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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»

Only lawyers allowed to run for this local office?

One local elected office will be reserved exclusively for attorneys from here on out, if Fayette officials get their wish. The office of Fayette County Magistrate, of which there are four part-time judges here, would require any candidate to have either practiced law for seven years or been a magistrate for seven years. Read More»

Reworked gas golf cart ban up for vote at Thursday's PTC Council

Thursday night the Peachtree City Council will consider a proposal to ban the registration of gas-powered golf carts, although existing gas cart owners will have 10 years before facing the same consequence, thereby rendering their carts unusable on the city’s 80-plus mile cart path system. Read More»

Brown, McCarty oppose bypass by voting against asphalt contracts

Fayette's newest county commissioners: (L) Allen McCarty and Steve Brown.

To record a vote against the West Fayetteville Bypass, new Fayette County Commissioners Steve Brown and Allen McCarty voted against the “consent agenda” of housekeeping matters at last week’s regular commission meeting.

The agenda, which generally consists of non-controversial “housekeeping” items, last week included the awarding of annual bids for asphalt acquisition and milling services for various paving and resurfacing projects. Brown inquired if any of that money would be going towards the West Fayetteville Bypass. Read More»

Haddix: Watch for more taxes in survey

Peachtree City Mayor Don Haddix

Again this year, the annual survey of city residents will include a host of questions about property taxes and what services/programs citizens support the most.

Mayor Don Haddix said this week that he is concerned the survey isn’t specific enough, particularly when it comes to explaining the issue with property taxes. He noted that when last year’s 1.25 mill property tax increase was approved, city staff projected a subsequent .5 mill hike necessary for this year and each of the following three years. Read More»

PTC to consider gas cart ban Thursday night

Thursday night the Peachtree City Council will consider a proposal to ban the registration of gas-powered golf carts, although existing gas cart owners will have 10 years before facing the same consequence, thereby rendering their carts unusable on the city’s 80-plus mile cart path system.

The gas golf cart ban has been applauded by residents who contend they are too smelly and noisy. But opponents have contended that the carts are a better alternative to electric-powered models since they have more range per tank compared to the electric cart’s built-in battery power. Read More»

Rep. Ramsey of PTC introduces bill allowing out-of-state health insurance options

Georgia House Majority Caucus Vice-Chairman Matt Ramsey (R-Peachtree City) on Thursday introduced House Bill 47 aimed at providing Georgians with additional health insurance options. Read More»

Senoia hears plan for 88-acre residential and retail annexation on Hwy. 16

A proposal for the annexation of 88 acres along Ga. Highway 16 adjacent to Senoia’s west side has been sent to the Senoia Planning Commission for further study. The proposal calls for office/commercial and residential development on the north and south sides of the highway.

The annexation and conceptual land use proposal for the mixed-use Village West development was submitted by developer David Lindsey. Read More»

Republicans oppose county veto on elections board picks

It was an unusual turn of events Thursday night, as Fayette County Republican Party chairman David Studdard implored the all-Republican Fayette County Commission to wipe out a December action that could lead to giving the county commission veto power over all future members of the county’s elections board. Read More»

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