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F’ville awarded $400K for Hwy. 54W cart path system, hospital crossing

It will take a while but a $400,000 federal award from the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) will bring sidewalks, multi-use paths and a re-worked pedestrian crossing in the area of Piedmont Fayette Hospital and Togwotee Village on Ga. Highway 54 West and on to the Lester Road residential area to the south. Read More»

F’ville Council readies $9.41 million budget, eyes cut, drop in tax digest

The $9.41 million FY 2012 General Fund budget posted for a first reading June 16 by the Fayetteville City Council represents a smaller budget beginning in August and takes into account a projected 6 percent drop in the local tax digest. Expected to be adopted on July 21, the budget continues the city’s longtime cost-cutting measures.

The good news in the budget is the anticipation that sales tax revenues will increase slightly next year. The bad news is that the continuing local recession is expected to trim another 6 percent off the city’s tax digest numbers. Read More»

PTC budget gives 2% bonus to city staff

Mayor Haddix: Cut services, don’t hike taxes, make recreation fee-based

Peachtree City’s 238 employees are in line for a 2 percent “incentive” bonus in the next fiscal year, a pay bump the City Council calls “essentially a cost of living increase.”

The proposed $28 million budget for Peachtree City also includes a property tax rate increase — though not an increase in money received — Read More»

UPDATED: Sudden dismissal of long-time PTC Rec head angers many

2009 file photo of Peachtree City Leisure Services Director Randy Gaddo.

UPDATED for Wednesday print edition — Having retired in 2002, former Peachtree City Manager Jim Basinger has kept away from City Council meetings.

That changed Thursday night as he spoke up for former employee Randy Gaddo, whose position as director of leisure services was later eliminated in a “reorganization” of city depar
tments that was approved unanimously by council.

Basinger said with five grandchildren now, he appreciates all the recreation the city has to offer even more. Read More»

Plans shown for 96-unit senior apartment complex in Kedron

Developer NorSouth shows concept plan to planning commission

The new senior apartment complex coming to the Kedron Village area now has a name: Hearthside at Peachtree City.

A conceptual plan for the 96-unit complex was unveiled at the June 13 meeting of the city’s planning commission. No vote was taken because it was included as a workshop item; a vote is possible as early as next month.

The plan has eliminated security gates from the site and includes electric charging stations for golf carts. Developer NorSouth will own and manage the property. Read More»

PTC Council approves buying new Kedron pool bubble

Cost soars $204K over initial estimate

Peachtree City will get a new “bubble” over the Kedron pools after all, but it will be a costly venture.

The total cost, approved unanimously by the City Council Thursday night, will come out to about $454,000, which the city intends to finance over a 10-year period at a cost of about $55,000 a year. Read More»

Rules over color and size proposed for donation boxes in PTC

As donation boxes become more ubiquitous, they are also “sticking out” a bit more.

And that is not a good thing to do in Peachtree City.

While the city is not about to disallow the charity collection points, officials are poised to regulate them more than is currently being done.

A proposed ordinance to do just that was approved by the city’s planning commission Monday night, and it will be considered by the city council at a future date. Read More»

Landscaping approved for PTC Walgreens

Established trees will continue to surround the Walgreen’s property in Peachtree City. Photo/John Munford.

A landscaping plan for Peachtree City’s new Walgreens pharmacy was approved by the planning commission June 13.

Almost as important as the new landscaping is what existing vegetation will remain on the site of the Ruby Tuesday restaurant. All the trees along Ga. Highway 54 and Peachtree Parkway will stay, except for perhaps one that may be hollow. Read More»

PTC to ax 2 employees; enact major reorganization?

City Manager proposal added to tonight's City Council agenda

Tonight (June 16) the Peachtree City Council will consider eliminating two high-ranking positions in the leisure services division as part of a sweeping reorganization of city staff proposed by City Manager Jim Pennington.

The proposal is to eliminate the positions held by Director of Leisure Services, Randy Gaddo and Recreation Facilities Manager Scott Christopher.

The items were added to the city council agenda Wednesday afternoon as news began leaking out of the proposal.

Also among the recommended changes: Read More»

F’ville eyes budget cut again, but rate may rise

The numbers have been crunched and the Fayetteville City Council on June 16 will hear the first reading of the FY 2012 General Fund budget proposal totaling $9.41 million. A decrease of $169,000 over last year, the FY 2012 budget continues the long-time hiring freeze, anticipates Read More»