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Property tax hike looms for PTC

PTC residents attend a budget hearing before the Peachtree City Council. Photo/John Munford.

Remaining issue: How much? From 0.5 to 1.25 mills on table

At 6:30 Thursday night, the Peachtree City Council will take a look at potentially raising the city’s property tax rate by 1.25 mills. Read More»

F’ville Mayor Steele named new head of GMA

Fayetteville Mayor Ken Steele takes the oath as the new president of the Georgia Municipal Association. Photo/Special.

Fayetteville Mayor Kenneth Steele said it was a matter of a natural progression. A long-time board member of the Georgia Municipal Association (GMA), Steele was sworn in Monday in Savannah as the organization’s new president. Read More»

PTC's Imker wants details on cart path plans

At Peachtree City’s last budget meeting a few weeks ago, City Councilman Eric Imker inquired about the details of how the city will spend its projected funds next year for golf cart path maintenance Read More»

Decisions to make on PTC budget

Peachtree City’s proposed $26.7 million budget will be hashed out again by the City Council Thursday, July 8 at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall.

NOTE: The date has been corrected to reflect the actual meeting date; the previous date listed was incorrect)

Among other issues, council chiefly needs to resolve what property tax increase it will enact, if any. On this matter currently there are several trains of
thought:

• A .5 mill property tax increase, advocated by Mayor Don Haddix and Councilman Doug Sturbaum. Read More»

Decisions to make on PTC budget

Peachtree City’s proposed $26.7 million budget will be hashed out again by the City Council Thursday, July 8 at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall.

NOTE: The date has been corrected to reflect the actual meeting date; the previous date listed was incorrect)

Among other issues, council chiefly needs to resolve what property tax increase it will enact, if any. On this matter currently there are several trains of thought:

• A .5 mill property tax increase, advocated by Mayor Don Haddix and Councilman Doug Sturbaum. Read More»

Special use permit expires for CCD shopping center

Plans to build a 175,000 square foot shopping center on Ga. Highway 54 West near Planterra Way have run out of time.

The special use permit that allowed the property to exceed the city’s big box size guidelines officially expired June 19. That means property owner Capital City Development must regain that approval or otherwise develop the site as allowed under its general commercial zoning. Read More»

Tyrone Planning Commission hears zoning discrepancy

There was some confusion and concern at the Thursday meeting of the Tyrone Planning Commission over the zoning designation of a 55.8-acre portion of property along the west side of Ga. Highway 74 adjacent to the southeastern portion of the Southampton subdivision. After a public hearing and discussion on the issue, the property’s current designation as A-R (Agricultural-Residential) was deemed to have been an error in color-coding made sometime in previous years on the town’s zoning map. Read More»

F’ville voters to decide on tax diversion for redevelopment

Fayetteville voters will have their say July 20 on the proposal to bring an economic revitalization tool to the city. If approved by voters, the referendum would give the city redevelopment powers needed to move ahead with efforts such as the Tax Allocation District (TAD) projects identified last year. Read More»

F’ville to cut FY 2011 budget by 4.6 percent

The Fayetteville City Council Thursday heard the first reading of the $9.7 million Fiscal Year 2011 budget that will take effect in August.

City finance staff expect to see an 8.89 percent decrease in property taxes for the coming year, but a 7.44 percent recovery in local option sales taxes.
The proposed $9.7 million general fund budget represents a decrease of 4.6 percent from the current $10.12 million budget. Read More»

New Senoia PD/Court building almost ready

The delay of the opening for the new Senoia Police Department and Municipal Court building appears to be coming to a close. The floors are in and the final walk-through is expected next week.

The completion of the $1.3 million project on Howard Road had been delayed recently due to the moisture level in the concrete floor. But that obstacle has been overcome and the flooring has been installed.

Police Chief Jason Edens said Thursday that an initial walk-through with the project punch list was accomplished last week. The final walk-through is expected on June 23, he said. Read More»