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Are TADs coming to PTC?

Alan Durham addresses the PTC Council. Photo/Ben Nelms.

An agenda item at the Peachtree City Council retreat held Jan. 9 will have staff in the coming months analyze the idea of the city establishing one or more areas of the city as a tax allocation district (TAD). In a move required before the lengthy TAD process could begin, the council on Jan. 15 adopted a resolution for a November referendum that would restore the city’s development powers so that the TAD process could be considered.

Attending the retreat to provide information on the issues relating to a TAD was Fayette County Development Authority President Alan Durham. Read More»

Marriott coming to town

lon Hotels and its desire to construct and operate an all-suites Marriott Residence Inn in the Kedron Office park won unanimous approval Jan. 15 from the Peachtree City Council.

The vote on the rezoning proposal was 4-0. Mayor Vanessa Fleisch did not attend the meeting.

The approval came with 14 conditions.

The Apsilon proposal called for the construction of a 62,000 sq. ft. Marriott Residence Inn with 126 rooms on 6.522 acres on the north side of the office park. The structure will have four floors and be no more than 45 feet in height at the highest point. Read More»

Supervisor of the Year

Supervisor of the Year

Peachtree City Police Capt. Stan Pye was recognized as the city’s Supervisor of the Year at the Jan. 15 meeting of the Peachtree City Council by Mayor Pro-tem Kim Learnard. Pye was also recognized for his many efforts on behalf of citizens. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Jenkins gets award

Jenkins gets award

Peachtree City Police Lt. John Jenkins was recognized Jan. 15 by Mayor Pro-tem Kim Learnard for his 25 years of service in Peachtree City. The Peachtree City Council noted his multiple activities over the years that benefitted the community. Photo/Ben Nelms.

PTC Council checks on goals’ progress, eyes new ones

City Manager Jim Pennington talks about goals being reviewed by the council. Photo/Ben Nelms.

The annual Peachtree City Council retreat held Jan. 9 had council members reviewing a long list of goals established at the 2014 retreat a year ago and establishing an equally long list of goals for 2015.

City Manager Jim Pennington at the beginning of the retreat emphasized that, especially where goals were concerned, that the idea was to look back and look ahead.

“This is a meeting for talking about the city in general, not about specific departments,” said Pennington, noting that his role at the meeting was that of moderator and not as city manager. Read More»

Residents complain to city about noisy F’ville sewer plant

“There have been many nights where the noise was so bad, I thought I was going to have to make other sleeping arrangements, or ultimately move.” Read More»

Kedron hotel, Lake Peachtree dam on PTC Council agenda Jan. 15

Apsilon Hotels and its desire to construct and operate an all-suites Marriott Residence Inn in the Kedron Office park will be the subject of a public hearing before the Peachtree City Council on Jan. 15.

The council will also discuss the status of the Lake Peachtree spillway and engineering options and will consider a $1.146 million lease-purchase agreement on a variety of vehicles, equipment, records management and telephone system upgrades. Read More»

Experience firefighting in PTC class

Citizen's Academy will show dangers, give life-saving skills

A Citizen’s Fire Academy is set to begin in Peachtree City on Jan. 22.

The classes, sponsored by Peachtree City Fire Rescue, will be held every Tuesday and Thursday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. for five weeks – until Feb. 22.

The unusual learning opportunity allows participants to experience fire emergency situations like entering a zero visibility environment to search for possible victims while wearing full protective clothing and also learn how to pump a fire apparatus and handle a fire hose, and also acquire valuable fire safety and life-saving skills. Read More»

Agency of the Year

Agency of the Year

Chattahoochee Hills Police Chief Matthew Rook displays the plaque indicating that the department was named the 2014 Agency of the Year for Metro Atlanta Traffic Enforcement Network. Rook recently traveled to New York City for the funerals of the two officers gunned down in Brooklyn on Dec. 20. Photo/Submitted.

Plan gets OK

The Senoia mayor and council approved post-development, stormwater management regulations at the Dec. 15 council meeting.

The regulations are meant for controlling the effects of stormwater runoff and the pollution associated with new development and redevelopment, as well as to protect water resources.
City Manager Richard Ferry said Senoia wants to be good stewards of its water.

Money for the ongoing stormwater plan–a federally-required project–is budgeted for in Senoia’s fiscal year 2015 budget, which was also approved at the Dec. 15 council meeting. Read More»

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