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PTC revamps ethics rules, ditches citizen involvement

By unanimous vote, the Peachtree City Council approved sweeping changes to its ethics ordinance Feb. 20, including the replacement of a citizen ethics board with an attorney from outside the city who would sit in judgment of specific complaints as a “hearing officer.”

Under the new ordinance, that attorney must have at least five years’ experience and a law practice and residence at least more than 10 miles outside the city limits. Read More»

Senoia Dev. Authority to meet Monday

The new Senoia Development Authority will hold its first meeting Monday. Expected to serve as an organizational meeting, it will include agenda items such as the election of officers and a discussion of the by-laws governing the authority.

Authority members include Doug Kohlbenschlag, Bill Wood, Harry Ramos, Tammie Adams, Jim Schuyler, Matthew Bennett and former Mayor Robert Belisle.

The meeting will be held at 4 p.m. Monday at the Stone Lodge at Merrimac Lakes, located at 140 Pylant Street. The meeting is open to the public. Read More»

Council halts 54W light request

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DOT wants time to install new signal management system

A proposal to add a new traffic light on Ga. Highway 54 West for a new shopping center ran into a logjam of its own Thursday night, as the Peachtree City Council voted unanimously to table the request indefinitely. Read More»

PTC Council may scrap citizen ethics committee

The Peachtree City Council will consider a big change to its ethics ordinance Thursday night. The new rules would ditch a committee of citizens sitting in judgment of all ethics complaints. Read More»

F’ville to sign streetlight pact?

An intergovernmental agreement between Fayetteville and the Ga. Dept. of Transportation (DOT) for lighting for the upcoming streetscape project that will add sidewalks and other features to both sides of Stonewall Avenue from Braxton Court to Ga. Highway 85 will be up for a vote Feb. 20 by the Fayetteville City Council.

The intergovernmental agreement addresses the need for 20 street lights to be located along Stonewall Avenue from Tiger Trail to Hwy. 85 in downtown Fayetteville. Read More»

Hwy. 54W traffic light up for PTC vote

Councilman King cites liability for cost, potential for substandard businesses without signal at Line Creek Drive next to Planterra Read More»

At retreat, F’ville Council to eye Pinewood services

The Fayetteville City Council will hold its annual retreat on Feb. 25. Among the many items on the agenda for the all-day meeting are a downtown traffic analysis, service delivery in west Fayetteville, the West Fayetteville Master Plan, ideas on marketing Fayetteville and the proposed pedestrian bridge over Ga. Highway 54 at Piedmont Fayette Hospital.

Council members at the retreat will hear a report on a recently completed analysis of downtown traffic. Read More»

PTC cops trade in old pistols for new standardized sidearms

Glock Generation 4 semiautomatic pistol in 9 millimeter. Graphic by Glock.

Peachtree City police will be getting new sidearms for a song by trading in its current stock weapons for the new Glock 17 and Glock 26 models.

The police department will have to pay $2,236 to complete the swap, which will standardize the department with 9mm rounds for all handguns, saving 20 percent on the purchase of ammunition as well.

The department will be trading in its current Sig Sauer P220 (.45 caliber) and Glock 27 (9mm) models as part of the deal. Read More»

Senoia seeking grant money for winter weather equipment

The winter storm that brought metro Atlanta traffic to a standstill two weeks ago is over, but the idea of preparing for the next one was on the minds of the Senoia City Council last week.

Introduced as a topic for discussion by City Manager Richard Ferry, council members along with Ferry and Police Chief Jason Edens reviewed the circumstances of the winter weather event. Read More»

Tyrone OK's duplex rezoning for Crabapple Lane site

The Tyrone Town Council Feb. 6 gave unanimous approval to a rezoning request which will lead to the construction of a duplex on the northeast corner of Crabapple Lane and Senoia Road.

In his request to have the 1.86-acre property rezoned from Office Institutional (OI) to Duplex Residential, developer Steve McWilliams told council members he planned to construct one upscale duplex on the undeveloped property. Read More»

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