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Senoia to hold steady on millage rate

The matter will not be decided until Aug. 20, but it is likely that the Senoia City Council will keep the property tax rate at 6.11 mills.

The council at the Aug. 2 meeting was told by city administrator Richard Ferry that city can meet its budget obligations without any increase in the millage rate. Mayor Robert Belisle agreed, noting that the city has maintained the 6.11 millage rate since 2006.

Recent reassessments decreased the value of some properties in the city by a total of approximately $1.5 million. Meantime, the city added $8.5 million in improvements, Ferry said. Read More»

F’ville moves to allow alcohol sales near some churches

Fayetteville City Council (file photo).

The Fayetteville City Council Aug. 5 will hear the first reading of a proposal that would do away with the distance restriction in shopping centers and on the Old Courthouse Square that separates churches and businesses serving alcohol. The ordinance currently states that businesses serving alcohol must be at least 100 yards from a church. Read More»

Survey says . . . gas golf cart ban ahead

Thursday night the Peachtree City Council will consider a ban on gas-powered golf carts that would grandfather existing gas carts for 10 years.

But grandfathered carts too would be banned from the city’s paths and streets in 2020 under the proposal brought forth by city staff. Read More»

PTC Council meets to break tax hike dispute gridlock

Peachtree City Mayor Don Haddix (file photo).

Thursday night at 6:45 p.m., the Peachtree City Council is slated to host a public hearing on increasing the city millage rate by as much as 1.25 mills. Read More»

PTC to decide on millage rate increase

Council now split between .5 or 1.25 mill hike on property taxes

Thursday night at 6:45 p.m., the Peachtree City Council is slated to host a public hearing on increasing the millage rate by as much as 1.25 mills.

But it is not yet clear if there are three votes among the five council members to enact that increase, or a lower one of .5 mills that has also been discussed. So far, council has been at an impasse on the discussion.

Councilwomen Kim Learnard and Vanessa Fleisch have supported the 1.25 mill increase which would result in a $108 a year increase on a home valued at $272,000. Read More»

Off path parking banned at McIntosh

As the opening bell of school is within days of ringing, a new fleet of golf cart driving students are preparing to descend upon the campus at McIntosh High School.

Cart drivers will have to adjust to a lack of off-campus parking Read More»

With little funding, DAPC unable to chase down large employers

The location of Sany Corporation’s first U.S. operation in Peachtree City offers a significant opportunity to lure even more jobs here than the 150 initial positions Read More»

What’s next for redevelopment plans in F’ville after TAD’s defeat?

Will there be life for redevelopment in Fayetteville after last week’s defeat of the move to have selected areas of the city qualify as a Tax Allocation District (TAD)? For now the city will continue to look at other possibilities and perhaps put the initiative on the ballot sometime in the future. Read More»

Bond idea withdrawn for Gathering Place expansion

Council to develop list of priority projects for ‘vote’ in PTC survey

A proposed expansion of Peachtree City’s Gathering Place senior citizens center will not be brought before city voters after all.

Instead the City Council is considering a poll of city residents in the city’s newsletter 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»

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