Government

F’ville gives preliminary OK for amending alcohol, zoning rules

The Fayetteville City Council as expected heard the first reading on requests to amend two ordinances at its Dec. 2 meeting. One of those pertained to a request to amend the alcohol ordinance to clear up possible conflicting language while the other proposed amendment would eliminate some of the uses in the Light Manufacturing (M-1) and Heavy Manufacturing (M-2) zoning districts.

Police Chief Steve Heaton told council members his office found a discrepancy in areas of the ordinance pertaining to employees affiliated with the sale, delivery and serving of alcohol. Read More»

PTC OKs part of county transportation plan, opposes F'ville bypasses

Instead of endorsing the full Fayette County Transportation Plan, the Peachtree City Council instead chose Thursday night to approve solely of the myriad of city projects contained in the plan.

And while the county transportation plan specifically says no transit projects are recommended for Fayette County, council’s resolution of approval also rebukes a 2007 unfunded plan for metro Atlanta that could bring bus and rail transit service to the city. Read More»

Plunkett thanks outgoing PTC manager for straight talk

Peachtree City Manager Bernard McMullen.

It’s not very often that a former Peachtree City council member returns to address the council during a meeting.

Cyndi Plunkett took advantage of her citizen’s allowance of two minutes during the public comment portion of Thursday’s meeting.

“I did not come here to complain,” Plunkett said with a smile on her face. “I’m here to recognize the end of an era.”

Specifically Plunkett came to praise retiring City Manager Bernie McMullen, noting this was most likely his last full meeting before his final day the end of the year. Read More»

Mayor Ken Steele explains proposed new F'ville roundabout

Fayetteville Mayor Ken Steele shows the plans for the roundabout to be installed at the intersection of Grady Avenue and Beauregard Boulevard. The project will be completely finished by the end of summer 2011. Photo/Carolyn Cary.

Fayetteville Mayor Ken Steele hosts an informational meeting every other month at Fayette Senior Services. The meeting is open to everyone, member or not.

One of the items of interest he spoke about at the last meeting was the roundabout planned for the intersection of Grady Avenue and Beauregard Boulevard. The property owners at the four corners involved are all in agreement and the first of the work will begin sometime in January. Read More»

PTC aims at unscrupulous pain pill pushers

The Peachtree City Council instituted a one-year ban on “pain management clinics” Thursday night, but officials insisted the effort will only stave off unscrupulous operations notorious for attracting junkies, while allowing similar legitimate businesses to remain in place.

In fact, Peachtree City has already seen one such operation but managed to shut it down about six months ago, Police Chief Skip Clark told council. The scheme attracted patients almost exclusively from outside the city, and in some cases even from outside the state of Georgia, Clark said. Read More»

County asks PTC to shrink Parkway-Crosstown fix

At the request of the Fayette County Board of Commissioners, Peachtree City is looking to scale back its plans to improve the intersection of Peachtree Parkway and Crosstown Drive.

The city on Wednesday asked the commission to set aside $774,000 in remaining transportation SPLOST funds to add multiple turn lanes to the intersection. The city needed a quick answer to avoid losing more than $400,000 in state matching funds for the project. Read More»

Vote postponed on gas golf cart ban for PTC

Last night the Peachtree City Council postponed a vote on a proposed complete ban on gas-powered golf carts within 10 years until its Jan. 20 meeting.
After the meeting, Mayor Don Haddix explained that further questions had popped up about the ordinance Read More»

PTC may ban 'pain management clinics' for 1 year

City staff is asking that the Peachtree City Council tonight ban a specific type of business, so-called “pain management clinics,” based on the theory that they are responsible for the disreputable dispensing of narcotics prescriptions. Read More»

Fayette considers use of old jail while repairing new facility

The Fayette County Board of Commissioners will study a proposal this afternoon that would result in making repairs to the old jail facility at the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office so it can be used to house inmates as gradual repairs are made to the “new” jail, which is already eight years old.

It will cost at least $30,000 to rejuvenate the old jail, including repairs to boilers, the air conditioning system and replacement of window frames, according to a memo circulated to commissioners. The county is also looking into the potential cost of repairs to heating and plumbing systems. Read More»

F’ville looks at trimming uses in industrial districts

The Fayetteville City Council is being urged to clean up its manufacturing zones.

At its meeting Thursday night, the council will conduct a public hearing and hear the first reading of an ordinance amendment that would either prohibit or omit a number of currently permitted uses in the city’s industrial districts.

The council Dec. 2 will pick up on an issue that surfaced in the fall that pertains to some of the permitted uses in the Light Manufacturing (M-1) and Heavy Manufacturing (M-2) zoning districts. Read More»