Government

Somerby unit makeup change approved

Thursday night, the Peachtree City Council approved a redistribution of units for The Somerby senior citizen residential complex off Ga. Highway 74 and Rockaway Road.

Somerby’s total units will remain at 310 despite the changes. It has increased its age-restricted assisted living units from 48 to 74.

In exchange, it will reduce its condominium units from 42 to 30, and its apartments from 150 to 136. Read More»

PTC to tweak celltower rules again

Council wants to vet antenna applications even if no tower involved

Yet again, a proposed new set of rules for the location of new cellphone towers in Peachtree City has been put on hold.

This time, it’s so city staff can change language that would have allowed wireless companies to put an antenna on an existing building or structure without getting a review from the Planning Commission or the City Council. Council decided it wanted to review antenna locations even though they wouldn’t involve a new tower. Read More»

PTC wants light at 74 and BSC

Fire Chief warns of ‘bad accident’ potential without light

Having tried and failed already several times, Peachtree City officials will keep trying to convince state transportation officials that a new traffic light is necessary for safe crossing of the widened Ga. Highway 74 south at the city’s Baseball and Soccer Complex. Read More»

County honors heroic firefighters

County honors heroic firefighters

Four Coweta County firefighters were honored last week by the Coweta County Commission for their heroic action July 20 that saved a life. Pictured with the firefighters were Chief Johnny Teeters (far left) and Deputy Chief Todd Moore (far right). Those honored were (from left) firefighters Jason Gazaway, Enrico Dean, Josh Gould and Jim Cadenhead.

Lower F’ville Rd./Hwy. 154 intersection closed this weekend

Lower Fayetteville Road will be closed Oct. 9 and 10 on the east side of the intersection with Ga. Highway 154 for replacement of a cross drain pipe. Signage will be in place and detours will be routed along Bob Smith Road, to Willis Road, to Hwy. 154. Signage is in place now notifying the traveling public.

PTC eyes taxes for Gathering Place, new paths

Projects to be listed on upcoming citizen survey to gauge public opinion

The Peachtree City Council is eyeing an expansion of the Gathering Place senior citizen’s center and a host of new segments for its cart path system. Read More»

County: Have your say on future Fayette road building plans

Fayette County officials are seeking public comment on the draft of the county’s latest transportation plan. The county later on will be asking you to pay for parts of this plan.

A multitude of components of the plan can be downloaded from the county’s website at www.fayettecountyga.gov. A link to that documentation will be posted on the home page through Oct. 20, county officials said. Read More»

F’ville places moratorium on manufacturing applications

The Fayetteville City Council at a called meeting Sept. 28 voted to place a 90-day moratorium on applications for rezoning and other uses in the city’s manufacturing districts. The moratorium will give city staff time to review the ordinance for any needed changes.

Commenting on the moratorium, city manager Joe Morton in a Sept. 27 memo noted that city staff reviewed several of the allowable uses in the M-1 and M-2 zoning classification subsequent to a recent special exception application for a waste transfer station. Read More»

Ga. DOT: Haddix wrong on project list

State says PTC mayor premature in criticizing lack of Fayette transportation projects for 2012 vote

Peachtree City Mayor Don Haddix last week complained that there are no regional transportation projects that would benefit Fayette County should voters in metro Atlanta approve a regional one-percent transportation tax in 2012. Read More»

$400K federal stimulus at work on Hood Avenue

Work crews were busy this week constructing new sidewalks along Hood Avenue in Fayetteville. Sidewalk projects are also in the works for portions of White Road and Ga. Highway 92. The work is funded by federal stimulus money. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Anyone driving along Hood Avenue in Fayetteville recently has noticed work crews on the south side of the street.

A part of the Connecting Sidewalks Project, the federal stimulus-funded walkways are being installed from Ga. Highway 85 to Landings Drive and along portions of White Road and Ga. Highway 92. Read More»

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