Government

F’ville places moratorium on manufacturing applications

The Fayetteville City Council at a called meeting Sept. 28 voted to place a 90-day moratorium on applications for rezoning and other uses in the city’s manufacturing districts. The moratorium will give city staff time to review the ordinance for any needed changes.

Commenting on the moratorium, city manager Joe Morton in a Sept. 27 memo noted that city staff reviewed several of the allowable uses in the M-1 and M-2 zoning classification subsequent to a recent special exception application for a waste transfer station. Read More»

Ga. DOT: Haddix wrong on project list

State says PTC mayor premature in criticizing lack of Fayette transportation projects for 2012 vote

Peachtree City Mayor Don Haddix last week complained that there are no regional transportation projects that would benefit Fayette County should voters in metro Atlanta approve a regional one-percent transportation tax in 2012. Read More»

$400K federal stimulus at work on Hood Avenue

Work crews were busy this week constructing new sidewalks along Hood Avenue in Fayetteville. Sidewalk projects are also in the works for portions of White Road and Ga. Highway 92. The work is funded by federal stimulus money. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Anyone driving along Hood Avenue in Fayetteville recently has noticed work crews on the south side of the street.

A part of the Connecting Sidewalks Project, the federal stimulus-funded walkways are being installed from Ga. Highway 85 to Landings Drive and along portions of White Road and Ga. Highway 92. Read More»

Sandy Creek Rd. closed as bypass intersection work continues

This is the temporary closure and reconfiguration of Sandy Creek Road at the West Fayetteville Bypass. Right is the bypass that extends from Sandy Creek Road to the west, wrapping around behind Piedmont Fayette Hospital and later intersecting with Ga. Highway 54. Left is the removal of the short segment of Sandy Creek that will no longer be used. Once reconfigured later this week, Sandy Creek Road will be re-opened to through traffic. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Work on the temporary closure and reconfiguration of the intersection at Sandy Creek Road and the West Fayetteville Bypass that began Monday will continue through the end of the week.

Once completed, Sandy Creek will be re-opened but the bypass will remain closed until the traffic signal at Ga. Highway 54 becomes operational later this month.

Fayette County Public Works Director Phil Mallon said access to the portion of Sandy Creek Road between Hood Avenue and the Sandy Creek Road entrance to the hospital will be limited to residents living within the closure area. Read More»

PTC Council to meet Oct. 5 for 'brainstorming' session

Brainstorming at a Peachtree City Council meeting? That’s the official designation of the 6:30 p.m. meeting this Tuesday (Oct. 5) in the City Hall council chambers, and you’re invited. Read More»

Sharpsburg looks to annex for commercial/retail development

It’s back. What was a proposal before the Coweta County Commission in November 2009 to establish a residential and commercial development at Ga. Highway 16 and Ga. Highway 54 just south of Sharpsburg made its way back to the commission last week. But with a twist. Though denied by the board last year, the re-scaled development came back to the commission again, but in the form of an annexation request by Sharpsburg to annex the property for the development into the city. In the end the commission voted not to object. Read More»

Senoia DDA buys old police dept.

It was an offer the Senoia City Council did not want to refuse. The council last week voted 4-1 to take the city’s Downtown Development Authority up on their offer to purchase the old police buildings on Main Street for $27,000. DDA will be responsible for the rehab work that will be needed. Read More»

Ramsey to play role in immigration policy

State Rep. Matt Ramsey will play a pivotal role in shaping Georgia’s take on immigration reform. Ramsey, who lives in Peachtree City, has been appointed to co-chair a joint House/Senate panel that will be looking at solutions to immigration issues to “pick up where Washington D.C. has let us down,” according to House Speaker David Ralston. Read More»

Fayette’s new defined benefit pension plan over-funded for now

Just 15 months into its new hybrid pension plan, the anticipated costs for Fayette County is roughly half of the initial projections.

The combination defined benefit/defined contribution plan requires employees to pay 2.5 percent of their salary into the plan, and the county pays approximately 3.8 percent of each employee’s salary. Read More»

Sandy Creek Road to be closed for a week starting Oct. 4

Drivers who normally use Sandy Creek Road will have to make other plans next week.

The Fayette County Department of Public Works announced Tuesday that beginning Oct. 4 Sandy Creek Road from Hood Avenue to Piedmont Fayette Hospital will be closed to through traffic for five days.

The closure will occur so that work crews can complete the intersection of Sandy Creek Road and the West Fayetteville Bypass. Read More»