PTC wants survey results


Residents and business owners are being encouraged to respond to a survey initiated by Peachtree City staff.

Among the questions on the residential survey, the most telling answers might be found on the section about the 2010-2011 budget, which is facing a potential $3 million shortfall.

The survey asks if residents would prefer to cut services and avoid a tax increase; retain existing services and increase taxes “as needed” or a combination of both: cutting some services to reduce a tax increase.

Residents are also asked that if taxes were to increase, what is the maximum they would consider ranging from .25 mills (equivalent to $25 a year on a home valued at $250,000), 1 mill ($100 on the same home) or “as high as required.”

The survey also asks residents to rank a priority listing of services that should be considered for cuts. The options listed include:

• The library

• Path maintenance

• Public swimming pools (Glenloch and Kedron)

• The amphitheater

• Sports fields

• Special events (such as Shakerag, July 4th)

• Right of way maintenance

• Recreation classes

• The Gathering Place

• Kedron Fieldhouse and multipurpose skating rink

• Subdivision entrance landscaping

• Street resurfacing and maintenance

The surveys have been mailed out to residents and also may be taken online via the city’s website at

The survey also inquires about satisfaction levels with a variety of city services, perception on safety, and residents’ shopping habits both here, in Coweta County, in Atlanta and online.