F’ville Councilman Walt White retires after 25 years

Fayetteville Councilman Walt White, joined by his dog Rusty, has concluded his time on the Fayetteville City Council after 25 years in elected office. With his term expiring on Dec. 31, White chose not to qualify for his long-held council seat in the 2012 election. Photo/Ben Nelms.

It has been 25 years since Fayetteville City Councilman Walt White was sworn in for the first time. One of two of the longest-serving council members in Fayette County, White declined to run this time around and will be ending his quarter-century on the council at the end of December.

Looking back over the years, White served during the time when Fayetteville was being transformed from a more rural town into the suburban city that exists today. Read More»

PTC finds funds for repairs to cart paths, roads

No tax increase necessary as new revenue boosts city’s bottom line

Peachtree City’s financial planners have figured out a way to plug the needed $1.5 million in road and cart path funding into the budget for future fiscal years without needing a commensurate property tax increase Read More»

Outgoing Mayor Haddix thanked for service

Outgoing Mayor Haddix thanked for service

Outgoing Peachtree City Mayor Don Haddix was recognized briefly at Thursday's City Council meeting. Incoming Mayor Vanessa Fleisch presented him with a ceremonial gavel plaque, thanking Haddix for his service to the city and wishing him well in the future. Photo/John Munford.

PTC Council gives workers extra paid day off for Christmas

City Manager James Pennington.

Peachtree City employees got a $53,000 Christmas gift from the City Council Thursday night.

Council on a 4-1 vote authorized an extra paid day off for all city employees, which will be observed on Monday, Dec. 23, Read More»

PTC spends unexpected $800K windfall

In the light of great news about the Peachtree City’s financial position, a plan to spend $934,000 in general fund cash reserves was approved Thursday by the City Council. Read More»

PTC certifies election results; Fleisch is officially mayor-elect

The election results confirming Vanessa Fleisch won the runoff for the mayor’s seat were formally approved by the Peachtree City Council Thursday night.

Fleisch won with 72 percent of the vote over challenger and former Mayor Harold Logsdon. The two were runoff opponents because none of the five candidates in the field got more than 50 percent of the vote as required to win election.

In January, Fleisch will move two chairs over on the council dais and a bit more into the spotlight as she is sworn in to start her four-year term. Read More»

PTC Council approves service goals, admin changes for fire department

Peachtree City Fire Chief Joe O'Conor, left, explains the new goals and departmental changes that were ultimately approved by council Thursday night as City Attorney Ted Meeker (R) listens. Photo/John Munford.

The Peachtree City Fire Department has a new set of goals to shoot for in terms of response times.

The new goals, along with changes to various ranks among several employees, were approved unanimously by the Peachtree City Council Thursday night.

The response time goal starts with a 90-second dispatch time, which starts from the moment dispatchers at the Fayette County 911 center answer the call to the time it’s broadcast to a fire unit for response, explained Fire Chief Joe O’Conor. Often that time is 60 seconds or less, but more complex calls can take a bit longer, he added. Read More»

PTC buys 7 new police cars for fleet

PTC buys 7 new police cars for fleet

Peachtree City will be getting new police cruisers after a $199,290 bid was approved for seven new Chevy Caprice models last week.

The low bid came from Brannen Motor Company, who underbid the state contract holder by nearly $800 per vehicle. It was unanimously approved last week by the Peachtree City Council.

The city expects to spend another $196,000 equipping the seven new cars with video cameras, radios, graphics and other aftermarket accessories. The other accessories including emergency lights, sirens, prisoner cages, radars, gun mounts and a push bumper. Read More»

PTC condemns property for stormwater improvement project; easements needed short and long-term

In a rare move Thursday, the Peachtree City Council had to condemn small portions of two tracts of land so they could proceed with a stormwater upgrade project in the Wynnmeade subdivision.

There were repeated attempts to contact property owners to no avail, according to City Attorney Ted Meeker.

The tiny spots of land were needed for both temporary and permanent easements to allow for stormwater improvements to prevent property damage downstream. Read More»

Senoia approves new subdivision on Hwy. 16

A development agreement approved last week between Senoia and Senoia 268 LLC paves the way for the future development of the 241-home Fieldstone Estates conservation subdivision which will be located on Ga. Highway 16 West.

The unanimous approval by the city council provides for future development of the 206-acre property that is expected to be the eventual site of 241 homes on lots of up to one-half acre.
Fieldstone Estates will be located on the north side of Hwy. 16 and west of the Cumberland subdivision. Read More»