Government

Big rezoning on MacDuff: Wieland wants 238 homes on PTC’s westside

Site plan for 85-acre proposed rezoning submitted by John Wieland Homes. Graphic from the Peachtree City Planning Commission.

The largest residential rezoning request in quite some time will be presented in a workshop format to the Peachtree City Planning Commission Monday night.
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PTC to hire in-house crew to help with landscaping

In an effort to improve its landscaping results, the Peachtree City Council approved a proposal Thursday that will move some of the work back in-house while hiring three contractors to supplement the new city personnel. Read More»

Vote on new 54W light delayed two weeks

Planterra Ridge resident Caren Russell, watched by many of her neighbors in the audience, makes a point about the proposal to link a new shopping center to Planterra Way. Photo/John Munford.

The Peachtree City Council Thursday night postponed its decision on a traffic light application for a new shopping center along the often-clogged corridor of Ga. Highway 54 West at Line Creek Drive. Read More»

Senoia, PTC feeling out cart path link

The Senoia City Council learned about path location options Monday, but the Peachtree City council removed the item from its agenda Thursday night. Photo/Ben Nelms.

The long-held idea of connecting Senoia and Peachtree City with a cart path was a topic for general discussion at the Senoia City Council’s Feb. 3 meeting. The item was originally included for the Peachtree City Council meeting Thursday night, but was removed from the agenda prior to the meeting.

The proposal to connect the two cities by way of a cart path first surfaced officially three years ago in Senoia’s master recreation plan. Now as then, funding for the project is the major obstacle. Read More»

PTC tables 54W light, link to Planterra

The Peachtree City Council tonight postponed its decision on a potential traffic light for Ga. Highway 54 West and Line Creek Drive to serve a new shopping center.

Council also tabled consideration of the shopping center developer's request to allow a road from the shopping center to link with Planterra Way. Both matters will be revisited at the Feb. 20 council meeting. The postponement will give council time to read the traffic study presented by Trinity Development. Read More»

Senoia-PTC cart path link off council agenda

New proposal: $125K hike to summer concert budget for 'higher level' acts

A proposal to authorize linking Peachtree City’s cart path to Senoia has been removed from the agenda for tonight’s city council meeting.

In another last minute agenda change, council will consider a $125,000 increase in the budget for the Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater to allow it to book “higher level acts” as the amphitheater celebrates the 20th anniversary of the summer concert series. Read More»

PTC crews got the jump on snow by pretreating roads

In the hours prior to the Jan. 28 snowstorm, public works crews in Peachtree City pretreated all bridges and major intersections with salt and sand in an effort to combat what would become a significant winter weather event.

The city staggered its staff into two seven-man crews working 12-hour shifts in an effort to get ahead of the accumulation and maintain areas that were pre-treated, according to Community Services Director Jon Rorie. Read More»

Fayette talks about using $800K in stormwater fees for new park

Resident questions $1.4M dam repair for ‘park’ on privately-owned lake

The “Plan B” for funding stormwater repairs in unincorporated Fayette County will get a kick-start with $2 million loaned from the general fund to address projects that cause flooding which endangers life or property.

The money, approved for spending by the Fayette County Commission on Jan. 23, will be paid back from future bond financing. That bond will be paid back with revenues from the county’s stormwater utility, which began charging fees in 2012. Read More»

Pye Lake watershed district up for F’ville Council vote

Concerns with future stormwater runoff on the south side of Pye Lake could have a resolution Feb. 6 when the Fayetteville City Council considers establishing the Pye Lake Southern Tributary Special Watershed District.

If established, the watershed district would provide the framework to help resolve issues with future stormwater runoff, including requiring future developments to have upgraded stormwater retention ponds. Read More»

PTC may hire own in-house landscapers for parks, roads

3 private companies would get other work for $278,000

A proposal to improve Peachtree City’s landscaping results involves the city hiring four full-time and two seasonal/temporary employees to handle landscaping along primary and secondary roads, along with city facilities and parks.

At the same time, the city would use three different companies to handle specific tasks: highway landscaping maintenance, right-of-way tree trimming on primary and secondary roads and landscaping for subdivision and city landscape islands.

The proposal will be detailed for the Peachtree City Council at its regular meeting Thursday night at 7 p.m. Read More»