Government

Gateway bridge, Parkway-Crosstown fix on PTC agenda

At its meeting Thursday night, the Peachtree City Council is expected to make a decision on the future of improvements to the intersection of Peachtree Parkway and Crosstown Road.

The possibilities range from adding turn lanes to a roundabout or even perhaps a traffic light, though council has resisted the latter based on constituent requests. Read More»

He’s a commissioner but county wants McCarty’s land, too

Fayette County Commissioner Allen McCarty, who has opposed construction of the second phase of the West Fayetteville Bypass, may turn out to be the very first citizen whom the county takes to court over property acquisition for the project. Read More»

Back from the dead: East F’ville Bypass

Shelved for the controversial West Bypass, $39.4M project finds new federal, state funds

Adopting a new strategy, Fayette County staff is projecting to have enough money left from the 2003 transportation sales tax to complete the proposed East Fayetteville Bypass. Read More»

Fayette school system posts milestone: ontime online agenda

And they said it couldn’t be done, but that was a year ago. Today — actually last Friday by 5 p.m. — the agenda and supporting documentation for the Feb. 15 meeting of the Fayette County Board of Education was posted on the school system’s website, giving those interested far more time to view the information.

The change to having the agenda and other documentation online on Friday came with no fanfare and not even an announcement. Read More»

Widow feels singled out for bypass condemnation after filing suit

It has been back and forth since October between Fayette County and Tillman Road property owner Charlene Denney over a portion of her land the county wants for right-of-way for Phase 2 of the West Fayetteville Bypass. Now five months later, little has changed to correct the impasse.

Referencing what is essentially a stalemate, the county’s land acquisition agent Diana Hunt on Jan. 30 said she would be recommending that the county initiate legal proceedings to acquire the property. Read More»

Commissioners decide to give each other 5 minutes to talk at meetings' end

Settling a contentious issue among the five-member Fayette County Board of Commissioners, an agreement has been struck to allow each commissioner five minutes at the end of each meeting to speak on any matter he wishes.

The deal was brokered at the onset of Friday’s retreat meeting of the commission, as Commissioner Steve Brown has recently complained he has no avenue to address certain county matters, specifically those that aren’t up for consideration on the commission’s agenda. Read More»

New PTC light may get 'free' solar panel

When it comes to Peachtree City projects, the word “free” isn’t often bandied about.

In this case, however, Peachtree City could be saving $16,000 if the Georgia Department of Transportation is able to pitch in with some help.

The $16,000 represents the cost it would take for utility companies to route a power line to the location of a brand-new flashing yellow caution light that will be built at the city’s Baseball and Soccer Complex on Ga. Highway 74 south. Read More»

PTC loses $518K grant for gateway bridge

Brown favors $1.5M project to enhance shopping in the area

The price tag for Peachtree City’s proposed “gateway” cart path bridge over Ga. Highway 54 West has become even more expensive. The city has lost a $518,000 grant for the project, so an estimated $1.5 million is needed for the project to become a reality. Read More»

PTC says 'no thanks' to paving proposal

The benefit of a school bus route shortcut was not enough to convince the Peachtree City Council last week to support paving Sims Road, a gravel road that would connect to Astoria Lane in the Kedron Hills neighborhood.

Sims Road is outside of the city’s jurisdiction in the unincorporated county, and since only a handful of people live on the road the Fayette County Commission last year asked the city if it wanted the road paved or not, as the commission is looking to prioritize its road paving projects. Read More»

Bigger Gathering Place would cost more

A proposal to expand the Gathering Place recreation center in Peachtree City would increase its operating costs but also increase revenue, according to projects city staff shared with the city council last week.

The operating expenses would increase from $148,000 a year to $246,000, assuming there are four part-time and evening staffers to help with customer service and maintenance for the additional classes and facility rentals. Read More»

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