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New PTC officers sworn to protect and to serve

New PTC officers sworn to protect and to serve

New Peachtree City police officers Courtney Lumpkin (L) and Christopher Dukes (R) took their official oaths to protect and serve the city of Peachtree City at Thursday night’s City Council meeting. Lumpkin was joined by Takesha Carter and Dukes was supported by his fiancee Crystal Farrell. Both officers have previous law enforcement experience: Lumpkin at the Atlanta probation and federal corrections programs, and Dukes at the DeKalb County Police Department. Photo/John Munford.

PTC cuts walking signs to 6 days a year

Joan Houghton (standing) speaks to the City Council May 19. Photo/John Munford.

A handful of Peachtree City businesses that have been using mascots and other “sign holders” along the road are going to have to find a different marketing ploy.

Such efforts will now be limited to no more than six days a year under an ordinance approved by the City Council Thursday night.

The rules will also apply to non-profit agencies such as youth athletic teams doing car washes, which often deploy roadside signs to drum up business. Read More»

Fire station cost up another $50K

The expansion and renovation of the Satterthwaite Fire Station in Peachtree City is getting more expensive.

Another $50,000 was approved for the project to cover the cost of blasting through rock and the need to replace “unsuitable soil” discovered during construction.

The project includes the addition of a separate crew quarters (whereas currently male and female firefighters bunk in the same area). Also, the project involves connecting to the city’s sewer system near Crabapple Lane Elementary.

The initial bid for the project was $707,000. Read More»

Road abandonment sought for senior apartments

The Peachtree City Council has agreed to consider abandoning a cul-de-sac that would be completely surrounded by a new senior apartment development in the Kedron Village area.

Developer NorSouth Properties said it is willing to exchange either a strip of land along Ga. Highway 74 or to compensate the city monetarily for the road. Read More»

PTC green-lights temporary signs for movie, film productions

Movie and television productions in Peachtree City are getting a rare OK from the city: permission to place temporary signs in city right of way. Read More»

‘Bubble’ costs, ‘walking signs’ on PTC’s Thursday night agenda

Peachtree City officials are expected to reveal Thursday night whether the cost of replacing the “bubble” over the Kedron pools will skyrocket.

Labeled the “air support structure” on the council agenda, the sole bid for the project came in $96,000 over budget already, but there is the potential for a larger cost overrun depending on whether additional work is needed to secure the structure. The total bid came in at $346,000.

The matter will be discussed at the City Council meeting, which starts at 7 p.m. Thursday at City Hall. Read More»

F’ville P&Z tables for 2 weeks plan for 160 senior apartments

A rezoning proposal to construct a senior living facility at the Villages at Lafayette development along Ga. Highway 54 West was tabled for two weeks by the Fayetteville Planning and Zoning Commission at the May 10 work session to give the developer time to meet with area residents. Read More»

F’ville to consider denser PCD zoning, Sunday beer and wine sales

It will be a slim but noteworthy agenda at the May 19 meeting of the Fayetteville City Council. The board will take up the issue of amending the Planned Community District (PCD) zoning ordinance to provide more open space by allowing increased density within that zoning category.

The council at the meeting will also consider a resolution to authorize a November referendum on Sunday alcohol sales. Read More»

Tyrone talks FY 2011 budget; millage rate to remain steady

The adoption of Tyrone’s FY 2011-2012 budget is just around the corner. A proposed increase of approximately a quarter million dollars from the current $3.145 million general fund budget Read More»

Mayor Haddix slammed for pushing south PTC bowling alley

Peachtree City Mayor Don Haddix. File photo.

A proposal to remove a zoning restriction for a bowling alley in south Peachtree City has led to criticism of Peachtree City Mayor Don Haddix, who has been shepherding the project for several months.

Some critics are accusing Haddix of luring the bowling center to a site where it would violate the city’s current zoning laws instead of trying a more suitable site elsewhere.

Haddix said the City Council can vote to change the zoning if it wishes. Read More»