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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»

Timber harvest gets landowner in trouble with Fayetteville rules

Denuded land after clear-cutting on Ga. Highway 54 East. Photo/Ben Nelms.

There is nothing prohibiting a property owner from cutting timber. The problem is when the rules are not followed and an approved development plan has not been secured. That was the case with property owner 54 Development, Inc. and two parcels the company owns along Ga. Highway 54 East in Fayetteville. The city attorney is currently preparing a letter to CEO Perry Knight outlining the company’s obligations. Read More»

F’ville to fine-tune budget figures at July 10 meeting

Aside from the two customary public hearings on the budget, some on the Fayetteville City Council wanted an additional work session to address the proposed FY 2015 general fund budget that begins in August. The work session will be held at 6 p.m. on July 10 in the council chambers.

Council members will review the proposed $10.4 million general fund budget. The city will end the fiscal year in July with a $9.8 million general fund budget. The proposed FY 2015 budget shows $10.43 million in revenues, with $171,469 of that amount coming from the proposed .25-mill increase. Read More»

McCollom takes over as PTC’s top cop

Acting Chief Will McCollom rides in the July 4th parade last week. Photo/ John Munford.

With 2 councilmen taking aim at police budget, Chief Clark decides it's time to leave Read More»

Fayette, PTC agree on appealing dam decision

Screen grab of email news release.

Pre-holiday, after-hours release sets Lake Peachtree dredging completion in January 2015; no plans for ‘alternative uses’ of lake site Read More»

PTC manager: tax hike ‘important for future’

City Manager Jim Pennington makes a point in a file photo from January 2014. City Clerk Betsy Tyler is at right in background.

City manager says if quality declines, residents will leave

While the average Peachtree City homeowner may soon face a $100 increase in city property taxes, the hike is necessary in large part to make up for a lack of funding in road and cart path maintenance, according to City Manager Jim Pennington.

Pennington was referring to the city exhausting its funds from the 2004 countywide transportation sales tax, which paid for road and cart path resurfacing. With those funds gone, the city plans to increase the amount of spending on street resurfacing to $1.48 million and slightly increase cart path resurfacing to $440,000. Read More»

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