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»

Tyrone voting location changes to library

Tyrone residents accustomed to using the Tyrone First Baptist Church as their voting location will begin using the Tyrone library instead beginning in 2012. The Tyrone Town Council on Dec. 15 voted unanimously to move the location to the library after a complaint was filed with the state questioning whether a sign placed on the church during the Nov. 8 election that encouraged citizens to vote against the alcohol referendum might have violated state law. Read More»

Traffic alert: Peachtree Parkway N. near Peninsula

Peachtree Parkway north may be limited to one lane of traffic for several days as crews are repairing a water main break near The Peninsula neighborhood, according to Peachtree City officials.

As of 2 p.m. today the county's contractor was on-site to handle repairs. Motorists are urged to avoid the area if possible.

Those who must drive that way should use caution, city officials recommend.

Horgan: County not resurrecting TDK road extension to Coweta

The Fayette County Commission wants full ownership of a Peachtree City-owned 1.7-acre tract just south of Lake McIntosh to provide permanent access to the lake’s amenities in the area, according to Commissioner Robert Horgan. Read More»

Senoia adopts 2012 budget

The Senoia City Council on Dec. 19 adopted the 2012 General Fund budget totaling $2.3 million. The budget represents an increase of nearly $200,000 over 2011 but is also nearly $60,000 less than the projected costs through the completion of the fiscal year that ends Dec. 31. Read More»

F’ville City Manager Morton looks back at 2011, ahead into 2012

Fayetteville City Manager Joe Morton. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Fayetteville City Manager Joe Morton sat down last week for a non-political look back at 2011 and a look ahead at 2012. The look back included a large variety of issues such as transportation, current economic impacts, future concepts and city government functions. The look ahead to 2012 included issues such as transportation, sales taxes and economic development.

The past year has been a busy one in Fayetteville. Perhaps as visible as any change during the year was the February opening of the Olde Courthouse Tavern downtown across from the old courthouse.
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