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Feeling political heat, PTC may downsize vehicle fleet

Peachtree City officials are exploring ways to downsize the city’s vehicle fleet, particularly in an effort to ditch gas-guzzlers in favor of more economical vehicles. The move comes after several critical letters to the editor in The Citizen and multiple emails to city officials. Read More»

Sany moves to new campus in PTC’s industrial park

Exterior view of the Sany America office and manufacturing facility in Peachtree City’s industrial park. Photo/Special.

PTC OK's large sign for 400,000 sq. ft. building

Sany America this past week opened its new 400,000 sq. ft. office and manufacturing facility at the southern end of Peachtree City’s industrial park.

That puts all of the company’s workforce under one roof as it prepares to begin its assembly operations at the facility. Read More»

Tyrone tables fire station sewer deal

The Tyrone Town Council at the Sept. 1 meeting voted unanimously to table an agreement with Fayette County pertaining to the provision of sewer service to the prospective fire station to be located on Jenkins Road and Ga. Highway 74. The decision related to several needed changes to the agreement that was approved in May. Read More»

PTC Council to debate pushing for MacDuff extension for 2012 regional vote

The Peachtree City Council will discuss Thursday whether it sees a need to fight for regional funding of the MacDuff Parkway extension.

The road would provide a western bypass of sorts around the traffic-choked intersection of Ga. highways 54 and 74. It has been on the drawing board a while and two developers have committed to building the road.

However, with the housing market in trouble across the country, little work has been done on the road. Read More»

No tax hike for PTC’s $27M budget

Peachtree City residents won’t see their city taxes increase this year.

The city council adopted a $27.4 million budget Thursday along with a millage rate the same as last year: 6.384. That means that a handful of residents who have seen their fair market value decline will actually notice a tax decrease on their property tax bill this year.

The budget is some $238,304 higher than last year, and due to declining property values the city will get by with about $200,000 less in property tax revenue compared to the current year, city officials said. Read More»

PTC borrows $3 million for facility fixes

Low bond interest rate helps city increase scope of work

Peachtree City will be hitting the bond market to raise $3 million for a host of critical improvement projects at city facilities.

The city is using a facilities authority to issue the bonds on its behalf. Read More»

Senoia adds projects for 1-cent sales tax extension

It was a look a Senoia’s future needs that led to the Aug. 15 vote by the City Council to approve a number of projects to be included in a larger countywide project list that would extend Coweta County’s current 1-cent sales tax. The $3.12 million list was forwarded to the Coweta County Commission and will be included in the larger list expected to go before voters in 2012. Read More»

Senoia puts Sunday package sales on Nov. ballot

The idea of allowing packaged alcohol sales on Sundays in Senoia will be up to voters on Nov. 8. The Senoia City Council Aug. 15 adopted an ordinance paving the way for the referendum that could allow Sunday package sales of beer and wine.

The ordinance stipulates that, if approved by voters, Sunday sales between 12:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. could begin on Nov. 20.

The council in June addressed the potential for the Sunday sale of packaged alcohol, voting 3-1 to have a proposed ordinance drawn up for the council’s consideration in August. Read More»

Fayetteville sets lower millage rate, expects lower tax digest

It is the time of year to set the millage rate, which determines how much money you will owe this fall on your property tax bill.

The Fayetteville City Council on Aug. 18 is expected to adopt a combined general fund and capital projects millage rate that will equal a two-one-hundreths percent decrease in the rollback millage rate of 3.442 mills.

The council will also hear that the city’s tax digest — the value of all taxable property — fell by 5.86 percent from last year. Read More»

Deadline nears for would-be PTC Council candidates

Crunch time is around the corner for those pondering a run for either of the two Peachtree City council posts that are up for election in November.

The qualifying period starting at 8:30 p.m. Monday, August 29 at City Hall, running during regular business hours through 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 2.

Up for election this year are the Post 1 seat currently held by Eric Imker and the Post 2 seat currently held by Doug Sturbaum. Read More»