Government

Coweta reports long list of accomplishments in 2010

When it comes to county government it is the ongoing recession that often makes the headlines across the state and nation, especially in terms of falling revenues and cutbacks. But Coweta County was more fortunate than many in 2010. That reality, along with a long list of accomplishments made throughout the year, was noted Tuesday night in a presentation to the Coweta County Commission by county Public Information Officer Patricia Palmer. Read More»

PTC tweaks, hikes hotel-motel tax

On a 4-1 vote Thursday night the Peachtree City Council adopted a new structure for the city’s hotel-motel tax rate that will steer an extra $130,000 to the city’s general fund.

Councilman Eric Imker said that will allow the city to shave $130,000 off the general fund budget and translate that into a decrease in property taxes, Read More»

PTC lauded for fixing icy roads

Praise was heaped upon Peachtree City’s Public Works Department at Thursday night’s City Council meeting.

Specifically several compliments were aimed at the fantastic shape the city’s roads were in following the recent ice storm.

Councilman Doug Sturbaum said he had several co-workers who drove from other areas to work in the city, and they noted that the difference in the city’s road condition compared to other jurisdictions was evident as soon as they crossed the city limits. Read More»

Fayette BoE restores 1.5% of school system pay

Fayette County School Superintendent Dr. Jeff Bearden. Photo/Ben Nelms.

School system employees got a portion of what they wanted Jan. 18 when Fayette County Board of Education members voted unanimously to restore 1.5 percent of the 4.5 percent pay cut from 2009 that took effect in the 2009-2010 fiscal year.

The 1.5 percent restoration came at the recommendation of Superintendent Jeff Bearden. Read More»

Gas golf cart ban denied

Gas golf carts aren't an endangered species in Peachtree City after all.

On a unanimous vote Thursday night, the City Council unanimously voted to sack an ordinance amendment that would have banned gas golf carts from being operated on the city's paths within 10 years. Read More»

Brown: veto power for elections board will die in legislature

A bid to give the Fayette County Commission veto power over political parties’ appointees to the county elections board will not go forward in the Georgia legislature, effectively halting the controversial move in its tracks, according to Commissioner Steve Brown.

Brown in a news release Thursday said he has received three confirmations that the legislation will not advance during the legislative session. Read More»

Senoia to consider adopting county animal ordinance

After lengthy discussions during the past two meetings the Senoia City Council on Monday voted unanimously to begin the process of scheduling public hearings that could lead to the adoption of Coweta County’s Animal Control Ordinance.

The discussion on animal control began Jan. 2 during a discussion of the city’s current ordinance and what constituted a dog kennel. But the discussion quickly led to the idea of comparing the city and county ordinance and determining which would best suit the needs of Senoia’s citizens. Read More»

Fayette schools to make up 3 lost ice days during Feb. winter break

The Fayette County Board of Education Tuesday night voted unanimously to make up during the February winter break three of the five days lost last week to the winter storm that saw schools closed all week across the northern half of Georgia. Read More»

PTC announces council election Nov. 8

It may be more than nine months away, but Peachtree City officials are reminding citizens of the Nov. 8 election for two seats on the City Council.

The seats which are expiring currently are held by Councilmen Eric Imker (Post 1) and Doug Sturbaum (Post 2). Both seats are for four-year terms.

Sturbaum is finishing his first term on council, and Imker is finishing a partial term, as he was elected to fill the spot of Don Haddix who had to resign his seat to run for mayor. Read More»

Relaxed trespassing ordinance up for a vote in F’ville

The agenda at Thursday night’s meeting of the Fayetteville City Council will be short, but one of the items includes the second reading and possible adoption of a proposed ordinance relaxing the charge of trespassing on private property. Read More»

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