Government

PTC looks at 1-way road solution

County wants to pave road that would link to Kedron Hills subdivision

The Peachtree City Council has once again postponed a decision on whether or not it agrees with Fayette County paving Sims Road, which links directly to Astoria Lane in the Kedron Hills subdivision.

The road is in the unincorporated county, and some city residents are concerned that the road might create a shortcut sending vehicles through the neighborhood.

Other positives, however, are a more reliable shortcut to Piedmont Fayette Hospital for ambulances, and also a paved road for a school bus route going to Bennett’s Mill Middle School. Read More»

Mayor's annual 'State of the Town' report shows Tyrone holding its own

Tyrone mayor Don Rehwaldt discusses the status of the town at the first town council meeting of 2011. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Tyrone Mayor Don Rehwaldt during the annual State of Tyrone address Thursday night was up front with the effects of the recession on the local economy. Rehwaldt said the town is in satisfactory condition but must remain fiscally vigilant throughout the long-running recession.

Rehwaldt said he expected 2011 to be more financially challenging than last year, both for Tyrone and Georgia. And though the state will be faced with a deficit of more than $820 million due to the phasing out of federal stimulus funds, Tyrone is expected to be in a satisfactory financial position, Rehwaldt said. Read More»

PTC police to enforce no parking rules on private property

Businesses near McIntosh have problem with illegal golf cart parking

To deal with some McIntosh students parking their golf carts illegally on private property, the Peachtree City Council has added a new ordinance to its arsenal.

Now, Peachtree City police will be able to issue citations to golf carts and other vehicles that are illegally parked on private property. Police Chief H.C. “Skip” Clark told the City Council Thursday night that the department would focus on educating students the next few weeks with warnings, but after a period of time citations will start to be issued. Read More»

PTC to study hotel-motel tax changes

Move would add money to general fund, take away from CVB, airport

A change to Peachtree City’s hotel-motel tax structure could result in a $128,000 addition to the city’s general fund.

But that money has to come from somewhere else, and in this case it’s the city’s Convention and Visitor’s Bureau and also the Peachtree City Read More»

Senoia City Council discusses dogs, county concerns

It began as a discussion pertaining to Senoia’s animal control ordinance and what constitutes a dog kennel. But the discussion at Monday night’s city council meeting took a turn that ended with plans to take a closer look at the Coweta County animal control ordinance and to determine how, for good or bad, it impacts the city and what the city might want to do in response. Read More»

Fayette Commission says 'No' to term limits, 24-hour notice to public

Proposals to impose term limits for Fayette County commissioners and to impose a 24-hour public notice on agenda times requiring a vote were discussed and dismissed at Wednesday’s meeting of the Fayette County Commission. Read More»

Coweta commissioners sworn in and ready to work

Coweta commissioners sworn in and ready to work

Newly elected Coweta County Commissioner for District 3 Bob Blackburn and returning District 2 Commissioner Tim Lassetter were sworn in at a ceremony in December. The ceremony was in the Coweta County Courtroom at the historic Courthouse and was presided over by Probate Judge Mary Cranford. Photo/Special.

Administrative changes coming to Coweta schools in 2011

Mark Whitlock (from left), Vince Bass and Dr. Marc Guy will serve in new capacies once Dr. Steve Barker assumes the role of school superintendent in March.

The transition of Dr. Steve Barker at the end of March as superintendent of the Coweta County School System will bring several administrative changes to the school system. Barker announced last week the changes in job positions include Dr. Marc Guy who will become Assistant Superintendent of Administrative Services, Vince Bass who will serve as Director of Human Resources and Mark Whitlock who will continue to serve as CEO of the Central Education Center but will also serve as Director of Public Policy. Read More»

PTC Council eyes bigger slice of hotel-motel tax

Today, if you check into a motel, hotel or conference center in Peachtree City, on top of your room bill you will pay a 6 percent lodging tax.

The Peachtree City Council Thursday night will consider raising that to as much as 8 percent, plus taking a bigger cut of the tax. Read More»

Commission approves access road to new Lake McIntosh dam

The Fayette County Commission at a special called meeting Dec. 29 voted 4-1 on a resolution that allows for the acquisition of property that will essentially follow the extension of TDK Boulevard for use as an access road to the Lake McIntosh dam.

The vote to acquire the property gives the county the ability to negotiate with Peachtree City and Pathway Communities, the primary property owners, to acquire the 80-foot right-of-way needed for the access road, commissioners said. The length of the roadway, from where TDK Boulevard ends, is approximately 3,600 feet. Read More»

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