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Commission approves stealth cell towers

Coweta County commissioners, county planning staff and consultants discuss the specifics of a monopine cell tower to be operated by Skyway Towers that was later approved for an 11-acre site on Lora Smith Road.

The Coweta County Commission in the past two weeks has approved the installation of two 150-foot monopine cell phone towers in east Coweta. The approvals were preceded by objections by nearby residents.

Constructed to take the shape of a pine tree, the monopine cell tower on Parks Road proposed by T-Mobile was approved unanimously by commissioners despite the objections of a number of nearby residents citing their opposition to the tower on the basis of health and safety issues, sight pollution and the inappropriate use of the zoning district. Read More»

Maxwell: Land near bypass presents no real conflict

Some bloggers on TheCitizen.com have questioned whether outgoing Commissioner Eric Maxwell might eventually profit from owning approximately 37 acres of property in relative proximity to what could be the eventual route of Phase 3 of the West Fayetteville Bypass. Read More»

McCarty wins tax flop, Maxwell folds

No apologies, but Maxwell drops suit against commission winner McCarty, who pays sales tax bill in installments

Fayette County Commissioner Eric Maxwell made good on his promise Monday, dropping a lawsuit against Commissioner-elect Allen McCarty after McCarty’s attorney showed proof that he had indeed paid off in full a delinquent sales tax owed the state of Georgia. Read More»

PTC police start 'Light Up The Night' toy drives

PTC police start 'Light Up The Night' toy drives

The Peachtree City Police Department is holding its 2nd Annual Light Up the Night toy drive beginning on Nov. 26, 2010 in the parking lot of the Peachtree City Walmart, according to Chief H.C. “Skip” Clark.

Future dates include: Walmart on Nov. 27 and Dec. 3, 2010; Target on Dec. 2, 9, and 10, 2010; and Braelinn Kroger on Dec. 8 and 15, 2010. All times are from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Read More»

Multi-family moratorium renewed for PTC

Council must vote before staff can review apartment, condo proposals

Peachtree City has again renewed it annual moratorium on multi-family rezoning proposals.

That means any developer wanting a rezoning to create a multi-family project such as apartments or condominiums must first get approval from the City Council before city staff is allowed to weigh in on such a project.

In the past, city officials have noted that such a policy prevents staff from being inundated with requests that might have little chance of passing muster from council. Read More»

PTC tables county transportation plan review, transit opposed

Presented with a request to sign off on the latest Fayette County Transportation Plan, the Peachtree City Council threw up the brakes Thursday night in favor of waiting until it is put in a final form and council members could be briefed on further specifics of the proposal.

The draft of the plan was circulated to councilmembers in advance of the meeting, but Councilman Eric Imker said he wants the city to specifically object to several projects in the plan, because a blanket “yes” vote would lead people to believe the city was okay with all of the plan’s proposals. Read More»

New PTC pool contract approved, results in $7K savings over previous year

A new contract to operate Peachtree City’s five pools will result in a savings of $7,000 from the previous year, officials said at Thursday night’s city council meeting.

The contract will again go to USA Pools, which was deemed the most qualified company that submitted a proposal. The $249,000 contract was approved unanimously by council.

As part of the contract, USA Pools operates and staffs the city’s pools. USA Pools has had the contract with the city since 1998. Read More»

PTC sets fees for celltower applications, funds cover engineering analysis

To cover the cost of an independent wireless consultant, the Peachtree City Council has established a new fee for reviewing permits for new cellphone towers and antennas.

A new tower application fee will cost $4,500 and applications to put an antenna will cost $2,000 to review. The review of applications to put an antenna on an existing celltower will cost $250.

The new fees were adopted unanimously Thursday night by the city council, along with approval of consulting engineer David Snavely of Plantation, Fla.

According to the contract, Snavely will help the city by: Read More»

PTC OK’s streetlight cell antennas for north Kedron area

A cutting edge initiative to improve cellular signals in north Peachtree City got the go-ahead from the Peachtree City Council Thursday night. Read More»

Controversial Walgreens architecture up for vote Nov. 29 at PTC Planning Commission

The latest building elevations for a Walgreens Pharmacy at the intersection of Ga. Highway 54 and Peachtree Parkway will be unveiled at the Nov. 29 meeting of the Peachtree City Planning Commission. The developer will be razing the existing Ruby Tuesday restaurant to make way for the Walgreens, which will be located immediately next door to the Rite-Aid pharmacy. Read More»

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