Government

PTC to hear pitch tonight for senior apartments

A company wanting to build an age-restricted apartment complex in Peachtree City will make a pitch to the City Council tonight in a workshop meeting. Read More»

PTC to hear pitch for senior apartments

A company wanting to build an age-restricted apartment complex in Peachtree City will make a pitch to the City Council Tuesday night in a workshop meeting.

NorSouth Companies initially targeted an undeveloped 8-acre tract in the Lexington Circle mixed-use development off Ga. Highway 54 West, behind the Zaxby’s restaurant. But the company last week withdrew its formal application to lift the city’s multifamily rezoning moratorium for that site. Read More»

Fayetteville may continue to relax business sign usage

The Fayetteville City Council at the March 4 meeting will consider a resolution that would continue to relax the use of certain business signs for an additional six months due to the continuing recessionary downturn in the local economy.

The current extension on banners, stake signs and A-frame signs is set to expire March 5. The proposal by Senior Planner Linwood Robinson would extend the provisions until Sept. 5. Read More»

Tourism director resigns

The executive director of the Peachtree City Tourism Association has resigned, the association announced Friday morning.

Lauren Yawn, who has served in the position since 2005, has decided to pursue other opportunities, according to the news release submitted by the association.

Tourism Association Chairman Bill Bexley said the association would immediately begin a search to fill the position. Read More»

Imker OK with bridge vote

Peachtree City Councilman Eric Imker last week thought he had enough votes among his fellow council members to halt an estimated $45,000 design expenditure for the widening of the cart path bridge over Lake Peachtree.

As it turned out, Imker was the only council member voting in favor of postponing the project. After Councilman Doug Sturbaum suggested the bridge widening could be eligible for federal stimulus funds if the design were completed, the rest of council voted for the project to proceed: Sturbaum, council members Kim Learnard and Vanessa Fleisch and Mayor Don Haddix. Read More»

Senoia planners approve charter school

Red Apple Development representative Scott Woodrey provides the Senoia Planning Commission with details of the Coweta Charter Academy project on Rockaway Road. Commissioners approved the conceptual site plan for the K-8 school Tuesday night. Photo/Ben Nelms.

The Senoia Planning Commission Tuesday night unanimously approved the conceptual site plan for the K-8 Coweta Charter Academy on Rockaway Road that will be run by Charter Schools USA. The approval came with several conditions suggested by City Administrator Richard Ferry. The school will open in August. Read More»

Seabaugh goes to bat for utilities contractors

State Sen. Mitch Seabaugh (R-Sharpsburg) championed legislation through the State Senate that will ensure utility contractors are not prohibited from bidding on projects if they do not possess a general contractor license. The bill passed the Senate with a vote of 53-0.

“If we want to recover from this economic recession, we must create laws that get Georgians back to work. Thanks to the bipartisan support from my colleagues in the Senate, Georgians will have additional job opportunities,” said Seabaugh, who serves as Senate Majority Whip. Read More»

Transitional home permit approved with conditions

A conditional use permit for the BelAir transitional home in north Coweta was approved unanimously Feb. 16, but not without much discussion and 36 conditions being imposed before the home can be re-opened.

“I’m extremely torn,” said Commissioner Randolph Collins during the discussion, acknowledging that the need for such a facility exists in Coweta County. “This is one of the hardest decisions I’ve had to make. It’s an issue of trust to see if (BelAir) will do what you say.” Read More»

Work on new Coweta Fire HQ to begin

The Coweta County Commission on Feb. 16 voted unanimously to confirm the execution of the construction agreement for the county’s new fire station #1 on Turkey Creek Road.

“The bid came in at $2,543,288,” County Administrator Theron Gay said of the contract that had been awarded in January. “That’s a really good price and we’re very pleased with it.”

Construction of the new headquarters of the Coweta County Fire Department by Carrollton-based W.O. Kilgore Construction Company is scheduled for substantial completion within 360 days, according to the contract document.

F’ville ahead of the game on ‘09 audit

The Fayetteville City Council at the Feb. 18 meeting got a look at the audit for the fiscal year ending July 31 and approved a minor change to the purchasing ordinance.

Mauldin & Jenkins representative Miller Edwards in the audit review said total general fund revenues increased to $10.12 million, a difference of nearly $650,000 over last year’s total of $9.4754 million. Most notable were the increases in fines and forfeitures and intergovernmental revenues, for a combined total of $745,000, and a decrease in sales tax revenues of $240,000, Edwards said. Read More»