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PTC waiting on state for lake fix go-ahead

If only it looked this good . . . Photo of Ga. Highway 54 bridge taken in January across a then-draining Lake Peachtree. Since then, the lake bed has become mostly a mud flat with a small stream running through it. Photo/Ben Nelms.

The need to repair the Lake Peachtree spillway has kept the lake’s level lower far longer than planned, but the city is hoping Read More»

Answers coming soon for Hwy. 54W traffic snarl

A $70,000 study expected to provide long-range solutions for heavy traffic on Ga. Highway 54 West in Peachtree City is nearing completion.

Peachtree City Manager Jim Pennington told the City Council Thursday night that the city’s consulting engineering firm, Pond and Company, is expected to have a report ready by Read More»

Senoia declines to nitpick over two-inch shortfall

In what was essentially a matter of a couple of inches, the Senoia City Council in April approved of a preliminary plat for lots between Main Street and Barnes Street and north of Seavy Street in the city’s downtown shopping area.

City Manager Richard Ferry said John Barrow had applied to subdivide, but one of the lots was 29.82 feet in width, just two inches short of the 30-foot width required in the zoning ordinance. Ferry recommended approval. Read More»

Fayetteville’s firefighters already make medical calls

Fayetteville firefighter/paramedic Josh Collins is pictured with the emergency medical equipment carried on the city’s fire trucks. Photo/Ben Nelms.

The Fayetteville City Council by a 3-2 vote on April 23 turned down a proposal to consolidate the city’s fire services with Fayette County. Since most calls involve issues other than fire response, Fayetteville Fire Chief Alan Jones was asked about the department’s past response to issues such as medical calls and whether the council’s decision last week will cause any changes to that response. Jones said the city’s response today is the same as it has been since the late 1980s. Read More»

Crowd united, F’ville Council split 3-2 against fire merger

The Fayetteville City Council on April 23 voted 3-2 against consolidating the city’s fire department with Fayette County fire services. Pictured from left are Councilman Mickey Edwards, Councilman Ed Johnson Councilman Paul Oddo, Mayor Greg Clifton, Councilman Jim Williams and Councilman Scott Stacy. Photo/Ben Nelms.

It was a split 3-to-2 City Council vote to keep Fayetteville’s Fire Department just the way it is, but there was no such split in the sometimes rowdy crowd that gathered in support of their city firefighters.

Nearly all the 250 people attending the four-hour meeting April 23 were opposed to consolidating the city service with the Fayette County Fire and Emergency Services, and some were extremely vocal in their opposition. Read More»

PTC to unveil Founders Corner May 4

Sculptures honoring two of Peachtree City’s founders will be unveiled May 4 in a brief ceremony at City Hall Plaza as the “Founders Corner” is dedicated as part of the city’s ongoing History Time Line project.

Along with the busts of Floy Carr and Joel Cowan, the first of six plaques on the Founders Wall will be revealed, according to city spokesperson Betsy Tyler. The six plaques are designed to address the city’s history prior to its incorporation as a city in 1959. Read More»

All Children’s Playground reopens

All Children’s Playground reopens

Peachtree City officials celebrated the re-opening of the All Children’s Playground April 18 with an informal ribbon cutting ceremony. The rain didn’t keep the facility from reopening with its new surface and some new equipment. The playground is designed so children of all abilities can play together, with a smooth, cushioned surface that allows wheelchairs, walkers and other devices to be used. Photo/Kelly Duncan.

PTC may add cart paths to impact fees

Peachtree City is working to revise its impact fee ordinance to remove a focus on the library and recreation efforts, switching the funds designation over to streets and cart paths to serve future development in the city, nearly all of which will be in the Wilksmoor (West) Village.

Impact fees are paid for each individual brand-new building erected in Peachtree City, Read More»

F'ville rejects fire consolidation by a 3-2 vote

It lasted more than four hours, but in the end the Fayetteville City Council Wednesday night voted 3-2 against consolidating the city’s fire department with Fayette County fire services. And the crowd roared with approval.

The council chambers were packed to the point that many filled the foyer and spilled over into the area just outside the building where speakers had been set up for the overflow crowd to hear the proceedings. The nearly 250 in attendance were a mix of city residents, business owners, firefighters and their families. Read More»

F’ville votes 3-2 to back DDA loan

A proposal by the Fayetteville Downtown Development Authority to have the city back a loan so DDA can purchase the former dress shop at Lanier Avenue and Glynn Street for re-sale was approved April 17 by the City Council on a 3-2 vote.

The DDA proposal requested that the city serve as a loan guarantor to buy the space on the old courthouse square for re-sale for retail or restaurant use.

Community Development Director Brian Wismer said DDA has sought financing from Regions Bank for 80 percent of the $179,000 purchase price of the 1,700 sq. ft. building. Read More»