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PTC Council to probe larger tax hike

1.25 mill increase would raise $2M a year

A proposed property tax increase for Peachtree City property owners has become a moving target, at least for now.

Three council members Tuesday night said they want to see numbers on a 1.25 mill increase, which would result in an additional hit of $108 for a home valued at $272,000. Two others want to see a more modest increase of .5 mills, which would result in a $43 increase for that same property. Read More»

Bridge players get a one year reprieve

Visitor’s center plan scaled back, Gathering Place expansion suggested

Senior card players rejoiced Thursday night as the Peachtree City Council voted for a modest renovation at the amphitheater box office to make room for the city’s new visitor’s center.

The renovation will not touch a large room in the building that has hosted senior bridge groups, fitness and yoga classes. The room has been used to program activities that can’t fit into the regular schedule at the adjacent Gathering Place senior citizens center. Read More»

Skirmish over DAPC funding

Mayor, councilman threaten ‘no’ vote on city budget if $150K not included

There was a bit of a political showdown over Peachtree City’s budget Tuesday night at a workshop meeting of the City Council.

Mayor Don Haddix and Councilman Doug Sturbaum said they would not vote for any budget that failed to include $150,000 in funding for the Development Authority of Peachtree City.

The other three council members: Eric Imker, Kim Learnard and Vanessa Fleisch, said they wanted the funding to remain at $35,000. Read More»

Lake Peachtree up for event rental

One of Peachtree City’s most picturesque locales is now available for rent. Sort of, anyway.

Lake Peachtree can now be rented for special events, particularly those which involve the use of dragon boats, which are being used frequently for team-building type events.

A new policy approved Thursday night by the city council allows the city’s two largest conference centers the opportunity to rent the lake for daytime use up to a combined total of 10 times a year. Other entities can also ask to rent the lake, but those proposals will be considered on a case-by-case basis, officials said. Read More»

PTC disbands library commission

In a bid to free up more staff time and eliminate a duplication of missions, the Peachtree City Council has disbanded its library commission.

The duties of library oversight will be transferred to the city’s recreation commission. That will allow citizens to have an avenue of communication when they need to speak about library-related issues, officials said. Read More»

More mowing on secondary streets in Peachtree City

Peachtree City is beefing up its mowing schedule for secondary streets.

Perhaps more significantly, the city is putting in more money to start mowing 73 areas that had been abandoned when the city drastically cut back its mowing schedule and a host of public works employees to save more than $900,000.

The City Council earlier this week discussed a need to address the frequency of mowing in some areas, and a citizen complained at a budget meeting about an area near her home that has gone completely unmowed. Read More»

PTC denies senior apartment rezoning

A proposal to rezone a 5.6 acre site off Newgate Road for a 100-unit age restricted senior apartment complex was denied Thursday night by the Peachtree City Council. Read More»

Fayette BOE tentatively approves $178.9 million budget

The Fayette County Board of Education at its meeting Tuesday night voted unanimously to give tentative approval to the $178.9 General Fund budget for FY 2011 that begins July 1. Read More»

PTC planners OK 100-unit senior apartments in Kedron

With a development agreement in hand, and certain other concessions won, the Peachtree City Planning Commission Monday approved a recommendation to rezone land off Newgate Road for 100 senior apartments.

The recommendation will be forwarded to the City Council, which has the final say on all zoning matters.

Several council members have been skeptical about the project based on concerns if the project should fail that it would become open to tenants of all ages. Read More»

F’ville: Restaurants, yes; pawn shops, no

The Fayetteville City Council will hear the first reading June 17 of an amendment to the pawn shop ordinance that would restrict those businesses to the M-1 (Light Industrial) and M-2 (Heavy Industrial) zoning districts. Pawn shops are currently permitted in C-3 (Highway Commercial) districts, which would allow them along the city’s main thoroughfares of Glynn Street and Lanier Avenue.

Senior Planner Linwood Robinson said that while there are currently no pawn shops operating in the city, there have been several recent inquiries. Read More»

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