Tyrone candidates raised $34K for local elections

Required campaign disclosure reports filed with the Georgia Government Transparency and Campaign Finance Commission for the 2011 Tyrone municipal elections show that the races for mayor and two council seats generated a total of more than $34,000 in contributions. Read More»

F’ville tavern owner wants to loosen alcohol, sign restrictions

The recently elected members of the Fayetteville City Council during their campaign run used the idea of potentially relaxing some aspects of the sign ordinance as a way of stimulating business activity. Read More»

WASA to consider robot inspectors

A proposal to use robots for video inspections of Peachtree City’s sewer collection pipes will be considered Monday night by the city’s Water and Sewer Authority.

The benefit is that the robots will allow for the entire sewer system to be inspected over a 15-month period, officials have said. Currently, WASA employs a contractor for video sewer inspections of a much smaller scale.

The authority meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. and is open to the public. The meetings are convened at WASA headquarters located at 1127 Ga. Highway 74 just south of the city’s Baseball and Soccer Complex. Read More»

PTC seeks services from county development authority

Peachtree City may soon have a new economic development staffer through a contract arrangement with the Fayette County Development Authority.

The contract, which would pay FCDA $75,000 for one year in return to compensate for that new employee, was scheduled to be considered Read More»

Audit shows F’ville holding its own

Auditors on Feb. 2 will tell the Fayetteville City Council that the General Fund budget for FY 2011 that ended July 31 shows revenues slightly ahead of expenses. Fayetteville in 2007 anticipated the recession and economic downturn and began making adjustments to personnel and other expenditure area to offset falling revenues.

The Fayetteville General Fund budget accounts for the majority of revenues received and funds expended in the operations of the city, including administration, judicial activities, public safety, public works, housing and development and debt service. Read More»

PTC Council to review repair bids for stormwater pond

Bids to repair a stormwater drainage pond near Robinson and Ebenezer roads will be considered by the Peachtree City Council Thursday night.

The project involves repairing the concrete headwall, which is detached from the outlet pipe and the scour hole at the “toe” of the dam, according to a memo from City Engineer David Borkowski.

The low bidder on the project was Massana Construction from Tyrone at $69,000. The next highest bidder was Crawford Grading and Pipeline at $75,000. Read More»

F’ville Council expected to approve false alarm ordinance, institute fines

It looks as if Fayetteville will get an ordinance aimed at reducing the number of false alarm calls. The City Council on Thursday will hear the second reading of the proposed ordinance and will likely adopt it. The measure also looks to reduce law enforcement costs associated with answering the false alarms since they constituted 80 percent of all alarm calls in 2011. Read More»

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»