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Robots to inspect PTC sewer network

In a few months, several underground robots will begin inspecting Peachtree City sewer pipes with video cameras thanks to a contract approved by the city’s Water and Sewer Authority with Redzone Robotics.

Over the subsequent 15 months, the robots will provide data on the entire network of sewer pipes, which will help WASA determine its priority list of capital projects.
The 15-month timeline is a big change from the current process of inspecting a small portion of the pipe each year over a 10-year cycle. Read More»

Senoia approves a new 20-year recreation plan

The Senoia City Council at its Feb. 6 meeting unanimously approved the city’s 20-year Parks and Recreation Master Plan designed to address a large volume of issues related to active and passive recreation. The plan was generated after a year of planning, surveys and meetings.

It is an ambitious plan for parks and recreation in Senoia that would add substantially to the family-friendly landscape in coming years. The total cost of the long-range City of Senoia Parks and Recreation Master Plan ws established at $25.9 million. Read More»

Another delay for Kedron pool bubble

A view from inside the bubble at the Kedron Aquatic Center. Photo/Special.

While work has continued on completion of the new bubble over the Kedron pools, another slight delay has reared an ugly head.

This time it’s a matter of waiting for installation of the lighting, which arrived Thursday, and the delivery of a custom carbon monoxide sensor, according to City Engineer David Borkowski.

The carbon monoxide sensor is critical to securing the approval of the fire marshal, Borkowski told the city council Thursday night.

The problem is that these materials are custom made and thus cannot be purchased “off the rack,” Borkowski said. Read More»

Tyrone candidates raised $34K for local elections

Required campaign disclosure reports filed with the Georgia Government Transparency and Campaign Finance Commission for the 2011 Tyrone municipal elections show that the races for mayor and two council seats generated a total of more than $34,000 in contributions. Read More»

F’ville tavern owner wants to loosen alcohol, sign restrictions

The recently elected members of the Fayetteville City Council during their campaign run used the idea of potentially relaxing some aspects of the sign ordinance as a way of stimulating business activity. Read More»

WASA to consider robot inspectors

A proposal to use robots for video inspections of Peachtree City’s sewer collection pipes will be considered Monday night by the city’s Water and Sewer Authority.

The benefit is that the robots will allow for the entire sewer system to be inspected over a 15-month period, officials have said. Currently, WASA employs a contractor for video sewer inspections of a much smaller scale.

The authority meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. and is open to the public. The meetings are convened at WASA headquarters located at 1127 Ga. Highway 74 just south of the city’s Baseball and Soccer Complex. Read More»

PTC seeks services from county development authority

Peachtree City may soon have a new economic development staffer through a contract arrangement with the Fayette County Development Authority.

The contract, which would pay FCDA $75,000 for one year in return to compensate for that new employee, was scheduled to be considered Read More»

Audit shows F’ville holding its own

Auditors on Feb. 2 will tell the Fayetteville City Council that the General Fund budget for FY 2011 that ended July 31 shows revenues slightly ahead of expenses. Fayetteville in 2007 anticipated the recession and economic downturn and began making adjustments to personnel and other expenditure area to offset falling revenues.

The Fayetteville General Fund budget accounts for the majority of revenues received and funds expended in the operations of the city, including administration, judicial activities, public safety, public works, housing and development and debt service. Read More»

PTC Council to review repair bids for stormwater pond

Bids to repair a stormwater drainage pond near Robinson and Ebenezer roads will be considered by the Peachtree City Council Thursday night.

The project involves repairing the concrete headwall, which is detached from the outlet pipe and the scour hole at the “toe” of the dam, according to a memo from City Engineer David Borkowski.

The low bidder on the project was Massana Construction from Tyrone at $69,000. The next highest bidder was Crawford Grading and Pipeline at $75,000. Read More»

F’ville Council expected to approve false alarm ordinance, institute fines

It looks as if Fayetteville will get an ordinance aimed at reducing the number of false alarm calls. The City Council on Thursday will hear the second reading of the proposed ordinance and will likely adopt it. The measure also looks to reduce law enforcement costs associated with answering the false alarms since they constituted 80 percent of all alarm calls in 2011. Read More»