Peachtree City

Worley challenged annexation of 782 acres over traffic worries

Council won’t challenge Appeals Court decision, but a developer will

When the Peachtree City Council in 2007 approved the annexation of 782 acres on the city’s northwestern border, resident David Worley didn’t just complain about the deal. Read More»

PTC prepping for fire station expansion

The Leo A. Daly firm has been authorized to begin architectural and engineering services for the expansion of the Satterthwaite fire station in north Peachtree City.

The construction project will add 2,400 square feet to the station and also involve the renovation of existing space into sleeping quarters, an exercise room and support spaces, according to the city’s agreement with the firm.

Leo A. Daly will receive up to $56,800 including reimbursements for various expenses that will be tabulated “at cost,” according to the firm’s proposal. Read More»

Clues sought for 2 Peachtree City vehicle fires

Peachtree City police are still hoping to shake loose additional information that will lead to the person or persons responsible for setting two vehicles on fire in south Peachtree City July 4 and 11.

A reward of up to $10,000 has been offered in the case but so far no one with any information has come forward, police said Thursday.

The fires damaged vehicles that were parked in driveways of two homes: one in the Everhill subdivision and the other in the nearby Rockspray subdivision, police said. Read More»

PTC changes name of tourism association

Group now called ‘Convention and Visitors Bureau’

Peachtree City’s Tourism Association is no more.

Instead, the city has put together a group with similar function and a new name: the Peachtree City Convention and Visitor’s Bureau.

The bureau, like the tourism association, will remain a pass through for city hotel motel tax funds to organizations such as the city’s Falcon Field Airport. And it will also continue its mission of attracting visitors to town to help fill up hotel rooms, particularly on weekends when local hotels and conference centers have more vacancies compared to their weekday operations. Read More»

For sup’t.: Wenzel is not a leader

In the weeks ahead, the current members of the Fayette County School Board — Janet Smola, Terri Smith, Lee Wright, Marion Key and Dr. Bob Todd — will make the most important decision a school board can make: the naming of a new superintendent to head the Fayette County School System. Read More»

PTC Council must find enough money to expand The Gathering Place

At the July 15 City Council meeting in Peachtree City, the council, in their attempt to control budget costs, abandoned a proposal to place a bond issue for the expansion of the Gathering Place on the November ballot.

The bond option would greatly increase the cost of the project. The next step in the plan is to ask the consent of the public in the questionnaire distributed by the city in January. It is my hope that by January, the citizens will be made aware of the need for expanding that facility and will reply “yes” on the questionnaire. Read More»

It’s smart to fund PTC’s DAPC position

Upon reading Mayor Haddix’s letter to The Citizen June 23, 2010 edition titled, “Mayor: Honest differences of opinion exist about budget solutions,” I was very unhappy with the votes of council members Imker, Fleisch and Learnard against Mayor Haddix and Councilman Sturbaum’s proposal to increase the DAPC’s annual budget from $35,000 to $150,000.

Council members Imker, Fleisch and Learnard believe we (Peachtree City) cannot afford it. I wholeheartedly disagree with that response and agree with Mayor Haddix that we cannot afford not to do it. Read More»

Mayor should seek compromise on DAPC

As a concerned citizen of Peachtree City, I attended the City Council meeting on July 15, 2010 and was appalled at the antics I witnessed by Mayor Haddix when the council was discussing the Development Authority tasks.

Other council members tried to engage the mayor for ideas and to get specifics on what he would do with the $150,000 he wants allocated to the DAPC, but to no avail. Read More»

The MEANER Act of 2010 can save all of us

I was at a breakfast joint the other day and I ordered two eggs over medium, grits and toast. Unfortunately, the short order cook has a different definition of “over medium” than I do and when I pressed my fork into the first egg, it was extremely runny, so runny in fact that I couldn’t eat it.

I thought about returning the eggs to the waitress but she didn’t seem like she was having a good morning and seemed rather unapproachable about the subject of returning something. Read More»

Into his 2nd year, how is Obama seen now: Messiah or merely a Prince?

“Men have imagined republics and principalities that never really existed at all. Yet the way men live is so far removed from the way they ought to live that anyone who abandons what is for what should be pursues his downfall rather than his preservation; for a man who strives after goodness in all his acts is sure to come to ruin, since there are so many men who are not good.”— Machiavelli, “The Prince” Read More»