City

No tax hike for PTC’s $27M budget

Peachtree City residents won’t see their city taxes increase this year.

The city council adopted a $27.4 million budget Thursday along with a millage rate the same as last year: 6.384. That means that a handful of residents who have seen their fair market value decline will actually notice a tax decrease on their property tax bill this year.

The budget is some $238,304 higher than last year, and due to declining property values the city will get by with about $200,000 less in property tax revenue compared to the current year, city officials said. Read More»

PTC borrows $3 million for facility fixes

Low bond interest rate helps city increase scope of work

Peachtree City will be hitting the bond market to raise $3 million for a host of critical improvement projects at city facilities.

The city is using a facilities authority to issue the bonds on its behalf. Read More»

Senoia adds projects for 1-cent sales tax extension

It was a look a Senoia’s future needs that led to the Aug. 15 vote by the City Council to approve a number of projects to be included in a larger countywide project list that would extend Coweta County’s current 1-cent sales tax. The $3.12 million list was forwarded to the Coweta County Commission and will be included in the larger list expected to go before voters in 2012. Read More»

Senoia puts Sunday package sales on Nov. ballot

The idea of allowing packaged alcohol sales on Sundays in Senoia will be up to voters on Nov. 8. The Senoia City Council Aug. 15 adopted an ordinance paving the way for the referendum that could allow Sunday package sales of beer and wine.

The ordinance stipulates that, if approved by voters, Sunday sales between 12:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. could begin on Nov. 20.

The council in June addressed the potential for the Sunday sale of packaged alcohol, voting 3-1 to have a proposed ordinance drawn up for the council’s consideration in August. Read More»

Fayetteville sets lower millage rate, expects lower tax digest

It is the time of year to set the millage rate, which determines how much money you will owe this fall on your property tax bill.

The Fayetteville City Council on Aug. 18 is expected to adopt a combined general fund and capital projects millage rate that will equal a two-one-hundreths percent decrease in the rollback millage rate of 3.442 mills.

The council will also hear that the city’s tax digest — the value of all taxable property — fell by 5.86 percent from last year. Read More»

Deadline nears for would-be PTC Council candidates

Crunch time is around the corner for those pondering a run for either of the two Peachtree City council posts that are up for election in November.

The qualifying period starting at 8:30 p.m. Monday, August 29 at City Hall, running during regular business hours through 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 2.

Up for election this year are the Post 1 seat currently held by Eric Imker and the Post 2 seat currently held by Doug Sturbaum. Read More»

PTC’s Development Authority meets Mon. night to ponder future projects, going out of business

The Development Authority of Peachtree City will hold a special called meeting this Monday (Aug. 15) at 5 p.m., and it just might turn out to be its last. Read More»

PTC to beef up tree removal rules

Would give city ability to deny tree removal permits

At the request of the city council, Peachtree City is preparing a stronger tree removal ordinance that will provide the ability for the city to deny tree removal on personal property in some circumstances. Read More»

F’ville eyes charging for security system false alarms

The Fayetteville City Council in the coming months will be considering an ordinance to address the large number of false activations generated by alarm systems throughout the city. Nearly 83 percent of alarm calls in 2010 were false alarms.

Fayetteville Police spokesman Steve Crawshaw said the city is working to develop an ordinance to address the large number of false alarm calls answered by officers. Read More»

PTC says ‘No’ to any more big box stores on 54W

With city refusing to sell street to developer, plans undergo shrinkage

In a surprise move, the Peachtree City Council has withdrawn the possibility of selling Line Creek Court and Line Creek Circle to accommodate a shopping center off Ga. Highway 54 West directly across from the Best Buy store. Read More»