Government

Fire station cost up another $50K

The expansion and renovation of the Satterthwaite Fire Station in Peachtree City is getting more expensive.

Another $50,000 was approved for the project to cover the cost of blasting through rock and the need to replace “unsuitable soil” discovered during construction.

The project includes the addition of a separate crew quarters (whereas currently male and female firefighters bunk in the same area). Also, the project involves connecting to the city’s sewer system near Crabapple Lane Elementary.

The initial bid for the project was $707,000. Read More»

Road abandonment sought for senior apartments

The Peachtree City Council has agreed to consider abandoning a cul-de-sac that would be completely surrounded by a new senior apartment development in the Kedron Village area.

Developer NorSouth Properties said it is willing to exchange either a strip of land along Ga. Highway 74 or to compensate the city monetarily for the road. Read More»

PTC green-lights temporary signs for movie, film productions

Movie and television productions in Peachtree City are getting a rare OK from the city: permission to place temporary signs in city right of way. Read More»

County approves plan for east Coweta church

Members of the Newnan Korean Methodist Church May 17 were granted an amendment to a 2010 conditional use permit by the Coweta County Commission that will increase the size of the church’s sanctuary. The church will be located on Lora Smith Road off Ga. Highway 34 in east Coweta. Read More»

Coweta approves school expansion

A proposal by The Heritage School in northeast Coweta County to add a 5,400 square-foot classroom building was approved by the Coweta County Commission at the May 17 meeting.

County Zoning Administrator Angela White told commissioners the school had requested an amendment to its conditional use permit to expand the campus with an additional 5,400 square-foot building for use as high school classrooms. The request is in addition to the previous 6,000 square-foot addition approved in 2007, White added. Read More»

‘Bubble’ costs, ‘walking signs’ on PTC’s Thursday night agenda

Peachtree City officials are expected to reveal Thursday night whether the cost of replacing the “bubble” over the Kedron pools will skyrocket.

Labeled the “air support structure” on the council agenda, the sole bid for the project came in $96,000 over budget already, but there is the potential for a larger cost overrun depending on whether additional work is needed to secure the structure. The total bid came in at $346,000.

The matter will be discussed at the City Council meeting, which starts at 7 p.m. Thursday at City Hall. Read More»

F’ville P&Z tables for 2 weeks plan for 160 senior apartments

A rezoning proposal to construct a senior living facility at the Villages at Lafayette development along Ga. Highway 54 West was tabled for two weeks by the Fayetteville Planning and Zoning Commission at the May 10 work session to give the developer time to meet with area residents. Read More»

Will Fayette raise taxes?

With costs up, other option would be to raid county’s cash reserves

The Fayette County Commission has set aside two days to dig into the proposed 2011-2012 budget and the various related recommendations from county staff. Read More»

F’ville to consider denser PCD zoning, Sunday beer and wine sales

It will be a slim but noteworthy agenda at the May 19 meeting of the Fayetteville City Council. The board will take up the issue of amending the Planned Community District (PCD) zoning ordinance to provide more open space by allowing increased density within that zoning category.

The council at the meeting will also consider a resolution to authorize a November referendum on Sunday alcohol sales. Read More»

Fayette GOP censures Hearn, wants new appointee to elections board

Fayette County Commissioner Lee Hearn.

Displeasure with an apparent ethical misstep by Fayette County Commissioner Lee Hearn has stretched beyond giving ammunition to his political opponents.

Now the Fayette County Republican Party is weighing in on the matter, asking the entire commission to rescind the appointment of John Addison Lester III, Hearn’s second cousin, to the Fayette County Board of Elections. All five commissioners are Republicans. Read More»