FreeSpeech for 04-22-09

Tue, 04/21/2009 - 2:44pm
By: The Citizen

What good does printing off my own postage at home do for me when I still have to stand in line for 20 minutes to hand the package to a person? I have never seen people move as slow as they do at the Peachtree City Post Office.

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Cool — a Monopoly tournament! Sounds like fun. I thought it was a joke since the ad was placed in the April 1 edition of The Citizen. But it’s for real. It’s on May 2. I signed up by emailing I love Monopoly and hope a lot of people sign up. Since the first prize is $100 and there’s no entry fee, I hope to get to the final round and pick up some easy cash. How easy is that? Anybody want to sign up to see if they can beat me?

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Okay, folks, when you stop at an intersection, stop at the bold white line, not ON the crosswalk. If you do, don’t be surprised when I walk across your hood. And don’t worry about chasing me. I’m pretty fast.

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Now that the new Ga. Highway 74 work is almost complete, can Peachtree City do something to clean up the tall industrial sign on the corner that needs to be cleaned and painted?

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In regards to the firing of the 23 city workers and the hiring of TruGreen, I’m wondering, did the contract with TruGreen include grass cutting or litter pickup? I’ve lived in PTC for 25 years and have never seen the city look so bad. Bring back the city workers if you cannot get the contract workers to do the job.

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The stormwater authority, recreation department, and Peachtree City need to look at the broken drainage system at the baseball complex on Hwy. 74. The area between fields three and four at the batting cages is washing away. The pavement is broken and the drainage is very poor; the area is very wet for days after rain due to poor runoff and drainage of water. This is creating a danger for players and parents as someone is going to get seriously hurt. With summer coming all of the standing water is going to bring a very bad mosquito problem. The area needs to be resurfaced and the drainage looked at. This problem has existed for years and there has been very little upkeep of these facilities. This does not reflect very well for our city when out of town teams are playing.

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It’s official, Peachtree City is the fee and tax hike champion. The mayor and his band of bullies are trying to almost double the city’s impact fees. They’re probably hiking the fees to cover their 110 percent pay increase. You know what, residential and commercial builders are having a terrible time right now, and what does the city do to help? Well, they club the struggling business men over the head by raising the cost of the products. You, Mr. Logsdon, couldn’t manage to screw in a light bulb without two people to help. And just so we’ll know, those fees aren’t going into new city infrastructure, so is the city saying they can use the impact fees to cover the debts caused by mayor’s past mistakes? Where’s the Board of Realtors and the Chamber of Commerce on this one? Where’s the West Georgia HBA? Why are we paying dues to these organizations because they sure aren’t representing us? At the time we need help the most, the city sticks a knife in our backs with a fee hike. No wonder Peachtree City is declining because they actually think the best way to attract new businesses is to run-up the costs of doing business. Now that’s brilliant. My family and my associates won’t be voting for any of the current tax and fee hike city council bullies who make a sport of kicking people while they’re down.

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Code enforcement is falling down on the job. Have you seen the how tall the grass is on Peachtree Parkway? Also, please send “Shirley’s Pothole Posse” to take care of the side streets in PTC.

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I don’t agree with Peachtree City Council’s decision to close the library one full day a week. They should have stopped the mayor from trotting the globe with our tax money. The mayor and council are pushing Peachtree City off a cliff. And what is with the bypass around Fayetteville? I don’t hear anyone in Fayetteville screaming they want this road. We need to vote all of these bums out of office in November.

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Venice versus Fayette County: According to one of the courthouse wags at the watering hole, this is a federal sex discrimination suit of some sort saying they had no business firing her. They also say there was an Open Meetings violation. Gee, ask Eric Maxwell’s spin on how he dances on this. Supposedly it didn’t help matters that right before Christmas they dumped the lump of coal in Chris’s stocking taking away health insurance from her and her husband.

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Wow! Mr. “I Sue” just got sued!

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Chris Venice is suing the county. This is the same Chris Venice that has soaked the taxpayers of Fayette County for over $100,000 in severance pay for doing nothing. Now she thinks she should get free health benefits for 13 years. And former county Chairman Greg Dunn, a “good steward” of the taxpayers’ money, agreed to this. Thanks, Jack Smith, for having good sense and bringing accountability to county government.

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So the TEA parties are bringing their outrage to the steps of Peachtree City’s City Hall. Were you TEA drinkers outraged when Bush started two wars and passed Medicare Part D, all followed by a series of tax cuts? Wars and entitlement programs cost money. Where was your outrage then? Did you sip lots of tea when no plans were made to pay for those undertakings? Now even our favorite college dropout, Representative Lynn Westmoreland, is jumping on the outrage bandwagon. Lynn offers lots of outrage (it’s very popular right now) but no solutions. Outrage doesn’t solve problems, people. Our country is in a mess and we need real solutions. If you have one, send it in. Otherwise, you’re just embarrassing yourselves.

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I wanted to give the Fayette County EMS a very big and heartfelt thank you. I know it has been a while, but I just recently got on line again. On Christmas day 2007, my father literally died on the floor at his and my mom’s home. They did CPR, worked their magic and resuscitated him and he lived. He is still living today and largely because of them. They would not let either my mom or myself into the living room where they were working on him and things were so hectic that I never got to really thank them. They were all so wonderful and kind to us. My father knows the EMS system; he used to be a volunteer paramedic for Fayette County when I was a little girl. He is just as grateful to them as I.

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Mother Nature is wreaking havoc on our gardens this spring with too much rain and the recent freeze. We know the plums froze recently but we’re still watching the blueberry buds to see how they fared. And since the ground in the garden has been saturated with rain lately, we can see the garlic and onions struggling to survive. Time will tell how our potatoes are doing, but be prepared to replant those. If you are gardening in raised beds you shouldn’t have any problems with all the rain except that the rain will have leached a lot of your nutrients from the soil. But gardeners being the eternal optimists, this week if the soil dries enough to work, we’ll start planting the warm season summer crops. Beans, squash, cucumbers, and corn seed can go in the ground. Lettuce, arugula, and spinach can also be planted. If you’re got transplants of peppers, eggplants, and tomatoes it is time to get those in the ground.

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Christianity is under attack; can you imagine a world without Christians? It will one day be a reality if Christians of all denominations do not act now and strengthen their faiths individually and in unity. Go to your place of worship, pray, teach your children the importance of their faith so they will pass it along to their children for generations to come. Do not let vacation stop you from going to church; most all denominations have churches in all areas of the U.S. and world. It teaches your children that faith is important. Don’t let your child’s coach or playmate prevent you from attending your church. What message are you giving your children, that a ball game is more important than their faith? If Christianity is faltering, who is to blame but the Christians who put their faith on the back burner while they vacation and play? Do you think God takes a vacation from us? Isn’t He always there when we need Him? Is one hour or so a week too much to ask? Imagine that world without Christianity. Is it a world you want to live in it? Make time for your faith; make it a priority as God has made us His priority.

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Submitted by matt.barnes on Sun, 05/03/2009 - 6:28pm.

Does anyone have any info on the power outge near the Robinson/Pkwy intersectiion? Specifically how much longer til it gets turned back on?

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Submitted by Don Haddix on Fri, 04/24/2009 - 5:50pm.

I am out of state for the week on family business. So, just seeing some of this.

On the lake issues mentioned below studies are going on to peg down where all the silt is coming from, considerations of dredging, the grass and so forth. So, I have no definitive answers on this, yet, since the reports are not back. But there are issues to deal with.

On the grass, it would be nice if what I actually said was quoted, not misrepresentations.

I said I had received no complaints about the grass cutting outsourcing done last year. That is a fact.

DarkMadam, who was an unknown to me until the issues of the 23 in the RIF, but now I understand nothing I do will please her short of rehiring the 23, stated a complaint, in April of 2009 over something happening months ago in 2008.

I have said in posts and email to citizens there were delays that extended the completion cycle of the contract until into the mowing cycle. I explained part of the delays and that I was not happy with them. I said it looked bad and that the rain and wet ground were causing delays at well. I never said there were not complaints due to the transition time from the 23 to Tru-Green.

Spyglass, here are quotes of what I said to you in an email:
Yes, the grass has not been a happy situation.

Last week the contract was finalized on Thursday. Mowing began on Friday.

Sorry, but we are required by State and Federal laws to do the required process with minimum time requirements involved.

Fact is we outsourced the highway cutting last year. There have been no complaints on service.

If anyone thinks there has been only one outsourcing occurring, they are mistaken. There was one last year and one this year.

Before I left, we saw the mowing was progressing to get back into cycle. I will review the status when I get back.

Finally, it has to noted that a number of complaints received earlier this year and late last were when the 23 were still doing the landscaping. When I informed those complaining that the 23 were still the job at time, I received no replies.

Don Haddix
PTC Councilman
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Submitted by Spyglass on Sat, 04/25/2009 - 8:08am.

I'll say that. I'm still curious if they will be doing any mulching/weeding of beds etc. Does the "contract" call for any work like that?

And regarding the loading of mulch at the recycle center. It is my understanding that it will not be done by the City anymore. Why not have the loader available for a $10 dollar charge (obviously a City Employee would run the loader)? It is my understanding that a City Employee is on site at the Rockaway site. Is this not workable? It would still be very inexpensive and the users of the mulch would be paying the freight so to say.

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Submitted by Don Haddix on Sat, 04/25/2009 - 8:56am.

All the old responsibilities are contracted for.

The scale of landscaping at community entrances has been simplified due to costs. Again, last year.

HOA's and such can, and are encouraged, to take over their own. Then they can conform to their own community aesthetics. Many have done so for years and more are doing so now.

A part time Recycling Center employee is being hired to oversee the center while open.

Once all is settled then full information on how it all will be run will be in place.

For now, email for where it all stands at this point in time.

Remember, when they redirect Rockaway we will loose that center.

With the economy, issues at State and DC and so forth all is in flux. Going to be a roller coaster ride for some time to come.

Don Haddix
PTC Councilman
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Submitted by Dondol on Sat, 04/25/2009 - 11:42am.

So are we to Assume that the clean-up along the roadways as to down trees and such are being taken care of by the contracting company? If so they have dropped the ball already, there have been three trees down on the parkway north of McIntosh Trail for close to three weeks now. They were down before the cutting started and the contract company cut around them. Also, who is going to clean up the Huge mess made by the 4th of July parade and fireworks (which should be cancel this year due to budgetary constraints). In past years every city employee had to work to clean this mess up.
In loo of the fireworks this year we should have a 50th anniversary party for PTC residents only and not provide entertainment for the surrounding counties residents.

Obama's weapon of Choice!

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Submitted by Don Haddix on Sat, 04/25/2009 - 7:37pm.

Your mixing a lot of issues and players now.

Fact is a lot of clean up last year was done by KPTCB as well. Al says he is still finding trash from last year's parade and fireworks related events.

I live where a lot of people come to see the fireworks and have found 4th of July related trash for months after the fact in the surrounding area as well.

Much of this goes to the issues I have related about growing amounts of litter, etc., and its costs.

One Tru-Green worker's sole job is litter pick up all week, every week.

Over the years I have seen trees and such down for longer the 3 weeks before being removed.

Obviously, the grass cutting crew is not equipped to remove a downed tree. Plus, their contract is not 3 weeks old, as well.

The scheduling and supervision you are asking about is handled by Staff, not Council. For exacting details on your questions please email Include the downed trees. Betsy will relay to the appropriate parties handling the scheduling to provide you the detailed answers.

Anyone reading this post, if you see downed trees, etc., please report them here.

If it proves service levels are declining, then we will have to review and revise the situation. But the first thing to happen, obviously, is to get the contractors work cycles and jobs up to date following the delays and set backs experienced prior.

Asking a lot to have it all up to 100% after 2 week. Especially when there were more than 2 weeks delays prior.

I am not one bit happy about the delays that happened. I did not cause them, tried to not allow them to happen, but was unable to do so.

As for the fireworks, a lot of people let us know very clearly the fire works go on.

For the 50th, a good number of events will involve teams and such from other areas. Hopefully they will eat, sleep and so forth enough to cover expanses.

Big issues of long standing do not get fixed overnight. I am one of 5 on Council and the City is run by Staff. So many hoops to jump through.

Don Haddix
PTC Councilman
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Submitted by Dondol on Sun, 04/26/2009 - 10:42am.

As always,Thanks for the answers, I know that this can not be fixed overnight, keep up the fight.

Obama's weapon of Choice!

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Submitted by NUK_1 on Fri, 04/24/2009 - 7:32pm.

First, the "23" you mention did not have jobs that solely involved landscaping and grass-cutting. That makes it sound like there were quite a lot of city employees with only that job function and that isn't close to the reality.

People are complaining about those issues now because they realize way after the fact that the only way as a city you can outsource grass cutting and landscaping and still save big money is to REDUCE the frequency of grass cutting and landscaping. In other words, cut the level of service previously provided, no pun intended. It's not like PTC dumped a bunch of highly-paid employees to do was more like starting at the bottom of the wage scale and working upwards. I'm sure you're aware of some wage scale issues more closer to the middle up on the food chain that need to be addressed that involve people who are getting paid well above what value they bring to the city. This may involve some inducements that cost the city in the short-term, but the only way to bring the pay back into line with the value received is to get some employees out of the picture and replaced with cheaper and actually more qualified employees. There are opportunities in PTC to do that.

I don't envy you or any other PTC elected official when everyone screams GUT THE BUDGET and doesn't realize that GUTTING THE BUDGET means a reduction in services provided that citizens took for granted before, or raising taxes, which is tantamount to running down Peachtree Parkway naked with a sign stating "HAIL SATAN." People want every amenity and service for free, simply because they "chose" to grace the community with their presence by moving here. Well, good luck.

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Submitted by Don Haddix on Fri, 04/24/2009 - 8:12pm.

You are correct they did more. And the outsourcing contract does more than landscaping and contracting as well.

The current focus has been on the grass cutting mainly.

No services have been cut in the contract.

As for the frequency of cutting, etc., that was reduced last year under the 23. It did not begin with the 23.

With the additional rain the frequency of cutting may well need to increase. Not known yet.

If you play with plants, etc., at all, you know the drought years took their toll and have no resemblance to how plants perform, etc. in even a normal rain year.

I know my side yard shrubs already have as much growth on them as they did all last year.

As for cost scale, you are correct. The difference is $940,000, however than combines, on equipment, pay, benefits and other related expenses. That translates to a touch over .5 mils of property tax.

Some other positions are gone, such as the Asst. City Manager. That saves a ton. Again with a reorganization that didn't loose any services.

So far no service loss. Sadly the issues around the 23 caused delays in time that set back the mowing cycle. A frustration for me because the citizen survey should have gone out in December, which would have allowed the rest of the process to have completed before the mowing season began.

As things have worked out, it is looking like, if we get the management changes in the Tennis Center and Kedron Center, to along with The Fred changes, we may end up with about a .25 to .375 mil increase with hopefully no dip into the reserves.

52% said combo cuts and tax increase to balance the budget. That is reasonable.

About 25% said just tax increases, which is too much when looking at 1.5 mils for 2010 increasing to a total of over 8 mils by 2013.

The last 23% wanted all cuts in services and personnel. That would be too damaging to what PTC is.

No good choices but changing nothing cannot be, since we have to balance our budget, legally, and taking close to 3 million out of the reserves for just one year is irresponsible.

You hear some say we should have done it another way. Trouble is they have no ideas for what else we could have been done or suggest things that cannot be done and would not balance the budget anyway.

I am trying to do the right thing. Differences on Council can make that task even harder.

It is hard to accomplish in one cycle what should have started years before.

Don Haddix
PTC Councilman
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Submitted by TimeToAct on Fri, 04/24/2009 - 11:58pm.

I am all for saving some money and making the city budget work but when will you and the rest of the city council do something about the Tourism Association and its incompetent staff.
They killed both the Fred and the Tennis Center with some very poor decisions or lack of any decisions.
What happens with the Hotel Motel Tax portion that goes to the Tourism Association? Why can they not hire a qualified person that knows how to promote our city?

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Submitted by Don Haddix on Sat, 04/25/2009 - 7:21am.

Last year I found a new legal format for handling the Hotel/Motel Tax that is superior to what is currently in use. It took to recently to move it forward for implementation. It takes action by the legislature to allow and will be moved upon the next session.

State law requires certain percentages of the Hotel/Motel must be used for Tourism via a legal non profit. Tourism Authorities are the common mechanism. Uses are narrowly defined.

Email and ask where to get a copy of their budget. I have a hard copy from late last year. Not sure if it is online or not.

For those who follow it, changes in The Fred and Tennis Center have been agenda items of mine since before I was elected. I have been pushing. Finally got changes at The Fred and now moving forward on the Tennis Center after the actual financial numbers became public.

There may need to be more tweaks, but at least it is movement in the right direction.

As for Tourism itself, it has not been a topic brought up in Council discussions unless by Sturbuam or myself. This year Logsdon is the voting member from Council. Prior was Plunkett. Some serious changes have been needed, some of which are occurring but a long way to go as far as I am concerned.

I have some ideas and am pursuing them.

But remember it is difficult to act upon Authorities. They are created by State Law, enacted by cities via the legislature and are difficult to regulate since they are independent to quasi independent legal entities. That means we cannot simply give an order and they jump.

The Tourism Board hires their own personnel. Neither Council or Staff has a say.

Another issue that should have been moved upon in prior years.

Don Haddix
PTC Councilman
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Submitted by JonBoat on Fri, 04/24/2009 - 7:32am.

I heard a rumor that the Tri-Athlete Club is either lobbying the City or is willing to donate money to spray the lake to kill the grass in Lake Peachtree. As an avid fisherman who lives in the City and fishes on the lake, this is a double edge sword. Last year's grass was out of control. So far this year the heavy rains have kept the grass from getting enough light down at the floor of the lake, but expect to see the grass return when the water clears up. The Lake association added grass carp last year, let's give them a chance. Spraying the lake with chemicals should be a last resort. If you want a sense of how volitle this can get, look at the newspapers from Guntersville, AL. Lake Guntersville is a major fishing destination and they have had a history of the TVA, local fisherman, and lakeside residents fighting over the control of the grass. The chemicals hurt the fishing and other wildlife. Lets not get radical just because the Tri Club wants the north end of the cleared of grass for their annual event. I appreciate the money it brings to the City, but lets protect the lake, its there for Peachtree City resident not just the Tri Club.

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Submitted by Cyclist on Thu, 04/23/2009 - 12:31pm.

Caution - The Surgeon General has determined that constant blogging is an addiction that can cause a sedentary life style.

Submitted by myptccitizenblog on Thu, 04/23/2009 - 8:02am.

You want Code Enforcement to do something about the grass on Peachtree PKWY? Code Enforcement is an arm of the City. They are not going to do that. They do private property.

And don't call me Shirley!

Submitted by Spyglass on Thu, 04/23/2009 - 12:22pm.

Other than to raise taxes. I agree they need to be held accountable, but it's beyond silly to think Code Enforcement should issue fines.

Well you didn't mention fines, but I hope you get the picture.

Look, Haddix himself has come on here and said everything is fine. No complaints ever with the new grass cutting crew. He seems to be the chosen one of this crowd, why can't you just take him at his word?

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Submitted by DarkMadam on Thu, 04/23/2009 - 11:58am.

They don't care. However, we are paying Tru Green to do mowing and who do you think mowed all the grass at City Hall the Friday before Easter. City employees (mostly from the REC Dept.) How screwed up is that??? If you want excuses on why things around the city are not getting done, call or e-mail city hall. It is as if they get paid by the excuse.

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Submitted by Spear Road Guy on Wed, 04/22/2009 - 11:42pm.

The place does look trashy!!! Those guys try to cut the grass so fast they miss big sections.

I'm not sure if electinng Haddix mayor changes things because he backed the contract guys too, right???

Vote Republican

Submitted by Spyglass on Thu, 04/23/2009 - 1:10pm.

According to Haddix..he's said so right here on these very blogs.

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Submitted by matt.barnes on Thu, 04/23/2009 - 2:06pm.

He will lose his credibility if he keeps up that story. There were two complaints in the free speech section just this week alone. Plus the several posts on this site from people claiming to have called in complaints to city hall.

This just isn't a lie that Mr. Haddix can get away with. So my next question is; What else is he lying about?

And I still plan to vote for him. A rock is better than Logsdon.

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Submitted by DarkMadam on Fri, 04/24/2009 - 7:29am.

This is a cut and paste of an e-mail that was forwarded to me that was also sent to Logston, Boone, Plunkett, Haddix, Sturabaum, and Bernie...

Dear Sir's and Madam;

I am writing to you regarding the state of the landscaping in the city. My understanding is that it is not a violation until the grass or weeds reaches a height of twelve inches. This is just not acceptable. Many lower class neighborhoods (such as The City of Forest Park in Clayton county) only allow for 6 inches of growth of accumulate. The current state of the landscaping of Peachtree Parkway, 74, and 54 are deplorable.

I read in the paper that it was said by Mr. McMullen that he knows that the city will not get this right the first time. What a way to set yourself up for failure. At that you have succeeded. I know that it has rained a lot, and that would have prevented mowing. However, on the days that there is no rain, I and other citizens expect to see activity on the mowing front. But we see nothing!

I ask of each and everyone of you to give us an answer as to when we will see our community cleaned up and looking better than this? How may tries will it take to get a simple mowing contract right. I know that you went with the lowest bidder. Did it not ever occur to any of you that like with all purchases, you will get what you pay for?

Submitted by Spyglass on Fri, 04/24/2009 - 9:30am.

was not nearly as nice.

But according to Haddix, no complaints EVER. And to think, folks continue to fall for his game.

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Submitted by DarkMadam on Fri, 04/24/2009 - 10:13am.

Usually he has chimed in by now. Wonder if he is in a coma or what? Who knows...

Submitted by Dondol on Fri, 04/24/2009 - 2:06pm.

DarkMadam, You seem to have an opinion about everything Haddix does/says, I have to ask just who would you vote for in the Mayor's race.

Obama's weapon of Choice!

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Submitted by DarkMadam on Fri, 04/24/2009 - 2:46pm.

I am really hoping that more people step up. I think that we need a wide array or people with different views to run. What we have in Council now just is not working. I don't know what the solution is but if we stay with the same ole same ole, Peachtree City will soon be the next Riverdale. Some of the folks running have gotten my attention, but I am reserving judgment until I see all that want to run.

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Submitted by DarkMadam on Thu, 04/23/2009 - 12:04pm.

I would never do THAT!
But the motion passed 5-0. All the idiots agreed! Imagine that, not a 3-2 vote.

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Submitted by mudcat on Thu, 04/23/2009 - 4:23am.

Who else is going to step forward and fill Haddix's seat and replace the other 2?
We have an opportunity to replace 3 people on council - that's a huge opportunity for change.

Imker is the guy that won't actively campaign - like that's going to work. And the little Realtor who is running against Cindy. But who else. I know it is early but more than just these 2 should be interested - otherwise we may be left with a second term for the incumbents. Not good.

Submitted by myptccitizenblog on Thu, 04/23/2009 - 7:53am.

Not making an endorsement either way, but in truth, there is the potential to change 4 seats. Harold, Steve and Cindy are all up on term. Don would have to resign and there is no 100% guarantee of his election. Just saying.

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Submitted by Robert W. Morgan on Thu, 04/23/2009 - 6:24am.

And I think Scott Bradshaw is going to run after Haddix formally announces and resigns his seat. One of the guys on the Planning Commission has been testing the waters - Mark something, but other than that, there is not much going on. That famous Peachtree City apathy is going to be the big winner in November. We can have another 9% turnout and get what we deserve.

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Submitted by sniffles5 on Thu, 04/23/2009 - 8:12am.

Shelby "Christian Values" Barker is running for Haddix' open seat. Not sure if he is running as a Republican candidate or a Christian Nation candidate.

If we think the council is dysfunctional now, imagine if Barker gets elected and begins his jihad to purge homos, Jews and Muslims from PTC government, and he'll only have one term to do it, because he's got his eye on the county commission...

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Submitted by mudcat on Fri, 04/24/2009 - 4:15am.

Homos, Jews and Muslims from PTC government?
Get real, homos and muslims are the new entitled class, Jews have had their special place in the sun for years. Why would Mr. or Ms. Barker want to purge them? Besides, I don't know any of them types in PTC government.

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Submitted by Evil Elvis on Fri, 04/24/2009 - 11:14pm.

Slowly back away from the AM dial.

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Submitted by sniffles5 on Fri, 04/24/2009 - 8:12am.

If you've been reading these blogs, you would realize that Christianity is UNDER ASSAULT from all sides nowadays, particularly the GOVERNMENT. It's a well known FACT that JEWS, HOMOSEXUALS, and MUSLIMS have risen to positions of power at nearly all levels of government. Even cults like the MASONS and MORMONS have managed to infiltrate lower levels (one of the reasons the medians have not been mowed in Peachtree City is because the grass is primarily "red clover", which is sacred and in many FOUL MORMON RITES...that is the REAL REASON that PTC had to outsource the mowing real MORMON will touch their sacred "red clover")

So who will save us?


Mr. Barker is on a mission from GOD to re-instill CHRISTIAN VALUES into our government! If Mr. Barker is elected, he will purge the Godless hordes from our local government...and you won't see any women dressed in slacks any longer, either! NO! Shelby will re-aquaint them with their CHRISTIAN HERITAGE and make them wear GOD intended women to be dressed!

Shelby is particularly enamored of the most important verse in the BIBLE: MATTHEW 22:21 ("Render unto Caesar...."). As such he will raise taxes to the maximum feasible extent to insure a comfortable existence for his developer patrons ("Caesars").

Shelby Barker is a man in a hurry. I suspect we'll only have his wise counsel for just a few years here locally, as he is destined for bigger things...the statehouse, certainly, and perhaps even the national stage, GOD willing!!

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Submitted by DarkMadam on Fri, 04/24/2009 - 8:17am.

Thanks for my morning laugh! I needed that!

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Submitted by mudcat on Mon, 05/04/2009 - 5:04am.

About Shelby Barker. Sounds like he would be lots of fun on council. We know Haddix will be mayor for sure now that Harold has gone on to an election he can't win -BTW, this is a good lesson in how to quit your job without actually quitting. Like that judge who beat Cynthia McKinney then went on to run against Johhny Isakson after only one term.

Anyway, we get Haddix as mayor and he can control Boone, Barker and Brown (Steve that is).

Hey we can monogram the towels in the men's room "SB""

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