PTC disc golf course to close for renovations

Peachtree City’s disc golf course will be closed for renovations starting April 22, officials said.

Local Boy Scout Alan Bowers will refurbish the tee boxes and will remove the baskets so they can be sandblasted, powder coated and reinstalled, city officials said.

The course is located across Willowbend Road from City Hall adjacent to the First Presbyterian and First Baptist church campuses along Ga. Highway 54. Nestled in the woods, it may be one of the stealthiest recreation opportunities in Peachtree City.

The renovations are expected to be complete by May 27. Read More»

ONE PTC campaign kicks off Sunday

Peachtree City is gearing up for the future, and officials are hoping for a significant amount of public input to help shape the vision.

This Sunday the ONE Peachtree City planning campaign will kickoff at City Hall from 2-4 p.m. in the new community room on the lower level.

The process is a visioning exercise as the city looks at what the future holds for residential and commercial development, redevelopment issues, and more as the city continues to evolve. Read More»

F’ville moves toward sign rules changes

Changes are coming to the Fayetteville sign ordinance. The City Council on April 5 heard the first reading of a proposed ordinance change that will give businesses the ability to enhance the way they advertise by altering the way square footage is calculated and, in some cases, allowing two wall signs instead of the one now permitted.

The proposed changes were initially discussed at the City Council retreat held on March 9. Read More»

3-to-2 council votes in F’ville to oust holdover board members

Fayetteville Mayor Greg Clifton at a recent council meeting. Photo/Ben Nelms.

The political realignment last November that installed three new members of the Fayetteville City Council played out last week in three veteran members of city boards being expelled in 3-to-2 votes and three new members voted in by the same margin.

Out are longtime Planning Commissioner Allan Feldman, Main Street Tourism board member Mike Hofrichter and Downtown Development Authority board member Al Hovey-King.

In are Kenneth Collins, Emily Poole and Mickey Edwards, respectively. Read More»

PTC scraps $1M in no-bid contracts

Work opened up to other firms for computers, tech services

No-bid contracts to purchase and install computer equipment for $472,909, and a potential $665,136 for three years of computer services from the same firm, were scrapped by the Peachtree City Council Thursday night. Instead, the city will Read More»

PTC recognizes WWII event at Falcon Field

PTC recognizes WWII event at Falcon Field

Members of the local Dixie Wing of the Commemorative Air Force were recognized at Thursday’s Peachtree City Council meeting for their upcoming annual World War II Heritage Days event April 14-15. Mayor Don Haddix read a proclamation honoring the Dixie Wing for its work on the project, which is dedicated to re-creating the World War II experience in sights, sounds and educational presentations in honor of those who served in the military campaign. Look for a special editorial section for the Heritage Days in the Wednesday edition of The Citizen. Photo/John Munford.

PTC OK’s $203K for tennis center repairs

Fast-track urged for court fixes at other locations in city

Peachtree City staff is putting the finishing touches on a list of improvements to be funded with the remaining revenues from a $3 million facilities improvement bond issued several months ago.

At Thursday’s city council meeting, a proposal to repair the roof over the covered courts at the tennis center and also fix the facility’s HVAC problems was approved at a cost of $203,000.

The cost represented a $32,000 savings from the original staff proposal because of trims recommended by work from City Engineer David Borkowski, said Community Services Director Jon Rorie. Read More»

Dividend Drive to get full-depth repair instead of cheaper resurfacing

Peachtree City has selected a longer-lasting approach to repave Dividend Drive, the main artery in the city’s industrial park.

It will cost $1.4 million to redo the whole road, but city staff was skeptical of a cheaper job to patch problem sections instead. The patch job could have damaged the adjacent “good” sections of pavement.

Moreover, an engineering study of the underside of the road determined that there is no adequate base layer under some sections of the road, staff reported. Read More»

Control barriers to be added for Senoia parades

The Senoia City Council voted April 2 to institute a measure designed to provide additional safety for the large crowds that regularly attend venues such as the parades on Memorial Day and at Christmas. The council approved the expenditure of up to $8,000 to purchase crowd control barriers that will line the parade route on Main Street.

City Administrator Richard Ferry in recommending the purchase of the barriers commented that the number of people attending the parades continues to increase while some of the floats are getting larger. Read More»

Senoia accepts bid on cemetery project

There are only 10 lots left at the Senoia Cemetery. A move by the Senoia City Council at the April 2 meeting is expected to lead to a lower contract price to accommodate the cemetery’s expansion that would provide more than 1,000 additional grave sites.

The council agreed to accept the $84,857 low bid by Catos Contracting with the understanding that City Administrator Richard Ferry would work with the company to look at various value engineering aspects of the project that could lead to a re-negotiated cost. Read More»

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