Government

Briefing Monday on entertainment center, 650-home project in PTC

This is the tract of land that will house a 650-home subdivision on the northern extension of MacDuff Parkway near north Kedron Drive.

Plans for a 650-home subdivision at MacDuff Parkway and north Kedron Drive will be reviewed by the Peachtree City Planning Commission Monday night.

Planners also will review a proposed entertainment complex for Ga. Highway 74 South near TDK Boulevard that includes an indoor bowling alley, arcade and restaurant. Both developments will be examined in a workshop format, meaning no formal vote is expected, but the commissioners will provide feedback on changes they would like to see before they consider each project at a future meeting. Read More»

Feds may ax driveway mailboxes for new homes in Coweta

Shutterstock photo of a mailbox in a subdivision.

The days of having a mailbox at the end of the driveway may be at an end for new residential developments. The local postmaster will now decide if mail will be delivered to the driveway or if cluster mailbox stations will be installed in new subdivisions. Read More»

Peachtree City police win U.S. traffic safety award

Interim Police Chief William McCollum briefed council on the award Thursday night. Photo/John Munford.

When it comes to traffic safety, it is hard to beat the efforts of the Peachtree City Police Dept. That work resulted in the department taking top honors in the 2013 National Law Enforcement Challenge for its efforts in traffic safety.

Selected for the award by the International Association of Chiefs of Police, Peachtree City was judged against agencies of similar size, those with 25-99 officers, from across the United States. The department’s selection indicates that it has the best overall traffic safety program, according to department spokesman Lt. Mark Brown. Read More»

PTC says ‘yes’ to new traffic light on Hwy. 54W

Shutterstock photo of traffic signals.

If it meets state approval, a new “continuous flow” traffic light intersection will serve a new shopping center on Ga. Highway 54 West and Line Creek Drive. Read More»

$100 PTC tax hike scrutinized

Peachtree City Finance Director Paul Salvatore explains details of the tax increase and other facets of the budget. Photo/John Munford.

Most of the public discussion about a proposed property tax increase at Thursday’s meeting of the Peachtree City Council focused on the increased spending for landscaping. Read More»

Coweta tweaks zoning rules for active adult developments

A zoning category approved in late 2013 to allow residential developments designed for people 55 years of age and up was amended July 15 by the Coweta County Commission to address building exteriors, enhance deed restriction requirements and mandate annual audits to ensure comploance with the age restriction requirement.

County planning director Robert Tolleson said the amendment to the RRCC (Residential Retirement Community and Care) district was designed to address issues that arose during the three previous rezoning requests which were approved by the commission. Read More»

PTC approves stormwater fix off Lenox Road

A $57,000 project to replace failed storm drain pipe in the Beechwood subdivision off Lenox Road was approved by the Peachtree City Council Thursday night.

The problem has led to reoccurring non-structural flooding on two parcels, located at 208 and 210 Lenox Road, according to a memo to council from Stormwater Manager Mike Madison.

Only two companies bid on the project, with the winner being Construction 57 Inc. at a price of $57,025. The other bidder, Crawford Grading and Pipeline, came in at $64,910. Read More»

Newnan ready to roll on sidewalk, repaving projects funded by sales tax

Newnan is set to begin a number of sidewalk and paving projects. Totaling $861,000, the majority of the cost will be funded by special purpose local option sales tax (SPLOST) revenues. Read More»

PTC to consider 'continuous green T' application

PTC to consider 'continuous green T' application

Would add light, keep westbound traffic moving on Hwy. 54 at Line Creek Drive for new shopping center

A proposal to apply for a new “continuous flow” traffic light intersection on Ga. Highway 54 West and Line Creek Drive will be considered by the Peachtree City Council Thursday night.

The intersection would include a traffic light to serve the proposed Overlook shopping center, but would allow the problematic westbound traffic to flow through continuously without stopping. Read More»

F’ville faces budget deadline, eyes quarter-mill tax hike

The July 17 meeting of the Fayetteville City Council should be one for the books. The council is expected to address a litany of issues with the most controversial being the FY 2015 general fund budget.

The proposed FY 2015 general fund budget shows $10.4 million in revenues, with $171,469 of that amount coming from a proposed one-quarter-mill increase. Read More»