Government

Peachtree City begins search for new city manager

Council agrees to pay Bernie McMullen for 4 months past Dec. 31; evaluation by mayor disputed

A City Hall insider has confirmed that Peachtree City City Manager Bernie McMullen was not forced out of his job, but instead elected on his own to retire. Read More»

Consequences of voting ‘No’ on regional tax costly to Fayette?

There is a lot of talk these days about the regional one-cent transportation sales tax initiative known as the Transportation Investment Act of 2010 that will be voted up or down at the polls in mid-2012. But what happens if voters in any of the 12 “special districts” across Georgia turn down the proposal that was given birth earlier this year in House Bill 277? Read More»

Schools have $18.4 million cushion, but more state cuts ahead

Financial reports from the Fayette County School System show the system currently on track to end the fiscal year on June 30 with an estimated $18.4 million surplus. And as she has done on a number of past occasions, one Fayette school teacher asked that some of the surplus be used to address previous staff pays cuts. Read More»

F’ville permits more amusement machines at some restaurants

It was a brief agenda before the Fayetteville City Council Oct. 21 but it was important to at least one local restaurant that had unwittingly run afoul of a change in state law pertaining to the number of coin-operated amusement machines allowed on the property. The council adopted an ordinance designed to permit dining facilities seating more than 40 to operate more than the nine machines currently allowed by state law.

The issue centers around Senate Bill 454 that regulates and limits coin-operated amusement machines. The law became effective July 1. Read More»

PTC city manager ousted; documents show rift with mayor

Peachtree City Manager Bernard McMullen

Bernie McMullen's last day to be Dec. 31 as contract expires

REVISED VERSION 5:32 p.m. Oct. 25, 2010 — The annual performance evaluation of Peachtree City City Manager Bernie McMullen, whose separation agreement was unanimously approved Thursday night by the City Council, showed that Mayor Don Haddix had dissatisfaction with the way McMullen was performing his job. Read More»

Senoia library moves closer to reality

The Senoia Planning Commission Tuesday night voted to recommend that the City Council next month approve the site plan and landscape plan for the new Senoia Library to be located on city property along Pylant Street. The project could go to bid before the end of the year. Read More»

Imker wants redo on sewer rate hike

Some residents want to dissolve WASA over doubling of sewer bills

Several citizens Thursday night asked the Peachtree City Council to dissolve its Water and Sewer Authority in light of sewer fee hikes approved last week that will in many cases double the bills Read More»

PTC approves new celltower ordinance

Handful of residents upset at ban on public comments

The latest changes to Peachtree City’s next celltower ordinance were approved Thursday night by the City Council.

The ordinance requires that all new antennas, even if they are going on an existing building, be reviewed by the planning commission and City Council for final approval.

Several residents expressed disappointment after Mayor Don Haddix announced he was not taking public comment on the ordinance, which has been the subject of a number of meetings this year between the City Council and the Peachtree City Planning Commission. Read More»

PTC sacks commission change

A plan hatched by Peachtree City Mayor Don Haddix to perhaps avoid a 1 percent sales tax for regional transportation initiatives is likely dead in the water after his own city council voted a measure down 3-2.

Haddix proposed petitioning the Fayette County Commission to initiate a process that would result in Fayette County leaving the Atlanta Regional Commission planning agency and joining the Three Rivers Regional Commission instead.

That would have lumped Fayette County with Coweta and a host of other rural counties south of Atlanta including Spalding, Upson and Heard counties. Read More»

Coweta BoE candidates have their say

The decision by voters on the winners of two contested seats on the Coweta County Board of Education is less than two weeks away. The Citizen asked the five candidates for those seats to respond to questions that are relevant to public education, both now and for the future. Their responses are provided below.

The candidates for the District 1 seat include Jimmy Harrison, Amy Dees and Andrew Krause. Candidates for the District 1 At-large seat include incumbent Michael Sumner and challenger April Parker. Responses by Harrison are not included because his remarks were not submitted. Read More»

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