Skandalakis’ budget approved with 0% increase

The Coweta County Commission at the May 4 meeting approved the FY 2010-2011 budget for District Attorney Pete Skandalakis that included no increases over the current year. Coweta’s portion of the judicial circuit’s budget totaled $529,363.

Skandalakis in his budget request to commissioners said the proposal included no increase over last year, including in staff or pay increases, even though crime is escalating and caseloads are increasing due to the recession. Read More»

Coweta commissioners amend audited budget

It was essentially a matter of housekeeping May 4 as Coweta County commissioners approved an amendment to the county’s audited FY 2009 General Fund budget that totaled $64.5 million.

The final budget amendment included an adjusted General Fund total of $64.518 million based on an amendment of $1.621 million, leaving a fund balance of $3.181 million. The mid-year budget totaled $62.897 million with adjusted expenses of $61.337 million.

Also included in the approval were amendments to the Fire Fund, E911 Fund, Hotel/Motel Fund and Sheriff’s Fund budgets. Read More»

Fayette E-SPLOST funds lease of 1,937 computers at $3.3 million

The computer “refresh” at the Fayette County School System continued last week with the Board of Education approving the 1-cent sales tax-funded lease of 1,937 computers and related equipment at $3.341 million. Read More»

$100K savings for combining 'The Fred' with Tourism?

A deal to combine Peachtree City’s tourism and amphitheater operations under the same umbrella is projected to save approximately $100,000 a year, according to city projections. Read More»

PTC planners unhappy with Walgreens exterior

By January, United Retail plans to be working on replacing the Ruby Tuesday restaurant at the intersection of Peachtree Parkway and Ga. Highway 54 with a Walgreens pharmacy. Read More»

Todd ‘appalled’ at Smith, Smola for attacks at BoE

Fayette County Board of Education member Bob Todd

Fayette County Board of Education member Bob Todd at a press conference Tuesday said he wanted to clarify some of the events that transpired at the May 4 board meeting where a verbal brawl occurred between him, board member Janet Smola and Chairman Terri Smith. Read More»

F’ville council approves 90-day moratorium on pawn shops

The brief agenda at the May 6 meeting of the Fayetteville City Council included the imposition of a 90-day moratorium on permitting or licensing pawn shops and the transfer of $19,000 to the Downtown Development Authority’s (DDA) regular account.

City senior planner Linwood Robinson said that recent inquiries related to pawn shops led to the need to have the current ordinance clarify the zoning districts where the shops could be located. Read More»

PTC Walgreens plan up for discussion tonight

An amended site plan to build a Walgreens pharmacy that would replace the Ruby Tuesday restaurant at Ga. Highway 54 and Peachtree Parkway will be discussed by the Peachtree City Planning Commission tonight.

The site plan will be discussed in a workshop following the regular 7 p.m. Planning Commission meeting at City Hall. No vote on the site plan is expected. Read More»

PTC council, staff getting tour of senior apartments

A developer’s bid to bring a senior apartment complex to Peachtree City will be hitting the road Thursday morning.

NorSouth Companies has arranged a tour of its Atlanta area communities for Peachtree City planning and development officials as well as city staff Read More»

The Fred’s Nancy Price gets added job, new title

Nancy Price, current manager of the Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater, is the new executive director of the Peachtree City Tourism Association, city officials announced late Friday afternoon after The Citizen’s Peachtree City edition press time. Read More»

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