which are hopefully "Kill Kohl's"

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Submitted by bad_ptc on Wed, 10/17/2007 - 7:27pm.

Does anyone really think he wont?

The best that Mr. Harman can hope for is to delay the vote until after the election.

Remember this is the same fellow that wanted to extend the city's sewer and water beyond the city limits.

Ever since the cash cow Photocircuits passed away the authority has been looking at any and all opportunity's to expand.

Submitted by skyspy on Wed, 10/17/2007 - 7:35pm.

Really it all depends on how much money is in it for him. Nothing is set in stone, unless mcBULLY bullies him.

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Submitted by smartypants on Fri, 10/12/2007 - 6:16pm.

If you are going to SELL a product then the end user should decide how to use it. Peachtree City needs to let go and quit trying to control things. Tyrone needs to have the service for businesses. If we do not get business into the town than eventually the homeowners are going to experience a tax increase. Having the water capacity will make the town more attractive to incoming buiness who want to know their do do is taken care of..........

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Submitted by bad_ptc on Wed, 10/17/2007 - 7:16pm.

Like traffic, over-development, exploitation by greedy developers and their elected friends, paying for failed business ventures.

Tell me smartypants, what else should PTC stop trying to control?

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Submitted by yellowjax1212 on Fri, 10/12/2007 - 2:42pm.

It seems like a decision on a "Hot Botton" issue like this would have been announced to the media immediately after being made.

The timing does seem a bit odd.

Submitted by new2ptc on Fri, 10/12/2007 - 12:18pm.

Whatever happened to discussing these issues in open meetings? Is that how you operate Mr. Harman; through the back door? Or, could you just see this as an opportunity for an incumbent candidate to make headlines? As a resident of PTC I feel it is best we know the deals the City Council are working on.

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