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F’ville, county still at a standoff on fire response

Fayetteville Mayor Greg Clifton. Photo/Ben Nelms.

The standoff over fire services between Fayette County and Fayetteville is still heating up. Fayetteville on July 11 said the county agreed to automatic aid in 1997 but the county on July 14 maintains that the agreement was only for mutual aid. Read More»

County says OK to PTC’s lake agreement

Ga. Highway 54 bridge across Flat Creek/Lake Peachtree in a June photo.

Officials hoping to limit cost of work to refill Lake Peachtree; state decision could cost into millions

The Fayette County Commission voted Thursday to approve a pact with the Peachtree City Council to appeal what could be a very costly decision by state regulators regarding Lake Peachtree.

Yet instead of the county taking the engineering lead on the project, the city itself will be responsible for conducting a dam breach analysis to determine what would happen downstream if the dam or spillway were to fail. Read More»

More costly dam looms if PTC fails in Lake Peachtree appeal

State decision stands to increase cost to county

Peachtree City officials plan to appeal a decision from state regulators that would require a more costly repair to the dam and spillway holding back Lake Peachtree.

The city, which owns the lake, is working in conjunction with Fayette County, which leases the use of the lake as a water reservoir. The county has agreed with the city that the best option for now is to pursue the appeal. Read More»

Fayette, PTC agree on appealing dam decision

Screen grab of email news release.

Pre-holiday, after-hours release sets Lake Peachtree dredging completion in January 2015; no plans for ‘alternative uses’ of lake site Read More»

Fayette Commission urged to build aquatic center at Kenwood Park

County residents will get no property tax increase this year courtesy of the Fayette County Commission.

The commission formally adopted a $46.7 million budget June 26 which includes a 2 percent cost of living adjustment (COLA) for all employees and another 2 percent one-time pay incentive for employees if their department meets budgeting guidelines and they are otherwise eligible.

During public comment on the budget, north Fayette resident Alice Jones encouraged the commission to find funding for the second and third phases of Kenwood Park off Ga. Highway 279 in north Fayette County. Read More»

Fayette cuts automatic fire aid to F’ville

A Fayette County fire engine. File photo.

A June 27 letter from Fayette County Manager Steve Rapson about discontinuing the county’s automatic aid agreement with the Fayetteville Fire Department Read More»

Local gov’t. employees: Some big paydays

Local gov’t. employees: Some big paydays

6-figure salaries in top school system positions; not so much in F’ville, Tyrone Read More»

Fayette expects pay hike, no property tax increase

A $46.7 million budget proposed for county government is expected to be adopted Thursday night by the Fayette County Commission.

There is no property tax increase proposed for the budget, but citizens nonetheless can have their say at a public hearing that will be part of Thursday’s regular commission meeting.

The budget includes a 2 percent cost of living adjustment (COLA) for all employees and another 2 percent one-time pay incentive for employees if their department meets budgeting guidelines and they are otherwise eligible. Read More»

Lake Peachtree dam repair to cost more, take longer

A June 19 photo shows Lake Peachtree as mostly grasslands with a lazy Flat Creek meandering through the sandy bottom. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Smaller ’08 F’ville dam repair costs exceeded $727K

The dam that holds back the water in Lake Peachtree has been newly classified as a “Category 1” dam by state regulators, and that will likely cause a further delay in refilling the lake. Read More»

Hwy. 34 intersection to get traffic light

A long-sought traffic signal on Ga. Highway 34 at Lora Smith Road moved closer to reality June 17 when the Coweta County Commission voted unanimously to fund the $182,000 project which has received approval by the Ga. Dept. of Transportation (DOT).

County director of transportation and engineering Tod Handley told commissioners the project at Hwy. 34 and Lora Smith Road which includes the installation of a traffic signal and a right-turn lane had been requested of DOT in previous years and came with a DOT denial. Read More»

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