Government

Mosquito control in effect for the City of Newnan

The Public Works Department will begin a mosquito management program in June and continue through September, fogging Tuesdays and Fridays from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., weather conditions permitting.  Read More»

Senoia reviews vehicle parking ordinance

The Senoia City Council on Monday heard the first reading of an amendment to the “Parking of Vehicles and Trailers” portion of the city’s zoning ordinance that would bring a few changes to the size of the vehicle or trailer and the locations where parking would be allowed.

There were only a few proposed changes to the ordinance. Of those, and if approved by the council, no vehicles or trailers which are eight feet or higher in height and have more than two axles will be permitted to be parked in front of the main building or dwelling or in the side or rear yards of residential dwellings. Read More»

Coweta commissioners approve airport taxiway extension

Coweta County commissioners last week unanimously approved the execution of a contract with the Georgia Dept. of Transportation (GDOT) that will extend the eastside taxiway at the Newnan-Coweta County Airport.

The GDOT contract specified a total of $771,163 for the “East Apron Taxiway and Stubs” project. The contract gives GDOT responsibility for paying for the bulk of the project, though the majority of the cost, $732,605, will come from federal funds while $17,567 will come in the form of state funds.
The project has a local match of $20,991. Read More»

Bridge work on Reese Road through mid-August

Reese Road at Keg Creek will be closed for bridge replacement effective June 9 through mid-August. The detour uses Odom Road, North Road and McIntosh Trail.

Other closures still in place due to construction include Luther Bailey Road over Dead Oak Creek, Greentop Road over CSX Railroad and Cannon Road over White Oak Creek.

Superintendent search so far yields 32 names

The search for the replacement for Fayette County School System Superintendent John DeCotis is well underway. Board members have received applications and are currently vetting those submissions.

Hired in the spring, the Georgia School Boards Association (GSBA) received, reviewed and screened applications and conducted reference checks on the top candidates. The applications of 32 people interested in the position were forwarded to the school system, said Board of Education Chairman Terri Smith, adding that the applicants are from 15 states across the country. Read More»

County inspections pave way for ISO drop

Fayette County was recently recognized for its vigorous implementation of building codes for both residential and commercial property.

The Insurance Services Office has lowered the county’s rating for building inspection and code enforcement from a 5 to a 3, putting it in pretty elite company.

Of more than 8,300 communities audited by ISO, only 140 had better scores than Fayette in the residential category. And only 160 communities had better scores in the commercial category. Read More»

F'ville changes junction plans, sells K-9 dog

The Fayetteville City Council in a brief meeting June 3 approved a change order for the Ga. Highway 314/Banks Road intersection project and the retirement and sale of police K-9 dog “Duke.”

City Engineer Don Easterbrook recommended the $24,871 change order for the construction of the 1-cent sales tax-funded full turn lane and sidewalk project on White Road approaching Hwy. 314. The project is part of the larger 314/White/Banks intersection project. Read More»

Fayette tries to cap carbon — in its water

Fayette County is trying to impose its own carbon cap — not on energy but on one of its water reservoirs.

To address problems with carbon levels at the South Fayette Water Treatment Plant, the Fayette County Water System wants to test two different treatment processes for potential future implementation.

The carbon levels do not pose a health threat, but the county is required to come into compliance with state regulations that call for a 35 percent removal of the total organic carbon compared to the water source. Read More»

3 local governments prepare to spend combined $273.55 million

Fayette County Commission — $73.3 million budget smaller than this year’s, but no tax increase Read More»

Don’t tread on . . . our Tea Party

The Board of Directors of the South Atlanta Tea Party (SATP) has drawn a line in the sand when it comes to local candidates for any office linking the phrase “Tea Party candidate” to their campaign.

The bottom line to candidates, the board said in a June 8 letter, is that the SATP has not endorsed any candidate. The group also advised candidates not to try to cash in on the Tea Party name without an endorsement by the local organization. Read More»