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PTC to piggyback on county's dredging bid

City's decision on dredging will come after the cost is known

It did not take long for the Peachtree City Council at the Nov. 20 meeting to agree to have potential areas for dredging included in Fayette County’s bid for upcoming dredging work on Lake Peachtree. Read More»

PTC council, citizens have their say on salary study

A discussion over the pay and classification study recently adopted by the Peachtree City Council and requested by Councilwoman Kim Learnard was held at the council’s Nov. 20 meeting. The discussion was largely one where Councilman Eric imker gave his perspective on the study results and where a number of residents expressed their opinions pro and con.

For her part, Learnard’s comments were brief, saying that she had asked City Manager Jim Pennington to respond to several questions she posed.

“He did a prompt and professional job,” Learnard said of Pennington’s response to her request. Read More»

Pennington faces PTC pay hike questions at Nov. 20 meeting

Peachtree City Manager James Pennington at a Nov. 6, 2014 council meeting. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Councilwoman Kim Learnard seeks answers; pension costs are disputed
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Question: Why dredge? And why now for Lake Peachtree?

City-provided map showing proposed dredging zones in Lake Peachtree.

Even though no compelling reason for Peachtree City spending up to $1.3 million to dredge large portions of what was Lake Peachtree has been offered to the public, the City Council will decide this week whether to green-light the digging — and the expenditure.

The $1.3 million is equivalent to three-quarters of a mill in the city property tax rate, and it’s not included in the recently adopted city budget. One mill in the Peachtree City property tax rate produces $1.725 million in revenue. Read More»

No discussion: PTC Council keeps multi-family moratorium

Peachtree City Hall. File photo.

It was not even a matter for discussion. The Peachtree City Council on Nov. 6 voted unanimously to continue the moratorium on multi-family rezoning that has been in effect since 1999.

Senior Planner David Rast in brief remarks recommended that the council continue the moratorium. The unanimous vote followed with no discussion.

The council in 1999 adopted the moratorium that expires annually. Rast recommended in an Oct. 31 letter that the council reaffirm the moratorium that expires this month and pertains to apartments, townhouses, duplexes, condominiums and assisted living facilities. Read More»

New hotel gets tabled by commission

A rezoning proposal heard by the Peachtree City Planning Commission on Nov. 10 was tabled on a 3-1 vote. Photo/Ben Nelms.

A public hearing on a rezoning proposal that would locate a 62,000 sq. ft. Marriott Residence Inn in the largely vacant Kedron Office Park was tabled by a 3-1 vote at the Nov. 10 meeting of the Peachtree City Planning Commission. Citing the need for additional research, commissioners will hear the proposal again at the December meeting. Read More»

PTC ponders how to pay for dredging more of Lake Peachtree

A discussion on additional dredging for Lake Peachtree at the Nov. 6 meeting of the Peachtree City Council came with a consensus that the issue must be addressed and that the discussion should continue at the Nov. 20 meeting. At play is a dredging cost of $400,000 to $1.35 million in addition to other costs such as hauling and disposal. Meantime, the dredging of others areas of the lake by the county is expected to begin in January. Read More»

MacDuff Parkway to Kedron rail bridge moves closer

Construction of the MacDuff Parkway bridge that will connect Wilksmoor Village to North Kedron Drive came on step closer to reality Nov. 6 when the Peachtree City Council authorized a construction agreement between CSX railroad and developer Brent Scarbrough. Read More»

Council decides dredging needs more discussion

Residents are hoping Lake Peachtree will soon be back to normal. Photo/Ben Nelms.

After hearing details of a potential dredging project at Lake Peachtree beyond the scope of the upcoming work by Fayette County, the Peachtree City Council on Nov. 6 agreed to have the item placed on the Nov. 20 agenda to discuss possible remedies.

The cost of dredging could run from $400,000 to $1.35 million, though county representative Lee Pope suggested that the cost could be less if the city were to piggy-back on the county’s dredging proposal. Read More»

PTC may dredge up more lake costs

The dredging of Lake Peachtree by Fayette County is expected to begin in January. But there may be additional dredging needed in other areas of the lake. Those areas identified for possible dredging and the estimated cost of $400,000 to $1.35 million will be discussed at the Nov. 6 meeting of the Peachtree City Council. Read More»

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