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F’ville eyes fines for false alarms

The Fayetteville City Council at its Jan. 19 meeting will hear the first reading of a false alarm ordinance. The proposed ordinance was first considered last summer but was tabled for further review. The need for the ordinance is said to come from the fact that 80 percent of calls result in false alarms.

Fayetteville Police Dept. spokesman Steve Crawshaw said response to alarm calls represents a significant expenditure of police resources. Read More»

In 3-2 vote, Tyrone Mayor Dial to replace Steele on ARC

Tyrone Mayor Eric Dial. File photo from November 2011.

The defeat of former Fayetteville Mayor Ken Steele in November’s election insured that Fayette County’s cities would have a new representative sitting on the board of the Atlanta Regional Commission.

And with a split 3-2 vote Monday from Fayette’s five mayors, new Tyrone Mayor Eric Dial was elected to the position over Peachtree City Mayor Don Haddix.

Voting for Dial were Brooks Mayor Dan Langford Jr., Gary Laggis of Woolsey and Dial himself. Voting for Haddix were new Fayetteville mayor Greg Clifton and Haddix himself.
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Kroger wins ‘wine tasting’ exception from city council

Restaurants, convenience stores shut out by ordinance

Peachtree City wine aficionados get ready: the Kroger grocery company is preparing to offer wine tasting events, which won a sanction from the City Council Thursday night.

The ordinance forbids wine tasting at stores selling package liquor, and it seemingly eliminates wine tasting events at convenience stores by requiring an area “that is separated from the retail area of the premises by walls or other partitions that prohibit pedestrian traffic through the wine tasting area.” Read More»

PTC keeps control over TDK extension

Citizens worried about a possible resurrection of the TDK Boulevard extension from south Peachtree City into Coweta County can rest a lot easier now.

The Fayette County Commission has backed off its plans to condemn a city-owned tract northeast of the city airport that could have opened the door to the road.

Thursday night, the Peachtree City Council approved a land swap with the county that will allow it to retain land in the path of the proposed road extension. Read More»

PTC adds 9 cop cars, subtracts 17 older models

Peachtree City police will be getting nine new patrol cars with a different badge on the front. Read More»

Grant to pay $136K for heart monitors

Peachtree City has won a $136,000 grant to purchase four new cardiac monitors for its four ambulances.

In doing so, the city can wipe some $38,000 it had planned to spend each of the next four years on financing the equipment.

The city will need to chip in $15,200 this year, but that may be achieved by getting trade-in value for its current cardiac monitors, said Assistant Fire Chief Joe O’Conor.

Otherwise, the fire department will absorb the cost from its budget for the current year. Read More»

Sturbaum honored for service on PTC Council

Mayor Don Haddix (L) watches as former Peachtree City Councilman Doug Sturbaum thanks residents who trusted him to serve. New Councilman George Dienhart (R) watches behind Sturbaum. Photo/John Munford.

For his going-away present Thursday night, former Peachtree City Councilman Doug Sturbaum asked his cohorts to ditch the plaque.

Instead, they honored his request for a “gift”: an armload of books to donate to the Peachtree City Library.

But saying goodbye wouldn’t be easy for Sturbaum, as he broke down in tears after thanking Haddix and his fellow councilmates.

Coming in for the save was council member Kim Learnard, who explained how serving on council meant very much to Sturbaum, and by extension to all council members. Read More»

Regime change on F'ville Council as mayor, 2 new councilmen are sworn in

The main event at the Jan. 5 meeting of the Fayetteville City Council will come before the meeting ever begins with the swearing-in of Greg Clifton as mayor along with new council members Ed Johnson and Mickey Edwards. As for the meeting itself, many of the items pertain to council appointments and will be tabled. As for the swearing-in, it will begin at 6:20 p.m. in the council chambers. Read More»

Senoia completes long-range recreation plan

It is an ambitious plan for parks and recreation in Senoia that would add substantially to the family-friendly landscape in coming years. The draft of the city’s 20-year Recreation Master Plan has been completed and is available on the city’s website. As conceived, the total cost of the long-range plan was established at $25.9 million. Read More»

PTC Council to consider wine tasting rule, sale of road

Peachtree City retailers who sell package beer and wine may soon have the option of hosting wine tasting events.

An ordinance has been drafted by city staff that would allow wine tastings at establishments that already offer package beer and wine sales. Last month, a representative of the Kroger grocery company asked for the ordinance, saying that Kroger has had success in building wine sales through tasting events.

The City Council is expected to vote on the ordinance at its first meeting Thursday night. Read More»