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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»

Newnan Fire Dept. conducts Haz-Mat training this week

Newnan Fire Department will be conducting Hazardous Materials (Haz-Mat) training this week along with the City of Carrollton Fire Department. The training will be at Newnan Coweta Public Safety Training Center on Greison Trail on March 31st beginning at 9:30 a.m. Read More»

Anthony Drive in Newnan to be closed for work beginning April 5

Anthony Drive will be closed to traffic for drainage work beginning on April 5. Local access will be maintained from either Elaine Drive or Jefferson Street.

“Drivers should plan travel in this area accordingly”, said Newnan Public Works Director Michael Klahr. “The repaired section of road will be worth the time and inconvenience the road is closed.”

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