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PTC residents: check your mailbox for stormwater bill

The annual stormwater utility bills have been mailed to Peachtree City residents, city officials said this week.

Residential stormwater bills range between $32 and $72 a year depending on the size of the home. Commercial entities are billed monthly based on their size, with Walmart paying $614 a month and the much smaller Ruby Tuesday restaurant paying $43 a month. Read More»

Youth recreation set to begin in Palmetto

Youth recreation in Palmetto has been a long-discussed need. But now, the non-profit Palmetto Youth League (PYL) is set to begin operations May 1 and will kick things off Apr. 17.

“A great effort has been undertaken to fulfill a need in the community,” said Mayor John Miller. “That need is now being addressed by a partnership with a non-profit that can supply recreational programming.”

PYL Director Bernard Knox said the organization is expecting to provide an array of both indoor and outdoor recreation activities for the city’s young people. Read More»

Senoia awards contract for new police/court building

Senoia police chief Jason Edens.

Senoia’s new police and municipal court building is still on schedule to open in early May. The City Council Monday night in preparation for the opening approved bids for the installation of the telephone system and the court speaker and recording system.

The council after hearing the specifics of the bids explained by Police Chief Jason Edens voted to hire Ultimate Security to install each of the systems.

Ultimate’s bid for the court recording and speaker system was $4,750 compared to the $5,225 offered by Diversified Resource Group and $10,881 from Trinity Technical Solutions. Read More»

Senoia council takes no action on street vendors

The Senoia City Council at the April 5 meeting took no action after a discussion on establishing regulations allowing street vendors. The council was opposed to those operations competing with the city’s established businesses.

City Administrator Richard Ferry said the topic surfaced when the city began receiving inquiries about having food vendors and horse-drawn carriages in and around the downtown area. Ferry said that, as a consequence of those inquiries, he needed guidance from the council on the matter. Read More»

Senoia amends water/sewer budgets

Increases in expenses related to the Senoia Water System led to the approval by the City Council Monday night of a transfer of $61,000 in reserves to amend the Water Fund budget. The council also approved a $22,800 amendment to the Sewer Fund.

Beyond the fluctuations that accompany any given line item of a budget, City Administrator Richard Ferry noted a number of variables that resulted in the recommendation to add $61,000 from the reserves to the water system’s Revenue Account. Read More»

No changes or impacts on businesses in F’ville’s new development area

No new or different rules for businesses. That’s the effect of the Fayetteville City Council’s approval of expanded boundaries for the Downtown Development Authority (DDA) at the April 1 meeting.

The expansion along portions of North Glynn Street and in a smaller area along the north side of Ga. Highway 54 West will bring no change in city ordinance requirements. Read More»

PTC woman opposes pay raise for mayor

One Peachtree City resident argued Thursday night against a potential raise for Mayor Don Haddix.

Speaking during the public comment portion of the city council meeting, Caren Russell said it didn’t make sense given the state of the city’s economy.

“I cannot see where the mayor can really work side-by-side with employees of the city, and take a raise, and look at you in the face and work with you every day, day in and day out,” Russell said. Read More»

Higher recreation fees OK'd by PTC Council

Swim teams to chip in $55K additional revenue

Swim teams using the Kedron Aquatic Center will be paying more per swimmer as part of fee increases adopted by the Peachtree City Council Thursday night. Read More»

PTC finances get green light from auditor

Peachtree City’s latest financial audit yielded a fully clean opinion from the accounting firm of Moore and Cubbedge.

Firm partner Tammy Galvis presented a breakdown of the city’s audit to the city council at its meeting Thursday night.

Among other data, Galvis showed a graph how the city’s cash reserve fund has dipped from $10.6 million in 2007 to $10.1 million in 2008 and then $9.5 million in 2009.

“We know 2009 was a challenging year,” Galvis said. Read More»

PTC passes on fire sprinkler mandate for new homes

A proposal to require fire sprinkler systems to be installed in all new single family homes in Peachtree City failed on a 4-1 vote at Thursday night’s City Council meeting.

Fire Chief Ed Eiswerth gave an impassioned plea urging approval of the ordinance, citing recent construction techniques that have caused quicker building collapses when they are exposed to fire. He also noted that sprinklers dramatically increase a person’s chances of surviving a fire. Read More»

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