Government

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»

Early voting starts for runoff election

It’s voting time again, as two statewide races are headed for the Nov. 30 runoff election.

Voters will be selecting a Supreme Court justice between incumbent David Nahmias, who took 48.2 percent of the vote, and Tammy Lynn Adkins, who got 35.3 percent.

The other race in question is for the Georgia Court of Appeals, as Antoinette “Toni” Davis faces Chris McFadden. Davis was the leading vote-getter in a six-person race with 25.5 percent of the vote, followed by McFadden with 22.6 percent. Read More»

Cell antennas pitched for PTC streetlights

Seen as alternative to towers in residential areas; proposal targets Kedron Village neighborhoods

A cutting-edge initiative to improve cellular signals in Peachtree City will involve the use of streetlights instead of celltowers. NextG Networks wants to add antennas and small control boxes to existing city streetlights as a low-profile way to cover cellphone deadspots in certain areas for certain carriers. Read More»

PTC seeks payment options for big-ticket city repair items

No one ever said running a city was cheap. But the Peachtree City Council is facing some future decisions on some big-ticket items for funding.

At Thursday’s council workshop, Finance Director Paul Salvatore presented funding options for the various projects, which range from $82,000 for resurfacing the small and large pools at the Kedron Aquatic Center to $800,000 for the dredging of the northern portion of Lake Peachtree. Read More»

$850K price tag put on expanding Gathering Place for bridge games

Adding another large room and a similarly sized unfinished basement to the Gathering Place senior citizen’s center would cost an estimated $850,000, the Peachtree City Council was told Tuesday night at a workshop meeting. Read More»

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