Government

Fayette BOE adopts $179 million budget

There was no fanfare, no controversy and no dust to settle. And after a short presentation June 29 by Fayette County School System Comptroller Laura Brock, members of the Fayette County Board of Education unanimously adopted the $178.9 million General Fund budget that took effect July 1. Read More»

Fayette County adopts $73.4 million budget, 1.4% less than this year's

There will be no increase in county property tax rates this year, thanks to the Fayette County Commission adopting another $1 million in budget cuts. Read More»

Todd: Redistricting email ‘bold-faced lie’

Fayette County Board of Education member Bob Todd.

Controversial in its intent or not, a June 19 email from Peachtree City attorney and HighGrove subdivision resident Doug Warner over past actions and Read More»

Oliver acting chief until superintendent is hired

Deputy Superintendent Fred Oliver. Photo/Ben Nelms.

The search for a replacement for retiring Fayette County School System Superintendent John DeCotis is ongoing. Deputy Superintendent Fred Oliver will fill his shoes until the new superintendent is hired. Read More»

Decisions to make on PTC budget

Peachtree City’s proposed $26.7 million budget will be hashed out again by the City Council Thursday, July 8 at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall.

NOTE: The date has been corrected to reflect the actual meeting date; the previous date listed was incorrect)

Among other issues, council chiefly needs to resolve what property tax increase it will enact, if any. On this matter currently there are several trains of
thought:

• A .5 mill property tax increase, advocated by Mayor Don Haddix and Councilman Doug Sturbaum. Read More»

Decisions to make on PTC budget

Peachtree City’s proposed $26.7 million budget will be hashed out again by the City Council Thursday, July 8 at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall.

NOTE: The date has been corrected to reflect the actual meeting date; the previous date listed was incorrect)

Among other issues, council chiefly needs to resolve what property tax increase it will enact, if any. On this matter currently there are several trains of thought:

• A .5 mill property tax increase, advocated by Mayor Don Haddix and Councilman Doug Sturbaum. Read More»

Special use permit expires for CCD shopping center

Plans to build a 175,000 square foot shopping center on Ga. Highway 54 West near Planterra Way have run out of time.

The special use permit that allowed the property to exceed the city’s big box size guidelines officially expired June 19. That means property owner Capital City Development must regain that approval or otherwise develop the site as allowed under its general commercial zoning. Read More»

Tyrone Planning Commission hears zoning discrepancy

There was some confusion and concern at the Thursday meeting of the Tyrone Planning Commission over the zoning designation of a 55.8-acre portion of property along the west side of Ga. Highway 74 adjacent to the southeastern portion of the Southampton subdivision. After a public hearing and discussion on the issue, the property’s current designation as A-R (Agricultural-Residential) was deemed to have been an error in color-coding made sometime in previous years on the town’s zoning map. Read More»

Coweta BOE adopts $166 million budget

The Coweta County Board of Education at a called meeting Tuesday adopted a $165.7 million operational budget for the FY 2011 term that begins July 1. The approval comes with no anticipated increase in the millage rate. Read More»

2nd hearing Thurs. on Fayette budget; no new taxes expected

The $73.4 million budget proposed for Fayette County government next fiscal year will be up for a second public hearing at Thursday night’s meeting of the county commission. Read More»

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