Government

F’ville Council to decide Oddo 60-acre rezoning

Fayetteville Councilman Paul Oddo. Photo/Staff.

A subdivision planned for the largest undeveloped tract of land in Fayetteville, which is owned by a family that includes two local government officials, is scheduled for public scrutiny Thursday when the City Council is expected to take a look at the plan and hear comments.

The 60-acre tract along Redwine Road near its intersection with Ramah Road is owned by the Oddo family, which includes Fayetteville Councilman Paul Oddo and Fayette County Commissioner Chuck Oddo. Councilman Oddo will not vote on the plan. Read More»

Septic tank failing, care home wants annexation into PTC

Septic tank failing, care home wants annexation into PTC

The Peachtree City Council on Oct. 2 will hear an annexation request that would bring the Heritage of Peachtree City personal care apartments on Ga. Highway 54 near Sumner Road into the city.

The 3.52-acre property is situated between Hwy. 54 and Sumner Road on the city’s east side. The property is zoned community commercial in unincorporated Fayette County.

Owned by HCRIX Royal LLC, the site consists of 49 personal care apartments and is accessed by a driveway off Hwy. 54. Read More»

Comm. Barlow sounds off on golf cart reciprocity issue

Fayette County Commissioner David Barlow. File photo.

Fayette County Commissioner David Barlow said last Thursday that he does not share the position of some of his colleagues regarding the lack of a reciprocal golf cart agreement with Peachtree City.

Referring to a story that ran in The Citizen a few weeks ago, Barlow said he is not among the “county officials” who are “frustrated” with the situation. He spoke about the issue during his regular comment time at the most recent Fayette County Board of Commissioners meeting. Read More»

Fayette Elections Board: NO Sunday voting here

Shutterstock early voting sign.

No action was taken by the Fayette County Board of Elections on a request by Rep. Virgil Fludd (D-Tyrone) to have polls open on Sunday, Oct. 26, for early voting.

Board members Addison Lester, Darryl Hicks and Chairman Marilyn Watts discussed the request at the Sept. 23 meeting, heard from a number of citizens who attended the meeting and reached a consensus that they did not have enough information to reach a decision on Fludd’s request. Read More»

Senoia waives its meter fee

The Senoia council decided to waive a $2,200 water meter fee in order to help local subdivision Twin Lakes complete improvements on its entrance.

Senoia councilman Chuck Eichorst said the council has not waived a fee like this in the past.

“The fear here is setting a precedent, but my feeling is you have to look at each individual circumstance that is involved,” Eichorst said. Read More»

Traffic plans carve up F’ville’s first shopping center

A landmark for longer than a majority of residents can remember, the portion of the Hudson Plaza shopping center that sat perpendicular to Ga. Highway 85 in Fayetteville and including the Golden Chopstix restaurant was demolished earlier in the week to make way for the Ga. Highway 92/Hood Avenue realignment project that will connect Hwy. 92 to North Jeff Davis Drive. Photo/Ben Nelms.

A piece of Fayetteville’s history came to an end Sept. 22 in a project that signals the next phase of the city’s future. A portion of Hudson Plaza, the city’s first shopping center, was demolished to make way for the Ga. Hwy. 92/Hood Avenue realignment project that will connect to North Jeff Davis Drive and help mitigate downtown traffic congestion. Read More»

Teacher pay raises likely as Fayette BoE finds extra money

After several lean years of cutting expenses, the Fayette County Board of Education is discussing mid-year teacher pay raises and the possibility of adding more items to a budget that is already the first one to see an increase in five years. Read More»

311-unit F’ville senior project OK’d

A Fayetteville-supplied graphic of the senior living project.

In what appeared to be a reluctant move last week, the Fayetteville City Council approved a controversial rezoning that allows a 311-unit senior citizen complex near The Villages at LaFayette.

The 4-1 decision came after Mayor Greg Clifton asked council members to envision a scenario where the senior complex is not approved, but nearby apartments become “wildly successful” and developers ask to expand apartments on to the site chosen for the senior citizen complex.

“I don’t want to chase off a $45 million project in our city,” Clifton said of the senior complex. Read More»

BoC eyes $257K for athletic field lights

Shutterstock photo of a bank of field lights.

The Fayette County Board of Commissioners will consider spending $257,000 for lighting on two of McCurry Park’s athletic fields at Read More»

Fayette Commission to spotlight national anthem

Fayette Commission to spotlight national anthem

On the heels of the 200th anniversary of the creation of “The Star Spangled Banner,” the Fayette County Board of Commissioners will give special attention to the national anthem at Thursday night’s regular meeting.

Three representatives from McIntosh High School — Jackie Gray, Jennifer Kodak and TaNia Nash - will sing “The Star Spangled Banner” tomorrow night at the Board of Commissioners meeting, scheduled for 7 p.m. at the county’s administrative complex, 140 Stonewall Avenue in Fayetteville. Read More»