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F’ville campaign reports: Candidates say they spent $32K

Some candidates’ disclosures seem to confuse expenses, donations

The final state-required campaign disclosure records for the 2011 Fayetteville municipal elections have been filed by the candidates. Read More»

The wait for the bubble is nearly over

The wait for the bubble is nearly over

The brand-new bubble is up over the Kedron Fieldhouse pools, but it won’t likely be ready for business until Feb. 1 or shortly thereafter, Peachtree City officials have said. The structure is a sight for sore eyes for residents who have missed the chance to swim indoors this winter, including Fayette County’s high school swim teams. Photo/John Munford.

Council OKs 9 new PTC cop cars at $49K each

Outfitting a police car doesn’t come cheap.

Peachtree City will spend $205,000 to outfit its nine new patrol cars with the necessary accoutrements ranging from the emergency lights to customized consoles and laptop mounts. Read More»

Senoia to expand city cemetery

It was a unanimous vote by the Senoia City Council Jan. 23 to approve expansion plans for the city cemetery on Stallings Road. The expansion project will add more than 1,000 grave sites to the existing cemetery. Photo/Ben Nelms.

The limited number of grave sites available at the Senoia Cemetery on Stallings Road will soon be a thing of the past.

The Senoia City Council at the Jan. 23 meeting unanimously approved the development of an additional 2.5 acres to provide more than 1,000 new grave sites. The cost of development will be recouped through the sale of the grave sites.

City Administrator Richard Ferry in making the request said the cemetery currently has about 20 grave site left. Developing an additional 2.5 acres would add another 1,020 sites to the Stallings Road cemetery, Ferry said. Read More»

Senoia to hold retreat in late Feb.

The Senoia City Council will hold its 2012 retreat in late February. The two-day retreat will be open to the public and will be held in north Georgia at the Dillard House in Dillard. The meetings will cover new and existing ordinances, long-term plans for water usage, the structure of city government, parks and economic development.

Mayor Robert Belisle in stating a reason for the retreat to be held out of town said previously that having done so on a previous occasion had resulted in the council producing a substantial amount of work that had been beneficial to the city. Read More»

PTC approves tree removal, gas contracts

If a storm comes and a big tree falls across a cart path in Peachtree City, it doesn’t matter if someone hears it or not.

What matters is getting that tree out of the way, and that’s why the city budgets $45,000 each year for contracted tree removal.

At last week’s city council meeting, the Peachtree City Council approved a contract for tree removal with Valley Crest at a rate of $49 an hour.

Valley Crest undercut the second-lowest bidder, White Meadows Tree Service, by $1, while the other seven bidders ranged from $55.50 an hour to $166.66 an hour. Read More»

PTC picks on-call architect

With $3 million set aside for necessary improvement projects at existing city facilities, Peachtree City has selected an “on-call” architectural firm to provide such services as needed.

Based on a recommendation from city staff, the City Council awarded a contract to Pond and Company since it was the highest-scoring proposal out of the top five proposals submitted.

By using an on-call architect, it will save a considerable amount of time, since the city will not have to issue requests for proposals for each individual project, according to City Manager Jim Pennington. Read More»

Fayetteville moving toward fines for repeat false alarms

If you have a security alarm in your home or business in Fayetteville, this applies to you.

The idea of adopting a false alarm ordinance in Fayetteville moved one step closer to reality Jan. 19. The proposed ordinance with an aim of reducing false alarm calls and reducing law enforcement costs will be up for a second reading and likely vote at the Feb. 2 City Council meeting. False alarms constituted 80 percent of all alarm calls in 2011. Read More»

F’ville buys 2 pivotal tracts for traffic circle, road extension

The Fayetteville  City Council meeting Jan. 19. (L-R) Mickey Edwards, Edward Johnson, Paul Oddo, Mayor Greg Clifton, Walt White and Larry Dell. Photo/Ben Nelms.

The Fayetteville City Council voted unanimously Jan. 19 to acquire the two pivotal pieces of property needed to construct a new road system on the city’s north side that will link Ga. Highway 92 and Hood Avenue on the west to Kathi Avenue and North Jeff Davis Drive to the east. Read More»

New Kedron Fieldhouse pool bubble to make debut soon

Officials hope it will last another 20 years

The new bubble for the Kedron pools is expected to be operational by the end of the month, according to city officials.

The bubble exterior has been delivered and staff is finalizing some issues with the mechanical equipment before it can be erected, officials said.

The project has faced delays and cost overruns because of a number of problems, some of which were discovered prior to construction and others that came to light as
construction progressed after a September start. The initial bid for the project also came in at $96,000 over the initial estimate. Read More»

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