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F’ville looks at annexing 9 acres on Sandy Creek Road

Fayetteville recently completed the annexation of 1,200 acres on the city’s west side. The Fayetteville City Council on Thursday will hear the first reading of a request by Sandy Creek Village, LLC to annex 9 acres along Sandy Creek Road adjacent to the 152-acre Williams property situated to the east of Sandy Creek Road and Veterans Parkway. Read More»

Anti-Haddix group campaigns to block mayor’s reelection

Peachtree City Mayor Don Haddix.

Their motto might be, “Anybody but Haddix.”

Several Peachtree City residents are organizing a formal group to challenge the reelection candidacy of Mayor Don Haddix along with his wife, Cathy, who is seeking election to the Post 3 seat on the City Council. Read More»

348-unit Grady Avenue rezoning on F’ville agenda Thurs.

A proposed apartment complex on Grady Avenue in Fayetteville is back for another try at rezoning before the Fayetteville City Council.

In June, the council had concerns about a proposed upscale residential development on 38 acres on Grady Avenue that included 400 apartments, townhomes and cottages and led to questions about traffic issues. Read More»

PTC adds new road, study funds to SPLOST wish list

With an eye on “flexibility,” the Peachtree City Council voted 3-1 Friday to carve out $500,000 on its special sales tax wish list to study and/or build transportation improvements in the city.

Prior to this change, the project list covered street paving, repair and maintenance of existing cart paths, new cart paths, eight bridge and tunnel projects other bridge and tunnel maintenance. That left no room for smaller construction improvements. Read More»

Fayette puts Lake Peachtree dredging on hold

The dredging of Lake Peachtree is on indefinite hold as the Fayette County Water System prepares to bring on a new engineering firm, Peachtree City Manager Jim Pennington told the Peachtree City Council last week. Read More»

PTC wants to add $500K corridor study, upgrades to SPLOST list

If the “core infrastructure” sales tax is approved by voters countywide in November, Peachtree City may dedicate some of its proceeds to corridor studies in the hopes of addressing congestion issues, particularly on Ga. Highway 54 West. The City Council is holding a special meeting Friday morning at 9:30 to vote Read More»

PTC sewer rate unchanged with $9.2M WASA budget

At its meeting Monday night, Peachtree City’s Water and Sewer Authority unanimously passed a $9.27 million budget for the upcoming 2013-2014 fiscal year.

No rate increase is anticipated. In fact, later this year, WASA plans to discuss a potential rate decrease to reflect the savings from refinancing the authority’s bonds earlier this year.

While total expenditures are up by $562,000 compared to last year, it’s due to an increased capital program to address necessary equipment replacement and upgrades at WASA facilities. Read More»

Fayetteville eyes tax breaks for redevelopment areas

This nearly empty shopping center on Ga. Highway 85 North might be a TAD candidate. Photo/Ben Nelms.

The Fayetteville City Council got a report last week on which areas of the city might be beneficiaries of redevelopment tax breaks.

Bleakly Group representative Ken Bleakly on Sept. 5 gave the council an update on potential Tax Allocation District (TAD) redevelopment projects that are intended to breathe life into some of the city’s stagnant commercial areas. The TAD referendum passed voters’ muster last year. Read More»

F’ville Council unlocks new west side, OKs sewer bid

This photo taken last week shows four buildings at Pinewood Studios Atlanta in various stages of completion. At left are three soundstages, while a building on the right has its roof on. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Let the sewer lines be extended, the Fayetteville City Council said last week.

Construction at Pinewood Atlanta Studios is underway with a planned opening in January. Tied to the development is the installation by Fayetteville of the section of sewer lines to serve Pinewood and other related projects expected in the area of Veterans Parkway and Sandy Creek Road. The council on Sept. 5 unanimously approved a $1.596 million sewer extension bid. Read More»

PTC Council gives air show a break on alcohol fee

It took about half an hour, but the Peachtree City Council finally agreed to charge the Great Georgia Air Show $150 for its three-day beer and wine sales license instead of $925, Read More»