WASA receives solid review from auditors

While operating through some of the toughest economic times in history, the Peachtree City Water and Sewerage Authority (PCWASA) has received evidence that its fiscally conservative policies and sound management practices have resulted in a solid financial position for the sewer utility this year. Read More»

Dienhart says he’ll vote ‘no’ on T-SPLOST

Peachtree City Councilwoman Kim Learnard took a few seconds at the end of Thursday’s council meeting to highlight information compiled on the regional Transportation Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (T-SPLOST) that is posted on the city’s website.

While Learnard said she was not advocating one way or the other about the proposed 10-year levy because she feels it’s a decision up to voters, Councilman George Dienhart pointed that that 52 percent of the funds are going for mass transit, which he said has made the project list “controversial.” Read More»

Thanks for helping Fayetteville

Thanks for helping Fayetteville

Fayetteville Main Street Chairman Cam Williams (L) on July 17 acknowledged outgoing board member Mike Hofrichter for his faithful support of downtown Fayetteville. Hofrichter in receiving the acknowledgement thanked the Main Street board for making downtown Fayetteville a special place. Photo/Ben Nelms.

F’ville prepares to trim budget at Thursday meeting

Fayetteville is expected to trim its general fund budget Thursday night in keeping with another year of falling property tax values. The meeting will also see a proposal for a sewer rate increase that will be offset by a nearly equivalent decrease in the sanitation rate. And as for the millage rate and a likely roll-up, those numbers are expected next month. Read More»

Buffer variance OK'd for Lake Mac recreational area

One of the final hurdles has been removed for construction of the recreation area at the new Lake McIntosh reservoir.

The Peachtree City Council Thursday night approved a variance to the city’s water resources protection ordinance, which requires a 100-foot undisturbed buffer and an additional 50-foot impervious buffer from the normal pool elevation of bodies of water.

The final site plan for the recreation area shows that the majority of the amenities will be located in the watershed protection buffer, according to a memo from city staff. Read More»

PTC annexation request pivots on sewer service

Council to vote Thursday whether to proceed to step 2 in process Read More»

Tyrone maintains 13-month reserve despite recession

When it comes to weathering the storm of the economic recession that never seems to end, the safest harbor in these parts is the town of Tyrone. The adoption last week of the 2012-2013 general fund budget totaling $3.629 million was not the standout story. The real news was that the town continues to maintain 13 months of operating reserves despite the recession and shrinking property values.

The real significance that came with the $3.629 General Fund budget was not that it included a $122,845 increase. Read More»

PTC tennis courts to be resurfaced

Peachtree City Community Services Director Jon Rorie bounces a tennis ball off a sample of the new synthetic surface that will be applied at the city’s tennis courts. Photo/John Munford.

Synthetic surface to last longer than traditional asphalt

Repairs are coming for 10 Peachtree City tennis courts in four different places, thanks to a resurfacing project that will cost the city upwards of $230,000.

The courts will be getting a synthetic surface called NovaPro Xtreme, which will have a different bounce compared to the current asphalt-topped courts, Community Services Director Jon Rorie told the Peachtree City Council last week. Read More»

Welcome center renovations on hold for porch repair

Plans to renovate the box office building to add a more robust welcome center at the Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater will be postponed temporarily as the city addresses a foundation issue discovered at the front of the building.

The front porch area is held up by corrugated metal that has degraded over the years due to leaks, and so the porch’s foundation will need to be repaired before work can proceed on the interior renovation, according to city Community Services Director Jon Rorie. Read More»

Copper discharge traced to old Photocircuits building

Shuttered in ‘05, demolition taking place under new ownership
Officials with the Peachtree City Water and Sewer Authority are investigating Read More»

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