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More interest for PTC?

Councilman Imker urges 2-year CDs for higher returns

Peachtree City might start putting some of its cash savings in two-year certificates of deposit in the hopes of getting more in return for interest earnings.

City Councilman Eric Imker has urged such a policy change, suggesting it could provide the city with an additional $150,000 a year.

However, it’s not as simple as using two-year CDs. A state law restricts governing bodies such as city councils from “binding” future councils, so any such policy has to abide by that principle, according to City Attorney Ted Meeker. Read More»

Big storm yields little damage

Wednesday night’s blustery thunderstorm yielded no major damage in Peachtree City.

It did, however, leave a bit of a mess.

Public Works crews were out very early Thursday morning after mud began to wash over Rockaway Road, said Public Works Director Mark Caspar. A backhoe was used to clear the mud, he said.

Also, crews were out all day Thursday removing fallen trees, some of which had fallen on roads. Still others had fallen on the cart paths, he said.

“We didn’t really have any damage other than debris and tree cleanup,” Caspar said. Read More»

Senoia library finally breaks ground

The first shovels of dirt were thrown April 23 for the new Senoia library that will be located on Pylant Street at Merrimac Lakes Park. Helping at the groundbreaking were (L-R) state Rep. Billy Horne, Sam Belisle, Shannon Ferry, state. Sen. Mitch Seabaugh, Coweta County Commission Chairman Rodney Brooks, Kylie Grover and Coweta County Commissioner Paul Poole. The energetic kids, who did most of the work, read poems at the dedication minutes earlier. Photo/Ben Nelms.

It was a journey that began some years ago. That journey ended April 23 when Senoia residents and local and state elected officials gathered at Merrimac Lakes Park on Pylant Street for the groundbreaking of the new Senoia Library.

“The library has been on a journey for a while,” Coweta County Library System Director Barbara Osborne-Harris said as she took the podium at Merrimac Lakes Park for the ground breaking of the city’s replacement library. Read More»

More mowing OK’d by PTC Council

$45K includes 2 plantings at City Hall, with curb/gutter spraying

Peachtree City will spend nearly $45,000 from its ample cash reserves to beef up its mowing schedule for secondary roads, and add two “color” plantings to City Hall for the rest of the calendar year.

The additional mowing will restore the mowing frequency on secondary roads, such as Hip Pocket and Golf View, to the same levels the city used prior to the 2009 switchover to the private contractor TruGreen. That change allowed the city to save a projected $840,000 by laying off 23 public works employees as the city faced a pending budget deficit upwards of $3 million. Read More»

Decision on fines for security system false alarms tabled by PTC Council

City Manager wants to evaluate new information before vote on ordinance

The Peachtree City Council has put the brakes, temporarily, on an ordinance to fine property owners or tenants who have more than Read More»

Imker miffed about Senate inaction

No hotel-motel tax increase costs PTC $130K this year

Peachtree City’s bid to increase the hotel-motel tax rate fell flat at the state legislature this year.

While it won approval in the House of Representatives, it was never voted on in the Senate, City Councilman Eric Imker said Thursday night. Read More»

Senoia approves variance for elderly facility

The Senoia City Council at its April 18 meeting approved a variance for roadway improvements for the Tranquil Village elderly care facility project on Coweta Street. The approval will still have the facility responsible for paving 7,600 feet of roadway but will not require the construction of curb and gutter. Read More»

F’ville looks to ‘streamline business process,’ revitalize shopping areas

What will Fayetteville’s economic development initiatives look like in the coming years and how will those initiatives be realized?

The answers to those questions were a part of the discussion at the City Council’s annual retreat in March. Among the issues covered were enhancing the current and long-term viability of the Fayette Pavilion, streamlining the business process, marketing the city and garnering support for redevelopment initiatives. Read More»

False home, business security alarms in PTC are about to get expensive

In a bid to free up police resources currently tied up in responding to false burglar alarms, the Peachtree City Council is being asked to adopt an ordinance that would establish fines for more than two false alarms a year for a given location. Read More»

F’ville to have final vote on sex shop rules

The Fayetteville City Council on April 21 will hear the final reading of an amendment to the sexually-oriented business ordinance. The proposal, intended to update the original ordinance first adopted in 1998, adds a number of new conditions, restrictions and definitions.

The proposed amendment is being recommended to address several current issues pertaining to various types of adult businesses, said city senior planner Linwood Robinson. Read More»

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