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PTC approves new celltower ordinance

Handful of residents upset at ban on public comments

The latest changes to Peachtree City’s next celltower ordinance were approved Thursday night by the City Council.

The ordinance requires that all new antennas, even if they are going on an existing building, be reviewed by the planning commission and City Council for final approval.

Several residents expressed disappointment after Mayor Don Haddix announced he was not taking public comment on the ordinance, which has been the subject of a number of meetings this year between the City Council and the Peachtree City Planning Commission. Read More»

PTC sacks commission change

A plan hatched by Peachtree City Mayor Don Haddix to perhaps avoid a 1 percent sales tax for regional transportation initiatives is likely dead in the water after his own city council voted a measure down 3-2.

Haddix proposed petitioning the Fayette County Commission to initiate a process that would result in Fayette County leaving the Atlanta Regional Commission planning agency and joining the Three Rivers Regional Commission instead.

That would have lumped Fayette County with Coweta and a host of other rural counties south of Atlanta including Spalding, Upson and Heard counties. Read More»

New residential zoning proposed for Senoia

A request at a public hearing before the Senoia Planning Commission Monday to amend a portion of the zoning ordinance pertaining to residential zoning districts has been recommended for further review when the city looks at the Comprehensive Plan in 2014.

Proposed by Heritage Pointe subdivision resident Don Rehman, the request suggested that a new zoning category, R-40 RHS (Residential Housing Subdivision) be created. Read More»

PTC looks at new cart path needs

When it comes to Peachtree City’s cart path system, 93 miles isn’t enough.

Also in the “not enough” category is funding for new cart paths. Nonetheless, at the request of City Councilman Eric Imker, city staff recently conducted an intensive review of potential new cart paths that could be built in the city.

The paths were ranked in several categories including connectivity and safety improvements, ease of construction, whether additional work such as right of way acquisition and utility relocation would be necessary and the like, city officials said. Read More»

PTC parcels out open space zonings

City also adopts corrected future land use map

Last week, the Peachtree City Council adopted a new zoning map that rezoned more than 600 individual tracts of land from a “plain vanilla” open space category to one of two more specific new open space categories.

Each tract was rezoned to either open space-public or open space-conservation. The OS-C zoning is reserved for land that is projected to remain in its natural state such as the city-owned greenbelts and buffers, officials said.

OS-P is designed for facilities that have a public use such as recreation facilities, public buildings and churches. Read More»

F’ville to look closely at what can be built in industrially-zoned areas

The move late last month by the Fayetteville City Council to place a 90-day moratorium on applications for rezoning and other uses in the city’s manufacturing districts is intended to give planning staff the ability to take the time needed to scrutinize the uses that exist and to make sure those uses will serve the city in the future.

Senior Planner Linwood Robinson on Tuesday said the request for the moratorium followed a recent special exception request to establish a waste transfer in one of the manufacturing-zoned areas. Read More»

PTC sewer bills set to skyrocket

Starting Dec. 1, city sewer bills to increase up to 123 percent a month; WASA employees to get raises

Peachtree City residents will be getting some sticker shock on their sewer bills starting Dec. 1.

Most residential customers will see their bills go up $20 a month or more, thanks to an increase passed Monday night by the Peachtree City Water and Sewer Authority. The appointed authority also is replacing a minimum monthly sewer fee with what they term a base fee that will apply to all sewer customers. Read More»

Somerby unit makeup change approved

Thursday night, the Peachtree City Council approved a redistribution of units for The Somerby senior citizen residential complex off Ga. Highway 74 and Rockaway Road.

Somerby’s total units will remain at 310 despite the changes. It has increased its age-restricted assisted living units from 48 to 74.

In exchange, it will reduce its condominium units from 42 to 30, and its apartments from 150 to 136. Read More»

PTC to tweak celltower rules again

Council wants to vet antenna applications even if no tower involved

Yet again, a proposed new set of rules for the location of new cellphone towers in Peachtree City has been put on hold.

This time, it’s so city staff can change language that would have allowed wireless companies to put an antenna on an existing building or structure without getting a review from the Planning Commission or the City Council. Council decided it wanted to review antenna locations even though they wouldn’t involve a new tower. Read More»

PTC wants light at 74 and BSC

Fire Chief warns of ‘bad accident’ potential without light

Having tried and failed already several times, Peachtree City officials will keep trying to convince state transportation officials that a new traffic light is necessary for safe crossing of the widened Ga. Highway 74 south at the city’s Baseball and Soccer Complex. Read More»

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