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»

Horse lover presses F’ville for animal protection law

Milton resident Tim Enloe at the Fayetteville City Council. Photo/Ben Nelms.

The Fayetteville City Council on Dec. 5 heard a different type of presentation, one that asked for council members to support the attempt to have state legislation called “Liberty’s Law” adopted. The initiative would afford greater protection for horses from those who abuse them.

Milton resident Tim Enloe in the presentation said the goal of Liberty’s Law is to prevent the abuse and harassment of horses while promoting and protecting the equestrian lifestyle in Georgia. Read More»

Budget crunch looms for new PTC mayor

Mayor-elect Vanessa Fleisch. Photo/John Munford.

Last week’s runoff election for the mayor’s post in Peachtree City ended with current Councilwoman Vanessa Fleisch wrapping up the win with 72 percent of the vote over challenger and former Mayor Harold Logsdon.

Fleisch earlier on election day had arranged to meet with city staff the next day on the offhand chance she might win, and thus her unofficial work as mayor had begun.

Fleisch will be the city’s first female mayor. The city has not yet certified the election results and Fleisch won’t be installed as mayor until Jan. 1. Read More»

Mayor-elect Fleisch looks to ‘new day’ for PTC

Peachtree City mayor-elect Vanessa Fleisch celebrated with supporters at Grazing Here Tuesday night. Photo/Special.

With a resounding 72 percent of the vote in Tuesday’s runoff election, Vanessa Fleisch will become Peachtree City’s first woman mayor on Jan. 1.

Fleisch handily beat challenger and former mayor Harold Logsdon, who made it into the runoff with the second-most votes in the field of five candidates to force the runoff.

A jubilant Fleisch was all smiles and hugs with campaign supporters at what turned out to be her victory party Tuesday. That evening, she revealed that she already had made plans to have meetings with city staff members on Wednesday on the chance she might win. Read More»

Developer to pay Senoia back for city-funded path

An updated development agreement approved Monday by the Senoia City Council will have the city reimbursed for the cost of installing a multi-use path along Rockaway Road from Heritage Pointe subdivision to the Eddie Couch bridge.

Developer Scarbrough and Rolader Development LLC will pay $1,500 for each residential lot sold in Phase 2 until the project cost of more than $400,000 is met. Read More»

Senoia pitches $2.8M budget with revenue on the upswing

Senoia residents Monday night heard the first reading of the proposed FY 2014 general fund that totals $2.482 million. The increase in revenues from FY 2013 is due largely to factors such as the small increase in residential construction. The budget is expected to be adopted Dec. 16.

City Administrator Richard Ferry said the FY 2013 revenues of $2.280 million are expected to increase to $2.482 million in FY 2014, a difference of approximately $202,000. Read More»

PTC Council eyes Wynnmade condemnation for drainage

PTC Council eyes Wynnmade condemnation for drainage

For the first time in a long time, the Peachtree City Council is expected to use the power of eminent domain Thursday night, in a small way at least.

The city is in need of stormwater easements at two homes on Wynnmeade Parkway on the city’s west side, but the property owners on both tracts have not responded to the city’s repeated attempts to contact them about the matter, according to City Attorney Ted Meeker. Read More»