Government

Fayette’s 2 roundtable reps switch positions on voting power

County and city governments in 10 metro Atlanta counties — including Fayette — can now start pitching transportation projects for funding through a potential regional sales tax that will seek voter approval in 2013.

The projects will be voted on next October by a 21-member Regional Transportation Roundtable, which will have the power to add and remove projects from a “first draft” list that will be compiled by a five-member executive committee that consists of five roundtable members. Read More»

F’ville signs off on major changes at Hwys. 85/92/Hood Ave.

It was essentially a housekeeping issue, but one that will lead to significant changes in traffic patterns in coming years on Fayetteville’s north side.

The City Council last week acted on two intergovernmental agreements with Fayette County, one of which affirms the Hood Avenue/Ga. Highway 92 Realignment project while the other cancels the Lafayette Avenue extension project.

The Hood Avenue/Hwy. 92 Realignment project will relocate the traffic signal at Ga. Highway 92 and Glynn Street a short distance to the south at Hood Avenue. Read More»

Some uses just unwanted in industrial areas, F’ville decides

The Fayetteville City Council last week acted as expected and unanimously approved changes that eliminated a number of inappropriate or undesirable permitted uses in the city’s manufacturing zoning districts.

Now banned are meat processing plants, wastewater treatment facilities, sawmills and other milling operations, sanitary landfills and waste transfer facilities. Read More»

Surplus forecast for Fayette BoE, amid calls to restore teacher pay

Reports on the financial state of the Fayette County School System show that both revenues and expenditures are on track to end the year June 30 with a $17 million fund balance. Read More»

Braelinn stores’ facelift a success

Long-time tenants reporting more customers, even from north PTC

The dramatic facelift to the exterior of the Braelinn Village shopping center is paying dividends already. Read More»

Deal taps Chance to be Senate Administration Floor Leader

State Senator Ronnie Chance (R-Tyrone) was appointed by Governor-elect Nathan Deal to serve as Senate Administration Floor Leader for the 2011-2012 Senate term. Senator Chance will be responsible for carrying the Governor’s legislation as it moves through the legislative process and will serve as liaison between the Governor and the State Senate. Read More»

Newest Coweta BoE members Parker and Dees sworn in

Newest Coweta BoE members Parker and Dees sworn in

New Coweta County Board of Education members Amy Dees (left) and April Parker were sworn in earlier this week and will assume their responsibilities in January. Dees holds the District 1 seat while Parker holds the District 1 At-large seat. Photo/Special.

SAHS wants to increase number of events serving alcohol

In an effort to raise needed funds the Senoia Area Historical Society (SAHS) is asking that the city’s alcohol ordinance be amended to allow an increase of up to six events per year where alcoholic beverages can be offered. City attorney Drew Whalen was asked to investigate the proposal and report back to the city council. Read More»

Georgia in hunt for extra House seat

The 2010 census is due to be released by the end of December. The population statistics that will be included in the report will be followed by the required reapportionment of seats in the U.S. House of Representatives. So what is the chance of Georgia picking up one or more House seats?

That depends on the overall population distribution across the nation and, perhaps just as significantly, what happens in Michigan. Read More»

Phase 3 West Fayetteville Bypass approved by commission

Phase III of the West Fayetteville Bypass in preliminary drawing at the county commission.

A preliminary alignment for the third and final phase of the West Fayetteville Bypass was approved by the Fayette County Commission Thursday night.

This will allow the county to seek the services of an engineering company to go into further detail to determine a final recommended path, which will be presented for a vote by the county commission at a later date. Read More»

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