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PTC sets fees for celltower applications, funds cover engineering analysis

To cover the cost of an independent wireless consultant, the Peachtree City Council has established a new fee for reviewing permits for new cellphone towers and antennas.

A new tower application fee will cost $4,500 and applications to put an antenna will cost $2,000 to review. The review of applications to put an antenna on an existing celltower will cost $250.

The new fees were adopted unanimously Thursday night by the city council, along with approval of consulting engineer David Snavely of Plantation, Fla.

According to the contract, Snavely will help the city by: Read More»

PTC OK’s streetlight cell antennas for north Kedron area

A cutting edge initiative to improve cellular signals in north Peachtree City got the go-ahead from the Peachtree City Council Thursday night. Read More»

Controversial Walgreens architecture up for vote Nov. 29 at PTC Planning Commission

The latest building elevations for a Walgreens Pharmacy at the intersection of Ga. Highway 54 and Peachtree Parkway will be unveiled at the Nov. 29 meeting of the Peachtree City Planning Commission. The developer will be razing the existing Ruby Tuesday restaurant to make way for the Walgreens, which will be located immediately next door to the Rite-Aid pharmacy. Read More»

Senoia budget nearly flat for 2011

The Senoia City Council on Monday night heard the first reading of the upcoming $2.1 million FY 2011 General Fund budget that takes effect in January. The second reading and likely approval will come in December.

The 2011 General Fund budget shows an increase in revenues totaling $24,600 over 2010, with revenues and expenditures each totaling $2,128,400. Read More»

PTC eyes hiring celltower consultant on contract

To better evaluate proposals for new celltowers, Peachtree City plans to enter a contract with an engineer specializing in the analysis of such projects.

At Thursday night’s City Council meeting, approval is expected for an agreement with consulting engineer David Snavely of Plantation, Fla.

Snavely’s fees will be covered by revenue from the new application fee that will be assessed on telecommunications companies seeking to erect new celltowers, according to a memo from City Attorney Ted Meeker.

According to the contract, Snavely will help the city by: Read More»

F’ville Council to consider OK’ing Fayette transportation plan

The Fayetteville City Council Thursday night will consider a resolution to support the 2010 Fayette County Comprehensive Transportation Plan. The resolution includes a wish list of proposed projects that will be forwarded to the county for consideration.

Serving as a guide for the prioritization and planning for future transportation projects, the city listed its priorities in three tiers. Read More»

Cell antennas pitched for PTC streetlights

Seen as alternative to towers in residential areas; proposal targets Kedron Village neighborhoods

A cutting-edge initiative to improve cellular signals in Peachtree City will involve the use of streetlights instead of celltowers. NextG Networks wants to add antennas and small control boxes to existing city streetlights as a low-profile way to cover cellphone deadspots in certain areas for certain carriers. Read More»

PTC seeks payment options for big-ticket city repair items

No one ever said running a city was cheap. But the Peachtree City Council is facing some future decisions on some big-ticket items for funding.

At Thursday’s council workshop, Finance Director Paul Salvatore presented funding options for the various projects, which range from $82,000 for resurfacing the small and large pools at the Kedron Aquatic Center to $800,000 for the dredging of the northern portion of Lake Peachtree. Read More»

$850K price tag put on expanding Gathering Place for bridge games

Adding another large room and a similarly sized unfinished basement to the Gathering Place senior citizen’s center would cost an estimated $850,000, the Peachtree City Council was told Tuesday night at a workshop meeting. Read More»

PTC Council tweaks survey of residents about raising taxes, cutting services

The Peachtree City Council and city staff are still tweaking the presentation and wording of the annual citizens’ survey, which is expected to go out sometime after the first of the year. Read More»

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