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Senoia okays rule on pre-owned manufactured homes

The Senoia City Council Tuesday night heard the second reading and unanimously approved an ordinance addressing the regulation of pre-owned manufactured homes.

City attorney Drew Whalen last month told the council that the ordinance addressing pre-owned manufactured homes was needed so that the city could be in compliance with recent changes in state law.

“The city needs an ordinance to regulate pre-owned manufactured homes as long as age is not used as a factor,” Whalen said. Read More»

Newnan 2010 property bills ready to mail

The 2010 property tax bills for City of Newnan residents will be mailed Wednesday, September 15 with a due date of October 29. The city would like to remind citizens that anyone owning property in the City of Newnan will receive two separate tax bills, one from the City of Newnan and one from Coweta County, each payable to the appropriate party and with different due dates. Read More»

PTC website named one of best in Ga.

Peachtree City’s website has been named one of the top Georgia local government websites by Juggle.com, an online encyclopedia and reference website.

Juggle.com’s review of local government websites extended to both web design and content.

This year the city began broadcasting City Council meetings on the site, and the main page often offers one-stop shopping for those looking for upcoming local events. Read More»

Judge upholds Horgan's ethics violations

A Superior Court judge has upheld a ruling that sitting Fayette County Commissioner Robert Horgan violated the county's ethics ordinance when he had a misdemeanor amount of marijuana in his truck May 23, 2009. Read More»

County Commission to be asked to fence, gate Kenwood Park

A recommendation to install entrance gates and some fencing at Kenwood Park will be considered by the Fayette County Commission at its meeting Thursday night at 7 p.m.

Those recommendations are being made by the Fayette County Recreation Commission, which has been studying the matter since 2009.

In a letter to the County Commission, Recreation Commission Chairman Charles McCollum noted “safety concerns” from several property owners adjacent to the park where fencing either four feet or six feet in height could be erected. Such fencing would not be around the entire facility, he noted. Read More»

F’ville OKs 1st of big traffic fixes on Hwy. 85

$600K city-county project to extend Lafayette Ave. to Church St.

The Fayetteville City Council last week gave unanimous approval to an intergovernmental agreement with Fayette County that will use nearly $600,000 in previously collected 1-cent sales tax revenues to add a traffic signal on North Glynn Street at Lafayette Avenue and extend Lafayette to the east to intersect with Church Street some 800 feet away. Read More»

ARC: T-SPLOST in '12 to raise $8 billion across region

If a regional 1-percent sales tax is approved by voters in July 2012, it would pull up to $8 billion dollars for regional transportation improvements in the Atlanta area, including Fayette County, according to estimates from the Atlanta Regional Commission. Read More»

PTC Mayor Haddix foresees more 2-to-3 votes ahead

Peachtree City Councilman Eric Imker (L) and Mayor Don Haddix. File photo.

Peachtree City Mayor Don Haddix, who hasn’t shied away from controversy by chiming in to local bloggers via TheCitizen.com, is venturing into new territory this week.

In a letter to the editor on Page A4, Haddix is now criticizing fellow Councilman Eric Imker for bringing up a matter at a council meeting which Haddix was already working on behind the scenes.

In this case Haddix is upset that Imker discussed at last week’s council meeting the possibility of renegotiating the city’s take of the 2004 special purpose local option sales tax for transportation. Read More»

Imker's eye on SPLOST pie

PTC council to ask county for more funding

Peachtree City Councilman Eric Imker is hoping to pry more transportation funds from the Fayette County Commission’s share of the county’s now-expired five year sales tax proceeds. Read More»

Resident asks for caution on new Walgreens size

A Peachtree City resident Thursday night urged the Peachtree City Council to do all it can to control the size of the new Walgreens drugstore that will be built at the intersection of Ga. Highway 54 and Peachtree Parkway.

The Walgreens will be built on the same site currently occupied by the Ruby Tuesday restaurant. The restaurant building will be torn down and replaced with a new Walgreens structure.

The new building will be three times the size of the existing structure, and that is what Phyllis Aguayo told council she was concerned about. Read More»

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