Government

Coweta approves cell tower on Lower F’ville Rd.

The Coweta County Commission at the June 7 meeting on a 4-1 vote approved a request by T-Mobile to install a 150-foot monopine tower on 37.5 acres on Lower Fayetteville Road.

The rezoning request by T-Mobile for 1874 Lower Fayetteville Road includes the installation of a monopine telecommunications tower and supporting ground equipment for wireless communications on a portion of a 37.5-acre open land and wooded property that contains one residential structure, according to county Director of Planning Robert Tolleson. The property is currently zoned RC (Rural Conservation). Read More»

Rep. Ramsey: ‘We have to do due diligence’ in redistricting hearings

Legislators are knee-deep in getting public input on how to handle the redistricting process.

This summer, the Georgia Legislature will convene in a special session to redraw district lines based on the latest population figures from the U.S. Census. The changes will affect all Georgia House and Senate seats as well as the state’s congressional seats in the U.S. House of Representatives. Read More»

F’ville Council to consider 191-unit senior complex rezoning, other changes

The Fayetteville City Council on June 9 will hear the first reading for a proposed independent senior living facility at The Villages at Lafayette on Ga. Highway 54 West.

In an unrelated zoning issue, the council will also hear the second reading of an amendment to allow a residential density exchange for open space in future Planned Community District (PCD) areas in the city. Though The Villages is zoned PCD, the amendment does not apply to that development. Read More»

F’ville’s first roundabout takes shape on Grady Avenue

Traffic is rerouted while Grady Avenue work is going on. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Motorists traveling through the heavily-used intersection at Grady Avenue and Beauregard Avenue in Fayetteville began using a two-month detour of the area beginning June 1.

Once re-opened by the start of school on Aug. 8, the new intersection will have a look unlike anything seen before in Fayetteville. The old four-way stop will have been replaced with a large, heavily landscaped roundabout designed to keep traffic moving in every direction. Read More»

Brown: Repurpose SPLOST funds

Shift of bypass money would rescue ‘unsustainable’ budget, commissioner says

At Thursday night’s Fayette County Commission meeting, Commissioner Steve Brown will urge the reallocation of transportation sales tax revenues “as a means of bolstering the budget.” Read More»

UPDATED: When will commission allow public to speak?

UPDATED: When will commission allow public to speak?

Won't require sign-up, but citizens may have to wait until end of meeting to speak

UPDATED for print version — Citizens wishing to address the Fayette County Commission in the future will not have to sign up a week in advance.

But they may have to wait to have their say to the end of any meeting, after all other business is conducted, under a proposal suggested Wednesday by Commission Chairman Herb Frady.

Frady noted that some of the citizens recently have become “boisterous” during public comments at the beginning of the meeting. Since there are sometimes Boy Scouts and other youths in the audience at the time, it’s not a good atmosphere, he said. Read More»

PTC Council to keep meeting recordings

The Peachtree City Council has elected to keep the digital recordings of its meeting indefinitely.

Their decision Thursday night was a switch from the recommendation by city staff, which was to have the recordings ditched after one year. The Georgia Secretary of State’s office recommends they be purged after the minutes for that meeting are approved, according to Administrative Services Director Nikki Vrana.

Councilman Eric Imker said it’s not much trouble for the city to keep them indefinitely, just the cost of digital storage. Read More»

Fayette School Board budget talks: Expenses still outstrip revenues by $14 million

New proposals by Fayette Schools Superintendent Jeff Bearden would cut up to $4.4 million in a proposed budget where expenses will still exceed revenues by more than $14 million, but it will leave $5.7 million in the bank to help offset the certain shortages that will continue in 2012. Read More»

PTC cranks up golf cart registration

Deadline is Oct. 31; online option new this year

They lined up at City Hall early Wednesday morning. They weren’t there for free tickets to the next Justin Bieber concert or anything quite so trendy. Those residents sought a possession of more sentimental value: a new golf cart decal with a low number. Read More»

Coweta to review cell tower proposal

It appears to be evidence of the growing population in east Coweta County and the need to provide increased cell phone service. The Coweta County Commission at the June 7 meeting will conduct a public hearing on a request by T-Mobile South to install a 150-foot monopine tower on 37.5 acres on Lower Fayetteville Road. Read More»