PTC approves tree removal, gas contracts

If a storm comes and a big tree falls across a cart path in Peachtree City, it doesn’t matter if someone hears it or not.

What matters is getting that tree out of the way, and that’s why the city budgets $45,000 each year for contracted tree removal.

At last week’s city council meeting, the Peachtree City Council approved a contract for tree removal with Valley Crest at a rate of $49 an hour.

Valley Crest undercut the second-lowest bidder, White Meadows Tree Service, by $1, while the other seven bidders ranged from $55.50 an hour to $166.66 an hour. Read More»

PTC picks on-call architect

With $3 million set aside for necessary improvement projects at existing city facilities, Peachtree City has selected an “on-call” architectural firm to provide such services as needed.

Based on a recommendation from city staff, the City Council awarded a contract to Pond and Company since it was the highest-scoring proposal out of the top five proposals submitted.

By using an on-call architect, it will save a considerable amount of time, since the city will not have to issue requests for proposals for each individual project, according to City Manager Jim Pennington. Read More»

Fayette may fight EPA air quality ruling

Fayette County officials may challenge the Environmental Protection Agency’s decision to declare the county an ozone “non-attainment area” for air quality standards.

Filing the challenge will cost $35,000, but if the county wins, it would relieve existing and potential businesses of various regulatory burdens Read More»

Fayetteville moving toward fines for repeat false alarms

If you have a security alarm in your home or business in Fayetteville, this applies to you.

The idea of adopting a false alarm ordinance in Fayetteville moved one step closer to reality Jan. 19. The proposed ordinance with an aim of reducing false alarm calls and reducing law enforcement costs will be up for a second reading and likely vote at the Feb. 2 City Council meeting. False alarms constituted 80 percent of all alarm calls in 2011. Read More»

F’ville buys 2 pivotal tracts for traffic circle, road extension

The Fayetteville  City Council meeting Jan. 19. (L-R) Mickey Edwards, Edward Johnson, Paul Oddo, Mayor Greg Clifton, Walt White and Larry Dell. Photo/Ben Nelms.

The Fayetteville City Council voted unanimously Jan. 19 to acquire the two pivotal pieces of property needed to construct a new road system on the city’s north side that will link Ga. Highway 92 and Hood Avenue on the west to Kathi Avenue and North Jeff Davis Drive to the east. Read More»

New Kedron Fieldhouse pool bubble to make debut soon

Officials hope it will last another 20 years

The new bubble for the Kedron pools is expected to be operational by the end of the month, according to city officials.

The bubble exterior has been delivered and staff is finalizing some issues with the mechanical equipment before it can be erected, officials said.

The project has faced delays and cost overruns because of a number of problems, some of which were discovered prior to construction and others that came to light as
construction progressed after a September start. The initial bid for the project also came in at $96,000 over the initial estimate. Read More»

State probing Tyrone church’s ‘no’ sign on election day

Flap resulted in Tyrone officials re-locating polls to library for future elections

The Georgia Secretary of State’s office is investigating a complaint about a political sign that greeted Tyrone voters in November’s municipal election. Read More»

PTC to ponder priorities for $3 million in repairs

With $3 million in the bank for needed repairs and capital improvement projects, Peachtree City is in the process of sorting which ones should sail to the top of the priority list.

City Manager Jim Pennington told the City Council Thursday that a partial list would be available at the next meeting so council could digest the information and make the decision on which projects are addressed first.

Councilman Eric Imker said the city should be able to identify a “handful of projects” that are certainties, and he hopes they can move forward quickly. Read More»

F’ville OKs buying first parcels in $9.1 million major intersection overhaul

It was a unanimous vote Jan. 19 by the Fayetteville City Council to approve the purchase of two pieces property in and around Hudson Plaza that is designed to lead to the construction of a new road system on Ga. Highway 85 North that will link Ga. Highway 92 and Hood Avenue on the west to Kathi Avenue and North Jeff Davis Drive to the east. Read More»

At $145K, MacDuff tunnel path on hold

Without a path connection to the east, the unused MacDuff tunnel has been targeted by graffiti vandals. Photo/John Munford.

An unused cart path tunnel under MacDuff Parkway is in danger of remaining mothballed for a bit longer.

With a $145,000 cost estimate for a connecting path to the McIntosh Village shopping center, the Peachtree City Council plans to review all other capital projects to see if the money could be better spent.

Council did approve proceeding with land acquisition for the project, but there is some question as to whether the project might lose its remaining $116,000 in funding. Read More»

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