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DOT changes speed limit on Hwy. 74 south near post office

Speed limit signs have been moved on Ga. Highway 74 south as a result of a speed study conducted by the Georgia Department of Transportation, city officials have said.

With the new signs, southbound traffic will see a speed limit increase from 40 mph to 50 mph near the post office, and northbound traffic will see a speed limit decrease from 50 mph to 40 mph as they get closer to the intersection of Ga. highways 54 and 74.

The city looked into the matter after a resident inquired about the removal of one of the 50 mph signs near the campus of NCR, city officials said. Read More»

PTC Council tells owner, ‘Deck can stay, but extension must go’

PTC grants rare rear setback variance

A resident in the Hunter’s Glen subdivision in Peachtree City must remove a recent extension to his rear deck because it encroaches onto another resident’s property.

However, the city council has granted a variance that will allow Robert Stratton to keep the original covered deck, even though it encroaches 15 feet into the rear setback. The contractors who built the original deck 15 years ago, and also the recent deck extension, never sought a building permit, a process which almost certainly would have caught the error. Read More»

PTC warning: don’t ‘brown bag’ your booze at local businesses

Peachtree City officials are warning residents that it remains illegal to bring their own alcohol to city establishments, a process known as “brown bagging.”

City ordinance forbids anyone bringing their own alcohol to any business that provides food or entertainment, officials said. There is one notable exception: Read More»

Senoia, Palmetto to see contested races

Qualifying is over and up next for voters in Senoia and Palmetto is choosing who will represent them for the next four years. Voters in Senoia’s contested races will decide on two City Council seats while those in Palmetto will decide on candidates for mayor and two council seats. The qualifying period resulted in no contested races in Sharpsburg.

Senoia voters in November will decide on two council positions. Read More»

F’ville adopts rollback millage

The Fayetteville City Council as expected at the Aug. 18 meeting approved a combined general fund and capital projects rollback millage rate of 3.441 mills, a two-hundredths of 1 percent decrease over last year. The council also approved a sign variance for the new LongHorn Steakhouse restaurant being constructed on Ga. Highway 85 south of the Fayette Pavilion.

The council approved a general fund millage rate of 2.691 mills and a capital projects rate of .75 mills for a total of 3.441 mills. Read More»

Sany revealed as recipient of $50,000 jobs grant from PTC

Sany America will be the recipient of a job credit for as much as $50,000 under a resolution approved recently by the Peachtree City Council. When the resolution was approved by council Aug. 25, it did not list Sany as the beneficiary of the “job creation grant.” Read More»

PTC shutters rec administration building

New director named, staff shuffled in reorganization

The downsizing of staff at Peachtree City’s recreation department has led to the closing of the city’s recreation administration building, effective Tuesday.

Instead, the city’s recreation staff will be located at both the Kedron Fieldhouse and Read More»

PTC wants MacDuff Parkway extension funding

Move would restore project to regional tax list

Peachtree City is hoping to slip the extension of MacDuff Parkway back onto a list for funding via a potential regional sales tax.

The project is seen as a potential bypass around the intersection of Ga. highways 54 and 74 for residents living off MacDuff Parkway, and potentially for commuters going through Peachtree City into western Coweta County. The road would be extended from its current terminus northward, with a bridge over the CSX railroad, to link with Old Senoia Road and ultimately Ga. Highway 74 north. Read More»

PTC to get grant for ‘film tour’ trolley?

Peachtree City’s Convention and Visitor’s Bureau is applying for a grant to fund the purchase of a trolley that will be used for a “film tour” of the various filming locations of television shows and movies that have taken place both here and in Coweta County.

CVB has put $20,000 in its budget for the trolley, which will not be used if the state grant doesn’t come to fruition,

CVB Chairman Kai Wolter told the city council Thursday night. Read More»

Feeling political heat, PTC may downsize vehicle fleet

Peachtree City officials are exploring ways to downsize the city’s vehicle fleet, particularly in an effort to ditch gas-guzzlers in favor of more economical vehicles. The move comes after several critical letters to the editor in The Citizen and multiple emails to city officials. Read More»

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