Government

Fayette school board hears warning of state fund cuts of up to 4%

State officials are still talking about making further cuts in education spending, Comptroller Laura Brock told the Fayette County Board of Education last week.

The cuts would come from the school system’s Quality Basic Education (QBE) funding, and there’s talk of either a 2 percent or a 4 percent cut, Brock said.

The 4 percent cut would cost Fayette County Schools about $1.6 million, Brock estimated. To counterbalance that cut, the school will make cuts of 4 percent in transportation and nursing services going into the middle of the school year’s budget cycle, she said. Read More»

F’ville approves city part of Fayette County road plan

Fayetteville City Hall.

The Fayetteville City Council at its Nov. 18 meeting unanimously approved its list of proposed projects for 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. The council also adopted a resolution that complies with the new state law on outside watering. Read More»

Fayette classroom teachers to have e-access to student data, test scores

Teachers in Fayette County’s public schools are about to get another cybertool at their disposal, and this time it will help them monitor student assessments on statewide standardized tests.

The new statewide Longitudinal Data System will allow teachers to pull up a particular student’s grades along with results on the CRCT, high school graduation tests and high school end of course testing, the Fayette County Board of Education was told last week. Read More»

Commission okays right-of-way for Senoia church

It was essentially a housekeeping issue, but it was important to the project that will locate Legacy Christian Church along Rockaway Road in Senoia. The Coweta County Commission last week gave unanimous approval for the acceptance of a warranty deed linked to the needed right-of-way for the project. Read More»

Commission approves stealth cell towers

Coweta County commissioners, county planning staff and consultants discuss the specifics of a monopine cell tower to be operated by Skyway Towers that was later approved for an 11-acre site on Lora Smith Road.

The Coweta County Commission in the past two weeks has approved the installation of two 150-foot monopine cell phone towers in east Coweta. The approvals were preceded by objections by nearby residents.

Constructed to take the shape of a pine tree, the monopine cell tower on Parks Road proposed by T-Mobile was approved unanimously by commissioners despite the objections of a number of nearby residents citing their opposition to the tower on the basis of health and safety issues, sight pollution and the inappropriate use of the zoning district. Read More»

Maxwell: Land near bypass presents no real conflict

Some bloggers on TheCitizen.com have questioned whether outgoing Commissioner Eric Maxwell might eventually profit from owning approximately 37 acres of property in relative proximity to what could be the eventual route of Phase 3 of the West Fayetteville Bypass. Read More»

McCarty wins tax flop, Maxwell folds

No apologies, but Maxwell drops suit against commission winner McCarty, who pays sales tax bill in installments

Fayette County Commissioner Eric Maxwell made good on his promise Monday, dropping a lawsuit against Commissioner-elect Allen McCarty after McCarty’s attorney showed proof that he had indeed paid off in full a delinquent sales tax owed the state of Georgia. Read More»

PTC police start 'Light Up The Night' toy drives

PTC police start 'Light Up The Night' toy drives

The Peachtree City Police Department is holding its 2nd Annual Light Up the Night toy drive beginning on Nov. 26, 2010 in the parking lot of the Peachtree City Walmart, according to Chief H.C. “Skip” Clark.

Future dates include: Walmart on Nov. 27 and Dec. 3, 2010; Target on Dec. 2, 9, and 10, 2010; and Braelinn Kroger on Dec. 8 and 15, 2010. All times are from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Read More»

Multi-family moratorium renewed for PTC

Council must vote before staff can review apartment, condo proposals

Peachtree City has again renewed it annual moratorium on multi-family rezoning proposals.

That means any developer wanting a rezoning to create a multi-family project such as apartments or condominiums must first get approval from the City Council before city staff is allowed to weigh in on such a project.

In the past, city officials have noted that such a policy prevents staff from being inundated with requests that might have little chance of passing muster from council. Read More»

PTC tables county transportation plan review, transit opposed

Presented with a request to sign off on the latest Fayette County Transportation Plan, the Peachtree City Council threw up the brakes Thursday night in favor of waiting until it is put in a final form and council members could be briefed on further specifics of the proposal.

The draft of the plan was circulated to councilmembers in advance of the meeting, but Councilman Eric Imker said he wants the city to specifically object to several projects in the plan, because a blanket “yes” vote would lead people to believe the city was okay with all of the plan’s proposals. Read More»

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