DOT says OK to wider turn lanes at Grady/Hwy. 85S.

Outgoing councilmen say goodbye. Three members of the Fayetteville City Council conducted their last official meeting last Thursday. Al Hovey-King (center) did not run for reelection this year. Mayor Ken Steele (L) and Councilman Wilson Price were defeated in their reelection bids. Three new members will come on board in January. Photo/Ben Nelms.

It may have been a formality, but an agreement signed by the Ga. Dept. of Transportation (DOT) means that construction on new turn lanes on the west side of Grady Avenue at Ga. Highway 85 South in Fayetteville could begin in January. And to make matters even better, DOT is increasing the amount it will fund for the project.

The new turn lanes were proposed by the city to accommodate the flow of traffic that has been enhanced with the completion earlier this year of the roundabout a couple of blocks to the west at Beauregard Boulevard. Read More»

PTC OKs relaxing tree permits

Will be OK to cut down larger trees

Starting Jan. 1, it will get a little bit easier for Peachtree City residents to remove a tree from their property.

The city will allow bigger trees to be cut down, up to six inches in diameter, so long as they are not in a protected stream, wetland buffer, watershed buffer or conservation easement. Residents will be able to discern such trees easily by getting a copy of their plat from city hall or their personal records.

The plat will be required as part of the submittal package for the tree removal permit. Read More»

PTC Council eyes tree cutting rules, wine tasting events

Peachtree City is expected to relax its tree removal rules somewhat at Thursday night’s City Council meeting.

The new ordinance will require permits for trees larger than six inches in diameter compared to the current regulations which require a permit for any tree three inches in diameter. Read More»

Steele to gavel his last F’ville Council

The agenda for the Dec. 1 meeting of the Fayetteville City Council will be brief. Perhaps more significant than the few agenda items is that it will be the last meeting for long-time Mayor Kenneth Steele, who served both on the City Council and as mayor since the mid-1990s. Read More»

PTC to get tech assessment before computer purchase

Peachtree City officials have put a temporary halt on a computer upgrade program in favor of a thorough review of the city’s existing technology and its future needs.

In mid-November the City Council authorized spending $32,142 for a technology consultant to evaluate the city’s existing technology and provide recommendations on how to best spend its future technology dollars. Read More»

PTC may relax tree removal ordinance

Peachtree City may be relaxing its tree ordinance somewhat in an effort to free up code enforcement officers while also leaving a process in place to protect larger and specimen trees. Read More»

Planners OK 94-unit Kedron senior apartments

A senior apartment complex off Newgate Road next to the Kedron Village shopping center has its go-ahead greenlight from the Peachtree City Planning Commission. Read More»

F’ville development dispute pits NAACP lawyer against city

A dispute has arisen between attorney and Heritage Creek Development owner Wayne Kendall and the city of Fayetteville over what Kendall says was unfair treatment he received from the city in mid-2010.

That was when Kendall filed a rezoning application for property at the Villages at Lafayette commercial site along Ga. Highway 54 West that would have featured a Beverly J. Searles Foundation senior apartment facility to anchor the development. Read More»

Olive Garden requests more signage, F’ville Council says OK

Work continues on the new Olive Garden restaurant in Fayetteville. Photo/Ben Nelms.

The sign variance request by the Olive Garden restaurant under construction on Ga. Highway 85 North to install an additional sign was unanimously approved by Fayetteville City Council on Nov. 17. The original request was denied in October but was recommended for approval by city staff because the private access drive adjacent to the building essentially serves as a public street.

City Director of Public Services Don Easterbrook in a Nov. 4 memo said city staff is requesting reconsideration of the sign variance from Olive Garden. Read More»

Thanks to court ruling, PTC’s West Village is alive again

In a decision that will have a significant fiscal impact on future Peachtree City budgets, Georgia’s highest court has upheld the 2007 annexation that added 782 acres, and just under 1,100 potential new homes, to the city’s northwestern limits. Read More»

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