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Fayette County budget may go up again; healthcare, fuel costs blamed

With a projected revenue decline of $2.1 million for the coming fiscal year, combined with escalating gas and healthcare costs, the upcoming budget hearings for the Fayette County Commission look to be those of further belt-tightening. Read More»

County approves mixed rezoning for Hwy. 85 industrial site near Roberts Rd.

A rezoning to allow a mix of retail, industrial and office uses on an 18-acre site north of Fayetteville was unanimously approved by the Fayette County Commission April 28.

The property, located north of Fayetteville a short distance from Roberts Road, was previously zoned for light industrial use and is partially developed with a storage unit and “incubator businesses.”

Including as-yet-unbuilt vacant lots on the property, the total approved size of the development is 220,200 square feet.

The planning commission recommended approval of the rezoning, and no one spoke against it. Read More»

McCarty wants county to pay more for bypass-condemned land

Fayette County Commissioner Allen McCarty wants the county to take an additional step toward compensating property owners along the route of the West Fayetteville Bypass.

The concept is that in addition to paying for the property acquisition, the county also should take the percentage of the lot’s size to calculate the amount needed to “pay off” that portion of the homeowner’s mortgage.

The matter will be discussed Wednesday at the commission’s 3:30 p.m. workshop meeting at the county’s Stonewall government complex in downtown Fayetteville. Read More»

Fayette being asked to rezone 18 acres on Hwy. 85N

A property owner is requesting for a rezoning that would allow a mix of office, commercial and light industrial uses on an 18-acre site off Ga. Highway 85 north of Fayetteville.

The Fayette County Commission is slated to consider the rezoning at its meeting Thursday night, which begins at 7 p.m.

The site, which is north of Roberts Road, already has a Storage Xxtra business on it, and currently is zoned solely for light industrial use.

The developer touts the existing use of the property as a “self storage facility and incubator businesses.” Read More»

Fayette awaits fate of road wish list for regional sales tax vote

Both phases of the East Fayetteville Bypass and the widening of several state highways through Fayette County are some of the many projects initially pitched for potential funding through a 10-year regional transportation sales tax. Read More»

Sheriff to ask Fayette for increase in inmate medical budget

Healthcare costs are rising, even in jail.

With the jail population up significantly in recent years, Fayette County Sheriff Wayne Hannah is asking for more funding to pay for additional privatized healthcare staffing at the facility. Read More»

Commissioner Hearn defends West Bypass decision

Switch in priorities done at public meeting in January 2009, Hearn says

A source of confusion and consternation for opponents of the West Fayetteville Bypass has been over how, when and why the Fayette County Commission decided to proceed with the project instead of the East Fayetteville Bypass. Read More»

Commission votes 3-to-2 to leave West F’ville Bypass as is

Commission votes 3-to-2 to leave West F’ville Bypass as is

UPDATED April 6 for online — A bid to fully fund construction of the East Fayetteville Bypass, at the expense of more than a dozen other transportation projects, fell flat on a 3-2 vote by the Fayette County Commission.

Commissioner Steve Brown has argued that the East Fayetteville Bypass was always considered to be the top priority for the entire county, while the West Fayetteville Bypass, now under construction, was chiefly for future development. Read More»

County leaves East bypass alone

Bid fails 3-2 to move project ahead of West bypass, others

A bid to fully fund construction of the East Fayetteville Bypass, at the expense of more than a dozen other transportation projects, fell flat on a 3-2 vote by the Fayette County Commission.

Commissioner Steve Brown has argued that the East Fayetteville Bypass was always considered to be the top priority for the entire county, while the West Fayetteville Bypass, now under construction, was chiefly for future development. Read More»

Fischer Crossings back on Coweta Commission agenda

Fischer Crossings is back on the agenda at the Coweta County Commission. A public hearing scheduled for April 5 may or may not lead to a resolution of the issue related to the placement of a Kohl’s department store, other retailers and ball fields on the portion of the Fischer Crossings commercial development located on the northeast corner of Fischer Road and Ga. Highway 34 in east Coweta County. Read More»

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