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PTC’s Development Authority meets Mon. night to ponder future projects, going out of business

The Development Authority of Peachtree City will hold a special called meeting this Monday (Aug. 15) at 5 p.m., and it just might turn out to be its last. Read More»

PTC to beef up tree removal rules

Would give city ability to deny tree removal permits

At the request of the city council, Peachtree City is preparing a stronger tree removal ordinance that will provide the ability for the city to deny tree removal on personal property in some circumstances. Read More»

Fayette may swap Democrats

Fayette may swap Democrats

First draft of redistricting maps released

New district for Fayetteville, NE Fayette Co. will have open seat up for grabs

Fayette County would still be split up into five different state house districts if a new map released Friday is adopted by the full legislature. Read More»

Fayette now seems likely to adopt stormwater utility

County staff will be heading back to the drawing board, at least somewhat, to recalculate a proposed budget for a more aggressive stormwater improvement program that would be funded by new fees assessed on all properties in the unincorporated county.

That was the result of yet another discussion by the Fayette County Commission last week about a staff proposal to implement a stormwater utility.

While a majority of commissioners has agreed the utility is needed, the matter under discussion is the matter of setting the annual fees. Read More»

Fayette eyes written policy for land buying

In an effort to make Fayette County’s land acquisition process easier to understand, county employees are preparing a policy that will be translated into a handout that can be shared with residents.

The idea was initiated last month by Commissioner Allen McCarty, who said that confusion about the policy has led to him hearing comments from a number of citizens, specifically as it relates to the continuing construction of the West Fayetteville Bypass. Read More»

F’ville eyes charging for security system false alarms

The Fayetteville City Council in the coming months will be considering an ordinance to address the large number of false activations generated by alarm systems throughout the city. Nearly 83 percent of alarm calls in 2010 were false alarms.

Fayetteville Police spokesman Steve Crawshaw said the city is working to develop an ordinance to address the large number of false alarm calls answered by officers. Read More»

Fayette ponders, ‘What if we ran and paid for our own library?’

In the wake of the Flint River Regional Library System cutting its funding of the director’s position at the Fayette County Library, the County Commission wants to look anew at the possibility of bolting from FRRLS.

Currently the county pays about $75,000 a year for FRRLS services, and the cities of Peachtree City and Tyrone pay about $17,000 each, officials said.

The county and cities pay for all other library staffers, so the question remains: what does Fayette County get from FRRLS in exchange for its annual payments? Read More»

Delay coming for regional transportation sales tax vote?

Added to legislature's special session agenda by Gov. Deal

Map-making won’t be the only chore taken up by the Georgia Legislature during its special session starting Monday.

Gov. Nathan Deal also wants the legislature to consider moving the date of the referendum on a regional transportation sales tax vote. The legislation adopted earlier this year scheduled that vote for July 31, 2012, but Deal wants to push it to the November general election, a spokesman for his office has confirmed. Read More»

Fayette plans to ‘roll up’ tax rate

With more turbulent financial times ahead for the United States, the Fayette County Commission may increase its general fund millage rate by nearly a quarter of a mill to counteract the decline in property values.

Called a “roll-up,” the move is being recommended by County Manager Jack Krakeel, and the consensus at last week’s commission meeting was to proceed with advertising the millage rate increase. Previously the commission had agreed in principle to get by without a property tax increase for the general fund. Read More»

Westmoreland: Constitutional amendment needed to rein in runaway federal spending

3rd District U.S. Rep. Lynn Westsmoreland makes a point at a briefing Tuesday morning at the Fayette County Chamber of Commerce in Fayetteville. Photo/Ben Nelms.

It was a conversation about debt and spending and what the future holds for the United States. Remarks by Congressman Lynn Westmoreland addressed those and other issues at an Aug. 9 meeting of the Fayette County Chamber of Commerce at the old courthouse in Fayetteville. Read More»

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