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County hires consultant to fix water problem

Elevated manganese levels led to shutdown of S. Fayette water treatment plant

Spiked levels of manganese in treated water have forced the shutdown of the South Fayette Water Treatment Plant, and this morning the manganese levels were higher as well at the county’s only other water treatment plant, the Crosstown facility in Peachtree City.

At an emergency meeting today, the Fayette County Commission voted to spend $10,000 to have a consulting firm work on remedies to the issue so the South Fayette plant can begin to produce water again. The firm, CH2M Hill Engineers, is familiar with the water system having worked on fixing the smelly water issues that plagued the county for several weeks earlier this summer. Read More»

Water meeting moved to today at 5 p.m.

Brown: commission hot over water problems; latest is discolored water

The Fayette County Commission has accelerated its schedule to deal with more "issues" with the water system, scheduling an emergency meeting for today at 5 p.m.

The commission is slated to amend its contract with consulting firm CH2M Hill "as related to issues at the Fayette County Water System." The meeting will be held in the commission's main public meeting room, located at the county Stonewall government complex in downtown Fayetteville.

According to a blog post from County Commission Chairman Steve Brown, he and his fellow board members are "very angry" that they were not informed about the problem with discolored water Tuesday, and he apologized for the county not notifying Peachtree City officials. Read More»

Coweta unveils draft of transportation plan

Residents got a look at the future of transportation at the Aug. 1 Coweta County Joint Comprehensive Transportation Plan meeting held at the Newnan Centre. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Coweta County residents in the past week got a look at an update of the long-term Coweta County Joint Comprehensive Transportation Plan (CTP) that assesses anticipated needs over the next few decades.

Expected to be completed in the coming months, the CTP includes new interstate interchanges, a number of new roads, plenty of road widenings and the completion of the Newnan bypass. Read More»

At 2nd meeting, volunteers grapple with reworking ethics rules

The Fayette County Citizens’ Ethics Ordinance Committee held its second meeting July 23 to hammer out needed changes to the Fayette County Ethics Ordinance. The committee formed three working groups that will submit their findings in mid-August. Read More»

For building type new to Fayette, county changes zoning

Fayette Planning and Zoning Director Pete Frisina. Photo/Ben Nelms.

n anticipation of buildings Fayette County has never seen before, the General-Business zoning ordinance was amended by the Fayette County Commission on July 25 to establish additional guidelines for building heights in the G-B zoning district.

County planning and zoning director Pete Frisina in his presentation said the rezoning discussion for Pinewood Atlanta Studios included the need to accommodate the height of soundstages. Read More»

NAACP: ‘Keep incumbents out of our voting district’

Group makes case for special election this November 2013

Attorneys representing the Fayette County branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People contend there is plenty of time for county elections officials to prepare Read More»

Fayette, F’ville to share services, costs

Sheriff's deputies will police annexed area; city and county will share fire protection

An intergovernmental agreement (IGA) between Fayetteville and Fayette County was approved last week by the Fayette County Commission and is expected to be approved Thursday by the Fayetteville City Council. Read More»

Fayette County interns tackle golf cart ordinances

Interns Jason Girolami and Kyra Parks work on golf cart rules. Photo/Special.

Interns work to unify golf cart ordinance discrepancies for cities and county

Fayette County interns Kyra Parks and Jason Girolami are currently working on unifying the golf cart ordinances of Fayetteville, Peachtree City, Tyrone, and Fayette County.

Kyra Parks is a rising junior at Whitewater High School and Jason Girolami is a rising senior at Starr’s Mill High School.

Their project will address ways all the golf cart ordinances within the county can be consistent with each other. Read More»

Coweta to fund traffic study at East Coweta High

The intersection at Ga. Highway 154 and Old Ga. Highway 16 at East Coweta High School has been the site of numerous traffic accidents and a fatality. To address the problems with the intersection, the Coweta County Commission on July 23 approved funds to have a survey completed that could lead to state-funded safety improvements.

The unanimous vote by commissioners approved $4,800 to conduct the survey recommended by County Administrator Michael Fouts and Transportation and Engineering Director Todd Handley. Read More»

New Lower F’ville Rd. bridge near completion

The long wait for the replacement bridge over Shoal Creek on Lower Fayetteville Road in east Coweta County is nearly over. The project that began nearly nine months ago could be completed by mid-August.

Construction crews for the $1 million bridge replacement project funded by the Ga. Dept. of Transportation closed the eastern portion of Lower Fayetteville Road in late November. That meant motorists accustomed to using Lower Fayetteville had to use Ga. Highway 34 for their east-west travels, since that is the only other route going directly from Newnan to Peachtree City. Read More»

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