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F’ville faces budget deadline, eyes quarter-mill tax hike

The July 17 meeting of the Fayetteville City Council should be one for the books. The council is expected to address a litany of issues with the most controversial being the FY 2015 general fund budget.

The proposed FY 2015 general fund budget shows $10.4 million in revenues, with $171,469 of that amount coming from a proposed one-quarter-mill increase. Read More»

Fayetteville budget guidance to staff remains murky

Fayetteville City Council members at a work session. (L-R) Ed Johnson, Mayor Greg Clifton, Scott Stacy, Paul Oddo and Jim Williams. Photo/Ben Nelms.

It was supposed to be a budget work session to give Fayetteville financial staff guidance on the FY 2015 budget expected to receive a vote on July 17. But in the end, the July 10 work session of the Fayetteville City Council provided no direction. Two on the council spoke against a proposed millage rate increase while two were in favor of the measure, but there was no consensus on how to continue. That left finance staff with no indication how they might adjust the budget in a way that would pass muster. Read More»

F’ville, county still at a standoff on fire response

Fayetteville Mayor Greg Clifton. Photo/Ben Nelms.

The standoff over fire services between Fayette County and Fayetteville is still heating up. Fayetteville on July 11 said the county agreed to automatic aid in 1997 but the county on July 14 maintains that the agreement was only for mutual aid. Read More»

New fixes for PTC 54W traffic snarl?

Peachtree City Council members viewing the traffic study visual are (L-R) Mike King, Mayor Vanessa Fleisch, Terry Ernst, Kim Learnard and Eric Imker. Photo/John Munford.

New intersections would allow ‘continuous flow’ for westbound traffic, but 6 lanes are needed

Converting two intersections along traffic-choked Ga. Highway 54 West in Peachtree City could be a key solution in improving the afternoon westbound clog of cars stretching back to Willowbend Road. Read More»

PTC poised to raise property tax

City Hall, Peachtree City. File photo.

Peachtree City residents and business owners will get their first chance to provide input on a proposed one-mill tax increase at Thursday’s City Council meeting.

The average Peachtree City homeowner would face a $100 increase in property taxes, which is being billed as necessary to make up for a lack of funding in road and cart path maintenance. Read More»

2 F’ville officials take exception to fire chief interview

Fayetteville Councilman Paul Oddo. Photo/Ben Nelms.

An interview with Fayetteville Fire Chief Alan Jones by a local television station on the impact of the termination of the automatic aid agreement for fire services by Fayette County was shot down by Mayor Greg Clifton and Councilman Paul Oddo. Asked about his comments on the issue, Oddo said he was supporting the mayor while Clifton said he trusts department heads but viewed that specific interview as a special case that did not need to be aired across metro Atlanta. Read More»

PTC to vet Lake Peachtree deal tonight

Agreement with county calls for city to conduct further tests, appeal state ruling

The Peachtree City Council is holding a special called meeting tonight at 6 p.m. in City Hall to consider an agreement with county officials to appeal a state ruling on Lake Peachtree.

The lake has been at a reduced level since it was drained in February to allow dock and shoreline maintenance for what was supposed to be a couple of months. During that time, problems were found with the concrete spillway and further investigation revealed a cavernous structure underneath, likely caused by erosion. Read More»

County says OK to PTC’s lake agreement

Ga. Highway 54 bridge across Flat Creek/Lake Peachtree in a June photo.

Officials hoping to limit cost of work to refill Lake Peachtree; state decision could cost into millions

The Fayette County Commission voted Thursday to approve a pact with the Peachtree City Council to appeal what could be a very costly decision by state regulators regarding Lake Peachtree.

Yet instead of the county taking the engineering lead on the project, the city itself will be responsible for conducting a dam breach analysis to determine what would happen downstream if the dam or spillway were to fail. Read More»

PTC Council to review options for 54W traffic

Traffic study project location map. Source: Peachtree City website.

The results of a $70,000 study to improve traffic flow on Ga. Highway 54 West will be discussed by the Peachtree City Council Monday night Read More»

More costly dam looms if PTC fails in Lake Peachtree appeal

State decision stands to increase cost to county

Peachtree City officials plan to appeal a decision from state regulators that would require a more costly repair to the dam and spillway holding back Lake Peachtree.

The city, which owns the lake, is working in conjunction with Fayette County, which leases the use of the lake as a water reservoir. The county has agreed with the city that the best option for now is to pursue the appeal. Read More»

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