A night of firsts tonight at the Peachtree City Council.
Georgia Supreme Court Justice Carla McMillian — who lives in Tyrone — will administer the oath of office to Peachtree City’s second-ever (and consecutive) woman mayor, Kim Learnard.
It marks the first time a sitting member of the state’s high court has sworn in a Peachtree City council member.
Learnard is one of three newly elected members of the council to take their oaths of office, along with Post 3’s Gretchen Caola, a political newcomer, and Post 4’s Frank Destadio, a long-time volunteer member of the city’s Planning Commission. Learnard has served two prior terms as a member of the council.
The three represent a new voting majority on a council that regularly produced unanimous 5-to-0 votes on most items before them for several years.
Missing from the dais tonight are Vanessa Fleisch, term-limited after two terms as mayor and previous service as a council member, two-term member Terry Ernst, and one-term member Kevin Madden. Madden lost to first-timer Caola in the November city election, and Ernst ran unsuccessfully for mayor.
The newly reconstituted council meets tonight at City Hall at 6:30 p.m.
One of the first items on the agenda is a
Here’s the agenda:
Peachtree City Council meeting agenda for JANUARY 6, 2022, 6:30 p.m.
I. Call to Order
II. Pledge of Allegiance
III. Oath of Office Mayor and Council
IV. Election and Oath of Office of Mayor Pro-Tem
V. Announcements, Awards, Special Recognition
VI. Public Comment
VII. Agenda Changes
1. December 16, 2021 Council Meeting Minutes
2. December 16, 2021 Executive Session Minutes
IX. Consent Agenda
1. Resolution #01062022-CA1 Indemnification of Public Officials
2. Legal Organ – Fayette County News
3. Renewal of Insurance Brokerage Services
4. Appointment of Public Facilities Authority Board Members
5. FY2022 Budget Amendment- 3 Additional Public Service Employees
X. Old Agenda Items
12-21-05 Compensation/Classification/Benefits Study Evaluation and Analysis (Rorie)
XI. New Agenda Items
01-22-01 Appointment of Fayette County Board of Health Member- Julie Grebeck (Learnard)
01-22-02 Award Bid for the Purchase of Police Vehicle Accessories (Moon)
XII. Public Hearings
01-22-03 POSTPONED Public Hearing – Rezoning Request – From GI to GR – 6.6 acres on North MacDuff Parkway Adjacent to Cresswind Subdivision (Cailloux). Applicant has requested to table this matter. Brent West Village, LLC, the Applicant, is requesting the rezoning of 6.4 acres from GI General Industrial to LUR Limited Use Residential to allow construction of 34 townhomes.
01-22-04 Public Hearing – Variance Request – Watershed Buffer – 169 Interlochen Drive
XIII. Council/Staff Topics
XIV. Executive Session