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F’ville may back loan to buy store on courthouse square

Fayetteville City Manager Joe Morton.

The April 17 meeting of the Fayetteville City Council will include a proposal that the city back a loan for the Downtown Development Authority (DDA) to purchase a building on the courthouse square for re-sale and to discuss City Manager Joe Morton’s request that he step down from the board of the Fayette County Development Authority.

The meeting was to include a vote on the potential consolidation of the city and county fire departments. A special meeting to further discuss the consolidation will be held April 23 at 5 p.m. at City Hall. Read More»

King, Ernst explain voting against PTC K-9 expansion

Peachtree City Councilman Terry Ernst. Photo/John Munford.

The approval to buy a second K-9 dog for the Peachtree City Police Department by the City Council April 16 came on a split 3-2 vote.

Councilmen Mike King and Terry Ernst, asked Monday about the reasoning behind their opposition, both said they felt the K-9 duty took away from time the officer could spend on cart path patrol.

Ernst and King said they were comfortable with having the one existing police K-9 unit, but they felt having two was a bit too much. Read More»

F’ville Council may be split on county’s proposal to take over city fire department

Fayetteville residents gathered April 9 to hear arguments for and against having the Fayette Fire and Emergency Services take over the city fire department.Photo/Ben Nelms.
The members of the Fayetteville City Council joined with four of the five Fayette County commissioners on April 9 for a public presentation of the proposed consolidation of the Fayetteville Fire Department with Fayette County’s Fire and Emergency Services.
 
As occurred two years ago when the same topic surfaced, the commission chambers were full of people largely opposed to the measure.

F’ville’s new gas pump max: 12

A unanimous vote by the Fayetteville City Council on April 3 will increase the number of gas pumps allowed at service stations and convenience stores. The vote raised the previous maximum of eight pumps to the new maximum of 12 pumps. It was just two years ago that the ordinance allowed a maximum of six pumps. Read More»

PTC mayor wants airport authority rep to stay on FCDA board

Proposed changes by the Fayette County Commission to the make-up of the Fayette County Development Authority (FCDA) board drew two requests by Peachtree City Mayor Vanessa Fleisch at the commission’s April 10 meeting. Read More»

With split vote, PTC calls in the dogs

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The Peachtree City Police Department will be getting a new K9 to replace a police dog that recently retired from service.

Though it would only cost $4,000 to the city thanks to the other equipment already on hand, the measure squeaked by on a 3-2 vote, as councilmen Terry Ernst and Mike King voted against it.

Police Lt. Matt Myers explained that the second dog is necessary to maintain full-time K9 coverage for the city. The dogs improve officer safety and can help do some tasks, such as searching a building, far quicker than human officers can, Myers said. Read More»

‘Dry’ dredging for Lake P'tree?

When the Fayette County Water System gets around to dredging Lake Peachtree, it will likely drain the lake and then scoop out the silt the old-fashioned way. Read More»

Senoia to resurface Main St.

Senoia residents will soon see a new topping to Main Street in the downtown area. An April 7 approval by the City Council will result in the resurfacing of Main Street in time for the Memorial Day festivities.

The Main Street resurfacing project is not one that involves a significant length of time, said City Manager Richard Ferry.

Plans call for a tentative start date in May, with a completion date prior to the Memorial Day activities that will see the downtown area flooded with residents and visitors. Read More»

Fayette presses F’ville for fire dept. consolidation

A Fayetteville Fire Department unit assists the county during a fire last week on Lees Mill Road. Photo/John Munford.

Uniting county, F’ville city fire units a ‘wash’ on taxes, county mgr. says

A proposal to consolidate the Fayetteville and Fayette County fire departments is being floated again by county officials. Read More»

UPDATED — Spillway problems delay Lake Peachtree refill

Flat Creek meanders through what was Lake Peachtree in a photo taken in early March. Photo/Ben Nelms.

UPDATED for print April 5 — The refilling of Lake Peachtree has been delayed due to problems with the spillway that will require repairs, city officials said last week.

The lake was lowered in January to allow property owners on the shoreline to maintain their shoreline and docks. The plan was to have the lake refilled in March.

But a recent safety inspection on the spillway showed that repairs are necessary, and it will take about three weeks for tests to be conducted to determine how best to repair the problem, officials said. Read More»