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Dredge, or not? Bids will tell

Peachtree City may or may not spend money on dredging portions of Lake Peachtree not covered by Fayette County’s bid. The decision at the Nov. 20 council meeting was to piggyback on the county’s dredging bid to determine the cost before deciding on which area or areas, if any, the city should pay to dredge.

Noting that no decision could be made without knowing the costs involved, the council voted unanimously to have an Integrated Science and Engineering (ISE) map included in the county’s upcoming bid proposal. Read More»

Unsavory odor = Unfavorable recommendation

From the Fayetteville Planning and Zoning Commission, an aerial map of the proposed new development.

The Fayetteville Planning and Zoning Commission voted to send the City Council an unfavorable recommendation regarding the building of an additional 33 Cobblestone Fayette townhouses at 2400 Cobblestone Blvd.

About two-dozen citizens came to hear the commission’s decision and voice their concerns regarding the rezoning for the proposed townhouses at the commission meeting Tuesday night, Nov. 18. Read More»

Retail center planned close to F’ville downtown

A new retail center is in the proposal stages for downtown Fayetteville at 161 Glynn St. North, next to Dunkin’ Donuts.

Steve Gules, a representative for South-Tree, the full-service construction firm working on the project, sought advice from the Planning and Zoning Commission regarding the retail center Thursday night.

The retail center, tentatively set at 13,800 square feet, will be able to hold anywhere from three to six businesses. Gules said it’s hoped that a restaurant will anchor the end of the strip. Read More»

New college campus joins F’ville sewer

The Fayetteville City Council approved Georgia Military College (GMC)’s request to extend the city sewer line northwest from the existing line on Sandy Creek Road through a proposed road branching off from Sandy Creek and leading up to the college.

Around 1,800 feet of new sewer line is needed for the college, which is expected to open Aug. 15 next year.

The extended sewer line will cost around $171,906 in construction and $32,661 in engineering. Read More»

King, Pennington defend controversial PTC pay study

Peachtree City Councilman Mike King and City Manager James Pennington. Photos/Ben Nelms.

Some residents lash out at study, others say PTC employees deserve the raises
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PTC to piggyback on county's dredging bid

City's decision on dredging will come after the cost is known

It did not take long for the Peachtree City Council at the Nov. 20 meeting to agree to have potential areas for dredging included in Fayette County’s bid for upcoming dredging work on Lake Peachtree. Read More»

Pennington faces PTC pay hike questions at Nov. 20 meeting

Peachtree City Manager James Pennington at a Nov. 6, 2014 council meeting. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Councilwoman Kim Learnard seeks answers; pension costs are disputed
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Question: Why dredge? And why now for Lake Peachtree?

City-provided map showing proposed dredging zones in Lake Peachtree.

Even though no compelling reason for Peachtree City spending up to $1.3 million to dredge large portions of what was Lake Peachtree has been offered to the public, the City Council will decide this week whether to green-light the digging — and the expenditure.

The $1.3 million is equivalent to three-quarters of a mill in the city property tax rate, and it’s not included in the recently adopted city budget. One mill in the Peachtree City property tax rate produces $1.725 million in revenue. Read More»

No discussion: PTC Council keeps multi-family moratorium

Peachtree City Hall. File photo.

It was not even a matter for discussion. The Peachtree City Council on Nov. 6 voted unanimously to continue the moratorium on multi-family rezoning that has been in effect since 1999.

Senior Planner David Rast in brief remarks recommended that the council continue the moratorium. The unanimous vote followed with no discussion.

The council in 1999 adopted the moratorium that expires annually. Rast recommended in an Oct. 31 letter that the council reaffirm the moratorium that expires this month and pertains to apartments, townhouses, duplexes, condominiums and assisted living facilities. Read More»

New hotel gets tabled by commission

A rezoning proposal heard by the Peachtree City Planning Commission on Nov. 10 was tabled on a 3-1 vote. Photo/Ben Nelms.

A public hearing on a rezoning proposal that would locate a 62,000 sq. ft. Marriott Residence Inn in the largely vacant Kedron Office Park was tabled by a 3-1 vote at the Nov. 10 meeting of the Peachtree City Planning Commission. Citing the need for additional research, commissioners will hear the proposal again at the December meeting. Read More»