F’ville vote for Pye Lake watershed?

The Fayetteville City Council on Jan. 16 took the first step in establishing a watershed district on the south side of Pye Lake designed to help resolve issues with future stormwater runoff. An evaluation is underway to determine if any action is required to deal with the increased flow rate in the tributary that flows into Pye Lake while the proposed ordinance to create the watershed district will deal with future flow rates. The council could vote on the new watershed district ordinance at the Feb. 6 meeting. Read More»

54W corridor study gets $70K from PTC Council

City Manager Jim Pennington (L) said the corridor study would be good for the city in the long run. City Clerk Betsy Tyler is in the right background. Photo/John Munford.

A $70,000 corridor study to gauge future improvements for traffic-choked Ga. Highway 54 West was approved Thursday night on a 3-2 vote of the Peachtree City Council.

Councilman Eric Imker strenuously objected to the study, saying it was too expensive and that the city should wait and see the benefit of a traffic signal timing improvement project that should be operational by April. Read More»

PTC mayor, council double their pay

PTC Councilman Eric Imker said good finances dictate restoring the pay hikes for city council members. Photo/John Munford.

At their first full meeting of the new year, the Peachtree City Council gave themselves a pay boost, doubling their salaries.

The restored pay raises for the mayor and council members will cost the city $33,000 a year. Read More»

New PTC mayor: maintenance effort to continue

In her first State of the City address to the Peachtree City Rotary Club Thursday, new Mayor Vanessa Fleisch said the city would continue to improve maintenance and rejuvenate city facilities Read More»

Senoia updates historic structure rules

Sometimes it’s a good idea to review local guidelines and practices to make sure they are still relevant to current needs. That was the case last week when the Senoia City Council approved a small number of changes to the city’s guidelines for the rehabilitation and maintenance of historic structures.

“This is a modernized version of what we’ve had for years,” said City Manager Richard Ferry prior to the unanimous vote to accept the updated guidelines which had been reviewed over the past few months. “Guidelines need to be reviewed from time to time.” Read More»

PTC Council talks annexing, communicating

With the exception of two large tracts on the northwest quadrant of Peachtree City above MacDuff Parkway, the city is nearly built out from a residential development standpoint.

Which is not to say the city is done growing, as there will likely be opportunities for annexation in the future. The big question is: what potential is out there and will such areas be a good idea to add to the city’s corporate limits? Read More»

F’ville Council may create Pye Lake watershed area

Pye Lake location shown in Google map graphic.

The Fayetteville City Council on Thursday will consider establishing a watershed district on the south side of Pye Lake to help resolve issues with increasing stormwater runoff. Read More»

New mayor, new council = pay raise?

Peachtree City Mayor Vanessa Fleisch.

On hold since ’10 with budget crunch, PTC mayor to go up from $9k to $18K, council members from $6K to $12k

With four of its five members freshly elected, the Peachtree City Council this Thursday will talk about giving themselves a pay raise — double their current pay.

On the agenda is the possibility of restoring pay increases for the mayor and council members that would double the mayor’s salary from $9,000 to $18,000 a year and council members pay from $6,000 to $12,000 a year. Read More»

Traffic study, cart paths top PTC council agenda

Seated at the table from left are Mayor Vanessa Fleisch, Councilwoman Kim Learnard, Councilman Mike King, City Manager Jim Pennington and Councilman Terry Ernst. Photo/John Munford.

Being down one councilman didn’t slow the Peachtree City Council down during its “goals and objectives” workshop all day Thursday.

The absence of Eric Imker was nearly an afterthought as council brainstormed a number of goals to shoot for in the coming months and up to two years in the future.

One thing that may be addressed sooner rather than later is the idea of a city-funded corridor traffic study of Ga. Highway 54 West, which is the city’s main choke point for commuters and even at times on the weekends. Read More»

All-day PTC Council ‘orientation’ is Thursday

The new Peachtree City Council will hit the ground running Thursday with a “city council orientation meeting” that will help them set a course for the new year and beyond.

The meeting will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the McIntosh Place building, which formerly was the recreation administration building at 191 McIntosh Trail. Read More»