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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»

Dry summer ahead for Lake Peachtree

A view of Lake Peachtree taken June 7. Photo/Bonnie Hester.

The Peachtree City Council learned Thursday that the structural problems with the Lake Peachtree spillway extend further than the human eye can see. Read More»

PTC says OK to sidewalks in 3 new subdivisions

One of Peachtree City's few sidewalks, this one a state-mandated stretch alongside Ga. Highway 74 south of its intersection with Hwy. 54. On this sidewalk, only people are allowed, no golf carts. Photo/Bonnie Hester.

Three new subdivisions requesting to build sidewalks will get a go-ahead from Peachtree City, but only if a homeowner’s association is responsible for their maintenance. Read More»

210 apartments on F’ville agenda Thursday

Fayetteville’s entrée to the world of luxury apartments, those which include high-end amenities and concierge-level services, will be on the Fayetteville City Council’s agenda June 5. The first of two public hearings for the rezoning request will feature 210 luxury apartments at The Villages development located on Ga. Highway 54 at Lafayette Avenue just west of downtown. Read More»

Sidewalks sought, PTC balks

Shutterstock photo of a typical neighborhood sidewalk.

Question: What do you see in neighborhoods in almost all other small towns that you don’t see in Peachtree City?

Answer: Sidewalks.

Paved golf cart paths may be the bread-and-butter of Peachtree City for getting around town, but sidewalks may be making a comeback.

Three new subdivisions are planning to install sidewalks, but city staff is concerned about the maintenance burden the sidewalks would place on the city. Read More»

Rare mayoral veto on the agenda June 5 for F’ville

The agenda for the June 5 meeting of the Fayetteville City Council will feature a full range of items that include a decision on Mayor Greg Clifton’s veto of the Tidal Wave car wash vote, approval of a bid on the Stonewall Avenue sidewalk project, an increase in the hotel/motel tax and a public hearing on the Lafayette Square luxury apartment proposal. Read More»

Revenue upswing translates to raises for Tyrone employees

When it comes to a municipal budget, the outlook for Tyrone’s general fund could hardly be better. The 2014-2015 proposed budget includes $3.49 million in revenues and $3.12 million in expenses along with the first cost-of-living increases for town staff in years and a steady millage rate.

General fund revenues for the year beginning July 1 are tallied at $3,489,723 while expenses are projected at $3,118,017, a difference of $371,706 to the good. Read More»

Senoia to de-zombify downtown medians

An upcoming project that will bring a new look to the median along Main Street in downtown Senoia will begin after the July 4 weekend and take approximately two weeks to complete.

Initially approved for bid by the Senoia City Council April 7, the $21,620 project bid by the Aabby Group received unanimous approval at the May 19 meeting. Read More»

Lake Peachtree’s future in doubt?

One of the perils of a dry lakebed. From the Peachtree City Police Department Facebook page for May 2: “General parking on unpaved surfaces is generally illegal in Peachtree City. This came out as an accident call, required a full fire department response. For the 2nd time, driving or parking, in what is supposed to Lake Peachtree, will result in a citation and another permanent water hazard.”

Rapson: County may not need lake as water source; report on spillway repair in 3 weeks; no word yet on costs Read More»

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