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County votes to begin buying rights of way for northern section of controversial West F’ville Bypass

The Fayette County Board of Commissioners last week voted to proceed with right-of-way acquisition for land needed for the second phase of the controversial West Fayetteville Bypass.

This section of the road will reach from the first phase terminus at Sandy Creek Road behind Piedmont Fayette Hospital all the way up to Ga. Highway 92 at West Bridge Road. Read More»

PTC Council expected to require pet leashes

Peachtree City pet owners may soon lose the ability to keep their pets under voice control.

At Thursday night’s City Council meeting, officials will consider adopting a requirement that all pets be leashed when off their owner’s property.

This would be a sweeping change for many pet owners who have become accustomed to walking their dogs on the path system unencumbered by leashes. However, several residents have told the City Council they have been accosted by uncontrolled dogs that were unleashed while they were on a path stroll. Read More»

PTC planners say OK to celltowers in shopping centers, office parks

The latest tweaks to Peachtree City’s new celltower ordinance will allow new towers in two new zoning categories currently not allowed by the existing ordinance. The city is opening up new towers for property zoned general commercial and office institutional as long as they meet the remainder of the city’s setback rules for new towers.

The reasoning behind this change is that cellphone companies can benefit from the strategic location of the city’s village shopping centers as a way to accomplish their goal of bringing cellular signals closer to the city’s residential areas. Read More»

Wrongful death lawsuit filed against Fayette and 11 EMTs

A wrongful death lawsuit against Fayette County and 11 county emergency medical technicians was filed in Spalding County State Court late last week. No dollar amount of damages being sought was given in the court papers. Read More»

Kenwood Park gate decision postponed

A request to install entry and exit gates at Kenwood Park has been tabled so the Fayette County Commission can get cost estimates for the work.

Meanwhile the county’s recreation commission is considering the benefit of perhaps installing a pay station at the park so out-of-county residents will be required to pay a fee for park usage. This option is being considered because of the park’s popularity at peak usage hours which often leaves no empty parking spaces available for county residents, officials said. Read More»

Early voting starts Monday

Early voting for the Nov. 2 general election cranks up Monday at the Fayette County Elections Office at the county’s Stonewall government center in downtown Fayetteville.

Fayette County voters who have their minds made up will be welcomed Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Voters must bring a picture ID so pollworkers may verify their identity. Read More»

PTC likely to eliminate voice control for pets

Peachtree City pet owners may soon lose the ability to keep their pets under voice control.

At Thursday night’s City Council meeting, officials will consider adopting a requirement that all pets be leashed when off their owner’s property. Read More»

Vote postponed on study to widen Crosstown Road

Funds to study a potential widening of Crosstown Road in Peachtree City are temporarily on hold.

The Fayette County Commission was ready Thursday night to vote on funding for that study, but the matter was postponed after the formal request and documentation from the city were not received in time for the meeting.

Peachtree City officials think the study will cost about $20,000. The city wants the county to pay for the study with funds remaining from the 2004 countywide transportation special local option sales tax. Read More»

Latest PTC celltower rules up for study Monday

The latest revision of Peachtree City’s new celltower ordinance will be discussed at Monday night’s meeting of the planning commission.

One of the newest tweaks will allow cellphone towers to be built on land zoned general commercial or office industrial as long as the lot is at least five acres and the fire marshal must review and approve the location of the support structure and access path to the structure to make sure emergency access is adequate. Read More»

Hwy. 74-Paschall cart path tunnel now open

Hwy. 74-Paschall cart path tunnel now open

The cart path tunnel underneath Ga. Highway 74 at Paschall Road is now officially open.

The tunnel structure itself has been finished since the widening of Hwy. 74 from two to six lanes was completed last year. But the city had to go in behind the project to attach the cart path approaches on both sides of the tunnel.

This turned out to be a more lengthy effort than originally anticipated because of right of way issues involving not just the tunnel but the stretch of path that goes northward from the tunnel toward The Avenue shopping center. Read More»

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