Neighbors dislike east PTC annexation plan

Tue, 09/15/2009 - 4:01pm
By: John Munford

A proposal to annex 48 acres into the city limits of Peachtree City was scrutinized Monday night by the city’s Planning Commission.

Hyde Investments is proposing to build a 21-home subdivision with minimum lot sizes of two acres. The site is located east of Peachtree City United Methodist Church along the city’s eastern limits and south of Ga. Highway 54 East.

The homes would be developed as the second phase of the existing Hyde Park subdivision. Consultant Mike Lorber said the price range for the homes will be around $800,000 but development wouldn’t likely occur for another few years due to the housing market.

Resident Larry Manwaring, who lives on Carriage Lane, said the land is barely connected to the existing Hyde Park subdivision so it really shouldn’t be considered “an extension” of Hyde Park.

“My question as a taxpayer is: what advantage would it be to the city to annex this for another developer? I don’t know. I really don’t,” Manwaring said.

Kelly Ranes, who lives on Carriage Lane, said she was not happy with the existing Hyde Park development. Carriage Lane previously ended in a cul-de-sac at her home but was extended further to accommodate Hyde Park, she noted.

“It’s definitely not something our neighborhood wants to see more of,” Ranes said, asking the commission to strongly considering denying the proposal.

The commission’s vote will occur at a later meeting, but that vote is only a recommendation. The final vote rests with the city council.

City Council candidate Beth Pullias said she didn’t see a compelling benefit for the city in the annexation proposal. She and resident Phyllis Aguayo said they worried if approved it would open the door for future annexations.

Lorber said the proposal would add estate lots of which the city has few left.

“We aren’t looking at developing a city out there. Just a nice quiet place to live,” Lorber said.

Lorber noted that the tract includes 11 undevelopable acres. He also indicated that the new homes would be linked to the existing amenities at the current Hyde Park subdivision.

The city has for some time considered Camp Creek a natural boundary for the city limits. This development would change that because a bridge will be necessary to cross Camp Creek to access some of the homes.

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Submitted by JustSayNo on Wed, 09/16/2009 - 10:53am.

Is anyone else out there fed up with Mike Hyde costing the citizens of Fayette Co. and PTC money? You can't even keep up with how many lawsuits the guy files. He lives and own businesses and has raised a family in PTC but totally disregards his fellow neighbors. If he doesn't get his way over a rezoning, sign ordinance, annexation, etc. he just sues. He actually used to be one of our commissioners and was brought up on ethics charges and fired by the then city council. He probably just took the job to gain inside info. for all of his plans for his properties in the first place. If he's not costing us money with law suits, then his Pit Stops are selling alcohol to minors and without permits repeatedly, which results in more police hours, more council meetings, more court appearances, and MORE money from us. People, boycott all his Pit Stop gas stations. Stop giving him money that he uses to sue us so he can annex his properties, rezone them to higher densities and cost us even more. I bet it's in the hundreds of thousands by now. He's been a blight on our city for decades now. He is an evil, greedy extortionist. Don't by a drop of gasoline from him.

Submitted by skyspy on Thu, 09/17/2009 - 7:45am.

That is why I never stop at pitstop. I also wouldn't buy a cracker shack with no yard from him either. I heard about this jerk when I first moved here some 18yrs ago.

Submitted by normal on Wed, 09/16/2009 - 12:07pm.

Thats why I dont shop at any Pit stop gas stations. If you shop there you are funding his lawyers to sue us the tax payers. So teach him a lesson dont shop at his business. Greed kills

Submitted by Bonkers on Wed, 09/16/2009 - 12:55pm.

Greed Is good!

I saw a movie once that said that!

We got the results last year.

Submitted by JustSayNo on Wed, 09/16/2009 - 9:14pm.

Yea, I saw that movie too. But wiki sums it up good: Greed is the excessive or rapacious desire and pursuit of money, wealth, power. It is generally considered a vice, and is one of the seven deadly sins in Catholicism.

Submitted by Bonkers on Thu, 09/17/2009 - 3:54am.

Right that is what I said! This is a thick headed bunch on here sometimes.

I said we saw the results last year of the greed on Wall Street!

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