Newnan mayor elected to lead Ga. Municipal Association

Newnan Mayor Keith Brady on June 23 was elected president of the Ga. Municipal Association. Photo/Special.

Newnan Mayor Keith Brady was elected president of the Georgia Municipal Association (GMA) during the association’s annual meeting in Savannah on June 23. He is the first official from Newnan to serve as president of GMA, which was created in 1933. Read More»

F’ville hikes transient tax 60%

Fayetteville will join a number of neighboring cities by increasing the hotel/motel tax to 8 percent. The additional funds generated over the current 5 percent rate will be used for promotional efforts and tourism development. Read More»

At 210 units, F’ville OKs its 2nd largest apartments complex

The Lafayette Square proposal that will bring luxury apartments to The Villages development on Ga. Highway 54 West within walking distance to downtown Fayetteville was approved by unanimous vote June 19.

Miles Hill, founder of The Charter Companies of Auburn, Alabama, said the project will break ground in the fall, with the first phase opening next summer.

At 210 units, the project is the second largest apartment complex ever approved in Fayetteville. The Cobblestone complex off Ga. Highway 54 East has 248 dwelling units. Read More»

F’ville looks at 0.25 mill increase at July 10 session

The budget process in Fayetteville usually includes two public hearings before approval. But things will be different this year. The Fayetteville City Council held the first hearing June 19 and will hold a work session on July 10 before adopting the budget on July 17.

It was stated that the general fund millage rate might have to increase by six-tenths of a mill if the recent fire consolidation attempt did not occur. The move to consolidate failed, but the proposed budget would raise the millage by one-fourth of a mill. Read More»

Hwy. 74 North repaving set for late summer or early spring

The repaving of Ga. Highway 74 North is expected to take place late this summer or in the early spring, county officials said this week.

The Georgia Department of Transportation Board recently approved the repaving project, which will stretch from Aberdeen Road in Peachtree City through unincorporated Fayette County to the Fulton County line.

County Commission Chairman Steve Brown credited the work of DOT and District Engineer Thomas Howell for getting the ball rolling. Read More»

F’ville raises trash pickup rate, but keeps discount for seniors

Seniors in Fayetteville will continue to receive a 15 percent discount for trash pick-up, but they, along with all other customers, will pay a bit more for the service. Benefitting from the discount, seniors in the past and future will continue to pay less than what the city is charged for the service.

A proposal to increase the rate to $10.45 from the current rate of $10 while maintaining the 15 percent senior discount passed the Fayetteville City Council by unanimous vote on June 19. Read More»

Add $100 to your PTC tax bill?

Peachtree City property owners likely will be on the hook for at least one more mill in property taxes, providing the city with an additional $1.7 million in revenue for the upcoming 2014-2015 budget year. Read More»

Lake Peachtree dam repair to cost more, take longer

A June 19 photo shows Lake Peachtree as mostly grasslands with a lazy Flat Creek meandering through the sandy bottom. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Smaller ’08 F’ville dam repair costs exceeded $727K

The dam that holds back the water in Lake Peachtree has been newly classified as a “Category 1” dam by state regulators, and that will likely cause a further delay in refilling the lake. Read More»

Tyrone OKs $3.1 million budget for 2014/2015

Town Manager Kyle Hood in a file photo.

Tyrone’s $3.1 million general fund budget for the fiscal year beginning in July was adopted June 19 by unanimous vote.

The 2014-2015 budget includes approximately $3.5 million in revenues and $3.1 million in expenses along with the first cost-of-living increases for town staff in years and a steady millage rate.

General fund revenues for the year beginning July 1 are tallied at approximately $3.5 million while expenses are projected at $3,106,223, a difference of approximately $390,000 to the good. Read More»

PTC budget talks: Likely 1 mill tax hike

PTC budget talks: Likely 1 mill tax hike

Council concerned about path upkeep

Look for property taxes to increase this year in Peachtree City.

After two earlier meetings, city staff came back to the Peachtree City Council June 19 with a modified proposal for a 1 mill tax hike to pay for a 3 percent pay raise for city workers and a reduced list of cart path and street repavings. An earlier proposal recommended a nearly 2 mill increase. Read More»