Fayetteville moving toward fines for repeat false alarms

If you have a security alarm in your home or business in Fayetteville, this applies to you.

The idea of adopting a false alarm ordinance in Fayetteville moved one step closer to reality Jan. 19. The proposed ordinance with an aim of reducing false alarm calls and reducing law enforcement costs will be up for a second reading and likely vote at the Feb. 2 City Council meeting. False alarms constituted 80 percent of all alarm calls in 2011. Read More»

F’ville buys 2 pivotal tracts for traffic circle, road extension

The Fayetteville  City Council meeting Jan. 19. (L-R) Mickey Edwards, Edward Johnson, Paul Oddo, Mayor Greg Clifton, Walt White and Larry Dell. Photo/Ben Nelms.

The Fayetteville City Council voted unanimously Jan. 19 to acquire the two pivotal pieces of property needed to construct a new road system on the city’s north side that will link Ga. Highway 92 and Hood Avenue on the west to Kathi Avenue and North Jeff Davis Drive to the east. Read More»

New Kedron Fieldhouse pool bubble to make debut soon

Officials hope it will last another 20 years

The new bubble for the Kedron pools is expected to be operational by the end of the month, according to city officials.

The bubble exterior has been delivered and staff is finalizing some issues with the mechanical equipment before it can be erected, officials said.

The project has faced delays and cost overruns because of a number of problems, some of which were discovered prior to construction and others that came to light as
construction progressed after a September start. The initial bid for the project also came in at $96,000 over the initial estimate. Read More»

State probing Tyrone church’s ‘no’ sign on election day

Flap resulted in Tyrone officials re-locating polls to library for future elections

The Georgia Secretary of State’s office is investigating a complaint about a political sign that greeted Tyrone voters in November’s municipal election. Read More»

PTC to ponder priorities for $3 million in repairs

With $3 million in the bank for needed repairs and capital improvement projects, Peachtree City is in the process of sorting which ones should sail to the top of the priority list.

City Manager Jim Pennington told the City Council Thursday that a partial list would be available at the next meeting so council could digest the information and make the decision on which projects are addressed first.

Councilman Eric Imker said the city should be able to identify a “handful of projects” that are certainties, and he hopes they can move forward quickly. Read More»

F’ville OKs buying first parcels in $9.1 million major intersection overhaul

It was a unanimous vote Jan. 19 by the Fayetteville City Council to approve the purchase of two pieces property in and around Hudson Plaza that is designed to lead to the construction of a new road system on Ga. Highway 85 North that will link Ga. Highway 92 and Hood Avenue on the west to Kathi Avenue and North Jeff Davis Drive to the east. Read More»

At $145K, MacDuff tunnel path on hold

Without a path connection to the east, the unused MacDuff tunnel has been targeted by graffiti vandals. Photo/John Munford.

An unused cart path tunnel under MacDuff Parkway is in danger of remaining mothballed for a bit longer.

With a $145,000 cost estimate for a connecting path to the McIntosh Village shopping center, the Peachtree City Council plans to review all other capital projects to see if the money could be better spent.

Council did approve proceeding with land acquisition for the project, but there is some question as to whether the project might lose its remaining $116,000 in funding. Read More»

Senoia City Hall to get historic look

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Recognize this building? It’s the “new” historic look of Senoia City Hall. The City Council as early as next week could approve the bid that will bring give the building the look of an old train depot and transform the interior to provide a large lobby area and additional office space. Photo/Special.

The Senoia City Council may get the opportunity this week to vote on a bid for the renovation of city hall. The project itself has been in the planning stages for approximately two years and includes work on the exterior and interior and, from a streetside view, will give the facility a look resembling an old-time train depot that melds with the downtown area’s historic look.

But what exactly will the renovation of the building look like when completed? Read More»

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»

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