Government

Rules over color and size proposed for donation boxes in PTC

As donation boxes become more ubiquitous, they are also “sticking out” a bit more.

And that is not a good thing to do in Peachtree City.

While the city is not about to disallow the charity collection points, officials are poised to regulate them more than is currently being done.

A proposed ordinance to do just that was approved by the city’s planning commission Monday night, and it will be considered by the city council at a future date. Read More»

Landscaping approved for PTC Walgreens

Established trees will continue to surround the Walgreen’s property in Peachtree City. Photo/John Munford.

A landscaping plan for Peachtree City’s new Walgreens pharmacy was approved by the planning commission June 13.

Almost as important as the new landscaping is what existing vegetation will remain on the site of the Ruby Tuesday restaurant. All the trees along Ga. Highway 54 and Peachtree Parkway will stay, except for perhaps one that may be hollow. Read More»

Coweta BoE adopts FY 2012 budget

The Coweta County Board of Education June 14 adopted a $165.5 million General Fund budget for the FY 2011-2012 school year that begins July 1. The budget includes a decrease of $200,000 over the current budget. The new budget includes an anticipated June 30, 2012 fund balance of approximately $23 million that, given the lackluster economy, could easily be needed a year from now. Read More»

PTC to ax 2 employees; enact major reorganization?

City Manager proposal added to tonight's City Council agenda

Tonight (June 16) the Peachtree City Council will consider eliminating two high-ranking positions in the leisure services division as part of a sweeping reorganization of city staff proposed by City Manager Jim Pennington.

The proposal is to eliminate the positions held by Director of Leisure Services, Randy Gaddo and Recreation Facilities Manager Scott Christopher.

The items were added to the city council agenda Wednesday afternoon as news began leaking out of the proposal.

Also among the recommended changes: Read More»

I-85/Hwy. 74 junction, East Bypass on 1st list for regional SPLOST funding

Having recently released a list of transportation projects for potential funding from a regional sales tax, area officials are hoping for feedback from local residents.

On Monday, June 20 at 6 p.m. a special “telephone town hall meeting” on the topic will be conducted by phone.

Several thousand residents will be called randomly and invited to join, but any citizen can participate by calling 1-888-886-6603 and entering PIN code 16723. The meeting is set to last one hour. Read More»

F’ville eyes budget cut again, but rate may rise

The numbers have been crunched and the Fayetteville City Council on June 16 will hear the first reading of the FY 2012 General Fund budget proposal totaling $9.41 million. A decrease of $169,000 over last year, the FY 2012 budget continues the long-time hiring freeze, anticipates Read More»

PTC planners delay vote on Hwy. 54W big box retail

A proposal for a 164,000-square-foot shopping center on Ga. Highway 54 West at Line Creek Drive was presented to the Peachtree City Planning Commission Monday night. No vote was taken.

The plan for what is being called “McIntosh Village 2.0” includes a large “big box” tenant of up to 65,000 square feet and three junior anchors around 20,000 to 30,000 square feet each. Read More»

What would Brown have proposed if Frady hadn't squelched him? Here’s a peek

Fayette County Commissioner Steve Brown (L) and Commission Chairman Herb Frady in composite file photos.

In the presentation he wasn’t allowed to make at Thursday’s Fayette County Commission meeting, Commissioner Steve Brown was going to recommend the county take on millions in debt for what he feels are a host of necessary projects, with the debt to be paid off from repurposed transportation SPLOST revenues.

That plan, however, assumes that the county commission would authorize a referendum allowing for voters to sign off on transportation SPLOST revenues being shifted to pay off debt or shift the money to the general fund for property tax rollbacks. Read More»

UPDATED: Tempers flare as Frady tables tax shift plan

UPDATED: Tempers flare as Frady tables tax shift plan

Chairman claims fellow commissioner failed to submit documents per county policy

UPDATED for print version — When Fayette County Commissioner Steve Brown came to Thursday night’s commission meeting, he had planned to ask his fellow commissioners to pursue a referendum that would allow transportation sales tax dollars to be shifted towards either paying off debt or helping the county’s general fund. Read More»

MacDuff tunnel progressing, design set, city working on cost estimate

Peachtree City now has a plan for finishing a cart path leading eastward from a tunnel underneath MacDuff Parkway.

The project has been slowed for several months while city staff got feedback from officials at Camden Apartments, as some of its land will be necessary to accommodate the path.

Camden representatives brushed off the city’s first option, but a second preliminary design has won favor, as long as the city puts up a fence and landscaping in one particular area to keep the general public from entering the complex, city officials said Tuesday night. Read More»