Government

New PTC pool contract approved, results in $7K savings over previous year

A new contract to operate Peachtree City’s five pools will result in a savings of $7,000 from the previous year, officials said at Thursday night’s city council meeting.

The contract will again go to USA Pools, which was deemed the most qualified company that submitted a proposal. The $249,000 contract was approved unanimously by council.

As part of the contract, USA Pools operates and staffs the city’s pools. USA Pools has had the contract with the city since 1998. Read More»

PTC sets fees for celltower applications, funds cover engineering analysis

To cover the cost of an independent wireless consultant, the Peachtree City Council has established a new fee for reviewing permits for new cellphone towers and antennas.

A new tower application fee will cost $4,500 and applications to put an antenna will cost $2,000 to review. The review of applications to put an antenna on an existing celltower will cost $250.

The new fees were adopted unanimously Thursday night by the city council, along with approval of consulting engineer David Snavely of Plantation, Fla.

According to the contract, Snavely will help the city by: Read More»

PTC OK’s streetlight cell antennas for north Kedron area

A cutting edge initiative to improve cellular signals in north Peachtree City got the go-ahead from the Peachtree City Council Thursday night. Read More»

Controversial Walgreens architecture up for vote Nov. 29 at PTC Planning Commission

The latest building elevations for a Walgreens Pharmacy at the intersection of Ga. Highway 54 and Peachtree Parkway will be unveiled at the Nov. 29 meeting of the Peachtree City Planning Commission. The developer will be razing the existing Ruby Tuesday restaurant to make way for the Walgreens, which will be located immediately next door to the Rite-Aid pharmacy. Read More»

Coweta collecting fewer sales tax dollars for schools as retail slides

It’s a sign of the times, the economic times that is. A recent report on the Coweta County School System’s one-cent sales tax (SPLOST) revenues showed that collections dipped by nearly $750,000 between November 2009 and October 2010 compared to the same time a year earlier.

A report by Assistant Superintendent for Finance Keith Chapman showed collections for the period of November 2009 to October 2010 totaled $19,227,614. That compares to the $20,020,788 collected during the one-year period from November 2008 to October 2009. Read More»

Senoia budget nearly flat for 2011

The Senoia City Council on Monday night heard the first reading of the upcoming $2.1 million FY 2011 General Fund budget that takes effect in January. The second reading and likely approval will come in December.

The 2011 General Fund budget shows an increase in revenues totaling $24,600 over 2010, with revenues and expenditures each totaling $2,128,400. Read More»

PTC eyes hiring celltower consultant on contract

To better evaluate proposals for new celltowers, Peachtree City plans to enter a contract with an engineer specializing in the analysis of such projects.

At Thursday night’s City Council meeting, approval is expected for an agreement with consulting engineer David Snavely of Plantation, Fla.

Snavely’s fees will be covered by revenue from the new application fee that will be assessed on telecommunications companies seeking to erect new celltowers, according to a memo from City Attorney Ted Meeker.

According to the contract, Snavely will help the city by: Read More»

F’ville Council to consider OK’ing Fayette transportation plan

The Fayetteville City Council Thursday night will consider a resolution to support the 2010 Fayette County Comprehensive Transportation Plan. The resolution includes a wish list of proposed projects that will be forwarded to the county for consideration.

Serving as a guide for the prioritization and planning for future transportation projects, the city listed its priorities in three tiers. Read More»

Maxwell to McCarty: ‘Show me the receipt and I’ll drop election lawsuit’

Fayette County Commissioner-elect Allen McCarty (L) and current Commissioner Eric Maxwell (R).

Defeated commissioner challenges winner McCarty to prove past due 2003 state tax bill has been paid

If commissioner-elect Allen McCarty will come forward with paperwork proving he has paid off a past due state sales tax bill dating back to 2003, current Commissioner Eric Maxwell said he would dismiss his lawsuit seeking to disqualify McCarty from taking office. Read More»

So, after political fight, what IS on Fayette's transportation list?

Fayetteville Mayor Kenneth Steele.

Now that we know who is representing Fayette County’s interests on a regional transportation roundtable, what road projects will be on the local list?

Turns out that despite the recent political upheavals over who will represent Fayette County, nobody really knows — or at least nobody’s saying. Read More»