McIntosh cart paths may become ‘no parking’ areas

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Students who drive their golf carts to McIntosh High School may lose the ability to park along the cart paths just off school grounds.

The Peachtree City Council will consider such a proposal Thursday, in part because the parked carts are clogging paths near the school, according to a memo from city staff.

Such a decision would represent the first-ever cart path “no parking” area in the city’s history. Thursday’s council meeting begins at 7 p.m. at City Hall.

The city has received complaints from residents trying to use paths near the school, and neighbors have complained about path accessibility and litter problems, officials said.

Students would still be allowed to park their golf carts along Prime Point, which runs behind the school, and the school has indicated there is sufficient room on campus for golf cart parking, according to the memo.

Also, city staff has developed a re-striping plan and a potential expansion of the existing on-campus golf cart parking area.

The city has been working with the school and the Fayette County Board of Education on the issue, according to the staff memo.

Council is also slated to discuss development of an ordinance that would require vacant homes to be registered with the city after they remain empty for 180 days.

Also on the agenda is a discussion about the possible development of zoning and other restrictions on personal care homes.