Cart path between Senoia, Peachtree City topic at forum

By W. WINSTON SKINNER winston@newnan.com To be connected to Peachtree or not to be -- that was a question posed to city council candidates in a forum in Senoia on Thursday. When the connection of golf cart paths in the two cities might occur was also a topic. While candidates tended to favor -- eventually -- the connection of the paths, some were less enthusiastic about doing so immediately. Maurice Grover, a current member of the council, said he does not think now is the time -- citing economic concerns.
"I don't think now is the right time," he said. Grover said he feared connecting the two towns now would send Senoia residents and their spending dollars to the Fayette County city but not vice versa. "This is something we've actually discussed with Peachtree City several years ago," noted Bobby Graham, the other incumbent seeking one of the two open posts. Graham said funding is the issue and that he does not know from what source funds for a golf cart path extension would come. Grover explained that he has talked about the idea with two mayors of Peachtree City in the past. "The biggest obstacle we're looking at is trying to cross Line Creek," Grover said. He said a bridge crossing the waterway would cost about $500,000. "I'm in favor of the golf cart concept," Harry Ramos said. He said he believes connecting the two towns will bring more sales tax dollars to Senoia. Don Rehman noted his subdivision, Heritage Pointe, which is closer to Peachtree City than some others in Senoia, is not yet connected to the rest of Senoia by a golf cart path. "One of the problems we have starts right here at home," he said. Rehman noted that -- at a town visioning meeting in August -- he suggested "we get a Waffle House and that we connect up the golf cart path to Peachtree City." He reiterated his August statement that he would like the cart paths to connect so he could more easily visit his daughter in Peachtree City. Ramos noted the council has approved allowing golf carts on city streets. "We have not embraced it. Why not?" he asked. Ramos said a fully embraced golf cart community concept "would enhance our property values throughout Senoia." The forum was sponsored by the Senoia Tea Party Patriots. At the end of the forum, Joe Cannin said the STPP will be sponsoring a town hall meeting at the Senoia Magistrate Court, where the forum was held, on Nov. 10 with U.S. Rep. Lynn Westmoreland speaking. The Westmoreland forum will be from 7-8 p.m.


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