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PTC planners to discuss junior box plans

A proposal to build a 134,000 square foot shopping center at the southwest intersection of Ga. Highway 54 and Planterra Way will be discussed Monday night by the Peachtree City Planning Commission.

The proposal from Trinity Development is to build four “junior box” retail stores ranging from 20,000 to 28,000 square feet each on the 14.3 acre site. Read More»

F’ville eyes tightening rules for sexually-oriented businesses

The Fayetteville City Council on April 7 will get its first look at a proposed amendment to the sexually-oriented business ordinance, one that provides a range of updates and definitions to the ordinance first adopted in 1998.

Also noteworthy, and immediately following the meeting in the council chambers, Councilman Larry Dell will shed his increasingly long locks as part of a fund-raising effort for the Cancer Wellness Center at Piedmont Fayette Hospital. Read More»

F’ville formally asks for tax-funded regional senior call center

A question has arisen about the Regional Call Center proposal submitted by Fayetteville for inclusion in the county’s submission to the Regional Transportation Roundtable (RTR) and whether Mayor Ken Steele acted independently or if the Fayetteville City Council approved the measure. Read More»

F’ville formally asks for regional senior call center

A question has arisen about the Regional Call Center proposal submitted by Fayetteville for inclusion in the county’s submission to the Regional Transportation Roundtable (RTR) and whether Mayor Ken Steele acted independently or if the Fayetteville City Council approved the measure. City records show that the council on March 17 adopted Resolution R-4-11 that included the call center. Read More»

PTC Rec makes best of budget cuts

In-house work, volunteers filling the gaps

With about $1 million in recreation cuts since 2009, Peachtree City has had to do more with less.

The recreation department’s maintenance crews is down from 16 to eight people. And key maintenance projects have been deferred and will have to be addressed in the coming year, Leisure Services Director Randy Gaddo told the City Council last week at its annual retreat.

The good news is that the department is using its in-house capabilities to do more than before, such as the interior re-painting of the entire Gathering Place, Gaddo said. Just that one effort saved $4,000. Read More»

Here's your new sign

Peachtree City Public Services Director Mark Caspar shows off a new sign prototype that is being required by mandates from the federal government. The city will spend thousands in coming years replacing all street signs with models that have a higher reflectivity, and the new standard is for the whole sign to be reflective, not just the lettering, Caspar said. Photo/John Munford.

Peachtree City Public Services Director Mark Caspar shows off a new sign prototype that is being required by mandates from the federal government. The city will spend thousands in coming years replacing all street signs with models that have a higher reflectivity, and the new standard is for the whole sign to be reflective, not just the lettering, Caspar said. Photo/John Munford.

EMS usage on the rise in Peachtree City

Economy, aging population cited for 15% jump in 2010; trend continuing this year

As Peachtree City’s population continues to age, the demands on emergency services will continue to increase, Fire Chief Ed Eiswerth told the City Council last week.

Some 34 percent of the city’s EMS calls last year were for persons age 65 and older, Eiswerth said. That’s a big number considering that such people account for just 10.2 percent of the city’s population, he added.

From 2009 to 2010, EMS calls increased overall by 15 percent, Eiswerth said.

And this year is looking to be a 12 percent jump already, he added. Read More»

Haddix, Imker disagree on prospect handling

City has new economic development coordinator for new business leads

Even as new Peachtree City Economic Development Director Joey Grisham reported headway in luring new business and industry here, there remains a difference of opinion on the City Council as to how potential business leads should be handled.

At council’s retreat Friday, Grisham reported that professional marketing materials are in the process of being prepared, and that the city is having a solid presence at trade shows, where relationships are crucial to help land prospects. Read More»

PTC using video cameras, puts ‘eyes’ on rec sites, paths

Most likely you haven’t seen them, but they see you.

Peachtree City is using remote video cameras to keep an eye on remote areas of the cart path, and also to keep vandals at bay, particularly at recreation sites, officials said last week. Read More»

New Senoia library bid approved

It is practically all over but the construction. The Coweta County Library Board on March 25 approved the bid by Headley Construction to build the new 6,563 square-foot Senoia library on city-owned property on Pylant Street. Groundbreaking is tentatively scheduled for April 23.

Senoia Councilman and city representative for the library project Jeff Fisher said the Coweta County Library Board voted unanimously on March 25 to accept Headley Construction as the contractor and to accept Senoia's $59,100 change order on the project. Read More»