Peachtree City will consider on-the-go mixed drinks, rear cart decals and stricter tethering rules for dogs

Under proposed new liquor rules for Peachtree City, you can get a martini and bring your own bottle of wine at participating restaurants, if the city council approves a proposed ordinance review at its meeting. Thursday evening at City Hall.

Another likely new rule will affect all golf cart owners operating on Peachtree City cath trails. Starting next May, your cart will need to have three license decals, one on each side and one visible from the back of the cart.

And for dog owners, tethering an animal outside a residence must follow strict new rules.

Also on the agenda is a contract worth nearly $700,000 to resurface Riley Field Track off Wisdom Road.

Details according to the agenda below:



OCTOBER 6, 2022

6:30 p.m. at the town hall

I. Call to order

II. Pledge of Allegiance

III. moment of silence

IV. Announcements, Awards, Special Recognition

V. Public Comment

VI. Agenda Changes

VII. Minutes

Minutes of the regular meeting of September 15, 2022

Minutes of the executive meeting of September 15, 2022

Minutes of the special meeting of September 27, 2022

Minutes of the special meeting of September 28, 2022

VIII. Consent Agenda

1. Resolution and agreement with GMA for telecommunications and management of rights of way

IX. Old Agenda Items

09-22-06 Second Reading – Liquor Ordinance Amendment (July)

X. New items on the agenda

10-22-01 Riley – Park improvements (Borkowski)

10-22-02 First Reading — Amend Registration/Sticker/Transfer Requirements Order (Strickland)

10-22-03 First Reading — Connection Order (Strickland)

10-22-04 City Aquatic Facilities Contract Awarded and FY23 Budget Amended (Bledsoe)

XI. Board/Staff Matters

City of Peachtree Water and Sewer Authority (King)

XII. Executive session

Now the details of the board meeting record on the proposed new rules:

• Adopt the updated Chapter 6 Alcoholic Beverage Ordinance.

Discussion: Georgia Senate Bill 236 passed and approved in 2021. It now authorizes the sale of mixed alcoholic beverages for off-premises consumption in containers approved by food service establishments licensed to sell distilled spirits for consumption on the spot.

This order also provides an update to the brown bag section of the code to allow restaurants that currently hold a liquor license to establish a capping fee and policy, so customers can bring their own bottle of wine when they dine.

After discussions after the first reading, the previously given definition for outdoor dining has been deleted from this draft ordinance.

• Recommendation: Amend Registration/Sticker/Transfer Requirements Ordinance

First Reading — At the request of Council, staff considered requiring that a third registration number sticker be affixed to the back of golf carts to improve the visibility of golf cart registration numbers. carts.

Logistically, each cart is different and citizens will need to place the sticker in a different location on their individual carts to comply with the proposed order.

Staff designed the modification to require the sticker to be visible from the rear of the cart without requiring a specified location.

If this order is approved, staff will begin preparing for an effective date beginning May 1, 2023.

The City plans to mail a third sticker to all active registrants in the spring of 2023 and will also plan to provide educational materials and communications to raise awareness of the new requirements.

This proposed change to the Ordinance does not affect the two side decal requirement that is currently in place. Carts currently registered will retain their same registration number.

Three digital stickers will be issued upon registration; and a record of each motorized cart number, along with the name and address of the owner, must be kept by the Finance Division. Two stickers must be affixed to the sides. As of May 1, 2023, an additional sticker must be affixed to the back of the cart. All decals must be affixed in such a way that they are fully visible at all times.

Failure to have a current registration and sticker on a motorized cart constitutes a violation of this article and subjects the owner of this cart to the penalties provided for in article 1-11.

• Recommendation: Riley – Park Improvements — That the bid for the resurfacing of Riley Field Track be awarded to Deluxe Athletics in the amount of $693,802.98.

Discussion: The race track here is over 10 years old and needs repair. The existing rubber surface is peeling off and the asphalt base is significantly cracked.

• Recommendation: First Reading — Adopt the draft Connection Ordinance.

Discussion: At the request of Council, staff (Chief of Police, Senior Code Enforcement, and Acting City Manager) met with Fayette County Animal Control Director Jerry Collins to discuss a possible restraining order. hometown of Peachtree City.

Mr. Collins confirmed that County Animal Control will enforce any ordinances we have in place regarding tethering. Mr. Collins also assisted our Code Enforcement Department in drafting the proposed ordinance based on other ordinances in our area that he is aware of.

This proposed order has been reviewed by the Chief of Police, the City Attorney and the City Manager. Staff concluded that this draft ordinance reflects the regulations that City Council has requested regarding tethering, which is enforceable while allowing for reasonable exemptions.

(b) Login.

(1) No person shall tie, tether, chain, tether or restrain any animal, or cause any animal to be restrained to a single point, tree, fence, post, dog house or other fixed object, except as provided in sub-paragraphs (b)(2) and (b)(3) below.

(2) Cable Trolley System. No person shall tie, tie, chain, tether or restrain an animal, or cause such restraint of an animal, except by a cable trolley system that:

a. Allows movement of the animal

b. The cable along which the trolley tether can travel must have swivels installed at each end and be attached to fixed objects that cannot be moved by the animal

vs. The length of cable along which the trolley hitch can travel is at least ten feet long

D. The cable along which the trolley hitch can travel is a minimum of four feet high and a maximum of seven feet high

e. Tethers and cables attaching the animal to the cable trolley tethering device must be made of a substance that cannot be chewed by the animal, must not weigh more than five percent of the animal’s body weight tethered animal and having swivels to both ends

F. The tether line attached to the animal’s collar or harness is of such a length that the animal is able to walk ten feet away from the cable perpendicularly but; maintain a sufficient distance from any other object to prevent entanglement of the cable, from extending over an object or edge which could cause injury or strangulation of the animal, be a sufficient distance from any fence to prohibit the animal’s access to the fence and to ensure that the animal cannot move beyond the boundaries of the owner’s property

g. The tether line attached to the pet’s collar or harness is long enough to allow access to food, water and shelter

h. The tether line cannot be wrapped directly around the animal’s neck, but must be attached with a swivel clasp to a properly fitted harness or collar that leaves at least two fingers between the collar and throat of the animal. Choke collars and pinch collars are prohibited for tethering and tethering an animal to a cable line or trolley system

I. The area must be of sufficient size to allow the animal to defecate or urinate in an area separate from the area where it should eat, drink or lie down

J. Only one animal can be attached to the cable trolley system at a time

k. Unspayed females may not be attached to a cable trolley system unless immediately supervised by a responsible and competent person

I. The cable trolley system may not be the primary form of animal restraint. The owner/custodian must be present on the property or premises where the cable trolley system is located when the animal is tethered to it.

(3) Exemptions:

a. Animals that are under the immediate attention of a responsible and competent person while still on their property and cannot approach within 10 feet of a street, multi-use path or ‘a sidewalk.

b. Animals that are under the physical control of a professional who, for remuneration, trains, conditions, shows, treats or provides medical care.