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Fayette County to muzzle public comment?

Fayette County Public Works Director Phil Mallon speaks to commissioners from podium also used by the public. Photo/John Munford.

‘Model’ ordinance would require all commenters to sign up 1 full week ahead of meeting

At its workshop meeting this afternoon, the Fayette County Commission is slated to discuss a slate of new meeting rules, one of which, if enacted, would severely impact citizens’ right to speak during the public comment portion of the meeting.

Under a so-called “model ordinance” proposed by the Association County Commissioners of Georgia — which the commissioners will be discussing — a citizen would be required to submit their name and the topic of their comments at least one week prior to the meeting at which they wish to speak. Read More»

Fayette stormwater ‘fee’ coming

May cost residents of unincorporated areas average of $70

Call it a fee, not a tax, but look out, unincorporated Fayette residents — a new bill is likely headed your way.

With the blessing of the Fayette County Commission, county staff is preparing to implement a new stormwater utility that would be funded by an annual fee Read More»

By 3-to-2 vote, Fayette to hire temps for West Bypass work

To help get the ball rolling on construction of the second phase of the West Fayetteville Bypass, the Fayette County Commission has authorized the hiring of temporary help for the county’s public works department. Read More»

Fayette GOP breakfast Saturday, June 4

The Fayette County GOP Breakfast will take place June 4 at 9 a.m. at the International House of Pancakes in Fayetteville. Breakfast starts at 8:30 a.m. and the meeting begins at 9 a.m. Speakers will be Dr. Bob Todd, Chair of the Fayette County Board of Education and Marion Key, Vice Chair of Fayette County Board of Education. Be part of the solution - stay informed and become active in your community. All interested persons are invited to attend. For more information, please call 770-716-1545 or go to FCGOP website for more details.

PTC wants funding for gateway bridge, new paths and road improvements

The final results won’t be out for at least another week or two, but there is eager anticipation to see if key Peachtree City projects will be up for consideration for funding by the proposed regional transportation sales tax.

City Manager Jim Pennington, at last week’s City Council meeting, said from what he has seen, the results will be “very positive for Peachtree City.”

“It is not out, and it has not been published, but I think it’s just wise to advise you to be prepared because some things may look pretty good,” Pennington said. Read More»

3 Fayette BoE members tell staff: Cut this budget some more

Superintendent’s proposal would have drained $18M reserve

Three of the five members of the Fayette County Board of Education instructed system staff to take the proposed budget back to the cutting board. The proposed budget exceeded expected income by nearly $19 million. Read More»

New PTC July 4 T-shirts available

The Peachtree City CVB Staff showcases the NEW 2011 Fourth of July T-Shirt. From left are Sarah Davenport, Nancy Price, Kim Trawick, and Mary Camburn. Photo/Special.

The Fourth of July in Peachtree City is an unforgettable experience for all, as thousands of red, white, and blue golf carts parade their way through the City showing their patriotism. During the festivities this year, the Peachtree City Convention & Visitors Bureau invites you to participate in the City’s newest tradition by wearing the NEW Fourth of July T-Shirt which can be purchased at the Visitors Center or City Hall for only ten dollars. For more information please call the Peachtree City Convention & Visitors Bureau at 678-216-0282. Read More»

Tyrone allocates remaining sewer capacity

The Tyrone Town Council at its May 19 meeting voted to provide sewer service to three areas of potential development near Ga. Highway 74. That move, along with the few areas currently receiving the town’s limited sewer service, will bring the 250,000 gallon per day capacity to its maximum. Read More»

Coweta approves indoor shooting range

Coweta residents wanting a place to practice shooting a firearm got some good news May 17 when the Coweta County Commission granted a conditional use permit for an indoor shooting range to be constructed on Amlajack Way off Ga. Highway 34. Read More»

Fayette County to save $2M in 2 years by adding new 9-1-1 tax

Starting this fall, all property owners in Fayette County may be paying a brand new property tax to help fund operations of the county’s 911 center.

The proposed 911 millage rate, recommended by county staff, is two-tenths of a mill, which will equate to an additional $19 a year for a home with a fair market value of $250,000.

The tax would be assessed on every home in Fayette County, including its cities, as they are all served by the county’s consolidated 911 center. Read More»