Government

Recycling doubles in PTC

Recycling volume triples after companies required to offer it to all residents

The recently-adopted requirement for all waste haulers in Peachtree City to offer recycling has paid big dividends, according to city statistics.

The city’s recycling rate has doubled from 23 percent to 46 percent. Moreover, the recycling increase has led to an increase in the amount of material diverted from the landfill, with the number jumping from 4 percent before the recycling options were required to 12 percent after.

The city does not mandate that residents recycle, but each waste hauling company operating in the city is required to offer curbside recycling pickup. Read More»

Coweta denies Kohl’s, other retailers at Fischer Crossing

The Coweta County Commission in a split vote Tuesday night sided with the property owners of the long-established Featherston Fishing Club at Wynn’s Pond and denied a rezoning proposal that would have placed a Kohl’s department store and other retailers on the northeast corner of the large Fischer Crossing development at Ga. Highway 34 and Fischer Road in east Coweta County. Read More»

Commission adopts new fees for adopting strays

It was a matter of raising the fee to adopt a dog or cat through Coweta Animal Control. But with the additional cost comes a pet that is spayed or neutered and has its shots and an implanted microchip. The measure approved last week by the Coweta County Commission followed a recent amendment to the Animal Control Ordinance. Read More»

Fayette schools get $4.25M for personnel

Board likely to hang onto “freed up” money to cover pending state cuts, shortfalls

Although Fayette County Schools are expecting more cuts in state funding later this year, they will get a big shot in the arm this month and next Read More»

FCHS to get Army JROTC in 2011-2012

Board skittish to add estimated $125K cost, but vote was unanimous

Fayette County High School is on its way to getting an Army JROTC unit for the 2011-2012 school year.

The projected cost, based on what has been spent on the Air Force JROTC program at Sandy Creek High School, is about $121,000 for salary contributions and an unknown amount for renovations at the school if they are deemed necessary.

The Fayette County Board of Education voted unanimously last night for the system to start the paperwork process, knowing that the funds would be programmed into the budget for next school year. Read More»

Work begins soon on temporary traffic light for West F’ville Bypass

There have been plenty of improvements to the intersection at Ga. Highway 54 and the West Fayetteville Bypass in the past few weeks. But perhaps the most important improvement will be the installation of the traffic signal expected in October.

Fayette County Public Works Director Phil Mallon on Monday said the the Georgia Department of Transportation’s Traffic Management and Control section is expected this week to approve a temporary traffic signal. Read More»

PTC slammed for losing Low Temp and 165 jobs

A letter to the editor in today’s paper criticizes the Peachtree City Council for defunding the city’s development authority and not taking steps to enhance the recruitment of new large-scale industry and businesses here. Read More»

F’ville Council to decide on limits to waste transfer station locations

The Fayetteville City Council last week heard the first reading of a proposed amendment to the Waste Transfer Station Ordinance that would include locating waste transfer stations in districts zoned for heavy industry.

Senior Planner Linwood Robinson said the amendment would help ensure that waste transfer stations are specifically addressed, adequately approved for operation and placed in the appropriate zoning classification. Read More»

County hopes to save $17.3M by refinancing justice center, jail bonds

To take advantage of low interest rates, Fayette County is looking into refinancing the 2001 bonds that built the expansion of the county’s jail and the new justice center.

The refinancing, based on preliminary estimates, would save the county a total of $17.3 million Read More»

PTC adopts leash law for safety

Voice control allowed at Drake Field, Lake Peachtree for doggie swims

Dog owners in Peachtree City will now have to keep their dogs leashed at all times when off their property.

The option of “voice control” was eliminated Read More»

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