Government

New Senoia library bid approved

It is practically all over but the construction. The Coweta County Library Board on March 25 approved the bid by Headley Construction to build the new 6,563 square-foot Senoia library on city-owned property on Pylant Street. Groundbreaking is tentatively scheduled for April 23.

Senoia Councilman and city representative for the library project Jeff Fisher said the Coweta County Library Board voted unanimously on March 25 to accept Headley Construction as the contractor and to accept Senoia's $59,100 change order on the project. Read More»

House trumps Senate immigration bill

Battle between chambers will determine fate of sweeping changes

Partly in an effort to get the ball rolling on immigration reform, a committee in the Georgia House of Representatives Monday voted to replace the Senate’s immigration reform bill with the version passed by the House.

The House bill’s sponsor, Matt Ramsey of Peachtree City, said the legislation will now go to the House Rules committee and hopefully soon before the full House of Representatives for a vote.

If approved by the House, the Senate could then approve the changes or insist on its original bill, which would trigger a conference committee, Ramsey said. Read More»

PTC to implement new building fees

Starting April 4, a new — and sometimes more expensive — structure for building fees will take effect in Peachtree City.

Gone will be a rate that calculates new building construction fees based on their square footage. Instead, the new fees take into account the total valuation of the project, based on either the contract for the work or a valuation table adopted twice a year by the International Code Council.

This will eliminate the difference between how a commercial project is valued and how residential construction is valued, city officials said. Read More»

Fayette Commission backs off elections board power struggle

Thursday night, the Fayette County Commission officially backed off of its previous move to have the final say on all appointees to the county’s three-member elections board. Read More»

Brown: Fund East Bypass by ditching West Bypass

An effort to steer Fayette County’s remaining transportation sales tax funds toward the East Fayetteville Bypass — and away from the West Fayetteville Bypass — was introduced last week by Fayette County Commissioner Steve Brown and then tabled by the full commission. Read More»

PTC survey says . . . No new taxes

86% want to keep same or lower rate; majority says no to Gathering Place expansion plans

Read their fingertips ... More than two-thirds of Peachtree City residents who took the online survey this year agreed that city taxes and service levels “should remain the same.” Read More»

Refi saves county $3M on justice center/jail bonds

Taking advantage of lower interest rates and other factors, the Fayette County Commission voted last week to refinance the county’s justice center and jail expansion.

In doing so, the county will see a $2.6 million savings this year along with another $1 million plus over the next three fiscal years, the commission was told Thursday night. Read More»

Imker: data says police, IT doing great job

Data from city reports and the citizen survey shows that two Peachtree City departments in particular are doing an outstanding job, according to city Councilman Eric Imker.

At last week’s council meeting, Imker praised the city’s Information Technology department for achieving a rare status based on results from the city’s survey. Citizens ranked themselves as being “extremely satisfied” or “very satisfied” with the IT department, with no lower-ranked responses. Read More»

Northern PTC-Coweta link discussed; new bridge over Line Creek eyed

Council declines to seek regional funding, wants more data from Coweta officials

An under-the-radar project that would link Fayette and Coweta counties with a new bridge across Line Creek was met with some skepticism by the Peachtree City Council last week. Read More»

PTC looks to plug hole in employee drug screenings

Peachtree City Police Chief H.C. "Skip" Clark.

Peachtree City does not have a city-wide program for pre-employment and random drug testing, but that may change soon. Read More»

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