Fayette approves contracts for West Fayetteville Bypass

Fayette County will spend upwards of $212,000 for engineering services to build a new bridge over Whitewater Creek for the West Fayetteville Bypass and also realign Westbridge Road and replace the existing bridge on Westbridge Road.

The funds will come from the county’s 2003 transportation sales tax. The winning proposal was from Heath & Lineback Engineers Inc., which had the lowest cost of the seven contractors who submitted a bid, county officials said. Read More»

Fayette may ‘roll up’ tax to offset dip of $2.75M

With another steep decline in Fayette County’s tax digest, the Fayette County Commission this Wednesday (Aug. 1) will discuss the possibility of increasing the millage rate to counteract a potential $2.75 million decrease in revenue for its $80.85 million budget.

To counteract that decline, the county would have to increase its millage rate from 5.645 to 6.326 mills. Read More»

BoE Chairman Presberg stands with Hollowell campaigner

BoE Chairman Presberg stands with Hollowell campaigner

The Fayette County political tradition of street-corner campaigning got a new participant Tuesday morning and maybe the start of a new tradition: Cross-party politicking. Leonard Presberg, appointed chairman of the Fayette County Board of Education and a declared Democrat, stands with a sign-carrying supporter of Post 1 Republican school board candidate Scott Hollowell at the busy intersection of Ga. Highway 54 and Peachtree Parkway. Hollowell is running for the open seat being vacated by Janet Smola in the Republican Primary today. Photo/Special.

Coweta Emergency Management ordinance under review

The renewal of the Coweta County Emergency Management Ordinance that was on the Coweta County Commission agenda July 24 was pulled before it could be discussed. The model ordinance required by the Ga. Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) contained some language that county officials questioned and is currently under review for presentation at a later date. Read More»

Frady: County could have shared district voting lawsuit costs with BoE

Fayette County Commission Chairman Herb Frady. Photo/John Munford.

Fayette County Commission Chairman Herb Frady. Photo/John Munford.

Fayette County Commission Chairman Herb Frady has taken exception to the contention of his counterpart at the Fayette County Board of Education, who recently complained about the county’s efforts to fight a federal lawsuit that could drastically change how representatives were elected to both boards. Read More»

County Commission may shift money from west bypass to east bypass

Fayette County transportation officials are recommending that up to $12.8 million in potential federal funds be shifted away from the West Fayetteville Bypass to the proposed East Fayetteville Bypass, if the regional T-SPLOST fails at the polls July 31.

The suggestion will be taken up for a vote of the Fayette County Commission at its regular meeting Thursday, July 26, at 7 p.m. at the county’s Stonewall government complex in downtown Fayetteville. Read More»

Coweta approves school proposals

The new school year is approaching and with it the Odyssey Charter School received a variance from the Coweta County Commission on July 10 that will add three temporary modular classrooms. Also at the meeting, Resurrection Lutheran Church in east Coweta received a conditional use permit to that paves the way for establishing a preschool on the church property.

Commissioners unanimously approved a variance request by Odyssey Charter School for the placement of three temporary modular units on school property that do not meet facade requirements contained in the zoning category. Read More»

Recession still hampers Twelve Parks development

The effects of the longstanding recession are evident in many places. That is especially true in the area of residential development. It was in light of that reality that the Coweta County Commission recently agreed to let CRM Central Properties, the owner of the planned Twelve Parks residential and commercial development on Ga. Highway 54, hold off a while on making initial payments that will go toward area infrastructure improvements. Initial payments are now due in March 2015. Read More»

Fouts named new Coweta assistant administrator

Michael Fouts, new assistant administrator for Coweta County. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Michael Fouts has been promoted to assistant administrator for Coweta County. Fouts was previously director of IT and had been moved to administration to assist on a short term basis while assistant administrator Kelly Mickle was out on maternity leave. He will fill a previously vacant assistant administrator position. Read More»

Krakeel returns as interim Fayette Co. administrator

Goodbye, Fayette County Administrator Jack Krakeel. Hello, Interim Administrator Jack Krakeel.

Recently retired Fayette County Administrator Jack Krakeel is back after taking early retirement and leaving his position July 1. Read More»

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