Government

Voting starts Monday at PTC, Tyrone libraries

Voters in Peachtree City and Tyrone can cast ballots at their respective libraries all next week.

The polling locations will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m on Monday, Oct. 31 through Friday, Nov. 4.

Fayetteville voters may continue to cast their ballots during the same hours at the county’s elections office at the Fayette County administrative complex in downtown Fayetteville.

No voting will occur on Monday, Nov. 7, and voters waiting until election day Nov. 8 must cast their ballots at their regular polling place between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Read More»

F’ville Council denies Olive Garden sign variance on 2-3 vote

A sign variance for a third sign and more square footage requested by the new Olive Garden restaurant on Ga. Highway 85 south of the Fayette Pavilion was denied by the Fayetteville City Council on a 2-3 vote at the Oct. 20 meeting. Read More»

Candidates face the public in PTC forum

City Council Post 1 candidate Stephen Allen (L) chats with opponent Eric Imker, the incumbent, during the forum moderated Monday night by the Peachtree City Rotary Club. Photo/John Munford.

For the first time this election season, Peachtree City voters were treated Monday night to a side-by-side comparison of the two candidates seeking the Post 1 City Council seat.

Newcomer Steve Allen, who works in information technology services and incumbent Eric Imker, who is retired, answered a number of pointed questions from the audience about city government operations, cost cutting and more.

Allen said, if elected to office, he wants to have his performance measured on the effect on home values, quality of life and enhancement of the city’s village retail centers. Read More»

In F’ville campaign funds, Steele leads the race

When it comes to spending money for political campaigns in Fayetteville, Mayor Ken Steele tops the list with Post 2 City County candidate Mickey Edwards a close second and Post 1 candidate Edward Johnson a more distant third. Read More»

City sacks position at Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater

Budget short $36K this year; move saves $25-30K

In a move that will bring the Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater close to break-even financially, the Peachtree City Council approved the elimination of a full-time staffer for the facility.

The “events services coordinator” will be replaced with a part-time box office supervisor who would work form March through October.

The move will save some $25,000 to $30,000 a year, but a severance package will cost the city about $5,255 this year, cutting into the savings a bit.
This year the amphitheater budget is short by almost $36,000, according to amphitheater director Nancy Price. Read More»

PTC to lease 7 vehicles

1-year deal to explore cost savings with outsourced maintenance

Peachtree City will lease six trucks and a new, smaller, vehicle for the city manager under a pilot program that includes maintenance conducted by the leasing company.

It will cost the city a bit under $30,000 for just one year, with no future year commitments, said City Finance Director Paul Salvatore.

“Basically for the price of purchasing one vehicle, we can test seven vehicles in the pilot program with the hope of seeing some savings realized,” Salvatore said. Read More»

Kedron pool bubble replacement cost to soar again

Unforeseen problems, equipment could send tab over $550K

The Peachtree City Council has authorized spending up to $100,000 in additional repairs and equipment replacement connected to the replacement of the all-weather bubble enclosure for the Kedron pools. Read More»

F’ville candidates for 2011 have their say at forum

The auditorium at Harvest Christian Community Church in Fayetteville was packed with nearly 200 people Oct. 18 to hear the six candidates for mayor and two council seats square off in a forum sponsored by the Fayette County Local Issues Tea Party. Read More»

Study: Village centers need ‘community space’

The founder of Peachtree City and its first mayor, Joel Cowan, speaks at a meeting of the Development Authority of Peachtree City Oct. 17 at City Hall. Photo/John Munford.

Peachtree City’s village retail centers could stand some changes, and some help from the city as it turns out.

A study of the Glenloch, Kedron, Aberdeen and Braelinn shopping centers authored by Georgia Tech architecture students and Professor Richard Dagenhart was unveiled Tuesday, providing several recommendations to help them thrive into the future:

• Provide easy, pleasant access to the shopping centers, particularly for customers coming by golf cart;

• Increase the diversity of businesses in the centers to provide more than one reason to visit the area; Read More»

Senoia candidates and public to have their say

The candidates running for elected office on the Senoia City Council in the November election will face the voters at an Oct. 27 forum hosted by the Senoia Tea Party Patriots. Organization coordinator Joe Cannin said holding a forum is important because it enhances voters’ awareness of the issues facing their community. Read More»

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