Joint consultations accomplished, TAD back on the F’ville agenda

The Fayetteville Tax Allocation District (TAD) redevelopment plan designed to stimulate economic development in some of the city’s older commercial areas will be back on the agenda Thursday after being tabled Oct. 3. That was so meetings could be held with the Fayette County Commission and Fayette County Board of Education to further explain the plan. Read More»

F’ville Council to adopt new sewer hookup rates

The Fayetteville City Council on Thursday is expected to approve sewer proportionate share rates for the new sewer lines being installed on the city’s west side to serve Pinewood Atlanta Studios and future projects included in the recent 1,200-acre annexation.

“This is Phase I of the sewer master plan to provide sewer capacity to the west Fayetteville area,” Fayetteville Public Services Director Chris Hindman said recently. Read More»

Local governments adjust to LOST ruling

The Ga. Dept. of Revenue (DOR) is reviewing an Oct. 7 decision by the Ga. Supreme Court that determined the portion of the Local Option Sales Tax (LOST) Act pertaining to a judicial resolution in a LOST distribution dispute between counties and municipalities to be unconstitutional. The ruling is not expected to affect ongoing local LOST collections. To be on the safe side, Fayette County and its municipalities are meeting this week to re-adopt the LOST distribution agreement reached in January. Read More»

PTC spends $990K on dam repair

The Peachtree City Council last week approved spending $991,180 to rehabilitate the dam at the Rockspray pond in south Peachtree City to prevent it from breaching and potentially flooding downstream properties.

The project will be similar to the work done at the Huddleston Pond dam, according to Public Works Director Mark Caspar. Trees and roots will be removed and some unsuitable soils will be replaced along with significant work to the spillway, Caspar said. Read More»

Senoia OK's $215K for redesign of Hwy. 16/Pylant St.

The intersection at Pylant Street and Ga. Highway 16 in Senoia has long been a traffic safety concern. Remedying the concerns by reconfiguring the intersection and replacing the bridge a short distance away came closer to reality Monday when the Senoia City County awarded a $215,000 design and engineering contract to AMEC Environment and Infrastructure, Inc.

The vote Monday night will begin the process for the $1.7 million project that will likely take several years to complete. Read More»

Input sought for future of downtown Newnan

A Livable Centers Initiative (LCI) grant awarded to Newnan to develop a strategy for addressing future growth, redevelopment and transportation needs in and around downtown is about to be put to good use. The city on Oct. 17 will hold the first of four public meetings designed to receive public input on needed changes that will span the next 20 years. Read More»

F’ville OKs 9-acre annexation on Sandy Creek Rd.

There was a time when nearly any annexation request would generate plenty of questions and comments. But compared to the 1,200 acres recently annexed into Fayetteville, the Oct. 3 approval to annex nine acres on Sandy Creek Road across from Piedmont Fayette Hospital came with little fanfare. Read More»

F’ville tables TAD to talk with county, BoE

The Fayetteville City Council on Oct. 3 put off a vote to adopt a resolution on the Tax Allocation District (TAD) redevelopment plan that could potentially lead to an investor develop one or more of the city’s aging and blighted commercial areas identified in the five areas on the TAD map.

The vote was put on hold for two weeks so city officials can meet with the Fayette County Commission and the Fayette County Board of Education to go over the specifics of the plan. Read More»

It’s back to drawing board again for Grady Ave. development

The mixed-use residential proposal in Fayetteville that would put cottages, townhouses and apartments along Grady Avenue near Ga. Highway 54 was tabled Oct. 3 so the developer can downsize the scope and scale of the project.

A request by Knotty Pine, LLC, to rezone 38 acres on Grady Avenue in Fayetteville for mixed use residential was up for a second reading and potential vote at the City Council meeting on Oct. 3. City Manager Joe Morton at the meeting recommended the item be tabled because the developer wanted to revise the scope and scale of the project. Read More»

Mayor touts savings, Dienhart wants ‘reform,’ Logsdon cites ‘return to civility,’ Jolly opposes SPLOST

Candidates for the Tyrone and Peachtree City councils face the public Saturday at the Fayette County Library in Fayetteville. From left, front row, are Tyrone candidate Pota Coston and Peachtree City candidates Stephanie Franz, Cathy Haddix (with microphone), Mike King and Kim Learnard. Back row, from left, are George Dienhart, incumbent Don Haddix, Ryan Jolly and Harold Logsdon. Photo/John Munford.

Councilwoman Learnard: "SPLOST a good business decision"; Mrs. Haddix opposes, says PTC must make budget provisions for its own expenses Read More»

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