Imker proposal rejected

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The Peachtree city council on 02/18/2010 unanimously rejected Councilman's Imkers's proposed cut of the remaining 40k to complete the planning stage for the widening of the cart bridge across lake Peachtree. Could this rejection be a message to Mr. Imker to play nice?

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Submitted by matt.barnes on Sat, 02/20/2010 - 10:02am.

You don't have to like his general tact but $40k is a pretty expensive message. Lets hop the council voted in favor of this bridge because they felt it was best for our town and not just because they think Imker is a prick.

If you want to send a message go to Hallmark.

Submitted by PTCGOIL on Sat, 02/20/2010 - 3:04pm.

got heard. PTC's finest have been having a field day and night on 74 between 54 and a little south of Paschall Rd. Blue lights everywhere last night and today.

Seems there are many who drive this stretch that think the 74 Downtown Connector has a speed limit of 50 (or more) from 54 south. Not so, Joe. It's 40 in that section and there seem to be many fine folks who are contributing to our city revenue stream in not knowing that.

Seems Councilman Imker didn't need to have to have the conversation with the judge to find out why court revenues were down. Keep up the good work PTC PD. And, slow all of you who don't like that yellow piece of paper!

Submitted by GAltant on Sun, 02/21/2010 - 10:34am.

Glad to see Peachtree City's Finest enforcing the speed limit.
Its about time they stopped those driving 60+ on 54/74!

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Submitted by dawn69 on Sat, 02/20/2010 - 3:24pm.

I noticed you were logged in so I thought I'd drop in and offer an olive branch after our heated discussion last week. I am known by those who know me to have a short fuse; but, I usually get over things pretty quick and usually suffer that regret that comes from flying off the handle.

Have a lovely weekend, it's gorgeous out today.

Shannon Dawn

"The most beautiful things in life cannot be seen or even touched, they must be felt with the heart." - Helen Keller

Submitted by PTCGOIL on Sat, 02/20/2010 - 7:18pm.

No need to offer the olive branch. I, too, have my moments on here and many misinterpret them to be anger.
I am very passionate at times and know I offend some people but it isn't intended that way. Just expressing myself and am willing to acknowledge that I can rile others up, too, in the process.

It was beautiful out today. Took a ride on the golf cart. Most of us looked like someone had just taken us out of the freezer at home and let us out to defrost!

Never saw so many happy robins in my life, either. They were all over the place, flying around doing loop-de-loops in packs, they were so spring fever happy. Aren't we all just so ready for this winter to be over??

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Submitted by dawn69 on Sun, 02/21/2010 - 1:31pm.

It has been such a wonderful weekend. I finally got my studio cleaned up (well, it's really my garage but is used as a studio), broke out on old canvas and am looking forward to getting back to painting. Finally got my husband off the couch and taking care of yardwork. It's a shame that this weather is just a teaser. Spring fever has arrived!

By the way, I'm pretty passionate myself and have always loved the city I was raised in - sometimes I take things a little too personal. Smiling

Shannon Dawn

"The most beautiful things in life cannot be seen or even touched, they must be felt with the heart." - Helen Keller

Submitted by AtHomeGym on Sun, 02/21/2010 - 2:07pm.

Oh yeah--absolutely beautiful out at Lake Horton this afternoon--and there was an almost a steady stream of Sandhill Cranes flying over, on their way North. Mother Nature surely must have told them something for them to be headed back so early.

Submitted by Citizen_Steve on Fri, 02/19/2010 - 11:23pm.

At issue is whether or not PTC residents should commit to funds to widen the bridge. In the midst of city worker layoffs, it is irresponsible for council to spend precious funds on the bridge widening. I've never experienced a problem there and I've never heard of any reasonable resident who has. So far I am quite disappointed in the new council.


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Submitted by bad_ptc on Sat, 02/20/2010 - 12:00am.

The issue is not about committing the funds to widen the bridge. The issue before the council was; should the city pay for completing the design work, to make it a "shovel ready" project.

"Shovel Ready" is a term I learned last night from our local WEB TV.

If I understood councilmen Doug correctly, it means that the city could, maybe, get federal stimulus money for some or all the remaining costs of the project if the project is ready to go when the money is made available. Someone please correct me if I got that wrong. The audio of the council's web TV isn't all that great.

The money for the actual construction has yet to be decided.

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Submitted by SPQR on Sat, 02/20/2010 - 11:16am.

Actually there was a relatively short frame within which the project needed to be shovel ready, I think 120 days was mentioned. Imker contended that this would be doable. It could have gone either way but it looked to me as if the wrong person proposed it.

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