Government

Campaign finances: Maxwell raises $72K, Smith raises $25K

Who’s got the biggest political war chest for local elections? Nobody else comes close to incumbent Fayette County Commissioner Eric Maxwell, who lists more than $72,000 in contributions and nearly $42,000 in expenditures to keep his Post 5 slot on the board. Read More»

Vote postponed on new PTC cell tower rules

Commission wants City Attorney review of ordinance before vote

The addition of more restrictions to potential new cellphone towers in Peachtree City will have to wait a little longer. Read More»

Tyrone Council approves Hwy. 74 zoning on 3-1 vote

The Tyrone Town Council last week voted 3-1 to rezone a 55.8-acre portion of a much larger tract that had been annexed into the town in 1992. The annexation came with the understanding that the entire 479-acre property would be zoned M-2 (Heavy Manufacturing). A clerical error several years ago was said to be responsible for the 55-acre portion of the property being color-coded incorrectly on the town’s Land Use Map, hence the need for rezoning. A number of Southampton subdivision residents opposed the rezoning. Read More»

Court overturns West Village annexation

The May 2007 annexation that allowed up to 1,075 homes in Peachtree City’s West Village is void because it violated Georgia law, the Georgia Court of Appeals has ruled.

That means the land will revert back to its original jurisdiction Read More»

Collins family honored by Tyrone council

Collins family honored by Tyrone council

Tyrone Mayor Don Rehwaldt takes a moment at last week’s Town Council meeting to present a proclamation to the family of fallen soldier, Army Lt. Robert Collins. The town will have Collins’ image on T-shirts at this years Founders Day event, with proceeds going to the Collins Scholarship Fund. Pictured, from left, are Rehwaldt, Collins’ longtime girlfriend Nicole Williams and mom Sharon Collins. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Spray anything

Spray anything

The Peachtree City Fire Department put on an exhibition last Saturday at Drake Field which culminated in a contest between different teams within the fire department. Each team tried to move a target to the opposing team’s side using the spray from a fire hose. Photo/Michael Boylan.

PTC to add more rules for new cell towers

Balloon test would be required to assess visual impact of new towers

Cellphone and other wireless communications companies may soon have even more hoops to jump through if they want to build a new tower in Peachtree City.

The new process proposed by city staff would add another layer to the mix: a requirement for all new structures such as cell towers to be approved by the City Council. Currently, as long as new cell towers are located in the allowed zoning districts and meet city regulations, they do not require council approval. Read More»

PTC staff: hike now pays off in long run

1.25 mill increase now leaves millage rate lower in 5 years than .5 mill increase this year

If Peachtree City enacts a 1.25 mill increase in its property tax rates this year, the city’s millage rate will end up better off after five years than if the City Council adopts the alternative .5 mill increase, according to city staff. Read More»

Karate studio proposed for PTC's Lexington Circle

Shops also part of plan to be reviewed in workshop Monday night

A vacant site in the Lexington Circle shopping center may soon become a karate studio with other retail shops attached.

Group VI has filed an initial site plan with the Peachtree City Community Development Department. The plan will be discussed by the city’s planning commission in a workshop format at its meeting Monday night, which starts at 7 p.m. at City Hall.

The 2.13 acre site is proposed to have a 13,900 square foot building and once approved will be complete within a year, according to the application filed by Group VI, LLC. Read More»

Falcon Field getting extra room on runway

Will improve safety at landing, takeoff

The Peachtree City Airport Authority is moving ahead with a project that will improve airplane safety on takeoffs and landings.

The authority Thursday night approved a project bid that will add 450 feet to the north end of the runway, which will give planes more room at takeoff and landing, according to Aviation Director John Crosby.

The additional room is not enough to allow larger aircraft to land, Crosby said. But it will provide extra room for certain corporate jets which are not currently allowed to land for insurance reasons. Read More»

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