Government

County shifts fire coverage

There has been a small shift in fire coverage involving Fayette County and Fayetteville. The county has re-opened Station No. 4 across from the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office and has transferred the county ambulance to that station from its former location at the city fire department a few blocks to the west. As for future plans, the county said June 9 an operational plan is being finalized. Read More»

PTC blowout: Raise taxes, hike budget 17%

Peachtree City Councilman Eric Imker. Photo/John Munford.

Staff seeks $3.4 million in new taxes; $34.5 million budget includes 3% pay raises for city employees

The skinny budget chickens are coming home to roost with a vengeance — and a big appetite — in Peachtree City.

After 10 years of depending on now-defunct sales tax receipts to pay for routine city maintenance, the City Council is facing a budget blowout for the upcoming Fiscal Year 2015.

City staff at a budget workshop meeting of the City Council Monday night gave the council a choice ranging from Read More»

Coweta schools pick 'charter' plan

School systems across Georgia are faced with a decision about how they will conduct business in the future. And like most others to date, the Coweta County Board of Education has opted to transition to a charter system. Read More»

New delay for lake: dredging permit needed to continue

The defective Lake Peachtree spillway. Photo/Bonnie Hester.

Peachtree City residents who are displeased with the unsightly nature of the lowered Lake Peachtree are going to be disheartened. Read More»

PTC tax hikes ahead?

Council to talk budget Monday; city staff to price various service levels; $3M for streets, cart paths
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PTC to Fayette: ‘Hurry up’ with lake repairs

Peachtree City Mayor Vanessa Fleisch (R) and Councilman Mike King at a meeting earlier this year. Photo/John Munford.

County expects to wrap up evaluation of options the last week in July, but permits may provide further hurdles to overcome Read More»

F’ville’s first concierge apartments sail through council

Artist's rendering of Lafayette Square. Graphic from city of Fayetteville.

The Fayetteville City Council on June 5 conducted the first of two public hearings on the Lafayette Square luxury apartment proposal.

Coming on the heels of the opening of Pinewood Atlanta Studios, the $43 million project near downtown Fayetteville would give the city and county a first look at apartment living complete with concierge-level services. Read More»

Fayette considering $47.3M budget at Thursday meeting

Fayette County Administrator Steve Rapson. File photo.

The Fayette County Commission is not anticipating a property tax increase later this year, and the first public hearing on the proposed 2014-2015 budget will be conducted Thursday night during the commission’s regular meeting at 7 p.m.

The $47.3 million budget includes $5.76 million in water system bond proceeds that will be used to improve the county’s two water treatment plants to improve water quality and meet EPD requirements, County Administrator Steve Rapson said. Read More»

F’ville Council overturns mayor’s veto; car wash OK’d

Fayetteville Council votes to overturn mayor's veto. Photo/Ben Nelms.

A May 1 vote by the Fayetteville City Council approved the proposed Tidal Wave car wash on Ga. Highway 85 at Ga. Highway 314 on a 4-1 vote. A subsequent veto by Mayor Greg Clifton was overturned by the council on June 5, also on a 4-1 vote. Read More»

F’ville hikes motel tax to 8%

If you want to stay in a Fayetteville motel, expect to pay more in taxes on your room.

Fayetteville is looking to join a number of neighboring cities by increasing the hotel/motel tax to 8 percent. The additional funds generated over the current 5 percent rate will be used for promotional efforts and tourism development.

The first reading of the proposed ordinance came at the June 5 City Council meeting.

The hotel/motel tax rate has been maintained at 5 percent since 2001, said community development director Brian Wismer. Read More»

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