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»

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»

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