Government

Fayette County ethics board has vacancy

There is an open seat on the Fayette County Ethics Board for a three-year term that begins in early November.

The board is made up of three members and two alternate members, all of whom are volunteers, and meets on an as-needed basis but generally no more than once a year, according to county officials. Ethics board meetings take place at the Fayette County Administrative Complex, 140 Stonewall Avenue West, Suite 100, in Fayetteville.

The seat in question is available for a term beginning Nov. 8 of this year and expiring Nov. 7, 2017. Read More»

Big changes are coming to historic street

Senoia's downtown Seavy Street will be undergoing construction soon. According to city manager Richard Ferry, rainfall has been causing standing water, small floods and slow drainage along the road.

At Monday night’s meeting, the council chose the second of two plans drawn up by engineer firm Integrated Science and Engineering (ISE). The new plan essentially entails lowering the middle of the road and curbing the drainage into drop inlets in the center, instead of letting the water pool along the sides of the street. Read More»

Proposed salaries at PTC could cost up to $1 million

City employees in Peachtree City on Sept. 16 got a look at the classification and compensation plan performed by Condrey and Associates of Athens. With several options to choose from and if acted upon at a future date, implementation would carry a cost ranging from $650,000 to $1.1 million.

Mayor Vanessa Fleisch said the presentation at the Sept. 16 council workshop was for presentation purposes only, adding that it will be up to City Manager Jim Pennington to determine if a recommendation based on the findings will be forthcoming. Read More»

Senoia expands city area

The annexation of 36 acres along Ga. Highway 16 on Senoia’s west side was met with no objection by the Coweta County Commission at the Sept. 4 meeting.

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County passes $65M budget

Coweta County commissioners adopted a $65 million FY 2015 general fund budget on Sept. 16 without using fund balance.

The FY 2015 budget is essentially the same as the FY 2014 budget and does not use any fund balance, said finance director Hans Wilson.

The $2.6 million increase in revenues over the $62.34 million FY 2014 budget comes mainly from a $2 million increase in property taxes and a $715,000 increase in licenses and permits.

Wilson said the increase in property taxes stems from an increase in property values and from the revaluation of the county’s commercial properties. Read More»

High honor

High honor

Mayor of Senoia Larry Owens presented the International Institute of Municipal Clerks’ designation of Certified Municipal Clerk to Debby Volk, City Clerk of Senoia. Debby previously received her Georgia Certification for Municipal Clerks from the University of Georgia in September 2007, and completed her courses for her Masters in the same field of study earlier this month. Photo/Bethan Adams.

F’ville hires new city manager, eyes senior rezoning

A Hampton resident with a background heavy on urban development and planning is set to be named the new Fayetteville city manager Thursday when the City Council makes a formal vote on the candidate that members already selected in a closed meeting. Read More»

PTC Council prepares to borrow $3 million for fixups

The Peachtree City Council on Sept. 18 is expected to vote on an intergovernmental agreement with the city’s Public Facilities Authority on a $3 million bond resolution designed to address a variety of issues from recreation needs to fire protection system upgrades at city buildings.

The council will also consider issues relating to sidewalks installed by developers and a percentage reduction in maintenance bonds required of developers. Read More»

Commission remembers Cathy

Just days after Chick-fil-A founder Truett Cathy passed away at the age of 93, his company’s Fayette County connection was recognized at the very beginning of last Thursday afternoon’s Board of Commissioners meeting.

“One of south metropolitan Atlanta’s most notable people passed away this week. He was a remarkable man, and he will be missed,” said commission Chairman Steve Brown when speaking of Cathy. Read More»

Brown warns about unelected bosses in ARC’s ‘regionalism’

Fayette County Commission Chairman Steve Brown. File photo.

Concerns about the potential unchecked power of regional governmental organizations have sparked no small amount of discussion among elected officials and Read More»