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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»

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»