Will there be a cart path to Senoia?

A potential cart path linking Peachtree City and Senoia will be discussed by the Peachtree City Council Thursday night.

Peachtree City staff will present a conceptual route, proposed connections and costs along with funding sources to council. Staff wants a decision from council on the potential to draft an inter-governmental agreement with Senoia and how to allocate funding, or to decline the request.

The Senoia City Council at its meeting Monday night had the item on the agenda for discussion purposes only. Read More»

PTC vote: 54W light, Planterra link

Recent view of evening traffic backed up on Planterra Parkway awaiting entrance onto Ga. Highway 54. Photo/Special.

Road connection to be opposed by subdivision residents who say cut-through traffic is bad enough already

Thursday night the Peachtree City Council will consider a request to apply for a new traffic light on Ga. Highway 54 West at Line Creek Drive to serve a new shopping center.

The city acknowledges that the new light will likely make the city’s worst traffic problem even worse, but officials contend that improved safety may make it a worthwhile tradeoff.

The same “Overlook” shopping center also will be the subject of a related but controversial proposal up for consideration Thursday: to allow the developer to link an access road from the shopping center to Planterra Way. Read More»

PTC setting Friday Feb. 28 for city court make-up day

Just because Peachtree City Municipal Court had to close for the snow Wednesday doesn’t mean defendants who were slated to appear will get a free pass. Read More»

Tyrone mayor: crime down, economy up

Tyrone Mayor Eric Dial delivered the 2014 State of the Town address at the Jan. 16 meeting of the town council. Pictured from left are Councilman Ken Matthews, Dial, Councilman Ryan Housley and Councilwoman Linda Howard. Present at the meeting but not pictured was Councilman Gloria Furr. Photo/Special.

It was a look behind and a look ahead for Tyrone Mayor Eric Dial as he delivered the 2014 State of the Town address at the Jan. 16 meeting of the Tyrone Town Council. Dial suggested that conditions that led to a successful 2013 are in place to make 2014 a time of increased opportunity.

Beginning with the year just ended, Dial said the town government’s pledges during 2013 included the battle to protect Tyrone Elementary School from closure. Read More»

PTC police urge caution with peddlers

Peachtree City Police are cautioning local residents to be careful in dealing with door-to-door sales solicitors and telemarketing phone calls, since they provide opportunities for residents to be victimized. Read More»

PTC honors state volleyball champs

PTC honors state volleyball champs

Members of the state championship McIntosh volleyball team were honored with a special proclamation at the most recent Peachtree City Council meeting. From left are Mayor Vanessa Fleisch, Head Coach Wendy Weaver, Assistant Coach Meredith Bragg, players Miara Bryant, Kassandra Robert and Maddison Scruggs, manager Salman Rahim and player Liana Dejourdan. Not pictured were Rhana Mitchell, Rhegan Mitchell, Paige Wooten, Abbi Schelkopf, Abbie Duke, Zoey Labonte, Grace Frieze, Mollie Michel and manager Chris Pratt. Photo/John Munford.

Cold weather leads to Senoia water main break

Frigid temperatures Friday morning played havoc with a water line in downtown Senoia. But the break was quickly repaired and the intersection reopened by 11 a.m.

City Manager Richard Ferry said the 8-inch water main at the intersection of Main Street and Seavy Street broke during the night and was first reported at approximately 6:30 a.m. on Friday.

City crews responded, determining the location of the break and making the needed repairs. The work was completed at approximately 11a.m., Ferry said. Read More»

F’ville may hike hotel-motel tax

F’ville may hike hotel-motel tax

Fayetteville is looking at mimicking other Georgia cities by increasing the tax on hotel and motel rooms up to 8 percent compared to the current 5 percent rate. The measure will have to receive approval from the Ga. General Assembly before the increase can be considered.

Director of Community Development Brian Wismer at the Jan. 16 meeting said the current rate of 5 percent on rooms was set in 2001. The legislature in 2008 paved the way for rates to increase to 8 percent, said Wismer. Read More»

F’ville vote for Pye Lake watershed?

The Fayetteville City Council on Jan. 16 took the first step in establishing a watershed district on the south side of Pye Lake designed to help resolve issues with future stormwater runoff. An evaluation is underway to determine if any action is required to deal with the increased flow rate in the tributary that flows into Pye Lake while the proposed ordinance to create the watershed district will deal with future flow rates. The council could vote on the new watershed district ordinance at the Feb. 6 meeting. Read More»

54W corridor study gets $70K from PTC Council

City Manager Jim Pennington (L) said the corridor study would be good for the city in the long run. City Clerk Betsy Tyler is in the right background. Photo/John Munford.

A $70,000 corridor study to gauge future improvements for traffic-choked Ga. Highway 54 West was approved Thursday night on a 3-2 vote of the Peachtree City Council.

Councilman Eric Imker strenuously objected to the study, saying it was too expensive and that the city should wait and see the benefit of a traffic signal timing improvement project that should be operational by April. Read More»