PTC seniors offered property tax ‘discount’

If you’re over 65, own your home and are willing to fill out a little extra paperwork this year, Peachtree City will knock $33 off your property tax bill.

The age cutoff date is Jan. 1, 2012, and applicants must also have already applied for the standard homestead tax exemption through the Fayette County Tax Commissioner’s Office.

Another catch is that the household income must be less than $30,000, calculated on the federal adjusted gross income of the applicant and his or her spouse. Read More»

PTC police seek applicants for citizens academy class starting up March 13

The Peachtree City Police Department is seeking applicants for its upcoming Citizens Police Academy, which will meet Tuesday nights from March 13 through May 15.

Participants will get to learn about the wide range of duties handled by the department, as the class will be taught by experienced police officers.

The class is free but space is limited to the first 30 selected applicants. Applicants must be at least 18 and either a city resident, local business owner or a city employee. Read More»

F’ville starts buying land for $9.1M rerouting

The beginning of a resolution to the idea of helping streamline the traffic flow on the north side of downtown Fayetteville will be up for consideration by the City Council Jan. 19 with two land acquisition proposals that would eventually extend Kathi Avenue and tie it in with Hood Avenue at North Glynn Street.

The overall project would also connect Kathi Avenue to North Jeff Davis Drive to the east. If approved, the local SPLOST-funded project could be underway in early 2013. Read More»

PTC Council to get update on MacDuff Parkway cart tunnel

A long-awaited cart path for a tunnel underneath MacDuff Parkway in Peachtree City may be inching closer to fruition.

The status of the project will be discussed Thursday night by the Peachtree City Council.

The tunnel has been without a planned path leading eastward toward the retail area along Ga. Highway 54 West. Part of the reason for the delay on the project is that a firm commitment was never received from the owner of the retail development, according to city staff. Read More»

F’ville to consider fines for repeat false alarms

It may be time for those with alarm systems in Fayetteville to make sure they are in good working order. A proposed ordinance coming before the City Council on Jan. 19 would require the registration of alarm systems and would impose penalties for false alarm responses by police. Read More»

WASA looks at robots for sewer inspections

Underground robots might be coming soon to Peachtree City.

Although a final decision hasn’t yet been made, the city’s Water and Sewer Authority is exploring a proposal to have semi-autonomous robots conduct video camera inspections of sewer pipes.

The benefit of the proposal from Redzone Robotics is that it will allow the rest of the city’s sewer pipes to be inspected over a 15-month period. That’s a big change from the current process of inspecting a small portion of the pipe each year over a 10-year cycle. Read More»

New councilman comes aboard PTC Council

New councilman comes aboard PTC Council

New Peachtree City Councilman George Dienhart (L) was joined by his family Jan. 5 as he was sworn into office by Mayor Don Haddix. Dienhart takes the place of former post 2 Councilman Doug Sturbaum, who declined to run for re-election. Photo/John Munford.

Senoia changes fishing rules, mayor pro tem arrangement

It may not have been the most action-filled meeting, but the Senoia City Council on Jan. 9 took care of business relating to the fishing ordinance and adjusted the length of service of the mayor pro tem.

The council made an adjustment to the ordinance governing fishing at Marimac Lakes Park. The previous ordinance permitted fishing from May through September but council members voted to have the lake open for fishing throughout the year. Read More»

PTC saves $100K on litter pickup

The volunteers of Keep Peachtree City Beautiful are now doing more than helping free the city of litter and rubbish.

Now the organization is helping the city’s bottom line, too. To the tune of about $100,000. Read More»

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»

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