$60K upgrade coming for PTC’s Gathering Place

Peachtree City will spend up to $60,000 to remodel the Gathering Place senior citizens center, with the funds coming from a $3 million bond to improve city facilities that was approved late last year. Read More»

PTC to weigh study for Robinson-Redwine intersection

Peachtree City officials are heading back to the drawing board to perhaps scale back an engineering study for improvements to the intersection of Robinson and Redwine roads.

The intersection has a failing level of service for the peak morning hour, primarily due to school traffic, said City Engineer David Borkowski. Read More»

PTC to vote on final bubble cost, Gathering Place renovation

Items added to published City Council agenda Wednesday at 4 p.m.

The Peachtree City Council will consider approval of a final change order for the now-completed bubble enclosure over the Kedron pools at its meeting tomorrow night.

The city will pay between $93,468 and $146,170 to close out the project, according to a city memo published this afternoon just before 4 p.m.

The change order will bring the grand total for the new bubble and air exchange system to $716,754, which is coming from the $3 million facility improvement bond approved by council late last year. Read More»

PTC to OK pact with Fayette County Development Authority

The Peachtree City Council is expected to approve a contract for economic development services with the Fayette County Development Authority at the regular council meeting Thursday night.

The city would give FCDA $75,000 for one year to compensate for the hiring of an employee whose primary responsibility would be “to work with existing businesses and industries in the city so they are best able to grow and expand within the boundaries of the city,” according to the contract.

This option would be in lieu of the city hiring a new economic development coordinator on its own. Read More»

F’ville adopts false alarm ordinance

An ordinance aimed at reducing the number of false alarm calls was adopted unanimously by the Fayetteville City Council on Jan. 2. The ordinance will become effective on April 1 and will include a 30-day grace period during which warnings but no citations will be issued. Read More»

Haddix decries August censure in Rotary address

The mayor’s annual State of the City address is a political tradition in Peachtree City, routinely chocked with the city’s various accomplishments over the previous years and a look at the upcoming year. Read More»

PTC wants public input on future goals

Peachtree City planning officials are preparing to kick off the “One Peachtree City” campaign to gather a significant amount of input on the city’s future goals for the next 10 years and beyond.

The city is preparing to update its comprehensive plan, and wants to hear from a large number and a wide variety of residents. To facilitate that input, the city is planning to host a number of community meetings and smaller focus groups at a variety of times and days in an effort to make it easier for residents to have input. Read More»

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»