Council seeks re-write to get scaled-down short-term-rental rules, annexes 11 acres for 20 eastside homes, takes over daily operation of tennis center


Several citizens urged the Peachtree City Council last week to lighten up on proposed short-term rental rules.

The council agreed to write a “lite” version of rules governing Airbnb-type rentals for residential homes in the city, postponing action until the new year and a new council. Short-term is defined as any period of from one day to one month. The rules will not affect any other home rentals of longer than one month.

Contending that the annexation of 11 acres next to a mobile home park on the city’s east side would serve to “protect” the city’s borders, outgoing council members Mike King and Phil Prebor supported bringing the parcel into the city. Mayor Kim Learnard made it three positive votes to two negative votes from council members Frank Destadio and Clint Holland.

The site adjoins the long-existing Shiloh Mobile Home Park, separated by a creek. It will extend the Towson Village subdivision now under construction. Homes are projected to be sold at a minimum of $850,000 per unit.

And the council decided to take over the day-to-day operation of the city’s tennis center after the long-time contract operator gave notice it’s quitting the job at the end of December this year.

The center will be run directly by the city’s recreation department.