Government

Fayette Commission votes $257K for sports field lights

The county’s ongoing mission to refurbish the lighting at its various outdoor sports facilities was addressed once again by the Fayette County Board of Commissioners at its Sept. 25 meeting.

A $257,000 project for Soccer Field No. 4 and Softball Field No. 6 at McCurry Park was given the go-ahead, with $125,000 coming from the FY2015 budget and the remainder from the McCurry Park Contingency Fund. The board approved a bid from Donald Camp, Inc. Read More»

New PTC pay plan: How to pay for it?

City employees line the meeting room wall prior to the City Council 3-to-2 vote to raise their pay Oct. 2. Photo/Ben Nelms.

The Peachtree City Council on Oct. 2 by a 3-2 vote adopted the provisions of the recent classification and compensation study at a cost of more than $900,000. Read More»

Residents happy about new kennel in Tyrone

A dozen Tyrone residents applauded their town’s council Thursday night as the council approved the adding of an indoor pet boarding facility to local business Beau Tye’s Pet Spa.

“I would love to have a local place I would feel comfortable leaving my pet,” said Liz Geiger of Tyrone, speaking to the council Thursday. Retired, Geiger often travels with her husband and can’t always find a safe place to board her pet. Read More»

PTC Council splits, but OKs new pay raise

(L-R) PTC Council members Mike King, Mayor Vanessa Fleisch, Terry Ernst, Kim Learnard, and Eric Imker. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Peachtree City employees at the Oct. 2 council meeting got what they wanted. The council on a 3-2 vote adopted the provisions of the recent classification and compensation study at a cost of more than $900,000. Read More»

New homes could impact Tyrone and Coweta County

A birds-eye view of what Wilksmoor Village and MacDuff Parkway in northwest Peachtree City will look like has been made available by the Peachtree City Planning Dept. The new map shows how the parkway will be linked to North Kedron Drive on Ga. Highway 74.

The existing subdivisions, including one apartment complex, have a total of 1,454 units while the three subdivisions approved for construction total 1,329 units. In total, Wilksmoor Village will eventually have 2,783 units. Read More»

Coweta gets good planning award

The Georgia Dept. of Community Affairs (DCA) on Sept. 30 announced Coweta County was among 10 cities and counties to be designated as “PlanFirst” communities based on successful planning initiatives.

“Good planning by local communities is the hallmark of economic growth,” said Gretchen Corbin, DCA Gretchen Corbin. “These are communities that can serve as statewide models for others in how to actively and strategically implement a vision for the future.” Read More»

F’ville’s new city manager has planning background

New F’ville City Manager Ray Gibson. Photo/Lisa Fingeroot.

Ray Gibson’s hefty experience in planning and zoning is a major reason he was chosen to become Fayetteville’s new city manager and he is ready for the task.

“I’m very excited,” he said in a recent interview. “Fayetteville has set the standards already. It has great hospitals, great schools. There’s a lot to build on. We’ll work together.”

Gibson is quick to praise the work that came before him and said he will continue to make sure staff members are given the recognition they deserve for exceptional work. Read More»

Power struggle at ARC: Board delays controversial vote

A move to adopt proposed bylaw changes by the Atlanta Regional Commission board that has raised the ire of some Fayette County leaders was postponed for a month. Read More»

F’ville Council to decide Oddo 60-acre rezoning

Fayetteville Councilman Paul Oddo. Photo/Staff.

A subdivision planned for the largest undeveloped tract of land in Fayetteville, which is owned by a family that includes two local government officials, is scheduled for public scrutiny Thursday when the City Council is expected to take a look at the plan and hear comments.

The 60-acre tract along Redwine Road near its intersection with Ramah Road is owned by the Oddo family, which includes Fayetteville Councilman Paul Oddo and Fayette County Commissioner Chuck Oddo. Councilman Oddo will not vote on the plan. Read More»

Septic tank failing, care home wants annexation into PTC

Septic tank failing, care home wants annexation into PTC

The Peachtree City Council on Oct. 2 will hear an annexation request that would bring the Heritage of Peachtree City personal care apartments on Ga. Highway 54 near Sumner Road into the city.

The 3.52-acre property is situated between Hwy. 54 and Sumner Road on the city’s east side. The property is zoned community commercial in unincorporated Fayette County.

Owned by HCRIX Royal LLC, the site consists of 49 personal care apartments and is accessed by a driveway off Hwy. 54. Read More»

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