Government

Interns to make case for cart path to Starr’s Mill complex

Golf cart in a Peachtree City subdivision in June of this year. Photo/Bonnie Hester.

Fayette County high school interns working with the Fayette County government presented their findings and options for a golf cart path and crossing for the Starr’s Mill school complex on Redwine Road to the Fayette County Commission on Aug. 14.

Though the cost of the project is currently being evaluated, the interns will present their findings to the Fayette County Board of Education on Sept. 8.
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Split vote OKs 100 housing starts on MacDuff

The Peachtree City Council on a 3-2 vote agreed to up to 100 certificates of occupancy prior to the completion of MacDuff Parkway. Photo/Ben Nelms.

The Peachtree City Council on Sept. 4 agreed by a 3-2 vote to allow Kolter Homes no more than 100 certificates of occupancy Read More»

PTC's $30 million budget passes by a unanimous count

After a lengthy discussion on budget revisions initiated by Councilman Eric Imker on Aug. 21, the Peachtree City Council on Sept. 4 unanimously adopted the revised $30.7 million general fund budget with little discussion. Read More»

City to address sidewalk maintenance Sept. 18

The Peachtree City Council later this month will consider an ordinance addressing the installation and maintenance of sidewalks in subdivisions. The council at the Sept. 3 work session agreed that the current ordinance needed a fresh look since it neither requires nor prohibits sidewalks in a development.

Community Services Director Jon Rorie at the outset of the discussion said the city’s land development ordinance does not require or prohibit the installation of sidewalks in a development, though it does require a connection to the nearest multi-use path. Read More»

Lunch is served

Lunch is served

Residents who head to the Fayette Senior Center at the Gathering Place in Peachtree City can order lunch a couple of Fridays a month and enjoy cards and games afterward. For the sum of $5 each of these ladies got a big chicken salad made at the Senior Center in Fayetteville. Enjoying it are Louise Needham and Dolores Rodriguez. Photo/Carolyn Cary.

Newest member

Newest member

Jeff Duncan is sworn into office after a unanimous vote to select him as a new Planning Commission member during the Tyrone council meeting Sept. 4. Photo/Bethan Adams

Tax unchanged from last year as Fayette rolls back rate

As expected, the Fayette County Board of Commissioners voted Thursday night to roll back the general fund tax rate from 5.714 mills to 5.602 mills to keep property owners’ tax bills the same as last year after the first positive property assessment in seven years.

The 1.96-percent reduction in millage was made possible by an increase in property values, according to Mary Parrott, the county’s chief financial officer.
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Jeff Davis Drive rezoning denied for traffic safety issues

Concerns about eight new driveways emptying directly onto South Jeff Davis Drive were what motivated the Fayette County Board of Commissioners to deny a rezoning request for a new residential development.

The property in question was a 10.56-acre tract sandwiched between two large existing subdivisions, Jeff Davis Plantation and The Woodlands, and homeowners from both of those neighborhoods came to the meeting to express their opposition to the request that would allow eight lots with frontage on South Jeff Davis Drive.
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MacDuff extension: When will it open?

Road to feature two accesses to Hwy. 74

Residents hoping for traffic relief on MacDuff Parkway learned that there will now be two points that cars can get on Ga. Highway 74. Senior planner David Rast explained that there will be a railroad bridge over the CSX tracks about 1,000 ft. from Senoia Road. He also added there will be an at-grade crossing at Senoia Road.

The road extension will be a welcome sight for residents in Wilksmoor Village, who currently only have one way in and out of their homes every day: Ga. Highway 54 West.
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Odd procedure by P&Z on Oddo plans to rezone tract

Fayetteville Planning and Zoning commissioners, like their counterparts in other jurisdictions, are charged with following guidelines on matters of rezoning and the development of property. Yet an Aug. 26 vote on a rezoning request involving a sitting city councilman appeared to run counter to the guidelines customarily used to recommend a project’s approval or denial. Read More»