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PTC to close Lake Peachtree path bridge for a month

It will be a major inconvenience for many users of the golf cart path system in Peachtree City, but the path bridge spanning Lake Peachtree will close temporarily beginning March 12. Read More»

Lowered lake not as pretty, but allows for shore maintenance

Nearly dried up, the bottom of Lake Peachtree isn't a pleasant view, but the lake has been lowered on purpose so residents can maintain the shoreline and docks. Photo/John Munford.

The lowered level of Lake Peachtree may not be a beautiful sight to many, but for those living on the lake, it’s a great opportunity to get things done.

The lowered lake shows the mucky underbottom to what is usually the most serene, peaceful view in the city. But the lake level is expected to be restored next month by the Fayette County Water System, which uses the city-owned lake as a water reservoir. Read More»

Filter swap fixes Senoia water issue

What had been an issue for a handful of Senoia residents on the city’s north side with yellow-colored water coming from taps and brown-colored whole house filters has been resolved. A change in filters at the city’s Heritage Pointe wells for under $1,000 has solved the problem. Read More»

F’ville Council hears upbeat financial report at retreat

Fayetteville, Fayette County’s commercial center, during the years of the recession suffered more than any municipality in the county. A report from the city’s finance staff at the City Council retreat held Tuesday signaled that the severe financial hit may be coming to an end.

In fact, City Manager Joe Morton characterized the previous fiscal year as “probably the most positive financial year we’ve had in recent memory.” Read More»

‘Urban’ zones planned for West F’ville

The annexation last fall of 1,200 acres on Fayetteville’s west side was followed by an initial look at the potential for a new way of zoning Read More»

PTC revamps ethics rules, ditches citizen involvement

By unanimous vote, the Peachtree City Council approved sweeping changes to its ethics ordinance Feb. 20, including the replacement of a citizen ethics board with an attorney from outside the city who would sit in judgment of specific complaints as a “hearing officer.”

Under the new ordinance, that attorney must have at least five years’ experience and a law practice and residence at least more than 10 miles outside the city limits. Read More»

Senoia Dev. Authority to meet Monday

The new Senoia Development Authority will hold its first meeting Monday. Expected to serve as an organizational meeting, it will include agenda items such as the election of officers and a discussion of the by-laws governing the authority.

Authority members include Doug Kohlbenschlag, Bill Wood, Harry Ramos, Tammie Adams, Jim Schuyler, Matthew Bennett and former Mayor Robert Belisle.

The meeting will be held at 4 p.m. Monday at the Stone Lodge at Merrimac Lakes, located at 140 Pylant Street. The meeting is open to the public. Read More»

Council halts 54W light request

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DOT wants time to install new signal management system

A proposal to add a new traffic light on Ga. Highway 54 West for a new shopping center ran into a logjam of its own Thursday night, as the Peachtree City Council voted unanimously to table the request indefinitely. Read More»

PTC Council may scrap citizen ethics committee

The Peachtree City Council will consider a big change to its ethics ordinance Thursday night. The new rules would ditch a committee of citizens sitting in judgment of all ethics complaints. Read More»

F’ville to sign streetlight pact?

An intergovernmental agreement between Fayetteville and the Ga. Dept. of Transportation (DOT) for lighting for the upcoming streetscape project that will add sidewalks and other features to both sides of Stonewall Avenue from Braxton Court to Ga. Highway 85 will be up for a vote Feb. 20 by the Fayetteville City Council.

The intergovernmental agreement addresses the need for 20 street lights to be located along Stonewall Avenue from Tiger Trail to Hwy. 85 in downtown Fayetteville. Read More»

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