Fayette Commission to focus on budget during annual planning meet

Following its workshop meeting today (Feb. 1) at 3:30 p.m., the Fayette County Commission will begin the first part of its annual planning meeting, commonly referred to as the commission’s “retreat.”

It is estimated that the retreat will begin about 4:30 p.m. and last for at least three hours.

County staff will present detailed information about the county’s financial outlook for the upcoming fiscal year, which starts July 1. Read More»

Survey tests tax hike for county recreation

Fayette County residents receiving county water bills are being asked to participate in an online survey on how to address future park and recreation needs.

What is not mentioned in the water bill notice is that three of the final four of the survey’s list of 38 online questions are queries about support for raising county taxes Read More»

Ministry group’s used car dealership denied at Thomas Crossroads

A proposal by John Barrow and A Better Way Ministries to rezone a half-acre along Ga. Highway 154 just south of Thomas Crossroads from Rural Conservation (RC) to Heavy Commercial (C-8) zoning that would have accommodated a used car lot was denied Jan. 19 by the Coweta County Commission on a 4-1 vote. Read More»

Fayette County to challenge EPA ruling

Fayette County will spend at least $15,000 in an effort to avoid strict environmental regulations due to air quality.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Division wants to include Fayette County as one of 18 counties in the metro Atlanta area that are not meeting air quality standards due to poor air quality. Read More»

Fayette may fight EPA air quality ruling

Fayette County officials may challenge the Environmental Protection Agency’s decision to declare the county an ozone “non-attainment area” for air quality standards.

Filing the challenge will cost $35,000, but if the county wins, it would relieve existing and potential businesses of various regulatory burdens Read More»

County to evaluate Lake Peachtree for dredging

The Fayette County Commission will spend $17,500 to survey Lake Peachtree to determine if it needs to be dredged to remove silt buildup.

A contract for that amount was approved last week with the county’s consulting engineering firm, Mallett Consulting.

The lake is owned by Peachtree City but has been used as a county reservoir for drinking water since the late 1980s under a 50-year agreement brokered between the city and the county.

Pursuant to that agreement, the county has to conduct a survey of the lake every eight years for silt intrusion. Read More»

Fayette County Commission says ‘no’ to transit

The Fayette County Commission wants to stay away from the transit business.

The board voted unanimously Jan. 12 to decline participating on the Regional Transit Committee established by the Atlanta Regional Commission. Read More»

In 3-2 vote, Tyrone Mayor Dial to replace Steele on ARC

Tyrone Mayor Eric Dial. File photo from November 2011.

The defeat of former Fayetteville Mayor Ken Steele in November’s election insured that Fayette County’s cities would have a new representative sitting on the board of the Atlanta Regional Commission.

And with a split 3-2 vote Monday from Fayette’s five mayors, new Tyrone Mayor Eric Dial was elected to the position over Peachtree City Mayor Don Haddix.

Voting for Dial were Brooks Mayor Dan Langford Jr., Gary Laggis of Woolsey and Dial himself. Voting for Haddix were new Fayetteville mayor Greg Clifton and Haddix himself.
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Fayette invited to transit group; some (purse)strings are attached

The Fayette County Commission will discuss Thursday whether or not it will participate on the Regional Transit Committee established by the Atlanta Regional Commission. Read More»

Brown to press for big fix of Hwy. 74 at I-85 interchange

Fayette County Commissioner Steve Brown will ask his fellow commissioners this week to support a resolution advocating a large-scale solution for traffic woes at the interchange of Ga. Highway 74 and Interstate 85.
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