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Fayette spends $109K to study stormwater fees

Fayette County is taking another step toward establishing a stormwater utility, which will mean yet another bill for property owners in unincorporated Fayette County and the towns of Tyrone, Brooks and Woolsey.

The Fayette County Commission voted Thursday to spend $109,000 for a more detailed analysis of the county’s stormwater system that includes drainpipes, culverts and the like. In a presentation, consultant Dan Davis of Integrated Science and Engineering showed that some of the county’s stormwater system is deteriorating and will need to be repaired or replaced in the future. Read More»

5,000 sq. ft. expansion eyed for Fayette County Library

Officials are planning for a 5,000-square-foot expansion to the Fayette County Library in Fayetteville.

The renovations will be split up, with about 1,000 square feet added to the large meeting room that hosts a number of functions. The other 4,000 square feet will be added to create a new reading room on the opposite side of the library that will also create more room for bookshelves. Read More»

Gates, fencing OK’d for Kenwood Park in north Fayette

Facing security concerns from homeowners adjacent to Kenwood Park and also the Fayette County Recreation Commission, the Fayette County Board of Commissioners voted last week to install fencing in certain areas of the park including an electronic gate at the entrance and exit.

At a previous meeting the commission was told that county marshals have seen problems with people using the park after hours, necessitating the need for the security gate such as the one used at Lake Horton, for example. Read More»

Cell companies want two stealth towers in east Coweta

The Coweta County Commission next month will hear two rezoning requests that would locate two stealthy cell towers in east Coweta. The two requests were made by T-Mobile South and Skyway Towers. The requests conform to the cell tower ordinance adopted two years ago and are being recommended for approval by the county’s planning department.

Both applicants are requesting a special use permit on the Rural Conversation-zoned properties to place a 150-foot multi-user monopine (simulated pine tree) telecommunications tower with supporting ground equipment for wireless communications on the respective sites. Read More»

Commissioners blast bypass critics

After enduring another round of criticism for proceeding with the West Fayetteville Bypass project, several members of the Fayette County Commission could hold their tongues no longer at the end of their meeting Thursday night. Read More»

County looks at road link with Kedron neighborhood

Fayette County officials will explore the possibility of paving a dirt road that could link up with Astoria Lane in north Peachtree City, if city officials signed off on the project.

The Fayette County Commission last week discussed a petition from residents on Sims Road, located in the unincorporated county, to have the road paved. It was noted that the road could be extended a very short distance so it would link up with Astoria Lane in the Kedron Village area, where a road stub already exists between two homes. Read More»

Commission amends definition of manufactured homes

It amounted to a bit of housekeeping last week when the Coweta County Commission amended the language pertaining to manufactured and mobile homes contained in the county’s Zoning and Development Ordinance.

Addressing the amendment, Planning Director Robert Tolleson told commissioners the change in language stemmed from the passage of Senate Bill 384.

The county’s ordinance already contained definitions of manufactured and mobile homes, Tolleson said. Read More»

Coweta gets grant to work with juvenile offenders

The Coweta County Commission last week agreed to accept a grant designed to provide counseling and psychological services to youthful offenders. The $7,500 grant was awarded by the Council of Juvenile Judges of Georgia. Read More»

Law-breaking, fines cut from revised Fayette ethics rules

The Fayette County Board of Commissioners last week began to explore a major revision of its ethics ordinance.

But the first draft of the ordinance, authored by County Attorney Scott Bennett, eliminates the current provision for a potential fine of up to a $1,000 fine per ethics violation.

In another marked turn from current practice, the first draft does not include a provision for it to be considered an ethics violation if a commissioner or other official breaks any federal, or state law. Read More»

Fayette eyes charging stormwater fee

At its regular meeting Thursday night, the Fayette County Board of Commissioners will consider a proposal that would lead toward a new stormwater fee being collected from all property owners or tenants, both residential and non-residential.

The commission has been presented with a feasibility study conducted by Integrated Science and Engineering of Fayetteville. The study lists a “significant backlog” of stormwater projects and maintenance on county-owned property and right-of-ways, according to a memo issued to commissioners in advance of the meeting. Read More»

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