Government

'Walking signs' discussion moves back to planning commission

A proposal to regulate businesses’ “walking signs” is headed back for consideration by the Peachtree City Planning Commission.

The ordinance, however, has a good chance of passing, based on comments this week by Mayor Don Haddix. Read More»

PTC Library Commission may disband

With little much to do except review missives from the public comment box, the Peachtree City Library Commission is asking the city to consider dissolving it. Read More»

Rain delay for new Senoia PD opening should end soon

It is not open yet, but it should be soon. The opening of the new 8,300 square-foot Senoia Police Department and Municipal Court building on Howard Road has been delayed by humidity levels in the concrete slab. But those levels are falling and the facility is expected in open in the coming weeks.

Humidity levels in the concrete slab at the new Senoia Police Department and Municipal Court Building located at 505 Howard Road continue to delay its opening. But humidity levels due to heavy rainfall totals since construction began are decreasing and the 8,308 square-foot facility is expected to open in a few weeks. Read More»

No significant changes coming in Coweta class sizes

The Georgia State Board of Education (SBOE) cut local school systems a major break Monday in terms of required class sizes. But Coweta County schools will likely be unaffected because class sizes should remain essentially the same as this year.

Class size is always a big issue for educators. The State Board of Education Monday (SBOE) granted an exemption of all statutory and regulatory class size maximums for the 2010-2011 school year due to the continued decline of state and local revenues brought on by the recession. Read More»

Coweta Commission approves Gordon Road church expansion

Coweta County commissioners last week unanimously approved a conditional use permit for White Oak Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church on Gordon Road for a campus expansion that includes a 20,000 square-foot building, a 7,500 square-foot classroom building, recreation complex and 274 additional parking spaces. Read More»

Pension payment approved by Coweta commissioners

It was that time of the year to ante up the contribution for the defined benefits pension plan for county employees. Coweta County commissioners last week approved budgeted funds of $2.2 million.

Commissioners voted to approve the $2,245,878 annual lump sum contribution that covers a total of 387 participants.

The plan calls for participants to contribute 2.75 percent of salary to the plan which is matched by the county. This provides one-fourth of the benefit cost for the plan’s 15-year projected obligation. Read More»

Proposed PTC budget includes tax hike; Imker vows to fight it

Peachtree City Councilman Eric Imker. Staff photo.

Staff intends quarter mill increase to generate same revenue as last year; Councilman Imker says hard decisions are being ducked Read More»

Fayette Commission candidates face public

Fayette County Commission hopefuls listen to audience questions at a Monday night forum. (L-R) Incumbent Eric Maxwell and his opponent Allen McCarty; challenger Steve Brown and his opponent, incumbent Chairman Jack Smith. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Incumbents Smith, Maxwell defend West Bypass; challengers say Fayette quality of life at stake Read More»

County cutting budget by $1 million as taxes slide with lower property values

UPDATED print version (Tuesday, May 25, 2010) — Fayette County government will have to get by next year on $1 million less than this year, but there will be no projected property tax increase, according to the preliminary $73.3 million budget recommended to the County Commission Monday morning.

The budget will not require a property tax increase, said County Administrator Jack Krakeel, though the county will be taking approximately a $2 million hit in property taxes alone. Read More»

PTC planners want it in writing before vote

UPDATED print version (Tuesday, May 25, 2010) — With loose ends left to be examined, the Peachtree City Planning Commission Monday night postponed a vote on a rezoning proposal to build 100 senior apartments off Newgate Road in Kedron Village.

The proposal has been recommended for approval by Peachtree City interim Community Development Director David Rast, but commissioners wanted to see their concerns addressed in a proposed development agreement that has yet to be put in writing. Read More»

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