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$400,000 crosswalk, path system for F’ville

It may take some time before the funds are released, but in the end there will be a new pedestrian-friendly look to the area around Piedmont Fayette Hospital and beyond.

The Fayetteville City Council on Oct. 6 approved a memorandum of understanding for a $400,000 project that will install an enhanced crosswalk on Ga. Highway 54 at the hospital and 8,500 feet of multi-use paths extending through the Togwotee Village Read More»

Candidates pitch positions at Chamber of Commerce gathering

The Rev. Ed Johnson (L) and Mickey Edwards (R) are running for Post 1 and Post 2 in the election in Fayetteville. Johnson is running against incumbent Wilson Price and Edwards is running against first-time candidate Cathy Cochran. Photo/Carolyn Cary.

Candidates in the upcoming elections for Fayetteville, Tyrone, and Peachtree City had an opportunity to introduce themselves at a meeting held by the Fayette County Chamber of Commerce. It was held at the chamber’s office in the old courthouse building.

Fifteen candidates are running in the three municipalities and only Fayetteville mayoral candidate Greg Clifton and Peachtree City candidates Steve Allen and George Dienhart were no-shows at the Chamber event. Read More»

PTC residents share ‘private street’ plight

City won’t consider maintaining them unless all right-of-way is donated

More than two dozen subdivisions and condominiums in Peachtree City were built without the streets being dedicated to the city, leaving homeowners on the hook for street improvements and repaving.

At a City Council workshop Tuesday night, it was explained that the “private street” approach was adopted by developers to either avoid the expense of building the streets to city specifications and/or to allow more units in the subdivision. Read More»

Fayette GOP opposes T-SPLOST mass transit projects

Half the proposed $6 billion to be raised from the 2012 10-county regional transportation sales tax referendum will be wasted on mass transit projects “not in the general interest,” charges the Fayette County Republican Party.

Only rail and bus projects that pay their own way from construction to operation costs will get local Republican support, the Executive Board of the Fayette GOP said in a news release last week. Read More»

PTC to sell $6M bonds for repairs, refinancing

To fund necessary repairs and upgrades at city owned facilities and re-finance two existing loans, the Peachtree City Council Thursday night approved the sale of $6 million in revenue bonds.

The bond issue will cover $3 million in improvements and the refinancing of two existing loans.

The city got an outstanding interest rate of 2.16 percent, thanks to the city’s excellent credit rating, officials said. And when paired with the payoff of another bond series earlier this year, the net increase on debt service is only $165,000 a year, according to Finance Director Paul Salvatore. Read More»

Planners to vote on TDK plant expansion

A proposal to add a 40,000 square foot expansion to TDK’s facility on TDK Boulevard near Ga. Highway 74 South will be considered by the Peachtree City Planning Commission Monday night.

The expansion will allow the company to consolidate its warehouse and shipping activities, TDK representatives have said.

The conceptual site plan for the existing TDK facility shows the proposed addition of approximately 40,000 square feet that will be similar in design to the existing structure, city Planning and Zoning Administrator David Rast has said. Read More»

PTC saving on roof work, but bubble cost to rise

Peachtree City will be saving a significant amount of money using a new process to repair the roofs of two buildings instead of replacing them. Read More»

PTC to add two new staffers

Peachtree City has hired two additional employees, although one of the new positions will expire after a year.

A 30-hour a week intern has been brought on for the city’s planning department to help reduce a backlog of matters that must be dealt with, city officials said. That intern is being hired on a 1-year contract, and the total cost including salary and benefits is $29,571. Read More»

Seabaugh leaves state Senate to become deputy state treasurer

It has been more than a decade since Mitch Seabaugh was elected to the state Senate seat for District 28. That time came to an end Oct. 3 when Seabaugh resigned his seat when he received an appointment by Gov. Nathan Deal to become the Georgia Deputy State Treasurer.

Gov. Deal on Oct. 3 announced that Seabaugh had been appointed deputy state treasurer and that Steve McCoy, who had served as deputy treasurer, would move into the position as Georgia State Treasurer.

Seabaugh could not be reached for comment on the announcement. Read More»

Coweta says ‘no’ to Sharpsburg water request

The Town of Sharpsburg for some time has been talking about needing additional water lines into the municipality. To that end, Mayor Wendell Staley on Oct. 4 made a formal water service request to the Coweta County Water and Sewerage Authority (CCWSA) to install a water meter on Ga. Highway 16. It was a request that required action by the Coweta County Commission, a request that commissioners denied with little discussion. Read More»

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