The crown jewel of Peachtree City, the Multi Use Path System, is being put in jeopardy. One household in the Waterwood Bend community is attempting to privatize the cart path beside their home. This cart path was in place when they purchased the home and moved into Peachtree City 3 1/2 years ago.
If this privilege is given to them, it must be given to other homeowners in the same situation, therefore changing the entire feel of community within our city.
This will not affect every homeowner that has a cart path beside their home, as these easements were put in place differently through the years. There are now regulated ways that developers have to put in the access paths when a neighborhood is built. These regulations did not exist 41 years ago when this path was built.
Many of us in Peachtree City enjoy homes that have had many owners through the years. With that said, we are, in a way, all temporary residents in this amazing city.
When requests for ordinances, rules and regulations to be changed for current situations, desires and opinions, the greater good of the city must always be considered. These new rules have a lasting effect for generations to come. So, we must never change our sacred City Ordinances lightly.
I am a 40+ year resident of Fayette County, living in Peachtree City for 13 of those years, I have also had the privilege of being a Realtor in this county for 23 years. Peachtree City has always been seen as having a step above in property values, due in large part to the cart path system. If the use and access to the path system is diminished, this will have a catastrophic effect on the housing values in the city.
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