Budget crunch looms for new PTC mayor

Mayor-elect Vanessa Fleisch. Photo/John Munford.

Last week’s runoff election for the mayor’s post in Peachtree City ended with current Councilwoman Vanessa Fleisch wrapping up the win with 72 percent of the vote over challenger and former Mayor Harold Logsdon.

Fleisch earlier on election day had arranged to meet with city staff the next day on the offhand chance she might win, and thus her unofficial work as mayor had begun.

Fleisch will be the city’s first female mayor. The city has not yet certified the election results and Fleisch won’t be installed as mayor until Jan. 1. Read More»

Mayor-elect Fleisch looks to ‘new day’ for PTC

Peachtree City mayor-elect Vanessa Fleisch celebrated with supporters at Grazing Here Tuesday night. Photo/Special.

With a resounding 72 percent of the vote in Tuesday’s runoff election, Vanessa Fleisch will become Peachtree City’s first woman mayor on Jan. 1.

Fleisch handily beat challenger and former mayor Harold Logsdon, who made it into the runoff with the second-most votes in the field of five candidates to force the runoff.

A jubilant Fleisch was all smiles and hugs with campaign supporters at what turned out to be her victory party Tuesday. That evening, she revealed that she already had made plans to have meetings with city staff members on Wednesday on the chance she might win. Read More»

Developer to pay Senoia back for city-funded path

An updated development agreement approved Monday by the Senoia City Council will have the city reimbursed for the cost of installing a multi-use path along Rockaway Road from Heritage Pointe subdivision to the Eddie Couch bridge.

Developer Scarbrough and Rolader Development LLC will pay $1,500 for each residential lot sold in Phase 2 until the project cost of more than $400,000 is met. Read More»

Senoia pitches $2.8M budget with revenue on the upswing

Senoia residents Monday night heard the first reading of the proposed FY 2014 general fund that totals $2.482 million. The increase in revenues from FY 2013 is due largely to factors such as the small increase in residential construction. The budget is expected to be adopted Dec. 16.

City Administrator Richard Ferry said the FY 2013 revenues of $2.280 million are expected to increase to $2.482 million in FY 2014, a difference of approximately $202,000. Read More»

PTC Council eyes Wynnmade condemnation for drainage

PTC Council eyes Wynnmade condemnation for drainage

For the first time in a long time, the Peachtree City Council is expected to use the power of eminent domain Thursday night, in a small way at least.

The city is in need of stormwater easements at two homes on Wynnmeade Parkway on the city’s west side, but the property owners on both tracts have not responded to the city’s repeated attempts to contact them about the matter, according to City Attorney Ted Meeker. Read More»

PTC Fire Dept. study: Cut officers, hire EMTs

Fire Department joins cops in computer shortcomings; IT contractor ‘unreliable’ Read More»

Fleisch wins PTC mayor's race

Current Peachtree City Councilwoman Vanessa Fleisch, now the mayor-elect. Photo/Special.

With all votes counted -- Vanessa Fleisch has won the Peachtree City mayor's race 2,282 to 881 over Harold Logsdon in the runoff election.

Fleisch will join newly-elected council members Mike King and Terry Ernst, newly-reelected council member Kim Learnard and holdover councilman Eric Imker. Read More»

PTC mayor’s race to be settled Tuesday

Mayoral candidate and current Councilwoman Vanessa Fleisch.

Perhaps you got wrapped up in Thanksgiving prep, or a bad case of the Black Friday jitters. But there is still an election to settle in Peachtree City: determining who will be the mayor for the next four years starting in January.
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Barking dogs bring tighter F’ville rules

Barking dogs bring tighter F’ville rules

The Fayetteville City Council got its turn at a perennial problem that has dogged local governments across the country for decades: Barking dogs and upset neighbors.

An amendment to tighten up rules about animal shelters and commercial kennels got a first reading Nov. 19 by the council. The proposed amendment comes on the heels of recent complaints from residents about excessive noise from a nearby animal shelter on Industrial Way. Read More»

PTC cop report: Move along, nothing to see here

Chief H.C. “Skip” Clark at an early November City Council meeting. Photo/John Munford.

Consultants: No major problems in PTC Police Department; no complaints from female officers; pay is an issue

A consulting firm’s detailed evaluation of the Peachtree City Police Department revealed that while statistics show the department is very effective in its law enforcement duties, low morale is an issue among some employees.

The report, conducted by Matrix Consulting Group at the behest of City Manager Jim Pennington, is based on an anonymous survey of 40 of the department’s 72 employees along with a detailed analysis of statistical data and staffing levels. Read More»

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