$500 a day fines in PTC for failing to register vacant houses?

Vacated homes will have to be registered with the city after they remain empty for more than 180 days, according to a new ordinance that will be considered Thursday night by the Peachtree City Council. Read More»

Askew and Hartley to be honored by F'ville City Council

Though the agenda at the Thursday night Fayetteville City Council will be brief, it will be a time to recognize the military service police officers Glenn Askew and Warren Hartley as they return from a 14-month deployment in the Middle East and central Asia.

The two will be recognized for their dedication to the country and to their community, said Police Chief Steve Heaton. Read More»

New PTC path bridge to be feted Sunday

It’s been a long time in coming, but Sunday at 2 p.m. Peachtree City officials will host a ribbon cutting for the new cart path bridge along Ga. Highway 54 West that spans the CSX railroad tracks.

Delayed more than three years from completion in large part to problems with approvals at the state level, the unique bridge and tunnel system is now open to path users. The structure links the McIntosh Village, Marketplace and Avenue shopping centers and also has access to Huddleston Road. Read More»

Company makes pitch for senior apartments in Kedron area

A company wanting to build 110 age-restricted senior apartments off Newgate Road in north Peachtree City made its case before the city planning commission Monday night.

NorSouth Vice President Brendan Barr said the 5.6-acre tract was ideal because of its proximity to the adjacent Kedron Village shopping center and also nearby medical offices. Read More»

PTC senior apartment proposal up tonight

A company wanting to build age-restricted senior apartments in Peachtree City has its sights on a new location.

NorSouth Companies wants to rezone a 5.62-acre tract on Newgate Road to make room for 110 apartment units in a three-story building. Read More»

Fayetteville balloon proposal nearly deflated

It will not go down in the history of the Fayetteville City Council as the Great Balloon Debate, but the discussion April 15 on the use of balloons to complement outdoor advertising in the Main Street district finally led to an approval after two motions and a tie-breaking vote.

At its essence, the amendment to the sign ordinance allows the temporary use of balloons in certain types of outdoor advertising. Main Street Director Brian Wismer said the intent of the proposal was to respond to a number of requests by Main Street merchants that they be allowed to embellish their display signs. Read More»

New rules in play for PTC vacant homes

With Peachtree City not immune to the national housing crisis and some homes going vacant for months on end, the city is preparing a way to keep track of such homes.

Under a proposal from city staff, the city would gain the ability to closely monitor the homes, in some cases being authorized to make interior inspections to make sure the building remains intact.

The goal is to prevent vandalism, theft and other illegal activity, said interim Community Development Director David Rast. Read More»

CSX path bridge may open next weekend

The cart path bridge spanning the CSX railroad track on Ga. Highway 54 West could open as soon as next weekend, according to City Manager Bernie McMullen.

The contractor is installing additional railing in several locations, a process expected to end early next week. Once complete, the Georgia Department of Transportation must come back for a final inspection before the bridge can be officially opened.

A grand opening celebration for the three-plus year long project has been slated for Sunday, May 2. Read More»

PTC gets job recruiting help

Can now offer top-level job creation tax credits

Thanks to the efforts of the Peachtree City Councilman Doug Sturbaum, the city has a significant lure Read More»

PTC OK's "no parking" off McIntosh paths

Ordinance goes into effect July 1

Starting in the fall, some McIntosh High School students will have to find a better place to park their golf carts.

The hope is that the school will be able to add about 60 to 80 new spaces by paving some additional parking area before the new school year starts, city officials said.

The Peachtree City Council Thursday approved the first-ever “no parking” area along a cart path. City staff showed photos of a cluster of golf carts, a few parked with two wheels still on the path, leaving a narrow opening for other carts to get through. Read More»

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