Peachtree City plans to consolidate sports fields

Peachtree City is finalizing an agreement that would fund consolidation of some of its sports fields.

The City Council voted 5-0 on Oct. 4 to give preliminary approval of a lease amendment with American Tower that would provide the company with 16 years of usage rights to the cellular tower that sits next to Meade Field off Rockaway Road in exchange for a lump sum of $1.04 million. The city currently earns $70,000 a year from leasing the tower under a renewable agreement that may decrease in value. The city wants to use the money to add and/or renovate sports fields at the Peachtree City Athletic Complex and the Braelinn Recreation Complex, with the goal of no longer using Meade Field.

City Manager Jon Rorie said the city is trying to make more efficient use of its recreation space to reduce the annual cost of maintenance and operation.

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