EEOC warns PTC Police Chief Clark: Stop intimidating witnesses

Peachtree City Police Chief H.C. "Skip" Clark. File photo.

‘... [T]he Commission has reason to believe that you may be engaging in conduct which has the effect of controlling or intimidating witnesses who could be required to testify during (the) investigation.’ Read More»

PTC wants input on lake dredging options

With several options for dredging Lake Peachtree on the table, the Peachtree City Council wants to get public input before proceeding with a course of action.

The Fayette County Water System, which uses the city-owned lake as a water source, is contractually obligated to dredge out silt every 10 years, and a recent survey showed about 65,000 cubic yards need to be removed, according to city public works director Mark Caspar. Read More»

Haddix won't pay back $10K

Peachtree City Mayor Don Haddix has declined a request from his fellow council members to repay nearly $10,000 in taxpayer money that was spent to cover his legal bills in a libel lawsuit filed against him personally, not in his capacity as mayor.

In response, council members directed City Attorney Ted Meeker to write an appeal to the city’s risk management company, asking it to reverse Read More»

It's a dirty job but ... Some robot’s got to do it

One worker lowers the Solo Unmanned Inspection Robot into a PCWASA manhole on Kedron Drive as another worker prepares to collect data on the condition of the Authority’s sewer system. Photo/Special.

Some things are crawling through the sewer pipes in Peachtree City. Maybe even in your neighborhood.

But don’t be afraid. These robots are here to help, as they are inspecting the quality of the pipes and finding problems that will ultimately need to be addressed by the Peachtree City Water and Sewer Authority.

The robots, operated by RedZone Robotics of Pittsburgh, Penn., maneuver via a tread instead of wheels, and they have lights and cameras on either end. Read More»

F’ville staff recommend selling city water system to Fayette

The Fayetteville City Council on May 17 will take a look at the possible sale of the city’s water system to Fayette County. The idea for the potential sale came out of the council’s March retreat and is financially-driven. Read More»

Mayor Haddix’s libel legal bill paid for by PTC taxpayers

Peachtree City taxpayers have paid nearly $10,000 in legal fees incurred by Mayor Don Haddix last year when he was sued for writing in an email to a city employee that former Mayor Harold Logsdon “drank a lot and came to meetings part drunk.”

Logsdon filed the suit last May against Haddix personally and not in Haddix’s official capacity as mayor. A settlement was reached in December as Haddix issued an apology. Read More»

PTC hikes rec participant fees

Expected to raise $124K for additional facility maintenance

To help offset facility maintenance costs, Peachtree City has enacted a significant increase to its the per-participant charge to youth and adult sports associations.

That means that for each season, sports associations will pay the city a $15 fee for each city resident signed up to play, a $25 fee for each county resident signed up to play, and a $50 fee for each out of county resident signed up to play.

The fees were previously set at $5 for city residents, $10 for county residents and $25 for each out of county resident. Read More»

Tyrone responds to residents’ suit over gun shop

A recent suit brought by eight Southampton subdivision residents and one business owner in the adjacent Southampton Village shopping center has received a response from Tyrone over a rezoning that allowed a proposed gun shop and indoor shooting range to locate in the retail center.

In the response town attorney Dennis Davenport included three defense statements. The first noted that the residents in their filing failed to state a claim upon which relief may be granted. Read More»

PTC OK’s changes at City Hall, will create budget savings

To save money, Peachtree City is leaving its administrative services director position vacant and also eliminating a full-time customer service representative at City Hall.

The latter will be replaced by two part-time employees working the front desk at City Hall. The result of that move is a savings of $19,415, according to city staff estimates. Read More»

PTC may double stormwater fees

Peachtree City officials are talking about the potential for doubling annual stormwater fees to handle some $8.2 million in future capital projects. That means residential property owners would be paying between $63 and $142 a year, up from the current range of $32 to $72. Read More»

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