Government

PTC to regulate — or ban — walking signs, mascots

You’ve seen them: costumed or not, holding signs alongside the road promoting a local business.

While they are not about to become an endangered species in Peachtree City, they may not be seen nearly as often if a new city ordinance is approved that restricts the amount of times they can appear in a given year.

Such an ordinance was discussed Monday night by the Peachtree City Planning Commission. Another version was bandied about that would fully ban such “walking signs.” Read More»

PTC Council removes TDK extension, Crosstown widening from plans

Last week the Peachtree City Council voted unanimously to remove two major but unnecessary projects from consideration for funding from the 2003 countywide Transportation sales tax.

Now but a distant memory are plans that would have extended TDK Boulevard from Peachtree City into Coweta County and also widened Crosstown Road from two to four lanes to handle the additional traffic. Read More»

Horgan gets censure, $200 fine for ethics violation

County commissioner previously pled guilty to misdemeanor marijuana possession, tag violation

Fayette County Commissioner Robert Horgan's fellow commissioners voted 4-0 tonight to levy a $200 fine and record a resolution of public censure as punishment for violating the county's ethics ordinance Read More»

Harrison rounds out responses to BoE questions

The Citizen last week published the responses by candidate’s for the District 1 and District 1 At-large seats on the Coweta County Board of Education that will be decided by voters Nov. 2. The responses of Dist. 1 write-in candidate Jimmy Harrison were not included due to a technical issue beyond his control. His response to the same questions are provided below. Read More»

Consequences of voting ‘No’ costly to Coweta?

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»

Fayette Commission to decide on Horgan ethics penalty for pot smoking

The Fayette County Board of Commissioners is expected to rule on a potential penalty for Commissioner Robert Horgan, who was deemed by an independent panel to have violated the county’s ethics policy because of his May 2009 arrest for misdemeanor possession of marijuana and driving with an expired tag.

Horgan faces up to a $1,000 penalty per violation, and the panel of three attorneys deemed that Horgan violated the ethics ordinance on two occasions. Horgan may also be publicly censured by the commission as well. Read More»

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»