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»

Dogs 1, neighbors 0

Autumn Glen subdivision resident Carolyn Cary addresses council members. Photo/Ben Nelms.

F’ville backs off muzzling dog barking

The idea of imposing additional restrictions on animal shelters and commercial kennels went by the wayside Jan. 2 when the Fayetteville City Council voted unanimously to eliminate proposed measures related to the number of dogs at a facility and other requirements such as the use of noise abatement materials. Still in play and under review is the city’s noise ordinance.
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Brick sidewalks for Stonewall Avenue

A federally-funded streetscape project designed to make downtown Fayetteville more accessible to pedestrians along Stonewall Avenue was approved last week by the Fayetteville City Council.

The streetscape project on the north and south sides of Stonewall Avenue will connect Braxton Court to the downtown area and will add sidewalks, landscaping and historic-looking streetlights. Read More»

Fayetteville’s 2 new council members are sworn in

Fayetteville’s 2 new council members are sworn in

In photo at right, wife Marcy Williams (center) looks on as newly elected Fayetteville Councilman Jim Williams is sworn in Jan. 2 by Fayette County Superior Court Judge Fletcher Sams (R). Williams holds the Post 4 seat on the council.

In photo below, newly elected Post 3 Councilman Scott Stacy (L) is joined by his wife Gloria on Jan. 2 as Judge Sams administers the oath of office in the Fayetteville City Council chambers. Photos/Ben Nelms. Read More»

PTC kicks off year with new mayor, new councilman

Joined by her sons John and Christian, along with her husband Michael, new Peachtree City Mayor Vanessa Fleisch takes the oath of office Thursday as she was sworn in by Georgia Appeals Court Judge Carla McMillian (R). Photo/John Munford.

In front of a fairly packed house at City Hall, Vanessa Fleisch took her oath of office, becoming the first woman mayor in Peachtree City and Fayette County history.

A good chunk of the crowd was also there to support new Peachtree City Councilman Terry Ernst, including a strong contingent of his fellow police officers. Ernst had a lengthy post-military career with the Peachtree City Police Department, working his way up to captain before his position was eliminated along with two other captains’ positions last year.
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