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Imker eyes PTC loan payoffs, calls 54W bridge land deal a stinker

Peachtree City Councilman Eric Imker is hopeful that the city can devote some budgetary savings toward paying off a loan or two which have less than favorable terms for the city. Read More»

Imker: PTC to woo new businesses

At an informal meeting on the Peachtree City budget between citizens and City Councilman Eric Imker last weekend, the talk turned away from budget cuts toward another side of the city fiscal picture: how to increase revenues.

One resident contended that if the city is to be run like a business, it must emulate the most successful companies that focus on revenue constantly, at every turn. Read More»

Imker gets input on PTC’s proposed new budget

Peachtree City Councilman Eric Imker (L) points out some budget figures at City Hall Saturday. Photo/John Munford.

About a dozen Peachtree City residents attended an informal budget meeting with councilman Eric Imker Saturday morning.

In addition to his presentation on the proposed 2011-2012 city budget, Imker also got feedback from those in attendance at the three-hour meeting. What emerged was several members of the populace who took a keen interest in the budget.

Resident Michael Posey questioned why the city wanted to spend $450,000 on the new “bubble” off-season cover for the Kedron pools, theorizing that few residents use the pool in the off-season. Read More»

No tax rate hike expected for PTC

Mayor Haddix, Councilman Imker clash on differing budget philosophies

Peachtree City residents won’t see a property tax increase this year, as the city’s $27.7 million budget for 2011-2012 has been adjusted to eliminate a slight millage rate increase. Read More»

Grady-Beauregard roundabout on track for August completion

Workers move steadily toward completing Fayetteville’s first roundabout. Photo/Ben Nelms.

The temporary closure on June 1 of the intersection of Grady Avenue and Beauregard Avenue in Fayetteville has affected many area motorists. The long lines of re-routed traffic should come to an end during the first week of August when the reconfigured intersection re-opens as an upscale traffic roundabout. Read More»

Planning meeting moves to library Monday

The Peachtree City Planning Commission has a rather light agenda for its monthly meeting Monday at 7 p.m.

And because of a scheduling conflict, the meeting will be held in the Floy Farr Room downstairs at the Peachtree City Library. The downstairs entrance is closed, however, so those wishing to attend will have to go through the library’s main entrance upstairs and either take the elevator or the stairs to the downstairs area.

The only item on the agenda is the presentation of a conceptual site plan for the parking lot expansion of Southside Church on Robinson Road. Read More»

PTC eyes funding for aging infrastructure

New authority will use bonds to fund improvements

Peachtree City has been looking for a way to borrow more money at a cheaper rate.

They found it in a newly created city Facilities Authority that will address the potential acquisition of new bonds and/or the refinancing of existing bonds. Read More»

Haddix claims 'part drunk' assertion was true

Current PTC mayor defending self from libel suit filed by former mayor Logsdon

Peachtree City Mayor Don Haddix is claiming that his assertion in a February email to a city staffer that former Mayor Harold Logsdon was “part drunk” during meetings is true.

Haddix, who is being sued by Logsdon for libel, claims that a witness has testified under oath that Logsdon had alcohol on his breath during a City Council meeting and also “was red in the face and perspiring.”

The identity of the witness is not disclosed in Haddix’s formal answer to the libel lawsuit filed by Logsdon. Read More»

PTC Council to talk priorities, public input during budget hearing

The next workshop meeting on the proposed $28 million budget for Peachtree City is scheduled for Monday, July 11 at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall.

The big decision facing the council will be whether to increase the millage rate by close to 1 mill (.098), which would raise enough tax revenue to counteract the decrease in property tax values. Read More»

City manager aims to ‘streamline’ PTC functions

Jim Pennington, Peachtree City's new city manager. Photo/John Munford.

When Peachtree City Manager Jim Pennington visited the city for his first and second interviews, he was struck by its beauty.

So much so, in fact, that on the way home from his second trip, his wife Dee noticed he was nervous.

Pennington said it was all because he really wanted the job.

“The first time I went back going ‘oh, my gosh, what an opportunity this would be,’” Pennington said in an interview last week. “I’ve been in some very nice cities ... but this is something just special.” Read More»